Council's Committees

Audit and Risk Committee
Reviews the effectiveness of the University's risk management, control and governance arrangements, and satisfies itself that appropriate arrangements are in place to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness (value for money). It oversees the University’s internal and external audit arrangements, including the implementation of actions in response to audit-based recommendations, and audit aspects of the financial statements. The Committee receives assurance on the quality and management of data and returns to external agencies such as funding bodies, Office for Students (OfS) and the Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA); and on the requirements of regulatory agencies, such as the OfS and UK Visas and Immigration.

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Finance and Infrastructure Committee
Considers and makes recommendations to Council on the strategies and policies for the effective and efficient use of the University’s financial and  physical resources, and is responsible to Council for ensuring the solvency of the University and the safeguarding of its assets.

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Nominations and Remuneration Committee
Advises Council and makes recommendations on the efficiency and effectiveness of corporate governance arrangements; and on the appointment of independent members of Council and its Committees; oversees the University’s Executive remuneration strategy, policy and approvals processes; and oversees matters relating to staff employment, including the Aston People Strategy.

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