View the University decision-making structure in the University Governance Structure.
Within the structure committees are retained in those areas where there is a statutory, regulatory or good practice requirement for collective accountability and decision making, as follows:
|Committees of Council||Committees of Senate|
|Standing Committee of Council||Academic Quality and Standards Committee|
|Nominations Committee||External Research Degree Committee|
|Senior Salaries Committee||Military Education Committee|
|Audit Committee||Senate Appeals Committee|
|Health and Safety Audit and Assurance||Student Discipline Committee|
|Safety and Occupational Health Committee|
|Consultative Committee for Safety and Occupational Health|
|Genetic Modification and Biosafety Committee|
|University Ethics Committee|
Terms of reference for these committees may be reviewed here.
In all other areas members of the senior executive have been given decision-making authority, and are responsible for the development of policy, its implementation and delivery in the areas of their portfolios.
Limits to decision-making are defined in Statements of Primary Responsibilities for Council and for Senate.
Individual lay members of Council are designated as having particular involvement with a specific strategic area, and as such will be involved in discussions about major developments and decisions.
Primary Responsibilities, delegated, and related matters are available below:
For further information please contact L.J.Abraham@soton.ac.uk.