The Committee Structure

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.

Committees of Council

Committees of Senate

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.