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Quality Handbook

Widening Participation Subcommittee

Origin

The Widening Participation Subcommittee reports to the Education & Student Experience Committee and, on its behalf, strategically oversees access, success and progression activity (collectively known as widening participation). The Widening Participation Subcommittee is informed by the Widening Participation Operations Group and two student advisory boards.

Purpose

Responsibilities and activity


Reporting arrangements

The Widening Participation Subcommittee reports to the Education & Student Experience Committee.

Constitution

Chair: Senior Executive Director, Students & Infrastructure
Executive Director (Student Life)
Director of Widening Participation and Social Mobility
Director of Global Recruitment and Admissions
Data Analytics and Insight representative
Director of Careers, Employability & Student Enterprise
Associate Director, Policy & Insight
Associate Director Admissions & VISAS
Students’ Union President
Deputy Chief Executive, Southampton University Students’ Union
Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Academic representative from each Faculty
Director of the Doctoral College
Widening Participation Manager
Head of Student Success
Head of Student Lifecycle
Head of Enhancement
Finance representative
Secretary

Quorum and frequency

Quorum

The Widening Participation Subcommittee will be quorate with one third of the membership plus one in attendance.

Frequency of meetings

The Widening Participation Subcommittee will meet at least three times per year.

Resources

Secretariat support is provided.

Terms of Reference review

Date of last review:....... June 2023

Date of next review:...... September 2024

Governance reporting line

The Widening Participation Subcommittee reports to the Education and Student Experience Subcommittee .

Document owner

Education and Student Experience Subcommittee .

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