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Title: Welcome Event 18 April 2008

Welcome Event18 April 2008
  • Dr Paul Greatrix
  • Registrar

The University in Brief
  • Overview
  • Purposes
  • Governance
  • Management
  • Organisation
  • Other issues

University Overview
  • gt35,500 students
  • gt5,300 staff
  • 9 applications per place
  • 382m turnover 2006/07
  • THES HEI of the year 2006
  • Truly International
  • gt6,700 postgraduates
  • gt7,300 international students studying in the UK

Current Position
  • Research Assessment Exercise 2001 (26 5/5)
  • Teaching Quality (27 Excellent)
  • National League Tables
  • International League Tables
  • Financially Sound
  • Well Managed

Purpose and Values (1)(extract from the
University Plan 2007-10)
The University of Nottingham is committed to
excellence in the advancement and communication
of knowledge. It will consolidate its position
as a world class institution sustaining research
and teaching activities of the highest
standards. Curiosity-driven research will be
pursued across a broad subject portfolio and the
University will provide programmes for students
which reflect its commitment to a varied,
accessible and stimulating learning environment,
capable of developing students knowledge, skills
and employability. Research excellence lies at
the core of our mission because we believe this
defines a world-class university and provides the
best context for excellent teaching. We aim to
be truly international because we believe this is
the key to success, in terms of the quality of
our research and our graduates, in the 21st
Purpose and Values (2)(extract from the
University Plan 2007-10)
The University in pursuing its mission endorses
the following values
  • Learning and knowledge as important for their own
    sake and for their social and economic benefit
  • The provision of teaching led by staff who are
    active in and renowned for their research and
    committed to the dissemination of knowledge in
    their subjects
  • The academic freedom of all staff as a
    pre-requisite for engaging in research and
    teaching of the highest quality
  • The benefits of an international dimension to
    research and learning
  • The active promotion of equality of access and
    opportunity for staff and students
  • Support students in engaging with productive
    non-academic activity
  • Paying due regard to ethical requirements and the
    responsibilities of the University towards the
    range of communities in which it is embedded and
    with which it is engaged

Who are the Russell Group?
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Cardiff
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Imperial College, London
  • Kings College, London
  • Leeds
  • London School of Economics

Liverpool Manchester Newcastle Nottingham Oxford S
heffield Southampton University College,
London Warwick Queens
Organisation of the University
  • Aims of the University
  • The Advancement of Knowledge, the Diffusion and
    Extension of Arts Sciences and Learning the
    Provision of Liberal Professional and Technical
  • Chartered institution since 1948
  • both a teaching and examining body
  • to provide instruction in such branches of
    learning as the University may see fit
  • to make provision for research and for the
    advancement and dissemination of knowledge
  • Translation of the Charter
  • Statutes
  • Ordinances
  • Regulations

Governance of the University- Council
  • now the supreme and executive governing body
  • reduced in size in 1998
  • majority independent (lay) members

Members Officers (Chancellor, Pro-Chancellors,
Vice-President, Treasurer) Vice-Chancellor
Pro-Vice-Chancellors Senate (8) Independent
Members (12) Alumni Representatives (2) Students
(2) Council elects its President and

Safety Committee
Finance Committee
Strategy  Planning Committee
Equality Diversity Committee
Academic Other-Related Salary Review Committee
Research Promotions Committee
Environment Committee
Management Board
Statutory Safety Committee
Advisory Group on Disability
Consultative Committee for Support Staff
International Committee
Gender Advisory Group
Space Management Committee
Information Services Strategy Board
Joint Consultative Committee (AUT)
Advisory Group for Racial Equality
Committee for Special Appointments
Careers Advisory Board
Audit Committee
Remuneration Committee
Honorary Degrees Sifting Committee
Nominations Committee
Military Education Committee
reports to Council when appropriate under
review Equality Diversity Committee also
reports to Senate e-Learning/e-Knowledge
Committee reports to MB (via PVC), ISSB and
Teaching Committee
Powers of Council
  • Election of Officers
  • To be the employer
  • To confer titles and honorary degrees
  • To draft/enact Statutes
  • To manage financial affairs, including investment
    and property, authorise buildings and borrow
    funds against property
  • To enter into contracts
  • To review instruction and teaching and to make
    provision for research
  • To redress grievances

Governance of the University- Senate
  • responsible for the academic business of the
  • subject to Statutes and Ordinances
  • regulates instruction and teaching
  • promotes research
  • appoints Deans
  • reports to Council on academic matters
  • can declare an opinion on any matter relating to
    the University
  • formulates academic organisation

Governance of the University- Senate
Senate Members Vice-Chancellor Pro-Vice-Chancello
rs Deans Heads of Schools Professors who are not
Heads of Schools (10) Chief Information
Officer Chair of Wardens Non-Professorial Staff
representatives Research Staff representatives UNU
President and 7 students
(No Transcript)
Chief Financial Officer
- Academic Administration - Committee
Services - Planning MI - Student
Administration - Student Support
Services - Physical Recreation - Governance
  • - Finance
  • Research Innovation Services
  • - Procurement
  • - Internal Audit
  • - Safety
  • - Superannuation

Deans of Faculties of Graduate School
Heads of Schools
Nottingham Hospitality
Estate Office
Chief Information Officer
External Relations Group
Human Resources Staff Educational Development
Unit Lakeside Widening Participation Active
  • - Marketing
  • - Communications
  • Development Office
  • - Customer Services
  • - IT Systems
  • Research Learning
  • Resources

NOTTINGHAM The University has five Faculties,
which consist of the following Schools
Arts Social Sciences, Law Education Science Engineering Medicine  Health Sciences
American Canadian Studies English Studies History Humanities Modern Languages Cultures CELE Built Environment Nottingham University Business School Contemporary Chinese Studies Economics Education Geography Law Politics International Relations Sociology Social Policy Institute of Science Society Institute for Work, Health Organisations Biosciences Chemistry Computer Science Mathematical Sciences Pharmacy Physics Astronomy Psychology Chemical Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical Electronic Engineering Mechanical, Materials, and Manufacturing Engineering Biology Biomedical Sciences Community Health Sciences Graduate Entry Medicine Health Human Development Medical Surgical Sciences Molecular Medical Sciences Nursing Veterinary Medicine  Science
The Registrars Department
  • Review
  • Structural changes
  • Planning and Management Information
  • Student Operations and Support
  • Academic Services
  • Major projects
  • Consistency, engagement, supporting the academic
  • Avoiding insularity

Registrars Department
HE the National Picture
  • Government funding issues
  • Widening Participation
  • Investment in science and innovation
  • Higher but deferred fees
  • Raising standards
  • Accountability
  • Employer engagement
  • Internationalisation

University future developments (to pick a few
at random)
  • Development and Alumni relations
  • Internal communications
  • Student experience Student Services Centre
  • Further administrative efficiencies?
  • Refinement of planning and budgeting
  • Revising the University Plan
  • SMS and other big IT projects
  • Mobility - students and staff
  • New Vice-Chancellor
  • Getting the best out of all our staff
  • Developing support for the overseas campuses
  • all of these will involve you and me
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