The Audit Assurance and Risk Committee is chaired by a lay member of Council and comprises lay members of Council and co-opted lay members. All members are independent of the University's management, although senior executives attend meetings as necessary. The committee has a key role in the University's governance framework in ensuring that the University complies with Statutory, University and External Regulatory requirements in its financial and non-financial activities. In respect of the issues within its terms of reference, the committee has the authority to make recommendations to the University, its organisational units and its members.

During the 2019-20 academic session, the committee held three meetings including one at which the external auditors were present to discuss the audit findings and to review the University's financial statements and accounting policies as well as the annual audit plan, and with the Head of Internal Audit to consider detailed internal audit reports and to review internal control systems and to address recommendations for the improvement of such systems.

The Composition
A Lay Member of Council (Chair)
Three Lay Members of Council
Up to two co-opted lay members


Date papers to be submitted to Latest date for papers/agenda to go to SLTDate papers out   Date of meeting   Time of meeting
24/09/2021 29/09/2021 4/10/2021 11/10/2021 1:30pm
29/10/2021 03/11/2021 10/11/2021 19/11/2021 8:30am
04/02/2022 09/02/2022 15/02/2022 24/02/2022 8:30am
27/05/2022 01/06/2022 07/06/2022 16/06/2022 8:30am