Photograph of The Abbey, Singleton

In accordance with the CUC Higher Education Code of Governance, the Council undertakes regular Council effectiveness reviews and in 2019, commissioned an External Review of Council Effectiveness, which was conducted by Mr James O'Kane, former Registrar and Chief Operating Officer of Queen's University Belfast.

This External Review concluded that the Council was discharging its duties appropriately and effectively as the governing body of the University.

The report identified a number of recommendations to ensure the Council continued to align with the Code, and to ensure a fit-for-purpose Council, the majority of which have been implemented.

The next review of governance effectiveness is scheduled to be conducted during the 2022-23 academic year. 

Swansea University is committed to continued alignment with relevant codes of governance and implementing recommendations from HEFCW, the new revised CUC Higher Education Code of Governance (September 2020) and the Governance Charter and Commitments, following the independent review of governance in Wales, led by Gillian Camm in December 2019.