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Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for advising the Council on the effectiveness of the University’s management and control systems. To this end, it meets with external auditors to discuss their audit findings, and with internal auditors to consider detailed internal audit reports and recommendations for the improvement of the University’s systems of internal control, together with management responses and implementation plans.  Audit Committee also receives and considers relevant reports from the OfS and other bodies (such as the National Audit Office) which affect the University’s business, and monitors adherence to regulatory requirements.

The Committee reviews the University’s annual financial statements together with the accounting policies and advises Council on the appointment of internal and external auditors.

Whilst senior executives attend meetings of the Audit Committee as necessary, they are not members of the Committee and the Committee meets privately with the internal and external auditors at least once a year.

Terms of reference and membership

Below are the Membership and Terms of Reference for Audit Committee: 

Meeting Dates 2023-24

  • Monday 6 November 2023 (deadline for receipt of papers 12 noon, 23 October 2023),
  • Tuesday 30 January 2024 (deadline for receipt of papers 12 noon, 16 January 2024),
  • Tuesday 23 April 2024 (deadline for receipt of papers 12 noon, 9 April 2024),
  • Tuesday 02 July 2024 (deadline for receipt of papers 12 noon, 18 June 2024).

NB Late documents will not normally be accepted and will be deferred to the next meeting.

Please contact for any queries relating to this committee and membership.