Acting in accordance with the Higher Education Code of Governance and the Office for Students Audit requirements, the University Council has established a Register of Interests for members of Council and for all staff. It is at the discretion of individual members of staff what, if any, interests they declare. It should be noted, however, that declaration provides a protection for the University and individuals against any possible allegations of impropriety.
For the purposes of the Register, an interest is defined to be any financial or other personal interest an individual may have in any relationship or proposed relationship between the University and an external body. This would include consultancy, employment, directorship or other activity within a commercial concern, shareholding or membership of statutory and public authorities. Other education establishments and companies with which the University has an actual or potential business relationship should be included, as should any interest that a family member might have that could give the appearance of a conflict, even where no actual conflict exists.
All staff are invited to submit new or updated declarations for incorporation in the 2019/2020 Register. Council Secretariat will be pleased to provide confidential advice to any member of staff on this matter.