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28 May 2009

 

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCRUTINY

 

MINUTES

 

Thursday, 28 May 2009 at 12.00pm

Garden Room, Robinson College

 

Present: Professor David Yates (Chair); Dr Catherine Pitt (Secretary); Miss Emma Easterbrook (Support Officer); the Revd Jeremy Caddick; Mr Paul ffolkes Davis; Dr Elisabeth Leedham-Green; Mrs Jamie Horsley; Mr Richard Stibbs; and the Revd Lindsay Yates.

 

1.

Apologies

Dr Paul Beattie; Dr Margaret Glendenning; Dr Margaret Guite; and the Revd Ian Thompson.

 

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Guest: Professor Alison Richard, Vice-Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor gave an overview of her role, and discussed the following:

The role of the Vice-Chancellor and the balance between external and internal;

Pro-Vice-Chancellors – both current and future;

The future role of the University in the UK, and other universities;

The Collegiate system within the University;

The balance of research and education within universities;

The current financial climate, financial resources, and the future of fund raising and financial strategy;

Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) – successful outcome;

Quality-related Research Funding (QR);

Capital projects - North West Cambridge, New Museums site and Old Press site;

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and biomedical centre;

800th Campaign – Cambridge Prom, Summer Garden Party, bellringing, Light Show, and fund raising by the Colleges;

Rationalisation of the Unified Administrative Service; and

Statute U;

 

3.

Minutes for Meeting of 14 May 2009

Approved.

 

4.

Matters Arising

None.

 

5.

Allocations Report

To be further discussed, and addressed in the 14th Annual Report.

 

6.

 

Topics for the 14th Annual Report

To be further discussed, and drafted by all members of the Board.

 

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Any Other Business

Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC).

 

8.

Date of next meeting

12.00pm on Thursday, 11 June 2009

Garden Room, Robinson College

 

 

 

Emma Easterbrook

Support Officer

11 June 2009