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17 February 2011

Meeting of the Board of Scrutiny

 

 

MINUTES

 

 

Selwyn College Master’s Lodge

Thursday, 17th February 2011 at 12.00pm

 

 

Present: Professor Richard Bowring (Chairman); Mrs Jamie Horsley (Secretary); Ms Katherine Leckie (Support Officer); Mr Kevin Coutinho; Mr Paul ffolkes Davis; Mr David Goode; Dr Catherine MacKenzie; Dr Jane Spencer; Dr Oren Scherman; Mr James Trevithick; Mr Paul Warren;

 

 

1.      Apologies

Rev Jeremy Caddick;

 

2.      Declarations of Conflict of Interest

None

 

3.      Minutes of Meeting on 3 February 2011

Approved

 

4.      Matters Arising

i) Guests for the rest of the year and future topics

ii) Issues around privatisation

 

5.      Guest: Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor

 

i) Going Private

University’s current priority is to come to an agreement with OFFA. The question of privatisation simply does not arise at this juncture.

 

ii) Issue of Access and Government pressure

A commitment to quality and excellence is the University’s top priority and will affect all discussions on this matter

 

iii) Universities UK

 

iv) International Relations

Fundraising; academic collaboration; partnering with institutions in China, Singapore, India and Europe; question of overseas campuses;

 

v) Immigration issues regarding staff and students

Developing the International office; severe problems with new immigration laws;

vi) Russell Group and University and College Employers Association

 

6.      Any Other Business

None

 

7.      Date of Next Meeting

3 March 2011, 12.00pm

Guest: Professor Steve Young, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Planning & Resources

Master’s Lodge, Selwyn College

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine Leckie

Support Officer

17 February 2011