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Thursday, 26 November 2009 at 11.30am
Leslie Stephen Room, Trinity Hall

Present: Mr Paul ffolkes Davis (Chairman); Mrs Jamie Horsley (Secretary); Miss Emma Easterbrook (Support Officer); Professor Richard Bowring, the Revd Jeremy Caddick; Mr Kevin Coutinho; Dr Margaret Glendenning; Mr David Goode; Dr Catherine MacKenzie; Dr Susan Oosthuizen; Mr James Trevithick; and the Revd Lindsay Yates.

  1. Apologies
    Dr Jane Spencer.
  2. Guest:
    Professor Andy Cliff, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Human Resources attended and discussed the following issues:
    (i) Relationship with Human Resources Division, Vice-Chancellor, and role within the University;
    (ii) New Vice-Chancellor, and future relationship with Pro-Vice-Chancellors;
    (iii) Role of Regent House;
    (iv) Council Discussion on Tuesday, 24 November 2009 including Statute U;
    (v) Univeristy financial situation and future strategy including HEFCE block grant, wage bill turnover, staff pay rises, pension schemes (CPS and USS), and undergraduate funding;
    (vi) Relationship with Trade Unions including UCU and TUC;
    (vii) Pay and Grading;
    (viii) Equality and Diversity;
    (ix) New activities of University and response to national initiatives;
    (x) Unestablished posts; and
    (xi) Recruitment.
  3. Minutes for Meeting of 12 November 2009
  4. Matters Arising
    (i) Discussion on 24 November 2009 with regard to Statute U, academic freedom, redundancy, and Codes; and
    (ii) Responses to 14th Report to be published in Reporter in due course;
    (iii) Library Services and new Librarian.
  5. Any Other Business
  6. Date of Next Meeting:
    Guest: Professor John Rallison, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education
    12.00pm on Thursday, 21 January 2010
    Leslie Stephen Room, Trinity Hall

Emma Easterbrook
Support Officer
13 January 2010