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Model Financial Memorandum between Hefce and institutions: Terms and conditions for payment of Hefce grants to higher education institutions
The Financial Memorandum, between Hefce and the institutions we fund, sets out the terms and conditions for payment of Hefce grants. The memorandum should be read in conjunction with Part 2, the schedule, which gives conditions specific to the institution, the funds available to the institution, and the educational provision the institution has agreed in return for those funds.
Getting to Grips with Audit
This publication looks at how an effective audit is an essential source of information and support for governors and is a part of enabling them to be satisfied that their HEI is being properly governed, managed and controlled.
Financial Memorandum with Higher Education Institutions
This Financial Memorandum (FM) sets out the formal relationship between the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (SFC) and higher education institutions (HEIs) and the requirements with which HEIs must comply as a term and condition of grant from SFC.
Revised Financial Memorandum and Audit Code of Practice
This Circular attaches the revised Financial Memorandum between Hefcw and institutions and the revised Audit Code of Practice, each of which takes effect retrospectively from 1 August 2008.
AUDE Estate Strategy Good Practice Guidance
Guidance published in April 2013
Getting to Grips with Estate and Infrastructure
This publication looks at the key issues for governors in dealing with estates and infrastructure and what the governor’s role should be in relation to the provision of all the buildings and campus facilities (the estate) and the services (infrastructure - particularly IT) on which it depends.
Estates and physical infrastructure
Estates activity contributes to securing high-quality physical infrastructure which meets the needs of the higher education (HE) sector.
Estates Strategy Guidance: Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
This circular sets out new guidance to help HEIs to prepare Estate Strategies.
Financial health of the higher education sector: 2011-12 financial results and 2012-13 forecasts
This report provides an overview of the financial health of the higher education sector in England. The analysis covers financial results for the academic year 2011-12 and forecasts for 2012-13, as submitted to HEFCE in December 2012.
Getting to Grips with Finance
Governors have lots of important tasks, but governing finance is amongst the most vital. This publication looks at a large number of financial issues to consider as a governor.
Resources on Finance Committees
From the Leadership Foundation website
Appointing senior staff in higher education institutions: a resource for higher education institutions
Appointing a member of the senior staff of a higher education institution is clearly a significant decision. Consequently Universities UK and GuildHE, together with the Committee of University Chairs (CUC), the funding councils and other sector stakeholders have come together to sponsor the development of this new guidance.
Getting to Grips with Human Resource Management
This publication looks at what the governing bodies responsibilities are with regards to human resources. As the governing body is the employer, it has ultimate responsibility for the institution's employment policies. The governing body also has ultimate responsibility for the health and safety of its employees and students, and needs to be proactive in undertaking this role.
Risk management guidance
Hefce website: offering specific higher education sector resources on risk management.
Getting to Grips with Risk
This publication provides an overview of how risk has become a core aspect of the governance of HEIs, and what this means for you as a governor
Roads to Ruin: the analysis
A study of major risk events: Their origins, impact and implications The report demonstrates, through the case studies, that risk is at the heart of strategy, and that boards and specialist risk functions must work more closely together to avoid or mitigate the catastrophic consequences of events.


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