The CUC guide for members of higher education governing bodies in the UK
HEFCE financial memorandum
The CUC handbook of members of audit committees in higher education institutions
The 'Getting to grips with....' series from the leadership foundation for higher education
The UK corporate governance code
Leaders in higher education from WomenCount

Directors' responsibilities


The Institute of Directors resources on the responsibilities of directors
Guidance by the Institute of Directors for the difference between the roles of directors and managers
Guidance for trustees by 'Coalition for Efficiency' and 'Getting on Board'
Council handbook for new members (September 2013)
Slides from the vice-chancellor's presentation to council on the role of HEFCE (October 2013)

Health and safety

UCEA and USHA guidance on leading health and safety at work for vice-chancellors and governing bodies
A selection of resources from the Institute of Directors
Institute of Directors four-page briefing document about health and safety responsibilities

Equality and diversity

A selection of resources from the Institute of Directors
Workbook from council's training on equality and diversity (June 2013) (Copyright TMS Consultants)
Responsibilities of governing bodies in relation to equality and diversity

Useful links and resources

HEFCE glossary
QAA glossary
Leadership foundation
QAA (Quality Assurance Agency)
TDA (Teacher Training)
HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England)
DBIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)
UUK (Universities UK)
UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)