Governance and Committees
Medical Sciences Board
The Board’s functions and powers are determined by Council Regulations.
Finance, Research, and General Purposes Committee
The Board's Finance, Research and General Purposes Committee is responsible for considering business relating to finance (including resource allocation), strategic planning and new initiatives, research and innovation, and general purposes (including communication and general policy issues affecting academic staff employment).
Educational Policy AND Standards Committee
The Board’s Educational Policy and Standards Committee is responsible for oversight of the curriculum of its taught degree programmes, definition and implementation of its teaching policies, maintenance and enhancement of standards and the conduct of divisional educational reviews.
The Board’s IT Committee provides a forum through which divisional priorities for divisional and central IT support are communicated to relevant central bodies and provide a mechanism to disseminate emerging IT policies and services of the University across the Division.
Medical Sciences Distinctions Committee
The Distinctions Committee makes recommendations in respect of applications for the title of (full) Professor.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group
The Equality Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group (EDISG) advises the Medical Sciences Divisional Board on all areas of equality and diversity work in relation to staff and students and is responsible for oversight of divisional strategy on equality and diversity matters, identifying main areas where divisional policies and initiatives can be established or enhanced to support a range of underrepresented groups across the staff and student body.
Athena SWAN Steering Group
The Board’s Athena SWAN Steering Group performs an oversight and co-ordination function on all areas of equality work in relation to gender in respect of students and staff.
Research Staff Forum
The Medical Sciences Division Research Staff Forum identifies issues, and reviews policies and practice, related to the well-being, career development and working environment of researchers. It comprises Research Staff Representatives and Advocates for Research Staff from each department. It meets termly and reports both to the University Research Staff Steering Committee (RSSC) and the Medical Sciences Board's Finance, Research and General Purposes Committee (FRGPC).