Governance and leadership
Introducing the leadership team at the AECC University College.
Read the University College Strategic Plan for 2016 - 2021 which has been reviewed and approved by AECC University College's Board of Governors. The plan defines the overall vision for success and specific goals we will achieve by 2021.
Our quality framework outlines the policies and procedures to ensure maintenance and enhancement of the quality of our academic standards and student experience.
Here we outline our Governance structure and the roles and responsibilities of all those involved in the leadership of the AECC University College.
The University College is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. It is governed by its Articles of Association which were last amended in August 2017.
Our Academic Board
The Academic Board is the University College’s supreme decision-making authority for all academic governance matters including oversight of the maintenance of standards and quality enhancement, and academic regulations, policies and procedures. Academic Board discharges its responsibilities in part through standing committees and sub-committees, and delegates authority to Assessment Boards for decisions on individual students in terms of their internal progression and award of qualifications.The Academic Board reports to the Board of Governors.
The membership and terms of reference of the Academic Board and its committees show how these responsibilities are discharged and reported. All key academic committees include student and elected staff representation.
Our institutional management and structure
Implementation of the strategy and policies approved by the Board is the executive responsibility of the Principal and the Executive team. The Principal is Chief Executive of the College with powers delegated by the Board to lead and manage the institution aligned to the College’s strategic plan. The Principal is supported by the Executive Team and a number of Management Groups:
- Senior Management Group
- Premises and Estates Group
- Clinical Governance Group
- Clinic Advisory Group Marketing Group
- Human Resources Policy Group
- Health and Safety Committee
For more information on how our University College is organised and managed please view our institutional structure.