Estates and Infrastructure Committee

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The Committee is responsible for shaping and overseeing the strategy, policy and direction pertaining to the physical and virtual estate.

Through its discussions and decision-making, it will ensure Council realises its commitment to achieving equality and diversity throughout the College.

Terms of reference


The Committee has delegated authority from Council to:

  1. Review strategy
  2. Oversee the development of policy
  3. Monitor the effectiveness of Estates and Infrastructure strategy


  1. To consider strategic planning and policy development matters relating to the College physical and virtual estate and to the provision of student accommodation (whether in Goldsmiths' buildings or not), and to make recommendations to Council as appropriate
  2. To monitor the delivery of aspects of approved College strategy relating to the College estate and infrastructure and the provision of student accommodation
  3. To comment on the approach proposed by the Senior Management Team to prioritisation within the capital programme for the estate and infrastructure, together with the draft programme for the following year, in advance of consideration by Finance and Resources Committee and Council


  1. Terms of office, for those non ex-officio members, shall be for three years, renewable for three further years
  2. Members shall receive an induction to working on the committee before attending the first meeting
  3. The committee shall have three meetings every year, which will be timetabled on an annual basis and will take account of the schedule for Council meetings to ensure appropriate reporting
  4. The minutes, agendas and papers for each meeting shall be sent to members at least five working days in advance of meetings. Only exceptionally and with the agreement of the Chair will papers be tabled at meetings
  5. The quorum of the Committee shall be as set out in Paragraph 4 of the Standing Orders


  1. An annual report is produced by the Chair for submission to Council after the summer meeting of the Estates and Infrastructure Committee each year.  This report is received formally by this Committee in the following Autumn’s meeting
  2. This Committee receives yearly (or termly if required) reports from the Environment and Sustainability Review Group
  3. This Committee regularly forwards, as appropriate papers to other Committees, for example Finance and Resources Committee and External Relations Committee


An independent Chair appointed by Council Mr Ian Borman to 2022 (eot)
Registrar and Secretary Ms Helen Watson ex officio
Director of Estates and Facilities Ms Jeanette Batten ex officio
Director of IT Ms Helen Cocker & Mr Philip Gourlay (joint interim) ex officio
         Three individuals who work to support or manage activities which make use of the estate and associated infrastructure for academic purposes Mr Simon Deacon (Music co-HoD) to 2021
Mrs Laura Nicholson (Educational Studies Senior DBM) to 2023
A sabbatical officer of the Students' Union, or, in default, a delegate with the approval of the Committee Ms Fowsia Kadiye ex officio
Additional place to be filled by an independent, staff or student member at the discretion of Council vacancy  
Secretary Mr Graham Pett  

Terms of office on committees are for three years, renewable for three further years. If the letters "eot" appear against a person's name in a membership listing, this indicates that he or she will reach the maximum term as a member of the body concerned on 31 August in the year specified.


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