External Relations Committee

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Parent body

Council

Purpose

The Committee is responsible for areas relating to the College’s non-academic external relations.

Equality and diversity shall be central to all aspects of its discussion and decision making to ensure that Council’s commitment to equality and diversity is realised.

Terms of reference

Authority

The committee has delegated authority from Council to monitor and review strategy pertaining to external relations.

Duties

  1. To take an overview of strategy relating to:
    1. Marketing, Brand and Communications
    2. Alumni Relations
    3. Fund raising
    4. Business and community engagement
    5. Public Affairs
  2. To receive regular reports concerning operational progress in relation to the above strategy and to monitor their progress
  3. To receive regular reports from the Careers Service Department concerning its links with external organisations
  4. To oversee specified projects (as advised by the Chair of Committee and Council)
  5. To monitor the overall success of the above and to advise Council accordingly
  6. Where members of the Committee have specific expertise, to provide advice and guidance on appropriate additional activity in relation to effective external relations and to support and enhance that activity

Meetings

  1. Elected or appointed members of committees other than students shall serve for a period of three years and be eligible for reappointment for a second and final term
  2. Members shall receive an induction to working on the committee before attending the first meeting
  3. The committee shall have three meetings every academic 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 seven days in advance. Only exceptionally and with the agreement of the Chair will papers be tabled at meetings
  5. The quorum shall be the greater of one third of the total membership, not counting vacant places, or three members; in all cases it should include at least one external member

Reporting

  1. The Committee regularly reports to Council by circulating minutes of each meeting and by producing annual reports pertaining to the College’s non-academic external relations
  2. The Committee receives regular reports from College staff responsible for enterprise and student employment

Members

CompositionMemberTerms
An independent Chair appointed by Council Ms Carol Rue to 2022
Pro-Warden appointed by the Warden Professor David Oswell to 2022 (eot)
Registrar and Secretary Ms Helen Watson ex officio
Head of Alumni and Development Ms Alison Woolley ex officio
Lead for External Engagement and Strategic Development Ms Selena Bolingbroke ex officio
Director of Communications Mr John Dickinson-Lilley ex officio
3 academic members, being one from each of the Schools at the time of appointment Dr Aleksandar Brkic (PSST) to 2022
Dr Ariel Hessayon (A&H) to 2020
Dr Clea Bourne (C&S) to 2020
Two Sabbatical Officers of the Students' Union, or, in default, a delegate with the approval of the Committee Ms Lauren Corelli to 2020
Ms Beth Lowe to 2020
Up to four additional places to be filled by an independent, staff or student member at the discretion of Council vacancy  
Mr Andrew Laurence to 2022
Secretary Ms Sally Priddle  

 

Minutes

For minutes please contact governance@gold.ac.uk