Student and Academic Services oversees the management of the Internal Audit provision undertaken by UNIAC and relies on this, other internal activities and the work of other auditors to provide assurance to University Management, Council and Senate on the effective quality management and enhancement function and that sound administrative quality and assurance standards (including relevant governance arrangements) are delivered.
Student and Academic Services will also assist University Management with the accomplishment of its aims by providing:
- risk management, control and governance
- economy efficiency and effectiveness (value for money)
- the management control and quality assurance of data
- the framework to manage the quality of learning and teaching and to maintain academic standards
In carrying out the above, reference is made to the results from the work of the Internal Quality Audit provision and information received from other University feedback mechanisms, as well as external sources such as the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), OFS (formerly HEFCE), professional bodies and external auditors (KPMG).
The Terms and Conditions of Funding for Higher Education Institutions are set out within the above document for the year 2021-2022 and are published by the Office for Students. Please note that this supersedes the HEFCE Memorandum of Assurance & Accountability.
The Code sets out what the OfS require higher education institutions (HEIs) to have in place to provide adequate assurance on good governance, internal controls, the management of risk and achieving value for money (VFM). The Code is published at Annex C of the Terms and Conditions of Funding for HEIs.