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Business Assurance

About us

The Department of Business Assurance sits within the Office of the Chairman & College Secretariat and reports directly to the College Secretary.

We lead on assurance, compliance and risk management processes across the university. 

The main functions of the department are:

  • Internal Audit - responsibility to provide assurance on the university's arrangements for risk management, control and governance, Value for Money, and the production of data for public bodies.

  • Business Continuity - leads on business continuity and emergency planning to allow the university to deliver its objectives during major incidents or periods of business disruption. 

  • Information Compliance - handles enquiries under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Environmental Information Regulations, as well as provision of advice and training on compliance issues.

  • Corporate Records Management - provision of records management services to the university, including paper records storage, maintenance of the Records and Data Retention Schedule and support for managing records in all formats. 

  • Risk Management - oversight and management of the enterprise risk management framework, including corporate, faculty and functional risk.

  • Research Assurance - provision of assurance services to the Research and Researcher Function within the university, including subject matter expertise across the research portfoliio and support for research governance, compliance, risk management and clinical trials.

Please contact us for further information on any of our services.


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