Academic Planning and Resources Committee


The APRC is a committee of the Academic Board (AB) with responsibility for considering policies, processes and recommendations relating to resource allocation, setting of programme fees and adjustments to student targets (including allocation of student places to start new programmes).

APRC Terms of reference

1.1 Taking into account at all times the range of future environments in which the School might find itself operating, and within the overall planning framework determined by the Council, the strategic remit ofthe APRC is:

(a) to assess and build on the School’s existing strengths;

(b) to facilitate initiatives that re-enforce and extend such strengths and apply them to new opportunities;

(c) to identify and seek to rectify the School’s weaknesses.

1.2 In pursuance of 1.1 above, the APRC has the responsibility:

(a) periodically to set and publicise a strategic framework against which proposals with consequences for expenditure or income generation will be assessed, in respect of which:

(i) the APRC will periodically review the range of future medium-term environments in which theSchool might operate, and propose priorities and general principles to inform decision-taking in the School;
(ii) the report on priorities shall be subject to confirmation by the Academic Board and Council and be publicised to the School community, together with the associated framework of priorities and principles of the APRC for assessing resource-related proposals;
(iii) an annual stock-taking presentation will be made to a special meeting of the Academic Board,with other issues the APRC wishes to raise being brought to the Board at ordinary meetings as required with the agreement of the Agenda Committee;
(iv) the APRC will have responsibility for monitoring the implementation and achievement of policies agreed to achieve strategic priorities.

(b) to receive proposals with substantial income or expenditure consequences from various sources within the School, and, within the financial framework approved by the Council, recommend their acceptance, revision, or rejection by reference to the strategic framework and current position of the School.

(c) to oversee the periodic reviews of performance of academic and service units of the School as the basis for the allocation of resources for staffing and other expenditure, and for the promotion of academic objectives, taking into account previous and current plans of the units under review.

1.3 The APRC also has the responsibility:

(a) to advise the Academic Board and Council on the establishment or dis-establishment of Departments, Institutes and services and in exceptional circumstances, of Research Centres.

(b) to oversee the preparation of the School’s responses to major external enquiries in the field of institutional planning and development.

(c) to determine overall student number targets and their broad distribution within the framework determined by the Council, together with decisions or guidance on admissions targets as appropriate.

(d) to advise Council on fee charging practices and recommend fee levels to Council.

(e) to regularly update and inform relevant committees of important business being considered by APRC in particular Finance Committee (FC), Academic Board and Council.

(f) to ensure value for money is delivered (especially in relation to the use of public funds).

(g) to decide the allocations for the School funded scholarship schemes within the framework and guidance from Finance Committee and Council.

APRC schedule of Meetings - 2018/19


Wednesday 26th      11:00 - 12:00  Directorate APRC Agenda Committee


Tuesday 9th 14:00 - 16:00  VAR APRC 
Monday 22nd    11:00 - 12:00 Directorate APRC Agenda Committee
Tuesday 6th       14:00 - 16:00  VAR APRC
Monday 19th 11:00 - 12:00 Directorate APRC Agenda Committee


Tuesday 4th       14:00 - 16:00  VAR           APRC 


Monday 14th     11:00 - 12:00  Directorate APRC Agenda Committee 
Tuesday 22nd 14:00 - 16:00 VAR ARPC
Thursday 24th 14:00 - 16:00 VAR APRC


Monday 4th       11:00 - 12:00 Directorate APRC Agenda Committee
Tuesday 19th 14:00 - 16:00 VAR APRC


Monday 4th        11:00 - 12:00  Directorate APRC Agenda Committee
Tuesday 19th  14:00 - 16:00 VAR APRC 


Monday 29th     11:00 - 12:00 Directorate APRC Agenda Committee


Tuesday 7th 14:00 - 16:00 VAR APRC
Monday 20th 11:00 - 12:00 Directorate APRC Agenda Committee


Tuesday 4th       14:00 - 16:00  VAR           APRC 

APRC membership - 2018/19

Dame Minouche Shafik Director (Chair) Ex Officio
Professor David Webb Pro Director and Chief Financial Officer (Vice-Chair) Ex Officio
Professor Julia Black Pro-Director Ex Officio (until end of Michaelmas Term 2018)
Professor Dilly Fung Pro-Director Ex Officio
Professor Simon Hix Pro-Director Ex Officio (from Lent Term 2019)
Professor Eric Neumayer Pro-Director Ex Officio
Professor Emily Jackson Vice Chair, Academic Board Ex Officio
Dr George Lawson Academic: Group II 2017-2020
Professor Tim Forsyth Professor: Group II 2018-2021
Dr Sara Geneletti Academic: Group III 2018-2021
Professor Martin Pesendorfer Professor: Group III 2018-2021
Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch Professor: Group IV 2016-2019
Dr Grace Lordan Academic: Group IV 2016-2019
Professor Andrew Murray Professor: Group V 2016-2019
Dr Andrew Summers Academic: Group V 2017-2020
Ms Martha Ojo Education Officer, Students' Union 2018-2019