1.Responsibilities delegated to the Committee by Court
The Nominations Committee makes recommendations to the Court on the full range of lay and honorific appointments within the School.
The Nominations Committee would not interfere in Academic Board or Students' Union nominations.
2.Authority to take decisions
2.1 To establish criteria for recommendation to the Court of Governors, for selection and discontinuation of the full range of lay and honorific appointments within the School.
2.2 To search for those whom the School might wish to appoint to:
- Lay Governorship
- Lay membership of the Council
- Honorary Fellowship
- Honorary Doctorate
- Lay Chairmanships and lay membership of School committees and other bodies
2.3 To establish and to oversee nominations procedures for Queens Honours.
2.4 To determine the form of review of the performance of lay members of Council this underpins the Committee’s recommendations to the Court for the renewal of periods of office of members of Council. Consideration of the renewal of the period of office of academic members of Council will be undertaken by the Academic Nominations Committee which will consult and take into account the views of the Chair.
2.5 To approve proposals made by the School Secretary under delegated authority for the filling of vacancies in the lay membership of Council committees.
3. Authority to make recommendations
3.1 In the case of Governorships and lay Chairmanships of School Committees and other bodies, to consider names which it might wish and to make recommendations to the Court of Governors and such other committees as may be appropriate.
3.2 To advise the Court of Governors about lay membership of the Council and about such other grades or honorific appointment as the School may wish from time to time to establish and on the conditions under which such appointments might be held.
3.3 To make recommendations to the Court in respect of the renewal of periods of office of lay members of Council.
4. Authority to make recommendations
4.1 The Committee shall make such arrangements as it considers appropriate to fulfil its responsibility to keep Court informed of its work.
5.1 The Committee shall review their terms of reference in the Lent Term of each academic year and shall recommend any changes for the following academic year to Court for consideration in the Summer term.
5.2 That the Committee should complete an effectiveness review every 3 years.
- Chair of Court and Council (Chair of the committee) (ex-officio)
- Director (ex-officio)
- General Secretary of the Students' Union (ex-officio)
- Vice-Chair of the Academic Board (ex-officio)
- Academic Member of Council
- 2 Academic Board Members, not on Court (at least Reader / Associate Professor level)
- 3 Non-Council Lay Governors
- Lay member of Council
Secretary: A member of the Goverance Team