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Leadership, governance and management

We need to be confident that the universities we fund are being run as efficiently and effectively as possible to safeguard the public funds we provide and to be assured they are in the best position to secure their long-term sustainability. For this reason we have an interest in the strength and capacity of the higher education (HE) sector's leadership, governance and management arrangements.

We seek assurance on the adequacy of those arrangements through our various engagements with the HE sector and individual universities, including institutional risk reviews we undertake as part of our Strategic Engagement arrangements.

Strategic engagement

We support the governance and management activities of organisations such as the Committee of University Chairs and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. We also occasionally produce guidance and information materials of our own for governors and senior management in universities.

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