School of Psychology & Neuroscience School Executive Group

Appointed by the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences College Management Group (MVLS CMG), the School of Psychology & Neuroscience School Executive Group (SP&N SEG) is chaired by the Head of School and supported and advised by the SEG members.

Group Remit

The Group shall:

  • Provide cohesive and unified leadership to the School, developing and ensuring the delivery of the University’s and the College’s strategic plans and ambitions
  • Provide clarity across the School community regarding strategic priorities and direction; prepare and monitor the Annual Strategic Planning Report (SPR)
  • Assure operational delivery of learning and teaching, research, innovation, and internationalisation activities, providing updates to MVLS CMG on financial, people and estates related issues
  • Monitor all KPIs and targets set by MVLS CMG, including student recruitment, research, innovation, and internationalisation strategic goals
  • Ensure that effective policies and procedures are in place, consistent with College and University policies and procedures, for all aspects of the School’s business, including (but not limited to):
    • Assure adherence to and communication of the Health and Safety (H&S) policy; review all H&S risks, threats, occurrences and provide appropriate mitigation
    • Assure all data collation processes are completed in line with University processes, including (but not limited to) HESA, REF and ELIR
    • Assure all regulatory policies are adhered to, including GDPR, equality, fraud and conflict of interest, escalating to MVLS CMG any breach of such policies
  • Identify, assess and mitigate strategic risk at a School level, ensuring minimal risk exposure to the College and the University

Scheme of Delegation

The following details the delegated authority for the SMDN SEG and shows how it is placed in the overall University Scheme of Delegation with escalation to MVLS CMG:

Area of Responsibility

Limit

Decision Making Delegated Authority

Escalation To

Prior to MVLS CMG, approve School specific strategies

N/A

Head of College

MVLS CMG

Approve, as required, all School specific policies

N/A

Head of College

MVLS CMG

Prepare and pre-approve School SPR

N/A

Head of College

MVLS CMG

Provide input to College Capital Plan

N/A

Head of College

MVLS CMG

 

Group Membership

This is an executive chaired Group with the following core membership:

  • Head of School
  • Deputy Head of School
  • Head of Professional Services
  • Head of IT
  • Director of Education
  • Director of Research
  • Director of Innovation
  • Directors of Research Centres
  • PGR Strategic Lead
  • PGR Convener
  • ECR representative
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion representative
  • Finance Business Partner
  • Human Resources Business Partner
  • Clerk

Substitutions and Quorum

Substitutions may be made with prior notice given to the clerk subject to approval by the Head of School. There must be a minimum of 50% of its members in attendance for decisions or approvals. In the event of a consensus not being reached, the decision will be made by the Head of School.

Group Member Responsibilities

Each Group member has a responsibility to:

  • Provide scrutiny and challenge to all strategic documents, policies and papers
  • Apply current thinking and subject matter expertise in relevant fields to SEG topics
  • Foster a culture that promotes cooperation, compromise, collegiality and collective ownership of decisions
  • Openly and constructively challenge where proposals do not meet key criteria for regulatory, business continuity or sustainability requirements
  • Take ownership for specific risks and actions in the SEG Risk Register. All risks must have a group member as overall owner
  • Embody the University’s values in activity and behaviour (click here for details)

Conflict of Interest

The School of Psychology & Neuroscience SEG will follow the UofG procedure for the management of any conflicts. The procedure defines declaration of conflicts as a standard agenda item at the start of the meeting, the maintenance of a register of conflicts, and a process for managing all conflicts which are declared.

Format and Cadence

Meetings will be held monthly. Extraordinary meetings may also be scheduled as required.

INPUTS

  • University Strategy 2020-2025
  • All thematic and enabling strategies
  • College specific strategies and roadmaps
  • School Financial Reports and Statements including SPR
  • Minutes/reports of School Committees
  • CMG update
  • Agenda, action log and previous minutes
  • Papers to be presented

OUTPUTS

  • Action log
  • Minutes (closed to SEG members only)