Sub Commitees


There are four Sub Committees each reporting directly to the Board:

Finance Committee

The purpose of the Finance Committee is to ensure that the Guild meets approved income and expenditure targets, via the annual budget process and the monthly management accounts. The committee will also approve additional one off and capital expenditure. The members of the Committee are required to review and consider appropriate methods of overseeing the Guild’s financial activities. The Committee meets five times per year and the composition is as follows;

  • Representation and Resources Officer ( Chair)
  • Sports Officer
  • 2 Trustees nominated by the Board of Trustees
  • 2 individuals of appropriate skills and expertise
  • Chief Executive and Finance Manager or nominees in an advisory capacity.

Finance Committee meeting dates for 2017/18

  • 5th October 2017
  • 30th November 2017
  • 15th February 2018
  • 26th April 2018
  • 14th June 2018

HR Committee

The purpose of the HR Committee is to ensure that the human resources of the Guild are working effectively to deliver the organisation’s strategy and policy. The Committee meets five times per year and the composition is as follows;

  • Welfare Officer (Chair)
  • Housing & Community Officer
  • 2 Trustees nominated by the Board of Trustees
  • 2 individuals of appropriate skills and expertise
  • Chief Executive and HR Manager or nominees in an advisory capacity.

HR Committee meeting dates for 2017/18

  • 4th October 2017
  • 6th December 2017
  • 7th February 2018
  • 11th April 2018
  • 6th June 2018

Audit & Risk Committee

The purpose of the Audit & Risk Committee is to ensure that the Guild complies with all relevant laws and regulations and that an internal system of accountability is formally set up. The members of the Committee are required to review and consider appropriate methods of controlling the Guild’s activities, financial and otherwise. The Committee meets 3 times per year and the composition is as follows;

  • President (Chair)
  • 3 Trustees nominated by the Board of Trustees
  • 2 individuals of appropriate skills and expertise
  • Chief Executive and Finance Manager or nominees in an advisory capacity.

Audit & Risk Committee meeting dates for 2017/18

  • 12th October 2017
  • 25th January 2018
  • 30th May 2018

Appointments Panel

The role of the Appointments Panel is to appoint Student and External Trustees. The Appointments Panel is also responsible for the Trustees’ induction, support and development. The Panel meets as and when required and the composition is as follows;

  • President;
  • Chair of the Trustees;
  • 2 representatives of the University of Birmingham;
  • Representation and Resources Officer;
  • 2 Full Members of the Guild elected in a cross campus ballot
  • 2 members of the Guild Officer Group who are not Trustees;
  • 1 Postgraduate Student; and
  • Chief Executive or nominee in an advisory capacity

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