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Governance and Compliance Division


The Advisory Group on Administrative Training (AGAT) administers £25,000 per year to meet the training costs of academic-related (officer-level) staff within the Unified Administrative Service. The UAS is defined for this purpose as including the Governance and Compliance Division, Academic Division (Education Services, Research Office, Strategic Partnerships Office), Finance Division, Health, Safety and Regulated Facilities Division, Human Resources Division, Estates Division, Legal Services Division and Office of External Affairs and Communication.

Eligible activities

These include:

  • training events within the University
  • seminars organised by external organisations
  • residential conferences
  • contributions towards AUA conference subscriptions
  • contributions towards fees for certain courses
  • the purchase of training materials to be used within the UAS

The AGAT will not contribute to fees for educational courses (including but not limited to MBA, Masters, PhD.) or reimburse related travel expenses.

How to apply

Applications should be made in advance of the event and forms must be counter-signed by the applicant's Head of Section or Division. It is hoped that no eligible and properly authorised request will be refused, but this depends on the availability of funds. Applications will be considered on a termly basis and must be submitted by the Friday 3 weeks before the end of each full term (click here for a list of term dates). Applicants are encouraged to apply as early in advance of the proposed course as possible.

Deadlines for 2024/25:
15 November 2024
28 February 2025
30 May 2025
14 November 2025
27 February 2026
Please return completed forms to Lorraine Riseley, Secretary of the AGAT, via, tel: 32294.  NB: This is a shared mailbox. 

Other activities

The Group also provides induction events for new staff and organises seminars within the University for administrative staff within the UAS.