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Appendix 3: Template Declaration of Interests Form for Heads of Institution and Members of Principal, Central Decision-Making Bodies

 

This template is provided for information only to show the categories which are covered in the online declaration of interests form.  Heads of Institution and members of the University’s principal, central, decision-making bodies will receive an invitation to complete the online form and should log their interests via the online form.  Institutions may adapt the form for their own use if they wish.

Members of the Council are expected to meet the Office for Students’ definition of a fit and proper person (see Public interest governance principles - Office for Students). Members of the University’s principal, central decision-making bodies and Heads of Institutions are required annually to declare interests that fall within the categories specified below (where these interests conflict with their University duties or where there is a reasonable likelihood that they may give rise to a conflict in the future).  The declarations should be submitted via an online form, which will be issued by the Governance and Compliance Division each year.

This annual declaration does not replace the need for individuals separately to declare relevant conflicts during the course of their role in the University, including the business of any committee, board or other body of the University of which they are a member. 

For staff and others who are not members of a principal decision-making body, disclosure should be made, and recorded in the institution’s register of conflicts interests, at the time a conflict first arises or becomes known, or it is recognised that a conflict might be perceived.

Please download the Template Declaration of Interests Form for Heads of Institutions and Members of Principal, Central Decision-Making Bodies for further information.