Governance, strategy and policies

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We develop, contribute to and implement the policies, governance and strategies for IT provision across the University.

IT Governance

The governance of IT in the University comes under the IT Committee, which reports to Council, University’s main policy-making body.

A number of IT Boards  give advice to the IT Committee on their specialist areas, which include education IT, digital content, infrastructure, research and business systems. 


The University has developed an IT Strategic Plan  to ensure its members get the maximum benefit from IT – whether in research, teaching and learning or administration.

The IT Strategic Plan is owned by the IT Committee and part of our role at IT Services is to work with partners in the divisions, departments and colleges to ensure it is implemented successfully.  

Policies and guidelines

Everyone who uses the University's IT facilities – staff, students and visitors – must follow the IT regulations and policies (also known as IT Regs or IT Rules). The IT Regulations give guidance on the use of IT, together with rules and policy statements on specific issues (such as data protection, cloud services or social media) and compliance with external legal requirements.

Other policies, standards, procedures and guidelines have been created to help with compliance with the IT Regulations. 

Further information about the governance of IT in the University is available on SharePoint.