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Court Committees

Blackford Room, New Craig 

The Court of Edinburgh Napier University is empowered to appoint standing committees and working parties which report back to it.  Likewise, committees have the power to appoint sub committees and groups which report back to them.


The meeting dates of committees can be found on the University Calendar of Meetings and Events.  The main committees are:


Academic Board

  • Planning, coordination, development and supervision of academic work
  • Oversee admissions, teaching, exams, awards & external examiners
  • Academic standards
  • Propose links with industry, commerce, community, professions, universities and other educational and research bodies

Audit & Risk Committee

  • Appoint and agree fees for external & internal auditors
  • Review internal & external reports
  • Review financial statements
  • Commission business & audit risk  assessments
  • Consider procedures for securing value for money

Finance & Property Committee

  • Manage matters of finance & property
  • Recommend annual budget
  • Review annual financial statements
  • Review Management Accounts
  • Make provision for pensions
  • Monitor, review and report on commercialisation activities
  • Oversee Commercialisation Sub-Panel

Nominations Committee

  • Appointment of members of Court
  • Recommend Committee membership
  • Recommend appointment of Chair & Vice Chair
  • Recommend appointment of Principal, Vice Principals and University Secretary

Remuneration Committee

  • Salary, performance pay and terms and conditions of Principal, VPs and University Secretary
  • Early retirement applications outwith guidelines