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School of the Physical Sciences


The governing body of the School of the Physical Sciences is the Council of the School (CSPS), which is chaired by the Head of the School and meets twice a term.  The arrangements for this body are set out in Statutes and Ordinances

In practice, much of the business of the School is conducted through Committees of the Council, which are organised and supported by members of the School Office team.

Needs Committee – This is the most important Committee after the Council of the School.  It is essentially the Head of School and Heads of Departments and undertakes the detailed management of resources in the School.


Other formally constituted Committees are:

Undergraduate Education Committee

Postgraduate Committee

IT Committee

Ethics Committee

Equality and Diversity Forum


Other meetings held by the School office include:

Departmental Administrators Meetings

Human Resources Forum Meetings


Further details for each committee are set out on the associated pages.  Some may require Raven access.