Publications

The CUC produces a range of publications, from guides and handbooks, to policy documents and research reports.

The Higher Education Code of Governance is available to download below, or you may request print copies free of charge. For print copies, please email office@universitychairs.ac.uk.

Please note that the HE Code has been revised slightly, in light of new requirements under the Remuneration Code. The revised version may be downloaded below. If you are using the printed version, you may obtain a copy of the revisions from the CUC Office. A revised printed version will be available in 2019.

The HE Code is the only publication that we make available in print, due to its length. For ease of access, the Higher Education Senior Staff Remuneration Code and Illustrative Practice Notes are available in digital format only.

  • Higher Education Code of Governance (2018 Revision)
  • The Higher Education Senior Staff Remuneration Code
  • The Context for the Higher Education Senior Staff Remuneration Code
  • A Possible Outline Structure for a Remuneration Annual Report to the Governing Body
  • Guidance on Decisions Taken about Severance Payments in HEIs
  • Illustrative Practice Note 1: Remuneration Committees
  • Illustrative Practice Note 2: Counter-Terrorism and Prevent Agenda
  • Illustrative Practice Note 3: Academic Governance
  • Illustrative Practice Note 4: Institutional Sustainability
  • Illustrative Practice Note 5: Recruiting a Vice-Chancellor
  • Illustrative Practice Note 6: Recruiting a Chair
  • Illustrative Practice Note 7: Nominations Committees
  • Briefing on HEIs and tax
  • Supplementary guide regarding the role of university governing bodies in relation to student’s unions
  • Handbook for Members of Audit Committees in Higher Education Institutions
  • Implementation of Key Performance Indicators: case study experience
  • Monitoring of Institutional Performance and the Use of Key Performance Indicators

Publication name Date Size
Higher Education Code of Governance (2018 Revision) 06.06.2018 453.33 KB Download this file
The Higher Education Senior Staff Remuneration Code 06.06.2018 138.97 KB Download this file
The Context for the Higher Education Senior Staff Remuneration Code 06.06.2018 88.96 KB Download this file
A Possible Outline Structure for a Remuneration Annual Report to the Governing Body 06.06.2018 90.22 KB Download this file
Guidance on Decisions Taken about Severance Payments in HEIs 06.06.2018 87.55 KB Download this file
Illustrative Practice Note 1: Remuneration Committees 01.04.2015 292.02 KB Download this file
Illustrative Practice Note 2: Counter-Terrorism and Prevent Agenda 15.11.2016 257.48 KB Download this file
Illustrative Practice Note 3: Academic Governance 12.01.2017 261.63 KB Download this file
Illustrative Practice Note 4: Institutional Sustainability 12.05.2017 353.97 KB Download this file
Illustrative Practice Note 5: Recruiting a Vice-Chancellor 30.11.2017 436.82 KB Download this file
Illustrative Practice Note 6: Recruiting a Chair 30.11.2017 310.85 KB Download this file
Illustrative Practice Note 7: Nominations Committees 30.11.2017 296.12 KB Download this file
Briefing on HEIs and tax 05.03.2014 142.47 KB Download this file
Supplementary guide regarding the role of university governing bodies in relation to student’s unions 04.03.2011 1.45 MB Download this file
Handbook for Members of Audit Committees in Higher Education Institutions 04.02.2008 549.04 KB Download this file
Implementation of Key Performance Indicators: case study experience 02.06.2008 301.13 KB Download this file
Monitoring of Institutional Performance and the Use of Key Performance Indicators 01.11.2006 187.82 KB Download this file