CUC membership gives access to a range of publications, from guides and handbooks, to policy documents and research reports.


To request printed copies of the Higher Education Code of Governance, please e-mail


In addition to our own publications, the CUC also maintains links to publications from other HE bodies.


The Scottish Code of Good HE Governance

10 Reasons to Build Resilience into the Future of Your University: A Business Guide for University Governors

Strategic Fundraising: 2014 Report

Quality Students’ Unions

Statement of Good Practice – HEFCE 

Leadership Foundation Prevent Training Material 

Safe Campus Communites (login required)



DISCLAIMER: Advice given in these publications is provided on the basis that all persons making reference to it undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content.


CUC Publications

Publication name Date Size
Higher Education Code of Governance (2014-present) 16.12.2014 368.46 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 03.05.2016 267.27 kB Download this file
The CUC’s Green Paper Response 15.01.2016 157.29 kB Download this file
Handbook for Members of Audit Committees in Higher Education Institutions 04.02.2008 549.04 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
Monitoring of Institutional Performance and the Use of Key Performance Indicators 165.68 kB Download this file
Implementation of Key Performance Indicators: case study experience 284.43 kB Download this file