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Previous Groups:

fEC Research Steering Group
fEC Time Allocation Survey (TAS) Sub Group
fEC IT Systems Sub Group
fEC Project Board Teaching/Research

fEC Research Steering Group


The group approved the original fEC (Research) Project Initiation Documentation, reviewed progress against the Project plan, and agrees changes where necessary to ensure that project objectives are achieved within agreed timescales.


Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) – Chair
fEC Project Sponsor
Director of Finance and acting Director Research Services Division;
Deputy Director, MISD
A senior academic representative from each of the University’s six schools
A Senior management representatives from Financial Planning and Analysis, Research Services Division (RSD), Estate Management & Building Services (EM)
fEC Project Manager (Academic Division)

This group have met regularly from 2004-2007.

fEC Time Allocation Survey (TAS) Sub Group

The Group met each term between 2005-2006 to:

evaluate overall findings and analysis
develop notes for guidance
develop best practice for future TAS exercises

The TAS exercise now takes place on an ongoing annual basis (previously every 3 years).

The Officers Group Teaching and Research now undertake the work of this group.

fEC IT Systems Sub Group

The Group met as required (weekly/monthly) between 2005 and 2006 to manage the introduction of a new costing system.

Duties now undertaken by the CAMRIS Steering Group.

fEC Project Board Teaching/Research

The group met regularly between 2005-2008.


To supervise the University’s fEC project. Now extended to include TRAC Teaching and the embedding of fEC tasks across the University.
To ensure that the fEC is sufficiently resourced to meet its objectives.
To ensure that the fEC project is satisfactorily delivered on time and within budget.


Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) - Chair
Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education)
Directors of MISD, Finance; Acting Director Research Services Division
Advisor to the Registrary
fEC Project Sponsor
fEC Project Manager

Meets quarterly.
Minutes of meetings circulated to members of the Group.