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Staff Forum Members

The Staff Forum includes staff members representing the University. Namely the Deputy Vice Chancellor or a Pro-Vice Chancellor and the Director of Human Resources.

These members endeavour to work together with the Staff Forum representatives to discuss and resolve where possible any issues that arise both at and outside of the termly meetings.

Employer Representatives



Professor Robert Van de Noort The Pro-Vice Chancellor
Mr John Brady Director of Human Resources

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Employee Representatives


Michelle Hargreaves Senior Projects Administrator (Co-Chair)
Debby Livermore Service Desk Analyst
Gail Gilbert Executive Administration Manager
Dawn Turner Executive Administration Manager
Sinead O'Flynn Executive Administration Manager
Alice Williams Programme Administrator
Sharon Burton Research Project Assistant
Luke Cantellow HCS Quality Systems Operations Administrator
Becky Kite Programme Administrator
Nick Crouch Executive Administration Officer

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Secretary: Rachel Thorns, HR Partner

TErms of Reference:

  1. To enable employee representatives (representing employees as set out in 2.1 of the Information and Consultation Agreement relating to the Staff Forum) to bring ideas, questions and concerns to the Forum and take an active role in discussing, seeking practical ways forward and resolving such matters within the University
  2. To enable the University to inform and consult with employees and seek their views through the employee representatives on the following matters (as outlined in the Information and Consultation Agreement relating to the Staff Forum):
  • Decisions likely to lead to substantial changes in work organisation or contractual relations, including redundancies and transfers of the business or part of the business
  • Significant changes to HR policies or procedures or terms and conditions of employment common to employees covered by the Information and Consultation Agreement relating to the Staff Forum
  • Changes to the University's occupational pension scheme
  • Implications of any significant legislative initiatives which may affect the working environment, terms and conditions, or workplace practices and policies of the University

3. The Forum shall operate in a spirit of co-operation and in the  
     interests of the business of the University and its members as a

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