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SOAS Standing Orders: Annex VII: External Relations and Communications Committee

Annex VII External Relations and Communications Committee

External Relations and Communications Committee is a sub-committee of Resources & Planning Committee.  It is required to report to Resources & Planning Committee on a regular basis. It also has a responsibility to liaise with other committees and to keep them informed as necessary.

(i) The membership of External Relations and Communications Committee will comprise
Chair:
Registrar & Secretary
Ex-officio Members:
Director of External Relations & Development
Director of Library & Information Services
Director of Student & Registry Services
Head of Careers
Exhibitions Manager
Other Members:
1 lay member of Governing Body appointed by Governing Body
A Pro-Director
1 Dean nominated by the Pro-Director who is a member of the committee
1 member of academic staff nominated by each Faculty
1 further academic nominated by the Pro-Director who is a member of the committee
1 full member of the Students' Union nominated by the Students' Union Executive Committee

(ii) The Registrar & Secretary will nominate a Secretary.  The Committee will normally hold three ordinary meetings per annum.

(iii) External Relations and Communications Committee will have the following terms of reference.

(a)  To consider strategic planning and policy development matters relating to external relations, media relations and communications, marketing, development and fundraising, and to make recommendations to Resources & Planning Committee, Executive Board and other committees as appropriate;

(b)  To oversee the development of an External Relations and Communications Strategy for the School in the context of the School’s Vision and Strategy and the School’s other sub-strategies;

(c) To monitor the overall delivery of the External Relations and Communications Strategy;

(d)  To review the External Relations and Communications Strategy on an annual basis and recommend changes as appropriate;

(e)  To ensure that the External Relations and Communications Strategy contains Performance Indicators and targets and to periodically monitor their delivery;

(f)  To make periodic reports to Resources & Planning Committee regarding the delivery or otherwise of the PIs and targets set in the External Relations and Communications Strategy;

(g)  To make an annual report to Resources & Planning Committee regarding the overall delivery of the External Relations and Communications Strategy.