In accordance with OfS requirements, its duty as a public body, CUC Code of Governance and in meeting its responsibilities to key stakeholders, the College provides assurance to Council via a robust and comprehensive system of risk management, control and corporate governance.

Although not all risks can be eliminated, effective risk management is a fundamental element of good management and provides a framework for prioritisation of activities, how they may be best supported and protected from threats.

The objectives of the College risk strategy are to:

  • Ensure that key risks are identified and managed appropriately
  • Enhance quality of decisions where both opportunities and risks are present
  • Assist in better prioritisation of resources to support primary objectives
  • Create a culture of accountability and risk-based thinking
  • Integrate risk management with planning activity, including development and implementation of the strategic plan, operational plans and performance monitoring
  • Comply with best practice, including the CUC Code of Governance  

A risk management process includes a framework allowing for risk identification, assessment of likelihood and impact of the risk, identification of controls and indicators, a decision regarding appropriate mitigation (transfer, treat, tolerate or terminate) and ongoing monitoring and review. A risk owner is identified to ensure accountability for managing the risk.

View the latest Risk Management Strategy and Policy

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