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Internal Audit Update

Report of the Head of Audit and Risk Management.


The Committee considered the report of the Head of Internal Audit and Risk

Management on the internal audit update and the following matters were



            Audit Plan 2017/18


·         On the audit plan 2017/18, the Principal updated Members on student accommodation in the Wembley area. It was noted that students accepted that some accommodation may be further away from the City centre and that the Wembley area provided a suitable travel route back in. The Chairman asked that the accommodation strategy be referenced in the risk register.


·         The Committee were informed that a report on the catering audit would be submitted to the July meeting.


Schedule of Projects informing Audit Opinion


·         Noted that Members would be alerted to any problems around corporate full assurance reviews prior to the July meeting as appropriate.


Internal Audit Plan 2018/19 and Previous Audits


·         In response to a question from a Governor on whether adequate days were available for the programme, the Principal said that discussions would take place with internal audit to identify specific parameters and ‘firm up’ the programme. She emphasised that further teaching space was the immediate priority. The Vice Principal, Director of Advancement said that additional information and data was required for input into the extended business plan. The Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management informed Members that the City’s service level agreement set out the 50 day timescale for the audit annual plan, although there was scope to provide flexibility with the planned days.   


·         A Committee Member made the point about the usefulness of spot checks to give confidence and assurance that policies and procedure are being followed.



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