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The TRAC Development Group (TDG) held this event in order to examine the future of the Financial sustainability and TRAC (TRAC) in the context of institutional accountability and sustainability.

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Why do we need TRAC?

Sir Graeme Davies, Vice-Chancellor, University of London

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Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Chair, Financial Sustainability Strategy Group; Warden, Goldsmiths, University of London

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Professor David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham

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The Funders' perspective

David Sweeney, Director of Research, Innovation and Skills, HEFCE

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Gareth MacDonald, Head of Assurance, RCUK

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The Institutional perspective – Group A

Gill Ball, Director of Finance, University of Birmingham

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The Institutional perspective – Group B

Steven Igoe, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Edge Hill University

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Stephen Purbrick, Head of Finance, Planning and Analysis, University of Oxford

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Bob Rabone, Director of Finance, University of Sheffield

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The Institutional perspective – Group C

Professor Annette Cashmore, Director of GENIE, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Genetics, University of Leicester

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Adrian Graves, Registrar and Secretary, University of Salford

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Objectives of the event

  • To achieve a shared understanding with institutions about the relevance of TRAC and the importance of compliance with minimum requirements.
  • To explore ways in which TRAC can be used in institutions (and highlight any areas for development to make it more useful to institutions).
  • To consult institutions on priorities for TDG's work, and on the sector's negotiating stance on changes to TRAC requested by funders.

Delegates received three issues papers ahead of the conference in order to facilitate debate in the discussion groups on the day

Issues paper: Academic Staff Time

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Issues paper: Sustainability, TRAC deficits, and the RFI

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Issues paper: Regaining funder confidence: can the sector avoid new burdens and loss of income?

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For further information e-mail TRAC-Secretariat@hefce.ac.uk.

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