There is a great deal of risk management related guidance available generally and it is impractical to list all of this here. Consequently, we have restricted our view to guidance that is quite specific to the HE sector. This includes a downloadable self-assessment checklist usable by auditors to review risk management in their own institution.
HEFCE’s Accounts Direction to higher education institutions for 2014-15 financial statements (Circular letter 25/2014)
This includes direction on statements of risk management and internal control.
Risk Management - a briefing for governors and senior managers (HEFCE 2001/24)
A short briefing on risk management for governors and senior managers.
Guide for Members of Higher Education Governing Bodies in the UK (HEFCE 2009/02)
Good practice guidance contributed by the Committee of University Chairs.
Risk management - a guide to good practice for higher education institutions (HEFCE 2001/28)
A guide to good practice for higher education institutions. This is a practical guide aimed at those involved in planning, launching and implementing a risk management programme.
Risk management in higher education: a guide to good practice (HEFCE 2005/11)
Good practice in the higher education sector and elsewhere, provides practical guidance to higher education institutions on enhancing and embedding their risk management processes. It complements earlier guidance published by HEFCE.
Handbook for Members of Audit Committees in Higher Education Institutions
This guide shares current good practice and encourages its appropriate adoption across the higher education sector.
Illustrative case studies, a list of typical risks faced by higher education institutions, a sample risk management policy, and a checklist for assessing the risk management arrangements in institutions.
HEFCE's approach to risk management, including our monitoring and review procedures, and the roles and responsibilities relating to risk within the Council, is described in our Assurance Framework.
(HEFCE is not responsible for the content of other websites)
Alarm, the public risk management association
Alarm is the membership organisation for risk practitioners across all professions within public service and community organisations.
The Treasury has a key role in helping embed risk management throughout government and the public sector.
Institute of Risk Management
This professional body has an insurance focus in its work on risk management. It, together with others, has published a risk management standard, which can be downloaded from the IRM website.
The following HEFCE presentations are downloadable in PowerPoint format:
Page last updated 1 September 2014