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Risk management guidance

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 publications:

Supporting materials

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.

Risk management - Illustrative case studies

Download the Risk management - Illustrative case studies as PDF (33 KB) | Download the Risk management - Illustrative case studies as MS Word (47 KB)

Risk prompt list for higher education institutions

Download the Risk prompt list for higher education institutions as PDF (68 KB) | Download the Risk prompt list for higher education institutions as MS Word (186 KB)

Sample risk management policy

Download the Sample risk management policy as PDF (18 KB) | Download the Sample risk management policy as MS Word (33 KB)

Good practice checklist for assessing risk management in HEIs

Download the Good practice checklist for assessing risk management in HEIs as PDF (40 KB) | Download the Good practice checklist for assessing risk management in HEIs as MS Word (115 KB)

HEFCE's approach to risk management

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.

Other web sites of general interest:

(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.

  • HM Treasury
    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.

Presentations:

The following HEFCE presentations are downloadable in PowerPoint format:

Page last updated 1 September 2014

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