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Risk Assurance

The Internal Audit Service

The Internal Audit Service is delivered by RSM following competitive tendering. The contract was awarded in September 2013 for a four year period, up to 31st July 2017.


The Internal Audit Team from RSM

The core Internal Audit team assigned to the University is:

  • Lisa Randall – Head of Internal Audit
    Mobile – 07730300309
  • Helen Cargill – Director
    Mobile – 07720508151
  • Judith Bickerton – Manager
    Mobile – 07792382507
  • Steven Smith - Technology Assurance
    Telephone: 020 3201 8000
  • Stephen Watson - Technology Assurance

           MOBILE - 07968374805

All RSM are contactable via their RSM email address, e.g. lisa.randall@RSMUK.COM

The contract is serviced from RSM’s Manchester office.

Our Administration Hub Support Team are: Tracey Lovelock, Manager, supported by Michelle Toms. The team can be contacted on our Administration Hub’s direct telephone number: 01908 687800.

Risk Management Policy

The effective management of risk is a key component of good governance, and the university is required to demonstrate to HEFCW that it has in place effective procedures for managing risk at all levels.  The Council is responsible for ensuring that the University has a robust approach to the management of opportunities and risks. 

The mechanism in place for the Council, the Audit and Risk Committee and Executive to gain assurance regarding the ability to meet the University’s objectives, is set out in the Risk Management Policy and Procedures.   The policy documents the main responsibilities of the key parties and identifies the main reporting procedures.