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The Board of Management of UHI North, West and Hebrides

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The UHI North, West and Hebrides Board of Management was established under the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992. Board membership includes external members drawn from the community, and internal members comprising the Principal, elected members from teaching and support staff and a student member. External Board members serve on a voluntary basis without remuneration.

The role of the Board of Management is as follows:

Every College in Scotland should be headed by an effective Board of Management, which is unambiguously and collectively responsible for overseeing the College’s activities, determining its future direction and fostering an environment in which the College Mission is achieved and the potential of all learners is maximised. The Board of Management must ensure compliance with the statutes, ordinances and provisions relating to the College and its framework of governance and, subject to these, take all final decisions on matters of fundamental concern to the College and be accountable for these.

The Board of Management is supported by Local Advisory Committees, which provide a strong link between the Board and its communities, helping to provide oversight and accountability to ensure local needs are met by UHI North, West and Hebrides.

For governance queries, please contact the Board of Management secretary at