The University has issued a Project Guide which describes the University’s project administration procedures and in particular the project appraisal process which is mandatory for all major University projects not being funded under a standard research programme. The University must carry out project appraisals to meet Office for Students Principles of Good Practice as well as its own internal Financial Regulations.
The approach outlined in the Guide attempts to answer 3 key questions for each project:
- How does the project contribute to the University’s strategic objectives and is it the best option available?
- Can the University afford the project and where are the financial and other resources coming from?
- Will there be additional running costs as a result of the project and how will these be met?