Photograph of The Abbey, Singleton

In accordance with the CUC Higher Education Code of Governance, the Council undertakes regular Council effectiveness reviews and in 2023, commissioned an External Review of Council Effectiveness, which was conducted by AUA Consulting.

The report is to be published in due course but it can be requested from the University Secretary, Ms Louise Woollard, who can be contacted via email (

A previous External Review of Council Effectiveness was commissioned in 2019, conducted by Mr James O'Kane, former Registrar and Chief Operating Officer of Queen's University Belfast.

The next review of governance effectiveness is scheduled to be conducted during the 2025-26 academic year. 

Swansea University is committed to continued alignment with relevant codes of governance and implementing recommendations from HEFCW, the new revised CUC Higher Education Code of Governance (September 2020) and the Governance Charter and Commitments, following the independent review of governance in Wales, led by Gillian Camm in December 2019.