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Board of Trustees

UCISA's activities are overseen by the  UCISA Trustees.

The Trustees Terms of Reference outline their responsibilities and accountabilities.


The Trustees shapes the Association’s activities and is responsible for occasional workshops, the website, mailing lists, and the annual Management Conference. It organises responses to consultations and maintains relations with other relevant organisations in the UK and abroad. The Committee also collects and analyses statistical information relevant to provision of information systems and technology services. The Executive Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting and comprises the four Officers of the Association (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer), the Chairs of the Special Interest Groups, four Elected Members and up to two co-opted individuals. Members of the Executive must be representatives of Full Member institutions. The current Committee members are listed here.

Special Interest Groups

Membership of Ucisa is institutional and we seeks to meet the needs of all IT staff within higher and further education institutions.  

UCISA has established seven special interest groups represent the interests of constituent staff of IT departments. The role of the groups is to organise events and publish resources relevant to their areas of expertise and to liaise with other pertinent organisations; some have established sub groups to look at specific areas of IT services. Membership of these groups, listed below, is drawn from full and associate members of UCISA. Members do not have to be representatives but the chairs of each group must be representatives of Full Member institutions.

The Groups may collaborate on activities where there is a common interest or where there are different angles on a common theme. The Executive regularly reviews the aims and objectives of the Special Interest Groups to ensure that all areas of interest are covered and to ensure no overlap with other organisations. The Executive will also set up task and finish groups to oversee specific projects as required.

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UCISA membership is institutional. Full members institutions are universities, colleges and other educational institutions. Only Full Members have voting rights. Each Full Member can have up to five representatives of the Association, one of whom should have responsibility for the institutional computing service and up to four others with senior management responsibility within the IT or Information Services department.

Details of the other membership categories (Affiliate, Corporate and Individual) are given in the Joining UCISA section.



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