Governing Risk and Uncertainty in English Universities

Public Seminar

Room G01
Ground Floor
Elisabeth Murdoch Building


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Cathleen Benevento

Presented by the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education

The presentation will examine notions of risk and uncertainty in the external regulation and internal governance of universities and colleges in England. The talk will examine the relationships between executives, governors and regulators in risk handling, including key information dilemmas. It will explore the appropriate approaches, tools, and artefacts that help better risk-taking. Data governance is becoming a key development in risk and reputation management. Rather than focus predominantly on risk as hazard, however, the presentation suggests that effective risk-taking - risk as both upside and downside - should be the institutional objective.

Roger King is visiting professor at the School of Management at the University of Bath. He is also adjunct professor at the Teaching and Education Development Institute at the University of Queensland, Australia, and research associate at the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London School of Economics and Political Science.