Governance and compliance


Change and Digital Committee: Terms of Reference

Information regarding the UCL Change and Digital Committee's formal powers and responsibilities.

Subject to any general or particular direction that may from time to time be given by the University Management Committee (UMC), the Change and Digital Committee is charged by UMC:

  1. To maintain a Single Portfolio of Change and Digital Investment, ensuring continued alignment with UCL’s overarching strategy; 

  2. To provide an appropriate governance framework to effectively oversee UCL’s investment in change, improvement and digital infrastructure;

  3. To ensure that investment in change and digital infrastructure connects to UCL strategy and priorities;

  4. To consider and recommend to UMC the annual Change and Digital Investment Portfolio;

  5. To direct and balance investment in change and digital infrastructure at UCL;

  6. To approve the initiation of the most significant new technology initiatives;

  7. To approve delivery plans for programmes and projects defined in UCL’s Major Projects Portfolio;

  8. To understand account for the delivery of benefits of the investment portfolio (annually to UMC), from sign off in business case through to realisation;

  9. To ensure the effective coordination and integration of products and services across UCL in ways which achieve good value and provide effective services for the institution;

  10. To provide focus on the student and staff experience at UCL, ensuring that services and digital experiences are optimised;

  11. To govern Information Security (Cyber) and Data Protection risks, setting the UCL risk appetite, monitoring policy compliance and intervening when needed, and sponsoring the Cyber improvement agenda;

  12. To serve as an escalation point for major operational risks or service issues with input from the Service Delivery Board (SDB);

  13. To refer matters to the UMC or other committees as appropriate;

  14. To recommend major decisions relating to the Single Portfolio of Change to the UMC.