The University’s records are important sources of administrative, evidential and historical information. They are vital to the University in its current and future activities, assisting with accountability and providing an understanding of the institution’s history and procedures.
Good records management procedures will:
- help to ensure that the University conducts itself in an orderly, efficient, equitable and accountable manner;
- protects the interests of the University, its employees, clients and stakeholders,
- support and document policy and managerial decision making;
maintain a corporate memory;
- provide continuity in the event of a disaster;
- help to promote best value in terms of human and space resources.
Information Assurance Services maintains and supports the University’s Code of Practice for Records Management and the Schedule for the Retention of Records. It provides advice and guidance to Academic Departments and Divisions within Corporate Services in the proper management of records and oversees compliance with legal requirements.