Human Resources

Learning and Development

Managing the University's Business Risks

Target Audience

This workshop is aimed especially at staff with management roles or responsibility for strategic and operational planning. All staff, however, are welcome to attend.


The workshop provides a general overview of approaches to assess and manage risks within the context of the University, including:

  • What are the key risks facing higher education and the University?
  • What is a risk and how can it be managed?
  • How do you quantify the potential impact of a risk?  
  • What is good practice?

(This workshop should not be confused with the training provided on undertaking health and safety risk assessments.)

The aims of the workshop are:

  • To raise awareness and understanding of risk management in the University and of the external drivers which require us to address risk explicitly.
  • To encourage attendees to think through how they should use risk management in their day-to-day work.

Learning outcomes:

The learning outcomes of this workshop are to enable participants to understand:

  • Why risk management is important for the University
  • How to identify and measure risks
  • How to proactively manage risks

Pre-event Preparation:

Before coming to the session, those attending should think through the following:

  • In doing your job, what key thing(s) are you trying to achieve/deliver?
  • What are the risks/threats/obstacles that could prevent you from achieving/delivering?
  • What mitigating actions could you take to minimise those risks/threats/obstacles?


Presentation and group working.


Adrian Parry, Director of Corporate Governance

Further Resources

Risk Management Templates 
Understanding Risk 
Creating a Risk Management Strategy


'Really energetic and interesting presentation.  Good balance of theory and practice.'
'Feel more confident when approaching risk assessment and relevant paperwork.'

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