Departmental Advisory Boards (DABs) are advisory boards comprising University staff and external members, such as senior leaders of relevant organisations. A DAB can offer a broader perspective, acting as a critical friend to your Department and providing access to networks and opportunities outside the University.
DABs are an excellent forum for building awareness of sector-wide trends and competition, providing intelligence to inform your Department’s strategy. Your DAB can also be a starting point for engaging with external organisations – for example to arrange collaborative research projects.
Principles and guidance
For comprehensive information on how to structure and develop a successful DAB, see this document: