South Kensington Campus

Imperial College London has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. It is extremely important to us that we protect the services and activities that help achieve this and we do this through business continuity planning.

Business Continuity is the capability to continue delivery of products, services or activities within acceptable timeframes at acceptable pre-defined levels during a disruption, regardless of the cause. 

The University has a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) that provides direction to its Faculties, Departments, Institutes, Schools, Centres, Services and Teams (‘Services and Teams’).  This includes:

  • A Policy statement, to provide direction to the BCMS, linking this with the University's strategic mission.
  • A Programme that outlines the Governance structure for the BCMS.
  • A guide for supporting those in the ‘Services and Teams’ who have the responsibility for developing their own Business Continuity arrangements (‘BC Leads’) and specifically Business Continuity Plans (BCPs). 
  • Templates to support ‘BC Leads’.
  • A list of Business Continuity Planning Assumptions (generic impacts of multiple risks) to support analysis and planning. 

Incident & Crisis Management

The Risk Management Department is also responsible for the development of the University's Incident & Crisis Management Plan which provides the tactical and strategic framework for responding to incidents or crises. 

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Business Continuity Planning