Subject to oversight and control by the Council, Senate is responsible for promoting research, for promoting and regulating learning and teaching, and for maintaining the quality and standards of the University’s academic provision.
Senate’s powers and duties are detailed in Ordinance 19 of the University’s Statutory Framework.
Senate has a membership of 89, comprising the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellors, the Deans of Schools/Institutes, eight heads of Level 1 academic units from each Faculty, eight representatives from each Faculty elected by and from among the academic staff employed on substantive Teaching and Research or Teaching and Scholarship contracts, the four Student Representative Officers and one student representative from each Faculty.
Senate usually meets on 4 occasions during the academic year. Dates for the 2021/22 session are as follows:
- 10 November 2021, 2.00 pm
- 26 January 2022, 2.00 pm
- 30 March 2022, 2.00 pm
- 29 June 2022, 2.00 pm
Please note that minutes of meetings are not published online until they have been formally approved by the Committee at its next meeting.
For further information, please contact the Secretary to Senate, Michelle Keeley-Adamson.