The Senate

Senate is the principal academic body of the University, responsible to Council for: regulating and directing the academic work of the University in teaching, examining and research. It oversees quality assurance and standards of the education provided by the University.

Membership 2015-16

 

Ex-Officio Members

Professor Sir David Eastwood

Vice-Chancellor and Principal (in the Chair)

Professor Adam Tickell

Provost and Vice-Principal (Deputy Chair)

   

Professor Jeff Bale

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Tim Softley

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer)

 Professor Robin Mason

 Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International)

   

Professor Michael Whitby

Head of College of Arts and Law

Professor Andy Schofield

Head of College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Professor Myra Nimmo

Head of College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Professor David Adams

Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Professor Saul Becker

Head of College of Social Sciences

Three College Board Members nominated by the Heads of College, two of which must be Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer and Director of Education

Arts and Law

Professor Tony Arnull

Professor Susan Hunston

Professor Corey Ross

 Director of Education

Director of Research and KT

Head of School, History & Cultures

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dr Steve Quigley

Professor Jon Rowe

Professor Mark Simmons

Director of Education

Director of Research and KT

Head of School, Chemical Engineering

Life and Environmental Sciences

Dr Ivan Sansom

Professor Chris Miall

Professor David Hannah

Director of Education

Director of Research and KT

Head of School, GEES

Medical and Dental Sciences

Professor Prem Kumar

Professor Paul Moss

Professor Phil Lumley

Director of Education

Director of Research and KT

Deputy Head of College

Social Sciences

Dr Graham Timmins

Professor Karen Rowlingson

Professor Glyn Watson

Director of Education

Director of Research and KT

Deputy Head of College

Vice-President (Education) of the Guild of Students

Ms Izzy Lenga

Ex-Officio

Five registered students nominated by the Guild of Students

 

 Term of Office
(to 31st July -
unless otherwise stated)

Ms Rosanna Evans

 2016

Ms Laura Tulley

2016

Mr Rik Sowden

2016

Ms Maria Salama

2016

Ms Mariea Parvaz

2016

Four members of the Academic or Research Staff of each College, one of whom must be a Professor, elected by and from the Academic and Research Staff of each College

 

 

 

 Term of Office
(to 31st July -
unless otherwise stated)

Arts and Law

Dr Elaine Fulton

Dr Danielle Fuller

Vacancy

Vacancy

History & Cultures

EDACS

2016

2018

 

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Professor Duncan Shepherd

Dr Dan Ghica

Dr Nicola Wilkin

Professor Zoe Pikramenou

Mechanical Eng.

Computer Science

 Physics and Astronomy

Chemistry

2016

2016

2018

2018

Life and Environmental Sciences

Professor Kathy Armour

Dr Anna Phillips

Dr Dominique Moran

Dr Kerstin Voelz

Sprt, Ex&Rehab Scis.

Sprt, Ex&Rehab Scis.

GEES

Biosciences

2016

2016

2018

2018

Medical and Dental Sciences

Professor Melanie Calvert

Dr Clare Ray

Professor Hisham Mehanna

Professor Heather Draper

Primary Care

C&R Science

Cancer Sciences

Health & Pop. Sciences

2016

2016

2018

2018

Social Sciences

Dr David Bailey

Professor Andrew Lymer

Professor Alessandra Guariglia

Professor Jane Martin

POLSIS

Business School

Business School

Education

2016

2016

2018

2018

Up to four members co-opted by Senate on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor

Professor Jon Green

Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Gavin Schaffer

Director of Postgraduate Studies

Professor Una Martin

Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equalities)

 Professor Mike Hannon

Director of Institute of Advanced Studies

Terms of Reference

2.10

Powers of the Senate

2.10.1

The Senate shall, within the authority delegated by the Council and   further specified in any terms of reference approved by the Council from time   to time:

 

(a)

keep under review the overall academic policies and academic   strategies of the University and make recommendations thereon to the Council;

 

(b)

be responsible to the Council for regulating and directing the   academic work of the University in admission, teaching, assessment and   research for the award of all Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and other   academic distinctions of the University; and

 

(c)

be responsible to the Council for the control and regulation of the   conduct, discipline and academic progress of the Registered Students of the   University (whether intra-mural or extra-mural) and for the enforcement of   discipline and for procedures for hearing the legitimate complaints by   Registered Students against the University.

2.10.2

The Senate shall have power to discuss any proposed change in the   Charter and Statutes and to send views to the Council.

2.10.3

Such matters as shall be committed to the Senate by the Council   shall be transacted by the Senate, provided always that the Senate may at any   time delegate any of its duties or powers to:

 

(a)

an appropriately qualified member of the Senate; or

 

(b)

an appropriately qualified committee consisting of persons appointed   by the Senate or under its authority; or

 

(c)

an appropriately qualified member of the Staff.

2.10.4

The Senate may make standing orders governing the procedure at   meetings of the Senate. This includes the power to add to, amend, alter or   repeal any theretofore made.

Committees of Senate

The five Committees of Senate are:

Further information about Committees can be obtained by contacting be contacting the Secretary for the Committee. The Secretary's contact details can be found on the individual web page for each Committee.

Minutes

The Secretary should be notified in writing of items of business for the Council at least fourteen days in advance of the meeting.

2015/16 Minutes

  • 11 November 2015
  • 23 March 2016
  • 8 June 2016

2014/15 Minutes

  • 5 November 2014
  • 25 March 2015
  • 10 June 2015

2013/14 Minutes

  • 13 November 2013
  • 19 March 2014
  • 11 June 2014

2012/13 Minutes

Contact Details

Any queries relating to Senate should be directed to:

Mrs Colette McDonough
Assistant Secretary
E-mail: c.mcdonough@bham.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)121 414 6373