The Senate

Senate is the principal academic body of the University, responsible to Council for: the overall academic policies of the University; regulating the academic work of the University in admissions, teaching, assessment and research for academic awards of the University (including Honorary Degrees); for the control and regulation of the conduct, discipline and academic progress of the Registered Students of the University.

The Senate is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor. It meets four times a year and consists of up to 60 members, including:

  • Aston Webb buildingThe Vice-Chancellor, the Provost and Vice-Principal (ex officio)
  • Pro-Vice Chancellors thematic (ex officio)
  • Pro-Vice Chancellors and Heads of College (ex officio)
  • The College Directors of Education and of Research and of Knowledge Transfer (ex officio)
  • One other member nominated by each Head of College from the College Board
  • Four academic staff members elected from each College
  • The Vice-President of the Guild of Students (Education and Access) and five other student members
  • Up to four other members who may be co-opted

The following sub-committees report to Senate:

Membership 2014-15

 

Ex-Officio Members

Professor Sir D Eastwood

Vice-Chancellor and Principal (in the Chair)

Professor A Tickell

Provost and Vice-Principal (Deputy Chair)

 

 

Professor J Heath

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Estates and Infrastructure)

Professor J Bale

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor M Press

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer)

 

 

Professor M Whitby

Head of College of Arts and Law

Professor R Williams

Head of College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Professor K Chipman

Head of College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Professor E Jenkinson

Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Professor S 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 T Arnull

Professor S Hunston

Professor C Ross

Director of Education

Director of Research and KT

Head of School, History & Cultures

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dr S Quigley

Professor J Bridgeman

Professor M Simmons

Director of Education

Director of Research and KT

Head of School, Chemical Engineering

Life and Environmental Sciences

Dr I Sansom

Professor C Miall

Professor D Hannah

Director of Education

Director of Research and KT

Head of School, GEES

Medical and Dental Sciences

Professor P Kumar

Professor J Frampton

Professor D Adams

Director of Education

Director of Research and KT

Dean of Medicine

Social Sciences

Dr G Watson

Professor S Wolff

Professor M Webber

Director of Education

Director of Research and KT

Head of School, Governance and Society

Vice-President (Education) of the Guild of Students

Mr J Armer

Ex-Officio

Five registered students nominated by the Guild of Students

Mr A Hayden

31 July 2015

Mr G Hughes

31 July 2015

Mr G Kallika

31 July 2015

Mr E Sainsbury

31 July 2015

Vacancy

31 July 2015

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

Arts and Law

Dr E Fulton

Dr H Laville

Vacancy

Vacancy

History & Cultures

American & Canadian Studies

 

31 July 2016

31 July 2016

31 July 2018

31 July 2018

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dr D Shepherd

Dr D Ghica

Vacancy

Vacancy

Mechanical Eng.

Computer Science

 

31 July 2016

31 July 2016

31 July 2018

31 July 2018

Life and Environmental Sciences

Professor K Armour

Dr A Phillips

Dr Dominique Moran

Dr Kerstin Voelz

Sprt, Ex&Rehab Scis.

Sprt, Ex&Rehab Scis.

GEES

Biosciences

31 July 2016

31 July 2016

31 July 2018

31 July 2018

Medical and Dental Sciences

Professor M Calvert

Dr C Ray

Professor H Mehanna

Professor H Draper

Primary Care

C&R Science

 Cancer Sciences

 Health & Pop. Sciences

31 July 2016

31 July 2016

31 July 2018

31 July 2018

Social Sciences

Dr D Bailey

Professor A Lymer

Professor A Guariglia

Professor J Martin

POLSIS

Business School

Business School

Education

31 July 2016

31 July 2016

31 July 2018

31 July 2018

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

Dr J Green

Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Dr G Schaffer

Head of Graduate School

Professor M Stringer

Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Staffing)

Dr R Santos

Senior Tutor

Meetings and minutes

Senate currently has four business meetings during each academic year.

Senate meetings during 2013/2014 are as follows : 

25 September 2013 (if required)
13 November 2013
19 March 2014
11 June 2014
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The Secretary should be notified in writing of items of business for the Council at least fourteen days in advance of the meeting.