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:

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.