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 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 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

Vacancy

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

Ms Rosanna Evans

31 July 2016

Ms Laura Tulley

31 July 2016

Mr Rik Sowden

31 July 2016

Ms Maria Salama

31 July 2016

Ms Mariea Parvaz

31 July 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

Arts and Law

Dr Elaine Fulton

Dr Helen Laville

Professor Marie Fox

Dr Danielle Fuller

History & Cultures

EDACS

 Birmingham Law School

EDACS

31 July 2016

31 July 2016

31 July 2018

31 July 2018

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dr Duncan Shepherd

Dr Dan Ghica

Dr Nicola Wilkin

Professor Zoe Pikramenou

Mechanical Eng.

Computer Science

 Physics and Astronomy

Chemistry

31 July 2016

31 July 2016

31 July 2018

31 July 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

31 July 2016

31 July 2016

31 July 2018

31 July 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

31 July 2016

31 July 2016

31 July 2018

31 July 2018

Social Sciences

Dr David Bailey

Professor Andrew Lymer

Professor Alessandra Guariglia

Professor Jane 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

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

Meetings and minutes

Senate currently has three business meetings during each academic year.

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

2014-2015 Minutes

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

2013-2014 Minutes

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