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 2021/22

Ex-Officio Members

Professor Sir David Eastwood

Vice-Chancellor and Principal (in the Chair)

Professor Tim Jones

Provost and Vice-Principal (Deputy Chair)

   

Professor Kathy Armour

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Heather Widdows

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer)

 Professor Robin Mason

 Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International)

   

Professor Andrzej Gasiorek 

Head of College of Arts and Law

Professor Stephen Jarvis

Head of College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Professor Laura Green

Head of College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Professor David Adams

Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Professor Richard Black

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 (in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences this will be four College Board members, and will also include the Dean of Birmingham Medical School)

Arts and Law

Professor Elaine Fulton

Professor Hugh Adlington

Professor Helen Abbott

 

 Director of Education

Director of Research and KT

Head of School, LCAHM

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Professor Nicola Wilkin

Professor Costas Constantinou

Professor Clive Roberts

Director of Education

Director of Research and KT

Head of School, Engineering

Life and Environmental Sciences

Professor Jeremy Pritchard

Professor David Hannah

Professor Ed Wilding

Director of Education

Director of Research and KT

Head of School, Psychology

Medical and Dental Sciences

Professor John Curnow

Professor Phil Newsome

Professor Una Martin

Professor Phil Lumley

Director of Education

Director of Research and KT

Dean of Birmingham Medical School

Deputy Head of College

Social Sciences

Professor Catherine Mangan

Professor Paul Jackson

Professor Anthea Hucklesby

Director of Education

Director of Research and KT

Head of School, Social Policy

Education Officer of the Guild of Students

Jules Singh

Ex-Officio

Five registered students nominated by the Guild of Students

 

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

Danielle Murinas

2022

Khushi Dagalia

2022

Vanessa Chigariro

2022

Arthika Suendran

2022

Vacancy TBC by Guild

2022

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 31 July -
unless otherwise stated)

Arts and Law

Dr Rehana Parveen

Dr Tom Cutterham

Professor Deborah Longworth

Dr Matteo Fuoli

Birmingham Law School

History & Cultures

EDACS

EDACS

2024

2023

2024

2023

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Dr Stephen Kukureka

Professor Marta Mazzocco

Dr Tzany Kokalova Wheldon

Dr Aziza Mahomed

Mettallurgy & Materials

Mathematics

Physics and Astronomy

Engineering

2022

2022

2024

2023

Life and Environmental Sciences

Professor Alicia Hidalgo

Dr Jennifer Cook

Dr Lloyd Jenkins

Professor Stephen Busby

Biosciences

Psychology

GEES

Biosciences

2022

2024

2022

2022

Medical and Dental Sciences

Dr Aga Gambus

Dr Emma Shepherd

Professor Julie Taylor

Professor Chris Tselepis

Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Immunology and Immunotherapy

Nursing

Institute of Clinical Sciences

 

 

2024

2024

2022

2024

Social Sciences

Professor Anindya Banerjee

Dr Stephen Bates

Dr Nando Sigona

Dr Catherine Durose

Birmingham Business School

Government

Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Government

2024

2024

2022

2023

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

 

 

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 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.

Contact Details

Any queries relating to Senate should be directed to:

Mr Neal Sidney 
Governance Officer
E-mail: n.sidney@bham.ac.uk