The role of Senate is to promote the academic work of the University both in teaching and research and regulate and supervise education and student discipline. It has 57 members, including Deans, heads of department and student representatives, and is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor.
The membership, functions and operations of the Senate are governed by Ordinances 13 - 19 (.pdf), which came into effect on 1 August 2007.
Two nominations were received by the deadline at 5pm on Monday 12 February 2018.
Therefore Dr Louise Beard and Dr Matt Lodder are duly appointed as elected members of academic staff to the membership of Senate for the period 2018-19 to 2021-22 (four-year term).
Nominations were recently invited for the election of a member of Senate to the AQSC for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. Two nominations were received. The election closed at noon on Wednesday 7 February 2018.
Twenty nine votes were counted.
Therefore Dr Nilufer Demirkan-Jones is duly elected to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20.
Nominations were invited from the Faculty of Science and Health for a representative to join the Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships Committee for a period of 3 years (2017-18 to 2019-2020).
The Academic Section produces a termly summary of academic policy decisions. This includes policy decisions taken by Education Committee, Academic Quality and Standards Committee and Senate in the relevant term.