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Governance

Senate

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Senate is the supreme academic authority of the University and is accountable to Council.

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.

Meetings of Senate 2020-21

  • Wednesday 4 November 2020
  • Wednesday 27 January 2021
  • Wednesday 28 April 2021
  • Wednesday 30 June 2020

Meeting minutes

The membership of Senate

The membership of Senate is defined by Ordinance 13. There are 16 elected members, at least nine of whom must be in non-professorial posts at the time of election. The term of office of elected members of the Senate is four years and elected members may stand for consecutive terms (S.M.151/06).

Outcome of Senate Election

Nominations closed on Friday 20 March 2020. One nomination was received by the deadline, therefore we have pleasure in confirming that the Senate elected member for the period 1 August 2020 - 31 July 2024 is:

  • Marcin Rudy

Senate Election to Membership of Academic Quality and Standards Committee (AQSC) 2020-21 to 2022-23 (three year term)

Outcome

 

Nominations closed on Thursday 9 July 2020. One nomination was received by the deadline, therefore we have pleasure in confirming that the Senate representative for the period 1 August 2020 - 31 July 2023 is:

  •   Professor Katharine Cockin

Successful candidates

Successful candidates will be required to complete all modules of the Essential Training Policy, prior to attendance at the first meeting of the academic year.

   

Further information

A member must stand down from membership of AQSC if they cease to be a member of the Senate.

 

Members of Senate should be able to attend meetings, induction and compulsory training events and meet the other requirements of AQSC membership.

 

Members are required to undertake the courses set out in the Essential Training Policy, prior to the commencement of the first meeting.

 

The membership of AQSC will be recorded on the successful candidate's iTrent HR record.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Election to the membership of Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships Committee (HDHFC) 2019-2020 to 2021-2022 (3 year term)

Nominations closed for the vacancy of a Senate representative from the Faculty of Social Sciences on Monday 24 February 2020, one nomination was received by the deadline, therefore Professor John Bartle is duly appointed.

Summary of academic policy decisions

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.

Get in touch
Emma Hardy  Deputy Academic Registrar
University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 872989