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.
Electors must, at the date of the election, be members of the academic staff. Should a ballot be necessary, ballot information will be sent by email on Thursday 10 May 2018 to all those who are eligible to vote.
The vacancy arises following the departure of Tracy Collier from the University.
Nomination forms must be signed by the nominee and by two electors, one of whom must be from a department/school different from that of the nominee. Nominees are requested to give a brief biography and statement in support of their nomination, in not more than 350 words, on the pro forma on the second page of the nomination form. Nominees for election to the Senate must be full or part-time members of the permanent academic staff.
The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 9 May 2018. Nominations must reach Louise Spanner, PA to the Academic Registrar, Academic Registrar’s Office (room 6.115), by 5pm on that date.
Ballot papers must be completed online, by no later than noon on Thursday 24 May 2018.
The date of the election shall be Thursday 24 May 2018.
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.