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.
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).
Eleven of the current elected members of Senate will remain in office in 2021-22; seven in non-professorial posts, four in a Professorship.
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 June 2021 to all those who are eligible to stand and vote.
The vacancies arise following the completion of term of Professor John Bartle, Dr Nicholas Geeraert, Dr Helge Gillmeister, Dr Antonio Marco and Professor Peter Patrick.
(1) Appointed from May 2018
(2) Appointed from April 2019
Nomination forms (.docx) 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 must, at the date of the election, be full or part-time members of permanent academic staff. Please refer to Ordinance 17 for further information.
The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 9 June 2021. Nominations must reach firstname.lastname@example.org, by 5pm on that date.
Electors must, at the date of the election, be full or part-time members of academic staff. Should a ballot be necessary, ballot information will be sent by email on Thursday 10 June 2021 to all those who are eligible to vote.
The date of the election shall be Friday 25 June 2021.
Successful candidates will be required to complete all modules of the Essential Training Policy (.pdf), prior to attendance at the first meeting of the academic year.