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 2021-22

  • Wednesday 3 November 2021
  • Wednesday 26 January 2022
  • Wednesday 27 April 2022
  • Wednesday 29 June 2022

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).

Senate election members

Current elected members of the Senate

2018-22

  • Dr Louise Beard - Biological Sciences
  • Dr Matt Lodder - Philosophy and Art History

2018-22 (Appointed under Ordinance 18)

  • Dr Chris Green - Health and Social Care (2)
  • 2019-23

    • Professor Rossella Argenziano - Economics
    • Professor Katharine Cockin - Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
    • Professor Edward Codling - Mathematical Sciences
    • Fiona Elsted - Essex Pathways
    • Professor Theodore Konstadinides - Law
    • Dr Clotilde Pegorier - Law
    • Dr Steven Shukaitis - Essex Business School

    2020-24

    • Marcin Rudy – East 15

    (1) Appointed from May 2018

    (2) Appointed from April 2019

2021-25

  • Professor Thankom Arun
  • Dr Winifred Eboh
  • Dr Emily Jones
  • Dr Rick O’Gorman
  • Dr Róisín Ryan-Flood
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