Remit

All of powers of the Court in relation to the University's academic work and standards are delegated to the Senate. The Senate is responsible for the regulation and promotion of learning and teaching, research, knowledge exchange, and scholarship at the University.

Meetings

The normal start-time for Senate meetings is now 9.30 am (UK time). 

Wednesday 11 September 2019
Thursday 12 December 2019
Wednesday 26 February 2020
Thursday 23 April 2020
Wednesday 17 June 2020
 

Composition

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor (Chair of the Senate)
The Vice-Principal (Deputy Chair of the Senate)
The Deputy Principals

The Vice-Principals and Provosts (Dubai and Malaysia)
The Deans
The Heads of Primary Academic Units
The Chairs of Senate Committees *
The Chairs of Joint Court and Senate Committees *
Members of the Academic Staff elected from each Primary Academic Unit
Eight Student members

* if members of academic staff

See the members of the Senate in 2019/20

See the members of the Senate in 2018/19

Powers and Functions

The powers and functions of the Senate are described in the University's Statutes (Statute Five, paragraph two) and include:

  • To regulate the admission of persons to the University and to programmes of study;
  • To regulate and conduct examinations and assessments;
  • To authorise the granting of degrees (including honorary degrees), diplomas, certificates, and other awards;
  • To provide oversight of academic-related library and information services for staff and students;
  • To make recommendations to the Court on the establishment of Primary Academic Units or other similar bodies and to make recommendations as to their organisation, constitution, and functions;
  • To regulate the discipline of the students;
  • To prescribe the academic dress to be worn by the various officers and members of the University and the occasions on which it shall be worn;
  • To establish Committees (to which some powers can be delegated); and
  • To take such other action or do other such things as the Court may authorise.

Please see the Senate Statement of Primary Responsibilities and Delegations

You can also view the Standing Orders of the Senate

Minutes

Current academic year

  • 11 September 2019

Previous academic years

Agenda

Current academic year

Previous academic years