Twenty four new Senators have now been elected to represent academic staff across all Colleges and campuses. Four Senators from each College, chosen by academic peers, will now sit on the University’s chief decision-making body and will help shape the future direction of the institution. For the first time, membership was opened up so that a wide cross-section of the academic community could participate. For details of newly-elected Senators, please look at our Senator profile page.

Senate is the senior forum for academic staff to shape academic strategy, as well as scrutinise plans and raise issues of major strategic importance to the University. It meets three times a year, and its powers and constitution can be found in the University’s Ordinances.

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Dates of Meetings in 2014/15

  • 5 November 2014
  • 18 December 2014 - Joint Senate and Council meeting
  • 18 March 2015
  • 20 May 2015 - Joint Senate and Council meeting
  • 1 July 2015