Senate

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.

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 formally three times a year, in November, March and July, with joint meetings taking place with the University Council in December and May. Senate's powers and constitution can be found in the University’s Ordinances.

Typically,  its agendas include a report by the Vice-Chancellor, Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellors, as well as reports from the Dean of Graduate Research and Dean of Taught Programmes. Agendas also include discussion on key items of university business and strategy. Senate also receives for information reports from the two Faculty Boards as well as updates from Senate Committees responsible for Health and Safety and Ethics.

Chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Senate's membership is comprised of the Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellors, Faculty and College Deans, Associate Deans, Director of Academic Services, Heads of Department and elected members of the academic community. Students are represented by members of the FXU and Students' Guild.

Dates of Meetings in 2014/15

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