The membership, functions and operations of the Senate are governed
by the following ordinances, which came into effect on 1 August 2007.
Membership of Senate 2012-2013
The membership of Senate is available on the
University Calendar website.
Working Party on the Review of the Effectiveness of Senate
During the 2012-13 academic year, the Working Party has
undertaken a piece of work to consider the functions of Senate
sub-committees and propose a new sub-committee structure. At its
meeting on 24 April 2013, Senate considered an interim report from
the Working Party, which set out the work to date in considering and
preparing recommendations for a revised structure and a timeline and
structure for a University-wide consultation process to take place
during the summer term. The final recommendations on the revised
sub-committee structure will be presented to Senate for
consideration and approval in June 2013 to enable the new
arrangements to come into effect on 1 August 2013.
The draft proposals, as considered by Senate in April and more
information about the structure of the consultation process, are set
out in a consultation document, which can be accessed
here using your University username and password. Please send
any comments by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, so they may be
collated for consideration by the Working Party. The deadline for
responses is 5pm, Friday 24 May 2013.
Senate Election Summer Term 2013
Nominations were recently invited for the
election to membership of the Senate of the University for the
period 2013-17. The election will be held between midday
Thursday 16 May and midday on Wednesday
5 June. The election will be administered using the online
Mi-Voice election process.
Please note that no paper
ballot will be held. The voting system is held on a secure
website server and is anonymous using a unique voter code which is
There are six vacancies and
eight candidates are standing for
election. A brief personal statement from each candidate is
available against the candidates name on the ballot form.
To cast your vote, please visit
and enter your unique voter code,
which has been sent to you via e-mail to your university
Vote by placing an X in the box next to the names of up to
six candidates whom
Ballot entries must be completed online,
by no later
than noon on Wednesday 5 June.
Meetings of Senate 2012-2013
Wednesday 17 October 2012 - 14:00
Wednesday 23 January 2013 - 14:00
Wednesday 24 April 2013 - 14:00
Wednesday 26 June 2013 - 14:00
meetings from 1996-97 - 2003-04
Agenda sheet, minutes and any related documents from 2004-2005
onwards are available from the
Programme Information Changes
programme information list for the academic year is updated
following each Senate.
The Academic Section produces a termly
Academic Policy Decisions. This includes policy decisions
taken by Academic Board, the Quality
Assurance and Enhancement Committee and the Senate* in the relevant term. The
Summary is prepared principally for the benefit of Heads of
Departments and relevant Centre Directors and for Departmental
Administrators. It is divided into two sections: items for action by
department and centres and items for information.
For enquiries, please contact Richard Stock, e-mail: rstock
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