Senate is the senior committee within the University responsible for academic standards and the regulation of academic matters. Senate is made up of senior academic and professional service leaders at the University, as well as elected staff and student members. The current composition of Senate can be accessed at the bottom of this page. 

Meetings of Senate are held monthly during term time, but are not usually held in December, April or August, during vacations. Senate reports to Council at each Council meeting, summarising the major business addressed since the last Council, as well as presenting proposals formally for Council’s approval. In its turn, Council reports back to Senate regularly on its major business and decisions. Senate's Terms of Reference can be accessed here.

Senate Meeting dates for 2023/24

Wednesday 27 September 2023
Wednesday 8 November 2023
Wednesday 6 December 2023             
Wednesday 31 January 2024
Wednesday 6 March 2024
Wednesday 8 May 2024
Wednesday 3 July 2024                                                                                                                     

Full list of Senate Members

Senate minutes from past meetings

Senate Committees - Composition & Terms of Reference