Academic Services

Senatus Academicus

The Senatus Academicus (Senate) is the University's supreme academic body.

The core function of the Senate is to regulate and superintend the teaching and discipline of the University and to promote research. The Senate is chaired by the Principal & Vice-Chancellor.

Senate meets three times per year. At each meeting, Senate hosts a presentation and discussion session which is open to all members of staff.

The Senate Exception Committee can be convened to make urgent formal business decisions between meetings of Senate. For further information, please see 'Conduct of Senate Business' below. 

Role of the Senate and its Committees

Information on the role and powers of Senate and resources for Senate members

Conduct of Senate Business

The operation of Senate and format of meetings.

Agendas, papers and minutes

Agendas, papers and minutes for Senate and E-Senate.

Presentation and discussion

Senate hosts regular Presentation and Discussion sessions - all staff are invited

Dates of meetings

Meeting dates for academic session 2021/22


Information on Senate membership and Senate election procedures.

Senate Support Team

  • Academic Services

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Old College
South Bridge


Dr Kathryn Nicol

Academic Policy Officer

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Arlene Duffin

Administrative Assistant

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