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.
Senate Elections – Academic staff members
Information on Senate elections
Senate Standing Committee elections - 2023
Information for Senate members interested in standing for election to a Senate Standing Committee
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
Senate Support Team
- Academic Services
- Work: +44(0)131 651 4979
- Email: SenateSupport@ed.ac.uk
- Work: +44(0)131 650 2138
- Email: Arlene.Duffin@ed.ac.uk