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Senate

The main responsibilities of Senate are:

(a) advising the Council concerning academic policy, the University’s academic programme and the contents of curricula

(b) making recommendations to the Council and the Vice-Chancellor and Rector concerning the use of the University’s resources

(c) advising the Council and the Vice-Chancellor and Rector on staffing policies

(d) advising the Council on the academic implications of budgetary and other proposals

(e) the maintenance of proper academic standards and the operation of quality assurance procedures

(f) proposing appropriate persons for appointment as External Examiners and defining the Terms of Appointment

(g) the determination of the qualifications for entry to particular courses insofar as such qualifications are not imposed by external validating bodies and on the allocation of students as between courses

(h) advising the Vice-Chancellor and Rector on the policy governing the teaching and timetabling of the various courses including the provision and supervision of professional training

(i) the determination of the academic grounds for the suspension exclusion or dismissal of students from the University insofar as these are within the competence of the Senate

(j)  the determination of the academic qualifications for the award of diplomas or certificates of the University

(k) promoting research in the University

(l) such other matters referred to it by the Council

(m) making orders for the conduct of its affairs and other matters as lie within its competence provided that such orders shall not be effective until they have been approved by the Council.

Senate Committee Chart

 

Senate Terms of Reference and composition are reviewed annually at the last meeting of the academic year. 

Chair: Professor Gerald Pillay (Vice-Chancellor & Rector)

Secretary: Mr Graham Donelan

Minute Secretary: Mr Derrick Dykins

 

Dates of Meetings in 2016/17

Senate 9th November 2016

Senate 15th March 2017

Wednesday 14th June 2017, 2.15 pm 

 

Minutes Archive

2015/16

Senate 9th December 2015

Senate 16th March 2016

Senate 15th June 2016

 

2014/15

Senate 10th December 2014 

Senate 25th March 2015

Senate 17th June 2015

 

2013/14

Senate 11th December 2013

Senate 19th March 2014

Senate 18 June 2014