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Ordinance 5: The Senate

The Senate

(1)

Ex Officio Members of the Senate will hold office so long as they continue to occupy the positions by virtue of which they became members.

(2)

Appointed members, other than elected student representatives, will hold office for a period of three years commencing on the first day of August in the year in which they are appointed.

(3)

Where an appointed member of the Senate ceases to be a member of the staff or a student of the University, their appointment as a member of the Senate will terminate with immediate effect.

(4)

The twenty-four members of the Academic Staff, seven members from both the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences and ten from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine, to be appointed by the Faculty Boards.

(5)

Six members of the Assembly, to be appointed by the Assembly as set out in Regulation, of whom four should be Academic Staff and two should be Professional Services staff. Not more than two of the Academic Staff members should be Professors, however any serving academic representative of the Assembly promoted to Professor during their term of office will be able to complete their full term.

(6)

 

 

Student Representatives

(a)

The Students’ Union will conduct an election to appoint the representatives of the students of the University to the Senate. All registered students of the University will be entitled to vote in the election.

(b)

Student members will hold office for no more than one year commencing on the first day of their term of elected office and ending on their last day of elected office according to the Students’ Union’s governing documents. Student members may serve for more than one term of office on the Senate if so elected by the registered students of the University.

5.1: Powers of the Senate
The Senate will, subject to the Charter and the Statutes, in addition to all other powers vested in it, have the following powers, duties and functions:
(1) To regulate and control, after considering the views of the Faculty Boards, all teaching, courses of study and the conditions qualifying for admission to the various titles, degrees and other distinctions offered by the University.
(2) To regulate the admission and progression of persons to courses of study.
(3) To recommend to the Council the establishment of Faculties; and to recommend to the Council after consultation with the Faculty Boards the establishment of Departments.
(4) To appoint members of the Senate to be members of the Council as provided for under Statute 5.
(5) To appoint jointly with the Council the Chancellor as provided for in Article 5.
(6) To recommend to the Council the establishment of new academic posts in the University.
(7) To advise and make recommendations to the Council on matters affecting the appointment, duties and conditions of service of all members of the Academic Staff.
(8) To review from time to time the duties and conditions of service of all members of the Academic Staff.
(9) To recommend to the Council the appointment of the Professors, Readers and the Librarian of the University.
(10) To recommend to the Council the appointment of Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and other persons of the Academic Staff whose appointment is not provided for elsewhere in the Statutes.
(11) To grant Honorary Degrees, the title of Emeritus Professor or other University distinctions.
(12) To regulate all University examinations and to appoint examiners, whether internal or external.
(13) To prescribe the requirements of the University for matriculation.
(14) To recommend the establishment of degrees.
(15) To grant degrees and other academic distinctions to persons who have pursued in the University a course of study approved by the Senate and have passed the examinations of the University under the conditions laid down in the Regulations.
(16) To grant diplomas, licences or certificates to persons who have pursued a course of study approved by the Senate under conditions laid down by it.
(17) To grant degrees, diplomas, licences, certificates and other academic distinctions to persons who have pursued a course of study offered by the University in conjunction with another institution, the joint course of study having been approved by the Senate under conditions laid down by it.
(18) To accept such examinations and periods of study at such universities and places of learning as the Senate may approve as equivalent to such examinations and periods of study in the University as the Senate may determine.
(19) To accept courses of study in any other institution which in the opinion of the Senate possesses the means of affording the proper instruction for such courses of study in the University as the Senate may determine.
(20) To define what formalities will determine the conferment of degrees and other distinctions.
(21) To revoke any degrees or other distinctions conferred by the University, and all privileges connected with them for good cause.
(22) To advise the Council on the allocation of resources for teaching and research.
(23) To advise the Council on priorities for new buildings and on the long-term development plan of the University.
(24) To be responsible for the general administration of the University Library.
(25) To recommend to the Council the institution of Fellowships, Scholarships, Studentships, Prizes and other aids to study and research.
(26) To supervise the extra-mural work of the University.
(27) To make recommendations to the Council on any matter of interest to the University.
(28) To regulate the use of academic dress in the University.
(29) To regulate the discipline of the University and to determine in what manner disciplinary powers shall be exercised.
(30) To expel any student guilty of grave misconduct after giving that student an opportunity to appear personally and to be heard.
(31) To make recommendations to the Council concerning the constitution of the Students’ Union and on any other matter relating to supervising organisations of students.
(32) To make recommendations to the Council concerning the welfare of the students of the University.
(33) To express an opinion on any matter or thing pertinent to the University and its affairs.
(34) Generally to exercise all such powers as are or may be conferred on the Senate by the Charter and the Statutes and the Ordinances including the power to make Regulations, in the exercise of those powers of the Senate.
5.2: Procedures for meetings of the Senate

(1)

The Senate may make Standing Orders that regulate its procedures, provided that such Standing Orders do not conflict with the Charter, the Statutes, the Ordinances or the Regulations.

5.3: Committees of the Senate

(1)

Academic Resourcing Committee

(2)

Academic Staff Committee

(3)

Education Committee

(4)

Equality and Diversity Committee, a joint Committee of both the Council and the Senate

(5)

Fundraising Ethics Committee, a joint Committee of both the Council and the Senate

(6)

Honorary Degrees Committee, a joint Committee of both the Council and the Senate

(7)

Senate Steering Committee

(8)

Research Committee

(9)

Research Governance and Ethics Committee, a joint Committee of both the Council and the Senate