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Assembly - June 2018

Meeting of the Assembly to be held on Friday 29th June

The Vice-Chancellor has called a meeting of the Assembly of the University to take place on Friday 29th June from 10:00 to 12:00 in Oculus OC1.05.

This meeting has been requisitioned by the University, in accordance with Statute 20, to consider a motion on the recommendations of the Senate Sub-Group on Statute 24.

Who can attend?

As outlined in more detail below, membership of the Assembly extends to all staff. This includes staff employed on academic, research-only and teaching-only terms and conditions, and to all staff employed on level 1-9 terms and conditions.

All those who wish to attend are requested to Register Online no later than Wednesday 27th June by 5pm.

On the day

Attendees are requested to arrive at the Oculus Foyer to register from 9:30am onwards. Where possible, we would appreciate it if you are able to arrive to register in good time, to help ensure that everyone is seated prior to the start of the meeting.

Given the position of the Assembly in the University Statute, all those attending the meeting will be asked to present their University card on arrival at the meeting to facilitate the accurate recording of attendance and membership for the purposes of establishing quoracy, in accordance with the requirements of the Standing Orders of the Assembly.

Supporting the Assembly

The Assembly is voluntarily run by University Staff with a variety of roles covering Registration, Runners, and Returning Officers. If you would be interested in supporting this event please email Adam Waddingham on a dot waddingham at warwick dot ac dot uk for more details.

About the Assembly

Charter 15 defines the Assembly of the University as a meeting of members of the academic staff of the University. In line with Charter 16, subject to the provisions of the Charter, Statutes may prescribe the constitution, powers, duties and functions (as the case may be) of the Council, the Senate, the Faculties, the Boards of the Faculties, the Sub-Faculties, the Departments, the Assembly, and such other bodies as may be established.
Statute 20 defines the constitution of the Assembly as follows:

(1) There shall be an Assembly of the University consisting of:

  • The Vice-Chancellor
  • The Provost
  • The Pro-Vice-Chancellors
  • The Professors, Registrar, Readers and other members of the academic staff
  • The holders of such other academic, research and administrative posts as may be designated by the Senate
  • Such other members of the University as may be nominated by the Senate

The Senate, at its meeting of 26 January 2011, approved the following rules for membership of the Assembly, amended to reflect current employment legislation and harmonised terms and conditions, as set out in paper S.22/10-11 (minute 38/10-11 refers):

  • (a) All staff employed on Academic, Research only and Teaching only terms and conditions shall become members of the Assembly from the date of their appointment.
  • (b) All staff employed on level 6-9 terms and conditions shall become members of the Assembly from the date of their appointment.

Subsequently, at its meeting held on 14 June 2017 the Senate resolved that the rules for membership of the Assembly be extended as follows (minute 94/16-17 refers):

That the membership of the Assembly be extended to all staff employed on level 1-9 terms and conditions from the date of their employment.

The Standing Orders of the Assembly can be found here.