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Membership 2017/18

Ex Officio Members

 

The Vice-Chancellor

Professor Stuart Croft

The Provost

Professor Christine Ennew

The Pro-Vice-Chancellors/ Academic Vice-Presidents

Professor Christopher Hughes
Professor Jan Palmowski
Professor Simon Swain
Professor Pam Thomas

The Librarian

Mr Robin Green

The Chairs of the Boards of the Faculties:

 
Arts
Medicine
Science
Social Sciences
Professor Simon Gilson
Professor Aileen Clarke
Professor Michael Shipman
Professor Matthew Nudds
The holders of such other posts, including persons charged with the welfare of students, as the Senate may from time to time determine:  
The Chair of the Board of Graduate Studies Professor Colin Sparrow
The Dean of Students Professor Louise Gracia

 

 

Appointed Members

 

Twenty-four members of the academic staff, appointed by the Boards of the Faculties

 

Arts

Professor Catherine Constable (Film and Television Studies) (2018)
Professor Maureen Freely (English and Comparative Literary Studies) (2018)
Professor Seán Hand (School of Modern Languages and Cultures) (2019)
Professor Cathia Jenainati (School for Cross-faculty Studies) (2020)
Professor Penny Roberts (History) (2018)
Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes (School of Modern Languages and Cultures) (2020)

Medicine

Professor Mohan Balasubramanian (Warwick Medical School) (2018)
Professor Frances Griffiths (Warwick Medical School) (2019)
Professor Geraldine Hartshorne (Warwick Medical School) (2018)
Professor Sudhesh Kumar (Warwick Medical School) (2020)
Professor Lesley Roberts (Warwick Medical School) (2020)
Professor Kate Seers (Warwick Medical School) (2018)

Science

Dr Dave Britnell (Engineering) (2019)
Professor Claire Davis (Warwick Manufacturing Group) (2019)
Professor Laura Green (Life Sciences) (2019)
Professor David Leadley (Physics) (2018)
Professor Robin Goodwin (Psychology) (2020)
TBC (2020)

Social Sciences

Professor Geoff Lindsay (CEDAR) (2020)
Professor Celia Lury (CIM) (2020)
Professor Andrew Lockett (WBS) (2019)
Professor Jeremy Smith (Economics) (2020)
Professor John Solomos (Sociology) (2018)
Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey (Centre for Applied Linguistics) (2018)

Six members appointed by the Assembly, of whom four should be academics, but not more than two Professors, and of whom two should be administrative/support staff

Mrs Shirley Crookes (Head of Student Support) (2018)
Professor Saul Jacka (Statistics) (2019)
Professor Jonathan Millar (Warwick Medical School) (2019)
Dr Thijs van Rens (Economics) (2019)
Dr Rebecca Freeman (School of Life Sciences) (2019)
TBC (2020)

 

 

Student Members

 

The President of the Students' Union

Ms Hope Worsdale (2018)

Two registered students of the University elected by registered students of the University

Ms Emily Dunford (2018)
Mr Liam Jackson (2018)

(The year after a member’s name indicates that his or her term of office expires on 31 July of that year.)

Secretary to the Senate

Rachel Sandby-Thomas, Registrar

In Attendance

Strategy Director
Group Finance Director
Secretary to the Council
Academic Registrar

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Terms of Reference

In accordance with Statute 16:

The Senate shall be the supreme academic authority of the University and shall, subject to the powers reserved to the Council by these Statutes, take such measures and act in such a manner as shall appear to it best calculated to promote the academic work of the University both in teaching and research and for the regulation and superintendence of the education and discipline of the students of the University. The Senate shall, subject to the Charter and these Statutes, in addition to all other powers vested in it, have the following powers:

(1) To regulate and control, after considering the views of the Boards of the Faculties, 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 of persons to courses of study and their continuance therein.

(3) To recommend to the Council the establishment of Faculties; and to recommend to the Council after consultation with the Boards of the Faculties the establishment of Sub-Faculties and of Departments.

(4) To appoint members of the Senate to be members of the Council as provided for under Statute 12.

(5) To appoint jointly with the Council the Chancellor as provided for in Statute 3.

(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 Senior Lecturers, Lecturers and other persons of the academic staff whose appointment is not provided for elsewhere in these Statutes.

(11) To recommend to the Council the granting of the status of a Teacher of the University, under the title of Recognised Teacher.

(12) To grant Honorary Degrees, the title of Emeritus Professor or other University distinctions.

(13) To regulate all University examinations and to appoint examiners, whether internal or external.

(14) To prescribe the requirements of the University for matriculation.

(15) To recommend the institution of Degrees.

(16) To grant Degrees and other academic distinctions to persons who shall have pursued in the University a course of study approved by the Senate and shall have passed the examinations of the University under the conditions laid down in the Regulations.

(17) 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.

(18) To grant Degrees, Diplomas, Licences, Certificates and other academic distinctions to persons who shall 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.

(19) 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.

(20) 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.

(21) To determine what formalities shall attach to the conferment of Degrees and other distinctions.

(22) To revoke any Degrees or other distinctions conferred by the University, and all privileges connected therewith if the holder thereof has been convicted of a crime for which that person has been sentenced to imprisonment and the Senate considers that such crime is one which renders that person unfit to be a member or graduate of the University.

(23) To advise the Council on the allocation of resources for teaching and research.

(24) To advise the Council on priorities for new buildings and on the long-term development plan of the University.

(25) To be responsible for the general administration of the University Library.

(26) To recommend to the Council the institution of Fellowships, Scholarships, Studentships, Prizes and other aids to study and research.

(27) To supervise the extra-mural work of the University.

(28) To make recommendations to the Council on any matter of interest to the University.

(29) To regulate the use of academic dress in the University.

(30) To regulate the discipline of the University and to determine in what manner disciplinary powers shall be exercised.

(31) To expel any student guilty of grave misconduct after giving that student an opportunity to appear personally and to be heard.

(32) To make recommendations to the Council concerning the constitution of the Union of Students and on any other matter relating to supervising organisations of students.

(33) To make recommendations to the Council concerning the welfare of the students of the University.

(34) To express an opinion on any matter or thing pertinent to the University and its affairs.

(35) Generally to exercise all such powers as are or may be conferred on the Senate by the Charter and these Statutes including the power to make Regulations, subject to the provisions of Statute 29, in the exercise of the powers hereinbefore expressly set out in this Statute and of all other the powers of the Senate.

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Reporting Structure

The following Committees report directly to the Senate:
Academic Resourcing Committee
Academic Staff Committee
Education Committee
Research Committee
Steering Committee

The following Boards and Committees report to Senate both directly and via the Education Committee:
Academic Standards and Quality Committee
Board of the Faculty of Arts
Board of the Faculty of Science
Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Board of the Faculty of Medicine
Board of Graduate Studies
Partnerships Committee
Student Learning Experience and Engagement Committee
Widening Participation Strategy Committee

The Equality and Diversity Committee, Honorary Degrees Commitee, Gift Acceptance Committee and Research Governance and Ethics Committee are joint committees of the Senate and the Council.

Click here to see a diagrammatic representation of the Committee Structure.

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Secretariat

Secretary and Clerk to the Senate: Rachel Sandby-Thomas, Registrar
(PA Wendy Taylor, ext: 23704)
Assistant Secretary: Katharine Gray, Acting Deputy Academic Registrar
(ext: 22707)
Correspondence should be sent to senate at warwick dot ac dot uk

The Secretary should be notified of items of business for the Senate three and a half weeks in advance of its meeting. Senate business is considered by the Senate Steering Committee at its meeting ten days in advance of the meeting of the Senate. One single-sided and twenty five double-sided stapled copies of papers for consideration by the Senate Steering Committee should be submitted to Phil Griffiths in the Teaching Quality section no later than midday on the Wednesday in advance of the meeting.

Click here to access a timetable for submission of papers to the Senate in 2017 - 18 

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Meetings

Dates of meetings of the Senate can be found within the University Committee Timetable.

Click here to access minutes of previous meetings.

Standing Orders

Standing Orders (PDF Document) of the Senate were approved at a meeting of the Senate held on 1 February 2017 (minute 49/16-17).

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