University Calendar

The Calendar is an annual University publication. It details the key statutes and regulations under which the University operates and the Senate resolutions relating courses in each faculty. Further information about the University Senate, Academic Board and University Executive - including terms of reference and membership - is available via the appropriate tabs on this site.

For the authoritative list of University policies and procedures, please see the Policy Register.

University Officers

Information about senior personnel, including faculty and University school leadership, is accessible below.

In addition to these office holders, as stipulated in the University of Sydney Act 1989, the Governor is the Visitor of the University but has ceremonial functions only. This role is currently filled by:

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd)
BA GradDip Defence Studies RMC


Senate may resolve to make a Rule that applies across the University to govern University business. These Rules are published in the Policy Register.

Currently in-force Senate Rules are as follows:


Senate’s resolutions made at meetings are binding upon the University. Certain key resolutions of Senate which take the form of procedures or processes to be followed, or statements of relevance to a wide audience are published on the Policy Register, and are linked below:

Academic Board Standards and Guidelines

In addition to the various policies and procedures approved by the Academic Board, the Academic Board also approves certain standards and develops guidelines in a range of areas.

Admissions Standards

The Coursework Policy 2014 makes reference to the following admissions criteria, which may be faculty-specific but which must be approved by the Academic Board:

Higher Degrees by Research

The Academic Board has authority to approve a range of matters related to Higher Degrees by Research and also develops guidelines in this area as set out below:

Teaching and Curriculum

The Academic Board has authority to approve a range of matters related to teaching and curriculum issues, as listed below:

Degrees, diplomas and certificates of faculties, colleges and boards of study