Senate and Committees

The Senate is the governing authority of the University of Sydney and has the functions conferred or imposed on it by or under the University of Sydney Act 1989 (as amended).

The Senate of the University oversees all major decisions concerning the conduct of the University, including staff appointments and welfare, student welfare and discipline, financial matters and the physical and academic development of the University. It awards all degrees and diplomas and is responsible to the Parliament of NSW.

The Senate has established the following committees to assist it in connection with the exercise of its functions:

  • Buildings and Estates Committee
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • People and Culture Committee
  • Strategy and Risk Committee