Constitution of Senate

Senate’s constitution is defined under the ‘standard governing body provisions’ as set out in Schedule 1 of the Universities Governing Bodies Act where the reference to ‘governing body’ shall be read as ‘Senate’ as follows:

Constitution of Senate
(1) The Senate is to consist of:

(a) 3 official members, being:
(i) the Chancellor (if the Chancellor is not otherwise a member of the Senate), and
(ii) the Vice-Chancellor, and
(iii) the person for the time being holding the office of presiding member of the Academic Board (if that person is not the Vice-Chancellor) or of deputy presiding member of the Academic Board (if the presiding member is the Vice-Chancellor), and

(b) 2 external persons appointed by the Minister, and

(c) 5 external persons appointed by the Senate, and

(d) 2 persons:
(i) who are members of the academic staff of the University, and
(ii) who have such qualifications as may be prescribed by the by-laws, and
(iii) who are elected by members of the academic staff of the University in the manner prescribed by the by-laws, and

(e) one person:
(i) who is a member of the non-academic staff of the University, and
(ii) who has such qualifications as may be prescribed by the by-laws, and
(iii) who is elected by members of the non-academic staff of the University in the manner prescribed by the by-laws, and

(f) one person:
(i) who is an undergraduate student of the University but who is not a member of the academic or non-academic staff of the University, and
(ii) who has such qualifications as may be prescribed by the by-laws, and
(iii) who is elected by undergraduate students of the University in the manner prescribed by the by-laws, and

(g) one person:
(i) who is a postgraduate student of the University but who is not a member of the academic or non-academic staff of the University, and
(ii) who has such qualifications as may be prescribed by the by-laws, and
(iii) who is elected by postgraduate students of the University in the manner prescribed by the by-laws.