About Senate

Senate website

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.

About the Senate website

The Senate website aims to provide:

  • comprehensive information about all aspects of Senate and its committees
  • wide-ranging historical information about Senate and the University
  • many galleries of paintings and photos relating to Senate and its people — thanks largely to the University of Sydney Archives, the State Library of New South Wales and the National Library of Australia

Feedback can be emailed to , Executive Officer to Senate.