The Senate is the academic authority of the University and has primary responsibility for the academic work of the University, both in teaching and in research, and for the regulation and superintendence of the education and discipline of the students of the University. Senate is defined by the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances.
The Senate is the academic authority of the University and draws its membership from the academic and Professional Services staff and the students of the institution. View the full list of Senate Membership.
Senate Standing Orders
The Senate Standing Orders are the written rules which regulate the proceedings of Senate.
Minutes of Senate
Please note that the minutes are usually published following formal approval at the next meeting.
Schedule of Delegations
The powers of Senate are outlined in the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances (Ordinance 5A).
The Senate has delegated other decisions as defined in the Senate Schedule of Delegations and in the terms of reference of Senate Sub-Committees.
It is recognised that Council retains the ultimate accountability and corporate responsibility for the decisions made on its behalf.
The Organogram 2020 of decision making sets out delegated authority visually.
Senate Sub-Committee terms of reference and membership lists are available here.