A tree grows within an internal library building on Lancaster University campus


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.

Tab Content: Senate Members


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.

Tab Content: Senate Standing Orders


The Standing Orders are the written rules which regulate the proceedings of Senate.

Tab Content: Minutes of Senate

11 September 2017 12 September 2018 11 September 2019
15 November 2017 7 November 2018  
21 February 2018 30 January 2019  
2 May 2018 3 April 2019  
20 June 2018 19 June 2019  

Please note that the minutes are usually published following formal approval at the next meeting.

Tab Content: 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 of decision making sets out delegated authority visually.