The Senate is responsible for the consideration of the academic plan of the University, its associated academic activities and the resources needed to support them, and for advising the Vice-Chancellor and the University Council. It is responsible also for a range of academic matters, such as the maintenance of academic standards and student performance.

Please click on the following link to view the Senate Terms of Reference‌.

The Committee Structure Chart shows the relationship between the Senate and its committees.

Senate Committees

  • School Boards - local management committees.
  • Research Committee - responsible for the strategic direction of research policy and for exercising oversight of the registration, supervision and examination of candidates for the University's research degree awards.
  • Research Ethics and Integrity Committee - responsible for the development and implementation of policy and procedures to address issues related to research ethics and integrity.
  • Teaching & Learning Committee - responsible for overseeing all matters relating to the development and delivery of taught programmes of study and ensuring the maintenance of appropriate academic standards.