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Senate

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Senate is the principal academic body of the University. It is responsible for overseeing the quality and standards of all teaching and learning carried out at Aston, as well as for all research activities. Senate meetings concentrate on significant areas of academic strategy, policy and delivery. Academic ordinances and academic awards can only be made with the agreement of Senate. With over 50 members including Deans, other academic and professional staff, and student representatives, Senate is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor and meets four times a year. Senate has several committees including Learning and Teaching Committee , Research Committee, and International Strategy Committee and delegates powers to these bodies when required.   

Constitution and Terms of Reference of the Senate

Current Membership of Senate

SENATE NEWS -  Summaries of Senate Meetings


Senate Minutes (login required) 

2016/17

31 May 2017

8 March 2017

9 November 2016

2015/16

1 June 2016

24 February 2016

4 November 2015

2014/15

25 June 2015

8 June 2015

18 February 2015

5 November 2014

2013/14

4 June 2014

19 February 2014

23 October 2013

2012/13

10 June 2013

13 March 2013 

28 November 2012

2011/12

6 June 2012

14 March 2012

23 November 2011

2010/11

8 June 2011

9 March 2011

24 November 2010

2009/10

9 June 2010

3 March 2010

25 November 2009

2008/09

10 June 2009

25 February 2009

19 November 2008

2007/08

4 June 2008

Summary of Joint Council and Senate Strategy Away Day - 14 May 2008

23 April 2008

27 February 2008

23 January 2008

28 November 2007

24 October 2007 

2006/07

7 March 2007

31 January 2007

29 November 2006

25 October 2006

2 May 2007

30 May 2007

2005/06

7 June 2006

10 May 2006

15 March 2006

1 February 2006

23 November 2005

19 October 2005

2004/05

8 June 2005

4 May 2005

2 March 2005

26 January 2005

24 November 2004

20 October 2004

2003/04

9 June 2004

5 May 2004

25 February 2004

28 January 2004

19 November 2003

15 October 2003

2002/03

18 June 2003

14 May 2003

5 March 2003

30 January 2003

27 November 2002

23 October 2002

2001/02

29 May 2002

1 May 2002

27 February 2002

23 January 2002

21 November 2001

17 October 2001

2000/01

7 March 2001

7 February 2001

6 December 2000

22 November 2000

18 October 2000

1999/2000

19 July 2000

14 June 2000

17 May 2000

8 March 2000

2 February 2000

24 November 1999

27 October 1999

1998/99

2 June 1999

5 May 1999

24 February 1999

27 January 1999

2 December 1998

22 October 1998

1997/98

10 June 1998

6 May 1998

17 March 1998

25 February 1998

28 January 1998

3 December 1997

19 November 1997

15 October 1997

1996/97

26 February 1997

4 June 1997

30 April 1997

22 January 1997

20 November 1996

16 October 1996