The purpose of Senate is to act as the guardian of the academic affairs of the University. Membership of Senate is fully representative of the University as a whole.
All stakeholders are represented including appropriate elected student officers and elected staff representatives. There is, in particular, full representation of both faculties, and the Regent’s Institute of Languages and Culture on Senate.
Senate is the forum where the strategic academic development of the University is debated, critically reviewed and proposed to the Board of Trustees for approval. See Senate Structure.
All matters relating to the monitoring and enhancement of the portfolio, the social and learning experience of students and the professional development of academic staff may be debated at Senate.