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University Senate

Chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, the Senate meets four times per year and is responsible for regulating and directing the academic work of the University. Acting in an advisory capacity to the Council, the Senate is responsible for overseeing all academic matters including the approval of new courses and the supervision and discipline of students.

Senate is regarded as the authority on purely academic matters and its membership therefore comprises the Pro-Vice-Chancellors, heads of academic departments, elected members of academic staff, the Director of Information, two of the College Provosts and representatives of the student body.

Senate delegates much of its work to a series of sub-committees chaired by the senior academic officers and to Faculty Boards chaired by the Faculty Deans.

Additional information

 

University Senate chair

  • Professor Charlie Jeffrey
    Vice-Chancellor & President
    vc@york.ac.uk

Contacts

Meeting dates

2019/20

  • Tuesday 22 October 2019 (paper deadline 11 October 2019)
    2.15pm in Bowland Lecture Theatre, Berrick Saul Building

  • Tuesday 28 January 2020 (paper deadline 17 January 2020)
    2.15pm in Bowland Lecture Theatre, Berrick Saul Building

  • Tuesday 5 May 2020 (paper deadline 24 April 2020)
    2.15pm in Bowland Lecture Theatre, Berrick Saul Building

  • Tuesday 7 July 2020 (paper deadline 26 June 2020)
    2.15pm in Bowland Lecture Theatre, Berrick Saul Building