The University Senatus Academicus or Senate , is the supreme academic body under the presidency of the Principal. Until the end of the Academic Year 2019-20, the majority of the Senate’s non-ceremonial business was delegated to a smaller body, the Academic Council. In September 2020, and in consequence of the changes required by the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016, the current Academic Council will be formally
The Senate provides academic governance within the University and considers business associated with research, learning and teaching matters and the related student
The Senate also approves all degrees to be conferred by the University, and graduations ceremonies are officially an adjourned meeting of Senate. Senate is chaired by the Principal as President of Senate and meets four times a year (twice per semester).
You can contact the Court and Senate office by email, email@example.com, or by phone, +44 (0)1334 46 2526.