Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
The Board of Studies is responsible to Senate for all matters relating to the organisation of education, teaching and research in the Faculty, including all examination matters.
Secretary to the Board : If you would like further information about the Board of Studies for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, please contact Rachel Acres, ext 3417.
Ex Officio members:
|Professor D Galbreath (Chair)||Dean||ex officio|
|Prof S Gough||Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)||ex officio|
|Dr C Wilson||Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)||ex officio|
|Prof D Galbreath||Associate Dean (Research)||ex officio|
|Dr J Bilzon||Heads of Dept for Health||ex officio|
|Dr J Devine||Head of Dept of Social and Policy Sciences||ex officio|
|Prof B Durodie||Head of Dept Politics, Languages and International Studies||ex officio|
|Prof M Finus||Head of Dept of Economics||ex officio|
|Dr M Hayden||Head of Dept of Education||ex officio|
|Prof B Verplanken||Head of Dept of Psychology||ex officio|
|Ms F Bisset/Ms L Hall||Learning Partnerships member||ex officio|
Nine members elected by and from the Academic Assembly members of the Faculty (to include at least one from each Department in the Faculty):
|Dr C Winnett||Economics||1 Aug 2014 - 31 July 2017|
|Dr J Francombe-Webb||Health||
1 Aug 2012 - 31 July 2015 and 1 Aug 2015 - 31 July 2018
|Dr N Hinvest||Psychology||1Aug 2013 - 31 July 2016|
|Prof J Hudson||Economics||1 Aug 2014 - 31 July 2017|
|Dr A Salo||Health||1 Aug 2013 - 31 July 2016|
|Dr K Woodthorpe||Social and Policy Sciences||1 Aug 2014 - 31 July 2017|
|Dr S Martin||Education||1 Aug 2014 - 31 July 2017|
|Dr K Von Oppen||Politics, Languages and International Studies||1 Aug 2014 - 31 July 2017|
|Vacancy||Education||1 Aug 2015 - 31 July 2016|
Co-opted Members (up to 5):
|Dr J Troyer||Social and Policy Sciences||25 Feb 2015 - 28 Feb 2016|
|Dr A Mondon||Politics, Languages and International Studies||22 April 2015 - 21 April 2016|
Representatives from other Departments and Faculties:
|Ms K Jordan||Librarian (in attendance)|
|Dr Z Yalabik||School of Management||1 Aug 2015 - 31 July 2016|
|Dr L Watts||Faculty of Science||1 Aug 2010 - 31 July 2016|
|Dr D Griffiths||Faculty of Engineering and Design||1 Aug 2015 - 31 July 2016
Four students (including at least one undergraduate and one postgraduate student) appointed by and from the student members of the Faculty :
|Mr J Kenny||Students' Union President||1 Aug 2015 - 31 July 2016|
|Miss Ines Righi||Undergraduate Student||1 Aug 2015 - 31 July 2016|
|Miss Stephanie Bundock||Postgraduate Taught Student||1 Aug 2015 - 31 July 2016|
|Mr Richard Hatfield||Postgraduate Research Student||1 Aug 2015 - 31 July 2016|
Terms of Reference
Approved by Privy Council 1966.
The functions of Boards of Studies are prescribed by Section 20.1 of the Statutes:
20.1 There shall be a Board of Studies of each School which shall have the following functions:
- To advise and report to the Senate on all matters relating to the organisation of education, teaching and research in the subjects of the School, including curricula and examinations.
- To consider the progress of Students in the School and to report to the Senate thereon.
- To recommend to the Senate persons for appointment as internal and external examiners in the subjects of the School.
- To consider and where necessary take action on any matters which may be referred to it by the Senate.
- To advise and recommend to the Senate on financial matters which affect the academic policy of the School.
- To carry out any functions which may be given to or imposed on it by the Ordinances.
Standing Orders: Board of Studies Standing Orders
Appointment of Chair: The Dean of Faculty (Section 8.4 of the Statutes).
Appointment Of Vice-Chair: See Standing Order 4(a).
Membership: See Ordinance 10.
Co-options: Up to five, see Ordinance 10.
Alternates: See Standing Order 1(b). For ex-officio members only - allowed at the discretion of the person nominating.
Quorum: See Section 28.1(iv) of the Statutes and Standing Order 4(b-d).
Rules for voting: See Standing Orders 9 and 10.
Minutes: Submitted to Senate.
(1) Staff/Student Liaison Committees:
Ordinance 25 states:
Each Department shall have at least one Staff/Student Liaison Committee with such constitution and terms of reference as the Board of Studies shall prescribe, provided that:
(a) the number of students shall not be less than the number of staff members.
(b) there shall not be less than six student members.
(c) the terms of reference shall include the appointment of members to serve on the Board of Studies under the provisions of Ordinance 10.1(g) (i.e. student members of the Board).
Minutes of the Staff/Student Liaison Committee may be received by the Board of Studies.
(2) Boards of Examiners.
(3) Ad hoc sub-committees may be set up for each Board of Studies as required.