Statutory Bodies and Committees

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.

Board members

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:

  1. 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.
  2. To consider the progress of Students in the School and to report to the Senate thereon.
  3. To recommend to the Senate persons for appointment as internal and external examiners in the subjects of the School.
  4. To consider and where necessary take action on any matters which may be referred to it by the Senate.
  5. To advise and recommend to the Senate on financial matters which affect the academic policy of the School.
  6. To carry out any functions which may be given to or imposed on it by the Ordinances.


Procedural Rules

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.

Sub-Committees
(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.

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