Statutory Bodies and Committees

Senate Appeals Committee

A student who, in accordance with Section 5.6 of the Statutes, has been suspended or excluded from the University may appeal to the Senate Appeals Committee. A student may also appeal to the Committee against any other determination of the Vice-Chancellor or against any determination of the Disciplinary Committee. The Committee will hear the student in person, and the decision of the Committee is final. The Committee reports to Senate.

Secretary to the Committee: If you would like further information about the Senate Appeals Committee, please contact Angela Pater, ext 3075.

Committee members

Terms of office expire on 31st July in the year stated.

Professor B Gilbertson Lay member of Council elected by Council 2018
Sir Julian Horn-Smith Lay member of Council elected by Council 2017
Mr P Troughton Lay member of Council elected by Council 2018
Dr J Gavin Member of Senate elected by Senate 2017
Dr M McManus Member of Senate elected by Senate 2018
to be confirmed Student elected by the Students' Union 2016
to be confirmed Student elected by the Students' Union 2016

Terms of Reference

Approved by Privy Council in 1966.

To hear appeals in accordance with Section 27.1 of the Statutes.
(Staff Handbook, 1980, page 14 and Senate Minute 3966, June 1976. See also Senate Standing Order 20.)

Procedural Rules

Procedure: Section 27 of Statutes, Senate Standing Order 20.
Membership: Senate Standing Order 20.
Members of this Committee may not be members of the Council Appeals Committee or the Disciplinary Committee of Senate. The two staff members elected from and by Senate may not be members of Council.
Appointment of Chair: The Committee will appoint its own Chair who will not be a student or staff member of the University.
Co-option: See Senate Standing Orders 16(ii) and 16(iii).
Alternates: See Senate Standing Orders 17(iii) and (iv).
Quorum: One third of the membership (Senate Standing Order 16).
Rules for voting: See Senate Standing Order 20(ix).
Minutes: Submitted to Senate.