The Assembly is the statutory body representing the interests of all members in the University’s Education and Research job family (Professors, Readers, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, Senior Research Fellows, Research Fellows, Research Officers, Senior Teaching Fellows, Teaching Fellows, Clinical Directors and Consultant Senior Lecturers).

Academic Assembly meets twice per year; the dates for the forthcoming academic year are:

  • Wednesday 31 October 2018

  • Tuesday 7 May 2019

The Assembly discusses relevant academic issues of University life and passes motions forward to the University’s Senate, if it so decides. It can also express an opinion of any matter related to the University. In addition, the members of Academic Assembly elect representatives to the University’s Senate, Council and Court.

Jane says: "Aki has done a fantastic job to increase member participation in Academic Assembly business. I hope that our meetings will continue to be relevant and stimulating to members such that any decisions made by the assembly will be representative of opinion and well-informed.

Academic Assembly has an important role to play in the governance of the University through its representation on Senate and in Council. As the University embarks on a period of reflection and review of its governance, I will work hard to represent the assembly, working collaboratively and productively with all stakeholders from within and beyond the institution.

I encourage members to contact me about any concerns they may have, not simply the current ‘big issues’, and I will be happy to explore how Academic Assembly might be able to help resolve these concerns”

Jane joined the University in 1997, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. She is the founding Director of MASH, the Mathematics Resources Centre. After 10 years of successful leadership which has seen MASH develop and become embedded in the institutional academic skills provision, Jane will be stepping down from this position at the end of the summer. Her main research interests are the use of mathematical models to inform developments in drug delivery, drug monitoring, and control of biological systems.