The following issues were discussed at the meeting of Senate.
Senate welcomed Jack Kitchen, the recently elected student representative on Senate.
The University Secretary and Vice-Chancellor gave an update on the report recently published by HEFCE concerning governance surrounding senior pay at the University.
The Vice-Chancellor presented her report on key issues facing the University, including the regulatory framework consultation relating to the Office for Students.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost, Professor Bernie Morley, gave an update on student registrations for 2017.
Equality and Diversity
Senate discussed the Annual Report of the Equality and Diversity Committee and the Annual Report on progress against the Statement of Equality Objectives.
The University Librarian presented her annual report.
Independent Advisor for Postgraduate Research Students
Senate discussed the annual report of the University Independent Advisor for Postgraduate Research Students and noted action being taken.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching), Professor Peter Lambert, gave an oral update on the ongoing consultations regarding the transformation of the University’s curricula and assessment.
Sports Volunteer Coach Award
Senate discussed and approved a proposed new Sports Volunteer Coach Award.
New Academic Programmes
As recommended by the Programmes and Partnerships Approval Committee, Senate agreed to grant full and final approval to the following academic programmes from 2018/19, subject to minor amendments: - BSc Hons Criminology; - BSc Hons Criminology with Placement - MSc Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems - MSc Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems with year-long placement with exit awards of
- PGDip Machine Learning and Autonomous systems
PGCert Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems
MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems
MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems with 3-month placement with exit awards of
PGDip Robotics and Autonomous Systems
PGCert Robotics and Autonomous Systems
MSc Engineering Business Management, with exit awards of
PGDip Engineering Business Management
PGCert Engineering Business Management
Senate appointed Dr Bruce Rayton to Court until 31 July 2018.
Vote on Motion
After the Vice-Chancellor had left the meeting, there was discussion of a motion of No Confidence in the Vice-Chancellor, which was defeated in a secret ballot.