Terms of Reference

Approved by Council 17 July 1992, Revised by Council 8 July 1994, and by Senate 1 March 2000, 21 January 2004 and 15 March 2006.

  1. The committee will publicise the awards and invite nominations, students in particular being encouraged to put names forward.
  2. Nominations should be accompanied by a brief supporting paper.
  3. The committee shall first establish whether a prima facie case has been established.
  4. If this is established, the committee will then seek each candidate's permission to discuss the nominations more widely, eg. by consultation with students, academic colleagues, Head of School et al. as seems desirable.
  5. The committee will make the Awards on behalf of Senate.
  6. Unsuccessful candidates may be nominated for Awards in subsequent years.
  7. Awards are presented to the winners at the Summer Award Ceremonies.

Procedural Rules

  • Appointment of Chair: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)
  • Membership: One representative elected by Academic Assembly, two past award winners nominated by the Chair and the Education Officer of the Students' Union.
  • Co-option: See Senate Standing Orders 16(ii) and (iii).
  • Alternates: See Senate Standing Orders 17(iii) and (iv).
  • Quorum: One third of membership (Senate Standing Orders 16).
  • Rules for voting: None specified.
  • Minutes: Submitted to members and decisions reported to Senate.