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Academic Assembly

We are a statutory body representing academic staff in the governance structure of the University.

We discuss and declare opinions on any matter relating to the University. This can be any matter referred to us by the Senate, and we submit resolutions to the Senate according to section 22.4 of the Statutes.

The full responsibilities of the committee are detailed in the terms of reference.

At its meeting on 30 October 2019, Academic Assembly passed this resolution regarding declaring a climate emergency.

Find out about our meeting dates and read the minutes of our meetings.


    • Dr A Hayes (Chair), 31/07/2024
    • Professor I White, Vice-Chancellor, ex-officio
    • TBC, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, ex-officio
    • TBC, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), ex-officio
    • Professor C Wilson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), ex-officio
    • TBC, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), ex-officio
    • Ms K Robinson, University Librarian, ex-officio

    **And all staff in the Education and Research Job Family (Senate minute 12827, 22nd October 2008)

    Review of membership of Academic Assembly

    On the recommendation of Academic Assembly, Senate considered the proposed revision of the membership of Academic Assembly as set out in Paper S08/09-7.

    It was noted that the Chair of Academic Assembly would be notified by the Department of Human Resources of any new roles added to the Education and Research Job Family in future.

    AGREED that:

    full membership of Academic Assembly be extended to all staff in the Education and Research Job Family, as listed in Annex 1 of Paper S08/09-7 and replacing the previous groups designated by Senate;

    pursuant to i) above, the current exclusion of part-time staff with an FTE of less than 0.33 from the membership of Academic Assembly be removed.

    Dr Alan Hayes, Chair of Academic Assembly, welcomes your comments at