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University Committees

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Business for Consideration

1. Welcome/Thanks: CH
Thanks: the following will all be attending their last meeting of Senate:
  • Professor Paul Mansfield, Head of Department of Mathematical Sciences;
  • Professor James Piscatori, Head of the School of Government and International Affairs (subject to approval of nomination below);
  • Professor Andrew Deeks, PVC (Science);
  • Professor Seth Kunin, PVC (Arts and Humanities).
Welcome: Student Representative: Mr David Morris (PG) and Miss Leigh Spanner (UG) have been elected as the student representative on Senate for 2013/14.
2. To approve Minutes: 15 October and 19 November 2013: CH S/13/13 and S/13/14 Closed
3. To receive Matters Arising: CH
4. To receive Report from Council: 26 November : CH S/13/15
5. To endorse Heads of Department: CH
School of Government and International Affairs: Professor Emma Murphy for a period of 3 years from 1 January 2014;Chemistry: Professor Mark R Wilson for a period of 3 years from 1 August 2014.
6. VC’s Business
To approve a) Senate Advisory Panel on Ceremonies and Honorary Degrees S/13/16 Closed
To approve b) Senior Appointment S/13/17
To discuss c) Vice-Chancellor’s Questions
To receive d) General Business
7. To discuss REF 2014: TMcL
8. To discuss Update on Research Strategy Development: TMcL
9. To discuss Student Enrolment Report: TW S/13/18 Closed
10. To discuss National Student Survey 2013 Results: TW S/13/19
11. To discuss Gender Balancing – A Framework Document: TW S/13/21 Closed
Clare McGlynn, Deputy Head of Social Sciences and Health (Research), invited to attend
12. To approve Governance Review Project: PJ S/13/22 Closed
13. To approve Education Committee: 23 October 2013: TW S/13/23
14. To receive Research Committee: 17 October 2013: TMcL S/13/24

Business For Information

To receive The following reports:
15. Action by the Vice-Chancellor: CH S/13/25
16. Academic Progression Committee: 21 October 2013: CH S/13/26
17. Appointments and Resignations: CH (Available from GES upon request) S/13/27
18. Senior Appointments: CH S/13/28
19. Emeritus, Honorary and Visiting Titles: RC/AD/SK S/13/29
20. Progress Report of Agreed Actions: CH S/13/30
21. University Executive Committee: CH
The minutes of meetings of UEC are available for the information of members on the University’s website at


(RC) Robin Coningham, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Social Sciences and Heath)
(AD) Andrew Deeks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science)
(CH) Chris Higgins, Vice-Chancellor and Warden (Chair)
(PJ) Peter Judge (University Secretary)
(SK) Seth Kunin, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Arts & Humanities)
(TMcL) Tom McLeish, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
(TW) Tom Ward, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)