Reconstitution of Senate

Senate, as the Governing Body of the University, carries overall responsibility for the mission, strategic vision, performance and governance of the charity "The Queen's University of Belfast". It consists of 23 charity trustees, the majority of whom are non-executive and are appointed/elected for a period of four years.

Under the Statutes of the University, Senate is now seeking to appoint a number of new members, to act as charity trustees, with effect from 1 January 2018 - these new members will be drawn from the following constituencies:

  • Co-opted Lay Members (6 members)
  • Academic Staff (2 members)
  • Support Staff (2 members)
  • Academic Council Members (2 members)

Senate has established a Nominations Committee with responsibility for bringing forward recommendations in relation to the co-opted lay members and this process is now underway. To facilitate this, the Nominations Committee now wishes to invite nominations from Senate, staff, the student body and members of the public. Those nominated should not be members of staff or students, but should be drawn, inter alia, from business; commerce; the professions; education; the community; and public and other bodies associated with the work of the University.

Further information on the roles and responsibilities of a member of Senate, along with details on how to nominate individuals for consideration by the Committee, are available in the Information Booklet. 

The nomination and election process for Academic Staff, Support Staff and Academic Council Members will commence in October 2017. Details of the relevant Election Notice and associated Regulations will be made available on the website in due course. 

Should you require any further information, please contact Clare Jamison in the Registrar's Office, on 028 9097 2505 or by email on