Governance

Senate

The Senate is the University's governing body, empowered with the authority to make statutes, regulations and by-laws as detailed in the University Calendar.

Standing committees of the Senate meet regularly and make recommendations to the Senate on relevant matters.

The Senate consists of 17 members:

  • the Chancellor—ex officio
  • the Vice-Chancellor—ex officio
  • three appointed by the Governor
  • two elected by Convocation
  • one elected by and from the academic staff of the University
  • one elected by and from the general staff of the University
  • the Chair of the Academic Board
  • two elected by and from enrolled students of the University
  • not more than five co-opted members.

All elected, appointed and co-opted members other than the students have three year terms, and may serve for no more than three successive terms. Full membership details are available here.

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Senate Charter and Senate Code

The Senate Charter defines the powers of the Senate.

The Senate Code outlines the legal responsibilities, accountabilities and liabilities of each member of the Senate and details the standards and conduct to be adhered to by those members.

Matters Retained by the Senate

The Senate retains the following matters to itself:

Constitution

The Senate is governed by the conditions set down in UWA Statute and operates under the Senate Regulations and Standing orders of the Senate.

Meeting dates 2021

Meeting Date Document Deadline
(to Office of the Vice-Chancellor)
4 March 2021 17 February 2021
24 May 2021 7 May 2021
28 June 2021 11 June 2021
23 August 2021 6 August 2021
18 October 2021 1 October 2021
6 December 2021 19 November 2021

Senate and Senate Committees 2022 Meeting Dates

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