The Senate has established the following Standing Committees to assist with meeting its responsibilities.

Academic Board

The Academic Board is the chief academic body in the University.

Audit and Risk Committee

Investigates financial matters within the University, either within an audit program which it determines or as directed by the Senate.

Chancellor's Committee

Coordinates planning of programs of the Senate and its key committees.

Honorary Degrees Committee

Makes recommendations to Senate on the award of honorary degrees and decisions on the award of Chancellor's medal.

Investment Committee

Makes recommendations to Senate on the University’s investment strategy and monitors the University’s investment portfolio.

Senate Nominations Committee

Makes recommendations on the appointment of suitable candidates to the Senate and committees of the Senate.

Strategic Resources Committee

Monitors the financial welfare of the University and reports to Senate annually.

Other Boards and Committees

Forrest Research Foundation Board of Governors

Constitution of the Forrest Research Foundation at The University of Western Australia.

Arnold Yeldham and Mary Raine Medical Research Foundation Research Committee

The constitution and membership of the committee.

Patrick Burselum and Mary Estelle Healy Medical Research Foundation Research Committee

The constitution and membership of the committee.

Perth International Arts Festival Board

Responsible to the Senate for the provision of advice to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor on the operations of the Festival in order to achieve the objects of the Festival.

Board of Discipline

Covering student misconduct and the University's authority to deal with allegations of misconduct.

University Governance 2022

UWA governance structure diagram

Further information

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