The Senatus Academicus (or Senate) is the supreme academic body of the University of Aberdeen.
The core functions of the Senate are exceedingly broad and are specified in the Universities (Scotland) Acts as "to regulate and superintend the teaching and discipline of the University and to promote research".
The Senate is chaired by the Principal & Vice-Chancellor. Its membership includes all Vice-Principals, Heads of College, Heads of School, elected representatives of the academic and research staff of each School, representatives of the Students' Association and a number of ex officio members who hold University, College or School appointments.
Further details of the Senate and its sub-committees, including the Minutes of previous meetings, can be obtained by following the links in the left-hand column.
The Senate meets four times each year. The dates for 2012/13 are given below. The agenda for the next meeting can be accessed by any member of the University or the public by clicking on the relevant date below: