The Senatus Academicus (or Senate) has responsibility for the governance of the University, along with the University Court. Court and Senate have a number of committees to help in their work. The Senate is responsible for all academic matters relating to teaching and research. The core functions of the Senate are exceedingly broad and are defined by the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016 as the body which ‘is responsible for the overall planning, co-ordination, development and supervision of the academic work of the institution’.

You can find out more about Senate on the University governance pages

The Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) is responsible to the University Committee on Teaching and Learning (UCTL) for the assurance of quality and maintenance of standards across all undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate taught elements of research provision. Where regulations and procedures refer to ‘Senatus Academicus’, it is the QAC that is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of these procedures.

You can find out some more information about QAC on the University governance pages.