The Senate is the academic governing body of the University. Its responsibility is to direct academic policy in relation to teaching and research and to assure itself that the University's academic standards are properly observed. Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates, Fellowships, Scholarships, prizes and other distinctions of the University are awarded by the Senate.


T‌o view the Senate Committee Structure please click here


Sub - Committees of Senate:

The Senate has 59 members comprising ex-officio members, members of the electoral roll and students.


Papers for the meeting of Senate must be accompanied by a completed ‌Senate Cover Sheet 2016.


Senate Elections

Nominations for academic staff to be members of Senate from September 2018 will open on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.

Any member of the electoral role (all academic staff) in each faculty may stand and nominate, excluding the Dean, Heads of Schools and RI Directors (who are already non-elected members of Senate). If you would like to learn more about the work of Senate, please get in touch with the Academic Registrar, Helen Galbraith, or Claire Baily in the Governance team.

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and values equality and diversity across our governance structures.  We strive to ensure that our committees are representative of broader society and, therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women and other underrepresented groups for this role.

Nomination forms (see below) must be submitted to Claire Baily at by 5pm Tuesday 24th April 2018. Nominations must be signed by the nominee, proposer and seconder and be accompanied by a short statement of the nominee's contibution to the University. Nominees must send their completed nomination forms from their staff email address for the nomination to be valid. You cannot submit nominations on another person's behalf. 

The full elections timetable can be found here: Election Timetable 2018

Nomination Forms

Electoral Roll Senate Nomination Form - HumSS

Electoral Roll Senate Nomination Form - Natural Sciences

Electoral Roll Senate Nomination Form - Medicine and Health Sciences

Examples of Senate Election Statements