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  7. Meeting no.297 - 07-10-20

Meeting no.297 - 07-10-20


Meeting to be held on Wednesday 7th October 2020 from 2pm to 5pm, via Microsoft Teams


Members are invited to raise questions of detail with the speakers specified for a paper ahead of the meeting with a view to improving the effectiveness of the meeting. Please notify the Governance team if you wish to star an item.

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Item numberPart One – Preliminary ItemsPaper1Main Speaker(s)
To note apologies received for the meeting.
*2Highlighted Items
To agree the highlighted (*) items as the main items of business for the meeting2.
To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 16th September 2020.

Matters Arising

4.1 Item 17: Matters Arising - Suspension from Regulations
To receive an update.

4.2 To note any other matters arising not covered elsewhere on the Agenda.

4.1 Verbal

4.2 Open
*5Conflicts of Interest
To note any members’ conflicts of interest pertaining to this meeting’s business.
*6Terms of Reference and Governance Regulations
To note the terms of reference of Senate and the regulations relating to Senate.

Items Specially Brought Forward by the Chair
To consider any issues brought forward by the Chair.

7.1 Senate Approvals by Correspondence
To note the approved Senate business conducted by circulation.

7.2 Senate Approvals by Chair’s Action: Conferment of Awards 2019/20 by the President on behalf of Senate
To note Chair’s action taken.

7.3 Senate Approvals by Chair’s Action: Academic Year Structure 2020/21
To note Chair’s action taken.

7.4 Senate Approvals by Chair’s Action: Policies
To note Chair’s action taken to approve editorial changes to the following Senate Policies:

  • Code of Practice for Student Representation Policy
  • Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy
  • Student Harassment and Bullying Policy
  • Student Sexual Misconduct Policy
  • Student Contact with Teaching Staff Policy

7.1 Verbal

7.2 Open

7.3 Open

7.4 Verbal



8.1 Senate Membership 2020/21
To note the Senate Membership List for 2020/21.

8.2 Chairs & Deputy Chairs of Board of Studies 2020/21
To note the Deans who will act as Chairs of Boards of Studies and to approve

*9Senate Calendar
To note the annual calendar for Senate business.
*10Students’ Union Standing Report
To note and discuss issues brought forward by the Students’ Union.
OpenSU President
Item numberPart Two – Major Items for DiscussionPaper1Main Speaker(s)
*11Proposals/reports to Senate from Education & Student Committee

11.1 Education & Student Committee Update
To receive a verbal update.

11.2 Student Survey Reports: NSS analysis 2020 and action planning 2020-21
To discuss and endorse the actions plans outlined in the paper

11.3 Student Survey Reports: PTES 2020 Headlines
To note the report.

11.1 Verbal

11.2 Restricted

11.3 Restricted

*12Proposals/reports to Senate from Educational Quality Committee

12.1 Annual Assurance Report to Council: Approach and Timeline
To note the proposed approach and timeline for the 2019/20 report.
*13Proposals/reports to Senate from Academic Governance Committee

13.1 Recommendation for the Award of Professor Emeritus
To consider the nomination and approve the recommendation for the award.

13.2 Programme Regulations School of Health Sciences – proposed updates for 2020/21
To consider and approve the proposed changes in relation to SHS.

13.3 Honorary Visiting Professor Guidance
To approve the guidance.

13.4 Senate’s Committees: Vacancies
To note the vacancies.

13.1 Closed

13.2 Open

13.3 Open

13.4 Verbal

Chair AGC
*14Proposals/reports to Senate from Research & Enterprise Committee

14.1 REF Update
To receive a verbal update.
*15Admissions Policy and Fee Assessment Policy
To note the revised Policy.
Item numberPart Three – Other Items for DiscussionPaper1Main Speaker(s)

Reports from Sub-Committees and Executive Advisory Committees

16.1 Boards of Studies Minutes
To note the minutes and consider any matters of concern.

16.2 Reports from the Graduate School Committee, Research & Enterprise Committee, Educational Quality Committee, Academic Governance Committee, Collaborative Provision Committee
To receive a verbal update and consider any matters of concern.

16.1 Part Closed

16.2 Verbal

16.1 BoS Chairs

16.2 Chairs of
*17Postgraduate Research: Programme Delivery 2020-21
To note actions taken as outlined in the report.
OpenDoctoral College
*18Research Integrity Report
To consider the report.
*19Unistats Return 2020/21 submission to HESA
To note the report and publication of the return to HESA.
*20Undergraduate Admissions Summary for 2020/21
To consider the report.
Item numberPart Four – Items for InformationPaper1Main Speaker(s)

Minutes for Information

To note minutes from the following meetings:
21.1 Council
21.2 Academic Governance Committee
21.3 Educational Quality Committee


21.1 Chair

21.2 Chair AGC

21.3 Chair EQC

Item numberPart Five – Concluding ItemsPaper1Main Speaker(s)

Freedom of Information Review

To identify any changes to the open/restricted/closed classification of papers from this meeting.

23Any Other Business
To note any other business.

Dr William Jordan
College Secretary William.


1City, University of London’s Publication Scheme, produced in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, states that the
approved minutes of the meetings of Council and Senate are routinely published on the web. “Open” and “Restricted” Council papers,
with the exception of the minutes of sub-committees, will normally be made available on the Staff Hub following the discussion at the
Council meeting. “Open” Senate papers are published on the web and “Restricted” papers are also available to staff via the web using
a password.

The agenda, papers and minutes for the other Committees of Council and Sub-Committees of Senate are not routinely
published on the web or Staff Hub, with the exception of the open minutes of Remuneration Committee which are published on the web.
The classification of papers as “Open”, “Restricted” and “Closed” has been determined in the light of the provision of the Freedom of
Information Act. “Open” papers will normally be made available to a member of the public lodging an FOI request. “Closed” papers will
not normally be made available. “Restricted” classifies a paper that is “Closed” but has been made available to staff. Staff should treat
“Restricted” papers as confidential and not share or discuss them with anyone other than City staff. The Committee may change the
classification of papers on the agenda at the meeting at which they are considered.

2Discussion will be limited to starred items only. Members are asked to give advance notice of a wish to star an item not starred on
this agenda. Recommendations included in papers not starred and thus not discussed will be taken as approved. Members are invited
to raise questions of detail with the speakers specified for a paper ahead of the meeting with a view to improving the effectiveness of the