Terms of reference

The membership and meetings of Senate are outlined in section A8 of the College ordinances.

Download Ordinance A8 - The Senate (July 2015) pdf

Constitution and membership

Membership (2016/17)
Professor James Stirling Provost as Chair
Professor Simone Buitendijk Vice-Provost (Education)
Professor Nigel Gooderham Assistant Provost  (Academic Promotions)
Professor Denis Wright Director of Student Support
Professor Jeff Magee Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
Professor Tom Welton Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences
Professor Gavin Screaton Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
Professor Nelson Phillips Dean of Imperial College Business School
Dr Lorraine Craig Chair of the Faculty of Engineering Education Committee
Professor Alan Spivey Chair of the Faculty of Natural Sciences Education Committee
Professor Desmond Johnston Chair of the Faculty of Medicine Education Committee
Dr Edgar Meyer Chair of the Imperial College Business School Education Committee
Dr Roberto Trotta Chair of the School of Professional Development Education Committee
Professor Sue Gibson Director of the Graduate School
Professor Tony Magee Deputy Director of the Graduate School
Mr Andrew Tebbutt Director of Student Recruitment and Outreach
Professor Myra McClure Senior College Consul 
Dr Martyn Kingsbury Director of School of Professional Development
Professor Nick Buenfeld Representative Head of Department (Engineering)
Professor Jordan Nash Representative Head of Department (Natural Sciences)
Professor Kim Fox Representative Head of Department (Medicine)
Dr Markus Perkmann Representative Head of Department (Business School)
Mr Nas Andriopoulus Imperial College Union Representative
Mr Luke McCrone Imperial College Union Representative
Mr Ahmed Shamso Imperial College Union Representative
Dr Simon Archer College Tutor
Dr Tony Field Elected Member (Engineering)
Dr Kristel Fobelets Elected Member (Engineering)
Dr Kleoniki Gounaris Elected Member (Natural Sciences)
Ms Karen Makuch Elected Member (Natural Sciences)
Professor Laki Buluwela Elected Member (Medicine)
TBC Elected Member (Medicine)
Dr Namrata Malhotra Elected Member (Business School)
Professor Walter Disato Elected Member (Business School)
Mr David Ashton Academic Registrar
Mr John Neilson College Secretary & Registrar
Ms Judith Webster Head of Academic Services as Secretary
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Meeting dates and deadlines

Committee dates (Academic year 2017/18)Submission deadlines (Academic year 2017/18)
11 October 2017 27 September 2017
06 December 2017 22 November 2017
07 February 2018 24 January 2018
09 May 2018 25 April 2018
20 June 2018 06 June 2018
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Committee dates (Academic year 2016/17)Submission deadlines (Academic year 2016/17)
Wednesday 12 October 2016 Wednesday 28 September 2016
Wednesday 14 December 2016 Wednesday 30 November 2016
Wednesday 8 February 2017 Wednesday 25 January 2017
Wednesday 17 May 2017 Wednesday 3 May 2017
Wednesday 21 June 2017 Wednesday 7 June 2017
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Agenda items (including papers) should be submitted to the committee secretary two weeks prior to the committee meeting. Papers will normally be circulated to members one week prior to the committee meeting.


Academic Year 2017/18
  • 11 October 2017
  • 06 December 2017
  • 07 February 2018
  • 09 May 2018
  • 20 June 2018
Academic Year 2016/17
Academic Year 2015/16
Academic Year 2014/15
Academic Year 2013/14
Academic Year 2012/13
Academic Year 2011/12

For minutes prior to academic year 2011/12 please contact the committee secretary


The constitution of Senate provides for eight elected members (two from each of the Faculties of Engineering, Natural Sciences, Medicine and the Business School). One elected member from each Faculty and the Business School is to be non-professorial.

Following elections in summer 2016, the following staff have been elected to serve on Senate until 30 September 2019:

Faculty of Engineering

  • Dr Tony Field
  • Dr Kristel Fobelets

Faculty of Natural Sciences

  • Dr Kleoniki Gounaris
  • Ms Karen Makuch

Faculty of Medicine

  • Professor Laki Buluwela
  • TBC

Imperial College Business School

  • Dr Namrata Malhotra
  • Professor Walter Disato