The Senate Office can be contacted:
Gilbert Scott Building,
University of Glasgow,
Glasgow G12 8QQ,
tel: +44 (0)141 330 6063
Alternatively, individual staff contacts are available in the Staff A‑Z.
|Academic Appeals (Senate)||Jane McAllister; Richard Lowdon|
|Accreditation (Professional Body)||Karen Robertson|
|Annual Monitoring||Helen Butcher; Richard Lowdon|
|Balliol College Oxford Links||Amber Higgins|
|Calendar (University Regulations)||Helen Butcher; Ruth Cole|
|Code of Assessment||Helen Butcher; Ruth Cole|
Academic Standards Committee - Ruth Cole
Education Policy & Strategy Committee - Jane McAllister
Learning & Teaching Committee - Catherine Omand
Student Experience Committee - Helen Butcher
|Conduct / Disciplinary (Student)||Helen Clegg; Jane McAllister; Richard Lowdon; Laura McLaughlin|
|Course Approval||Helen Butcher; Ruth Cole|
|Course Catalogue||Helen Butcher; Ruth Cole|
|Course Evaluation (EvaSys)||Richard Lowdon|
|Degree Regulations||Helen Butcher; Ruth Cole|
|Educational Policy||Helen Butcher; Catherine Omand|
|Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR)||Ryan Reed|
|Examinations (Regulations)||Helen Butcher; Ruth Cole|
|External Examiners||Lesley Fielding|
|EvaSys (Course Evaluation)||Richard Lowdon|
|Fitness to Practise||Helen Clegg; Jane McAllister|
|Fitness to Study||Helen Clegg; Jane McAllister|
|John Robertson Bequest Funds||Helen Clegg; Laura McLaughlin|
|Periodic Subject Review||Catherine Omand; Janet Fleming|
|Plagiarism||Helen Clegg; Jane McAllister; Laura McLaughlin|
|Prizes, Bursaries, Medals, Grants||Helen Clegg; Laura McLaughlin|
|Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body Accreditation||Karen Robertson|
|Programme Approval / Specifications||Helen Butcher; Ruth Cole|
|Quality Enhancement||Jack Aitken; Helen Butcher|
|Regulations (including Calendar)||Helen Butcher; Ruth Cole|
|Senate Appeals Procedures||Jane McAllister; Richard Lowdon|
|Senate Elections||Richard Lowdon; Janet Fleming|
|Senate Membership||Janet Fleming|
|Session Dates||Richard Lowdon|
|Student Appeals (Senate)||Jane McAllister; Richard Lowdon|
|Student Conduct||Helen Clegg; Jane McAllister; Richard Lowdon; Laura McLaughlin|
|Student Contract||Helen Butcher; Richard Lowdon|
|Student Feedback||Richard Lowdon|
|Student Representation||Lesley Fielding|
|Subject Review (Periodic)||Catherine Omand; Janet Fleming|
|Teaching Excellence Awards||Janet Fleming|
|Travelling Scholarships||Lesley Fielding|
|Undergraduate Course Catalogue||Ruth Cole; Helen Butcher|
|Undergraduate Student Advisory System||Lesley Fielding|
|University Regulations (Calendar)||Helen Butcher; Ruth Cole|
Other Offices and Activities:
Ceremonial Events - Academic Dress; Academic Processions (Graduations, Remembrance Sunday); Cathedral Service; Commemoration Day; Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships; Honorary Graduations; Rectorial Election; Senate Guest Night
Mission and Values
The Senate Office sees the protection of the good names of the University, of Senate and of the Office itself as essential to what it does. We do our best to provide our services honestly, fairly, equitably and consistently.
We are relied upon to provide advice that is clear, relevant, practicable, accurate, well-informed and timely. We value highly the faith that our users place in our work.
Our work concerns protecting academic standards. We recognise that it is essential that we carry this out impartially. We explain what we do and what we ask others to do and try to widen understanding of University policies. We seek to be consultative and inclusive and to ensure our activity is predicated on the recognition and valuing of diversity.
We are ambitious for the University and work to help shape and deliver its aims. We recognise that the primary objective of our services is to enable the University to function effectively and to progress.
University Services Expectations
Responsive – meeting needs effectively
We maintain a strong service ethos in support of the communities we serve, in this seeking to provide support that is needed when it is needed. We seek and welcome feedback on our work.
Efficient – using resources well
In what we do and in what we ask others to do, we endeavour to work quickly, flexibly, collaboratively and creatively to find answers with minimum fuss and the greatest benefit.
Progressive – achieving continuous improvement
The Office has a key role in supporting academic quality and its enhancement and we seek to practise what we preach, with input that is forward-looking and wherever possible consensual. We work to ensure our guidance is well-informed, not least by emerging developments affecting Higher Education. Part of our work also involves ensuring developments affecting the higher education sector (new policies, etc.) are supportive of the University’s aims.
Corporate – aligned with the University’s priorities
We direct our resources where the University needs them, adapting our approach to facilitate and contribute positively to the University’s objectives as they evolve. We work closely with the academic and student communities and with sister services with the aim of fulfilling our users’ requirements as seamlessly as possible and with minimal bureaucracy.
If users are not satisfied with any aspect of the Office’s provision they have the right to have complaints dealt with in a quick, efficient and effective manner. Contact can be made with any member of staff initially if concerns arise. Failing this, users should contact the Director of the Senate Office, Dr Jack Aitken, who will respond within five working days.