Senate is the University's highest academic committee, focusing on decisions around teaching and learning, examinations and research & enterprise at Bristol. Around 100 people sit on Senate including Faculty Deans, heads of department and the University senior management.
Alongside the President and Education Officer, there are nine student representatives who represent the student voice on senate. At Undergraduate level there is one representative per faculty, and then there are three postgraduate representatives - 2 Postgraduate Research (PGR) representatives and 1 Postgraduate Taught (PGT) representative.
Senate Reps represent their whole faculty and so work closely with school- and department-levels student reps. Senate Reps also sit on the Students' Union Education Executive, a more informal group that meets to discuss educational priorities and policy and also co-ordinates education campaigns.
There are usually five meetings of senate each year. Alongside this the Students' Union holds a briefing meeting a week before the meeting to discuss agenda items and provide support for representatives.
Senate representatives are also expected to work with the Education Officer to coordinate student opinion from their faculty both electronically and physically.
You can find out more about the current representatives by clicking on the groups below: