Student Experience Committee


Terms of Reference

1.     Purpose

The Student Experience Committee is a committee of the Education and Student Experience Committee.  Its main purposes are to have oversight of the implementation of the University’s strategy and policies relating to Student Life, support the teams working in these areas, and advise on the development of future student life strategies.

2.     Responsibilities

Without limiting the general responsibilities as described above:

  1. Monitor implementation of the Student Life section of the University’s strategy and make recommendations to the Education and Student Experience Committee (ESE) on future strategies in this area across our campuses.
  2. To develop and oversee an annual action plan in support of the University’s strategy on Student Life.
  3. To receive reports from, maintain an overview of, and support the activities across the membership’s portfolios to better enhance the student experience.
  4. To provide reports and updates for ESE Committee to receive as required. 

3.     Delegated authority

The Committee has no delegated financial authority.

4.     General

4.1        Membership


Deputy Registrar

Academic Membership

Two academic members to be selected through the Committee Membership Selection Process.

Professional Services

Malaysia Campus

Registrar, Malaysia Campus

China Campus

Director of Campus Life, China Campus

Director of Sport and Physical Exercise, China Campus

Head of Counselling and Wellbeing, China Campus

UK Campuses

Director of Estates

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Director of Student and Campus Life

Director of Careers and Employability

Director of Libraries

Director of Sport

Director of Registry and Academic Affairs

Head of Residential Life

One Faculty Operations Director

Senior Digital and Technology Services Representative

Researcher Academy Representative

PVC for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and People

In order to support effective engagement across our global University, the chair may co-opt up to three further staff from China or Malaysia.

Student Representatives 

Two Students’ Union student nominees to include at least one sabbatical officer.

Other Parties in Attendance

The Chair may invite the Chief Executive Officer of the Student Union or other appropriate SU senior role to be in attendance.

4.2        Chair and support
The Committee will be convened and chaired by the Deputy Registrar.  The Secretary will be the Student Services Manager, Deputy Registrars Department.

4.3        Frequency of meetings

The Committee will meet once per term, and the Chair shall call additional meetings where necessary.  The Committee will delegate activity to taskforces and professional service departments as appropriate. It is anticipated that occasional joint meetings with Teaching and Learning Committee will be arranged to share ideas and knowledge.

4.4        Deputies

Members of the Committee are not able to nominate a deputy to attend the meeting on their behalf.

4.5        Quorum

A quorum will be half the regular membership plus one. 

4.6        Term of Office

The term of office for the members selected by the Committee Membership Selection Group is two years. Some of these members may be reappointed for a further year with the agreement of the Chair in order to maintain an appropriate balance between turnover and experience on the Committee. 

The Students’ Union shall nominate its student representatives annually, with a maximum term of two years.

4.7        Reporting and Review

The Committee will report to the Education and Student Experience Committee. The effectiveness and the membership of the Committee will be reviewed annually.

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