Aberystwyth University has a number of committees which considers matters on behalf of the governing bodies – some of which report directly to Council, others directly to Senate, and the remainder jointly to both Council and Senate.

The following chart presents Aberystwyth University’s committee structure and clarifies the relationships between each tier:

Governance Committee (Reporting) Chart

Academic Committee Structure


Further details on each of these committees – including membership and the terms of reference – can be obtained by following the relevant links.

Council sub-committees

Audit and Risk Committee
Nominations Committee
Senior Remuneration Committee

Joint Council and Senate sub-committees

Charter Committee
Committee on Honorary Awards
Finance and Strategy Committee
Major Projects Advisory Group
Investments Committee
Health, Safety and Environment Committee
Professional Development, Staffing and Equality Committee
Redundancy Committee
Redundancy Committee (Temporary Revisions to permit due consideration of, and to carry out, a whole institution restructure)
University Research Ethics Committee
Welsh Language Strategy Committee

Senate sub-committees

Senate Exam Board
Academic Board

Academic Board sub-committees

Academic Development and Planning Committee
Academic Management Committee (AUM)
International and Collaborative Provision Committee
Quality Assurance Committee
Recruitment and Marketing Committee
Research Degrees Committee
Student Support Committee