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Our direction

There are three main parts to the decision-making and governance structures at Queen Mary.

Senior Executive Team

The Senior Executive Team (SET) provides leadership for the institution and is the place that major decisions regarding our strategy, development and direction are made. SET meets each week and considers items relating to all aspects of operations, including those relating to student experience, research, our engagement with external communities and our financial position. 


Council is the governing body of Queen Mary, responsible for overseeing our strategic mission, direction and affairs. Made up of 21 members (12 of whom are external), Council meets six times per year. The Students’ Union President is a member of Council.


Senate has primary responsibility for oversight of the academic activity of Queen Mary including, among other things, academic standards, academic freedom and research. The Students’ Union President is a member of Senate, and there are a number of other elected student representatives.

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