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Committees and sub-committees make up an important part of the University’s governance structure, and it is at these committee meetings that formal decisions about the University are made.

Members of these committees come from the University member institutions, the wider higher education sector, and the student body. Committees review current policies and practices of the University, and consider proposals for modification and change.

Most of our committees and sub-committees feature student members who enjoy full membership status and voting rights. Student membership of committees normally lasts one academic year, and is renewable for up to a maximum of two years.

Papers and minutes from most committee meetings are published on the committee pages, making them available not just to committee members but to all University of London students and other stakeholders. You can find these in our governance section. The minutes of past meetings can be requested, please see our freedom of information page for more details. 

The application and appointment process for student members of committees takes place every July and August. All committee meetings are held in central London. The University pays for the travel expenses of its student members. To ensure that these costs, which are paid for from your tuition fees, are managed carefully we welcome applications from students who live a commutable distance from London and able to travel to London in a convenient and cost-effective way.

You can find 2017-18's committee meeting dates here.