The Senate of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is responsible for academic oversight and it is accepted within the University that both Senate and senior management have roles in enabling the Council to in future give assurance about academic quality and standards. Council is supported by a number of committees including the Strategy Committee; that in turn has sub-committees dealing with international education and the student experience.
The Student Experience Sub-committee provides advice to management, the Strategy Committee and Council on academic affairs, performance and risk and it is thus a crucial foundation for Council to give assurance. The Sub-committee has a majority of lay Council members which in contrast to other universities gives those members an unusual degree of direct engagement with academic matters. The Chair is a lay member who reports directly to Council.