The Delegate Committees advise and carry out studies about specific items proposed to the Faculty Board, having the right to propose solutions and/or adopt relevant resolutions.

All the Committees are updated and ratified during the Faculty Board meeting.


The Delegate Committees of the Faculty of Biology are the following:


Name Position
Mercedes Gallardo Medina (Dean) President
Emilio Gil Martín (Secretary) Secretary
Carmen Sieiro Vázquez (Dept. C01) Teaching and Research Staff (PDI) Member
Josefa Garrido González (Dept. C04) PDI Member (civil servant).
Armando Caballero Rúa (Dept. C03) PDI Member (civil servant).
Esther Barreal Modroño (Dept. C02) PDI Member (non civil servant).
Montserrat Pestaña Nieto Administration and Services Staff Member
Jesús Nicolás Díaz Barbosa Student Council Member
Adrián Melón Raña Student Council Member


The Permanent Committee has the following competences:

  • To assess, assist and propose solutions to those issues that the Dean or the Faculty Board submits to its consideration.
  • To decide on issues of routine or on those that the Faculty delegates on its role. If any of the members consider that the issue is not a matter of routine, the Faculty board has to deal with the issue.


Name Position
Emilio Gil Martín (Secretary; Dean’s delegate) President
Luis González Rodríguez PDI Member
Angel Pérez Diz PDI Member
Carmen Sieiro Vázquez PDI Member
Eduardo Gallardo Ortega PAS Member
Iván Outomuro Mariño Student Council Member
Laura Blanco Lemos Student Council Member


The Validation Committee has the following functions:

  • Resolve requests for admission to degree studies assigned to the Faculty and proceed with the assessment and recognition of subjects taken in other degrees, centers or universities, in accordance with the specific regulations in force at the University of Vigo.
  • Evaluate and approve student part-time work requests.
  • Validate the external academic practices (extracurricular) carried out by the students.
  • Advise and offer proposals for the resolution of matters relating to teaching activity at the request of the Faculty Board or the dean’s team.


Name Position
Mercedes Gallardo Medina (Dean) Committee coordinator
Jesús M. Míguez Miramontes (Deputy Dean) Secretary
Luis González Rodríguez PDI Member
Manuel Megías Pacheco PDI Member
Fuencisla Mariño Callejo PDI Member
Paloma Morán Martínez PDI Member
Adrián Melón Raña Student Council Member
Sara Isabel Fernández Pazos Student Council Member


The End-of-degree Project Committee has the following functions:

  • To manage all the process related to the End-of-degree Project.
  • To ensure the effective application of the regulations of the Faculty of Vigo and of the general regulations of the University of Vigo.


Name Position
Manuel Ángel Pombal Diego (Deputy Dean; Dean’s delegate) President
María Luisa Castro Cerceda PDI Member
Nuria Pedrol Bonjoch PDI Member
Montserrat Pestaña Nieto PAS Member
Daniel Diz Torrado Student Council Member
Ana Rodríguez Fernández Student Council Member
Sara Vila Almuíña Student Council Member


The Extra-academic and Cultural Activities Committee has the following functions:

  • To coordinate and promote any type of activity linked to the culture and leisure. This is aimed to the University community and the society.
  • To coordinate the management of the budget allocated to these activities or other issues related to this committee.

They make concrete functions of the academic area and they are regulated by specific university normatives for the function they have to carry out..

Degree Clearing Committee

Name Position
Mercedes Gallardo Medina (Decano) President
Manuel Ángel Pombal Diego PDI Member – Incumbent 1
Isabel Pardo Gamundi PDI Member – Incumbent 2
Castor Muñoz Sobrino PDI Member – Incumbent 3
Jesús M. Míguez Miramontes PDI Member – Deputy 1
Josefa Garrido González PDI Member – Deputy 2
José Faro Rivas PDI Member – Deputy 3
Xena del Carmen Pérez Alonso Student Council Member – Incumbent
David Rocha Grandal Student Council Member – Deputy 1

The Degree Clearing Committee has the following functions:

  • To accomplish the clearing evaluation process of the students of the Degree in Biology following the instructions established for this procedure by the Vice rectory for students.