Information about upcoming and recent Elections for the University of Newcastle


Elections are conducted by the University Secretary (as Returning Officer) for various positions on University bodies (Councils, Committees, Boards ect). Many other bodies conduct their own elections for positions on those bodies. This site only deals with those elections undertaken by the University Secretary.

Election of Non-Academic Staff to Council to fill a Casual Vacancy until 31 August 2016.

Nominations are called to elect one non-academic staff member of the University to the Council to fill a casual vacancy until 31 August 2016.


All non-academic staff of the University who hold full-time or half-time or greater fractional appointments may nominate, be nominated, or propose or second a candidate for the vacancy and may vote in the election.


Nominations of persons eligible for election are hereby invited. Nominations must be submitted on the approved form available below. There must be a separate nomination form for each candidate.

A candidate may submit, with the nomination form, a statement not exceeding 150 words relating to their candidature together with a passport size photograph (preferably electronically) for distribution to voters with the voting papers. The University Secretary reserves the right to abridge a statement that contains more than the specified number of words.

Nominations, proposed and seconded by two persons entitled to vote and with the written consent of the candidate will be made by delivering the nomination forms to the Returning Officer, Secretariat,
SC319, Student Services Centre, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan 2308
or by emailing Jackie McIntosh at

If required, a ballot will be conducted. Voting will close 5pm on Monday 1 June 2015.

For further information, contact Mrs Jackie McIntosh, Deputy Returning Officer, Secretariat (telephone 0249 216565, fax  0249 217417, or email

Election of Students to Faculty Board for 2015

Nominations for these student positions have closed. An electronic ballot has been been held for:

  • One postgraduate research higher degree student on Faculty Board, Faculty of Health and Medicine.

The successful candidate was Ryan Duchatel.

Election of Students to Academic Senate for 2015

Nominations for these student positions have closed. Electronic ballots have been held for:

  • One undergraduate student from Callaghan Campus
    The successful candidate was Nicholas Moor
  • One postgraduate research higher degree student
    The successful candidate was Sharlene Leroy-Dyer
Election of Academic Staff to Academic Senate

Elections were recently help for a number of positions on Academic Senate from 1 January 2015 and two ballots were held.