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Elections

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

The University of Newcastle is to elect one non academic staff member to the University Council.

Nominations for the position close 5:00pm, Tuesday 31 May 2016.

If required, a ballot will be conducted.

Voting will close 5:00pm, 12 July 2016.

ELIGIBILITY

All non academic staff employed by the University at the close of nominations are eligible for this election.

WHY NOMINATE

The University Council is responsible for the governance of the University. The Council acts in the best interest of the University, driving the performance of the University through strategy and stewardship, by providing overall strategic guidance for the University and overseeing senior management in carrying out that strategic direction.

Non academic staff provide a unique contribution to the University Council through their organisational knowledge.

As a staff representative on Council, you will be invited to attend meetings, share your perspective as a non academic staff member and develop your governance skills and experience.

The term for the position is 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2018. Council currently meets 6 times per year for the full day and members are expected to hold a position on one or more of the Council’s committees.

Download: Fact Sheet - Staff Positions on the University Council

HOW TO NOMINATE

Nominations must be submitted on the approved Nomination Form. There must be a separate nomination form for each candidate. Your nomination must be proposed and seconded by two staff eligible for this election. 

You can include a statement (150 words or less) to support your nomination, together with a passport sized photograph. These will be distributed to voters in the event there is more than one eligible nomination received and a ballot is required. If the statement is longer than 150 words, the University Secretary reserves the right to edit it down.

Download: Nomination Form

Completed nominations can be submitted by post/delivered to:
Returning Officer
ATC225
Advanced Technology Centre
University of Newcastle
Callaghan Campus
NSW, 2308

By email: elections@newcastle.edu.au

Completed nomination forms must be received by 5:00pm on Tuesday 31 May 2016.

PUBLICATION OF NAMES OF PERSONS NOMINATED

The names of persons nominated will be published on this web page from 1 June 2016.

Questions?

If you would like more information or have questions, please contact Zoe Ward, Deputy Returning Officer (p: +61 2 4913 8777, e: elections@newcastle.edu.au).

The University of Newcastle is to elect two academic staff members to the University Council.

Nominations for the positions close 5:00pm, Tuesday 31 May 2016.

If required, a ballot will be conducted.

Voting will close 5:00pm, 12 July 2016.

ELIGIBILITY

All staff employed as academic staff by the University at the close of nominations are eligible for this election.

WHY NOMINATE

The University Council is responsible for the governance of the University. The Council acts in the best interest of the University, driving the performance of the University through strategy and stewardship, by providing overall strategic guidance for the University and overseeing senior management in carrying out that strategic direction.

Academic staff provide a unique contribution to the University Council through their organisational knowledge and understanding of the education sector.

Academic staff at any level are encouraged to nominate.

As a staff representative on Council, you will be invited to attend meetings, share your perspective as an academic and develop your governance skills and experience.

The term for the positions is 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2018. Council currently meets 6 times per year for the full day and members are expected to hold a position on one or more of the Council’s committees.

Download: Fact Sheet - Staff Positions on University Council

HOW TO NOMINATE

Nominations must be submitted on the approved Nomination Form. There must be a separate nomination form for each candidate. Your nomination must be proposed and seconded by two staff eligible for this election.

You can include a statement (150 words or less) to support your nomination, together with a passport sized photograph. These will be distributed to voters in the event there is more than two eligible nominations received and a ballot is required. If the statement is longer than 150 words, the University Secretary reserves the right to edit it down.

Download: Nomination Form

Completed nominations can be submitted by post/delivered to:
Returning Officer
ATC225
Advanced Technology Centre
University of Newcastle
Callaghan Campus
NSW, 2308

By email: elections@newcastle.edu.au

Completed nominations forms must be received by 5:00pm on Tuesday 31 May 2016.

PUBLICATION OF NAMES OF PERSONS NOMINATED

The names of persons nominated will be published on this web page from 1 June 2016.

Questions?

If you would like more information or have questions, please contact Zoe Ward, Deputy Returning Officer (p: +61 2 4913 8777, e: elections@newcastle.edu.au)

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