Staff Elections

Elections for staff positions on University Council, Academic Senate and College Boards are conducted by Council and Records Management with the University Secretary being the Returning Officer.

Other bodies throughout the University conduct their own elections for positions on their Boards and Committees.

This webpage only deals with the elections undertaken by Council and Records Management.

Student Elections

If you are looking for Student elections information, visit the Student Elections Web Page for information about student positions on University Council, Academic Senate and College Boards.

The University has a range of opportunities for staff to become involved in Committees that contribute to the teaching, learning and the business of the University. Committee members get to meet an influential network of people, learn new skills, develop their professional skills and effect change at the University.

Do you have questions relating to elections?   Read the Frequently Asked Questions fact sheet and the documents located below in the 'Election Information and Resources' section.

Key Resources

Legislation and Key Documents

Register of Intending Members 

Are you interested in becoming a member of Council, Academic Senate or a College Board?

You don't need to wait. You can have your name listed any time on the Register of Intending Members. All you need to do is send an email to and provide your contact details and what Committee / Board you are interested in. The Deputy Returning Officer will contact you whenever there are vacancies for which you are eligible.

Current Staff Elections

Click here to view the 2021 staff election dates.

Recent Election Results


Contact the Deputy Returning Officer for all elections questions on

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