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.

NOTICE FOR COUNCIL NOMINATIONS

ELECTION OF ACADEMIC AND NON-ACADEMIC STAFF


ACADEMIC STAFF

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

Nominations for the positions are now open and will close 5:00pm, Tuesday 29 May 2018.

If required, an electronic ballot will be conducted, and voting will close 5:00pm, Friday 6 July 2018.

The term of office of the persons elected will be two years from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2020.

ELIGIBILITY

All staff employed as academic staff by UON as at 29 May 2018 (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 2018 to 31 August 2020. Council currently meets 6 times per year, and members are also expected to hold a position on one or more of the Council’s committees.

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 email to elections@newcastle.edu.au; or

Post/deliver to: Returning Officer, Council and Records Management, CH241, The Chancellery, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, 2308.

Completed nominations forms must be received by 5:00pm on Tuesday 29 May 2018.


NON-ACADEMIC (PROFESSIONAL) STAFF

The University of Newcastle is to elect one non-academic (professional) staff member to the University Council.

Nominations for the position close 5:00pm, Tuesday 29 May 2018.

If required, an electronic ballot will be conducted, and voting will close 5:00pm, Friday 6 July 2018.

The term of office of the persons elected will be two years from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2020.

ELIGIBILITY

All professional staff employed by the University as at close of nominations (29 May 2018) 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.

Professional 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 professional staff member and develop your governance skills and experience.

The term for the position is 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2020. Council currently meets 6 times per year, and members are also expected to hold a position on one or more of the Council’s committees.

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 email to elections@newcastle.edu.au; or

Post/deliver to: Returning Officer, Council and Records Management, CH241, The Chancellery, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, 2308.

Completed nominations forms must be received by 5:00pm on Tuesday 29 May 2018.


PUBLICATION OF NAMES OF PERSONS NOMINATED

The names of persons nominated will be published on this web page from 4 June 2018.

QUESTIONS

Download: Fact Sheet - Staff Positions on the University Council

Download: FAQ - General

Download: FAQ - Candidate

If you would like more information or have questions, please contact the Deputy Returning Officer

E: elections@newcastle.edu.au

There are currently no Council appointment processes open.

Student Elections

Visit the Student Elections Web Page for more information.