Elections

Elections are conducted by the University Secretary as Returning Officer for various positions on University bodies (Council, Committees, Academic Senate etc). Many other bodies conduct their own elections for positions on those bodies.

This webpage only deals with those elections undertaken by the University Secretary.


Nomination Forms

Nomination forms are created for each election and can be found under the 'Current Elections' section.


Legislation and Resources


Register of Intending Members 

Are you interested in becoming a member of Council, Academic Senate or a Faculty 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 elections@newcastle.edu.au giving us your contact details and telling us whether you are interested in Council, Academic Senate or Faculty Board, or both. It's that simple.

The Deputy Returning Officer will then contact you personally whenever there are vacancies for which you are eligible, inviting you to submit a Nomination Form, no obligation.


Contact

For further information and advice contact the Deputy Returning Officer, Council and Records Management via email: elections@newcastle.edu.au.

Current Staff Elections

Recent Results

Notice of Results


Deputy Presidents of Academic Senate

Nominations were called to elect two Deputy Presidents of the Academic Senate for a term of office of two years commencing 18 February 2020. At the close of the nomination period, two valid nominations were received.

The successful candidates are:

  • Deputy President of the Academic Senate (Research) - Associate Professor Karen Blackmore.
  • Deputy President of the Academic Senate (Teaching and Learning) - Professor Liz Milward.

Notice of Results


President of the Academic Senate

Nominations were called to elect a President of the Academic Senate for a term of office of three years commencing 1 January 2020. At the close of the nomination period, two valid nominations were received.

A ballot was held and the successful candidate is:

  • Professor Victoria Haskins

Notice of Results


Academic Senate - Professoriate

Nominations were called to elect one academic staff member of the Professoriate to the Academic Senate, to fill a Casual Vacancy to 31 December 2021. Four valid nominations were received and an electronic preferential ballot was conducted.

The successful candidate is:

  • Professor Anna Giacomini

STUDENT ELECTIONS

Visit the Student Elections Web Page for more information on student elections for positions on Council, Academic Senate, Faculty Boards and NUPSA.

Questions?

Do you have questions relating to elections? Read the Frequently Asked Questions fact sheet.

Contact the Deputy Returning Officer, Council and Records Management for further information on elections@newcastle.edu.au