Elections for staff positions on University Council, Academic Senate and College Boards are conducted by Governance and Assurance Services 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 Governance and Assurance Services.
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.
2021 Staff Elections
Election of Academic Staff member to the University Council
Election for Academic Staff members on College Boards
Election for College Board Representatives on Academic Senate
Recent Election Results
Notice of Results - University Council
Nominations were called to elect one academic staff member to fill a casual vacancy on the University Council for a term of office until 31 August 2022.
An optional preferential ballot was held and the successful candidate is:
Professor Jennifer Martin
Notice of Results - Academic Senate Elections
Nominations were called to elect academic staff members of the University to the Academic Senate. At the close of the nomination period, four positions were elected unopposed and a ballot was held for four positions.
There are two positions remaining which received no nominations. These positions will be filled by appointment on the recommendation of the President of the Academic Senate and the relevant Pro Vice-Chancellor.
Download Notice of Result here.
Contact the Deputy Returning Officer for all elections questions on firstname.lastname@example.org
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