Staff election

Details about the election of one (1) member to the University Council by staff.

Call for candidates

The Council is seeking candidates for election as a staff representative on Council for a four-year term from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2025.

To be eligible for election, a candidate must be a permanent member of the staff of the University. A permanent member is defined in section 10 of the Education and Training Act 2020 as follows:

permanent member, in relation to the teaching or general staff of an institution, means a member of the staff who—
  1. is employed, on a full-time or part-time basis, for a period ending, unless sooner terminated, on the member’s resignation or retirement; or
  2. has been employed, on a full-time or part-time basis, whether under an employment agreement for a fixed term or otherwise, for at least 3 months; or
  3. has been employed, on a full-time or part-time basis, whether under an employment agreement for a fixed term or otherwise, for less than 3 months and whose employment is, in the opinion of the chief executive of the institution, likely to continue for at least 3 months from the date of commencement of that employment.

The University uses the terms ‘academic staff’ and ‘professional staff’ rather than ‘teaching staff’ and ‘general staff’.

Notice of candidacy

Nominations closed at 5 pm on Thursday, 16 September.  Candidates will be announced on Tuesday, 22 September

Election

If the number of candidates exceeds the number of vacancies, an election will be held.

Electronic voting will commence on Monday 4 October 2021 and close on Friday 8 October 2021 at 5 pm. The candidate will be elected by the first past the post method.

All staff are eligible to vote in the election.

The election will be conducted in accordance with the Council Membership Statute (PDF) and the Council Elections Procedure (PDF).

To find out more

For more information, contact the Returning Officer:

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Caroline Ward

Secretary to Council
Vice-Chancellor's Office