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Election of School Representatives on Senate

Following the unification of Schools, Senate has approved a change to its constitution to ensure that the current level of academic staff representation is maintained through a new category of elected representatives from each School.  

This means that there is a vacancy for one academic staff from each of the four Schools to be elected by the School academic staff.  

Members of academic staff will be able to nominate themselves to represent their School when the nomination period opens on Monday 22 July 2019 until it closes at 9am Monday 19 August 2019.

If there are more eligible candidates than vacancies, a voting period will run from Monday 09 September 2019 until 9am on Monday 07 October 2019.

The successful candidates will be allocated to represent their respective Schools in line with the Scheme of Academic Governance.  

At the start of the nomination period academic colleagues whose names appear on the Electoral Register will receive an email asking for nominations. If there is to be a ballot, voting instructions will be sent out by email from Electoral Reform Services (ERS), an independent supplier of ballot and election services, who will be running a web-based ballot on the University's behalf. The Rules Governing the Election of Staff to Senate and its Committees are available on this website. The nomination and election process and the associated websites are fully accessible to electors who are off campus.

The result of the election will be announced as soon as possible in accordance with the election timetable.

For further information on the election process either email: or telephone Richard Clemens on ext. 52255.

Kind regards

Alison Blackburn

Directorate of Student and Academic Support