Elections to Council

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Elections to Council


There will be two elections held in the Summer term for three members of Senate to stand for election to Council and one non-academic member of staff for election to Council for the period 2019-20 to 2021-22 (three year term). There will also be a non-academic member of staff for election to Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships Committee for the period 2019-20 to 2021-22 (three year term).

Elections


Senate Election to Council

An election will be held for three members of Senate to stand for election to Council for the period 2019-20 to 2021-22 (three year term).

The vacancies

The vacancies arise following the completion of term of Dr Nilufer Demirkan-Jones, Head of Department, Essex Pathways, Professor Kate Rockett, Head of Department, Economics and Dr Ilaria Boncori, elected member of Senate.

Non-academic staff member Election to Council

An election will be held for one non-academic member to stand for election to Council for the period 2019-20 to 2021-22 (three year term).

The vacancy

The vacancy arises following the completion of term of Lynn Bowman-Burns.

Non-academic staff member for Joint Committee of Senate and Council, Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships Committee

An election will be held for one non-academic member to stand for election to Council for the period 2019-20 to 2021-22 (three year term).

The vacancy

The vacancy arises following the completion of term of Heather Doyle.

Nominations for election

Nominations will be sought from Monday 29 April 2019. A list of those eligible to stand for nomination and vote in these elections will be available for download.

Nomination forms must be signed by the nominee and by two counter signatories, one of whom must be from a department different from that of the nominee. Nominees are requested to provide a personal statement/brief biography in support of their nomination, in no more than 350 words on the second page of the nomination form.

Nominees are requested to complete an Equality and Diversity monitoring form and Register of Interest declaration. Note: Grade 9 and above are required to submit an annual declaration as an employee. Please confirm your agreement for your Register of Interest form to be disclosed to support your nomination. Grade 8 and below will be required to complete and return the form.

If elected to Council, you will be required to submit a Fit and Proper Declaration for appointment to Council.

Nomination requirements

All elections

All nominees must have completed all modules set out in the Essential Training Policy for University Employees and if elected, to undertake the additional modules for University Committee members.

Senate election to Council

All candidates and members of Senate who are on study leave in 2019-20 should be able to attend meetings and meet the other requirements of Council membership.

Non-academic staff member to Council and Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships Committee

The normal term of office is three years from 1 August, except they must stand down from the membership if they cease to be a member of the non-academic staff during their term of office. All non-academic staff who have a contract that extends to at least 31 July in the following academic year are eligible to stand for nomination and to vote in the elections.

 

Meeting datesĀ 

Council

  • Monday 25 November 2019, 1.30pm-5pm
  • Monday 24 February 2020, 1.30pm-5pm (preceded by Council Away Day 9am-1.30pm)
  • Monday 11 May 2020, 1.30pm-5pm (preceded by Council Away Day 9am-1.30pm)
  • Thursday 9 July 2020, 1.30pm-5pm (preceded by Council Away Day 9am-1.30pm)

Council away day

  • Thursday 14 November 2019, 9am-5pm
  • Monday 24 February 2020, 9am-1.30pm 
  • Monday 11 May 2020, 9am-1.30pm (followed by Council meeting, as above)
  • Thursday 9 July 2020, 9am-1.30pm (followed by Council meeting, as above)

Council induction

  • Wednesday 2 October 2019, 9am-5pm
  • Monday 25 November 2019, 9am-1.30pm
  • Monday 23 January 2020, 9am-5pm

Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships Committee

  • Monday 2 March 2020, 10am-1pm