Elections to Council

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Elections to Council


Elections will be 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)

Election


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 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.

Nominations for both elections

Nominations will be sought from Monday 29 April 2019.

Nominations

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. A list of those eligible to stand for election and vote in these elections will be available for download.

Successful candidates will be required to submit a Fit and Proper Declaration.

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.

Deadline

The closing date for nominations will be Wednesday 22 May 2019.

Date of Election

The election will be held from midday Thursday 23 May 2019 to Friday 14 June 2019. Should a ballot be necessary, ballot information will be sent by email to members eligible to vote on Thursday 23 May 2019. Please note that there will be an electronic ballot only and no paper ballot will be held.

Further information

In accordance with Ordinance 16, the Academic Staff members of Senate elected by Senate to the Council shall constitute the Senate Agenda Group (SAG). SAG meet about a month before each Senate meeting to discuss possible agenda items for discussion under Section A of the Senate agenda, which covers items relating to policy and strategy.

There is a role description for all members of Council (pdf). In addition to the Council Away Days, Council Meetings and induction events, Council members are required to undertake the courses set out in the Essential Training Policy.

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 15 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