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Elections to Council


Three elections were held in the Summer term; one for three academic members of Senate to stand for election to Council; one non-academic member of staff for election to Council and one 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 - Result

Nominations were recently sought for three academic members of Senate, one of whom must be a Head of Department/School to stand for election to Council for the period 2019-20 to 2021-22 (three year term).

Two nominations were received by the original deadline, the candidates were:

  • Professor Monika Schmid, Head of Department, Language and Linguistics
  • Dr Nilufer-Demirkan-Jones, Head of Department, Essex Pathways (reappointed)

A second round of nominations took place, one nomination was received by the deadline:

  • Fiona Elsted, Essex Pathways

Therefore, Professor Schmid,  Dr Demirkan-Jones and Fiona Elsted are duly elected from 1 August 2019.

Election for one Non-academic staff member to Council - Result

An election was held for one non-academic member to stand for election to Council for the period 2019-20 to 2021-22 (three year term). There were five candidates received by the deadline.

Name Vote Total Position
McMellor, Steve - Organisation Development, Human Resources 60 3rd
Webb, Joanne - UK Data Archive 46 5th
Wisher, Emma - Library Services 70 2nd
Lashley, Ray - Finance, Planning and Data Insight 77 1st
Finnimore, Catherine (Kate) - Academic Section 54 4th
Total votes cast 307  

Therefore Ray Lashley is duly elected from 1 August 2019.

Election to Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships Committee - Result

One nomination was received by the deadline for one non-academic member of staff for election to Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships Committee for the period 2019-20 to 2021-22.

Therefore, Chelsey Smith is duly elected to the Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships Committee.

 

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