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Nominations to Class 6 of the Council 2019

University Council

Nominations are invited for the election of one eligible member of Professional Services staff employed on Grades 1-9 into the University Council. Membership to the Council will be granted for three years.

We are seeking nominations, proposed and seconded by any eligible member of Professional Services staff who are employed in Grades 1-9.

Nominations should be sent via email to the Returning Officer (the University Secretary, Dr Richard Messer no later than 18 November 2019. It must be clearly stated that the consent from the nominee has been obtained.

If more than two nominations are proposed and seconded, an election will be held in which all eligible members of Grade 1-9 staff would be able to vote. At this stage, candidates would be required to provide a short manifesto of no more than 250 words. In the event of the need to proceed to election, the University Secretary will contact nominees to provide their manifestos by no later than 12noon on 21 November 2019.

The timetable for the elections is as follows:

  • 28 October 2019: Applications open
  • 18 November 2019: Nominations to be received by 12noon
  • 25 November 2019: Voting commences
  • 9 December 2019: Voting closes

Council is the University's executive governing body and meets at least four times during each academic year. It sets the University's strategic direction, ensures compliance with statutory requirements and approves constitutional changes. The Council is ultimately responsible for oversight of the University's estate, finance and staff, with much of the detailed work falling to sub-committees. A broad representation of lay members, drawn from commercial, community and professional organisations, provide the Council with a valuable perspective. Each member commits to taking responsibility for the Council's decisions.

If you have any queries, please contact Dr Richard Messer,

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