Election to Court and Senate 2017

Message from outgoing Staff Council elected member of University Court Professor Dame Sue Black

I will not be standing again for the Staff Council seat on the University Court but I wanted to really encourage as many people as possible to think about what they could contribute in this role.  It is important that there is true diversity in elected staff members for Court and in return you will receive a privileged insight into how the University works and be an integral part of its decision making processes.  I think it extremely important that there is a healthy and regular turnover of staff on Court to introduce new ideas, energise debate and bring challenging and new perspectives as the University continues to grow.  It was a steep learning curve for me but one that I do not regret for a moment. This seat on court is open to all staff members and I would simply encourage you to consider standing for election if you feel you genuinely have something to offer.

 Election Notification

Under the University’s Statutes the Staff Council, comprising all staff of the University elects two members each of the University’s governing body (the ‘Court’) and the Senate. 

This announcement gives information on upcoming vacancies on both Court and Senate and seeks nominations from staff to stand in an election to fill them.

(i) University Court

The term of office of Professor Dame Sue Black, elected by the Staff Council, expires on 31st July 2017.  The second Staff Council member of the Court is Professor Tim Kelly whose term of office continues to 31st July 2019.

An election to fill this vacancy will be held from Monday 8th May  2017 and nominations of candidates, who must be members of the Staff Council*, are now invited to reach the University Secretary (Dr Jim McGeorge) not later than 4pm on Friday 5th May 2017.

Each nomination must be signed by two supporters, who shall be electors (i.e. members of the Staff Council*), and by the candidate as evidence of his/her consent to nomination.

Each candidate should supply a short supporting statement along with their nomination that will be made available to all members of Staff Council.

The term of office of the successful candidate will be four years. The election will take place online and details of the ballot will be circulated after nominations have closed.

 

(ii) Senate

The terms of office of Dr Anna Notaro and Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, elected by the Staff Council, expire on 31st July 2017.

An election to fill two vacancies on Senate will be held from Monday 8th May 2017 and nominations of candidates, who must be members of the Staff Council*, are now invited to reach the University Secretary (Dr Jim McGeorge) not later than 4pm on Friday 5th May 2017.

Each nomination must be signed by two supporters, who shall be electors (i.e. members of the Staff Council*), and by the candidate as evidence of his/her consent to nomination.

Each candidate should supply a short supporting statement along with their nomination that will be made available to all members of Staff Council.

The term of office of the successful candidate will be four years.

The election will take place online and details of the ballot will be circulated after nominations have closed.

 

Dr Jim McGeorge
University Secretary and Returning Officer

Staff Council: all members of University staff on substantive contracts are members of Staff Council. This includes all grades, part-time or full time, academic, academic-related, research, clerical, manal, technical and support staff. Honorary staff are not members of Staff Council.