Election of a Staff Council Member to Serve on the University Court 2018

Under the University’s Statutes the Staff Council, comprising all staff of the University elects two members of the University’s governing body (the ‘Court’). This announcement gives information on a casual vacancy on Court that has arisen and seeks nominations from staff to stand in an election to fill this vacancy.


University Court


A vacancy on the University Court has a risen due to the resignation of Phil Welsh who was elected by the Staff Council to serve as a non-academic staff member on Court until 31st July 2021.


An election to fill this vacancy will be held from Thursday 24th May 2018 and nominations of candidates, who must be non-academic members of the Staff Council*, are now invited to reach the University Secretary (Dr Jim McGeorge) not later than 4pm on Monday 14th May 2018. 


Each nomination must be supported by two members of the Staff Council and the candidate must consent to being nominated.


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 three years to 31st July 2021 being the unexpired portion of the period of office of the elected member who has resigned.


The election will take place online and details of the ballot will be circulated by email to all members of Staff Council after nominations have closed.


Further information on the Court, including the role and expectations of elected members can be obtained by contacting courtadmin@dundee.ac.uk


The University is committed to diversity in its membership and would encourage nominations of eligible members of staff from protected characteristic groups currently underrepresented on the Court who would further enhance its diversity. Reasonable adjustments for disability will be implemented for those who may require them.


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, manual, technical and support staff. Honorary staff are not members of Staff Council.