Nominations for Permanent Teaching Staff Member of the Board of Governors



The constitution of the Board of Governors provides for one member of the permanent teaching staff to be nominated by the Academic Board. Members of the Board of Governors are appointed in a personal capacity, and under the Articles of Government are not bound in their speaking or voting by mandates given to them by any other bodies or persons.  In accordance with established practice, the Academic Board nominee will be determined by election as follows:


·Nominations to Electoral Officer (Lisa Weetman, Academic Registry) by noon on Friday 27th September 2017

·Voting papers will be issued, and Postal Ballot will close at noon on Friday 20th October 2017


NB. Any queries relating to the process please submit to Lisa Weetman –


Term of Office


The elected member shall serve for a two year period commencing 1st October 2017 to 31st July 2019, with eligibility for re-election for a further term to provide for a maximum of four years continuous service. 




1.The Electoral Officer shall invite nominations of members of staff for the vacancy on the Board of Governors and shall accept these provided that (i) the nominee has given written assent and (ii) the nomination has been proposed by a member of staff and seconded by five other members of staff, all of whom have signed the nomination. There is no nomination form, the nomination should simply state that the candidate (name) is nominated for the Academic Board nomination for the Board of Governors, and be signed by the nominee, the proposer, and five staff seconding the nomination.


2.Any member of staff may propose as many candidates as (s)he wishes.  No member of staff may second more than one nomination.


3.After the closure of nominations, the Electoral Officer shall prepare a list of the names of the candidates and their status and shall distribute postal ballot papers which are to be returned to the Electoral Officer in the envelopes provided by the date stipulated above.


4.Each member of staff shall indicate the candidate of his/her choice by placing a cross against the candidate's name on the postal ballot paper.  No member of staff may vote for more than one candidate.


5.Each envelope may only contain the vote of one member of staff.


6.The candidate having the highest number of votes cast in his/her favour shall be declared elected by the Electoral Officer.  The results will be communicated to the Vice-Chancellor and to the successful candidate on Wednesday 25th October 2017 and to all full-time teaching staff as soon as possible thereafter.


Definition of Teaching Staff


1.The Board of Governors has defined "teaching staff" for the purposes of this election as


·all employees engaged on full-time or part-time academic staff contracts of at least
12 months duration

·all Professors in Faculties

·all post-doctoral research workers and research assistants engaged on contracts of at least 12 months duration.


NB: Staff employed by University subsidiary companies are NOT entitled to stand or vote in this election.



Iain Rowan

Acting Academic Registrar

Academic Registry

Gateway Building