Nominations for Senate elections now open

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Nominations are now open for new members to join the University Senate.

Senate is the University’s supreme academic body and its role includes overseeing the learning, teaching and discipline of the University while helping to promote research.

All eligible staff from the University’s academic and research community who were in post on or before 31 January 2024 are invited to stand for Senate. There are 96 academic staff positions available across the Professorial and non-professorial categories with vacancies in all three Colleges, presenting an excellent opportunity to enhance the representativeness of the Senate body.

The University wants to enhance representation from academic and research staff at all career stages, and encourage nominations from early career academic staff, including postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate tutors and demonstrators. It also especially encourages nominations in the CAHSS and CMVM Professorial category, which have a higher number of vacancies available for election in 2024.

Paul Dodds

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Senate positions are open to self-nomination and nominees are asked to include a short written statement by the candidate supporting their nomination for election to Senate. Nominations are invited from all academic staff, including staff who hold a fixed-term contract which is expected to conclude before a potential term on Senate.

Contact Senate Support for further information:

Staff can put themselves forward any time up to 12 noon on Wednesday 27 March using the online form below. Please ensure you are logged into MyEd to enable you to complete the form.

Submit your Senate nomination form here