Academic Services

Nomination Process

How to nominate yourself for election to Senate.

Nominations have now closed

Nominations closed on 10 March 2021 at 12 noon. 


Current academic and research staff who were in post on or before 31 January 2021 are eligible to nominate themselves for election to Senate. ‘Academic staff’ includes all members of staff who are categorised as ‘academic’ in the University’s Human Resources records, and includes the job segments academic, clinical academic, general practice clinician, and tutors and demonstrators.

Staff who hold an ex officio appointment to Senate are not eligible to stand for election. This includes Heads of School, Heads of College, Vice Principals and Assistant Principals. A full list of ex officio roles is appended to the Senatus Academicus (Senate) Election Regulations (see below). 

Nomination process

Members of academic staff can nominate themselves for election, and all nominations must be submitted using the online nomination form via the link below. The information requested on the nomination form includes a short written statement by the candidate supporting their nomination for election to Senate.

This statement and candidate details will be made available to staff who are eligible to vote in the election via the Senate website.

Online  nomination form


The deadline for nominations to be submitted via the online form is 12pm (noon) GMT, 10 March 2021.

Positions available

The positions below are open for election in 2021.

Position Number of seats open for election in 2021
Elected academic staff (non-Professorial) - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 12
Elected academic staff (Professorial) - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 21
Elected academic staff (non-Professorial) - College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine 15
Elected academic staff (Professorial) - College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine 27
Elected academic staff (non-Professorial) - College of Science and Engineering 19
Elected academic staff (Professorial) - College of Science and Engineering 26

Further information for academic staff who are employed in more than one College, or who are not employed in a College, is included on the nomination form (see link above) and in the Senatus Academicus (Senate) Election Regulations.

Terms of office

The standard term of office is three years from 1 August of the year of election. Academic staff members of Senate elected in 2021 will serve terms of either one, two or three years. Terms of office will be assigned randomly by a drawing of lots within each category in the table above, in order that in each annual election in future years, one third of elected academic staff member positions will be open for election. Terms of office will begin on 1 August 2021.

Elected members of Senate may stand for re-election on completion of their term of office.

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