Call for nominations - General Council Business Committee
Deadline for nominations - 22 November 2023
Membership of the General Council gives you a continuing voice in the governance of the University and an opportunity to remain engaged in its affairs. This can take several forms, including standing for election to the Business Committee.
The Business Committee manages the business of the General Council. It consists of twenty members who also keep abreast of current developments between the two Half Yearly Meetings through the work of its various standing committees and regular meetings with senior University staff. It has the right, on behalf of the General Council, to raise questions on matters affecting the well-being and prosperity of the University, but it does not have executive responsibility for the management of the University. The Business Committee is a diverse, experienced and enthusiastic group whose principal responsibilities are as follows:
- Formal (Statutory) Responsibilities;
- Influencing & Advising;
- Ambassadors for the University.
General Council Elections February 2024
There are vacancies for the Business Committee every year and the number varies according to the turnover pattern. This year we are now seeking nominations to fill seven places. We are particularly looking for new members with experience in communications and marketing, HR, IT and digital.
Nomination forms can be downloaded below and must be received in the General Council office no later than 22 November 2023.
If the number of nominations received exceeds the number of vacancies, those chosen are decided by an election. Details of the election arrangements are given in the Protocol. Elections are by online voting with the option of a postal ballot on request. Online voting is recommended with the expectation of encouraging members of the General Council to participate in the Elections. A much simpler voting process has been introduced, especially for online voting and further details will also appear in the winter issue of Billet.
NOMINATION FORMS can be downloaded below:
The closing date to receive nomination forms in the General Council office is 22 November 2023 for the February 2024 elections.
After the closing date a list of nominees will be posted on this website.