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Voting now open in Senate elections

Voting in the 2023 Senate elections for academic staff members opened today, Wednesday 19 April.

Voting will close at 12 noon on Wednesday 26 April.

Senate is the University’s supreme academic body. It oversees the learning, teaching and discipline of the University and promotes its research.

Academic staff members of Senate are elected annually, to serve for up to three years.

Positions open for election

  • Elected academic staff (non-professorial) in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to be elected for a three-year term
  • Elected academic staff (non-professorial) – College of Science and Engineering – one, two and three-year terms available

An election is being held to determine the terms of office in the following categories:

  • Elected academic staff (professorial) – College of Science and Engineering – one, two and three year terms available

Who are the candidates?

A list of candidates and their election statements can be found on the Senate webpages.

Candidate statements

Who can vote?

All academic staff who were in post on 31 January 2023 are eligible to vote in the category of which they are a member. 

‘Academic staff’ includes all staff members categorised as academic in the University’s Human Resources records, and covers staff in academic, clinical and veterinary clinical roles. 

Staff members can check their eligibility to vote by contacting

How to vote

Voting is conducted online by Civica Electoral Services. Members on the electoral roll will be contacted via email by with a link to vote in the relevant Senate elections. 

Related links

Senate webpages