As in previous years, the Senate election will be conducted by means of the online voting system developed by IT Services.
There are six places on Senate for academic, research and teaching (ART) staff on permanent contracts to be filled by election, divided as follows (in order to achieve equal balance across faculties as required by the 2017 Senate Effectiveness Review):
The first email sent from the system (announcing the election and inviting nominations Senate Election Nomination Form 2019 (MS Word , 20kb)) will be sent in the week commencing Monday 15 April 2019. Once the nomination period has closed at midday on Friday 17 May, eligible staff will then be sent a second email during the week commencing Monday 20 May directing them to the online candidate list and inviting them to cast their vote electronically. The election period during which staff may vote will last four weeks, closing on Friday 14 June 2019. The result will be announced in the week commencing Monday 17 June 2019.
The six persons with the highest number of votes, split by Faculty as above, will serve for three years from 1 August 2019.
There are three places on Senate for academic, research and teaching (ART) staff on limited-term contracts to be filled by election. Eligible staff will receive an email inviting them to submit nominations. If the nominations exceed the number of vacancies, an online election will be held.
The three persons elected will serve for two years from 1 August 2019.
In order to reassure colleagues about the confidentiality of e-voting, it should be noted that: