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Elections to the General Assembly of the University

29 Feb 2016

Nominations are now being sought for election to a number of vacancies on General Assembly

The General Assembly is a 200-strong governance body that represents staff, students and other principal stakeholders in the University. The main purpose of the General Assembly is to act as a two-way channel of communication through which the University presents its achievements to its broader constituencies, and receives feedback and advice on matters relating to University business. It also includes University staff, alumni and students within its membership.

A number of appointments to the elected category of the General Assembly membership held by staff (full-time or part-time) with paid, superannuable appointments at the University will terminate on 31 August 2016.

Only those academic-related and other staff members appointed to the General Assembly in this election are eligible to seek election to the Board of Governors later in the academic year.

Colleagues are advised that nominations are now being sought for election to the following numbers of vacancies within the electoral groups indicated:

  • Academic and research staff: 1
  • Academic-related (excluding research) staff: 1
  • Other staff: 7

Information for electors and nomination forms

Full information on the electoral process is available at:

To nominate for election to membership of the General Assembly, complete the following form:

Nomination forms are to be returned to Martin Conway, Deputy Secretary, Room 1.031 John Owens Building, to arrive by 12 noon on Monday, 21 March 2016 or emailed to:

If ballots are required, voting instructions will be issued to individual electors within each electoral group concerned.