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General Assembly election – extension

24 Apr 2024

Nomination period for Academic and Research staff, or Professional Services staff grades 6 and above, has been extended – nominations now open until Tuesday, 30 April

The University has received no nominations for two vacancies on its General Assembly so the nomination period has been extended to noon on Tuesday, 30 April. 

Staff (either full-time or part-time) with paid, superannuable appointments at the University are eligible to be nominated and stand for election to General Assembly. 

The General Assembly is 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.  

The vacancies without nominations are: 

  • Academic and Research staff (one vacancy)  
  • Professional Services staff grades 6 and above (one vacancy)  

General Assembly member, Tom Jirat recommends the role: “It has been a great opportunity to engage with inspirational colleagues from across wider constituencies than those I encounter day to day.  

“I’ve always seen the University as an important part of our city and the wider Greater Manchester region, and this motivated me to stand to represent Professional Services on the General Assembly.” 

How to nominate

Members of staff who are interested in the work of the General Assembly can seek nomination.  Each nomination form must be supported by two other staff who are within the same staff group as the nominee.  

Further information about the vacancies (including eligibility for election) and the nomination form are available at:    

We are using the Mi-Voice nominations platform, which allows candidates to work on their application and, if necessary, save and come back to it at a later date before submitting. Candidates should check with their nominees that they are happy to support their applications, before adding their contact details to the form. An email will then automatically be generated from the system to each nominator, asking them to confirm their support for the candidate.  The Governance Office will then receive notification once an application has been fully completed (including the biography), and both supporters have confirmed their support.   

The new closing date for submission of nominations is Tuesday, 30 April 2024 – we must also receive all confirmation of support by this time as well.

There is an option to add a photograph to your application, but this is not mandatory.  

If you would like to discuss the nomination process or the work of the Assembly, please contact