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Schedule: Academic Board — election of students

This is the schedule for the election to fill student positions on Academic Board.

The schedule specifies the term of office, electorate, dates for nominations and ballots, Returning Officer and election rules. It also includes the nomination form that should be used to nominate as a candidate in this election, and information about Academic Board.

For the election of

Students from the following faculties Arts and Social Sciences one position
UTS Business School one position
Design, Architecture and Building one position
Engineering and Information Technology one position
Health one position
Law one position
Science one position
Transdisciplinary Innovation one position
Postgraduate research student one position

Term of office

One year: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018


Students Persons enrolled in courses that are listed in the register of undergraduate or postgraduate award courses of the University (minimum duration: one year full-time or equivalent) can stand as a candidate, nominate candidates and vote for student positions within their respective faculty (Rule G3-24(1)(d), UTS General Rules).
Postgraduate research students Persons enrolled in courses that are listed in the register of postgraduate research award courses of the University (minimum duration: one year full-time or equivalent) can stand as a candidate, nominate candidates and vote for the postgraduate research student position (Rule G3-24(1)(g)).


Undergraduate students, postgraduate students and postgraduate research students who are also members of academic or professional staff of the University (either continuing or fixed term) are not entitled to stand as candidates, nominate candidates or vote in this election (Rule G3-24(2)).


  • Open Thursday 24 August 2017
  • Close Thursday 7 September 2017 at 3pm

Nomination form

To nominate a candidate in this election, use the nomination form: Academic Board — election of students (204kb PDF).


If more valid nominations are received than positions vacant, a ballot is required. Ballots will take place in the UTS: Elections Online Polling Booth.

  • Open Tuesday 26 September 2017
  • Close Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 3pm

The names of candidates and candidate statements will be made available in voting before ballots open.

Returning Officer

University Secretary, William Paterson

Election rules

The Academic Board (Rule G3, Part 1)*

Elections (Rule G3, Part 3)

* Note: A new Academic Board composition comes into effect on 1 January 2018. This election is to fill positions in the 2018 Academic Board composition.


Participants in elections (candidates, their representatives and voters) are expected to follow the same high standard of conduct and behaviour during the campaign process as is expected on campus generally. The behaviour of election candidates and their representatives should meet expected standards of conduct. See Code of Conduct for UTS Elections.

Concerns about security due to election-related conduct should be reported to UTS Security. Phone +61 2 9514 1192, or dial ‘6’ on any UTS phone.


The results of these elections will be made available in results around two weeks after close of voting, following the declaration of poll by the Returning Officer (Rule G3-38(3) and (4)).

About Academic Board

Number of meetings The Academic Board meets at least six times a year.
Terms of reference

The UTS Academic Board is the principal advisory body to the UTS Council on academic matters.

Academic Board is concerned with policy development as it relates to the University's academic programs in education, scholarship and research, and community service. It refers policy recommendations to Council and discusses matters referred to it by Council.

Academic Board plays a key role in the UTS community in providing a forum for the discussion and debate of the academic directions of the University as well as the quality of its academic programs. Academic direction of Academic Board is aligned with and reflects the strategic direction of UTS.

See also functions and powers and standing orders of Academic Board.
Composition On 16 August 2017, the UTS Council approved a new composition (PDF) for Academic Board. This new composition will go into effect on 1 January 2018.
Membership term Membership terms on Academic Board will be two years for staff and one year for students.
Further information

Academic Board Guide (PDF) and Academic Board website

Electoral Officer
email Electoral Officer
telephone +61 2 9514 1235

Academic Board Executive Officer
email Academic Board Executive Officer
telephone +61 2 9514 1464