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Schedule: Graduate Research School Board — election of students

This is the schedule for the election to fill postgraduate research student positions on the Graduate Research School 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 the Graduate Research School Board.

For the election of

Postgraduate research students two positions

Term of office

One year: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018


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 postgraduate research student positions (Rule G3-24(1)(g), UTS General Rules).


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: Graduate Research School Board — election of students (202kb 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

Academic Board Committees (Rule G3, Part 1, Division 5)

Elections (Rule G3, Part 3)


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 Graduate Research School Board

Number of meetings The Graduate Research School Board meets at least six times a year.
Terms of reference The Graduate Research School Board has a dual role, operating in part as equivalent to a Faculty Board, dealing with matters related to the administration of research education, and in part as a committee of Academic Board, advising on and assessing proposals for research degrees. The Board also works closely with the Research Committee to refer to the Committee issues and implications of research training policy matters.

The Graduate Research School Board currently consists of 25 members, including ex officio members, nominated members and two elected research degree students.

For further information, see composition and membership.
Membership term Membership terms on Graduate Research School Board will be two years for staff and one year for students.
Further information

See Graduate Research School Board

Electoral Officer
Email Electoral Officer
Telephone +61 (02) 9514 1235

Committee Officer
Email Lucy Forshaw
Telephone +61 (02) 9514 9770