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Schedule: Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures — election of students

This is the schedule for the election to fill postgraduate research student positions on the Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures.

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 Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures.

For the election of

Postgraduate research students two positions

Term of office

One year: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

Electorate

Persons enrolled in courses that are listed in the register of postgraduate research award courses of the Institute for Sustainable Futures (minimum duration: one year full-time or equivalent) can stand as a candidate, nominate candidates and vote for these postgraduate research student positions (Rule G3-24(1)(g), UTS General Rules).

Restrictions

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)).

Nominations

  • 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: Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures — election of students (201kb PDF).

Ballots

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)

Conduct

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.

Results

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 Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures

Number of meetings The Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures has a minimum of four scheduled meetings per year.
Terms of reference The Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures was established in 2003 to advise the Institute Director on academic matters in respect of courses of study at the Institute, and on issues relating to students and not otherwise covered under the Rules of the University, such as granting Institute for Sustainable Futures scholarship. The Board refers matters to and seeks advice from the Institute's Postgraduate Research Committee.
Composition The Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures currently consists of ex officio members, nominated members, elected staff members and elected student members.
Membership term Membership terms on Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures will be two years for staff and one year for students.
Further information

See Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures

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

Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures
Email Suzanne Cronan
Telephone +61 (02) 9514 4638