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Schedule: Faculty Board in Law — election of students

This is the schedule for the election to fill student positions on the Faculty Board in Law.

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 Faculty Boards.

For the election of

Students four positions (must include at least one undergraduate student and one postgraduate student)

Term of office

One year: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

Electorate

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

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 Tuesday 8 August 2017
  • Close Tuesday 22 August 2017 at 3pm

Nomination form

To nominate a candidate in this election, use the nomination form: Faculty Board in Law — election of students (444kb 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 5 September 2017
  • Close Thursday 21 September 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

Faculty Boards (Rule G3, Part 2)

Elections (Rule G3, Part 3)

Composition and membership (section 3, Standing Orders for Faculty Boards)

Elections and filling of remaining vacancies (section 6, Standing Orders for Faculty Boards)

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 Faculty Boards

Number of meetings The Faculty Board meets at least four times each calendar year.
Terms of reference

Each faculty of the university has a faculty board. The faculty board constitutes the primary forum in the faculty for the discussion and resolution of academic issues and matters.

See duties and powers of Faculty Boards
Composition The Faculty Board currently consists of ex officio members, nominated members, elected staff members and elected student members.
Membership Membership terms on Faculty Board will be two years for staff and one year for students.
Further information

See Faculty Boards

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

Committee Officer
Email Shazly Sayed
Telephone +61 (02) 9514 3731