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Staff elections to Council 2018-19

The Council Secretariat is inviting self-nominations for one vacancy on Council, the governing body of QMUL:

  • One academic staff member - Cross-faculty 

 These positions are open to:

All current academic staff who are appointed to full time or part time posts on either a permanent academic or research contract or a fixed term academic or research contract extending to at least the end of the term of office, which is 30 September 2022.  

QMUL Council

Council is the governing body of QMUL. Members listen to, discuss, and constructively challenge the senior executive in relation to the QMUL Strategy, the use of public funds, the management of our finances, and compliance with our statutory obligations.

Council includes both QMUL staff and individuals external to QMUL, including five elected members of academic and Professional Services staff.  Members have a responsibility to act in the best interests of QMUL and not as representatives of a particular staff group, school, institute, or department.

QMUL Role description for members of Council [PDF 19KB]

Time Commitment

Council meets five times per year from 4-7pm and members are expected to attend training, a residential event and a dinner each year. Meeting dates can be found here. Elected staff members serve for four years and may be re-elected for a further four years.

The role is not remunerated but members can claim expenses, including for family caring responsibilities, depending on members’ individual circumstances.

The position is available from 30 September 2018 and training and induction will be provided to the successful candidate.

Self-nomination and election process

Staff are invited to self-nominate using the online form which has been sent by email to all eligible staff. 

If you believe that you are eligible to stand for election to Council, but have not received an email with a link to the self-nomination form, please email

All staff who self-nominate by the deadline will be invited to complete an equality monitoring form. This form is strictly confidential and is used by the Council Secretariat to determine whether there are any areas of the staff population who are underrepresented in the election process.

Please read the following documents before completing the self-nomination form:

The deadline for submitting completed self-nomination forms is 5pm on Wednesday 20 June 2018. 

If more than one nomination is received, elections will be held from Wednesday 27 June – Wednesday 11 July 2018.

Any queries should be directed to Nadine Lewycky.

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