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Make a difference, Stand for Senate - Academic Electoral Assembly Standing Committee Elections - Deadline 2 June 2020

(22 May 2020)

Six positions on Senate and the AEA Standing Committee are open for election. The nominations period for the 2020 election closes at 12 noon, Tuesday 2 June 2020. Nomination forms are available here and further information can be found on our web pages or from

Candidate and Voter Eligibility

With the exception of ex-officio members of Senate, staff (academic) at grade 7 and above may stand for election.

Given Senate's responsibilities as the guardian of academic standards and a debating forum for matters of strategic academic importance, those AEA members who do stand for election to Senate would be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • Sufficient relevant experience of teaching and/or research to be able to contribute effectively to discussions on academic policy at Senate
  • This experience should be derived from playing a significant and direct role in these activities at an appropriate level

All staff (academic) at grade 7 and above are eligible to vote in the election (with the exception of ex-officio members of Senate)

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

At Durham University, our aim is to create an open and inclusive environment where everyone can reach their full potential. Committees should reflect the true diversity of our University community and have a membership which brings with it a range of backgrounds, skills and knowledge to drive us forward as an organisation. We welcome expressions of interest from all sections of the University community, particularly those under-represented at committee level including people with disabilities, women and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

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