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Academic Electoral Assembly Standing Committee Elections 2021

(23 April 2021)

Make a difference and stand for Senate - Academic Electoral Assembly Standing Committee Elections - Deadline 10 May 2021. Six positions on Senate and the AEA Standing Committee are open for election. The nominations period for the 2021 election closes at 5pm, Monday 10 May 2021. Nomination forms are available here and further information can be found on our web page or you can email

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:

Durham University is committed to embracing diversity. We promote and maintain an inclusive work and study environment that enables all members of our University community to achieve their full potential. Consistent with the University-wide commitment, it is important that University 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. By working together we can achieve our aims of eliminating discrimination and actively promoting equality and diversity for our staff and students in line with our University Strategy.

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