ELECTIONS

Business Committee Elections

Five members of the Business Committee are elected every year. Elections are held each February and are overseen by a representative of the Electoral Reform Society. At present, elections are by online voting with the option of a postal ballot on request. Online voting is being recommended with the expectation of encouraging members of the General Council to participate in the Elections.

Notice of forthcoming Elections, and the offices for which elections will be held in the following February, are published in advance in the winter issue of the Billet within Edit, along with candidate statements. This information will also be available on the General Council website with notices being sent out by email.

Statement on Election of Member of the Business Committee 2017

As only two valid nominations were received by the deadline of 5pm on Wednesday 23 November 2016 for the five available Business Committee positions, no election will be required.  Accordingly the two candidates, Mr John Clifford and Ms Janet Currie, will be deemed to have been successful and their appointment will be announced at the Half-Yearly Meeting on 18 February 2017.

The three remaining casual vacancies will be duly filled by co-option by the Business Committee.

Election Status

BC Election Status Update

General Council Elections 2017

STATEMENT ON ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE BUSINESS COMMITTEE

As only two valid nominations were received by the deadline of 5pm on Wednesday 23 November 2016 for the five available Business Committee positions, no election will be required.  Accordingly the two candidates, Mr John Clifford and Ms Janet Currie, will be deemed to have been successful and their appointment will be announced at the Half-Yearly Meeting on 18 February 2017.

 

The three remaining casual vacancies will be duly filled by co-option to the Business Committee.

 

Secretary to the General Council

 

 

 

John CLIFFORD

John CLIFFORD

MSc 1990

Proposed by Dr Alan Brown, MBChB, 1963

Seconded by Ms Kristin Hannesdottir, BA Arch (Hons) UoE 1974, BA ECA 1997, MFA ECA 1999

Graduate of Oxford (German/French) and Edinburgh (European Legal Affairs), and Austrian Consul for Scotland, my professional focus is internaitonal discourse in public affairs.  Following the University's Consular Memorandum of Understanding, I wish to continue strengthening Edinburgh University's internaitonal links with places of learning, government and peoples in Europe and beyond.

How to Vote

If you studied at the University after 2003 then you will be familiar with MyEd. The alumni version of MyEd is optimised for alumni and provides single secure location for all contact information and secure services including online voting.

  • If you used MyEd as a student you can use your existing username and password to login
  • If you already use the MyEd Alumni Portal then simply login as usual
  • If you have have registered for previous elections then you do not need to register again. Just login using the same username and password.

Once you are in MyEd you will find the Online Voting Channel and further instructions on how to cast your vote. Once you are in MyEd Alumni Portal you may not immediately see the Online Voting Channel where there are further instructions on how to cast your vote. If the voting channel is not obvious click on the 'Services' tab and it should appear there. You may also wish to use the 'Customise' tab to add the voting channel to your Home page for the Portal to ensure that it is always there in the future.  Login now.

New Users

If you are new to MyEd then you need to complete the EASE registration process.

EASE is just a fancy name for the 100% super secure system that the University uses for all of its online facilities. Think of it as a master key that fits every electronic door on campus.

Why Register? I Just Want to Vote.

We need to verify your identity because University governance is a serious business. Register now.

Requesting a Postal Vote

Members are strongly encouraged to vote online, but if a postal vote is required you may request one. If you wish to receive a postal vote and have not previously opted for one, please send your request to the General Council Office, Charles Stewart House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HT, email: general.council@ed.ac.uk, to be received by 28 November of the year prior to the election at the latest. 

 

Rules and Regulations

Regulations for General Council Elections

The Regulations for General Council elections contain the formal procedures and legal background for all elections. Click here

Nomination Papers

Business Committee Election Nomination Papers Click here

General Council Assessor Nomination Papers   Click here

Protocol for General Council Elections

The practical procedures, information on the organisation of elections and additional details about the elections are described here. Click here

Alternative Vote election Rules

The Single Transferable Vote, when used for a single-winner election, is commonly known as the Alternative Vote. The detailed Alternative Vote counting rules are described here: Click here

STV-PR Election Rules

The detailed counting rules for the Single Transferable Vote applied to multi-winner elections are described here: Click here

Court Assessor Elections

Elections for Assessors to the University Court are held every other year, alternating between one assessor and two assessors, depending on the number of vacancies. Elections are held in February and are overseen by a representative of the Electoral Reform Society. At present, elections are by online voting with the option of a postal ballot on request. Online voting is being recommended with the expectation of encouraging members of the General Council to participate in the Elections.

Notice of forthcoming Elections, and the offices for which elections will be held in the following February, are published in advance in the winter issue of the Billet within Edit, along with candidate statements. This information will also be available on the General Council website with notices being sent out by email.

Further information for members wishing to stand for elections is available in the “Election Status” section below. Members of the General Council are warmly encouraged to stand for election. The General Council Court Assessors are an important part of the group of independent members on Court. They function as full members of Court with the responsibilities and time commitments commensurate with such a position.

 

Statement on Court Assessor Election 2017 for one Assessor to Court:

As only one valid nomination was received for the one available position of Court Assessor no election will be required.  Accordingly the sole candidate, Ms Doreen Davidson, will be deemed to have been successful and her appointment will be announced at the Half-Yearly Meeting on 18 February 2017.

Secretary to the General Council

Election Status

CA Election Status Update

In February 2015 the following candidates were elected Assessors to Court from 1 August 2015:

Alan David Gillespie BROWN

Stuart James Ritchie WALKER

The next election for General Council Assessors to the University Court will take place in February 2017, when there will be a vacancy for one Assessor. 

Candidate for General Council Assessor to the University Court

Doreen Davidson, BA 1977

I have worked at a senior level in human resource management for 34 years within a global organisation.  After serving on the Business Committee I was elected to the University Court in 2013 where I have gained a huge amount of experience in how the University operates.  I am on a number of key committees i.e. Investment, People and Policy & Resources, and I chair the Knowledge Strategy Committee. I believe I make an enthusiastic and meaningful contribution to all of these committees.  I am passionate to ensure our University maintains its rightful place among the top universities in the world.

 

Statement on Court Assessor Election

As only one valid nomination was received for the one available position of Court Assessor no election will be required.  Accordingly the sole candidate, Ms Doreen Davidson, will be deemed to have been successful and her appointment will be announced at the Half-Yearly Meeting on 18 February 2017.

How to Vote

If you studied at the University after 2003 then you will be familiar with MyEd. The alumni version of MyEd is optimised for alumni and provides single secure location for all contact information and secure services including online voting.

  • If you used MyEd as a student you can use your existing username and password to login
  • If you already use the MyEd Alumni Portal then simply login as usual
  • If you have have registered for previous elections then you do not need to register again. Just login using the same username and password.

Once you are in MyEd you will find the Online Voting Channel and further instructions on how to cast your vote. Once you are in MyEd Alumni Portal you may not immediately see the Online Voting Channel where there are further instructions on how to cast your vote. If the voting channel is not obvious click on the 'Services' tab and it should appear there. You may also wish to use the 'Customise' tab to add the voting channel to your Home page for the Portal to ensure that it is always there in the future.  Login now.

New Users

If you are new to MyEd then you need to complete the EASE registration process.

EASE is just a fancy name for the 100% super secure system that the University uses for all of its online facilities. Think of it as a master key that fits every electronic door on campus.

Why Register? I Just Want to Vote.

We need to verify your identity because University governance is a serious business. Register now.

Requesting a Postal Vote

Members are strongly encouraged to vote online, but if a postal vote is required you may request one. If you wish to receive a postal vote and have not previously opted for one, please send your request to the General Council Office, Charles Stewart House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HT, email: general.council@ed.ac.uk, to be received by 28 November of the year prior to the election at the latest. 

 

Rules and Regulations

Regulations for General Council Elections

The Regulations for General Council elections contain the formal procedures and legal background for all elections. Click here

Nomination Papers

Business Committee Election Nomination Papers Click here

General Council Assessor Nomination Papers   Click here

Protocol for General Council Elections

The practical procedures, information on the organisation of elections and additional details about the elections are described here. Click here

Alternative Vote election Rules

The Single Transferable Vote, when used for a single-winner election, is commonly known as the Alternative Vote. The detailed Alternative Vote counting rules are described here: Click here

STV-PR Election Rules

The detailed counting rules for the Single Transferable Vote applied to multi-winner elections are described here: Click here

Chancellor Elections

The General Council is responsible for the election of the Chancellor of the University. The current Chancellor is Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal. Her Royal Highness was elected in March 2011, taking up post on 31 March 2011, and succeeded His Royal Highness Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh when he retired from the chancellorship held since 1953.

Election Status

C Election Status Update

The current Chancellor, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, took up post on 31 March 2011.

 

At present the chancellorship is held for life, therefore it is not anticipated that an election will be required for the foreseeable future.

How to Vote

If you studied at the University after 2003 then you will be familiar with MyEd. The alumni version of MyEd is optimised for alumni and provides single secure location for all contact information and secure services including online voting.

  • If you used MyEd as a student you can use your existing username and password to login
  • If you already use the MyEd Alumni Portal then simply login as usual
  • If you have have registered for previous elections then you do not need to register again. Just login using the same username and password.

Once you are in MyEd you will find the Online Voting Channel and further instructions on how to cast your vote. Once you are in MyEd Alumni Portal you may not immediately see the Online Voting Channel where there are further instructions on how to cast your vote. If the voting channel is not obvious click on the 'Services' tab and it should appear there. You may also wish to use the 'Customise' tab to add the voting channel to your Home page for the Portal to ensure that it is always there in the future.  Login now.

New Users

If you are new to MyEd then you need to complete the EASE registration process.

EASE is just a fancy name for the 100% super secure system that the University uses for all of its online facilities. Think of it as a master key that fits every electronic door on campus.

Why Register? I Just Want to Vote.

We need to verify your identity because University governance is a serious business. Register now.

Requesting a Postal Vote

Members are strongly encouraged to vote online, but if a postal vote is required you may request one. If you wish to receive a postal vote and have not previously opted for one, please send your request to the General Council Office, Charles Stewart House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HT, email: general.council@ed.ac.uk, to be received by 28 November of the year prior to the election at the latest. 

 

Rules and Regulations

Regulations for General Council Elections

The Regulations for General Council elections contain the formal procedures and legal background for all elections. Click here

Nomination Papers

Business Committee Election Nomination Papers Click here

General Council Assessor Nomination Papers   Click here

Protocol for General Council Elections

The practical procedures, information on the organisation of elections and additional details about the elections are described here. Click here

Alternative Vote election Rules

The Single Transferable Vote, when used for a single-winner election, is commonly known as the Alternative Vote. The detailed Alternative Vote counting rules are described here: Click here

STV-PR Election Rules

The detailed counting rules for the Single Transferable Vote applied to multi-winner elections are described here: Click here