About Governance elections
The University of Wollongong values the participation of both staff and students in its decision making. Each year, the University hosts elections for a number of staff and student positions on governance bodies to ensure that all perspectives are considered.
The Annual General Election period is held from September to October and elections take place as required depending on the regulations governing each individual body and position. A Returning Officer is appointed to oversee the conduct of each election.
If a representative position is vacated before the end of its appointed term, a Casual Vacancy is created. An election to fill a Casual Vacancy may occur outside of the Annual General Election period.
Elections during COVID-19 pandemic
All 2021 Annual General Elections will be conducted in accordance with current NSW Government Health COVID-19 advice and restrictions. Campaigning will be run virtually. Refer to the Virtual Campaign Flyer (PDF) for more information.
Further call for nominations
Sufficient nominations for available positions in the following Academic Senate, Regional and Metropolitan Campus and Faculty Representative elections were not received by 21 September. Therefore, in accordance with the provisions outlined in the Academic Senate Electoral Rules and the Faculty Academic Governance Policy (Appendix F), the nomination period for these elections only, has been extended until 12 pm on Tuesday 28 September 2021.
No further nominations will be accepted for those positions that are contested or where the number of candidates already nominated is equal to the number of available positions. Please refer to the relevant Notice of Nominations for more information. These can be found in the corresponding election section.