Governance elections

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.

Current elections

Academic and Professional Services Staff Member positions

Elections are being held for one Academic Staff Member position and one Professional Services Staff Member position on University Council for two-year terms commencing in January 2022. Election details will be provided in documents below as they become available. The Returning Officer for University Council elections is the Chief Operating Officer and Secretary to Council.

Key dates

Nominations openNominations closePolling open (if required)Polling close (if required)Declaration of results
7 Sep 2021 21 Sep 2021 5 Oct 2021 19 Oct 2021 26 Oct 2021

Key election documents

Related

  • Refer to the University Council page for information regarding the membership, schedule and business of the University Council.

Current election

Academic Senate is the peak body for advising the University Council and the Vice-Chancellor on academic matters and broad issues affecting academic excellence at the University.

Elections are being held for multiple Undergraduate, Postgraduate and On-shore International Student Member positions on Academic Senate for terms commencing in January 2022. Election details will be provided in documents below as they become available.

The Returning Officer for Academic Senate elections is the Senior Manager, Governance.

Key dates

Nominations openNominations closePolling open (if required)Polling close (if required)Declaration of results
7 Sep 2021 21 Sep 2021. For some positions, nominations period extended to 28 Sep 2021. 5 Oct 2021 19 Oct 2021 26 Oct 2021

Key election documents

About the Academic Senate

  • Refer to the Academic Senate page for information regarding the membership, schedule and business of the Academic Senate.

Current elections

The Wollongong Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) is a student council of elected members representing the undergraduate student body at UOW. WUSA Annual General Elections are being held for all council positions for a one year term commencing in December 2021.

Elections for the seven NUS Representative positions will run during the same period. NUS positions are for a one year term commencing January 2022. 

Nominations have closed

Key dates

Nominations openNominations closePolling open (if required)Polling close (if required)Declaration of results
7 Sep 2021 21 Sep 2021 6 Oct 2021  8 Oct 2021  20 Oct 2021 

Key election documents

About WUSA

  • Refer to the WUSA page for more information regarding the membership, schedule and business of WUSA

Current election

The Wollongong University Postgraduate Association (WUPA) is a student council of elected members representing the postgraduate student body at UOW.

WUPA Annual General Elections are being held for all council positions for a one year term commencing in January 2022. Election details will be provided in documents below as they become available.

Key dates

Nominations openNominations closePolling open (if required)Polling close (if required)Declaration of results
7 Sep 2021 21 Sep 2021 6 Oct 2021  8 Oct 2021  20 Oct 2021 

Key election documents

About WUPA

  • Refer to the WUPA page for more information regarding the membership, schedule and business of WUPA.

Current election

Faculty student representatives participate in faculty governance activities and represent students while sitting on the Student Advisory Council.

Elections are being held for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and On-shore International Student Representatives on faculty committees for two-year terms commencing in January 2022. Election details will be provided in documents below as they become available.

The Returning Officer for Academic Senate elections is the Senior Manager, Governance.

Key dates

Nominations openNominations closePolling open (if required)Polling close (if required)Declaration of results
7 Sep 2021 21 Sep 2021. Nominations period extended to 28 Sep 2021 for some positions. 5 Oct 2021  19 Oct 2021  26 Oct 2021 

Key election documents

About our faculties

Current election

Campus student representatives represent students at the regional and metropolitan campuses and raise issues of concern while sitting on the Student Advisory Council.

Elections are being held for Regional and Metropolitan Campus Student Representatives for two-year terms commencing in January 2022. Election details will be provided in documents below as they become available.

The Returning Officer for Academic Senate elections is the Senior Manager, Governance.

Key dates

Nominations openNominations closePolling open (if required)Polling close (if required)Declaration of results
7 Sep 2021 21 Sep 2021. Nominations period extended to 28 Sep 2021 for some positions. 5 Oct 2021  19 Oct 2021  26 Oct 2021 

Key election documents

About our campuses

Current election

The Student Representative from the Woolyungah Indigenous Centre (WIC) seeks feedback from Indigenous students and represents issues of concern while sitting on the Student Advisory Council.

Elections are being held for one Woolyungah Indigenous Centre (WIC) Student Representative for a two-year term commencing in January 2022. Election details will be provided in documents below as they become available.

The Returning Officer for Academic Senate elections is the Senior Manager, Governance.

Key dates

Nominations openNominations closePolling open (if required)Polling close (if required)Declaration of results
7 Sep 2021 21 Sep 2021 5 Oct 2021  19 Oct 2021  26 Oct 2021 

Key election documents

About WIC

  • Refer to the WIC page for more information on WIC services.