NUSA COUNCIL ELECTIONS

 

 

 


2018 By-Elections and Vacancies:

Following the conclusion of the Annual General Elections, as at 26 October 2017, the following positions on the NUSA Council in 2018 are open to receive nominations for by-election:

Collective Convenors (Position Description)

  • Part-Time Students Convenor

  • Postgraduate Students Convenor

  • Transport Convenor

Faculty Representatives (position description)

  • Health and Medicine (1 Position)

Special Group Representatives (position description)

  • Student Residences Representative

  • First Year Representative (3 Positions)

 


Annual General Elections for 2018 NUSA COUNCIL:

Nominations for this year's Annual General Elections have now closed. The Outcome of Nominations and Notice of Election can be found here.

Following the withdrawal of nominations from a number of candidates, an updated notice of election as at 18 September 2017 can be found here.

 

Results:

Voting for contested positions in the General Elections closed at 3:00pm on Friday 13 October 2017. Following the conclusion of the vote count, the election results have been declared by the Returning Officer. Detailed results are available on the NUSA Elections Results Page.

 

NUSAC FAQ

1What is the NUSA Council?
The NUSA Council (NUSAC) is the governing body of Newcastle University Students' Association and serves two key purposes, one of governance and one of advocacy. Primarily, NUSAC drives the direction of NUSA as an organisation and oversees the Executive and management in delivering the strategic direction. In essence, NUSAC is similar to a board of directors of a not-for-profit company.

Additionally, as the peak representative body for students at UON, the NUSA Council also serves as a forum for debate and policy discussion on student issues. The NUSA Council develops policy platforms in conjunction with its collectives on key issues to advocate on behalf of students at UON.
2How do I nominate?
To nominate for a position on NUSA Council, you need to fill out a nomination form and complete an A4 sized policy statement (outlining why fellow students should elect you etc). You will also need two fellow students to sign your form to nominate you and second you. After this is done, hand your nomination form and policy statement in to a Deputy Returning Officer at the NUSA Building.
3Where can I find out more information about the election process?
The conduct for elections is outlined under the NUSA Constitution and the Rules and Regulations. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
4What will my time commitment be?
It depends on which role you are planning to nominate for. When positions are advertised, they will generally accompany a position description. Check those out for a better idea about what you will be expected to do.
5I want to nominate but am unable to hand in my nomination in-person before close of nominations.
If you are experiencing exceptional circumstances that prevent you from travelling to the NUSA Building on Callaghan campus to submit your nomination in-person across the whole nomination period, please contact NUSA and the Returning Officer immediately.

No nominations will be accepted after 4:00pm on the closing date advertised, however at the Returning Officer's discretion, in exceptional circumstances an alternate option may be arranged for you to submit your completed nomination and receive an election slip prior to nominations closing.

This should be arranged with the Returning Officer well in advance of nominations closing. Requests made on the final day of nominations being open will generally not be accepted.

By-Elections and Vacancies:

As at 18 August 2017, the following positions on the NUSA Council are open to receive nominations for by-election:

Executive

  • Education Officer

Collective Convenors

  • International Students Convenor

  • Part-Time Students Convenor

  • Postgraduate Students Convenor

Faculty Representatives (position description)

  • Business and Law (1 Position)

  • Education and Arts (2 Positions)

  • Engineering and Built Environment (1 Position)

  • Health and Medicine (4 Positions)

  • Science and IT (4 Positions)

Special Group Representatives (position description)

  • Student Residences Representative

  • Newcastle City Campus Representative

  • First Year Representative (3 Positions)