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10 August 2022

University elections: it’s nearly time to nominate yourself for a 2023 Academic Board or Faculty Board student role

Want to make a difference and lend a student perspective to Deakin policy? Now is the time to prepare your nominations for the upcoming Academic Board and Faculty Boards elections for 2023 positions.

Becoming a student member on either the Academic Board or your relevant Faculty Board is an amazing opportunity which will enable you to advocate for your fellow students regarding decision-making at Deakin. If you’re interested in nominating yourself for 2023, read on to find out more.

The Academic Board election

Please see the key dates for the Academic Board elections below.

Academic Board election stages Date, 2022
Nominations open Monday 15 August, 9am
Nominations close Friday 26 August, 5pm
Declaration of nominations and notice of poll Wednesday 31 August
Voting opens Monday 5 September
Voting closes Friday 9 September, 5pm
Counting of votes Monday 12 September
Declaration of poll Wednesday 14 September

If you’d like to be considered for a student role on the 2023 Academic Board, you’ll need to lodge a completed nomination form. Nominations open at 9am AEST, Monday 15 August (Inter-trimester break, Trimester 2) and close at 5pm AEST, Friday 26 August (Week 6, T2).  

We can’t accept any late or incomplete nominations. You’ll also need to provide a candidate statement of no more than 100 words that outlines why you’re standing and how you’ll contribute if elected.

Visit the Academic Board elections webpage to access full eligibility details and the nomination forms.

Faculty Boards elections

The Faculty Board election dates vary across August–November 2022, so please explore the University election webpage for the specific dates and nomination forms for your faculty.

Where can I get more information about the elections?

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