Notice of election - Student, for La Trobe University Council of 2018
In 2016 the State Government changed the legislation governing University Council membership which allowed staff and students the opportunity to nominate for elected positions on the University Council.
Elected members do not "represent" the constituencies from which they are drawn. Rather they are expected to bring a student perspective to the University Council. All members, whether appointed or elected, are required by law to act at all times as trustees of the University and in the interests of the University rather than as delegates representing sectional interests.
Elections for the student position were held in October 2017 and Mr Dean D'Angelo was elected for the term 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.
Election for Student position on Council 2019
Students are encouraged to consider standing for election to become a member of the University Council for 2019 as this is an excellent opportunity to be involved in the decision making processes of the University.
To nominate for this position please complete the online nomination form below.
Nominations must be completed and their receipt acknowledged by the Returning Officer by no later than midday AEST on Monday 15 October 2018. Incomplete or late nominations will be declared invalid.
If more than one nomination is received an electronic election will be called on 22 October 2018 and be open until 26 October 2018.
Council is the governing body of the University with responsibility for the general direction and superintendence of the University and may exercise all the powers, functions and duties of the University, subject to the Act, the University Statutes and University Regulations.
In broad terms, Council appoints and monitors the performance of the Vice-Chancellor, approves the mission, direction and strategic plan of the University and oversees the management and performance of the University. The responsibilities, powers and functions of Council are set out in sections 8 and 9 of the Act.
Council comprises ex-officio members, government and council appointed members, and elected members.
All Council members must act in the interest of the whole University and in accordance with the requirements of the Council members rights and responsibilities document.
Staff and students considering nominating for these positions are requested to read the following information:
- Council website
- Council Elections Statute (2016) Council (Elections) Regulations 2016 [PDF 151KB]
- Council members rights and responsibilities [PDF 358KB]
- Council meeting dates 2019 [PDF 265KB]
For more information contact: email@example.com