Elections

Student election to Council –Vacancy 2021

At the time set down for the close of nominations (26 October 2020) for one (1) elected student member vacancy 2021 position on the University Council, 13 nominations were received.

In accordance with the provisions of the Council Elections Statute 2016, an electronic ballot will be conducted.

The election will be held from 9am Monday 2 November 2020 until 12pm Monday 9 November 2020.

To prepare for voting, you can view the Candidate statements here.

All students eligible to vote in the election will be sent an individual voting email from an independent third-party vendor, BigPulse on Monday 2 November 2020.

Election results will be published as soon as reasonably practicable after the close of the election.

Current elected representatives

The current Student position on the La Trobe University Council is held by:

  • Mr Sanjith Konda House, a Bachelor of Business student was elected to fill the casual vacancy for the term commencing 20 August 2020 to 31 December 2020.

The current Staff position on the La Trobe University Council is held by:

  • Dr Miriam Bankovsky, a Senior Lecturer & Director of Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Dr Bankovsky's is the staff representative for a term of 3 years commencing 13 September 2019 to 12 September 2022.

Council

The 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 in the future for these positions are requested to read the following information:

Staff Position

Before applying please complete the following (note Firefox users PDF files download to your ‘Downloads’ folder):

Student Position

Before applying please complete the following (note Firefox users PDF files download to your ‘Downloads’ folder):

Under the Regulations set out in section 31 – Prohibition on external campaign support, a candidate in an election must not use the money or any in-kind support of any other person or any organisation or other entity to support in any way the candidate’s election campaign.

For further information email the Council elections team.