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Voting  has closed for Student Academic Representatives to sit on the Council of the Schools, with the exception of a bye-election in the School of Physical Sciences taking place during July 2019; see below for details.

What is the Council of the School?

The University has six Schools: 

  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Clinical Medicine
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • School of Technology

Most Faculties and Institutions sit within one of these Schools, and all eligible students within that School are entitled to stand and vote for student representation; click here to see which School your Faculty is part of. Each of the Schools is governed by a Council, which makes strategic decisions which affect the courses within it.  

You may also have been invited to stand or vote for student representatives for your Faculty Board, which is a separate role.

What do Councils of the Schools Student Representatives do?

Each Council* elects one undergraduate and one graduate member, who serves from 1 Jan-31 Dec each year.  The Schools have each produced a short statement explaining what the role of the Student Representative is, which you can access from the links below: 

*NB: there is no separate election for the Council of the School of Clinical Medicine; this role is held by the student members elected for the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine

How can I run for election?

Nominations are now closed. Students who would like to run for election return a nomination form, signed by two members of the student body who are eligible to vote in the relevant election.  Candidates are requested to include with their nomination form a brief statement for the information of voters.  These statements are posted on this website, along with details of the candidates standing for election in each School and results of the voting, once completed.

What support is available?

CUSU offer guidance about the role of Student Academic Representatives.

Alternatively, you can contact Melissa Rielly at melissa.rielly@admin.cam.ac.uk for queries regarding the electoral process or about a particular School Council.  

Elections

The following nominations have been received; where an election will take place, details will be shown of the date and voting link.  Click on the candidate's name to access information for voters (note that if there is no link, no statement was received).

The electoral rolls are public; you can check to see if you are eligible to vote by emailing Melissa Rielly at: melissa.rielly@admin.cam.ac.uk.  Note that PhD students who have been registered for more than 4 years are not registered as eligible voters.

Council of the School of Arts and Humanities

Undergraduate Representative Graduate Representative

Following an election taking place from 29-30 November, Paul Heller has been elected to the role.

Konstantinos Lygouris

As no further nominations were received, Konstantinos Lygouris is elected to the role.

Council of the School of Biological Sciences

voting now complete, visit https://www.biology.cam.ac.uk/governance/student-fac-reps for details

Council of the School of Clinical Medicine

voting currently underway, more information to follow

Council of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Undergraduate Representative Graduate Representative

Following an election taking place from 29-30 November, Sulaiman Iqbal has been elected to the role.

Following an election taking place from 29-30 November, Hannah Lucey has been elected to the role.

Council of the School of Physical Sciences

Undergraduate Representative Graduate Representative

As no further nominations were received, George Breckenridge is elected to the role.

Following an election taking place from 27-28 November, Graham van Goffrier has been elected to the role.

Bye-election, July 2019

Following completion of his studies, the elected Graduate Representative will be unable to fulfil the role during the Michaelmas Term 2019, as he will cease to be a registered student.  As a result, the School will be holding a bye-election for the role of Graduate Representative to serve for this Term only; a separate election will be held in late November for the Graduate Representative to serve for the 2020 calendar year.  The timetable for elections will take place as follows: 

  • Weds, 3 July 2019: nominations open; if you would like to run for election to this role please download the nomination form.
  • Weds, 24 July 2019: nominations close; all nomination forms must be returned by 4pm on this date.
  • Thurs, 25 July 2019: candidates announced and manifestos published on this website
  • Weds, 31 July 2019: ballot opens at 1.00am and will remain open until midnight on Thurs, 1 August for voting
  • Thurs, 2 August 2019: winner announced

Those eligible to vote and stand for election are the same as those in the previous round of elections held in November 2018, save that nominations will not be accepted from candidates who will not be registered students during the Michaelmas Term 2019.  These students may, however, still vote in this election.  The electoral rolls are public and you may check your eligiblity by contacting Melissa Rielly at melissa.rielly@admin.cam.ac.uk.  

Interested candidates may download an information statement about the role.  If you have any queries please contact Melissa Rielly in the first instance.

Outcome

Following the close of nominations, Thomas Sayer was elected to the role as the sole candidate and will serve for the Michaelmas Term 2019.

Council of the School of Technology

Undergraduate Representative Graduate Representative

As no further nominations were received, Tek Kan Chung is elected to the role.

Following an election taking place from 29-30 November, Nathaniel Chandra Harjanto has been elected to the role.