Senate is the peak governing body of the University, having direct oversight of the University’s affairs and approving its strategic direction and vision for the future.

Senate is made up of official, appointed and elected student, staff and graduate members. Apart from attending Senate meetings, members also contribute to one or more of the Senate Committees, and are invited to all major University functions.  

With the four-year term of the 33rd Senate ending 31 December 2017, planning is now under way for the election of three graduates of the University to the 34th Senate for 2018 – 2021. All members of UQ’s 320,000+ alumni community are eligible to nominate and vote in the election, which will take place in October 2017.

To ensure that you receive up to date notifications and details regarding the nomination and voting process, we warmly invite you to update your contact details with UQ Advancement as soon as possible.

The nomination and voting dates are as follows:

Nominations open: 9am Thursday, 20 July 2017

Nominations close: 4pm Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Voting opens: 9am Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Voting closes: 9 am Wednesday, 25 October 2017

For questions on the upcoming elections please contact the Elections Officer, Tina Ferguson, by email uqelections@uq.edu.au or phone (07) 3365 3360.