Voting is now open. Eligible staff and students will be able to vote by clicking on the link below, instructions on how to vote are available here:

Ballot Paper - 2017 Senate Elections

Graduates will be emailed their ballot paper; instructions on how to vote once you have received the email are available here. Answers to some common questions about voting are available here.
Candidate statements for each category can be viewed by clicking on a category below.

The University of Queensland Act 1998 has provisions for the election of eight members on Senate under the following categories:

Staff, graduates and members of the Academic Board are elected for four-year terms. Postgraduate and undergraduate students are elected for two-year terms.

Elections for the Senate are conducted electronically and are held in accordance with the University of Queensland Act 1998, University of Queensland Election of Elected Members of Senate Statute 2015 and PPL 1.30.01 University Elections—Policy.

The schedule for the election of members to the 34th Senate is specified below:

Nominations Open:
9:00am Thursday, 20 July 2017
Nominations Close:
4:00pm Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Voting Opens:
9:00am Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Voting Closes:
9:00am Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Prospective nominators, candidates and voters will be provided with election information through a range of communications, including advertisements in the Courier Mail, myUQ, UQ Update, social media and emails. Eligible nominators and voters are invited to keep their details up to date to receive notifications and details regarding the nomination and voting process.

Please note that candidates elected to the 34th Senate of The University of Queensland you will be requested, by way of a letter of appointment, to agree to the  contents of the University of Queensland Act, your letter of appointment, and the contents of the Senate Charter.

The most applicable part of all these documents relates to the duties of Senate Members.

Senate Members are responsible and accountable to Senate. The function of Members is to ensure that Senate performs its functions and exercises its powers appropriately, effectively and efficiently.

Members are required to:

  • always act in the best interests of the University, with this obligation to be observed in priority to any duty Members may owe to those electing or appointing them;
  • act in good faith, honestly and for a proper purpose;
  • exercise appropriate care and diligence;
  • not improperly use their position to gain an advantage for themselves or someone else;
  • disclose and avoid conflicts of interest as set out in the University’s Conflict of Interest Policy;
  • respect the confidentiality of discussions of Senate and its Committees; and
  • abide by the University’s Code of Conduct, including the confidentiality obligation.

If you require any further information please contact Dr John Montgomery, Senate Secretary john.montgomery@uq.edu.au.