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Vice-President and NEC casual vacancies 2020

information about NEC casual vacancy - further education (North West)

The deadline for receipt of nominations to the officer casual vacancy of Vice-President from the higher education sector and national executive committee casual vacancy of representative of LGBT+ members (from the further education sector) closed at 5:00pm on Friday 6 March (further information about these vacancies can be found below).  The following nominations have been received received:

Nominations for Vice-President
Gareth Brown (University of Leicester)
Stephen Desmond (Southampton Solent University)
Marian Mayer (Bournemouth University)
Dr Justine Mercer (University of Warwick)
Dr Victoria Showunmi (University College London)

Nominations for representative of LGBT+ members (from the further education sector)
Jennie Appleyard (Leeds City College)
Peter Evans (South Thames College)

Information about these vacancies

Casual vacancy: Vice-President (becoming president 2023-2024)

A vacancy in the office of Vice-President is due to arise from the close of Congress 2020.  This vacancy has arisen due to the tragic death in January 2020 of Nita Sanghera, President Elect.  In accordance with Rules 21.2 and 21.8 a by-election to fill the vacancy will be held. 

This vacancy is for a Vice-President who is a higher education member, and only members in the higher education sector are eligible for nomination.

The successful candidate will serve as Vice-President for two years from the close of Congress 2020 until the close of Congress 2022; as President Elect from the close of Congress 2022 until the close of Congress 2023; and as President from the close of Congress 2023 until the close of Congress 2024.  This will complete the four-year term of office for officers under the Rules: the successful candidate will not serve as Immediate Past-President.

Casual vacancy: representative of LGBT+ members (from the further education sector)

Following the resignation of NEC member Louise Gooddy, a casual vacancy exists on the NEC for a representative of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) members, from the declaration of the result until the close of Congress 2021. Candidates standing for election to this seat must state that they are LGBT+. (In UCU's rules, 'LGBT+' means lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or any other non-heterosexual or non-binary identity.)

This seat is reserved for a representative from the further education sector and only members in the further education sector are eligible for nomination.

Attention is also drawn to the election guidance notes below.

Please note that the intended ballots for these elections have been postponed due to COVID-19.  The revised ballot period will be confirmed as soon as possible.

To be sent information in large print or other formats, of for further information about these elections, contact Kay Metcalfe or Catherine Wilkinson at UCU's head office (tel: 020 7756 2500).

Relevant documents

Calling notice: UCU1004.html | UCU1004.rtf

nomination and election address form [195kb]
election address regulations [101kb]
election guidance notes [96kb]
election rules [256kb]

 

 

Last updated: 12 June 2020