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Elections Office

The Elections Office conducts elections by Congregation and Convocation in accordance with the University Statutes and Regulations. This site includes information on current elections and past elections.

Elections by Congregation

The Elections Office conducts elections to about 200 places on Council and its committees, other University committees and bodies, and Divisional and Faculty Boards. A list of University Bodies which have members elected by Congregation (or subsets thereof) is available here.

The establishment of committees and posts, the method of appointment, and eligibility rules for nomination and election to elected posts, are set out in the University Statutes and Regulations. Please note, different sets of regulations will apply to different types of University bodies, for example:

There are also general eligibility requirements which apply to all committee members, set out in Council Regulations 14 of 2002: General Regulations of Council for Committees.

Elections by Convocation

The Elections Office also conducts elections by Convocation. The Professor of Poetry is elected to serve a 4-year term; the Chancellor of the University is elected for his or her lifetime.

Further Information

For further information, please check the General Information section before contacting the Elections Officer.