Council elections

Find information about current University Council elections including vacancies, calls for nominations, candidates and results.

Call for nominations

Make a nomination

To make a nomination, fill in the student election nomination form and candidate information sheet and submit it to the Returning Officer by 5pm, Wednesday 24 September 2014.

Election of one member of the University Council by the students of the University

The term of office of one student member of Council (David Alsop) expires on 31 December 2014.

Nominations are invited to fill this vacancy from 1 January 2015 for a term of one year.

Nominations, which must have the consent of the nominee, close with the Returning Officer at 5.00pm on Wednesday 24 September 2014.  A nominee must be a person who is or has been a student at Victoria University.

All students are eligible to make nominations and vote in the election. For election purposes, a student is any person currently enrolled in a personal course of study at Victoria University or a person who is studying at the University under an exchange agreement with another institution.

The election is governed by the Council Election Statute.

Date of election

If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies, an election will be held on Wednesday, 15 October 2014, with the polls closing at 5.00pm. Voting will commence on Wednesday, 8 October and Candidates will be elected by the single transferable vote method.

Voting documents will be sent to students at their preferred University email addresses.

2014 General Staff Election—Declaration of Result

The result of the 2014 General Staff election is as follows:

Election of ONE (1) Member to the University Council by the General Staff for a 4 year term from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2018.

Total Valid Ballots 453
Quota 227
Voting Return Percentage 39.74%

The successful candidate was:
Theresa Sawicka

The unsuccessful candidate was:
Paul Meredith

I therefore declare Theresa Sawicka to be elected to the University Council by the General Staff.

2014 Academic Staff Election—Declaration of Result

The result of the 2014 Academic Staff election is as follows:

Election of ONE (1) Member to the University Council by the Academic Staff for a 4 month term from 3 September to 31 December 2014.

Total Valid Ballots 288
Quota 145
Voting Return Percentage 32.65%

The successful candidate was:
Dolores Janiewski

The unsuccessful candidate was:
Peter Adds

I therefore declare Dolores Janiewski to be elected to the University Council by the Academic Staff.

2014 Academic Staff Election—Declaration of Result

The result of the 2014 Academic Staff election is as follows:

Election of ONE (1) Member to the University Council by the Academic Staff for a 4 year term from
1 January 2015 to 31 December 2018.

Total Valid Ballots 293
Quota 147
Voting Return Percentage 33.22%

The successful candidate was:
Dolores Janiewski

The unsuccessful candidate was:
Peter Adds

I therefore declare Dolores Janiewski to be elected to the University Council by the Academic Staff.


Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of September 2014.

Caroline Ward
Returning Officer—Victoria Univerisity
caroline.ward@vuw.ac.nz
(04) 463 5196