- Can I nominate myself?
- As a member of staff, can I stand for election?
- If I am an honorary fellow, am I eligible to stand for election?
- As a member of staff, can I vote?
- Can I stand for re-election after the first term?
- How many votes will I need?
- What is the definition of Alumnus?
- What is the term of office?
- I live overseas, how will I join meetings?
- How many meetings are there?
- Where will meetings be held?
- Will my travel expenses be paid?
- How is the progress and success of the Alumni Council measured?
- What are the reporting processes?
- Will I be expected to attend events, and if so, how often?
- Am I expected to donate to the University if I sit on the council?
- Will the council be supported by a secretariat / who will provide administrative support?
Q: Can I nominate myself?
A: Self-nominations are not permitted under the Alumni Council Statute. If you’re interested in being nominated, ask a fellow alumnus to be your nominator. (see statute)
Q: If I am an honorary fellow, am I eligible to stand for election?
A: This depends on your relationship with the University. Honorary appointments that receive no salary remuneration are not regarded as staff and can therefore stand for Election, however if you received salary remuneration you are classified as staff and therefore ineligible.
Q: Can I stand for re-election after the first term?
A: Yes, a council member may stand for re-election after the first term (see statute)
Q: What is the definition of Alumnus
A: Membership of the alumni community is extended to all those who have successfully completed at least one year of full-time study at the University, or in the case of international students, have completed a semester length Study Abroad program at the University. Former academic and professional staff and members of official university committees# who have completed three years service are also deemed to be alumni of the University, and are automatically engaged in appropriate alumni activities. Membership is free.
# This applies only to former external members of committees. ‘Official University committees’ is limited to Council, its standing committees and their sub-committees. A list of these committees and sub-committees can be obtained from the University Secretary’s Department.