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Trustee, Officer and National Executive Committee elections 2015

Nominations received for UCU officer and NEC positions

Nominations to places for UCU officer and National Executive Committee members closed at 5:00pm on Wednesday 12 November 2014. (The calling notice was set out in UCU/606 which can be found here.)  Set out below is a list of nominations received.

Where there are more nominations than vacancies for any position, ballots will be held in February 2015. All candidates standing in these elections are entitled to submit an election address, in accordance with the regulations below.

Trustee vacancies: nominations received

Nominations to two trustee vacancies in 2015 closed at 5:00pm on Monday 8 December 2014. (The calling notice was set out in UCU/613 which can be found here.)  The following nominations have been received:

Randy Banks (University of Essex)

Angie McConnell (Open University)

Andrew Morgan (Swansea University)

Kathy Taylor (Newcastle College)

Alan Whitaker (Activate Learning - City of Oxford College)

Ballots for all contested seats will take place in February 2015. All documents relating to trustee vacancies can be found below.

If you need any documents relating to elections to be sent to you in hard copy, including large print or other formats, or for further information about these elections, contact either Catherine Wilkinson or Kay Metcalfe at UCU's head office (tel: 020 7756 2500).


Honorary Treasurer (1 seat - uncontested)

Dr Angela Roger (University of Dundee)

Geographically-elected members of the National Executive Committee

North West HE (2 seats)

Michael McKrell (University of Central Lancashire)

Jo McNeill (University of Liverpool)

Chris Sheehy (University of Salford)

Roger M Walden (University of Manchester)

North West FE (1 seat)

Carolyn Campbell (Trafford College)

Nina Doran (City of Liverpool College)

Paul Summerscales (Burnley College) has withdrawn his nomination to stand for election to a geographically-elected seat, North West, from the FE sector.

Midlands HE (2 seats - uncontested)

Alan J Ryan (De Montfort University)

Xanthe Whittaker (University of Leicester)

Midlands FE (2 seats)

Simon Bruce-Jones (Telford College of Arts and Technology)

Jacqueline D'Arcy (Warwickshire College)

Rhiannon Lockley (Halesowen College)

Allister Mactaggart (Chesterfield College)

South HE (3 seats - uncontested)

Pauline Collins (Open University)

Bruce Heil (Open University)

Dr Patricia McManus (University of Brighton Moulsecoomb)

South FE (2 seats - uncontested)

Steve Allen (City College Plymouth)

Mick Dawson (Brooklands College)

Wales FE (and vice president UCU Wales) (1 seat - uncontested)

Chris Jones (Neath Port Talbot)


Honorary Secretary UCU Scotland (1 seat - uncontested)

Janice Aitken (University of Dundee)

President UCU Scotland (1 seat)

Dr Douglas Chalmers (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Carlo Morelli (University of Dundee)

UK-elected members HE (5 seats: 4 two-year vacancies; 1 casual vacancy)

Dave Anderson (University of Glasgow)

Todd Bailey (Cardiff University)

Julia Charlton (Northumbria University)

Dr Jeff Fowler (University of Sunderland)

Dr Marion Hersh (University of Glasgow)

Eleni Michalopoulou (University of Liverpool)

Carlo Morelli (University of Dundee)

Renee Prendergast (Queen's University Belfast)

Gordon Watson (University of Strathclyde)

UK-elected members FE (3 seats: 2 two-year vacancies to include at least one prison education; 1 casual vacancy)

Mandy Brown (Lambeth College)

Michael Howard (The Manchester College Prisons Branch)[prison]

Lyndsey Nicholson (South Cheshire College)

As the only candidate employed in prison education, Michael Howard will be declared elected.

Dave Muritu (Sandwell College) has withdrawn his nomination to stand for election to a UK-elected seat from the FE sector.

Representatives of disabled members (2 seats; one HE member and one FE member to be elected to include at least one woman - uncontested)

Hilary Kurt (Derwentside College)[FE]

Emma-Jane Phillips (Northumbria University)[HE]

Representatives of LGBT members (2 seats; one HE and one FE member to be elected)

Pura Ariza (Manchester Metropolitan University)[HE]

Steve Boyce (A4e Prison Branch)[FE]

Mary Jennings (University of Cambridge)[HE]

As there is only one FE candidate, Steve Boyce will be declared elected to a seat for LGBT members; a ballot will take place between the remaining candidates to elect one HE candidate.

Representatives of black members (2 seats - uncontested)

Dave Muritu (Sandwell College)

Seats for casually employed members (2 seats; one HE member and one FE member to be elected)

Vicky Blake (University of Leeds)[HE]

Robert Clunas (Leeds City College)[FE]

Amy Jowett (Hackney ACE)[FE]

Eric Silverman (University of Southampton)[HE]

Billy Loebner (Tower Hamlets College Poplar)[FE] has withdrawn her nomination to stand for election to a seat for casually employed members.

Representative of members employed in land-based education (1 seat)

No nominations received

Election documents

Trustee elections: documents


Catherine Wilkinson, Head of Constitution & Committees (cwilkinson@ucu.org.uk)

Kay Metcalfe, Administrator, Constitution & Committees (kmetcalfe@ucu.org.uk)

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