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UCU general secretary election

Following the resignation of Sally Hunt, a vacancy has arisen in the position of general secretary of the University and College Union. The position of general secretary is a full-time, salaried position as the union's chief executive. The term of office is for five years from the date on which the successful candidate is available to take up the office.  The calling notice for nominations and the circular containing nominations can be found below.

The election for UCU General Secretary opened on Monday 29 April and closes at noon on Thursday 23 May 2019

Ballot information

Voting closes at 12 noon on Thursday 23 May. Further information on the ballot period and guidance notes is available.

The scrutineer for these elections is Electoral Reform Services (ERS), The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW. 

If you have any queries about the election process, please contact Catherine Wilkinson, head of constitution and committees.

General Secretary election: candidate addresses

Election addresses can be seen by clicking on the name of the candidate.  Candidates' names appear in a random order drawn by the scrutineer, Electoral Reform Services.

Matt Waddup (UCU National Head of Policy and Campaigns)

Dr Jo Grady (University of Sheffield)

Jo McNeill (University of Liverpool)

Nominations were supported by the signatures of at least 50 members.


UCU General Secretary election: ballot period and guidance notes
UCU955.html | UCU955.rtf

Nominations received
UCU946.html | UCU946.rtf

Calling notice
UCU927.html | UCU927.rtf

Election guidance notes [226kb]
Rules extract: general secretary election [89kb]

Last updated: 19 May 2019