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Rules governing the election of Elected Directors/Trustees


  1. Article 15.2 of UKCISA’s Memorandum and Articles of Association provides that the procedures for election of Directors shall be determined pursuant to Article 38, which gives the Directors the power to make Rules for the conduct of UKCISA’s business. Definitions and the interpretation of these rules are subject to Article 1.
  2. The following Rules have been adopted for the election of Directors
  3. All Constituents of UKCISA shall be assigned by UKCISA to one of the following categories:
    • Higher Education
    • Further Education
    • Students’ Unions
    • Other
  4. Of the nine (9) Elected Directors there must be at least one Elected Director from each category of Constituent at any one time. The maximum number of Elected Directors connected to Constituents from any one category is six.
  5. The individuals entitled to stand for election as Elected Directors must be either:
    • an individual Constituent; or
    • an employee of Constituents
  6. A nomination requires a proposer and seconder and the consent in writing of the candidate to stand for election. The proposer and seconder must be either individual Constituents or the Primary Contacts of institutional Constituents.
  7. In the event of a ballot, only Primary Contacts and Constituents who are individuals may vote. The ballot will be decided by a simple majority vote.

Election procedure*

  1. Nominations will be invited by 1 May giving candidates three weeks notice to stand.
  2. If the number of candidates does not exceed the number of vacancies, the nominated candidates shall be deemed elected.
  3. If the number of candidates exceeds the number of vacancies, a ballot will be held with results declared by 15 June.

(*As amended by the Board February 2015.)


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