Election of Graduates to Governing Authority

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Election of Graduates to Governing Authority
Overall authority for the affairs of the University is vested in its Governing Authority which is appointed in accordance with the Universities Act, 1997. 

Graduates eligible to stand for/vote in the election of two graduates to Governing Authority are defined as those who have received a degree or higher award i.e:
•  Bachelor's Degree [Level 7, National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)]*;
•  Bachelor's Degree [Level 8, NFQ];
•  Graduate Diploma [Level 8/9, NFQ];
•  Master's Degree [Level 9, NFQ];
•  Doctoral Degree [Level 10, NFQ]

as registered students of the following institutions:

•  The University of Limerick;
•  Mary Immaculate College (graduates conferred with UL degrees);
•  St. Patrick's College, Thurles (graduates conferred with UL degrees);
•  The National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick;
•  Thomond College of Education;
•  National College of Physical Education;
•  Garda Síochána College (graduates conferred with UL degrees).

As provided for in the Universities Act, 1997, graduates who are currently members of staff or registered students of the University of Limerick are not eligible to stand for graduate election to the Governing Authority.

*For the avoidance of doubt, the award of a National Diploma following a course of study as a registered student at one of the aforementioned institutions is deemed to be a Level 7 Bachelor's Degree for the purpose of voting in and election to the Governing Authority.

Nominations
The deadline for completed nomination forms was 16h00 GMT, on Monday, 6 November 2017.  The list of duly nominated candidates together with candidate information is available at Candidate Information

Voting
Voting in the election will be by electronic means only. In order to vote graduates must be a member of UniversaL, UL's alumni online community.

Graduates may vote from 09h00 GMT, Tuesday 28 November 2017 to 15h00 GMT, Wednesday 29 November 2017. The Seánad Eireann Rules PR-STV electoral system will apply.

Results of the election will be posted on-line by 15h30 GMT, Wednesday 29 November 2017.

In order to ensure the widest possible distribution, please pass this notification to your fellow UL graduates.

Further information on the Governing Authority may be accessed at www.ul.ie/ga

Have you got a question about the graduate election? Please refer to our FAQ section: FAQs

Enquires on the Graduate Election should be directed to graduateelection@ul.ie