Senate elections

Elections are held for the following five categories of Fellows of Senate:

Elections held every 2 years
  • one Fellow elected by and from the undergraduate students of the University
  • one Fellow elected by and from the postgraduate students of the University
  • four Fellows elected by and from the academic staff of the University
  • one Fellow elected by and from the non-academic staff of the University
Elections held every 4 years
  • five Fellows elected by and from the graduates of the University


These elections are conducted in accordance with the University of Sydney By-law 1999.


Other Senate elections

The following additional elections by Senate are conducted:

  • the Chancellor elected by Senate - an existing Fellow of Senate or an external person is elected to this position for a four year term of office.
  • the Deputy Chancellor elected by Senate - a Fellow of Senate is elected to this position for a two year term of office.
  • the Chair, Buildings & Estates Committee elected by Senate - a Fellow of Senate is elected to this position for a two year term of office.
  • the Chair, Finance & Audit Committee elected by Senate - a Fellow of Senate is elected to this position for a two year term of office.
  • the Chair, Investment & Commercialisation Committee elected by Senate - a Fellow of Senate is elected to this position for a two year term of office.
  • the Chair, Safety & Risk Management Committee elected by Senate - a Fellow of Senate is elected to this position for a two year term of office.
  • five Fellows elected by Senate to membership of the Chair Appointments Committee - for a two year term of office.
  • two Fellows elected by Senate to membership of the Nominations & Appointments Committee - for a two year term of office.


These elections are conducted in accordance with the University of Sydney By-law 1999 and relevant Resolutions of Senate.