1. 2024 Elections
Nominations for the 2024 ANUMSS Committee and Subcommittees/Affiliated Groups are now open! Please find below some basic information about elections. I would encourage all students to nominate for a position that interests them – there are over 60 positions, with varying roles, responsibilities and commitment levels.
- Nominations opened onWednesday 6th September at 9 am. Nominations will remain open for two weeks until Wednesday 20th September at 5 pm. Late nominations may not be accepted.
- Role descriptions are available online:
- There are some exciting position changes this year:
- Academic & Advocacy Officer has been split into Academic Officer and Advocacy Officer.
- Two new equity representatives – the Queer Representative and Parents’ and Carers’ Representative positions.
- Two new subcommittees – the Junior Physicians Society and Psychiatry Subcommittee.
- Nominations are to be made using the online form on the ANUMSS website
. Nominations by message or email will not be accepted.
- Once you submit a nomination using the online form, you should receive a confirmation email within the next 5 minutes. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact me at email@example.com.
- Some additional important information:
- You can submit as many nominations as you would like.
- Only one person can hold a position (i.e. joint nominations will not be accepted).
- Each person can only hold one role on the ANUMSS Committee, and one role in each Subcommittee/Affiliated Group.
At the closing of the nomination period, the following will occur:
- All nominations will be checked for eligibility. If your nomination is found to be ineligible, you may be given an opportunity to rectify the situation – for example, a common problem is lacking current ANUMSS membership.
- All nominees will be contacted via email:
- If a position is contested by two or more nominees, all nominees will be invited to speak at the AGM.
- If a position is contested by only one nominee, they will be asked to accept the position.
- If a position is uncontested, the nomination period may be extended for further nominations.
- Voting then occurs electronically following the AGM.
2. General Information
The majority of positions on the ANU Medical Students’ Society Committee and subcommittees / affiliated groups are elected following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Society in September each year. Other positions are elected at the start of the calendar year. Elections are administered by an independent Elections Officer (as outlined in the Society By-Laws).
All ANU Medical Students’ Society members are entitled to nominate for as many committee positions and subcommittee / affiliated group positions as they wish, as long as they meet the requirements of the position that they are nominating for (as outlined in the role description).
All ANU Medical Students’ Society members are entitled to vote. Specific Year Representative positions are elected by their relevant cohort only. Voting is anonymous and conducted electronically.