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Academic Registry and Council Secretariat

Staff elections to Council 2022

The election to Council of one non-academic staff member was held March 16th to April 1st 2022. This followed a two week nomination period (February 16th to March 4th) during which time 4 self-nominations were received. The ballot was run according to the Single Transferable Vote [PDF 199KB] system and voting was conducted using Microsoft forms. 

The successful candidate is Martin Donkin. Martin is the Immigration Compliance Officer in Academic Registry and Council Secretariat (ARCS). Martin joined Queen Mary in 2009 as an International Student Advisor in the Counselling and Advice Service before moving to Registry in 2016. During his spare time, Martin is a beekeeper in Tower Hamlets Cemetary Park, a lower bass in the London Gay Men's Chorus, and a blue belt in Ishigaki Jujitsu.

The position is for four years from 30 April 2022. 

Returning Officer's report [PDF 116KB]

Full results [PDF 67KB]


Background information to the election process


QMUL Council

Council is the governing body of QMUL. Members listen to, discuss, and constructively challenge the senior executive in relation to the QMUL Strategy, the use of public funds, the management of our finances, and compliance with our statutory obligations.

The Council membership includes both QMUL staff and individuals external to QMUL, including five elected members of academic and Professional Services staff.  Members have a responsibility to act in the best interests of QMUL and not as representatives of a particular staff group, school, institute, or department.

Council member role description [PDF 18KB]

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