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Further to the message on 2nd August- deadline for nominations 30th September.

Call for student representatives!

The Common Awards Management Board provides oversight of the Common Awards programmes. The Board meets three times each year, with two meetings in Durham and one in London. At present, the Board includes representatives from Durham University, Ministry Division (including Theological Education Institutions [TEIs]), and one student representative. In response to feedback, the Common Awards Management Board has agreed to increase the student representation on the Board to two student representatives. The Common Awards team at Durham University will be facilitating the election process.

Action: COMMON AWARDS Students!

All Common Awards students are invited to nominate themselves for the election.

~ Are you interested in being one of the Common Awards student representatives?

~ Would you like to have a say in the ongoing monitoring and development of the Common Awards on a national level?

~ Would you like to represent your fellow students and contribute to Common Awards decision-making and policy development?

If so, please consider standing for election!

To stand for election, please complete this self-nomination form and return it to us by 30th September 2016

Further information

We will reimburse travel and subsistence costs for student representatives, and we will provide advice and support to the representatives throughout the year.

We will publish candidate information in early October so that Common Awards students can vote for their student representatives.  If you have any questions about the position, or the process, please contact Elena Gorman, Quality Assurance Manager (

Proposed timetable

The proposed timeline for the 2016/17 election process is: 

30.09.16: Candidates nominate themselves by this date

07.10.16: Candidate information is published on Durham’s Common Awards website and the election opens

31.10.16: The election closes. Each TEI counts its students’ votes

14.11.16: Each TEI returns its results to Durham’s Common Awards team

01.12.16: Durham’s Common Awards team announces the results of the election (please see the note at the end of this email)