FSEM Board elections generally take place every year; the number of board vacancies is approved at board level in the spring each year, based on the number of board members finishing their term of office later that same year.

The Honorary Secretary writes to FSEM Fellows and Members in May/June, and eligible Fellows who are in good standing with the Faculty at that time may put themselves forward for a place on the board.  If we receive more nominations than there are of board vacancies, then voting papers are sent to all Fellows and Members in good standing after the summer, and elections take place end of November. If we receive less nominations than there are of board vacancies, then the nominees are appointed to the board following the AGM at the end of the year.

Following the AGM, the new board members are officially appointed for a term of office of 5 years, and they attend their first board meeting in February.

Additional information about this process is available in our standing orders; if you have any specific queries in relation to board vacancies, and the election process, please contact Stephanie in the FSEM office in the first instance.