Dean Elections

This page contains everything you need to know about elections for the College's Dean and how you can get involved by voting.

1 October 2020Nominations open
6 November (5pm)Closing date for submission of nomination documents
16 DecemberVoting opens
13 January 2021 (noon)Voting closes
14 JanuaryResults declared

If you have any concerns about canvassing, please contact elections@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Can I support more than one nomination for Dean?

No, you can only support one nomination.

Can I be supported by a member of Council as part of the 12 supporting signatures?

No, Council members can nominate members at the nominating meeting of Council on 9 October but otherwise can't support a nomination for Dean.

Can I discuss my candidacy on my social media or website?

Yes, please see our new canvassing code for further information.

When will voting take place?

The voting period is from 16 December 2020 to 13 January 2021. We will announce the results on 14 January.

All Members, Fellows and Specialist Associates are able to vote in Dean elections.

If you are eligible to vote (please check eligibility section above), you will automatically be included in the electorate. The email address that you have registered with us as your default will be given to the Civica Election Services (formerly Electoral Reform Services) who will send you an email with a link to the voting site.

Each link is unique so can’t be shared with others and the voting site can’t be found through a search engine. If you are having issues with your ballot email or you are eligible but have not received the email, please contact elections@rcpsych.ac.uk.