We want to make sure that the voice of postgraduate students is heard louder and clearer within decision making at UEA. The Postgraduate Assembly is open to all postgraduates and will discuss issues and policies to ensure that decisions affecting postgraduates are made by postgraduates.
The Postgraduate Assembly will set postgraduate-focused policy to mandate the work of the PostgraduateSU Committee and Postgraduate representatives of the Student Officer Committee. It will also be able to send policy recommendations to Union Council.
The Postgraduate Committee is made up of five elected postgraduate representatives and four of the full-time elected officers, as well as a representative of the NBI. The five elected postgraduates students willbe elected in the first assembly. If you would like to jpoin the postgraduate committee, come along and nominate yourself on the night. You do not need any experience, and the election is quite informal, so why not give it a chance?
There will be refreshments available at each assembly and a theme will be set beforehand.
Elections to Postgrad SU roles
There are a number of positions that you can run for if you want to help run PostgradSU. All of them will be elected by postgraduate students at the first meeting of the PG Assembly on 9th October.
You do not need to attend the meeting to run in the elections: you can nominate yourself by emailing email@example.com after Wednesday 4th October, or by expressing interest during the assembly - you'll be able to nominate yourself from Wednesday until the meeting on 9th October at 6.20pm. Please indicate which role you would like to run for and include a short bio about why you think you would be suitable for the role.
Chair of the Postgrad Assembly: this person runs the meetings of the PG Assembly and makes sure everything runs smoothly. The Assembly meets 6 times a year (the dates are below) and lasts for around 1-2 hours.
Member of the Postgraduate Committee (5 places): these five people, alongside some of the full-time Union Officers, take part in decisions on allocating the SU's £17,000 PG budget, on organising events, on running the Postgrad Centre and on funding decisions. They also sit on the student union's Union Council, allowing them to change SU decisions at the highest levels.
Postgraduate Trustee: this person sits on the student union's Trustee Board, a body which is legally responsible for making sure that the Union remains here long into the future. This means they may occasionally take legal, commercial or human resources decisions that cannot be overruled by students.
If you would like to find out more about any of these roles or the Assembly's work, email Madeleine, your PG Education Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org or Tony, the Union's staff support for governance and democracy email@example.com
Meeting take place in the room next to Scholars Bar in the PG Centre of Union House (Bookable Room 6). Drinks and pizza are provided -
Postgraduate Assembly dates for 2017/18
Monday, 9th October 6 pm
Monday, 6th November 6 pm
Monday, 4th December 6 pm
Monday, 22nd January 6 pm
Monday, 19th Ferbuary 6 pm
Monday, 12th March 6 pm
Monday, 23rd April 6 pm