BAMS Postgrad Reps: call for nominations

Call for nominations for up to two Postgraduate Representatives to join the BAMS Executive Steering Committee

On 31st December 2017, the two-year terms of 2 of our 3 current Postgraduate Representatives came to an end. We now invite nominations for up to 2 new PG Representatives to join the BAMS Executive Steering Committee. Nominations will now be accepted up to 8 February 2018, and the online election will take place 10–28 February 2018.

Candidates are sought from registered doctoral students who have completed their first year of study. They require a nomination from an existing member of BAMS and must themselves be members of the association. Instructions for joining BAMS can be found here. The final selection will be made through an online election process open to all BAMS members. 

Candidates are asked to submit a brief biography as well as a 250-word proposal outlining their vision for the future of BAMS, their suitability for the role and their envisaged contribution to the association.  The name of the nominator should be included in the proposal.

Applications should be emailed to the Secretary of BAMS, Claire Warden (claire.warden@dmu.ac.uk) no later than 8 February 2017. Further information about the nominations process as well as information about the role from one of our outgoing BAMS PG Reps can be found on the attached document.

Further information
Enquiries about the Postgraduate Representative positions can be directed to Suzanne Hobson (BAMS Chair): s.hobson@qmul.ac.uk

Here is some information about being a BAMS PG Rep from one of our outgoing postholders:
“I would recommend that anyone with an interest in modernist studies applies for the PGR representative position. I’ve been in the role since Spring 2016, working with Stephanie Boland and Ruth Clemens. Day-to-day, the role involves administrative duties, such as sharing CFPs, managing the website and social media accounts, running our blog (themodernistreview.co.uk) and dealing with PGR issues. To this end, we recently ran our annual PGR conference, and work is underway on organising next year’s conference; you’ll also have the opportunity to run events and workshops, and speak on behalf of BAMS at conferences. (Occasional) travel is reimbursed on expenses and you can fit work in around your own schedule.”
Helen Saunders (helenkatesaunders@gmail.com)