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Graduate Assembly

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.

There will be refreshments available at each assembly and a theme will be set beforehand.

Meetings take place in Scholars' Lounge and Bookable Rooms 7 / 8 at 5.15pm - 6.45pm. Pizza and drinks are provided to those who attend. 

Postgraduate Assembly dates for 2018/2019

  • 2nd October 2018
  • 16th October 2018
  • 30th October 2018
  • 13th November 2018
  • 15th January 2019
  • 29th January 2019
  • 19th February 2019
  • 30th April 2019

Assembly Policies

These are policies passed by the Assembly that either mandate the Postgraduate Education Officer to take action on something, set out the Assembly's stance on an issue or give approval to an idea that someone wants to send to Union Council.

Help run postgrad services at UEA SU!

Have you ever wanted to:

  1. Decide how the Postgrad Centre is used?
  2. Allocate a budget of £17,000 to the postgrad activities you choose?
  3. Decide what events UEA SU puts on for postgrads?
  4. Be on the Union Council and change SU policy at the highest levels?
  5. Hand out fun-ding for fun-things?

Well, now you can! Now YOU can be a member of the UEA SU Postgraduate Committee. 

Being a member of the PG Committee entitles you to 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. It also entitles you to a seat on the student union's Union Council, allowing to change SU decisions at the highest levels.

How do I run for PG Committee?

Elections to the PG Committee will be taking place on 2nd October, at the first meeting of the Postgraduate Assembly, at 5.15pm in Scholars' Lounge (The Assembly is a forum for postgrad students to talk about the issues that matter to them, and instruct the SU to take action on them).

If you want to stand for election to the committee, please email from Wednesday - you'll be able to nominate yourself from Monday 24th September until the meeting starts on 2nd at 5.15pm.

Please include a statement on why you think you should be on the committee - if you cannot attend the Assembly meeting itself, your statement can be read out for you.

The committee will be elected by postgrad students who attend the Graduate Assembly meeting on 2nd October, at 5.15pm in Scholars' Lounge.

You do not need to attend this meeting to be a candidate, but we would advise you to send a statement that can be read out if you cannot attend.

How much work is it?

The committee meets 3-4 times a semester, with occasional work conducted via email. In all, it will add up to less than 45 minutes’ work per week.

What sort of things does it do?

Amongst many other issues, the committee has pushed for associate tutors’ rights, resulting in a landmark report by UEA SU which has been taken up by the university. It has also pushed for improved accommodation rights for postgrad students, resulting in the SU Union Council passing a policy on the issue.

The committee has also organised quizzes, family events, BBQs, coffee mornings and many other events that aim to include postgrads of all backgrounds.