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Postgraduate Assembly and Voice

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 sets 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. If there is something you think the Assembly should discuss, or you want to know more, please email su.voice@uea.ac.uk.

The Postgraduate Committee, which is elected by the Assembly at the start of the academic year, is made up of six elected postgraduate representatives and four of the full-time elected officers, as well as the PG Trustee who sits on the SU Board. The Committee take part in decisions on allocating the Postgraduate SU budget, organising events and campaigns, and use of the Graduate Centre.

The past year the committee split up their budget in the following ways:

  • One larger all encompassing fund that postgraduates can apply to for a range of expenses including those incurred due to the pandemic. 

They also sit on the student union's Union Council, allowing them to change SU decisions at the highest levels. 


Postgraduate Community By-Election

At the start of 2023 we are running a by-election (a mini-election!) to fill the spaces that were not taken during the last Community Elections.

 

This term, the positions available are:

  • Postgraduate Committee Members - the 2 reserved PGR spaces
  • PG Faculty Convenor Positions - 3 positions - FMH, HUM, SCI

 

For detailed descriptions of each role, check out the role descriptions info pack here!

If you have any questions, please refer to the bye-laws or email us!

 

Nominations for these positions open on the 16th January, and will close on the 30th January.

The voting period will be the 1st February - 8th February.

 

When nominations are open, you can nominate yourself here.

 

Postgraduate Community By-Election 2022/23 - PG Committee (PGR spaces)

Nominate yourself for a role in our Postgraduate Community By-Elections 2022/23! The positions available are: 2 Committee positions - 2 protected PGR places 3 Postgraduate Faculty Convenors Nominations period will be open 10:00 16th January until the 30th of January at 16:00. Any Nominations received after this time will not be valid. Following the nomination deadline there will be 2 working days to promote your campaigns to postgrads before polling opens. If you have submitted a manifesto, they will be available to read from the uea.su website. Voting will be open from the 1st of February at 9:00 to the 8th of February at 17:00. Results will be announced, first to candidates, then shared widely on Friday 10th of February.

1 post is up for election.

Nominations close at 16:00 on Monday 30 January 2023 (in 3 days and 1 hours)

The polls open at 09:00 on Wednesday 1 February 2023 (in 4 days and 18 hours)

Please log in to see more details.

Postgraduate Community By-Elections 2022/23 - PG Faculty Convenors

Nominate yourself for a role in our Postgraduate Community By-Elections 2022/23! The positions available are: 2 Committee positions - 2 protected PGR places 3 Postgraduate Faculty Convenors Nominations period will be open 10:00 16th January until the 30th January at 16:00. Any Nominations received after this time will not be valid. Following the nomination deadline there will be 2 working days to promote your campaigns to postgrads before polling opens. If you have submitted a manifesto, they will be available to read from the uea.su website. Voting will be open from the 1st of February at 9:00 to the 8th of February at 17:00. Results will be announced, first to candidates, then shared widely on Friday the 10th of February.

3 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 16:00 on Monday 30 January 2023 (in 3 days and 1 hours)

The polls open at 09:00 on Wednesday 1 February 2023 (in 4 days and 18 hours)

Please log in to see more details.


Postgraduate Community Elections 2022/23

This past Autumn Semester we ran the Postgraduate Commmunity Elections to elect students for the following roles: 

  • Postgraduate Commitee Members (6 positions; 2 places reserved for those who identify as women, 2 places reserved for Postgraduate Researchers, and 2 open places for any PG student)
  • Postgraduate Trustee 
  • Postgraduate Faculty Convenors (4 positions; HUM, FMH, SSF, and SCI)

For detailed descriptions of each role, check out the role descriptions info pack here!

If you have any questions, please refer to the bye-laws or email us!

Results

In total we receieved 261 votes over the 3 different roles available! Thank you to everyone who nominated themselves, and all those who voted! Your new elected PG Community Reps are...

Postgraduate Committee

Chimdindu Love Otuekere

Oluwaseun Ekorhi-Robinson

Christopher Chinedu Ekeke

Mustafa Kathiria

Postgraduate Trustee

Oluwafemi Adeyemi

Postgraduate Faculty Convenor

SSF - Pooja Jalan


The 2022/23 PG Committee:

If you want to speak to the Postgraduate Committee, or if you would like to find out more about these roles or the Committee's work, please email the SU Voice team.

 


Postgraduate Assembly Dates for 2022/23 Academic Year

The first PG Assembly of the year will be on Wednesday the 19th of October 2022! Held in the Graduate Centre (upstairs in Union House), from 5 - 7pm.

Postgraduate Committee Dates for 2022/23 Academic Year

The date for the first Committee meeting of the year is TBC.  



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