MCR COMMITTEE ELECTIONS – MICHAELMAS 2018
At the start of the new academic year, the MCR Committee will be electing a new committee!
Being on the committee is a fun and rewarding challenge! If you’re on the fence, there’s a list of reasons to run at the bottom of this page.
If you want a little taste of committee life, the MCR is looking for volunteers to fill in over the summer as our outgoing committee graduate and leave us. Drop Tamzin a note if you’re keen.
Even if you’re not interested in running, it is vital that everyone votes! So please read through the election emails and the attached documents to stay informed.
If you have any questions, please contact Tamzin, MCR President, who is the returning officer for the Michaelmas elections.
Positions open for election
- Executive: Secretary and Treasurer
- Social Secretaries: four positions available
- Representation: Welfare, Green, LGBT and BME
- General Members: two positions available
- (The President and Vice-Pres were elected at Easter)
How to run for a position
Have a chat with the MCR President to find out more about what being on the committee involves
Find out more about how elections will run >> PDF
You might also want to have a look at the MCR Constitution >> website
Why run for a position?
There are lots of good reasons to run for a position… we’d encourage anyone to give it a go!
It’s fun! You have so much freedom and resources to organise great activities. Plus, you get to work closely with your lovely committee.
Develop professional and life skills that will serve you no matter what you do in the future.
Contribute to your community by responding to students’ needs. The students’ well-being depends on a committee made up of enthusiastic, dedicated, and creative members.
It’s empowering! In such a small community, your voice and actions on the committee can lead to direct, immediate, and concrete outcomes.
Learn how an administrative system works. The committee is a microcosm of all the other administrative systems that surround you. Plus, you’ll see the inner workings of college, which can be unexpectedly interesting and eye-opening.
Test out leadership. No experience? No problem! Being on the committee is a great opportunity to dip your toes in leadership in a relatively low-pressure context, so you can see how you like it.
Let’s be real, it looks great on your CV. And with good reason: it shows that you’ve developed useful skills and are capable of committing to responsibilities.
It’s a challenge and a big responsibility, and at the end of the day, that’s what makes it so satisfying.