MCR COMMITTEE ELECTIONS – EASTER 2018
The MCR Committee will soon be looking to elect new officers, and I highly encourage anyone interested to run for a position! 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.
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 Ellen, President of the MCR, who is the returning officer for these elections.
Positions open for election
- Vice president
- Social Secretary x 1
- General Member x 1
Elections for all the other positions will be in Michaelmas term (Sept/Oct 2018).
- 1 May: Nominations open
- 8 May: Nomination close at 9pm
- 11 May: Voting opens at 9pm
- 14 May: Voting closes at 9pm, results announced within 48 hours
- 19 May: Mandatory first committee meeting (if you run for a position, make sure that you’ll be available on this day).
How to run for a position
Find out more about the responsibilities of committee members and how to be nominated >> PDF
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.