Nominations to the UKCGE Executive Committee

Call for Nominations to the UKCGE Executive Committee now open 

Nominations to the UKCGE Executive Committee

The call for nominations to stand on the UKCGE Executive Committee has now opened. There will be FOUR vacancies on the Executive Committee this year from July 2015 and the posts will be filled via Postal Ballot, the results being announced at the UKCGE Annual Conference in Glasgow.

Colleagues interested in standing for the Executive Committee and encouraged to read the Roles and Commitments of Executive Committee Members document and the Background Information Document before completing the Nomination Form.

The UK Council for Graduate Education has an Executive Committee, made up from members who are each elected to serve for a period of three years.

The role of the Executive Committee is to agree and set the work of the Council, to oversee the various activities organised and carried out by the Council, to agree Council policy and to ensure efficient financial management. In pursuance of these aims the Executive Committee meets a minimum of 4 times a year for official Executive Committee meetings, which take place weekday afternoons. Executive Committee members are also actively involved in Working Groups set up by the Council (attending meetings etc), organising conferences and workshops, drafting material and commenting on various aspects of the Council’s work.

It is vital that the UK Council for Graduate Education has and continues to have an effective Executive Committee whose members have a broad and wide-ranging knowledge of postgraduate education covering both administrative and academic issues, postgraduate research and postgraduate taught, part time students and distance learners and full time students. Nominees should have successful significant experience of postgraduate education, an awareness of the issues facing the sector, and be willing to actively participate in contributing to the Council’s operation and its annual programme of activities and reports.

It is of particular importance that the subject spread of the Executive Committee is as comprehensive as possible and that the Executive Committee represents a broad base of institutions. A thorough geographical spread of institutions is also required along with a good mix of gender and academic and administrative staff.

The Council would welcome nominations from experienced academic and administrative staff with significant postgraduate knowledge.

Nomination paperwork will be sent to institutional Link Members and is available to download on this page:

Roles and Commitments Document

Background Information Document

Executive Committee Nomination Form

For further information or for clarification on any point, please contact Carolyn Wynne at or on 01543 308 602