UKCGE Executive Committee Elections 2018 — Call for Nominations now open


UKCGE Executive Committee Elections 2018 — Call for Nominations now open 


The Chair & Executive Committee of the UK Council for Graduate Education invite nominations for election to the UKCGE Executive Committee for the period July 2018 to July 2021.

There will be FIVE vacancies on the Executive Committee this year from July 2018 and the posts will be filled via ballot, the results being announced at the UKCGE Annual Conference in Bristol.

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The closing date for nominations is Friday 4th May 2018.

Represent Your Institution and the Sector

The Executive Committee is made up of individuals, from member institutions, who are each elected to serve for a period of three years.

To remain relevant and effective, it is essential that the Executive Committee has a broad and wide-ranging knowledge of postgraduate education, represents a broad base of institutions, covering both administrative and academic issues, postgraduate research and postgraduate taught, part-time students and distance learners and full-time students.

A thorough geographical spread of institutions is also required along with a good mix of gender and academic and administrative staff.

Help Shape the UKCGE’s Future

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.

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.

The Executive Committee is also keen to co-opt further members who are representatives of Full Members or Associate Members or Personal Members. These will serve until the conclusion of the next AGM provided that the number of co-opted members shall not exceed one third of the total membership of the Committee. Co-opted members have the right to vote.

Election Process & Key Dates

The election ballot is run using a single-transferable vote at instituional level, which is cast by your institution’s institutional reresentative (typically your UKCGE Link Member).

The key dates for the election are as follows:

Wednesday 28th March 2018 - A call for nominations opens.
Friday 4th May 2018 - Closing date for nominations
Monday 14th May 2018 — Election ballot papers sent to institutional representatives.
Friday 25th May 2018 — The election closes.
Monday 28th May 2018 — Notification of results sent to nominees.

If you would like further information or to discuss the nomination process, please contact Kate Payne at

Download the Nomination Form >