At the 2016 AGM, elections will be held for the post of Chair, for three positions on the Committee (three-year terms), for one Postgraduate Representative (two year term) and for any other offices that fall vacant before the AGM. Current incumbents of these positions may stand for re-election if not disbarred by the Constitution’s limits on length of continuous service in Committee posts.
The AGM will be on Friday 8 April 2016 at the venue of this year’s conference, Queen’s University Belfast. Elections can only take place if the meeting is quorate; please make every effort to attend.
The procedure for nominations is as follows: Nominations should reach the current Secretary, Jenny Terry, by the strict deadline of 12.00 noon on Friday 8 April 2016. (Nominations after Wednesday 6 April 2016 must be in hardcopy rather than being sent via email.) The nomination form can be downloaded here.
Nominations should be on the appropriate written form, signed by a proposer, seconder, and the candidate, who should state willingness to serve if elected. The institutional affiliations of the candidate, proposer and seconder should be included. All candidates for office will be asked to provide a brief statement outlining their educational backgrounds, areas of teaching and/or research interests and their vision of the role of BAAS in the upcoming years. These need to be sent to the Secretary at the time of nomination so that they can be posted in a prominent location and available for the membership to read before the AGM. Those standing for election are expected to attend the AGM.
Dr Jenny Terry, BAAS Secretary,
Dept of English Studies,
77 Hallgarth Street,
Tel. 0191 3342570
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