Following our AGM in May, we have some new faces on the steering committee!
First of all, we offer our heartfelt thanks to Amy Russell and Rosa Andújar, whose terms as steering committee members has ended; to Jane Draycott, stepping down as ECR liaison; and Emma Bridges, stepping down as alt-ac and part-time liaison. Jane, Emma, Amy and Rosa are founding members of the WCC UK, and we are incredibly grateful to them for everything they have done for us as an organisation since we were founded. We also thank Vicky Donnellan for her service as alt-ac and part-time liaison. We look forward to working with them all as members in the future.
Our two new committee members, following the 2019 elections, are April Pudsey and Lizzie Lewis; April will be co-chair from April 2021.
On the liaison front, we welcome Amelia Dowler and Lily Mac Mahon, who join us as our new alt-ac liaisons; Anna Judson, who takes up the ECR liaison portfolio; and Manuela Irarrázabal Elliott, who is our new disability liaison. We also welcome Kathryn Adams and Miller Power, who join Katherine McDonald as part of our website and social media team.
Finally, we are grateful to Christine Plastow for taking on the role of Acting Mentoring Officer; building on our successful Take A Grad Student To Lunch scheme at the CA over the last two years, she will be overseeing the organisation of a new WCC UK mentoring scheme and has played a major role in planning what it will look like. Watch this space for more details.
Over the coming year, we are going to be thinking about the role of liaisons within the WCC UK and whether our current positions are operating as we would like them to. We plan to circulate a survey to members in the autumn to see what you think about what the WCC UK should be doing, including an opportunity to give us some feedback on these issues.