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Steering Committee election results & new Administrator

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Steering Committee Elections Results 2022

Following the second call for nominations to the Steering Committee, we were delighted to welcome two nominees, Dr Elena Giusti and Dr Stephe Harrop. As no other nominees were able to stand for election, the election has been considered uncontested.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Giusti and Dr Harrop to their new roles as members of the Steering Committee, and to share Dr Giusti’s CV and electoral statement, and Dr Harrop’s CV and electoral statement. We look forward to their valuable contribution to the ongoing work of the WCC UK!

We would also like to thank Dr Laurence Totelin and Dr Ellie Mackin Roberts, for four years of outstanding service as members of the Steering Committee. Dr Totelin and Dr Mackin Roberts are standing down following the 2022 AGM, after which Dr Giusti and Dr Harrop will officially assume their position as our newest Steering Committee members.

Once again, many thanks to our outgoing and incoming SC members!

 

Appointment of the WCC UK’s Administrator 2022-2027

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Laurence Totelin to the position of Administrator. Dr Totelin will be taking over the role following the end of Dr Liz Gloyn’s tenure as the WCC UK’s first Administrator.

The WCC UK would like to offer our deepest thanks to Dr Gloyn for her instrumental role in the founding and development of the committee, and we look forward to her ongoing contributions and involvement.

Dr Totelin has been a central member of the Steering Committee since 2018, and we are delighted to welcome her to her new position as Administrator.

 

Thea Lawrence
Elections Officer

 

Appointment of the next WCC UK Administrator

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Applications are now open for the post of Administrator of the WCC UK. The Administrator is responsible for overseeing the administrative aspects of running the WCC UK for the duration of their five year term of service. The current post-holder, Dr. Liz Gloyn, will step down at the next AGM, which will be held on 29th April 2022, and the new Administrator will take up the post then.

According to the WCC UK Rules, “elections are to be held where possible, and nominations by the Steering Committee are to be approved where there is only one candidate” for the Administrator post. To that end, the current WCC UK co-chairs, Dr. Laurence Totelin and Dr. April Pudsey, invite those interested in the post to get in touch by Monday 7th March 2022. Please send a short CV and a one page statement of interest to womensclassicalcommittee @ gmail.com.

Click below the cut to see a detailed role description of what the Administrator currently does. Dr. Gloyn estimates that this work takes about an hour a week, with crunch points of increased workload around the two Steering Committee meetings and the Annual General Meeting. She is happy to discuss the post with interested parties; please e-mail her directly at liz.gloyn at rhul.ac.uk.

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Steering Committee elections: second call for nominations for election

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We would like to circulate a second call for nominees to run for election for the Steering Committee of the Women’s Classical Committee UK. The Steering Committee runs the WCC UK, including organizing events, workshops, and future development of the WCC UK. Two new Committee members will be elected by the membership, and will serve for four years, with the option to run for re-election for a further four year term. The Steering Committee wishes to encourage a diverse organization comprised of representatives from any background, location, or career level.

In addition to nominations of others, we also strongly encourage members to nominate themselves if they are interested in the roles. Nominees must be members of the WCC UK in good standing (please check with Christine Plastow at christine.plastow[at]open.ac.uk) if you are unsure of your membership status). Names of nominees should be submitted to Thea Lawrence, the Elections Officer, at TLawrence[at]lincoln.ac.uk, by Friday 21st January 2022. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind members of the current vacancies for liaisons on the steering committee. Liaison posts are voluntary positions with a renewable term of two years. A full description of the positions is available here.

The following positions are currently vacant: Ethnic minorities liaison; ECR liaison; Website and social media.

If you are interested in finding out more about being a liaison or in taking up a liaison role, please get in touch via womensclassicalcommittee[at]gmail.com.

Elections and other WCC UK vacancies

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Nominations are being solicited for joining the Steering Committee of the Women’s Classical Committee UK. The Steering Committee runs the WCC UK, including organizing events, workshops, and future development of the WCC UK. Two new Committee members will be elected by the membership, and will serve for four years, with the option to run for re-election for a further four year term. The Steering Committee wishes to encourage a diverse organization comprised of representatives from any background, location, or career level.

In addition to nominations of others, we also strongly encourage members to nominate themselves if they are interested in the roles. Nominees must be members of the WCC UK in good standing (please check with Christine Plastow at christine.plastow[at]open.ac.uk) if you are unsure of your membership status). Names of nominees should be submitted to Thea Lawrence, the Elections Officer, at TLawrence[at]lincoln.ac.uk, by Friday 14th January 2022.

The Elections Officer will contact nominees for permission to place their candidacy on the ticket. The Elections Officer will require a short CV (1 page) and an election statement from each nominee. These will be made available on the WCC UK website for members to review prior to voting. For previous examples of such materials, see here.

Voting will open on Monday 31st January and run until Monday the 28th February 2022. The elected members will be announced shortly afterwards, and then assume office at the AGM in April. If you have any questions about the Steering Committee or the process of elections, please e-mail us at womensclassicalcommittee[at]gmail.com

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind members of the current vacancies for liaisons on the steering committee. Liaison posts are voluntary positions with a renewable term of two years. A full description of the positions is available here.

We would also like to remind members that the WCC UK will be appointing a new Administrator to take up office at the 2022 AGM. More details of the formal process will be announced in the new year; interested members can find preliminary details here.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these roles, please get in touch via womensclassicalcommittee[at]gmail.com.

Current liaison vacancies

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Following the WCC UK 2021 AGM, we have a number of vacancies for liaisons on the steering committee. Liaison posts are voluntary positions with a renewable term of two years.

Each liaison officer is a person whom members can contact as a first port of call when needing information, advice or further direction. Their duties are as follows:

  • Advocate for the specific group they represent at all WCC UK events and Steering Committee meetings.
  • Ensure specific issues relevant to their group are foregrounded as appropriate.
  • Play a role in organising events specifically focused on the interests of that group.
  • Work proactively rather than reactively to represent the needs of their group.
  • Work with the support of the co-chairs and the steering committee rather than having sole responsibility for action, particularly on difficult issues like those around race and discrimination.
  • Encourage others to become active in the WCC UK.

The following positions are vacant as of the 2021 AGM:

 

Ethnic minorities liaison: This liaison is responsible for making sure issues concerning BAME classicists are heard on the steering committee. Sukanya Rai-Sharma is currently in post; we would welcome a second ethnic minorities liaison to share the load.

LBGT liaison: This liaison is responsible for making sure issues concerning LBGT+ classicists are heard on the steering committee. This position is currently vacant.

Disability liaison: This liaison is responsible for making sure that issues concerning disabled colleagues are heard on the steering committee. Eris Reed-Williams is currently in post; we would welcome a second disability liaison to share the load.

PhD liaison: This liaison is responsible for making sure the voice of PhD students is heard on the steering committee. Kate Caraway is currently in post; we would welcome a second PhD liaison to share the load.

ECR liaison: This liaison is responsible for making sure the voice of ECR colleagues is heard on the steering committee. Rhiannon Easterbrook is currently in post; we would welcome a second ECR liaison to share the load.

Schools liaison: This liaison is responsible for representing the needs and interests of school teachers in steering committee discussions. This position is currently vacant.

Website and social media: To provide content and oversight of the WCC UK’s Facebook and Twitter account, and to help manage the WCC UK website. Supports the Administrator. To help create a larger team handling the WCC UK’s social media presence.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about being a liaison or in taking up a liaison role, please get in touch via womensclassicalcommittee at gmail.com.

Early call: are you the WCC UK’s next Administrator?

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We’re looking for our next Administrator! Our current Administrator, Dr. Liz Gloyn, intends to step down from her post at the 2022 AGM; we are looking for someone interested in taking over the role from April/May 2022 so that they have the opportunity to shadow Liz and get familiar with how the administrative side of the WCC UK works. The Administrator currently serves a five year term; the role is voluntary. We welcome all enquiries and expressions of interest.

Click below the cut to see a detailed role description of what the Administrator currently does. If you’d like to discuss this opportunity in more detail or volunteer for the position, please drop us a line at womensclassicalcommittee at gmail.com.

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WCC UK Steering Committee Elections

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Elections are now open for two positions on the Steering Committee of the WCC UK for April 2021 to April 2025. The Steering Committee runs the WCC UK, including organizing events, workshops, and overseeing future development of the WCC UK. Committee members serve for four years, and may stand for a second consecutive term. Five members of the WCC UK have been nominated to stand for election to the Steering Committee. A short CV and statement have been provided by each candidate for review by members of the WCC UK prior to voting.

Voting opens on 10th February and will run until 1st March 2020. The elected members will be announced shortly afterwards, and will assume office at the AGM in April. If you are a member of the WCC UK in good standing, you will receive an email with a link for voting online. If you do not receive an email or have any questions, please contact the Elections Officer, Thea Lawrence (TLawrence[at]Lincoln.ac.uk).

Candidates

Dr Cora Beth Knowles (Read CV and statement)

Dr Elena Giusti (Read CV and statement)

Dr Emma-Jayne Graham (Read CV and statement)

Dr Magdalena Öhrman (Read CV and statement)

Dr Manuela Dal Borgo (Read CV and statement)

Do you want to run a WCC UK event? Help is at hand!

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The WCC UK warmly invites members to consider proposing an event to be held under WCC UK auspices.

As outlined in our events policy, we run events with an organising team made up of three people (or a triad), one of whom needs to be a steering committee member or liaison; any member is welcome to put an event proposal forward for the steering committee’s approval.

To help members who would like to put on an event but perhaps haven’t had any experience of event organising yet, we have put together a short guide titled So You’re Organising A WCC UK Event: An Event Organiser’s Starter Pack. It gives helpful advice on how to propose an event as well as useful tips on event organisation which we’ve picked up over the last few years. We hope that this pack will make organising a WCC UK event more straightforward, and will demystify some of the things that go on behind the scenes to get our programming together.

If you a PhD student or an early career colleague who is interested in finding out more about running an event but not quite ready to propose one of your own, we offer the opportunity to shadow a triad to gain some some experience of event organisation; if this sounds like something you would be interested in, drop a line to the Administrator at womensclassicalcommittee at gmail.com.

Wanted: WCC UK’s Next Treasurer!

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We’re looking for our next Treasurer! Our current Treasurer, Dr. Carol Atack, intends to step down from her post at our next AGM; we are looking for someone interested in taking over the role from April/May 2020 so that they have the opportunity to shadow Carol and get familiar with how the financial side of the WCC UK works. The Treasurer currently serves a five year term. The post would thus suit someone in reasonably stable employment, particularly with a fixed institutional postal address; these are desiranda rather than essentials, and we welcome all enquiries and expressions of interest.

Click below the cut to see a detailed role description of what the Treasurer currently does. If you’d like to discuss this opportunity in more detail or volunteer for the position, please drop us a line at womensclassicalcommittee at gmail.com.

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Steering Committee Membership

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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.

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