We would like to issue a reminder that nominations are being solicited for candidates for the upcoming Steering Committee elections. We urge any members who are interested in increasing their involvement with the running of the WCC to nominate themselves. We also encourage members to nominate fellow members who might be interested in such a position. Nominees must be members of the WCC UK in good standing at the time of their election (please check with Carol Atack, carolatack at gmail.com, if you are unsure of your membership status).
The Steering Committee runs the WCC UK, including organizing events, workshops, and future development of the WCC UK. Committee members will serve for four years, with the option to renew 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.
Names of nominees should be submitted to Thea Lawrence, the Elections Officer, by Friday the 25th of January 2019. Her e-mail address is thea.lawrence at nottingham.ac.uk. The Elections Officer will then 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.
If you have any questions about the Steering Committee or the process of elections, please e-mail us at womensclassicalcommittee at gmail.com
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).
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.
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.
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.
Following our AGM on Wednesday, we have some changes to our committee!
First of all, we express our sincere thanks to Elena Theodorakopoulous (co-chair) and Lucy Jackson, whose term as steering committee members has ended; we are incredibly grateful to them for all they’ve done, and look forward to continue working with them as members. We also thank Chloe Hixson for her work as our postgrad disability liaison, and Rhiannon Easterbrook for her work as our graduate liaison. This meeting also marks the formal end of Katherine McDonald’s term as ECR liaison; we’re very glad that she will now be acting as our website and social media coordinator.
When the WCC UK was founded, we co-opted members on to the steering committee for fixed terms; due to personnel change, we found ourselves needing someone to act as co-chair for April 2018 – April 2020. The AGM approved the steering committee’s decision to co-opt Virginia Campbell, who has been working with the WCC UK as our elections officer since we started having elections! Virginia takes on the co-chair role with Amy Russell, and we’re looking forward to working together with them.
Our two new committee members, following the 2018 elections, are Laurence Totelin and Ellie Mackin Roberts; Laurence will be co-chair from April 2020.
In terms of liaisons, we formally welcome our ethnic minorities liaisons, Mathura Umachandran and Sukanya Rai-Sharma; they joined us after the last AGM, but this is the first opportunity for us to formally welcome them. We also welcome Katie Shields, who will be taking on the role of graduate liaison. We are also grateful to Emma Bridges, Irene Salvo, Jane Draycott and Joanna Johnson for renewing their terms as liaisons.
Following the AGM, we currently have the following vacancies:
Disability liaison, postgraduate
Disability liaison, staff and post-PhD
If you would like to volunteer for any of these posts, please do drop us an e-mail at womensclassicalcommittee at gmail.com.
Elections are now open for two positions on the Steering Committee of the WCC UK for April 2018 to April 2022. 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. Four 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 21st December 2017 and will run until 9th February 2018. The elected members will be announced in late February, and will assume office at the AGM in April of 2018. 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, Virginia L. Campbell, virginialcampbell at gmail.com.