1. An election is being called for the full-time sabbatical President of the Graduate Union, to hold office from July 2014 to July 2015.
Nominations are invited from eligible candidates, being current graduate students in the University, and must be made in person, in the offices of the Graduate Union on Mill Lane, during normal working hours. Nominations for candidates for the GU Presidency are now open and will close on 14 May 2014.
2. The GU team has been working hard to create a strong GU constitution that works in the context of a collegiate university and a separate body representing graduate students. An Extraordinary General Meeting will be held at 5pm on 14 May 2014 in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting. The current draft constitution will be one of the topics of discussion, and the GU team will be there to answer any of your questions regarding the revised GU constitution. The referendum question will ask: “Do you support the adoption of the new Graduate Union constitution, as proposed by the Graduate Union Council?”
Online voting is proposed to be held for both the ballot for Presidency and the referendum for the GU constitution on the 19 and 20 May with a single paper ballot-box open in the GU on 21 May.
I strongly urge all MCR members to make an informed choice and to cast your votes!