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IRSoc Committee Elections

  • Saskatchewan Lecture Theatre, Exeter College Turl Street Oxford, England, OX1 3DQ United Kingdom (map)

Stand for election for next term's International Relations Society Committee - we have positions for experienced and new people alike. You don't have to be a member to stand for election, and you can run for multiple positions. All positions are for Michaelmas Term 2017, except President-elect and Treasurer-elect, who will support the President/Treasurer in Michaelmas before assuming their full position in Hilary 2018. 

We also have positions in our Editorial team open for applications, full details in event below:

Position details: 

We are holding elections for:
• President Hilary 2018 (President-Elect in Michaelmas 2017)
• Treasurer Hilary 2018 (Treasurer-Elect in Michaelmas 2017)
• Secretary / Events Director (MT17) 
• Director of Communications (MT17)
• 10 Events Officers (MT17)

We are accepting applications for the following appointed positions:
• Sponsorship Officer (email

*Application Procedure*
If you would like to stand, please email or message our Facebook page with your name, college, and the position(s) that you would like to stand for. All emails should be sent BEFORE MIDDAY on Saturday 10th June. Nominations and applications are open to all members and non-members.

If you would like, you can provide a manifesto of maximum 1-side A4, attached to your email. You can include previous experience, interest, reasons for standing etc in this. This is entirely voluntary, and there is no need to provide a manifesto - simply to make a short speech. Any sent manifestos will be printed and distributed at the husts, so it may be to your advantage to submit one.

*Positions* - more information available here

For each position we will hear short speeches from candidates, followed by questions. 5 minutes maximum for President-elect, 3 minutes for Exec Committee members and 1 minute for other positions. Husts will be very informal, and are not intended to be at all daunting - simply talk briefly (30 seconds is fine for junior positions!)) about why you're interested and qualified for the position.

*Executive Committee* 

President (also see term as President-Elect)
- Overall responsibility for the society
- Joint decisions for financial matters with the Treasurer
- Hosting society events
- Working with the Editor-in-Chief to coordinate the Lighthouse Journal

- Inviting and confirming speakers in advance of becoming President.
- Hosting elections for the following term
- Organising committee and society social events with the Secretary
- Filling-in for the President when they cannot attend an event and assisting them in the general running of the society

Treasurer (also see term as Treasurer-Elect)
- Overall responsibility for society finances, with the President
- Secure society sponsorship

- Plan future financial position and strategy, especially sponsorship, with the President-Elect
- Appoint a Sponsorship Officer at the end of term, with the President-Elect
- Assist the Treasurer

Secretary / Events Director
- Arrange the logistics and staffing of events, including booking venues, and running socials with the President-Elect
- Manage the society’s membership list

Director of Communications.
- Publish a regular newsletter.
- Publicise society events on social media, through the newsletter, and through the University.
- Work with the Treasurer on publicity needs of sponsors.

*Junior Committee*

Events Officers (10 will be elected) - Assist the Secretary with society events, and other members of the committee if necessary.

Sponsorship Officer (appointed) - Support the Treasurer and Treasurer-Elect in securing sponsors for the society. Please email your application or for more information.