MCR Michaelmas By-Elections Announcement
Dear Clare MCR,
Would you like to get involved with the MCR Committee and help out with the day to day running of our MCR community? We now have three Non-Executive positions available.
Michaelmas By-Elections will be held from 5 Nov to 8 Nov 2017, with new committee members taking up their positions immediately.We will be holding by-elections for the following MCR Committee positions:
- Green Officer
- First Year Officer
- Fourth Year Officer
*Position descriptions at the end
Send your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org . You are welcome to nominate yourself (basically just email me if you are interested). As these are all Non-Executive positions, manifestos are only due in the instance where a position is contested and you will be notified of this on 30 Oct 2017. There is also no requirement to fill Non-Executive positions, however we would like as much representation on our committee as possible! We also encourage all Freshers’ to get involved. The 2017-2018 Committee will hand over in April/May, so even if you are a 9 month masters student, you will be able to contribute to the committee till the end of our term.
- 29 Oct: Nominations close
- 30 Oct: Candidates nominations confirmed
- 3 Nov: Manifestos due
- 5 Nov: Voting begins
- 8 Nov: Voting closes
- 9 Nov: Positions officially changeover
Wishing all the candidates the best of luck!
Clare College MCR president
Descriptions of the Roles
As MCR Green Officer, you are responsible for environment initiatives in the MCR. But you can also make a real difference across the whole College, thanks to your position on the Environment Committee. You get to know and work closely with Fellows, College staff, the gardens team, catering managers, the Porters, and undergraduates, as part of this team.
The Environment Committee at Clare is one of the most engaged and active green teams in the University. In 2016, Clare College won the Green Impact Gold Award for the third year in a row, and won an Excellence Award for implementing a Carbon Zero May Ball, the Environmental Improvement Award for a fundamental change to the College heating policy, and the Student Leadership Award. This year, we have again implemented a huge range of green initiatives, including an extension of an ongoing biodiversity awareness project. See the results here: www.biodivirtual.com
First Year Officer
This is an ideal position for a 2017 Fresher. Just arrived in Cambridge and want to get involved in the committee? The first year officer deals with any queries from first year postgraduate students and provides support with any college related issues. Being a part of the incoming co-hort, you know best what your fellow Freshers are looking for or what you feel is lacking from the MCR. This is a great position for you to get involved and to liaise with the rest of the committee and college about ways we can improve your transition into college life.
Fourth Year Officer
The fourth year officer represents 4th year undergraduates on the MCR committee. This role includes ensuring that eligible 4th years have the opportunity to become associate members, ensuring access to the MCR and a smooth transition into the graduate community, as well as communicating committee ideas and decisions.