VUPA Annual General Meeting - Your chance to get involved and see what we do!
VUPA holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) once a year, usually in October or November to present to our members and funders our expenditure and profits, and to report on our activities. We also hold an election of new VU Postgraduate students to the VUPA executive committee. The AGM is a chance for postgrads to ask questions about VUPA goings-on, vote on important matters that affect the experience of VU postgraduate students, and advise VUPA on key areas that are important to postgrads.
Each year we invite anyone interested in joining VUPA, in any capacity from executive member to volunteer, to come along and nominate for a position. To do this, each nominee needs to present a 2 minute speech (no visuals) to all attending, outlining why they should represent the VU postgraduate community. Those attending AGM vote on who they would like to represent them.
VUPA AGM 2021
When: 5:00pm, 15th October 2021
Nominations: The Victoria University Postgraduate Association (VUPA) is accepting expressions of interest for executive board member roles. Victoria University postgraduates are encouraged to apply.
Board member role descriptions as per the constitution, are part time positions that require attendance to monthly meetings, report writing and event facilitation and relationship management with Victoria University (VU) executives. Executive board members commit to the 12-month seat on the board, fulfilling their roles as per the constitution, there is a stipend allocated for each seat on the board. Board members are to be flexible and adapt to changing needs of the postgraduate community that VUPA represents. VUPA holds events and provides support to local and international postgraduate students throughout the university calendar. These events are supported by the Student Services Amenities Office of Victoria University. Executive roles on the VUPA board are in place to assist connecting the broader postgraduate VU community, to ensure student success and support during their VU education.
In 2021, VUPA became an incorporated association. This was a big step for VUPA as it was the first step in becoming self-governing association. For the ongoing success of VUPA, we are looking for leaders in the VU postgraduate community to take up the vacant executive roles on the VUPA board.
We are taking expressions of interest for the following roles:
- Vice- President - Coursework
- Vice- President - Research
- General Secretary
- Equity Officer (2 positions)
- Marketing Officer
Please provide a one-page document expression of interest to email@example.com . Please provide a detailed summary of your current skills and experience that make you the ideal candidate for the position of your choosing, VUPA requires that you notify the committee of your intention to nominate by the 1st October to be tabled into the agenda.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org