Christina, one of our At-Large members of the Executive Committee has stepped down. This means there is an opening on the team, and we’ll be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Monday 23rd August 2021. All UKSEDS members are invited to attend, meet the candidates, and vote.

Notice is hereby given of an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Membership of UKSEDS for the election of a member of the Executive Committee in accordance with Sections 11 and 12 of the UKSEDS Constitution.

Arran Reedman is the returning officer, which means he’s running the election but can’t vote. Contact him at [email protected] or [email protected] if you have any queries.

How do I participate?

The EGM will take place online on Monday 23rd August 2021 at 7pm, and will be accessible via Zoom. You must register for the event 2 hours in advance so that we can verify your membership number. You will be able to ask questions of the candidates and vote. Please register your intention to attend using this form and we will contact you with a link to join the meeting.

What will happen?

The agenda is very simple:

  1. Election of a member of the Executive Committee
  2. AOB

Candidates for the role will give a short speech stating why they’d be good for the role and their vision for UKSEDS.

What is the role?

The Exec are in charge of UKSEDS and set our strategy and vision. It’s a unique opportunity to gain new skills and build a network and your reputation in the space sector. But it’s also hard work, and requires a significant time commitment. If you’re interested and would like to know more, you can ask one of the current Exec at [email protected]. You can also find out more about the role here.

How do I vote if I can’t attend?

If you can’t attend, but would like to vote you can appoint a proxy, which means you tell someone to vote in your place. To do this, you must inform the Secretary, Hannah Rosenbaum, at least 24 hours in advance by emailing [email protected].

How do I run for election?

If you decide you’d like to run, you’ll need to prepare a short manifesto explaining why you’d like to run and any skills you can bring to the role. You can either submit your manifesto in advance, or just say it at the meeting. You will also need two other Members to support your nomination.

Applications should be received in this Google Form at least 2 hours before the start of the EGM.

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