Dear EYPUK Alumni,
We are delighted to open the call for manifestos for this year’s Alumni Association Executive elections! This year has seen many developments for us as a charity, such as our extended regional, change in membership, expansion of Eurvoice and the development of our long term strategic goals. We have had unprecedented levels of EYPUK member engagement across the network with 27 days of our alumni being abroad in October alone. Members of EYPUK have also been at the forefront of the digital transformation of the network due to the global pandemic. Despite the challenges posed to us all within the last several months, EYPUK has continued to thrive and develop. We are keen to build upon the terrific work undertaken this year going forward, and are calling upon you to be a part of this.
The AA Executive is elected by the wider Alumni Body to represent them and ensure that EYPUK’s events and projects run smoothly and involve as many alumni as possible. They are led by the President, and have close contact with their respective advisors on the Board of Trustees too. Holding a position on the EYPUK AA Executive is a great opportunity to be involved in EYPUK, as well as being a very enjoyable and fulfilling year!
The month of July will be dedicated to the submission of manifestos, the hustings period and voting. August will be a month of transition between the current National Committee and the incoming one, where the new exec members will be guided through the intricacies of their role. The official handover will take place at the AGM in early September.
We are looking for the Alumni Association Executive for the year 2020-21 to include the following individuals:
President (1 position)
Alumni Development Officer (1 position)
EurVoice Coordinator (1 position)
Regional Coordinator (2 positions)
Fundraising Officer (2 positions)
Communications Coordinator (2 positions)
The role descriptions provide a detailed account of what each role entails, but please feel free to contact anyone from the committee should you have questions regarding a particular role or what being on the exec entails. They will be more than happy to help you with any queries, and will no doubt be delighted to see you are interested.
Manifestos for the election should be submitted by July 10th at 5pm BST. The candidates will then be announced and their manifestos published. Manifestos submitted after this time will not be considered unless the deadline is explicitly extended.The deadline for individual positions may be extended at the President’s discretion if there aren’t enough manifestos for a competitive election. To submit a manifesto, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org , preferably in PDF format. To ensure that each candidate is directly comparable to their fellow candidates, please use the standardised manifesto template found here. Please download the document before editing and don’t change the formatting as we will simply ask you to change it back.
Following the announcement of candidates and manifestos, a campaigning period will begin, whereby all alumni will be given an opportunity to ask questions to the candidates. There will then be a voting period whereby all members of EYPUK will decide the 2020-21 Alumni Association Executive.
Following the new membership criteria adopted in May of this year, an individual falls within EYPUK’s electorate if:
They have attended an EYPUK multi-day session as a delegate or an official within the last 2 years or;
They have become a member within the last 2 years by submitting a successful application and paying the small one-off joining fee.
Being a member of the Exec for the past 2 years has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me personally, and has given me an unrivalled opportunity to make an impact and for personal development. I am sure that every member of the exec, current or former would agree! Anybody who thinks that they have something to bring should apply, no matter their previous experience within EYP; if you have a passion for the work of the organisation then you should 100% put yourself forward. I’m excited to see what everybody has to offer in their manifestos, and moreover to see the shape of the 2020-21 exec develop in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop any member of the EYPUK board a message.
EYPUK Alumni Executive President 2019-20