EnGRG
Annual General Meeting 2022

Friday, September 9th, 2022
13:00 - 14:00 BST

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Join us for our annual general meeting (AGM) on Friday 9th September.

The AGM is a chance to have your say over the direction of the EnGRG for the coming year, and to potentially stand for one of our executive committee positions.


Details on these positions and their associated responsibilities can be found below. If you have questions about a role, or if you would like to express your interest in standing for a position, please email us at: engrg.rgs@gmail.com.

We are a friendly bunch and would love to welcome you on board the team.

The closing date for expressions of interest is Friday, September 2nd, 5pm (BST).

Please note: 

Everyone is welcome to attend our AGMs. Committee members do not have to be from a UK institution, and we encourage undergraduates, postgraduates, and early career researchers to stand for positions. The usual term for a committee position is three years for staff and one year for students (students can renew their role annually for a combined maximum of three years). 

Positions Available for 2022

Communications Officer (Shared with Kene Onokwube)

One of the most important and integral roles on the executive committee team - we need someone who will help us promote the activities of our research group. ​This position is currently shared, and we are looking for someone to specifically help with managing the research group's website. 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend executive committee meetings

  • Liaise with the chair to identify communications strategies and needs

  • Publicise groups’ activities, awards and prizes, and available resources

  • Use Twitter, emails, etc. to notify members of meetings and crowd-source suggestions and contributions

  • Create and manage events listings for the EnGRG website

  • Book the RGS Zoom account for events

  • After recorded events, send out notifications over Twitter and email (egwg@jiscmail.ac.uk) informing people when the recordings are available, and where to find them

  • Send details of higher-profile activities to RGS, either directly over email or over Twitter.

  • Work to increase the equality, diversity and inclusivity of EnGRG activities

  • If necessary, participate in marking student dissertations and postgraduate papers

  • Where possible, attend sponsored RGS sessions

Awards Officer (Shared with Jess Britton)

This is an important job and a key way in which we can support undergraduates, postgraduates, and early career researchers in building their energy geographies careers. 

​Responsibilities: 

  • Attend executive committee meetings

  • Work with committee members to plan the awards offering provided by the EnGRG (undergraduate, masters, PhD)

  • Keep awards processes to schedule to ensure the timely advertisement, marking and announcement of awards

  • Convene with the communications officer to ensure that the awards are advertised across EnGRG channels – includes a blog post on the website, emails and Twitter

  • Think of ways to enhance engagement with our awards – beyond Russell Group universities, and beyond strictly geography departments

  • Notify the RGS when new applications for awards are opened (with description of award)

  • Allocate markers/judges for different awards

  • Plan and review the assessment criteria used to judge awards

  • Plan awards ceremony (if applicable)

  • Define and organise awards prizes – should not exceed a combined total of £150 per award category, and should ideally focus on helping to support applicants career progress in some way, or promote the field of energy geographies

  • Announce winners of dissertation prize, email them their feedback and certificates, including their supervisors in email.

  • Inform unsuccessful candidates of the outcome

  • Work to increase the equality, diversity and inclusivity of EnGRG activities

  • Participate in marking student dissertations and postgraduate papers

  • Where possible, attend sponsored RGS sessions

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer (Shared with Raihana Ferdous)

We are constantly looking to improve the equality, diversity and inclusivity of our committee, events and activities. 


Responsibilities:

  • Attend executive committee meetings

  • Promote EDI within exec committee planning meetings and work to identify ways that equality, diversity, and inclusivity can be promoted through the work of the EnGRG

  • Review existing EnGRG arrangements for inclusivity (including processes for allocating awards, timings and content of webinars, and accessibility of website)

  • Assist in the organisation and hosting of annual ‘energy frontiers’ sessions at the RGS annual conference

  • Represent the EnGRG at bi-annual Research Groups Sub-Committee meetings when appropriate

  • Participate in marking student dissertations (and potentially other awards, if additional awards are subsequently offered by the EnGRG)

  • Where possible, attend sponsored RGS sessions

Early Career Representative (Shared, multiple positions open)

Supporting ECRs is a key part of the EnGRG's work. If you are a postgrad and have ideas for how we can better support our ECRs, then get involved!


Responsibilities:

  • Attend executive committee meetings

  • Promote interests of ECRs in research group meetings (potential to think of creative ways to engage and support ECRs within and through the groups’ activities)

  • Find ways to maintain connections with wider ECR community, and to canvas opinions

  • Collaborate with undergraduate and postgraduate representatives to plan events for building skills and showcasing ECR research (potentially including training workshops)

  • Communicate with communications officer to inform them of anything that needs promoting, or events that need RSVP pages made

  • Assist in the organisation and hosting of annual ‘energy frontiers’ sessions at the RGS annual conference

  • Work to increase the equality, diversity and inclusivity of EnGRG activities

  • Participate in marking student dissertations (and potentially other awards, if additional awards are subsequently offered by the EnGRG)

  • Where possible, attend sponsored RGS sessions

Postgraduate Representative (Shared, multiple positions open)

Supporting postgraduate energy researchers is a key part of the EnGRG's work. If you are a postgrad and have ideas for how we can better support our postgrads, then get involved!

​Responsibilities:

  • Attend executive committee meetings

  • Promote interests of postgraduate researchers in research group meetings (potential to think of creative ways to engage and support postgraduates within and through the groups’ activities)

  • Maintain connection with wider postgraduate community through the RGS’s Postgraduate Forum and other channels

  • Collaborate with undergraduate and ECR representatives to plan events for building skills and showcasing PGR research.

  • Organise and host EnGRG PGR session(s) at the annual RGS Mid-Term Conference (usually in April)

  • Communicate with communications officer to inform them of anything that needs promoting, or events that need RSVP pages made

  • Participate in marking student dissertations (and potentially other awards, if additional awards are subsequently offered by the EnGRG)

  • Assist in the organisation and hosting of annual ‘energy frontiers’ sessions at the RGS annual conference

  • Work to increase the equality, diversity and inclusivity of EnGRG activities

  • Where possible, attend sponsored RGS sessions

  • Manage and award the bursaries for the mid-term conference (if, as a team, we decide to offer these bursaries again)

General Committee Member (Shared, multiple positions open)

The purpose of this role is to give people the opportunity to get involved more directly (but also more flexibly) with the running of the EnGRG.


Responsibilities:

  • Attend executive committee meetings

  • Volunteer assistance as needed in EnGRG initiatives

  • Work to increase the equality, diversity and inclusivity of EnGRG activities

  • Assist in the organisation and hosting of annual ‘energy frontiers’ sessions at the RGS annual conference

  • Participate in marking student dissertations (and potentially other awards, if additional awards are subsequently offered by the EnGRG)

  • Where possible, attend sponsored RGS sessions

Find Out More

Come along to our Exec Positions Q&A event!
(RSVP below)

Exec Positions Q&A
05 Aug, 13:00 BST – 06 Aug, 14:00 BST
Zoom