2014 Election

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This years election will start at 2:30 pm on the 26th February (room to be confirmed). Obviously all candidates need to attend but other members should attend to cast their votes. The entire event is quite quick and pretty good fun. You are free to stand on the day if you have not nominated yourself. There will also be some free pizza provided.

All candidate will be asked to give a brief minute speech (nothing taxing) to explain who they are and why they want the role. People are then free to open questions before the candidates are dismissed and voting takes place. Voting is very quick and easy and the entire process is quite quick. The floor will be open to any further nominations if anyone decides they wish to stand for a position on the day.

Once complete there will be free pizza and a few of us will be heading to the union for celebratory drinks.

Positions

President

Role:

  • Oversees the whole society, ensuring that things are always progressing positively
  • Creates a plan for the year, covering activities and their expenditure
  • Prepares agendas and chairs weekly committee meetings
  • Represents the society at Union meetings and with many departments
  • Responsible for the well being of the society

Treasurer

Role:

  • Responsible for handling the annual budget of the robotics society
  • Updates and maintains the financial overview wiki page weekly, ensuring members know the current financial situation
  • Works closely with the rest of the team, advising on all issues regarding expenditure
  • Works with Sponsorship to craft great sponsorship/grant applications

Vice President/Secretary

Role:

  • Assists president in running of the society
  • Ensures that other roles are fulfilled
  • Fills in for other members when necessary
  • Responsible for the society's weekly newsletter
  • Sends out information to the committee about meetings (agenda, minutes)
  • Ensures the society is up-to-date with Union paperwork
  • First point of contact for members' questions.

Projects Manager

Role:

  • Ensures that the society's various projects are progressing well
  • Focusses the society in a way that concentrates our efforts onto a few high-quality projects
  • Works with the treasurer to assign budgets to the various projects

Lab Manager

Role:

  • Ensures that the labs is in good working order, ordering new tools and equipment as required
  • Keeps friendly with the Lab Supervisor and communicates to him our needs for space/facilities
  • Has a keen eye for solutions which improve our tidiness; makes the lab area as subconsciously tidy-able as possible!
  • Generally makes sure our members enjoy the lab and that it's a cool place to hang out

Events Co-ordinator

Role:

  • Leads the events team
  • Ensures we have a nice stream of great lecturers coming to talk about awesome robotics topics with us
  • Responsible for the room bookings, catering and guest hospitality, amongst other things.
  • Organises at social events throughout the year - cinema trips, Maker faire trips etc

Education

Role:

  • Helps and encourages our members to share knowledge and teach eachother
  • Advises students on how to make effective courses for the society
  • Ensures that new members are able to learn what's necessary to become a roboticist

Stand for Election

On the day of the election (26th of February) the floor will be open to anyone who wishes to stand for a position.

Every year ICRS has an election to choose the committee for the year ahead. Please use the links below to either nominate yourself or second someone else who is standing. This year the current President, Thomas Clayson, will be the Returning Officer, and is responsible for ensuring everything is well organised and fair. If you have any questions, then first look in the FAQ section below, and if you can't find your solution there, then email him at thomasalbertclayson@gmail.com

The AGM and elections will take place starting from 2:30pm (room 508). There will be free pizza provided and it will be a great and fun event.

To stand for a position simply click the link below to fill out the form and select positions you wish to stand for. You then need to get two other people to second you by completing the much simpler seconding form below. Anyone in Imperial College can stand for election or second someone.

Nominations are now Closed! Remember - you can stand for a position 'on the spot'

Current nominations are:

President:

  • Julius Sustarevas

Treasurer:

  • Yoshimasa Sano
  • Cheryl Chua

Vice President/Secretary:

  • Julius Sustarevas
  • Yoshimasa Sano

Projects Manager:

  • Adam Heywood

Lab Manager:

  • Arman Amirzhan

Events Co-ordinator:

  • Damien de Mijolla

Education:

  • Edward Burgin

Calendar of Events

  • 7th February - People nominate themselves for positions and get others to second their nominations
  • 21st February - Nominations close and announced to the society
  • 26th February - Elections held at the ICRS Annual General Meeting, 2:30pm (room 508)

FAQs

  • Can I still put my name forward?
Yes. The nomination form can be found here
  • Who can stand for election?
Any members of Imperial College union (all students are automatically members).
  • I haven't been with the society for very long. Can I still stand?
Of course, please do. We have a long hand over period to give you ample time to learn from the current manager of that role.
  • How much work is involved?
Not too much. Being an active member is the main part. You will easily be able to fit it around your university studies.
  • How many positions can I stand for?
As many as you like. However, you may only assume one role, see below.
  • Can I be appointed to more than one position in the committee?
No. If you win the election for more than one position, then you must choose which one you want to take. The position you do not take will be given to the second most popular person standing for it.