The Graduate Centre for Europe is a postgraduate led initiative moving into its 9th academic year. The chance to run the forum is a priceless opportunity to build leadership skills, develop interdisciplinary postgraduate research at the University of Birmingham and beyond, make important contacts amongst students and academics and of course, boost your CV. The committee is composed of around 10-15 postgraduate students from across several disciplines at the University of Birmingham studying from the Masters to Doctoral level. The forum puts on a series of events including skills sessions, roundtable discussions and an annual conference as well as manages several publications including the Birmingham Journal for Europe. The initiative is led by two Co-Chairs, one for events and one for publications, though all committee members often collaborate on both aspects of the GCfE.
The new Co-Chair (Events) will work with our new Co-Chair (Publications) who already has 2 years of experience with the GCfE, with advice from the two previous Co-Chairs. This is a flexible position and Co-Chairs will be able to determine how many events to run and what type of events to put on in addition to the annual conference which is the flagship event for the forum.
There is the potential to split the Co-Chair (Events) position for applicants who might like to apply as a pair and are feeling particularly ambitious about the programme they would like to run in the 2014/2015 year. To apply for the position or to pose any queries please email Josie (Co-Chair Events 2013/2014) and Gail (Co-Chair Publications 2013/2014) at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 6th.
We look forward to meeting the new faces of the GCfE!