2018 Elections


The UACES Graduate Forum is an active international network of postgraduate and early-career researchers in contemporary European Studies. It provides important opportunities for development, sharing ideas and networking.

Being a UACES Graduate Forum Committee member will enable you to contribute to the development of postgraduate and early-career activities in European Studies.

In November 2018, we are looking for a new:

The new Committee member and Chair will hold office from 3 December 2018 to 30 November 2020.

Why stand in elections?

Being a member of the UACES Graduate Forum Committee will enable you to make a significant contribution to the development of postgraduate and early-career activities in the field of European Studies and would allow you to:

  • become more involved in the activities of your subject association, UACES
  • become involved in the organisation of events or activities for fellow postgraduate and early-career researchers
  • broaden your network of contacts outside your own institution

Working as a Graduate Forum Committee member helps you develop vital career skills, enhance your CV, and provide an interesting and worthwhile experience.

What do committee members do?

Although allocated specific tasks, all Committee members are required to contribute to the overall work of the Graduate Forum by assisting the Chair and other members with the organisation of Graduate Forum activities, such as the Doctoral Training Academy and Graduate Research Conference.

Tasks include liaising with host universities, inviting speakers, running the call for papers and assessing incoming papers, and communicating with GF members.

Committee members are also involved in the production of UACES's open-access journal JCER, editing the Crossroads Europe blog and assisting with GF publicity and event reports.

Committee members should be able to attend up to 1-2 committee meetings per year and be in correspondence by e-mail regularly.

Role Descriptions

The Committee roles are: Chair; JCER Book Review Editor; Communications Officer; Events Organiser; Early-Career Researchers (ECR) Officer.

Nominations are now open for the following positions:


The Chair is responsible for the overall management of the Graduate Forum (GF). This entails planning and chairing the GF meetings (1-2 per year), ensuring the overall coordination of the GF activities (including events, publications, elections and communications) and overseeing the work of the various GF committee members. The Chair also sits on the UACES Executive Committee – attending 3 committee meetings a year – to represent the interests of UACES Student and Early-Career members and report on the progress of the GF. The Chair works closely with the UACES Office Staff and the Graduate Forum Liaison Officer (a member of the UACES Executive Committee) to fulfil these tasks.

Communications Officer

The Communications Officer will be involved in publicising the activities of the GF, administering the Euro Research List and co-editing the Crossroads Europe blog (in a team of editors). The Communications Officer will work closely with the UACES Digital Communications Manager to coordinate and create interesting content to both inform our existing audience of what is going on but also to expand our reach and online presence.


If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else please download the form below and follow the instructions.

Candidates must read the above role descriptions thoroughly before nominating themselves.

If elected, you are required to join UACES as a member in your own right if you are not already. You cannot represent other members of UACES properly if you are not a member yourself. It is OK to stand for election without being a member, and then join after the results are known.

Elected Committee members will need to sign up to a code of conduct.

Deadline: All nominations must be received by midday (UK time) on Friday 16th November 2018.

Nomination form


Elections Officer

Quincy Cloet is the Elections Officer. Please contact Quincy with any questions about the GF Committee and the elections.

You are welcome to contact outgoing Chair Anna Wambach if you are interested in running as Chair.


Results of the 2017 UACES Graduate Forum Elections...

Congratulations and welcome to our new Graduate Forum Committee Members and thank you to everyone who voted in the 2017 elections.

Click here to view all Committee members.