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Graduate Forum Committee

Meet the elected committee of UACES Student and Early-Career Members

The Graduate Forum is run by an elected committee of UACES Student and Early-Career Members. We work together with the UACES Committee of Trustees to organise events and conferences and to represent the voice of graduate and early-career researchers within the Association as a whole. Committee members are elected by members of the Graduate Forum.


Rachael Dickson, Birmingham Law School | @rdicko

"As Chair, I oversee the work of the Graduate Forum and act as its voice on the UACES Executive Committee. I am responsible for coordinating our activities and ensuring we are representing our members effectively. You can contact me with any Graduate Forum queries, including but not limited to ideas for future activities, questions about current activities and feedback/suggestions."


JCER Liaison Officer

Lisa Claire Whitten, Queen's University Belfast | @LisaClaireWhit1

Lisa Claire Whitten


Communications Officer

Olga Litvyak, University of Vienna | @Olgaltv

"As Communications Officer, I manage the EuroResearch mailing list, co-edit blogs for Crossroads Europe and co-run the UACES GF Twitter and Facebook pages. You can reach me at if you have questions related to the mailing list or the GF social media, or want to share useful information about vacancies or events for postgraduate and Early Career researchers in European Studies."


Events Officer (Joint)

Carlos Bravo, IBEI - Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals / UPF Barcelona School of Management | @cbravuna

Carlos Bravo


Events Officer (Joint)

Barış Çelik, School of Politics and International Relations - University of Kent | @fbariscelik

Get involved

Keen to get more involved in UACES and the Graduate Forum?

The Graduate Forum Committee includes the roles of Chair, JCER Liaison Officer, Communications Officer and two Events Officers. The elected UACES members (students or ECRs) are in office for 2 years.


Call for Nominations

We are currently looking for nominations for the roles of Chair and Communications Officer which will start on 1 December 2020 and run until 30 November 2022. Nominations are to be directed at by 25 November 2020.



We will announce the nomination at the virtual Doctoral Training Academy on 27 November and elections will be open. Everyone can cast their vote via a link we will be sharing in due course.

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