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It’s JCR Bye-election Time!

Do you want to get more out of your time at uni? Think you could apply yourself to shaping your college? Want to add fantastic experience to your CV when you graduate? Pendle, this is your chance!

Pendle College will be holding nominations for a selection of JCR Exec. roles between 10:00 Monday 30th May and 16:00 Friday 3rd June. You will hold the position from Freshers’ Week next year until the full elections towards the end of Michaelmas Term. The opportunity to shadow current JCR members will be available to all electees, so don’t worry about going in blind.

The following positions are up for grabs:

• President
• Vice President (Events)
• Event Officer (x2)
• Vice President (Welfare and Education)
• Women’s Welfare Officer
• Men’s Welfare Officer

If you have any questions for the incumbents, you can find their contact details here.

Here are a few questions we expect people may have:

Can anyone run?

Pretty much! Whether you’re a Pendle fresher or a third year who’s only just moved to the college, the JCR is open to all Pendle students. The only caveat to that is that, obviously, if you will have graduated by next year you are ineligible to run.

What’s the workload like?

There’s not point lying to you: the JCR does bring with it a fairly sizeable workload. You will have to think carefully about whether you would be able to handle both your course and JCR workload before you apply. However, bear in mind these positions are only for one term.

Will getting the position now help me win in the full elections?

There is no rule or guarantee, but having prior JCR experience will be a boost when you run again. Not only that, but this term will help you be sure that the role is right for you, without the full year’s commitment of a full election.

What does role x do?

You can find the full bye-laws for all the roles in Pendle College’s constitution here.