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Biosoc AGM 2018 - Join the Committee!


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The Biology Society AGM 2018 will take place on Thursday April 19th in Arts Tower Lecture room 2 at 7pm.

At this meeting the 2018/2019 committee will be elected.

Being part of BioSoc is incredibly rewarding. It gives you great organisational, teamwork and communication skills. It looks fantastic on your CV and gives you the opportunity to become really involved with your coursemates. More than anything, it's great fun!

The BioSoc Committee organises:
•Loads of fantastic socials
•Tour (In the past we've been to Budapest, Prague and Amsterdam!)
•The end of year Biology Society Ball
•Intra-mural football and netball teams
•Charity events
•Guest speaker events

If you're interested in becoming involved, all you need to do is PREPARE A VERY SHORT INFORMAL SPEECH on what you would bring to the committee/ why you would be appropriate for a certain role and turn up to the AGM next week! Details of the positions available are listed below.

Please note that IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO ATTEND the meeting you are more than welcome to email us with a speech and one of the current committee will read it out on your behalf.

If you have any further questions about the roles please send us an email (biology.society@sheffield.ac.uk).


Even if you are not interested in joining the committee, by attending the AGM you will have the chance to:
•VOTE on who will take over each committee position
•Discuss any new ideas/improvements to the way the society is run


The President is essentially the leader of the committee and gives advice, support and guidance to other committee members. They oversee all of the society activity and often have final say in decision makings. For this role you will need to have good communication skills and be able to delegate jobs to other members. Organisation and people skills are also vital and in addition you’ll be a spokesperson for the society. This role comes with a lot of responsibility but it is also very rewarding.

This role is one for the organised! The secretary is there to ensure things run smoothly. Jobs include booking rooms, writing e-mails (and keeping tabs on the society e-mail account), maintaining membership records, writing meeting agendas and taking minutes at meetings. As you’ve probably guessed, you’ll need good written skills for this position.

The treasurer handles the society finances and keeps track of expenditure & income. Knowing how the society’s funds stand at any given time is important to allow the committee to plan events accordingly. Numerical and communication skills are important and you must be trustworthy. Jobs include applying for annual grants, organising sponsorship or fundraising and overseeing the Ball plans (as this is our most expensive night of the year the Treasurer is an important role).

Academic and Inclusion Officer
This position is responsible for organising academic events within the society such as guest speakers and career seminars, whilst also publicising all departmental events. The role also ensures that disabled, international, postgraduate and timid students are catered for and feel welcome to get involved with society activities.

Publicity Officer
This position is responsible for advertising society events to members and potential members. You’ll design posters, flyers, tickets (etc) for all events and also be in charge of ordering society hoodies. The Activities Fair at the beginning of the year is a key job. Another important part of this role is using the society social media (e.g. facebook events) and maintaining the society webspace on the union page.

Social Secretary – 2 positions available
As a departmental society, socials are the main events that the society puts on. The social secretaries are there to organise the socials, sell tickets and provide opportunities for society members to get to know each other. For this role you’ll not only need to be organised but also have an eye for what makes a good social, good motivational skills and awareness of Inclusion issues.

Tour Secretary
This role is responsible for organising the society’s annual “Tour” abroad. This role requires both organisation and attention to detail as you will be the main point of contact when liaising with travel companies. The tour secretary, when available, also provides additional support when organising society socials.

Charity and Volunteering Officer
This position is responsible for arranging all charity and volunteering events within the society.

Sports Secretary – 2 positions available
You guessed it, as sports secretary you’ll be in charge of the society sports teams.

4th Year Rep
Responsible for ensuring the continued involvement of 4th year students with the society.

Feel free to bring as many (biology) supporters as you like!

We look forward to seeing you all there!