Focus on Events/Social Committee rep

The Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network needs a solid foundation to continue doing great work. Last year we agreed the Terms of Reference and it’s vital we fill the Committee roles, to best support each other and the University, in a sustainable way.

We have three roles left on the Committee up for grabs, and this post is about the Events/Social position.

What is the Events/Social position about?

This person will organise regular LGBT+ events for Pulse members and the University, working with the Diversity team to ensure open events appear in the University-wide Diversity calendar. These could happen every few months, and be in collaboration with:

  • Faculties
  • Professional Services teams
  • The Student Union
  • Other local or external bodies and groups

A list of previous events can be found here. For example, the last event we held in September was in collaboration with Irwin Mitchell LLP and Stonewall. We already have a few ideas for next year and can’t wait for you to develop these further. You would get support in this role from the Chair and/or other members of the University, in planning and making events happen.

What is the first task?

To organise the Pulse Christmas Social! The tentative date is 6th December, so I’d like to invite anyone with ideas/suggestions to come forward and turn it into a great evening! There has been mention of karaoke, what other ideas do you have?

How do I put my name forward to be on the Committee?

Send your expressions of interest to James Allen by Friday 3rd November. These will be collated and if there’s more than one, then a network vote will take place.

What if I want to help organise the Christmas Social, but not be on the Pulse Committee?

That’s fine too! Contact James Allen by Friday 3rd November and everyone interested in organising the Pulse Christmas Social will be connected together.

What other roles need to be filled?

We also have spaces for Vice-Chair and Secretary. If you’re interested in finding out more about these then check out the Terms of Reference for an overview and contact James Allen with expressions of interest.

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