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Great to see you’re interested in becoming a member of the UCTAA Board 2021/22, a.k.a. Board III! On this page, you will find some information on what a Board position entails, how you can apply, and how the new board will be elected.

The UCTAA Board: roles, responsibilities, commitment

The UCTAA Board consists of at least 3 and at most 8 members, who collectively carry the responsibility of leading the association. The Board consists of at least a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Some of the responsibilities of the board – for example organizing a General Assembly at least once per year – are incorporated in our Statutes. Besides those fixed tasks, the Board has the freedom to design their own policies and strategies to carry the association further.

The time commitment required for a Board position depends strongly on the number of members in the Board, but will likely be under 4 hours per week and can be flexibly adapted to your schedule. The Board is elected for the full financial year, starting on September 1st, 2021 and ending on August 31st, 2022. The start of the academic year marks the transition of one Board to the next.

Applying for the Board

New Board members will be elected by the General Assembly. We therefore ask you to prepare a written pitch of max. 200 words with which you convince the GA that you are fit for a Board position. This pitch will be sent to all members as one of the GA documents and will not be read out during the GA. Please send your pitch to board@uct-alumni.nl by June 27th, 19:00. The current Board will not be assessing applications or selecting applicants; we will simply compile all pitches received by the deadline and forward them to the members.

Election Procedure

The Election GA is usually held around the end of the academic year. This year, it will be on July 13th, 2021 at 19:00. At this GA, all present members will cast a vote for each of the candidates (i.e. in favor/against/abstain/blanco). Each candidate receiving a majority of votes in favour will be part of the Board-elect. If more than eight candidates receive a majority of votes in favor, the eight candidates with the largest number of votes in favour are chosen.

Focus points for Board III

To give you a rough idea of what the third board of UCTAA can focus on, we suggest some focus points:

  • Further development of the Member Database on the website
  • Organizing networking events (hopefully in person!)
  • Further develop the relationship with UCT (with focus on data sharing)
  • Starting an External Relations strategy

For further details on the election procedure, please refer to Article 18 in our Internal Rules and Regulations.

We hope to welcome your application in our mailbox soon. See you at the Election GA!