2014 BFE Committee Elections – Student Liaison

The British Forum for Ethnomusicology is seeking nominations for the position of ‘Student Liaison’ on the BFE committee. This is an important position in the organisation, providing a valuable link to our student membership while offering significant professional experience to the successful candidate.

It is expected that you are a current BFE member, a graduate student resident in the U.K. (preferably undertaking a PhD), and that your term will last from the upcoming Annual General Meeting (4 July) until the AGM in April 2016.

In order to stand for election you must be nominated by a BFE member (other than yourself) and your nomination must also be seconded by another BFE member.

Responsibilities include:

  • attending 2-3 BFE committee meetings each year;
  • staying in email contact with the committee;
  • liaising between the student membership and the BFE committee;
  • organising student conferences and other events;
  • liaising with student representatives from other learned societies (e.g. the Royal Musical Association);
  • sourcing and updating information on the BFE website about ethnomusicology provision in UK higher education.

The role averages approximately two hours per week, though some times are substantially busier than others. All positions on the BFE committee are on a voluntary basis but related expenses such as travel are paid by the BFE.

If you wish to stand for election you must send a proposal of no more than a single side of A4, which will be forwarded to the BFE membership prior to online voting. The proposal should include:

  • your name;
  • your institution;
  • the names of two BFE members, one who has agreed to nominate you and one who has agreed to second the nomination;
  • a statement outlining why you think you are the right person for the position of ‘Student Liaison.’

Nominations must be emailed to the Chair (VillepastourAVatcardiff.ac.uk) by midnight, 15 June 2014.

Online voting will take place from 19-27 June and results will be announced at the BFE Annual General Meeting (July 4 at 13.30pm) during the joint BFE/AAWM conference in London, July 1-4, 2014.

Should you have any enquiries, please email the current Student Liaison, James Butterworth (James.Butterworthatlive.rhul.ac.uk) about the role, or our administrator Fiorella Montero Diaz (bfemail.fmdatgmail.com) regarding the application process.