Notice of Annual General Meeting 2020

As the RGS Annual Conference is not going ahead in 2020, we will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually. This will take place on Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 1600-1700 BST online. Further details regarding how to join the online AGM will be posted later.  There will also be an informal social space after the formal meeting, so please do try to attend if you can. Apologies in advance if your geographical location precludes your participation.

This year the Secretary, Prizes Officer, one Early Career Rep, PGR Rep are coming to the end of their terms, with new members starting after the AGM at the end of September. Please consider standing for the following roles or encourage suitable candidates to do so. Nomination and election will take place during the online AGM. Details of the positions are as follows:

  • The Secretary role is a significant one for the EGRG as it is a coordinating role, taking minutes at meetings, responding to member emails, attending EGRG meetings and helping to coordinate those meetings. Supporting the Chair and Treasurer and playing an important strategic role in the direction of the research group.
  • The Prizes Officer manages our UG and PG prizes, accepting submissions and coordinating judging of the UG dissertations/PhDs (which are shared across the committee). 
  • The Early Career Rep works with the committee leading our strategy on supporting PG and ECR economic geographers.  Work in this area has been increasing through meetings (recently virtual), peer support and the development of a mentoring scheme. There are two ECR reps on the committee, there will be one vacancy this year. 
  • The PGR Rep works with the committee leading our strategy on supporting postgraduate economic geographers, as well as working with the ECR reps and leads on organising the EGRG contribution to the RGS mid-term annual conference. (Note: the EGRG sponsors PGR rep travel, several bursaries and a drinks reception). There are two PGR reps on the committee, there will be one vacancy this year.

Please distribute through your own networks and send expressions of interest/questions to the EGRG Chair at Votes will be made during the AGM. Jennifer Johns’s term as Chair will end in 2021 so if you are interested in the role, please contact Jennifer at the above email address for an informal chat. A formal call will go out in the new year.