Training Officer – MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Call for Nominations

MeCCSA-PGN is calling for nominations from graduate and postgraduate students interested in becoming our next Training Officer – the available role for this year. As a Training Officer, you will be a member of the Postgraduate Network Executive Committee. The Training Officer is responsible for organising and coordinating the Network’s training events, both at the annual conference and for specific training events. The roles and duties include:

  • Working with the host university to coordinate the training programme for the annual PGN conference
  • Working with PGN members to organise postgraduate training at their home institutions  
  • Researching contemporary issues in postgraduate training  
  • Presenting training ideas to the Network  
  • Reporting to the Chair of the MeCCSA-PGN Committee  


All nominees for the role must be graduate or postgraduate students (Masters or Doctorate level) for their duration on the Committee. To nominate yourself, please email the PGN Chair, Sharon Zheng ( with the following:

  • Name
  • Institution
  • Year of study
  • The role being nominated for
  • A brief statement (maximum 100 words) on your relevant skills/interests (this statement will be included in the public voting form that voters base their decision on)

Deadline for Nomination: Wednesday 18th August 2021

Election Process

Every nomination received will be put forward to the postgraduate community to vote. Any postgraduate student is able to vote (including those who have submitted nominations). In the event of a tie, the current PGN Committee will vote to decide the final outcome. When voting has ended, the Chair will offer the role to the person who received the most votes. If there is only one nomination, the person nominated will be offered the role.

If you have any questions about the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Committee or the role of Training Officer, please contact Sharon with the email address above.

We look forward to receiving your nominations and welcoming a new member to our passionate team.

About the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Committee

The aim of the Postgraduate Network is to bring together postgraduate students in media, communication and cultural studies from different intellectual traditions and cultural backgrounds in order to form networks for research, teaching and learning, as well as ensure peer support.

The Postgraduate Network Committee is comprised of postgraduate students (at both Masters and Doctorate levels) based at universities across the UK. All positions are voluntary and offer excellent opportunities to contribute to enriching the postgraduate community as well as experience being part of the postgraduate arm of the UK’s association in the field of media, communication and cultural studies. Work carried out by the PGN Committee is mostly done remotely (via email, Skype, etc.), though the Committee is expected to attend the Annual General Meeting at our PGN conference (with the upcoming conference planned for September 2021).

Best wishes
MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Committee

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