How do I join the GCR Committee?

The GCR has elections throughout the year. Elections for the Executive Committee are held in the Summer Term, while the elections for other positions occur around October when the large intake of new students is complete. However, if you miss the October elections, there are usually vacant positions that will be advertised throughout the year. See below for a list of positions that will be up for election at the next General Meeting. For more info on what each role entails, see here.

Elections will be advertised by email and on the GCR’s various social media accounts. If you decide to run for a position, simply fill in the form below. You will then be required to give a short, two minute presentation at a GCR general meeting. Any questions, just ask our Chair Person, or a member of the Executive Committee!

Thinking of running for a position? Simple, just fill out this form!

The next GM will be on: 29th of January 2023

What else do I need to know?

To run for a position simply submit a manifesto before the deadline (23:59 on Wednesday 25th of January). The Chair will be sending plenty of emails and posts so you’ll hopefully already know when this is. You’ll then need to attend the meeting and give a short speech (or “hust”) about why you want the position and why people should vote for you. There will then be time for questions.

Voting happens online after the meeting and is managed by our steering committee. You’ll find out the results a day or so after the voting closes. If you have any other queries, we recommend getting in touch with the Chair Person!

Roles up for Election:

Exec Committee:

  • Secretary
  • Welfare Officer
  • Comms Officer
  • Clubs and Societies Officer
  • Durham SU Liaison  
  • Bar Steward

Social Committee:

  • Formal Secretary
  • Ball Secretary
  • Video Master
  • Ents Officer
  • DUCK Liaison Officer

Facilities Committee:

  • Sheraton Park Reps
  • Dryburn Reps
  • Eco Rep
  • Gym Rep

Comms Committee:

  • Webmaster
  • Press Secretary

Other Committees:

  • Disability Rep
  • Election Officers
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Induction Officer
  • Deputy Induction Officer
  • Men’s Welfare Representatives
  • Livers Out Representative
  • Disability Representative

Non-Committee Roles:

  • Student Trustee(s)