Call for New Committee Members!

Dear PGRNS Members,

When we started PGRNS almost a year ago we aimed to bring together a community of gender researchers that could support and learn from each other without the divisions of discipline or university. We also wanted to provide a space where postgraduates could share their research and learn about funding opportunities, upcoming conferences and other events related to gender research. With our growing membership list, new blog, upcoming conference, and successful writing workshop we’ve achieved far more this year than we’d expected to, due in large part to all of you and your enthusiastic participation. We really appreciate everything our members have done this year and we want to keep it going, which is why we are putting out a call for new committee members. We’d love to get some new perspectives, new ideas and new people to take up the mantle so that PGRNS can continue to grow after some of the current committee members need to submit their theses and sadly step down.

Our goal is to have at least six committee members. As a committee member you will be responsible for:

      Running the twitter/email account and blog on a weekly rotation

o   For the blog you do not need to write a post yourself, you can find others to write a post.

o   With six committee members you would be responsible for this once every 6 weeks.

      Writing the newsletter on a monthly rotation

o   Once every 6 months

      Looking for and applying to funding opportunities so we can host more events

      Helping with organising and running events we get funding for  

o   Ideally we’d like to have an annual conference but in general events are up to the committee and we are open to any ideas you might have.

If you are interested please apply by emailing us at with:



      Discipline/Area of study

      Why you want to join the committee (100-200 words)

      One idea for a possible event or way to improve PGRNS

The deadline to apply is Friday 30 June, 2017, 5pm.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions please get in touch.

Best wishes,

Lois Burke, Rachel Davis, Alison McNaughton, Ashley Paton, and Rian Sutton


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