DRS 2017 Elections
The DRS is holding its annual elections for council members and council officers.
The council is the main vehicle for running and developing the DRS. Council members are experts in their area of research and they also undertake a variety of work for the DRS, for example in forming groups to steer the development of new activities.
Each year half of the members of the DRS council are elected to serve for two years and this year we have to elect 8 members.
We welcome people who have something to contribute across the whole remit of the Society’s activities, and this year we are also particularly interested in people joining us to take on an active role in the following areas:
- Helping with our new online presence and communications strategy.
- Representing the design research PhD community.
These people take the main responsibility for running the DRS and in addition to the Secretary and the Treasurer, are responsible for membership, communications, events, SIGs and internationalisation. These roles are elected annually.
To stand for election you must be a paying member of DRS and you must be nominated by another member. You will also need to provide a statement about yourself in the following format:
- Outline your experience in design research (max 250 words)
- Explain how you will actively contribute to the society (max 250 words).
Nominations must be sent by email to the Hon Secretary, Rebecca Cain at R.Cain.firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon BST on Tuesday 2nd May 2017.
The election will then take place and the results announced at the DRS Annual General Meeting at Nottingham Trent University on 26th May 2017.
If you are interested in becoming an elected council member and would like to know more, please contact the Chair of the DRS Council, Prof Tracy Bhamra at email@example.com