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BASAS Council Elections 2018

2018 Elections for Council

Members are invited to nominate themselves/others to fill the vacancies that will arise on the BASAS Council effective from November.

This year the vacancies comprise the role of Secretary and three further ordinary members of Council. For more details please see below




BASAS Council: Election Notice for Open Seats

We are seeking nominations to fill one officer position and three ordinary positions on the BASAS Council. The position of Secretary and three Ordinary Council members, will become vacant on 1st November 2018.

Through this election, members of BASAS will decide who should fill them when they become vacant. Members who have previously taken part in a BASAS conference are highly encouraged to stand for election.

Nominations from members who have IT or web-based support skills and experience to offer and nominations from the BASAS GEC Community would be especially welcome.

Council members typically take part in the following activities: revenue generation ideas and financial reporting, work on the website and newsletters, co-ordinating research groups and events, potential collaborations with other organisations, membership growth, journal growth, and Association’s governance.

Each new Council member is expected to serve a three-year term. A complete nomination includes a valid nomination of an individual who is nominated and seconded by two BASAS members and includes written consent from the nominee. Nominations will not be considered complete unless the nominee provides a Statement of Purpose of up to 500 words outlining their previous experience with BASAS and what he/she would bring to the Council. Before submitting the nomination, the Statement of Purpose must be made available to those who are nominating/seconding his/her nomination. The Statement of Purpose will be circulated to all BASAS members during the election process.
For the purposes of nomination and election, only individuals whose membership is current will be considered BASAS members. The deadline for submitting a complete nomination is 31st July 2018 by 17.00 hours (UK time).

For further particulars about the election, or to check whether your membership is current, please feel free to contact the Assistant Secretary at Should you wish to make an informal enquiry about becoming a BASAS Council member, please contact the BASAS Secretary at

The nomination forms are accessible via this link