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2021/2022 Economics Society Committee ELECTIONS

Do you want to improve your networking, time management and organisational skills, whilst also having fun at the same time?  

If so, it is not too late…The Economics Society are still electing committee members for the academic year 2021/2022 

Committee positions available for 2021/2022: 

  • Head Researcher: Provide in depth information about debate and discussion topics. Create presentations. Help to organise weekly socials and meetings 
  • Treasurer: Keep up to date with finances and communicate with Kent Union. Ensure the society is within the allocated budget. Help to organise weekly socials and meetings 
  • Events Officer: Make bookings and organise events with the help of the committee. Work with the media officer to promote events. Organise annual Economics Summit. 
  • Media Officer: Keep up with social media accounts and emails. Create interactive and engaging content. Design a new logo. Update website with relevant information. 
  • Careers Officer: Communicate with relevant departments to enhance members’ employability opportunities. Organise networking events. Host employability events. 
  • Secretary: Oversee the email account. Take minutes during committee meetings. Contact guest speakers. Sending out weekly emails to members to update them of events. 

The outgoing team have discovered these benefits of being part of an academic committee: 

Joel, President 2020/21: “I’ve been able to get to know some great people, both students and academics! It makes you feel part of the Economics community 😊 you have an opportunity to make a real difference to the experience of Economics students and shape the society!” 

Aliye, Media Officer 2020/21 and President 2021/22: “Having worked on a lot of these projects, I can confidently say that my organisational and communicative skills have developed a lot! Before the society, I did not know much about the speakers and topics, but I was introduced to another world of economics that I am truly grateful for. Everyone should take this opportunity to broaden their perspective and grow as a young adult.” 

Shivali, Secretary 2020/21 and VP for 2021/22: ”Being part of the committee has been a great way to meet new people and feel involved in the Economics community, especially as a new student in COVID times. My confidence has improved, and I’ve gained experience and insights that will stick with me in the future. I would definitely recommend students to apply!” 

Richel, Careers Officer 2020/21: “Being a part of the Economics Society as the Careers Officer has been incredibly rewarding! Not only professionally but personally too. I have had the opportunity to host some fantastic events and it’s been great to see the impact that they have had!” 

Not only will this be a great experience, but it will also look amazing on your resume especially if you have not yet had any work experience.  

Application process: Answer the following questions and send them over to 

  • What experience or qualities make you a suitable candidate for the role you are applying for (max 200 words) 
  • Do you have any ideas for improving the society? (max 200 words)  
  • What is an area of economics that you enjoy? You can use a module or experience in the field that has had an impact on you. (max 200 words)  

Note: please put the position you are applying for in the subject of the email, as well as the title of your document.  

For more information about the Economics Society and the application process, visit their Instagram page: econsocukc