We are still accepting applications for the CUES committee until 10 March, 4pm.
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Webmaster & Membership Officer
We are currently accepting applications for all positions on the CUES Committee.
If you are not sure about how to write a manifesto, there is a template here.
Your manifesto should include:
If you're interested in running, but not sure which position to run for, then please get in touch (email@example.com) and one of the current committee members can meet up with you and have a chat about the different roles.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
The President is responsible for arranging meetings of the Committee and overseeing the decision making process. The President is also responsible for the smooth running of the Society in general.
The President must be an existing officer, and be nominated by two members of the outgoing Committee.
The Vice President is the deputy of the President. The two form a team that is responsible for the smooth running of the society and anything that isn't covered by any of the other committee roles especially dealing with sponsors. The tasks that are specifically the Vice President's responsibility are: liaising with associate sponsors, selling sponsorship to new associate and main sponsors, liaising with college societies and organizing stash and goodies. In addition the Vice President always has to be prepared to step in if the President isn't available or if there is any other problem that needs a quick decision.
It is definitely helpful for the person in this role to have prior experience within CUES.
The Junior Treasurer is responsible for all the finances of CUES, from making sure the income from events are deposited and that the bills are paid, to setting a budget at the beginning of the year. The budget provides an overview of what events are planned for the coming year, and their costs and prices to members. Constant contact with the whole committee is vital in order to make sure events run on budget. Furthermore, sponsors and the companies attending the Annual CUES Careers and Placements Fair need to be invoiced. Sometimes it is necessary to speak to the bank, if there are problems with the accounts. Being Junior Treasurer is a great role for the financially minded, as you are involved of all the financial decisions of CUES.
The Junior Treasurer must be an existing officer, and be nominated by two members of the outgoing Committee.
The secretary is responsible for the records of CUES, including taking minutes. The secretary is also responsible for the CUES Bulletin, and therefore for communication between the members of CUES, companies, the Committee and anyone else who wants to reach our 2000+members!
MAGAZINE EDITOR (Two positions)
The next editor of Rolling Stone? Vogue? Horse and Hound? Well, you've got to start somewhere, and you'll be responsible for our in-house magazine The Cambridge Engineer. The editors do everything from sourcing articles, writing editorials, photography and desktop publishing to negotiating printing prices...and organising the committee to distribute all 1000 copies! Following massive improvements in design, print quality and distribution over the past few years, future projects include widening the variety of the content and selling advertising space - both demanding projects, but with significant groundwork in place from the incumbent editors! Lots of fun, creative autonomy, very shiny - and magazines with your name all over them land on the desks of our sponsors, not to mention those publishing houses.
PRESENTATIONS OFFICER (Two positions)
The presentation officers are responsible for contacting various engineering related companies and organising for them to give lunch time (and possibly evening) presentations at the engineering department. They also need to arrange room bookings and food from the department for each presentation. Apart from a large list of companies contacted in previous years, the presentations officers also need to look for new contacts from companies.
EVENTS OFFICER (Two positions)
The Events Officers organise a wide range of engineering-related events over the course of the year. Perhaps the most important of these is the Annual CUES Careers and Placements Fair in Michaelmas term, which last year had more than 35 exhibitors and attracted over 400 visitors. This year, they ran a trip to CCFE in Oxford for 30 people and are arranging other workshops and trips. It's a great chance to be imaginative or finally find a way to run a trip you've been desperate to do for years - previous suggestions have included a visit to CERN and a research trip to southern Spain!
SOCIALS SECRETARY (Two positions)
The social secretaries are responsible for organizing social events throughout the year! We arrange dinners, formal swaps and bowling events just to keep you all entertained. We believe that it is important as a society to get all the engineers together and to just have a laugh! Arranging the events is fun, but attending them and making new friends is even more fun.
PUBLICITY OFFICER (Two positions)
The Publicity Officers are responsible for publicizing the Society's many events, presentations and socials by producing publicity materials such as posters and overhead projector acetates. In addition, this year the publicity officers have increasingly advertised events using Facebook, which has proven effective. It's a great chance to express your creative side!
WEBMASTER AND MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
The Webmaster and Membership Office is responsible for maintaining the current website and adding information to it as needed by other members of the committee. The website incorporates online forms for people to apply for membership as well as for voting in the annual committee elections and payment. The website is also becoming increasingly important for advertising events. The current webmaster implemented a very successful ticketing system, which has been a huge success and will need to be maintained and improved. Management of the membership database also comes under this role.