Category Archives: AGM

Committee changes following the AGM

We have a number of out-going committee members following the most recent AGM.

The Chair, Heike Jöns, thanked Pauline Couper for her exemplary work as HPGRG Undergraduate Prize Coordinator over two terms from 2013 to 2019. She also thanked Thomas Jellis for having built up the new HPGRG website and Twitter account and for looking after these with great commitment and dedication from 2013 to 2019.

The Research Group welcomed Emily Hayes to the committee as Undergraduate Prize Coordinator and, following some discussion, the  role of Website Editor will now be merged with that of the Communications Officer (Michiel Van Meeteren).

We hope to appoint a Postgraduate Liaison Officer in the near future.

Agenda for the AGM at RGS-IBG 2019

13:10 to 14:25, Friday, 30  August,  Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Lowther Room

  1. Apologies
  1. Minutes of 2018 AGM (HJ)
  1. HPGRG Sessions for 2019 (FF)
  1. HPGRG Research Group Guests for 2019 (HJ)
  1. HPGRG Accounts (JB)
  1. HPGRG Dissertation Prize (PC)
  1. HPGRG Membership (FG)
  1. HPGRG Website (TJ)
  1. HPGRG Communications and Newsletter (MvM)
  1. Committee Membership Terms and Elections (HJ)
  1. HPGRG Information Sheet on Job Roles (HJ)
  1. 35th HPGRG anniversary in 2020 (HJ)
  1. Possible Research Group Activities (ALL)
  1. Call for Sessions for 2020 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference (HJ)
  1. Any Other Business

Committee changes

At our most recent AGM, held in Cardiff, we had a number of out-going committee members. Our Chair, Paul Simpson, and Secretary, Isla Forsyth, came to the end of their extended term (2014-2018); our Communications Officer, Vanessa Schofield, reached the end of her term (2015-2018), and our Postgraduate Liaison Officer, Diana Beljaars, stepped down due to no longer being a postgraduate (2016-2018). We thank them for all their work on the committee.

We now welcome our in-coming committee members. Our Chair will be Heike Jöns, who has had a long-standing involvement with the Research Group. In addition, we welcome Federico Ferretti as Secretary, and Michiel Van Meeteren as Communications Officer. We hope to appoint a Postgraduate Liaison Officer in the near future.

Two new committee roles

The HPGRG AGM will take place in Cardiff at this year’s RGS-IBG Annual Conference (provisionally) on Wednesday 29th August 13.10-14.25. In advance of that we are now inviting individuals to express their interest in two committee roles that will become available at the AGM as the current role holders’ terms come to an end. We are looking for a new Chair and a new Secretary for the committee. These positions are both three-year appointments in the first instance, with the possibility of standing for a further three years at the end of that term. Please note, for the positions of Chair and Secretary candidates must be Fellows of the RGS-IBG.

Nominations for election should be made via e-mail to the current Secretary Isla Forsyth and include details of two nominators (which will be verified prior to the AGM). Nominators need not be Fellows/Members of the RGS-IBG or be existing HPGRG committee members.

Nominations must be made by Monday 13th August 2018.

If you have any questions about either role please contact Paul Simpson (current Chair) and / or Isla Forsyth (current Secretary).

Best wishes,
Paul Simpson
Chair HPGRG

 

Agenda for the HPGRG AGM at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2016

13:10 to 14:25, Friday 2 September, RGS-IBG Sunley Room

Agenda

  1. Apologies
  1. Minutes of 2015 AGM (PS)
  1. HPGRG Sessions for 2016 (IF)
  1. HPGRG Research Group Guests for 2016 (IF)
  1. HPGRG Accounts (SK)
  1. HPGRG Dissertation Prize (PC)
  1. HPGRG Website (TJ)
  1. HPGRG Membership update (JB)
  1. HPGRG Newsletter – update (PS / VS)
  1. Discussion of Research Group Activities / Remit (All)
  1. Call for Sessions for 2017 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference (PS)
  1. Committee Membership Terms and Elections (PS)
  1. Any Other Business

Agenda for the HPGRG AGM at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2015

13:10 to 14:25, Wednesday 2 September, Forum – Seminar Room 1, University of Exeter

Agenda

  1. Apologies
  1. Minutes of 2014 AGM
  1. HPGRG Sessions for 2015 (Paul Simpson)
  1. HPGRG Research Group Guests for 2015 (Paul Simpson)
  1. HPGRG Accounts (Sam Kinsley)
  1. HPGRG Dissertation Prize (Paul Simpson)
  1. HPGRG Website (Thomas Jellis)
  1. HPGRG Membership update (Julian Brigstocke)
  1. HPGRG Workshop for 2015 – update (Sam Kinsley)
  1. Discussion of future Research Group Activities (Paul Simpson)
  1. Call for Sessions for 2016 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference (Paul Simpson)
  1. Committee Membership Terms and Elections (Paul Simpson)
  1. Any Other Business