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BSI committee nominations 2021

Nominations for vacancies on the British Society for Immunology's committees open on Monday 22 February 2021. This is a fantastic opportunity to make the most out of your membership and become a more active member of our Society by putting your name forward to serve on one of our committees. 

Positions available

  • Trustees
    • Treasurer (to start July 2021)
  • Forum (non-Trustees, both to start October 2021)
    • Wales Representative
    • Early Careers Representative
  • Congress Committee
    These five roles are open for nomination and they will be selected by the CEO and Congress Secretary
    • General Member x3
    • Early Careers Representative
    • Clinical Representative

The nominations period closes at 17:00 GMT on Tuesday 16 March 2021.

Visit BSI election portal

This year’s election process will again be run by Civica Election Services (CES) to ensure a robust, independent process via a specialist portal. In this portal, you can view more information about the election process, read job descriptions of the positions up for nomination and submit your nomination.

Should you stand for one of the positions?

We encourage applications from BSI members* from all backgrounds, career grades and geographical locations. For most positions, you don't need to have previous experience of sitting on a committee, but you do need lots of enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved to help formulate our activities and policies. 

If you're considering standing for one of the positions available, ask yourself:

  • Are you committed to immunology and to the Society and want to help shape our future?
  • Are you willing to speak your mind and contribute to the voice of immunology?
  • Do you want to get more involved and use your skills and experience to make a difference?
  • Are you happy giving your time, thoughts and energy to represent your fellow members?
  • Can you work collaboratively to support the BSI and promote equal opportunities in immunology?

Watch our video to find out more about why you should consider standing for one of these positions.

What happens next?

Nominations open at 10:00 on Monday 22 February 2021 when you will be able to put yourself forward to stand for one of the vacancies. The nominations period closes at 17:00 on Tuesday 16 March.  If more than one person has stood for a position, that position will then go to elections, which will open on Tuesday 30 March and close on Friday 23 April. The final result will be announced by Tuesday 4 May 2021. 

Please do consider putting your name forward to serve on one of our Committees. If you have any queries, please contact Richard Cantillon.

*You must be a current member of the British Society for Immunology to be eligible to put your name forward for nomination and/or to vote in the elections. Nomination and voting rights are open to all paid categories of membership and honorary members. Please note, this excludes undergraduate members and low-income economy overseas members who do not have to pay a membership fee. 

If you are not yet a BSI member, you can join the organisation by visiting our membership pages. You will be eligible to put yourself forward for nomination if you join the Society by Monday 1 March 2021. You will be eligible to vote in the election if you become a member by Tuesday 13 April 2021.


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