Hopefully by now you have heard that our AGM is taking place on 4th February … but, what exactly is an Annual General Meeting, or AGM?
It’s essentially an opportunity for our members (that’s you!) to give input into how The Alliance of Pro-Life Students works and operates. Any member can submit a motion similar to how you would at your Students’ Union. It is also super important as it is when we elect new directors. Directors serve for three years (we currently have four directors) and they do everything it takes, with the help of a paid employee, our Student Support Officer, to run APS. From managing our finances to our website to supporting students - they do it all.
We are always looking for new directors and volunteers to join us and to continue to build a community of pro-life students across Great Britain so if you are interested please email our Chairman on email@example.com. Being a director not only looks amazing on your CV (you will be a director of a not-for-profit organisation. Wow!) but also gives you the opportunity to shape the pro-life movement here in Britain and have lots of fun along the way (our strat cons are somewhat legendary…).
To ensure you can vote at our AGM you need to be a member. If you aren’t already a member, then click here.
The general format of the evening will include a fantastic panel speaking on censorship in Higher Education – very topical for this past semester. We will also have a Student Support update and Treasurer update before allowing members to have their say in the running of APS and vote in and approve any new directors. The event is free but please register your interest here.
Our Student of the Year and Society of the Year will also be announced! To submit your nominations for Student of the Year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your nomination and a short blurb about why you think they deserve the prize!
At the end of the AGM we all remain in the pub for networking, chat and of course a few pints.
This year’s AGM will be held on 4th February at 7pm in the Barley Mow, Westminster, London SW1P 2EE.
Pro-Life Student Day; Be Empowered
In more exciting news, we are also pioneering our Pro-Life Student Day; Be Empowered in the afternoon before the AGM.
This is an opportunity for students from across the country to get together and encourage each other as they continue to spread the pro-life message across campuses. We will have inspiring talks, practical workshops and lots of opportunities for students to spend time and get support from one another. We highly encourage anyone that is currently a student, or will be student in September to come along, whether you are already on a pro-life society exec committee, thinking about it, trying to set up a society or just interested in the pro-life student movement then come along!