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2016 Annual General Meeting of the PdOC Society

6:30 pm Tuesday 14 June 2016

(meet the nominees for the PdOC committee from 6.00pm)

The Audit Room, King's College




All postdocs from The University of Cambridge, Cambridge Colleges and University Partner Institutions are invited to attend the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the PdOC Society. The purpose of the AGM is to report on the activities of the Society for the past year, discuss how PdOC should develop in the next year and elect a PdOC Society Committee for the year ahead (until June 2017).

The PdOC Society

The aims of the PdOC society are to:

  • Represent Postdocs from all Faculties, Schools and Departments at the University of Cambridge and University Partner Institutions (UPIs).
  • Facilitate communication and networking between Postdocs both within the Departments and across Faculties and the wider University community.
  • Provide information and support so that Postdocs can make the most of their time at Cambridge.
  • Create a social and intellectual network for Postdocs throughout the University.

The PdOC Society Constitution states the aims and membership of the PdOC society, explains how PdOC Society functions and elects Officers of the Society.

Invitation to all

The meeting is open to all Cambridge based postdocs and any other members of the University who are interested in the aims of the society. We would like as many postdocs as possible to attend to get the input from a wide cross section of the current postdoc community.

Please register here if you are planning to attend the AGM. This helps us with planning the logistics of the evening!

PdOC AGM 2016 poster - please display in your department

PdOC AGM 2016 slide - please display in your department

AGM Agenda

Proposed Agenda

Unapproved Minutes of PdOC Society AGM 17 June 2015

PdOC 2015-16 Annual Report 

Nominees for the 2016/17 PdOC committee


How to stand for a PdOC committee position VIEW THE COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS HERE 

If you would like to stand for a committee role please complete the nomination form and return to the PdOC Society Secretary  by 5pm on 31 May 2016. Nominations must be proposed and seconded by two other Cambridge postdocs. The new committee will hold their posts for a full year until June 2017 and would be expected to hold a position with the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Colleges or a University Partner Institution for the full year. Full details of the membership of the PdOC society can be found in the PdOC Society Constitution.

2016 Nomination form (MSword) 

Nominations for Committee posts and other agenda items must be received by the PdOC Secretary by 5pm 31 May 2016.

Want to help out but don't want to join the committee

If you would like to help out with specific jobs e.g. organising an event, writing a postdoc guide etc. you do not have to join the committee. Each elected Officer manages a subcommittee and can 'co-opt' new members to this group for specific tasks. If you would like to help with a specific task please contact the relevant committee member. They would be very happy to have your help! Please come along to the AGM to meet the current committee and influence how PdOC will develop over the next year.


Committee roles and further information

The PdOC committee roles are as follows. Thankfully a number of the current committee are willing, if reelected, to continue serving on the PdOC Committee.  Nominations are open for all positions but we have a particular need in the following positions marked with a **. A full role description is available for each position. Please email Maya Ghoussaini (), Joy Warde ( or the current role holder if you would like further information.


  • PdOC President
    Nominees for PdOC president must have served on the PdOC committee for at least 6 months
    Current holder: Maya Ghoussaini 
  • Social and Networking Events Officer** (joint position)
    Current holder: Stephen Kell 
    Current holder: Hannah West 
  • Communications Officer** (newsletter editor, joint position)
    We are seeking one new communications officer.
    Current holder: Paul Bennett 
    Current holder: Severine Mollard 
  • Committee Member without portfolio **(up to 4 positions) 
    Current holder: Clare Simpson, Alice Hutchings, Arne Jungwirth 
** We particularly need your help for these roles as there is no nominee from the current committee