PhilSoc 2017 Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting 2017

Thursday, 30th March, 2017; 7:30 pm; David Hume Tower (DHT), Lecture Theatre B.

The AGM will take place immediately following the guest lecture by Dr Patrick Greenough.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:


We will be electing the following committee positions for the upcoming academic year 2017/18. There are a large number of roles available and you do not need to have had committee experience before, nor do you need to have been heavily involved in the Society already. However, in order to stand for election, you must be 1) A PhilSoc Member and 2) A Matriculated Student of The University of Edinburgh. If you are not currently a member, you are welcome to join at any point before the AGM begins.

Please find a full description of the positions available here. Whether you would like to run our guest lecture series, gain financial experience, organise socials and parties, tutor students, manage our library, or market the society, there is a role for you! Being on the committee gives you a fantastic insight into how academic events are run and the opportunity to personally communicate and work with philosophers throughout the UK. Of course, it also offers great skills and experience — and it’s fun at the same time!

The following roles will be elected at the AGM.

  • President (Executive Role)
  • Vice-President (Executive Role)
  • Secretary (Executive Role)
  • Treasurer (Executive Role)
  • Chairperson
  • Discussion Group Organiser
  • Reading Group Organiser
  • Academic Support Officer
  • Department Liaison Officer
  • Social Secretary
  • Marketing Officer
  • Webmaster
  • Librarian

If you wish to stand for election, we ask you to prepare a few words about why you would like to stand. This will be followed by elections by secret ballot by all members in attendance. Some of these roles can be available as shared positions.


The following reports from the committee will be presented:

2.1: The President’s Report 2017 (by President Milan Ney)
2.2: The Financial Report 2017 (by Treasurer Tommy Zhang)


In addition to the committee elections, we will be voting on any motions that members would like to bring forward for the coming year. This can include constitutional amendments (please find the current constitution attached). Please submit all proposals to in advance of the meeting.

If you would like more information about being on the committee, please free to contact a member of the committee.