The HIntSS Board is responsible for the daily management of the programme, between General Assemblies, and is elected by members present at the General Assembly.
What is the Board?
The HIntSS Board consists of those members of HIntSS elected at the General Assembly to administer the programme on a day-to-day basis. Like our mentors, these individuals are volunteers and students at the Faculty of the Humanities. It is possible to be either a mentor or a mentee whilst also being a member of the Board.
The Board meets regularly throughout the year to address any issues may have arisen. Before each semester, its members oversee the recruitment of mentors, the formation of the mentor groups and any other preparatory activities required to make the programme a success. During each semester, the Board provides support and guidance to mentees and mentors alike, whilst organising a calander of events open to all members of HIntSS.
The Board aims to operate in accordance with the Association Charter, which delineates its structure and responsibilities. These responsibilities are often delegated to teams or individuals, according to preference and experience. Some Board members, for example, may be responsible for administration, whilst others oversee external communications and the promotion of our events. Board meetings are typically chaired by the Presidency, who are responsible for overseeing the Board’s activities and serve as a point of contact with the Faculty of Humanities.
Interested in Joining?
We are always in need of more Board members, so, if you are interested, why not stand for election at the next General Assembly? We’re a friendly bunch for the most part and the more experienced members will be pleased to assist our new additions in familiarising themselves with their responsibilities.
Serving as a Board member provides you with not only experience of teamwork and high-responsibility roles, but also value insights into the internal workings of an association. As a volunteer, you are not expected to commit any more time than you are able to and we try to preserve a fun and relatively informal working environment at all times.
Moreover, if you have ideas about how to improve the experience of international students at the Faculty of Humanities, serving as member of the HIntSS Board may provide you with a platform for your ideas, or even a vehicle for their implementation.
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The HIntSS (and QA) Boards
Below is a series of pictures documenting some of our Boards over the years.