In previous years, the BSSS student representative elections has been an online vote - how boring!
This year we are changing it up and for the first time ever, we are going to hold the election at our ECR conference in April 2017 - as if you needed another reason to attend?
Candidates will be pitching at the conference and you will plenty of opportunities to get to know them (or grill them!) prior to voting. The new representative will be announced at the end of conference which allows for a 6 month shadowing period between representatives and a smooth transition into 2018.
If you are interested in becoming the 2018-19 student representative, the call for volunteers will open in February (date tbc). I thoroughly encourage you to consider applying as it is an exciting time to be involved with BSSS council ahead of preparations for hosting World Congress of Soil Science IUSS in 2022 and inter-congress events in 2020. More information about the role will be released in February, but if you have any questions don't hesitate to email!
Registration and abstract submission will close January 31st 2017 http://www.soils.org.uk/event/1051