• Nominations are invited for the post of Conference Secretary. The Conference Secretary hosts the next NPC Conference at his/her own institution so this election will decide the venue of the 2003 conference. Nominations will be accepted up to the start of the OGM, but any prospective candidates are invited to submit a manifesto in advance of the meeting. The manifesto should fit on an A3 sheet of paper and should include what support your union and your institution can offer, and how much it would cost to host the NPC Conference there. The deadline for manifestos is the 23rd October.
  • Up for election at the next OGM are NPC representatives to the ILT (Institute of Learning and Teaching), the UKCGE Winter Conference and Eurodoc. If you are interested in standing for these positions, contact the General Secretary or Chair for more details.
  • If you wish to vote at the next OGM, you will need to do two things: Firstly, your institution will need to have affiliated to NPC for the 2002-2003 academic year, either by paying the affiliation fee or bringing a written promise to pay the affiliation fee to the meeting. Secondly, your union will need to nominate you as its delegate member. (A letter from an authorised office bearer from the union will be sufficient.) If you are not sure whether you have been nominated, please contact the General Secretary before the OGM to check.
  • The OGM is likely to include motions on GATS, an NPC Mission Statement and an Equal Opportunities protocol. Amendments to any of these motions will be accepted up to the start of the OGM. If you would like to submit motions on any other matters, the deadline is the 23rd October. Please submit motions if you think there is something NPC should be acting on, otherwise it will be the usual suspects setting the agenda.
  • The next meeting of NPC Wales will be on the 1st of November at Cardiff University.
  • The next meeting of NPC Scotland to be finalised, proposed 15th/16th November.
  • Finally, the NPC executive has agreed that NPC officers should not endorse candidates in NUS elections as NPC Officers. The appearance of any NPC office holder on the supporters list of an NUS election candidate should not be interpreted at NPC's support for the candidate - NPC is neutral in all NUS election.