Colchester venue for next NPC meeting on 12/13 November

The next Ordinary General Meeting of the National Postgraduate Committee will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 12 November at The University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ. A location map of how to find the campus is at: http://www.essex.ac.uk/about/find.html with a more detailed map of the campus at: http://www.essex.ac.uk/about/guide.htm

The meeting will start at 1pm with a training session on common problems affecting our postgraduates with the aim of finishing at 6.30 p.m. The OGM will form part of a programme of events including policy workshops on implementing priority campaigns on the Sunday morning and a social event on Saturday night. Youre welcome to join us, whether its just for the OGM or for the whole weekend. In particular, we welcome reps from institutions not presently affiliated to the NPC; this meeting is a great way for you to see what were like and what we do!

Items on the agenda include:
# A discussion of Eurodoc with Dr Francis Vella, President of Eurodoc.
# Planning for NPC Conference 2006
# Elections for the position of NPC Ordinary
Officer and to UKCGE Winter
Conference, Eurodoc Conference
2006, and Mature Students Conference.
# Launch of Priority Campaigns on PG Funding and PGCE Top-up Fees.
# How to measure successful postgraduate support tables and surveys.
# The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator Consultation on a Charity Register, Charity Test, and Consents and Notifications to the OSCR.

Accommodation is available Saturday night but numbers are limited. Email the General Secretary at npc@ npc.org.uk or alternatively try http://www.wivenhoe.gov.uk/Business/accommodation.htm.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Colchester on the weekend 12/13 November.