Committee 2018/19

President: Sally MorrittSally Morritt

Hello everyone! I’m Sally, a third year Politics and IR student and I am your President this year. I hope to continue the great work of the Society which has previously won the awards of Best Society on Campus (2017) and PSA National Society of the Year (2018). As well as this, my fabulous Committee and I are doing our best to organise a range of events – social and academic to help fill up your university calendars! I greatly encourage you to get involved with the Society throughout your time at Royal Holloway. The Committee and I look forward to seeing you!

Secretary: Lewis Virgo

Lewis VirgoHello, my name is Lewis, I am a third year politics students and it is my honour to serve as your Secretary. My role will largely be an admin one, but I’ll be looking to branch out and get hands on with this society. The PIR society has given me so much, from amazing opportunities to giving me incredible friends. I encourage anyone to join, get involved in events, go to socials. I can’t wait to be part of a fantastic team that I know will deliver an amazing year! I’m looking forward to meeting you all in September and never be afraid to say hi or get in touch.
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Treasurer: Marwa AhmadiMarwa Ahmadi

Hello Everyone! My name is Marwa, that is Marrrrwa and I’m a third year International Relations student and it is a pleasure to be your Treasurer this year.

As Treasurer of the society I will have general financial oversight over the society’s funds and spending. My role includes financial planning, fundraising, budgeting as well as acquiring new sources of sponsorship. I will be working closely with the rest of the fabulous committee to ensure the financial stability of the society whilst providing all of its members with a range of opportunities and many events, both social and academic, without breaking the bank! I look forward to meeting you all 🙂

Social Secretary: Samantha Allen

Samantha AllenHi! I’m Sam and I’m a third year Politics and International Relations student here at Royal Holloway. In addition to this, I am so excited to be your Social Secretary this year! In this role, I will be planning, coordinating and putting on a wide range of events for you as a society, which will be designed for all students to enjoy. Student life can be a little stressful to say the least so these events are to relax and enjoy yourself in, from Pizza and Politics evenings to SU nights. I encourage as many of you as possible to immerse yourself in the variety of events we have planned for you this year and I can’t wait to see you!

Academic Events Officer: Nina ImminkNina Imminick

Hi! I’m a third year Politics, Philosophy & Economics student and I will be your Academic Events Coordinator for 2018/2019. In my role, I will be responsible for ensuring that the PIR Society delivers a wide range of interesting, informative and thought-provoking to you. Examples in the past have included the Q&A sessions with a Member of Parliament, the annual Emily Wilding Davison Lecture and the inviting of a series of guest speakers onto campus. However, this year the PIR Society will strive to offer you an even more diverse variety of academic events, as well as improving those already in existence. I look forward to welcoming you at one of our events!

Careers Officer: Alexandre de Silva

Alexandre de SilvaHi! My name is Alexandre De Silva and this year, I am going into my second year of Economics, Politics & International Relations. Before joining the committee, I was part during my first year of the 2017/2018 NMUN team which made me meet lots of great people and made me want to be part of the committee this year.

My position in this committee is the one of Careers Officer, meaning that it is my job to organise with this university’s various bodies the career events regarding the PIR students such as Alumni events, CV workshops or anything that will make our brilliant PIR students stand-out and give them the necessary boost and skills for their post-degree life.

 I look forward to meet all the new and returning students, you can find me by looking for the guy who’s pretty much always in Suit! See you soon!

 Online Journal/IT Officer: Thomas SherlockThomas Sherlock

I am a third year Politics & International Relations student and I serve as the Online Journal and IT officer for 2018/19. This role will see me act as Editor-in-Chief for The Despatch Box, the PIR society’s online journal, and manage this very website. The Despatch Box provides a platform for students seeking to write about politics beyond their course syllabus and I hope to enable as many students as possible to contribute. I hope to see many of you sending in articles and applying for our Board of Writers!

Academic Families Officer: Rebecca Walsh

Hi! I’m Becca, a second year Politics and International Relations student and your Academic Families officer. I’m looking forward to welcoming you all to the department and ensuring you have the best first year experience. See you around and feel free to drop me a question anytime!

NMUN Head Delegates: Olivia Boddy and Joshua TroodLiv Boddy and Joshua Trood

Hello! We are Olivia and Josh and we are the NMUN head delegates this year! We are both second years, Olivia studying History and PIR, and Josh studying PIR and we are thrilled to be leading this year’s delegation to New York. NMUN is an amazing opportunity to practice diplomacy, research and public speaking in an international environment – and to make friends and connections at Royal Holloway and all over the world. Our responsibility is to train and lead Royal Holloway’s delegation for our 14th time at New York MUN. We will also both be participating in events run by the committee throughout the year and we can’t wait to meet you all!

LIMUN Head Delegates: Melissa Martin and Harry Axelson

Melissa MartinOur names are Harry and Melissa and we are so excited to be Harry Axelsonyour LIMUN Head Delegates this year! As second year PIR/IR students, LIMUN gives us the opportunity to see the application of our studies in a fun and challenging environment, and we hope you will consider joining our team! We are responsible for building upon past delegations and helping our team be prepared and confident for the conference early next year in 2019. In addition, we are looking forward to helping put on all the events the committee have planned for the year, and we can’t wait to meet you all there!