Student member sought

LONDON FREELANCE Branch has voted to have a new Committee post, that of Student Member. Thanks to our team organising events at journalism schools, we have seen a surge in student membership.

The NUJ Rule Book doesn't allow student members to become full members, meaning they can't vote at Branch meetings or be elected to Committee posts.

So the Student Member will be an observer, ensuring that student members' views are represented at Committee and Branch meetings. They could, for example, have a rôle in planning future LFB recruitment events, such as the one planned - provisionally - for 26 February at the University of Winchester (details to follow).

The Branch can pay travel expenses for Committee members attending Committee meetings.

Elections for the Student Member will be held at the Monday 9 March Branch meeting. If you are student member of LFB and interested in standing, contact a Committee member via www.londonfreelance.org/lfb/contact.html or come to the meeting in person.