2020/2021 committee RECRUITMENt

BUPS is seeking to recruit a new current committee for the 2020/21 academic year. If you would like to make a positive contribution to student life in the Bartlett School of Planning and develop some new skills for your CV and personal development, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of!

Application Process:

  • Please submit approx. 300 words expressing your interest in one of the roles below and why you would make a great addition to the BUPS Committee.

  • Send this to: infobartlettups@gmail.com with the subject line '[name of position] Application 2020/21 - [your name]'


Interviews dates will be announced at a later date and are likely to take place online. 

DEADLINE: Wednesday 20th May 2020

Feel free to approach any of our committee members if you have any questions!



  • Acting as an effective student leader within the department, promoting involvement in BUPS, understanding of urban issues, challenges and opportunities within the BSP student community and ensuring that public/private planning, urban design and real estate interests are catered for

  • Agree effective Committee arrangements and job descriptions with the Director ofUndergraduate Programmes

  • Chair BUPS Meetings and ensure collective decisions are made on strategy, finance, communications and events, taking urgent decisions in consultation with the Committee between meetings

  • Facilitate an effective working relationship with the Bartlett School of Planning, including the Head of School, Director of Undergraduate Programmes, BSP Careers Lead, BSP Office and wider staff, including the approval of spending, events and communications

  • Lead partnership working with student representatives, mentors, RTPI London, external guests and speakers

  • Lead and coordinate the development and implementation of the BUPS Strategic Plan and Events Programme, ensuring our objectives and deadlines are achieved

  • Lead decisions on financial priorities and oversee financial planning and monitoring with the Treasurer

  • Coordinate preparations for and act as lead host at major BUPS events such as debates, talks and parties

  • Coordinate an effective joint approach to marketing and communications via multiple

  • media channels with the Communications Officer

  • Ensure provision for difficult-to-reach groups within the BSP student population

  • Ensure BUPS is responsive to the views and priorities of students and is transparent in its decision making

  • Lead the recruitment of a new BUPS Committee for the following academic year of the society in partnership with the Director of Undergraduate Programmes andUndergraduate Programmes Manager



  • Perform the role of Chair in their absence or resignation

  • Assist the Chair in the leadership and coordination of BUPS including strategy, communications and events programming

  • Assist in inviting external visitors and speakers to events

  • Support HelpHub development in events, research and website updates



  • Take minutes of all Committee Meetings, circulating these to Committee Members and publishing once agreed

  • Manage internal communications and file sharing within the Committee

  • Advise the Committee on event scheduling in line with BSP student timetables and the UCL calendar

  • Develop and administer the BUPS Student Blog, promoting participation from staff students, PhD candidates and partners

  • Secure and coordinate room bookings for events and meetings

  • Respond to BUPS email enquiries in a timely manner

  • Support the organisation and practice events including talks, debates, workshops and educational visits



  • Manage financial planning and budget monitoring, ensuring an effective and efficient utilisation of resources

  • Work with the BSP Office to arrange buying of goods and services, including ongoing website subscriptions and organise expense refunds for Committee Members

  • Advise Committee Members on the expenses process and ensure the itemised receipts are always obtained at off site events

  • Lead coordination of hospitality and catering provision for events, working with theStudent Experience Officer, ensuring catering trigger deadlines are met

  • Support all Committee Members with their responsibilities and operation of events

communications officer


  • Compile and send a high quality BUPS Newsletter, promoting our activities and disseminating external opportunities and news

  • Design, develop and manage the BUPS website, ensuring the information and media content in provides is up to date, high quality and easy to navigate

  • Act as an event photographer and manage production of event content for website

  • Support study skills workshops for graphic design packages

  • Co-Organise social events and activities including parties, quiz nights, treasure hunts and off-site events that bring the BSP student population together make lifelong friendships and promote integration.

  • Co-Administer the BUPS Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts, including arranging event GeoFilters.

  • Co-Respond to BUPS Facebook Messenger messages in a timely manner.

  • Co-Coordinate student led mentoring and support opportunities including during induction and exam time working with Student Mentors.

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