UKLA AGM and Notice of Executive Committee Elections 2019

We look forward to welcoming members to the Association’s AGM which will be held at Sheffield Hallam University on 13th July, 2019


The Agenda and details will be available on the UKLA website nearer the time


Completed nomination forms must be returned to UKLA, Room 9, c/o VAL, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester, LE1 5SN by noon on Friday 21st June, 2019.

UKLA is looking for Executive Committee members with expertise in, and/or enthusiasm for, many different areas which will support the advancement of education in literacy. If you are interested, please consider being nominated for election or nominating a colleague. UKLA is committed to championing diversity, inclusion and representation within all its work. We particularly welcome nominations from candidates who have historically been under-represented within UKLA who identify themselves as BAME, LGBTQ+, or as having a disability.

The Executive Committee takes on a variety of work for the Association. Members of Executive Committee are elected annually. It comprises UKLA Officers and conveners of UKLA’s sub-committees. Remaining places on the Executive Committee are filled by co-opted members. A list of the current Executive Committee and their roles can be found on the UKLA website at

All members of the UKLA Executive Committee are also UKLA trustees. The duties and eligibility of trustees are set out in the Charity Commission Website in guidance entitled The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do.

Executive Committee/trustees serve in a number of ways. The President leads the Association and chairs key meetings; the Hon. Secretary has oversight of UKLA administration and support, and the Hon. Treasurer of UKLA has oversight of financial matters. Executive Committee/trustees also manage the work of the UKLA sub-committees. The sub-committees are: Publications (paper-based and web-based); International; Conferences; Awards; Research; Publicity and Communications.

The final list of Executive Committee nominations for election will be published on the UKLA website after the closing date of noon on Friday 21st June, 2019. Should the number of nominations exceed the vacancies, elections will be by ballot at the AGM. To be nominated, you must be a UKLA member in good standing and must be nominated and seconded by UKLA members also in good standing. If you are interested in standing for election as a member of the Executive Committee and would like further information about what is involved or help in gaining nomination please contact the UKLA Office.

The nomination form can be downloaded below.

Finally, if you are not interested in being nominated as an Executive Committee member, but would still like to become more involved in the work of the Association, please contact the UKLA General Manager at UKLA, Room 9, c/o VAL, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester, LE1 5SN.

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