Any student member of the RMA is eligible to put themselves forward for election to the Student Committee. Prospective candidates are asked to send a brief explanation of who they are and why they wish to put themselves forward for election to the Membership Development Officer. A hustings takes place each year at the RMA Research Students’ Conference at which candidates give a short pitch to promote their candidacy. Votes are then cast both at the Conference and online (for those not at the conference). Up to two ordinary committee members and one student representative are elected to the Student Committee each year.