Special Interest Groups (SIGs) aim to provide specialised information about a certain topic or theme, or promote development and best practice within a sector. They are voluntary groups, set-up on the understanding that they operate for the benefit of an identified interest group. SIGs may be ephemeral in nature; they can be set up by a voluntary group as a need arises, and disbanded if the topic becomes irrelevant or has matured.
The SIGs have an invaluable role to play in providing real business and educational benefits to members. In particular, SIGs:
SIGs are supported by Council through a SIG Coordinator who keeps abreast of all the SIGs providing a link between Council and SIG. Each SIG is assigned a Council Champion who has a more in-depth understanding of the SIG and its activities so that any issues that either the SIG or Council is facing can be fully explored.
A copy of the current guidance notes for SIGS can be found here.