Some of those answers are very interesting... It would be good to get clarification of the following:
If the NUS conference didn't cost us anything, who paid for our delegates to travel to Wolverhampton?
The problem with the masquerade ball was never that free entry to the Colin Murray event was available (that had been agreed already), but that stewards being PAID by the Faculty Unions were (without ANY AGREEMENT) putting up posters advertising free entry into a different event on almost every surface, including all the windows in the MDH, in the middle of the dinner. Frankly, I would expect a written apology and the stewards to have been provided by ICU for free. If I paid someone to service my car and it came back with the garage phone number painted on the side I'd expect the service for free and the car restored to its original condition (probably with compensation). This issue doesn't seem to have been discussed anywhere.
On the food allergies front, there's a trading forum on 25th November, 5pm in Meeting Room 7 which would be a good opportunity to discuss it.
Where can I get my coffee in the evenings? dBs has very limited opening hours! It is silly that hot drinks are not available in da Vinci's and the Union bar given that these venues have much more extended opening times. I can get coffee anywhere on campus during the day. The Union was, up until recently, the only place to get food or drink in the evenings and unless I am mistaken this is not available from dBs.
Well she seems to be quite uninterested in the water issue - making a stupid flippant comment about kids in Africa as a comparison. Dumb. I suppose that's what happens when a welfare type gets in power - "nothing local level matters when there's so much ill in the world.. boo hoo". F**k that, I want free water back in the JCR!
@ FFS: It's not about Departments, it's about College - the Union should be looking out for things like this as they can liase. It's above year and dep rep level.
Use a tap? What tap? The Library one is always bust and they f**king REMOVED the one in the SAF. Toilet taps - wouldn't trust what comes out of there any more than the c**p spewing from the President's mouth.
I don't understand the problem, if you want water, get it from a tap. Using taps in the toilets is hardly going to kill you, it doesn't need to be from a water cooler. There are far more important things the Sabbs could be lobbying college about. And if you want tea or coffee there's a vending machine in Sherfield or go to a cafe, theres plenty of them around South Ken. If the union bars didn't offer any non-alcoholic beverages I could understand people complain, but there's plenty to choose from!
In reference to the water fountains, I honestly did not know this was an issue when the interview was recorded, and I apologise profusely for coming across as sarcastic. Now that I know this is an issue I have a meeting lined up with the Head of Building Operations to discuss putting water fountains where they can reasonably be expected, but aren?t currently. If you know of places where they were and have now disappeared let me know. Likewise if you want them in places where they haven?t been before, then please let me know.