1) Lara has not handed me a resignation and therefore has not resigned.
2) The constitutional issues surrounding the EGM were looked into almost as soon as it occurred. Although people did raise objections, these have been resolved.
3) I have never said "B*gger the constitution". Though I do have problems with people constantly arguing about it and not getting anything done.
4) The person who described me as a "F*ckwit" is, coincidentally, the boyfriend of Lara and the writer of this article. I think it's about time Union officers realised they should keep their private lives and their union duties seperate.
Damn, I missed the fun on this one then! Are there some secret archives somewhere....?
While some might regard the RCSU Vice President's offer of resignation as regrettable, are they not playing into the hands of ICU? If the RCSU believe firmly in their cause, rather than throwing their arms up in the air and abandoning fort, they should dig their heels and get on with petitioning ICU. Superficial threats such as these do not serve to help anyone; in fact I would say that this has probably put their campaign back a few steps..... but then again I am a computing student; what would I know? (Answers short and brief please)
Apologies for a non-short and brief answer but....in reply to your question Paul, my resignation is not playing into the hands of ICU. The full reasons behind my resignation have not been detailed here and mostly have to do with the way student needs were addressed reagrding faculty reorganisation. The lack of student representation, due to time restraints imposed by other 'Union Bods', meant the RCSU had little time to consult and discuss their student needs and wants - and then feedback to higher bodies. What was fed back, was what I felt, not a balanced and justified report and trying to get it changed proved fairly difficult. The feedback I got back from students was negative, and me 'saying verbally' I was unhappy proved fruitless - my resignation actually made people realise that students had not been consulted and when they were, sometimes their voices were not heard. There are many more reasons why I resigned from the RCSU, yet don't really need to be openly discussed here for fear of offending other people, so I'll leave it there...for now.
So this 'superficial threat' did indeed serve its purpose, I am now rid of the Union, have had my say, served a successful time as VP, and am happy.
"So this 'superficial threat' did indeed serve its purpose, I am now rid of the Union, have had my say, served a successful time as VP, and am happy."
I take back my comments......anyone able to achieve the grand feat of removing oneself entirely from the union deserves credit. Sorry, my rather off hand and cynical comments were out of place (too much coursework, enough to drive anyone insane!!!)