While I am grateful to CGCU for my award of full colours I'm somewhat confused as to why Ash Arya (Dep rep - DoC) and Lia Davies (Chem Eng) did not receive at least full colours. They've been head and shoulders above the other Dep reps (including myself)...there are others who perhaps deserve more recognition than they've got...
Guys, as my role as dep rep comes to an end can I say "thank you". I've had great fun being dep rep, and although I am fed up of the meetings and ICU politics - I have been left with an experience to treasure. Good luck to all of you in the future and keep up the good work.
There will always be discontentment with what Colours Committee decide to do. Some will be left out, or under-recognised. Some will be over-recognised. (I for one don't see why I should get any award... as I don't think I have "given service to the Union beyond that expected of any position they hold" which are the minimum requirements for HALF colours.)
But I digress... at the end of the day the thoroughness of the Colours will depend on a) the objectivity of the volunteers who are elected to the committee; b) the willingness of as many members of the Union to submit honest and comprehensive nominations for those they feel deserving.
On the whole, I think this year's colours process has worked quite well. I have had the misfortune to serve on Colours committee for 3 years now and I can honestly say that Nick D. has handled the whole thing much better than any of his predecessors. (Incidentally, he did not get colours.)