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Guilds makes Heeps Honorary Member

May 06 2003 18:17
Mustafa Arif
C&G Exec vote unanimously to confer highest award upon the former ICU President.
This photo of Andy Heeps trying to kill Sam Sharpe takes pride of place in the C&G Union offices.

Andy Heeps (for it is he), former President of Imperial College Union, has been made an Honorary Member of City & Guilds College Union. The award is the highest in the Union and this is the first time it has been awarded for a generation (of students).

Mr Heeps, now coming to the end of his long tenure as a student of the Medical School, first got involved in Guilds in 1998 when he was ICU President and decided to sack the entire Executive. He subsequently and took over the running of C&GCU himself. Speaking at Live!?s recent 3rd birthday dinner, the veteran columnist described Guilds as ?not being a proper union? at that time.

The circumstances surrounding Andy Heeps? unprecedented ?takeover? of C&GCU are too long to delve into but involved serious problems with morale and a scandal involving embezzlement of Union funds.

Shortly after Mr Heeps? intervention Guilds began the process of rebuilding under the successive leadership of Hamish Common, Ruben Connolly and Dinesh Ganesarajah. Whilst the characteristically sharp criticism (where due) from the (in)famous Tory was a proverbial thorn in the backsides of the aforementioned past C&G Presidents, his support had a constructive effect.

Speaking of the award, Dan Lehmann, Guilds Honorary Secretary said ?it?s a measure of the man?s great dedication to all students at Imperial College ? engineering or medic.?

The conferment of Honorary Membership is the highest award in C&G Union and has not been made for several years. Under existing policy it is only conferred upon individuals who are not C&G students. No-one is entirely sure when the last award was made since one of the sins of the C&G administration booted out by Mr Heeps was to bin almost the entirety of the Union?s archives.

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May 06 2003 18:48
 

"it's a measure of the man's great dedication to all students at Imperial College ? engineering or medic"

I think he should have said either "engineer or medic" or "engineering or medical"

"engineering or medic" is just wrong on so many levels.

2. amram   
May 06 2003 19:00
 

you can say "oh look he's a medic type of chap" or "oh look yonder he seems like an engineering type of chap"

May 06 2003 20:08
 

Highest Award?? Good for him.

Still think Heeps is a big mouth arrogant git who has no respect for the others.

Here you go. A better compliment from a proper Guildsman.

4. Dan L   
May 06 2003 20:33
 

Mr Sharpe,

I seem to remember saying to Mustafa "Engineer or Medic" when asked for a quote.

Obviously a misquote - such is life..

May 06 2003 21:56
 

No. I wrote down what you said when you said it. Unfortunately I subsequently got bored and put it through the shredder...

6. Sam   
May 06 2003 23:35
 

Whatever he said probably wasn't very interesting or useful anyway ;-)

May 07 2003 00:28
 

"The conferment of Honorary Membership is the highest award in C&G Union and has not been made for several years. Under existing policy it is only conferred upon individuals who are not C&G students. No-one is entirely sure when the last award was made since one of the sins of the C&G administration booted out by Mr Heeps was to bin almost the entirety of the Union?s archives."

Please don't remind me of the previous administrations!

If you would like I could rack my brains and get a list of Honorary Memberships from 1993. Previous administrations certainly can't bin me!

May 07 2003 11:18
 

Rob - so you are still around then? I thought you had moved to pastures new?

May 07 2003 15:15
 

Oh, I have :)

I just pop in every now and then!

10. Sam   
May 07 2003 19:01
 

Oi, Cope...

you're supposed to have gone as well...

(although at least you have a real job ;o)

11. poke   
May 07 2003 23:01
 

well,

if we are going for people who should have gone. sam....

12. Mich   
May 08 2003 11:53
 

I have gone.. .Really I have!!!

13. Mich   
May 08 2003 11:54
 

Though I wouldn't say I had a "real" job... More like a cushy existence - for the moment :-)

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