ICU President John Collins encountered his first major crisis on Friday, with a vital support service in the Union failing at a crucial time.
The single most important inhabitant of the ICU offices - the kettle - let the side down badly on Friday afternoon, depriving the Sabbatical Officers of tea.
Collins refused to comment on the effect on staff morale, but stated that "the C&G President has offered to save ICU from impending doom by purchasing a nice new kettle for us".
A crack(pot) team, led by C&G President James Fok, embarked on an epic mission on Sunday to liberate new tea-making facilties from Ikea, along with some furniture.
It is believed a paper may come to Union Council at the start of the year, calling for the censure of the failed kettle.