This year we (the iCU Sabbs) have:
- Sabbatical Elections
Run a set of farcical elections. The ordinary member elections at council were just the start, with lengthy meetings behind closed doors to establish whether mailing list had been used to get votes.
Two DP(F&S) candidates pulled out of the two sets of sabbatical elections, but this was all ?played down?, because we don?t like face..
We have included a newsletter in in felix. This has been a fantastic innovation, allowing the Quad to be filled with shiny non recyclable paper, and providing a superb slip hazard for drunk people leaving the bars.
- Smoking ban
This year we have tried to prevent any ban on smoking in the bars being put in place. The philiosphy of ?greed before student wish? stands us sabbaticals in good light. I mean who elected us? The fact that over 80% of students don?t want to be represented by our views is unimportant
- Graduate Students? Association
Wasted vast quantities of money on a new position in our team, who can?t even produce a report on the people he represents by himself. However we did manage to get him to retake his exams and complete a summer internship for an investment bank. For that he recieves a President?s Award.
- Club Budgeting
We still haven?t managed to devise a budgeting system that works. Oh well. Much easier not to let anyone know what they are getting, then they can't complain.
- Building Masterplan
For ?1.3m the union will be getting a great glass elevator. Also a few doors in the quad, and a piece of staging removed. Sounds look good value? Did we also mention that we asked people what they thought, and then decided to ignore everything, because as sabbaticals we are experts in building design. Not to mention we have chosen a design that will waste as much energy as possible. To top it all, we aren't bothering to get planning permission after all the problems the College got with the Queen's Lawn.
To really upset Rupert, (whom none of us like), we decided to not give him a President?s Award. Then we got council to stop him getting Honory Life Membership too.
- University of London
Had a year to sort this out ? not really done anything. We?ll leave it to next years lot.
- College Centenary
Working with College on plans for next year and how students can get involved.
- Green Week
Despite green week being union led, still don?t recycle plastic skiffs, or other catering and bars stuff.
Made sure that prices continue to rise, to deter any students from the bars. Not even bothered looking at a loyalty card system.
- Finance System & New Clubs
Taken the credit for a new finance system that was bought last year.
- Club & Society Review
Didn?t finish what we started, and said we would complete by March.
- Queen?s Lawn
Jumped on the Queen?s Lawn campaign band waggon after Live! published an article.
- IDEA League
Will be hosting the IDEA league when the majority of students will have left for the summer.