THE SATPAL RAM LEARNING CENTRE

In August 2002, students at Sheffield University named a room after their hero, who had already been voted the union's honorary president.

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University of Sheffield Union of Students

 

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF STRATEGY COMMITTEE

HELD ON 2 AUGUST 2002

 

 

Present:  Katie Buckle (Union President) (in the Chair), Kate Willingham (Welfare Officer), Alice Hood (Education Officer), Lihyi Lim (International Students’ Officer), Heather Foster (Women’s Officer)

 

Apologies for Absence:  Vicki Savage (Activities Officer), Alex Carroll

(Finance Officer), James Williams (Sports Officer), Paul Blomfield (Deputy General Manager)

 

In Attendance:  John Windle (General Manager), Stephen Hubbard

(Commercial Development Manager), James Hann (Entertainments & Events Manager) for items 1, 2 and 3 only

 

 

 

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Minutes of the Previous Meeting

 

The minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2002 were agreed as a correct record.

 

External Club Night

 

James Hann introduced a Paper on the option available for the endorsement of an external club night.  Offers of interest had been received from Club Wow, Taking Liberties and Gatecrasher.  Details of the financial and other implications of the offers were discussed.

 

It was agreed to enter into a contract with Gatecrasher for Monday evenings.  It was noted that access to the Club’s Security Log Book and CCTV has been offered as an additional reassurance because of previous problems.  These matters had been discussed with the Club and it seemed there were no current worries, because of action taken by the Club’s management.

 

It was agreed that the President would act as Lead Officer in liaison with the Club.

 

Summer Refurbishments

 

Steve Hubbard gave details of the refurbishment schedules as follows:-

 

Bar One – Budget confirmed at £100,800, commence 5 August 2002

Fusion/Foundry – Commence 5 August 2002

Coffee Revolution – Plans for the refurbishment to be submitted within the next 2 weeks.  It was anticipated that the work would take place in the first 2 weeks of September.

 

Alumni Singapore

 

It was agreed that the Dinner/Dance of the Staff University Alumni in Singapore could use the Union logo in the publicity and tickets for their event.

 

Collaboration with Leeds University Union

 

John Windle introduced a Paper on possible collaboration with Leeds University Union regarding the sharing of a staff post.

 

 

It was agreed that the Partnership programme as outlined in the Paper should proceed and that the President and General Manager draw up a contract, after further negotiations with Leeds Union in order that the arrangement could commence with effect from 1 January 2003.

 

Nursery Refurbishment

 

A Proposal was received for the refurbishment of the Pre-School Annex at the Nursery.  It was agreed that these works be approved at the sum of £9,970 plus fees.

 

Computers for SOURCE

 

A Paper on Increasing Computer Access within SOURCE was received from Kathryne Fraser.

 

It was agreed to purchase 4 additional PCs for the outside area at a total cost of £6,568.

 

Business Plans

 

The Business Plans for the following areas were received and agreed:-

 

Student Advice Centre

Student Representation Support

Sports and Activities Department

Personnel

Children’s Services

 

Advertising Policy

 

It was agreed to consider the proposal that U Sport should be considered as an internal Union service in relation to our Advertising and Sponsorship Policy at our next meeting.

 

Arthur Anderson Learning Centre

 

It was agreed that this room should be named after the Union’s Honorary President and therefore it should be changed to become the Satpal Ram Learning Centre.

 

It was further agreed that a biography of Satpal Ram would be displayed in the room.

 

Intro Week

 

Alice Hood gave details of the meeting that had been held with Marketing regarding Intro Week.  It was agreed that this should be discussed further at a Team Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Windle                                                                                          5 August 2002

General Manager

 


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