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As I’ve been mentioning, there are a number of changes at the DSU which are going down this week. If people are interested, I’ve written a report on these changes which is saved in the Senior DSU Rep’s file directory under the blogs tab. This tells you what the DSU’s ‘Standing Orders’ are, how they are going to be changing, and what the positive and negative points are.
As this is something which DSU Council is going to vote on this week, should you have any points to raise or should you be interested in coming along, please drop me an email (if you don’t know what Council is, see the aforementioned document).
By the time you’ve finished reading the two and a half pages, you should know about as much about the DSU as I do. Feel free to give it a read.
posted by thomas galloway @ Mon Jun 18 03:49:24 2012 Share on Facebook RSS Feed
permalink: http://www.dur.ac.uk/grey.jcr/blogs/viewBlog.php?id=9&pId=265 DSU Elections Close at 4pm Today
Only a few hours left to vote in the DSU elections. Grey has dropped a few places in voting numbers. Lets change this and see a surge up the table.
It doesn't take long and provides perfect procrastination:
Here is the manifesto booklet to help you come to a decision:
xxposted by sam batty @ Thu Feb 23 13:03:21 2012 Share on Facebook RSS Feed
permalink: http://www.dur.ac.uk/grey.jcr/blogs/viewBlog.php?id=9&pId=231 Vote now in the DSU Elections- it only takes 40 seconds!!
Do not underestimate the importance of voting in the current DSU elections. The elected candidates will help shape your university experience and aid redevelopment of the DSU building.
What do you want from your DSU?
- More exciting charity events?
- Fight for a better education?
- Greater Welfare service?
- Better accommodation advice?
- A food court?
- A cinema?
- Better society interaction?
- A dance studio?
- A Jazz Club?
- As sports bar?
These are just a few ideas that could be implemented into the new designs of the DSU, and it those that you choose to elect that represent your views and aim to get you what you want out of the your students union. I urge you to vote as these figures, not only have their individual roles but are the figureheads of the Union.
Currently, Grey are in 4th place, lets get this higher and try and beat Collingwood. Very few livers out have voted, this needs to change. It takes just 40 seconds. Lets show the university, that Grey is the best college!!! View the manifestos and vote on the link below.
posted by sam batty @ Tue Feb 21 18:20:04 2012 Share on Facebook RSS Feed
permalink: http://www.dur.ac.uk/grey.jcr/blogs/viewBlog.php?id=9&pId=229 DSU Elections Open- Please vote!!!
Voting for the DSU Sabbatical Elections open at 10am today.
It only takes a minute:
Make sure you vote as these are the people that represent you at the highest level and it is especially important as the student union enters an important period of redevelopment.
We will be sat outside mealtimes till voting closes.
Manifestos can be read on the same link as above. Lets try and get one of the highest college response rates!!!!
xxxposted by sam batty @ Mon Feb 20 12:01:42 2012 Share on Facebook RSS Feed
permalink: http://www.dur.ac.uk/grey.jcr/blogs/viewBlog.php?id=9&pId=226 How about being Grey's next Senior DSU Rep?
Senior DSU Rep
Interested in Politics?
Feel the DSU isn't world class union for a world class university?
Interested in University wide matters?
Want an insight into the redevelopment plans of Durham Students Union?
Enjoy important national education debates?
A member of a university society?
A massive fan of University Challenge?
Enjoy interacting with other colleges?
Like working in a team?
If just one of these questions applies to you, then think about the role of Senior DSU Rep.
What does the role entail?
You are Grey's link to the Durham Student's Union. Representing Grey JCR views on university matters
- Attending Student Representative Council
- Attending Joint Committee- involving DSU Reps from all colleges plus the sabbatical DSU officers
- Organising Grey's University Challenge team
- Being part of Grey's Core Exec and attending meetings every Sunday
- Sitting on a working group for the redevelopment of the Durham Students Union
- Organise voting within college for DSU elections
- Lead a committee of Junior DSU Representatives
- Promote DSU Events
Why be a Senior DSU Rep?
- Gives you a fantastic insight into the university
- Gives you a fantastic opportunity to work in the college system as well
- Represent the views of hundreds of students
- Build on communication and conversational skills
- Looks excellent on the CV
- Get to know people from every college
- Get to go to different college's formals
- Ticket to DSU Freshers Ball
If you have any questions regarding the role, please do not hesitate to email, phone, text or come and see me,
07889199173posted by sam batty @ Fri Feb 17 12:56:47 2012 Share on Facebook RSS Feed
permalink: http://www.dur.ac.uk/grey.jcr/blogs/viewBlog.php?id=9&pId=224 National Student Survey- for finalists only
Hey all Grey Finalists,
Have you filled in the National Student Survey yet? It's pivotal you do, this is your chance to say what you think of your university but also win some money for Grey JCR.
At the moment Grey has the least amount of respondents. This needs to change.
The college with the greatest response rate receives £500 and if this is achieved Grey's Senior Tutor, Ian Spencer, has kindly pledged an extra £100. Last year Grey was given money as we topped the Pee in the pot scheme. The money went to the plasma TV and DVD player in Fountains Hall but also the volley ball net. Just think what even more money could bring, especially in our new JCR.
So please, please fill in the National Student Survey to help the university improve and win some money for Grey JCR. It doesn't take long, just click on this link: http://www.thestudentsurvey.com/
Hope you all had an awesome weekend and enjoyed Barfest.
See you around
Samposted by sam batty @ Tue Feb 7 10:37:06 2012 Share on Facebook RSS Feed
permalink: http://www.dur.ac.uk/grey.jcr/blogs/viewBlog.php?id=9&pId=219 Planet of Sound Launch Night at Studio- Buy tickets
PLANET OF SOUND RETURNS!!!!
TICKETS ARE ONLY £3 AND CAN BE BOUGHT OUTSIDE THE DINING HALL AT MEALTIMES
Planet of Sound has been at the heart of DSU's events for the last 13 years. Now in 2011, Durham's longest running event finds a new home at Studio.
Planet of Sound is the only Friday night event in the City to be run in conjunction with DSU, where almost half your ticket money goes directly towards funding student activities.
The launch night takes place on Friday 14th October and tickets will be like gold dust, so buy yours now!!
The event runs every Friday night during term, with three rooms of great music:
MAIN ARENA: BCM World Tour DJ George Elliott plays retro and Ibixa club anthems
ROOM 2: Cheese!
ROOM 3: Sound Foundation: funk and soul breaks blended with old skool hip hop
permalink: http://www.dur.ac.uk/grey.jcr/blogs/viewBlog.php?id=9&pId=187 LAST CHANCE TO VOTE
posted by sam batty @ Fri Jun 17 15:44:04 2011 Share on Facebook RSS Feed
permalink: http://www.dur.ac.uk/grey.jcr/blogs/viewBlog.php?id=9&pId=176 DSu Referendums: it only takes a minute
Hope you are all well and those who went on the Epic Day out had an awesome time!!!
The two DSU referendums are still being voted on and it is key that those who haven't voted do so.
It only takes a minute!!!
The DSU can really influence your student experience at the university and thus it is key that you vote on the changes being proposed in the constitution as these impact upon you. A brief summary is provided below:
The changes will
1. Increase the number of sabbatical trustees (and therefore officers) from 4 to 5
2. Acknowledge the 10 JCRs that have become DSOs, and change the membership to ensure
the Presidents can sit as student representatives on University Committees
3. Change JCRs to Common Rooms to ensure that we include the support of MCRs in the
4. Expanded the Union’s objects in line with the model SU constitution
5. State that a Student Trustee must be a student at the time of his/her election
6. Shift the provisions of the Union Council into the Standing Orders to ensure flexibility
7. Reduce the quorum of Annual Members’ Meetings as the AMM has not been quorate in
8. Remove the responsibility of the AMM to elect trustees, as these are done by cross campus
9. Add to the membership of the Union any sabbatical officers employed by the Union
10. Include provision for the expulsion of members in line with the model SU Constitution
All you have to do is log in with your ITS name and password and select either, Yes or No.
It only takes a minute!!!
Please vote by clicking through to this link, there is also a referendum on the DSU name change, in order so we can still call Durham Students Union, Durham Students Union: here is a link if you want more information:
Please Grey get voting, lets continue our high voting turnout!!!!!
It only takes a minute!!!
Have a great day,
posted by sam batty @ Thu Jun 16 12:52:26 2011 Share on Facebook RSS Feed
permalink: http://www.dur.ac.uk/grey.jcr/blogs/viewBlog.php?id=9&pId=173 DSU Referendums- Please vote!!!!!
Today sees the start of voting of the referendum on the proposed DSU constitution and the name change of the dormant company named Durham Students Union. It is incredibly important that you guys vote; in the past Grey has had an incredibly high voting turnout with DSU voting. Lets keep it this way!!!!
By clicking on the link below it will take you to the DSU voting page and will give a summary of what you are voting for (just click on the links for more information), you then click on the link at the bottom which says login to vote on the constitutional referendum. Enter your ITS username and password and then follow the instructions appropriately.
Myself and Junior DSU reps will be outside the dining hall all this week during mealtimes until the voting closes this Friday evening. So you can vote there as well. If you have any queries just email me regarding the two referendums or voting itself don't hesitate to email me.
Come on Grey, lets continue the history of high voting turnout!!!!
xposted by sam batty @ Mon Jun 13 11:23:13 2011 Share on Facebook RSS Feed