6.1 KS handed out the feedback on behalf of Union Groups. BPJ wanted to highlight that most of the issues aren't specifically relating to the CI zone. The first item addressed was the Union Fayre - the fact it was a new event meant a lack of clarity of who had ownership, but now we know who to contact these problems hopefully won't occur in the future.
6.2 DL added he is still unsure what the Union Fayre is for, as we already have Bunfight and Freshers. KS cleared up any confusion by telling everyone the Union Fayre was to introduce Freshers to the Union and show them everything we offer. Surge were selected to take part as they can provide a great atmosphere on the day, and Union Films because they are a service the students could use.
6.3 DL's issue was that he was only notified on Saturday, when the event was on the Monday. There was a lack of clarity about who was asked to invite the groups.
6.4 KS asked DL to give details about who was rude to Union Films, which he provided, but he will also ask Christina Vinothan (CV) for more specific information.
6.5 KS stated no one should feel obligated to do every event.
6.6 NF asked why they weren't given all the information about every event. KS replied by saying there is always something going on every day, and we simply do not have the staff power to fulfil that request. It is very difficult to draw the line between knowing what to send out and what to allow people to find for themselves.
6.7 The next point on the feedback was to do with the Bunfight - DL collected his passes at 8pm as instructed and was under the impression he was able to set up their table. However, he stated that when they went down to set up, the tables weren't even out and the way in which he was spoken to was unacceptable. KS will arrange a meeting to try to resolve any issues.
6.8 The issue with iPads isn't clear, KS booked them 3 weeks in advance.
6.9 DL was unhappy with the fact that they were put in Bar 2, and not in Garden Court with the other Creative Industries societies. Not only that, but all the advertising was wrong and told potential members to go to Garden Court. KS explained this was nothing personal but simply a case of not having enough space in Garden Court to hold everyone, and that media groups had previously expressed prefeerence to Bar 2. DL appreciated this, but it would have been nice if the advertising was accurate and didn't lead people to the wrong place.
6.10 KS assurred everyone that the Chief Executive had been made aware of an issue raised, which DL was satisfied with.
6.11 DL suggested a list of core staff members would be useful for everyone to have if they needed to direct a problem to or suggest who would be best to talk to for advice about a zone. SS added to this by suggesting we brief all societies about who to contact. Different coloured tops might help differentiate between core staff and support staff.
6.12 CP said we need more staff for the Bunfight, as support staff were very much the faces of it this year. More prior planning is required. CC added we would like Garden Court again next year as well as Hartley Suite so we can accommodate all the Creative Industries' groups and societies.
6.13 KS asked the committee if anyone had any issues with merdchandise for the Bunfight or Freshers this year. CE noted that the stress balls for SUSUtv were late and so he couldn't hand them out. BPJ added that Wessex Scene's notepads were also late, along with the Freshers issue of Wessex Scene. KS agreed the lateness of the magazine was annoying and although we always receive proof of receipt, there is no explanation for the lateness.
6.14 KS reminded people to order their clothing earlier if the orders were going to be particularly large. CE is not happy with the service from SUSU when it comes to ordering clothing, he told of how he will spend time researching prices, only to be told not to use that company and he had to go with someone else. CE suggested we strike a deal with one company who can then be our sole supplier, thus making it easier to track down orders if they go awry. He added, the process needs to be sped up and there needs to be more transparency from SUSU around orders.
6.14 The last issue the committee addressed was that DL feels SUSU should approach the students more, as opposed to the students constantly approaching them to ask to be involved with things. KS suggested this might be something to think about in the Student Media Review.