.Representation

Loss of the Fitness Studio (Dairy Box) (0506P15)

Status: Lapsed | Zone: Sports Development

Passed: 06/02/2006 | Lapsed: 04/02/2014

This policy was discussed at the following meetings:

  •  that at times of severe crisis, academic facilities will always come first.  The Union sympathise entirely with those whose lives and work have been disrupted by the fire
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  •       that due to the fire in the ECS (Mountbatten) building the University is looking to create a ‘clean room’ environment within the Fitness Studio (so called Dairy Box)
  •       that the University has given assurances at the highest level, that (a) there is no other, available and suitable accommodation and (b) this cannot be avoided
  •       that the Fitness Studio is extremely heavily used, and by a great number of (primarily) AU clubs (independent survey by Sportrec suggests 2000 people per week)
  •       that the DSR (Sport Rec) and Students’ Union have been requested by the University to “come up with a manageable solution” by better use of (existing) space and better timetabling where possible.
  •       that the University is genuinely in need of providing a ‘clean room’, and that there appears to be no better solution (to that proposed)
  •      it would be counter-productive to work against the University on this issue; indeed we should do everything that we can to support it
  •      it is imperative that its AU clubs should be found adequate and suitable, alternative accommodation due to the loss of the Fitness Studio
  • that the University is genuinely in need of providing a ‘clean room’, and that there appears to be no better solution (to that proposed)
  • it would be counter-productive to work against the University on this issue; indeed we should do everything that we can to support it
  • it is imperative that its AU clubs should be found adequate and suitable, alternative accommodation due to the loss of the Fitness Studio
  • that there is insufficient existing, suitable space, further compounded by loss of Glen Eyre & Stoneham dining halls and the imminent closure of New College
  • that accommodation needs to be sought, elsewhere, to supplement any use of existing, although inadequate facilities
  • that such accommodation (eg school halls, external sports centres and church halls etc) will cost money (probably several thousand pounds) and that this should be met by the University.
  •  to lobby the University to meet all the additional costs incurred in the hire of suitable accommodation, be it internal from University facilities or from external sources.
    Sorry, there are no Mandates for this policy