West Refectory Charging (0708P8)

Status: Lapsed | Zone: Trustee

Passed: 19/05/2008 | Lapsed: 04/02/2014

This policy was discussed at the following meetings:

  •     The recent decision by Business & Community Services to begin charging Union Societies £300 per event to use the West Refectory.
  •     That in the last year, more than 50 Societies have used the West Ref for their events.
  •     That the average annual Society budget is £100, and no matter how it is funded a price tag of £300 per event is far beyond their means.
  •     This charge will render the West Ref prohibitively expensive to student groups and force them to hold their events at other venues off campus
  •     Travel to and from other venues raises serious safety concerns, and means students will end up spending their money elsewhere.
  •     That the decision by B&CS to levy this charge runs against the interest of SUSU members.
  • To mandate Union Officers to lobby B&CS to end the charge.
  • To recommend Union Clubs and Societies to refuse payment of the charge.
    Sorry, there are no Mandates for this policy