VP Events and Commercial Services (0910P36)

Status: Lapsed | Zone: Trustee

Passed: 13/05/2010 | Lapsed: 04/02/2014

This policy was discussed at the following meetings:

  • SUSU is a student led organisation whose profits go back into the AU, Societies, Media, Community Volunteering, JCR, RAG and other Student Activities.
  • The continuing issues with the Graduation Ball.
  • The £180,000 investment in SUSU Cafe, yet no increase in profit.
  • The consistent poor performance of the Travel Centre, losing over £180,000 over the previous 5           years
  • The new role of Finance and Commercial Sabbatical Officer at Sheffield (Best Students’ Union in the country) and Cardiff who recently made a £100,000 on food initiatives as directed by the new Officer.
  • The consistent poor performance of the Venue, budgeted to lose £90,000 this year.
  • SUSU’s recent acquisition of the Hall’s Bar.
  • Legal Requirement to register as a charity.
  • The lack of accountability of the current Events and Commercial Structure.
  • No student officer is currently responsible for Events and Commercial Activities.
  • The fantastic education a lot of our students receive in business activities.
  • That no Sabbatical Officer is responsible for the Environmental actions of the Union.
  • That the Union Commercial Activities should be accountable to its members.
  • That a Student Officer should direct the Commercial Activities of the Union.
  • That profit raised from Events and Commercial Activities should be reinvested into Students Activities (JCRs, Societies, AU, RAG, and Community Volunteering).
  • That Events should be directed by students.
  • That environmental issues are fundamental and the Students’ Union should act to minimise its impact and promote its members to do so too.
  • That policy motion A1.9 (26 April 2010) ''Restructuring of current Sabbatical Positions'' be repealed.  That the issues and duties regarded in this policy and policy A1.9 be considered as a priority in a review of all sabbatical positions.
  • That the new Sabbatical team conducts and publishes an in-depth review of the benefits and limitations of the current legal structure of the Union.  Currently it exists as a registered charity rather than a limited company and consequentially restricts its own commercial and fund raising activities and those of its clubs, societies and students both on and off campus.
    Sorry, there are no Mandates for this policy