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This week, as well as trying to keep up to date with the everyday treasurer work (and revision), I have had very productive meetings with both the MCR and CCR treasurers to discuss the financial relationships between the SJCR and its subsidiaries.
I also had a meeting earlier in the week with HSBC regarding our interest in switching our accounts from the Co-op to HSBC and, if everything goes well at the meeting scheduled for the coming week, we should be able to start the switching process very soon.
Treasurer’s Top Tip Number 2: When was the last time you looked at how much you are spending on Direct Debits? Take a look at your bank statements and see if there are any subscriptions, memberships or other reoccuring payments that you can cancel.
That’s all from me,
Hope exams are going well. I’ve just been sorting out pitch bookings for John’s/Chad’s day and Old Boys and haven’t really done anything else exec-related. I also celebrated my 20th birthday this week, whilst having maths exams on the day and the following day, so however bad you’re feeling about exams, I hope my misery makes you feel better about yours. Have a great week! Lots of love,
Hi everyone, Did literally nothing Chair related (I’ll be honest this is likely to be the case for the foreseeable future) Kiran
with our Freps approved by the SJCR, and exam season upon us, we’ve been excitedly counting down the days before we can bring our team together for our first meeting after exams !! – Lauren & Papé
hope you’re all smashing your way through your exams!!
The snacks seem to be going down a treat so I’m hoping that they are providing the necessary motivation! On a side note – while I’m v v happy to keep providing sweets, please tidy up after yourselves. If you take the last one in a pack, just pop it in the bin – v easy!
Other than the usual snack delivery, the most exciting meeting this week was a joint Prescomm and VPcomm (Vice-principals). The largely centred on consent workshops during Freshers week and whether each College is really doing the best it can. In short, the Presidents all agree that more can be done around the topic of consent and instilling a sense of responsibility and awareness in students as soon as they arrive in Durham. Fingers crossed, the VPs felt the same and work can be done in the next few weeks! What was really interesting was that this conversion highlighted the importance of communication between Presidents and College Staff and how important it is for Presidents to be involved in the key conversations. Hopefully going forward, a more collaborative relationship can be built.
The rest of the week was largely spent updating lots and lots of documents and making sure that everything is up to date by the time I leave! (Ahh less than two months left!!) I hope you’ve all had as much of a productive week as I have and remember… Only 20 days left!!
As always – if you ever need a chat, you know where to find me! (in my flat doing jigsaws) Love Jess
I’m afraid there’s not much to say over here in Comms, exams are now well-underway and so that’s taking all my focus for now, but expect lots of exciting things in post-exams when I have lots of time to spare!
Have a great week,
hope everyone’s got through the first week of exams okay! So it’s another short message from me, just complaining about exams again and seriously questioning my degree choice. Apart from that I’ve had a meeting about ents for johns day which is exciting! Further information about tickets for summer ball and johns day is coming up soon so get excited and watch out for Facebook notifications!!
Sec love, Shree xxxxxx
there is a new tool called Pincident which the SU have created where students can report any Hate Crimes which they have been victim of or witnessed in Durham. The tool will produce a mapping system and allow the SU to see if there are any patterns to the hate crime which occurs in Durham so they can think of ways to prevent the occurrence of it in our University city. The Student Union will be releasing the tool from the 4th of June and the promotions team will be attending John’s Day to give you more information!!