That time had come again for all the brains and bodies of Royal Holloway to meet again in that ever so changing SU Main Hall, which so many of us know and so many have forgotten, or would rather choose to forget… Despite all that, we had all gathered there to bring change to this university and change is exactly what happened. After an incredibly slow and drawn out start, things were finally being discussed and questions were being thrown, some almost what seemed to be arguing, to our Senior Leadership Team and they had handled themselves in a calm and appropriate manner.
Throughout the hours, the tension appeared to rise somehow as motions were given and then many motions failing. It seems the confusion on the room allocations is still awry and people need to tell the officers when and where it has happened. Despite many bodies within in this university and the plethora of personalities within every society, we are only allowed 16 rooms for rehearsal purposes. Another key point is please have your motion formed before approaching the ‘court’ as there is nothing to discuss if nothing is formed … A fair point and therefore I did also oppose such motions.
All in all it seems we are, still in debate about many things HOWEVER, there is a silver lining through the darker shades of grey, we are going to increase library resources. Ideally, we are looking to ‘encourage’ the university into paying for this and also to increase maintenance grants. This caused a surprising controversy within the room and they were asked to be silenced but nonetheless, we all came together and united, not un-like Braveheart and passed this motion.
The next meeting is on the 3rd March. There was cheering and celebration at the fact that the GM finished inside the 2 hour guillotine!
By Raheem Mir