ULU Report in Public Domain
Please find attached a copy of the Report from the ULU Review Group , which will be considered by the Collegiate Council next week. We have today also provided the report to ULU Sabbatical Officers and the Chief Executive, and to the ULU Senate and Trustees. The Senate is essentially the presidents of the College Students Unions, so the Report now has a wide readership.
It will be on the agenda for your meeting on 22 May. (I haven’t attached the numerous appendices at this stage)
I have also added a briefing note on some of the governance issues around the process, which I hope will be of use now, and if/when the process moves forward.
Just for information, we have prepared an outline comms strategy, which heads of colleges are aware of:
Our “headline” points to external enquiries will be
· Highly consultative review over the last 7-8 months
· The core recommendation is that ULU ceases to exist in its present form in summer 2014 BUT that the services and facilities that students value and use – including, for example the pool, gym, shops, cafes, bars, venues, inter-collegiate sports - will continue, with investment and development
· The Review is responding to repeatedly voiced student concerns about ULU’s governance, the legitimacy of its representational role given its elections record, the student interest in getting an effective focus on London issues for all London students
· That a federal student union made sense in the 1950s but not any more
· Wasteful duplication of resources between (appropriate) college provision and out-dated central provision
· No job losses anticipated as a result of the project
Do please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the report or recommendations.
With best wishes
Ms M F Boylan
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