President Jack O'Neill brings you an update on what was discussed at Joint Exec, as our Sabbatical Officers discussed various items and received updates from the College Executive team.
We are all finding new ways of working, and current events certainly aren’t putting a stop on all of the work we are doing to represent you! Earlier today, we had a Joint Exec meeting with the College senior team to discuss current issues.
This is our opportunity to discuss various items, and receive various updates from the College Executive team. It happens once every month or so and is a really great space for us Officers to use and lobby for key interests! The meeting is jointly chaired by myself and the Principal, Professor Paul Layzell – so basically, we take it in turns to chair the meetings!
Obviously our meeting today was slightly different as everyone was joining the meeting virtually – an exciting challenge!
First and foremost, we received an update from the College Exec team on the College response to coronavirus. This involved updates on what is happening to core services – such as food outlets, the library, and other facilities – as well as the changes to academic matters. Some of the key points we pushed for were:
We also wanted to update the College on some of the amazing efforts that you are all making to ensure that our community stays strong. Over the last few days, over 1600 of you have joined Royal Hideaway and we have also seen some innovative and engaging ways that you are all keeping in contact and keeping spirits high. This is wonderful to see and keeps us all going!
Come rain or shine, physical meetings or virtual – we will keep representing you!
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