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nce again, several student societieshave had their budgets frozen afterfailing to attend Societies Standing:
ecently the DGL SecurityServices at the University of Surrey has been criticised aboutthe way they have handled certainsituations. ‘The Stag’ even had anarticle about allegations made bySocieties at events in the livingroom.DGL usually offer a continuedprofessional development trainingon a voluntary basis, once everythree months. However, due tothe number of complaints receivedrecently, a Refresher Training a theStudents’ Union was held on March9 and 16.The DGL staffs are there to keepstudents, staff and members of thepublic safe.It is known that alcohol canmake people not care about theconsequences, therefore, it is theDGL staffs job to guide those whohave consumed a bit too much tosafety and remind them of theconsequences of their actions.This can often mean escortingdrunken people off the premises.When escorting people out,it can take up four DGLs: two toguide the individual out, and twoto ensure they have a way outthrough the crowds and to preventany unnecessary situations. Itis mostly for the safety of theindividual involved and others.All members of DGL are trainedto recognise the warning anddanger signs of given situations.They call this ‘The Ladder of Violence’ and will react inaccordingly in an aid to preventthese events turn into aggressiveor violent outbursts.One of the complaints DGLreceived was in regards to bagsearches. DGL door supervisor hasthe right to make a citizen searchif they have asked permission fromthe person whom they want tosearch.The individual does have theright to refuse, and if they arestill searched, then it becomes acommitted offence.These same laws apply to anycitizen of the UK. The same appliesfor arrest, DGL are allowed to makea citizen’s arrest only.Violence or any force againstsomeone is only to be used byDGL in self-defence; if there ispotential harm to themselves orothers around them. However, thisshould be proportionate and onlyused if necessary.The DGL are an importantservice at the University of Surreythat helps keeps students safe.General Manager of DGLServices, Gio, stated: “DGL Servicesrecognises that in today’s businessenvironment quality, consistencyand professionalism are veryimportant to our customers.“We are committed todelivering an excellent service thatexceeds the industry standard,so apart from the more practicaland serious side to security; weadd style, a smile and good publicrelations skills to complement ourservice.”DGL Services can be contactedeither on 01428608818 or by emailon firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does a DGLSecurity job entail?
By Jyoti Rambhai, News Editor
he 2012 Labour Students NationalConference, commenced inManchester last week on the 25
February. It was a creative affair,with elections, delegates, candidates,motions on everything from ‘oneperson, one vote’ to ‘whether or not tosupport 6K student tuition fees’.The event started on Saturdaymorning, and began with a talk fromthen Chair Olivia Bailey, swiftly movinginto a series of elections for various fulland part time positions on the council,to motions and caucuses on the fourliberations – LGBT, BAME, Women, andDisabled.One person who stood out wasPhil Pocknee, a candidate from HullUniversity, who gallantly stood downdue to the requirement of at least onefemale needing to be elected into aVice-Chair position. He stood down, toallow for the swift passing of Bex Baileyas Vice-Chair, Communications &Policy. It was a show of understanding,and respect for the process and eachindividual candidate – an event I washappy to be representing the Universityof Surrey at.Pocknee’s actions led to questionsbeing raised over the fairness of this,questions of legalised discriminationsagainst men, in favour of women.Which led to the most importantquestions of all: “Why aren’t morewomen more interested in high powerpositions?” Shouldn’t we be addressingthis issue, instead of changing the lawto accommodate for the few womenwho do want high powered jobs, thusalienating men? This is a discussionthat has been prevalent in the newsthis week, as the EU plans a new quota,to push through more women in theworkroom into high powered positions.There were plenty of interestingquestions raised, and interestingdiscussions at the conference, some of the more notable speakers were EstelleHart, and Danielle Grufferty, bothexceptional young women, who madethe conference very enjoyable.
Question of quotas for women’s engagementdominates 2012 Labour Students conference
By Leia Achampong, Contributor
Do>More and the Students’Union bring you the AnnualCelebration of Volunteering
ave you been part of a club or society,been a Freshers’ Angel, worked in StageCrew, fundraised for RAG or volunteeredwith Do>More, been a part of Societies Execor Sports Exec or even Part-Time Union Execor taken part in Sport Relief 2012? If so, comealong to the Celebration of Volunteering torecognise all the good work done this yearby Surrey students. Join us from 6pm inRubix for food, drink, photos with Steve theStag and much more.
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