tudent Parliament took place on Thursday 3rd December and a statement was givendetailing events that occurred at the Execu-tive meeting the night before. For those studentswho did not attend Student Parliament, this is whatwas stated:“Last night the union Executive met for its regular weekly meeting. At this meeting an item of discus-sion was raised by the Union Chair on a constitu-tional interpretation. The specific interpretation was‘that Student Parliament had the power to proposeand ratify policy and/or refer it to the Union Execu-tive’. The Union Chair had sought independent ad- vice from the National Union of Students. The Un-ion executive, through its constitutional authority,challenged the ruling and ultimately overturned itwith 5 votes to 4. As this was a contentious issue a member of theUnion Executive called publically for a motion of NoConfidence at midnight last night in the following officers: Lisa Shah, Chris Moffatt, Malcolm Hunt, Ashraf Khalifa, Hitesh Tekchandani and Nick En-twistle (who was not present at the meeting).Following discussion between Matthew Barker andMalcolm Hunt this public call for a vote of no con-fidence was detracted at 4:30 pm on Thursday 3rdDecember. As a result of the aforementioned ruling this Stu-dent Parliament will not proceed as advertised. Allpolicy ratified by this body today will not automati-cally become Union policy. Instead it will be recom-mended to the Executive, who will make the deci-sion on whether or not it will become policy. Those people who wish to know more about thecourse of yesterday’s executive meeting are invitedto view draft minutes of this meeting. The chair’s motion regarding the part time executiveeffectiveness will be withdrawn from the agenda.Hitesh Tekchandani has formally removed himself as the proposer of the guest ticket motion. I amprepared to open this motion to the floor.If you wish to be the proposer and talk for this mo-tion please approach the help desk.Questions on any of the aforementioned events canbe raised in this forum in Questions to the UnionExecutive”.
Statement by Union Chair on behalf of the Unionat Student Parliament
Issue 13Editor: Sara HadfieldEditor-In-Chief: Elizabeth SimosProduced in USSU,University of Surrey,GuildfordEst. 2008
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A Vote of No Confidence
by Ben Pook, News Editor
The University’s Hospitality Catering Service has sadly chosen to ignore the interests of Surrey students by opening a second Starbucks coffee store on campus. The latest store, which opened last month at thenew Guildford School of Acting building, is a blatantrepresentation of the University’s poor judgment atimproving the quality of catering on campus.Not only is a second Starbucks store completely unnecessary, but yet again the Hospitality Catering Service has failed to deliver tasteful coffee tostudents looking for a worthy morning wake-up call or afternoon pick-me-up. However, the quality of coffeeisn’t the topic of this article. Instead, the University’sfailure to improve the choice of coffee available tostudents and prevent a caffeine-conglomerationrepresents a shocking misjudgement of studentwelfare. The partnership between the University andStarbucks has led to the announcement of plansfor yet another Starbucks coffee store. This thirdstore, which will be located at the new Surrey SportsPark, will “deliver precisely the same StarbucksExperience”. The press release also indicates thatthe store will consist of a “120-seat café area aswell as an outdoor seating area for an additional130 people”.
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Surreybucks Opens Second Coffee Store On Campus
A ‘Vote of No Confidence’ is essentially a voteto determine whether the student population has confidence in an elected individual andtheir abilities to carry out their role.