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BLOG: JCR Meeting Tomorrow!
JCR Chair
Jared Isaacs

JCR Meetings happen a few times a term and are there for every member of the JCR (this now includes you!). The Executive Committee gives reports of what they have done and what they are planning. Motions are discussed, JCR Officers are elected and Executive Committee positions are husted for. JCR Meetings are not compulsory to attend, however it is the primary way the JCR Exec report to the student body, and where you can have a say in how the JCR functions. Sport/society members are required to sign in so ensure their group receive their allocated budget (10% of members must attend and sign in).

 

Motions?

A motion is put before the whole JCR is discussed and then voted on in the meeting. There are different sorts of motions including Financial Motions or Constitutional Motions. Examples include the passing of our Accounts, the creation of new societies (e.g. Grey Feminism, Grey Disney).

 

JCR Officers?

JCR Officers are elected in the JCR Meeting. Anyone interested in the position stands up in front of the JCR, makes a short speech for why they should be elected and then answers questions. JCR officers include more serious roles, e.g. the International Rep or the Social Treasurer, as well as the more fun roles such as the Keeper of the Grey College Trout or the Commander-in-Chief of the Grey Army.

 

Executive Committee? Hustings?

The Executive Committee are members of the JCR who have been elected to lead and serve the rest of the JCR. Responsible for the day-to-day running of the JCR, they organise events and strive to not only maintain the high standards of the JCR but also to improve it. Those wishing to run for an Exec position need to address a nomination form to the JCR Chair signed by two or more JCR members, a manifesto, and posters if they wish. Campaigning begins once nominations close on the Wednesday prior to the JCR Meeting. During the meeting those running for a position give a three minute speech before answering questions. You can vote in Exec elections via the “Online Services” -> “Elections” tab on the Grey JCR Website. If you’re interested in running for an Exec role, speak to Jared Isaacs the JCR Chair for more information.

Next JCR Meeting: Sunday 19th October

At this meeting, the following JCR Officer positions are being elected:

·         Finalists Representative - representing the views of Finalists to Reps Committee

·         4 members to the Food Committee - bring student views of college food to College catering staff

·         Vegetarian Rep to the Food Committeebring student views of college vegetarian food to College catering staff

·         Students Abroad Reprepresent students living abroad (exchange, Erasmus, modern languages) and pass on relevant JCR issues to them

·         Commander-in-Chief of the Grey Armybe the bastion of Grey College spirit and champion the cause of Grey College around the globe.

·         Ball Treasurer* (Rolled over from 15/06/2014 meeting) – manage the finances of Phoenix Ball

·         4 members to the Finance Committee* (by-election) – review and discuss JCR financial matters

For more information these elections (or any JCR positions) – please contact Jared Isaacs the JCR Chair @ jared.isaacs@durham.ac.uk

posted by jared isaacs @ Sat Oct 18 17:10:22 2014 Share on Facebook RSS Feed
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BLOG: Student Librarians
JCR Services Manager
Bethany Allen

Hi Grey!
We are looking to take on new student librarians to start working in the college library next academic year.
The role involves
- checking out and returning books and DVDs
- covering new books
- helping other students (particularly with the printer!)
And when all that's done, you can do your own work, provided that you stay until the end of your shift.
It's a great position to have, particularly as it is paid!
We're looking for responsiblereliable people who are approachable and happy to help! If you're interested in applying for the role, please fill in the application form which can be found in my uploaded documents, or attached to the accompanying email, and either place it in the Exec pigeonhole, or email it to me (bethany.allen@durham.ac.uk) by 6pm on Tuesday 17th June.
I'm looking forward to seeing your applications! Bethany :) X 

posted by bethany allen @ Fri Jun 13 19:48:10 2014 Share on Facebook RSS Feed
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BLOG: DSU Referendum
JCR Senior DSU Rep
James Crickmore

Alongside the Student Trustee elections happenning this week, there is also a referendum on changes to the DSU's Articles of Association (the constitution.)

There are four main changes:
1. Splitting the members of the Union into 'Student Members' and 'Company Law Members'. This is a change necessary to ensure the Union is compliant with the law!
2. Increasing the number of external trustees from four to five. This is to increase the range of areas of expertise that the trustees cover.
3. Decrease the term of office for external trustees from four years to three years. This is to make the length of office more in line with most other charities.
4. Decrease the threshold for a referendum to pass from 75% of votes in favour to 2/3 in favour. 75% is an unusually high threshold so this change would bring the Union in line with the majority of other Students' Unions.

Voting opens Tuesday 10th at 10am. More information including a detailed explanation of changes and the voting link can be found here.

posted by james crickmore @ Mon Jun 9 13:44:30 2014 Share on Facebook RSS Feed
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BLOG: Exec Minutes Up!
JCR Secretary
Zoe Coxon

Thanks to John for minuting the meeting on May 18th which I could not attend.


Things were quite short due to exams, but items discussed include: the opening of the cafe, the SU motion of disapproval at 'blacking up', various plans for Phoenix Ball, Grey Day and the Sports Day Extravaganza (be excited!) and falling debt to the JCR.

This Sunday just gone was another short meeting. We discussed:
-the outcomes of Trust and College Council meetings
-Student Trustee elections
-Frep applications
-an upcoming welfare campaign

Full minutes will be posted once they've been approved at the next meeting!

posted by zoe coxon @ Fri Jun 6 11:36:12 2014 Share on Facebook RSS Feed
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BLOG: 2013 Accounts
Finance & Commercial Officer
Andy Lucas

Drum-roll please.........


The 2013 end of year accounts have been audited by the external accountants and approved by the trustee board.

Your job, if you choose to accept it, is to approve them at the last JCR meeting of term. They can be found on my blog.

Good Luck to All those still undertaking examinations. 

posted by andy lucas @ Mon Jun 2 13:07:41 2014 Share on Facebook RSS Feed
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