Thursday, February 07, 2008

Non-Sabbs ditched

The term ahead will no doubt see much more happening within the Union - from rivalry between election candidates, to ridiculousness and perhaps even some action from the Student Council.

The proposed ditching of the non-Sabbatical posts will come before the Council at the first meeting next week. It is thought the 6 part-time unpaid positions will be replaced by two full-time paid positions: VP Communities and VP Equality and Diversity. The current post of Deputy President is also in the offing to be replaced by a VP Communications and Campaigns. The largely inactive nature of this year's Non-Sabbs has been criticised and is thought to have been the catalyst for change. Those current 'duties' of the Postraduate Student Officer will also come under the remit of VP Education.

What do you think of the propsed changes? Was it time for the Non-Sabbs to go?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

With a Woman's Officer who seems unable to speak (or even visit the Union), and a SCA Officer whose version of "Community Action" is to tell people to wind their necks in, I think the Non-Sabs were doomed for the scrapheap after this year.

Perhaps with full-time officers in charge, vital areas such as community, equality and diversity will get the attention they deserve - instead of people merely seeking to improve their CVs.

2/07/2008 1:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the others?

International Students' officer - what has he done??

Caroline Lagan??

Alex Hobson - all group hugs and jumping on the band wagon of the moment.

2/07/2008 6:03 pm  
Anonymous Susie said...

Ditch the sabbs as well!! They are nothing but a waste of money! There is nothing they do which can't be done (and be done better) by a member of staff!

It's nothing but an attempt to exercise already inflated egos and add more to CV's

Let's face it - if they weren't there the union would be a better place for it!!

2/07/2008 10:09 pm  
Anonymous Frank's Sinatra said...

To the above 2 contributors-

Let's not single 1 or 2 of them out - they have ALL been useless!!

But why - God - why do we need more sabbatical officers? What are they going to do???

2/08/2008 12:07 am  
Anonymous Uttah Otobong said...

Who on earth is Artur Magrian?

Has he ever submitted a report or attended a meeting?

2/08/2008 2:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it was about time the non-sabbs disappeared. they have been a waste of space for a long time.

i'm not too sure about the equality & diversity position though, i wouldn't mind seeing a job description to see what exactly comes under their remit.

wat about making another good move and withdrawing from the national unions and saving a bit of money for the SU there as well??

2/09/2008 12:34 pm  
Anonymous Yoshima said...

As poor as this years non-sabbs have been, could they be any worse than last year's SCA officer?

At least this years lot admit their crap. Not like His Holiness Mr. Hannah

2/09/2008 6:57 pm  
Anonymous Sarcasm said...

SCA has really gone down hill since last year....

2/09/2008 7:43 pm  
Anonymous roger said...

wot a waste of students funds

two new officers

get rid of them all!

2/09/2008 11:26 pm  
Anonymous sandra said...

alex hobson is quite good looking but i suppose looks can deceive

but shell have to answer to god one day

2/09/2008 11:27 pm  
Anonymous Shallow Gene Pool said...

"a SCA Officer whose version of "Community Action" is to tell people to wind their necks in"

At least get the accent right if you are going to quote her

it's: whine yer nake'in

2/09/2008 11:28 pm  
Anonymous bob said...

I've heard that Sarah McCaffery is trying to get selected for a Council seat in Lisburn under the Alliance Party

2/09/2008 11:30 pm  
Anonymous Oxford English Dictionary said...


• noun 1 the action or fact of uniting or being united. 2 a state of harmony or agreement. 3 a marriage. 4 a club, society, or association formed by people with a common interest or purpose. 5 (also Union) a political unit consisting of a number of states or provinces with the same central government.

2/10/2008 7:00 pm  
Anonymous Sam Ramdelstown said...

Ohh b nice! Sstop mocking Misss Ssimpson!

Sam x

2/10/2008 9:40 pm  
Anonymous Susie said...

Shallow gene pool aka Helferty - three words POT KETTLE BLACK!!!!

2/10/2008 9:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shallow gene pool - think you're right about sharon's accent! What language is it??

Heard her talking at council on Monday night!!!

All Magherafelt people can't talk like that surely!!!

2/13/2008 8:00 pm  
Anonymous lady boy said...

helferty for president

2/13/2008 9:37 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah McCaffrey has been a member of more political parties than Jim Kirkpatrick and Shaun Woodward combined!

2/17/2008 10:55 pm  

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