LIVE BLOG: NSS boycott to be debated at All Student Members Meeting

Hello and welcome to The Lincs live coverage of tonight’s All Student Members Meeting (ASM), which includes a motion on boycotting the National Student Survey (NSS).

Photo: Lincoln SU

Other items on the agenda include the SU’s student venues, and a discussion about the latest suggestions put forward on the SUggestions section of the Student Union’s website.

The meeting takes place this evening, from 6pm, in the Minerva Building (MB1019).

Come back closer to the time for live updates and coverage from the team.

Liam O'Dell Monday, January 30, 201718:07

Good evening and welcome to The Linc’s coverage of tonight’s All Student Members Meeting. Our News Editor Liam O’Dell will be providing live updates throughout the evening on this post, and on our Twitter: @thelinc.

Liam O'Dell Monday, January 30, 201718:13

There is a surprising increase in turnout at tonight’s meeting compared to recent ASMs. Chair Scott Bonner has announced that for the first time this academic year, they have reached quoracy.

Liam O'Dell Monday, January 30, 201718:24

Sports Officer Victoria Goodwin, Psychology School Representative Tommy George and Mature Students Officer Victoria Chambers have just given their monthly reports to the meeting.

Liam O'Dell Monday, January 30, 201718:27

Just under half an hour into tonight’s meeting, Chair Scott Bonner has announced that the ASM has dropped below quoracy.

Liam O'Dell Monday, January 30, 201718:34

Scott Bonner has announced that the ASM has now concluded, but has called for a discussion about quoracy and All Student Members Meetings, saying ‘it’s not working’.

Liam O'Dell Monday, January 30, 201718:45

The conversation has moved on to SUggestions. Scott Bonner said: “We have had over 30 SUggestions in the last months.”

Vice President for Academic Affairs John-Paul Dickie has said ‘the system is obviously working”.

However, Postgraduate Students Officer Bradley Allsopp disagrees: “These [SUggestions] do not necessarily reflect what the student body wants.”

Liam O'Dell Monday, January 30, 201719:04
Attendees at tonight’s meeting are continuing to talk about getting more students engaged.

Michael Daniell said: “Students just don’t care about anything.”

Meanwhile, Connor Delany has suggested a survey to see how many students have seen the SU’s communications about ASMs.
Liam O'Dell Monday, January 30, 201719:15

After a lengthy discussion about SU democracy, SUggestions and student engagement with All Student Members Meetings, tonight’s ASM has come to a close.

Liam O'Dell Monday, January 30, 201719:19

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