What Is Imperial College Union?


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A very brief overview of Imperial College Union, intended for staff. This is still a work in progress!

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    1. 1. Imperial College Union The basics!
    2. 2. What is Imperial College Union? <ul><li>The students’ union of Imperial College </li></ul><ul><li>Provides: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A student view on most College committees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impartial welfare advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 300 clubs & societies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A variety of commercial outlets </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Statistics <ul><li>Annual turnover of £3.5m </li></ul><ul><li>54% of all students (UG + PG) are members of a club or society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Probably the largest student activities programme in the country </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. ICU is student-led! <ul><li>Council of ~50 students sets overall policy </li></ul><ul><li>Executive of ~15 responsible for operational policy and resource allocation </li></ul><ul><li>5 Sabbatical Officers manage day-to-day operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elected every year by cross-campus ballot </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Ashley Brown President Jenny Wilson Deputy President (Clubs & Societies) Daniel Hill Deputy President (Finance & Services) John James Deputy President (Welfare) Jonathan Silver Deputy President (Education) Sabbatical Officers
    6. 6. Sabbatical Officers - President <ul><li>Ultimately responsible for the day-to-day management of the Union </li></ul><ul><li>A member of Imperial’s Governing Body, the Imperial College Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And a zillion other committees! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not my personal account please  </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Sabbatical Officers – Deputies <ul><li>DP (Clubs & Societies) </li></ul><ul><li>Rather unsurprisingly, looks after clubs and societies. </li></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>DP (Finance & Services) </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for Union finances and commercial services. </li></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul>
    8. 8. Sabbatical Officers – Deputies <ul><li>DP (Education) </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for the academic reps and education issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>DP (Welfare) </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for campaigns and non-academic issues (e.g. Halls) </li></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul>
    9. 9. Getting in touch <ul><li>To book appointments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Call reception on x48060 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Free/Busy information in Outlook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email Rebecca Coxhead, [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In Outlook, remember to use our role email accounts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We’re in the directory as “<Name> - <Position>”, e.g. Ashley Brown – ICU President </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Staff Team <ul><li>Supported by a staff team of around 30 people </li></ul><ul><li>Led by the Operations Manager, Robin Pitt </li></ul><ul><li>Other people you might come across: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kristine Rajamanikam, Functions Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rebecca Coxhead, Governance & Administration Co-ordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alex McKee, Sponsorship and Communications Co-ordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phil Power, Membership Services Manager </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Union Structure – Faculty Level City & Guilds College Union Faculty of Engineering Royal College of Science Union Faculty of Natural Sciences Imperial College School of Medicine Students’ Union Faculty of Medicine Faculty Unions provide representation, welfare support and events at the Faculty-level.
    12. 12. Katya-yani Vyas RCSU Anil Chopra ICSMSU Faculty Union Presidents Kirsty Patterson CGCU
    13. 13. Clubs & Societies <ul><li>Every club has a chair, treasurer and secretary </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs are split into groups for management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recreational (RCC), Social (SCC), Athletics (ACC), Overseas Students (OSC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Unions also have some clubs, e.g. Engineers Without Borders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And there is a special group for the former Royal School of Mines departments </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Any questions? (Then we’ll go for a tour!)