Many inter-college matches require three separate games to be being played at once. Brasenose College grounds have three courts. However, the third court does not have a net. This is ostensibly because the area is to be used for playing basketball. However, it seems that the area is rarely, if ever used for playing basketball, especially as the basketball hoop (which is itself very damaged) has clearly not been used at all this term.
That the College converts the unused ‘basketball area’ back into a much needed third court
Proposed by: Laurence Ridgway
Seconded by: Emma Attwood
1. The Environment and Ethics Rep is planning to sell Brasenose Canvas bags to members of college
2. Canvas Bags sold well last year
3. Canvas Bags will provide students will a good alternative to using plastic bags for their shopping, which will both reduce the demand for plastic and cut waste (very likely saving the world)
Proposed by Rachel James
Seconded by Jack Ross
In recent years the cost of running Freshers’ week has increased. The Entz budget is currently not large enough to cope with the cost increases and as a consequence the cost of Freshers’ week is being subsidised by the JCR budget.
the optional Entz charge on batels be increased from £4 to £5.50 per term in order to cover the extra costs and that in future all money for Freshers’ week should come out of the Entz budget.
Proposed by Caitlin Page
Seconded by Charlotte Clemson
Scholars and Exhibitioners in Brasenose are put into the top half of the room ballot for 3rd/4th year accommodation Scholars and Exhibitioners are already rewarded with money, a scholars’ dinner and the privilege of wearing a gown and the scholarship should be a reward in itself Brasenose rewards Scholars and Exhibitioners more than most other colleges and very few, if any, award privilege in the room ballot
1. Classicists do not get the opportunity to become a Scholar or Exhibitioner in time for the 3rd year room ballot.
2.There does not appear to be consistency across subjects and years in the award of Scholarships and Exhibitions.
3.Whilst financial incentives are not directly detrimental to other students the room ballot privilege is as it shifts everyone else down the room ballot .
with the permission of college, Scholars’ and Exhibitioners’ privilege in the room ballot be removed.
Proposer: Arvind Singhal
Seconder: Paul Gladwell
Note: This motion is subject to approval by college
AMENDMENT: The committee shall do everything they can to replace it with another reward, particularly paying for gowns.
1.The room ballot is run by the JCR and is part of our constitution
2.The room ballot procedure in the constitution is different from that which was carried out in Michaelmas and will be carried out next Michaelmas
3.It is important that students have a say in the details of the room ballot
change the room ballot procedure in Appendix F of the constitution to the following:
All students will be guaranteed college-provided accommodation through the duration of their undergraduate course and the room ballot will decide the order in which students may pick rooms. The room ballot procedure should be carried out in the order proposed last week .
Proposed by Arvind Singhal
Seconded by Paul Gladwell
1.The issue of the Scholars' and Exhibitioners' Room Ballot privileges has been a contentious one.
2.To remove the privileges punished scholars and exhibitioners; to keep them punished commoners.
3.Arv, Pippa and Paul have worked hard to ensure that all points of view are heard so a compromise solution can be reached today.
4.Hopefully such a solution has been conceived in this JCR meeting.
While discussing the earlier motion it was pointed out that the JCR should recognise those people who benefit it directly, even if it can not materially reward them.
officially and unanimously commends Arvind Singhal, Pippa Farrington and Paul Gladwell and recognises their work on behalf of the JCR.
Proposer: Jonathan Edwards
Seconder: Thomas Lowe
Note: This motion is subject to the outcome of another motion