News You Might Have Missed: Week 7

A forum, a new BKSS, and a bus departure

By Eliza Croft and Jessica Whiting

Week 7 is at an end, and winter is definitely on the way. If you’ve been too busy enjoying all the public holidays, or sorting out your heating system, here’s the news you might have missed.

Advocacy

The Environment Collective and Clubs Council hosted a forum on Wednesday to discuss the proposed Kambri booking fees. The current plan would see student groups charged hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to use spaces like The Lawn and the Cultural Centre. The forum agreed on a motion to be put to the ANUSA SRC opposing the proposed policy.

The Education Committee met on Tuesday and debated Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) ANUSA is considering setting for the National Union of Students (NUS) in order for ANUSA to accredit. ANUSA representatives will vote on the KPIs at SRC 3 on Tuesday night.

The Education Committee also passed a motion that opposes any venue hire fees set by Kambri to student groups, and discussed the contents of a policy book for the upcoming Federal election. A new logo for the Committee was unveiled.

Campus

The Number 3 bus went through campus for the last time on Friday. Canberra’s new public transport network begins on Monday, and does not include a service that goes down Daley Road. PARSA has announced that ANU will be running a shuttle bus service on campus from Semester 1 2020.

The new Brian Kenyon Student Space (BKSS) opened on Tuesday. Located in the Di Riddell Student Centre, the space is fitted with microwaves and Zip taps for students to use. The space is smaller than when it was in Melville Hall – although perhaps less tainted with memories of exams.

 

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