Tallie, Ben and Elle have all just been in touch to let me know that The NUS Governance review has been defeated by a very, very narrow margin - the review needed 717 votes to be passed, but only received a (scarily-close) 692.
I read today on the Epigram's website - the newspaper of Bristol students' union - that the students' union feels they are facing a very real and present danger of their University taking over their Union.
If you're at all interested in students' unions, and their right to remain independent of - and to challenge - their parent institutions, I urge you to read these stories:
Do you ever have one of those days when everything's happening so fast it's impossible to take enough mental notes to remember something for later? I've been having one of those days weeks months, and things are showing little sign of slowing down any time in the near future.
Well, we're here in Blackpool. For some reason I keep calling the place Brighton. More beer needed I think...
We rocked up yesterday after a 5-ish hour drive up the motorway and immediately renamed our hotel Fawlty Towers. I have the pleasure of sharing a room with two other guys - Nick and Gordon - something which I haven't done for a few years.
Now elected, I've been driving a few people potty with hare-brained ideas and half-baked plans which I'd like to see started before the end of this academic year.
One of the less well-known aspects of the campaign trail during elections is that campaigns can only take place during the official campaign period*, which is only five days long, and that there is a limit on how much one can actually spend on campaigning - this year, it's