Cancel Proposed Changes to College Receptions to Allow for Proper Student Consultation.

Cancel Proposed Changes to College Receptions to Allow for Proper Student Consultation.

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Harry James started this petition to The University of York

#SaveOurReceptions

As representatives of the three colleges most affected, we want to inform you of the proposed changes to College Receptions in Alcuin, Derwent, James and Wentworth Colleges. 

The proposed changes are as follows:

Receptions to be closed past 11pm
Receptions to be closed on weekends
Replaced by a mobile service with an unknown response time

At no point during the planning process was a meaningful consultation with the service users (students) attempted. When we attempted to initiate a consultation of our own, we were told to keep the matter confidential until the changes were confirmed. 

These changes come amidst a global pandemic in which student experience and mental health have been so dramatically affected. Whilst we are sympathetic for the need for financial sustainability within university services, there are other areas in which cuts could be made which don’t affect student wellbeing. 

The university must not be allowed to set the precedent of making fundamental changes to the student experience without any prior student consultation. 

We are now publicly requesting that the university withdraws this proposal to allow for proper student consultation on the future of your college receptions.

Ella Dickinson (President of the Alcuin CSAC)

Harry James (Chair of the Derwent JCRC)

Max Stafford (Chair of the James JCRC)

With support from President of YUSU, President of Constantine, President of Goodricke CSAC, President of Halifax CSA, President of Langwith CSA and Chair of Vanbrugh JCRC

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