No, I’m not talking about JCRC chairs, aggrandize as they might – though with four of last year’s crop in the mix for Sabbatical posts come March, perhaps one or two might buck the trend and finally emulate Canning and Burton’s rise from the ranks of the overworked and un-paid to, well, the ranks of the overworked and underpaid – if you believe the incumbents.
Yep, that’s right, no JCRC Chair has become a YUSU Sabb election since 2007. And the only one who has tried since then is Dave Sharp, who lost to Lewis Bretts last year.
Anyhow, on to the real point of my rhetorical headline – the non-Sabbs.
OTR has hit something of a brick wall here. In fact, bar the Media and RAG (which is a little ironic given current events), my rather limited rumour mill is all out of steam. If anyone out there is collecting non-Sabb rumours for themselves like a bully in the playground, please share some with me.
Still, here’s what I’ve got…
Recent press is unfortunate given that this is the week that the campus fundraising machine should be the toast of the town. Still, possible candidates so far include Charlotte Alexander-Marsh and Suzie Dodd – while many suspect RAG week co-ordinators Joanne Clark and Imogen Stevenson might fancy a crack at it when the week comes to a close at the RAG Bash on Saturday.
All four are on the current committee, as is Tom Hobohm, who cast his net around for a running partner earlier this term, OTR has heard, but has seemingly chosen against a run due to his James JCRC commitments.
YUM Chair – which will be elected alongside the other Officers for the first time this year – is currently a two-horse race, OTR understands, between Laura Connor, of Nouse and YSTV, and Chris Young of Nouse. One wonders how that chestnut might play out in the office come production weekend.
Nominations open on Monday.
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The opinions expressed above are not representative of either those of Nouse, or of YUSU. They are the speculations and personal views of the author who is not a member of the editorial team, and should be treated as such.