Union’s ‘The End’ event CANCELLED
Turns out no one wanted to go
The planned replacement for the Union's end of year ball has today been officially cancelled due to a lack of ticket sales and overwhelmingly negative feedback from students.
The cancellation was announced this morning by the hosts of the event, VMS Live.
Backlash from students against the proposed event came immediately following the announcement by the union it would not be putting on a traditional 'End of Year Ball', however anger was also generated by virtue of the fact the initial plans would have meant being bussed from venue to venue and the cost.
Following student opposition, five days ago HUU President Osaro announced that all the planned events were to move on campus rather than bits also being hosted at Welly and Polar Bear.
Osaro further explained that the decision to move away from an EOYB was due to falling student " feedback and expectations, ticket sales and student numbers", with an internal review predicting that "running a 2019 event in the same format as 2018, was not financially viable".
In response to the cancellation, the University Union have said they are "saddened that an event we thought would be a great way to mark the end of the year did not get the reaction we hoped for and are sorry this means we are unable to offer an end of semester celebration".
However they have announced that the 2020 end of year party will be planned by a committee of student volunteers in order to provide something students want.
In the mean time, full refunds will be made to the few students who had bought tickets.
If you want to be a part of the voluntary event committee for next year, send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]