Nobody turned up to the General Assembly….again

Where did all those hot-headed sports societies go?


Tuesday evening attendance at the union’s General Assembly fell woefully short of the 175 students required to vote on reforms to the Women’s Officer role and other sabbatical positions.

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An empty hall as per

The result comes a month after a whopping twenty-six societies packed out the same venue in order to support the controversial Motion 4, which sought to axe the Women’s and BME positions in their current form.

That motion failed and despite the six hundred who attended then, yesterday’s meeting at the IOE’s Logan Hall tallied just 140 students.

With less than half a per cent of the newly formed UCL Institute of Education’s 35,000 strong student present, the meeting marked three out of the last four such meetings where attendance has failed to reach quorum.

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The Emergency Meeting that followed saw the union council vote through reforms that mean the current set of sabbatical roles remains largely unchanged – although the Democracy and Communications, and Sustainability, Environment and Ethics roles will be merged.

Union Chair Mohammed Fahed, who has presided over just one functioning General Assembly to date, said the result was “admittedly disappointing”.