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Union Update


Hi everyone,

I hope those of you lucky enough to have an Easter vacation had a productive break.

Firstly, apologies for the lack of a newsletter 2 weeks ago, and for our website being down for maintenance – unfortunately, the ICU servers had a fault which is currently in the process of being fixed. You should all be able to access the ICSMSU website. Thanks for your patience with this.

The BMA Medical Students Conference took place on 5 & 6 April, and we are delighted to say that the motion presented by ICSM passed with an overwhelming majority. You can read more about our motion
here, as well as accessing full coverage of what was debated at the conference here.

Following on from our protest against BUCS, we strongly urged BUCS to reconsider their position in light of the evident disbelief amongst the medical schools with BUCS’ decision to go ahead with the proposed changes. More recently, The Medical Schools Council also contacted BUCS to express its concern regarding the proposed changes. However it is with great regret that I have to say that BUCS have not been amenable to either of these protests against their proposal and have responded with the following
document. This has left us with no other option but to choose ‘option 1’, under which we will retain our identity as ICSM clubs, albeit playing under Imperial College as our host institution in BUCS leagues. We are currently planning the full implications of this as we speak.

Finally, to end this update on a positive note, I am very excited to announce that the Summer Ball 2013 will be held on Thursday 27th June, so please save this date in your diaries for what promises to be one of the best black-tie events in ICSM history! Tickets will be on sale very shortly so watch this space!


News


ICSM Sports Dinner 2013 in aid of Right to Play

Exclusive earlybird After Dinner tickets on sale NOW for a limited period only!

Get your hands on exclusive earlybird after dinner tickets for one of the most popular events in the ICSM calendar – the ICSM Sports Dinner after party is back at Café de Paris and is guaranteed to be one of the best nights of the year, with exclusive venue access until 3am and fantastic drinks deals all night!

The Sports Dinner after party is open to EVERYONE – you don't by any means have to be a member of a sports club to attend.

Earlybird tickets are VERY LIMITED so buy yours from
here ASAP before they go up to £15! After dinner tickets include 2 drinks tokens on the night.

A contribution from every after dinner ticket sold will be made to Imperial Right to Play.

UH Revue

UH's annual comedy competition is upon us and ICSM needs YOU to show your support! Five medical schools, 20 minutes of sketches each - only one will raise the prestigious Moira Stewart cup. Email fiona.seabrook08@ic.ac.uk ASAP to reserve your ticket. Payment can be made on the door. For more details visit tinyurl.com/uhrevue2013 and join the Facebook event.

Library Update

I’m pleased to inform you that the Fleming Library at St Mary’s is now open, and from the photos I’ve seen, it looks absolutely fantastic so I’d just like to thank everyone that has been involved in the upgrade works.

The library has been completely redecorated and has improved heating, lighting and IT infrastructure. New features include extra computers and study space, two group study rooms, smartboards, a dedicated training room and an internal staircase that provides access to the gallery floor.

The CX Library in the Reynolds building will be open from 10am-5pm over both upcoming May bank holiday weekends (4-6 May and 25-27 May). On the Sundays and Mondays, contract staff will staff the library.

Road resurfacing works – St Dunstan’s Road from 20 May 2013

Road-resurfacing work will be carried out to St Dunstan’s Road (next to Charing Cross Hospital) from 20 May 2013.

More details can be found
here.

Clubs & Societies

Netball
Interclub Netball

Volunteering in Vietnam
Find out more here

Music Society
Society Concert: Around the World in 80 minutes

ICAB
ICAB AGM

Mary's Gyrm
Golden Shaker Competition

UH Revue
Find out more here

To advertise in the next newsletter please contact Megan by 2nd May.

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