Thanks to everyone who came along to the Open Mic Night last night — a good turnout and some great acts made for a fantastic evening. Here’s some photos for your perusal:
This term’s college IT Committee meeting took place last week — here’s a quick summary of the news/discussion this time around (thanks Kerry!):
The big project! Across the academic year there will be a great increase in WiFi access points in all Tit Hall sites (excl. Clems & Bateman Street) such that all Tit Hall undergrad accommodation next year should have coverage! This is so exciting!!! There is no word yet on the order in which sites will get these access points but look out for a nice big WiFi boost in your room at some point in Lent or Easter term!
There is a movement across the university to get print charging uni-wide, it is currently refined to a college-system. The proposed fix is to introduce a system, in time for next term, where students get a small amount of print credit on matriculation and top-up their print credit online throughout the rest of their time here. Because of this there would be no printing charge on your bill at the end of each term. The advantages are credit ready for any printers across the university, not just TH, and that it is easier to keep a track of your print spends.
A system is being developed such that hopefully at the beginning of next term the white cards that BoHo and Beebs residents currently have will be being replaced with programming on their uni card for greater wallet-space efficiency and to give you fewer things to lose. Those who use the BoHo/Beebs laundry rooms will also be able to have their cards programmed as needed. When this system is ready an email will go round to explain how to get your card programmed.
- Those who have been incorrectly charged for network use due to a mix up on IP addresses should have had their problem sorted.
- Please refill the computer room printers with a full load of paper when it runs out – not just what you need for your one essay print!
Trinity Hall Fellow Jane Clarke has just started up a working group in college concerning how it deals with gender and other equality issues, in view of drawing up an action plan to address any concerns we uncover.
To coincide with this, next Friday will see the first Trinity Hall Feminist Open Forum held in the Terrace Room from 6:45pm.
Jane Clarke has noted that both men and women are welcome to get involved in the working party – indeed, that both are ‘essential’. The exact same policy applies to this forum too. Come with an open mind, sensitivity, and lots of questions and issues to raise.
More details are available on the Facebook event page.
It’s that time again. Pick up your copy of issue 6 in paper form from the plodge or ones-and-zeroes form here.
Firstly: the JCR Committee met last Friday, and the minutes are now up if you want to know what we’ve been/will soon be up to. If you can’t be bothered to read that we’re also planning to send around a more concise version of everything the committee has been up to via email at some point soon.
Secondly: we have a JCR open meeting next week at 6:45pm on Sunday the 17th, in the Terrace Room. We’ll also be holding elections for our new Freps (eep!) and saying a fond farewell to our current Freps (sniffle!). Come along and hear the candidates speak and answer questions, along with brief updates from the JCR Committee on various goings on.
If you want to add anything to the agenda for everyone to discuss at the open meeting, email Kerry by Friday.
Hi all — there’s been some confusion about a few things to do with catering in college, and we thought we should feed back to you after clarifying at the last Kitchen Committee meeting. Here goes:
All undergraduates resident in Trinity Hall accommodation pay what is advertised as ”Price A” — the cheaper one. This is because we all pay a Kitchen Fixed Charge (KFC). The cost of hall food has not risen compared with last year, except for a small proportion for meat dishes. Coffee bar prices are set for the whole year, and are not covered by the KFC, hence the single price.
Much to our environment-based distress, whilst we have the marquee in front court the cafeteria are using plastic cups instead of the usual glass. It’s OKAY though, because they’re biodegradable and are being recycled by college. Hooray!
(On the topic of green stuff, if you haven’t posted on the Student Switch Off page supporting Tit Hall then WHAT ARE YOU DOING THERE’S BEN & JERRY’S AT STAKE?!? Ahem.)
- Here is the catering part of the intranet. Have a play. Using the bar on the left you can find things like opening times for hall and booking times for hall and superhall.
- There is an online feedback form, and you can get to it by clicking the Kitchen Comments link over on the Quick Links bar on the right (–>). If you have strong feelings about hot desserts/bangers and mash/ravioli (as replies we got a while back said you are) then please tell them here. Please also tell them if you had a particularly cracking time at (formal/super/normal) hall because the food was just bloody great.
- You can check your bill here in the hall booking system. The link is called “EPOS”, which stands for “Electronic Point Of Sale” and is very badly named. On the plus side, it works fantastically.
That’s it (phew!). Happy noshing.
Hi all, enclosed below is a message from the Junior Bursar (emphasis mine):
We are now a few weeks into term and I hope you have all had the opportunity to trial the new coffee shop and bar. I believe it has been a great addition to the College’s facilities and I thank all those who put a huge amount of effort in over the summer to have it ready for the start of term.
Whether the coffee shop would be successful or not was/is quite an unknown. As such the opening hours of the coffee shop have been made as long as was feasible to assess when the popular times would be and when the quiet times would be. After four weeks we have a better idea and want to be able to rota staff on for when they are needed and reduce staff where they are not. As such, starting from Saturday 9th November, the following opening times will be in operation.
Sat & Sun: open at midday
Mon – Fri: open at 9.30am
If anyone has any concerns or comments before we implement this, please let me know.
These foods are so delicious, please don’t bring your own to either the cafebar or the Crescent Room! If Wendy doesn’t turn a profit, we won’t be able to keep the gorgeous service going.
(And to the people who brought their own Nero, what were you thinking? The Aula bar coffee is seriously lush.)
It’s that time again already — get your spook on.
- 9:30 – 10:15: Ewan Wallace
- 10:15 – 11:00: Sandy Rushton
- 11:00 – 12:00: Will Miller
- 12:00 – 1:00: Akshay Karia
It all kicks off at 9:30pm, and entry is £3.
Update: The hall of fame has been updated!
If you’re anything like me I’m betting you’re currently receiving emails from about 20 societies which you only put your name down for because you felt sorry for the guy at the table in the corner at the Freshers’ Fayre. Here’s a quick guide to cleaning the junk out.
One thing to note: please don’t try to unsubscribe from lists like the JCR mailing lists or department mailing lists, since you’re very likely to miss out on important information if you do.
The first thing to do is to look for an “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email — many lists have one, and it’s usually the easiest option. If you can’t find it or can’t get it to work, follow the rest of the guide.
Before starting, you need to check if the mailing list ends in “@lists.cam.ac.uk” or “@srcf.net”. Almost all societies will use one of these services for their mailing lists, so I’ll be focussing on those two.
If the address ends in ”@lists.cam.ac.uk”
- Head to the cam.ac.uk Mailman page.
- Click on the “Log in using Raven” link, and enter your Raven details.
- You should now see a list of all the @lists.cam.ac.uk mailing lists you are subscribed to. Select the list you want to unsubscribe from.
- Click on the “Unsubscribe or edit options” button.
- Click on “Unsubscribe”, after ticking the box to say you’re sure.
If the address ends in ”@srcf.net”
- Head to the SRCF mailing list directory.
- You will be presented with a list of all the mailing lists that SRCF hosts. Select the list you want to unsubscribe from.
- Enter your email address in the box at the bottom of the page and click the “Unsubscribe or edit options” button.
- Click on the “Unsubscribe” button
- You will now be sent an email with a confirmation link to finish the unsubscription process.