Yesterday I attended a meeting, or should we say free for all, in the Long Room to brainstorm about what we could do to it in order to improve it for us and future students. While a a lot of it ended up just being about the free food and amusing post-it notes, a few really good ideas did come out of the discussion and I’d like to share them with you all here

  • More PCs (arguments about Linux and Windows abound)
  • Wired network ports for laptops
  • More power sockets
  • Coffee Machine
  • Methods of 24 hour or extended hours access
  • Tables that can fit more chairs around
  • Whiteboards for brainstorming and group work
  • Sofas
  • Projector and screen at one end
  • New carpet
  • Better colour scheme for both the CSO and main room

It is worth noting that the discussion is not over by any means and suggestions will continue to be welcome. Contact your year representative on the staff student committee to have your (sensible) ideas passed on

Ok, as Kieran posted earlier, we had something of a large amount of coursework earlier in the term… It’s back again, with SE20 (which actually is programming so barely counts), the mysticality that is AI22 and SY21 all to be handed in in the next 8 days it’s piling up…

People do seem to be getting it done, which is always nice, but there’s so many distractions this time of term: George has got us all on a p*ss-up for his birthday this afternoon (Otley Running it from 3pm at Woodies if you want to turn up), then various other events in the social calendar that may have to be avoided to make sure work gets done…

Anyway, just work, work, work, with the odd little bit of play in-between :)

I’m sure posts will be forthcoming this evening on the subject of the Otley Run, particularly as the consensus seems to be that George will be made to drink unique drinks the whole way, and he may be made to double up in some places :)

So: for now, I’ll shut up, and anticipate the pleasantly alcoholised state I’m sure to be in later :)