CR017 - Student Chapter and Branches

Suggestion:

Change policies and procedures so that Student Chapters have a more formal relationship with Branches, by default encouraging a Student Chapter member on Branch committees.

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Closer links needed between branches and student chapters but the autonomy of a student chapter has benefits (experience) for those chapter committee members. Also some branches may have multiple student chapters (3 or 4 universities in their area) and representation on branch committee for each chapter (assuming each university wants an independent chapter - which might be reasonable for other reasons) could make the branch committee unwieldy. Favouring one chapter over another with a branch committee seat could be problematic.

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Student chapters in our area have been ephemeral, depending on the keenness of the current cohort of students.

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There should be better communication between branches and local student chapters.

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By default Groups should introduce the Chairs so they can explore how they can help, but anything else should be by local agreement.

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I think Paul's comment is sensible, subject to the single point of failure issue with Chairs.

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In principle, yes for locations where there are active Student Chapters but not mandatory and increases dependency on the Chair.

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AGREE - a more formal arrangement might help student chapters with continuity, so long as they retain their autonomy. I felt that I was helping to start a new student chapter every other year.