The College Community Leader (CCL) project initially began in Southlands College, and this year collaborated with Digby Stuart College with plans to involve themselves with all four colleges be the end of the academic year.
The student voice has spoken of their concern and distaste for the CCL project, stating that it only engages a very limited section of the student community, uses money inefficiently, serves to undermine democratically elected student leaders, creating a sense of tension and friction between the student body and the CCL workforce.
By expanding the CCL project, it is likely that well established College events (such as formal dinners and Christmas events) will suffer, due to funding being spent on alternative means. Additionally, we believe that students should not be paid to be 'leaders' but instead this should be done through merit and community engagement. Monetary incentive should be spent on students who have already shown commitment to their college. Overall, the CCL project has proven to not answer the requests of the students, but instead put money that should be spent on cultivating a community into the pockets of a very few select students and staff members.
We would like to propose an emergency SUC meeting to hold an SUC vote so that the student body may stand under one voice and opinion on the matter of CCLs. The vote will be for the following three options:
1 - The CCL programme expansion carries on as intended
2 - The CCL programme expansion is halted, but continues to operate in the colleges that it has already been established within
3 - The CCL programme is replaced for a more community inclusive structure that places student leadership under the direct control of the Heads of College, CLDOs/CEAOs and Elected College Officers, allowing colleges to differentiate on their own values
Thank you for reading our idea on how to improve the Roehampton Community. By 'up-voting' this idea, this will help trigger a response from the university administration.
The Froebel College Officer Team