College Club constitutional review invites feedback

The College Club has embarked on a thorough-going review of its Constitution led by a high-powered committee of law students and student leaders.

Appointed at the Club’s AGM on 1 March, the Constitutional Review Sub-Committee has been tasked with conducting a comprehensive review of the Constitution, inviting feedback from current and Old Collegians, staff, and friends of the College.

It aims to ensure that the College Club’s guiding document remains fit-for-purpose, and helps the Club to thrive into St Mark’s second century.

The Sub-Committee comprises Assistant Dean Cameron Akehurst, Law Academic Coordinator Holly Boswell, and CAS Hawker Scholars Oliver Douglas and William Gillett.

The impetus for a review began in 2022 when then College Club President, Caitlin Glascott, and Vice-President, Oliver Douglas, identified several areas for improvement in the Constitution.

The first round of consultation is now open and the Sub-Committee is inviting written submissions – in the form of direct annotations to the Constitution or general comments – to be made here. The College Club Constitution can be found here.

On Wednesday 26 April the Sub-Committee will provide an initial progress report to an Ordinary General Meeting of the Club. The Sub-Committee will then publish its first revised draft of the Constitution and call for further feedback in a second round of consultation.

It is envisaged that a new Constitution, if approved, will be adopted at the Final General Meeting in October 2023.

The Sub-Committee warmly welcomes all feedback.

Photo: Cameron Akehurst, Holly Boswell and Oliver Douglas