Students' Association

Administrative / Biographical History

A Students' Council was initiated by the Principal, Cicely Read, and held its first meeting in 1946. It was made up of representatives from 1st, 2nd and 3rd-year students who brought forward items for discussion with Cicely Read. Only four meetings were held, the final one being in March 1947.

In March 1949 a College Council was established with membership composed of the Principal, three members of staff, and three representatives from each of the three sets of students (i.e. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-years). It acted as a link between College societies and clubs and considered proposals concerning the welfare and work of the students. Meetings were initially held twice a term and then once a term in later years. The College Council held its first meeting on 17 March 1949 and its final meeting on 17 June 1963. It was dissolved on the recommendation of a Sub-Committee appointed by the College Council to review its constitution and which concluded that it should be replaced by a simpler structure which would ensure a more successful integration of all extra-curricular facets of student life in the College.

In 1962 a Student Union, affiliated to the National Union of Students, took the place of the Student Council.