UCC Meeting on 29th September 2021

UCC Committee Meeting Minutes 2021-09-29

  • Last committee minutes uploaded to the website.


  • [TEC] Timothy Chapman, President
  • [MPT] James Arcus, Vice President
  • [BLU] Grace Fowler, Secretary
  • [EGG] Alex Barker, Fresher Representative
  • [OKC] Benjamin Wright, Ordinary Committee Member
  • [LIZ] Elizabeth Thatcher
  • Daniel Ledovsky
  • Gary O'Donovan


  • [LMH] Liam Hammond, Treasurer
  • [HET] Nicholas Clements, Ordinary Committee Member
  • [APA] Alistair Parkinson, Ordinary Committee Member


Start Time

  • 13.27

Committee Reports

President's Report

Vice President's Report

  • I did account locking, finally!
    • Prompted a few more people to properly rejoin for 2021.
    • Need to document what I did.
    • Have discovered various workflow improvements for portal.
      • Aiming to implement some of them in free time before 2022.
  • Did various other things, have placed them into the rest of the agenda.

Secretary's Report

  • Nothing of note has happened.

Treasurer's Report

Fresher Rep's Report

  • Laid in bed all week due to a cold :(

OCM Reports

Machine Technical Report





Action Items From Previous Meeting


  • Talk to Guild about server solutions.
    • Progressing (Ongoing).
  • Still nothing from Kevin and Lauren.
    • Ongoing.
  • Poke James to poke people for action items.
    • Poking attempted, results unsatisfactory. Will repeat.
    • Ongoing.
  • Make a big discord post with all of the updates.
    • Ongoing.


  • Send [APA] prior work on sponsorship.
    • Not done.
  • Find the secretary keys for [BLU]
    • Not done.
  • Look into server cooling Australian company quotes.
    • Ongoing.
  • Give [BLU] the annual meeting minutes (Before the next GM)
    • Ongoing.
  • Send an email changing the next bust bee from the 2nd to the 9th of October.
    • Done.


  • Write up what the sponsorship pamphlet would look like.
    • Ongoing.


  • Talk to his father who works for Sales Force, about what they're willing to do.
    • Ongoing.


  • Check which headphones are working
    • Ongoing.


  • Email door about enforcing the clubroom rules.
    • Ongoing.
  • Email tech list about tec talks.
    • Ongoing.


  • Order it at 10am.
    • Ongoing.


  • Look into where we can get a vertical banner.
    • Ongoing.

New equipment

  • [MPT]: Recommends we take up the server offer put forward by Michael.
    • Listed at https://discord.com/channels/264401248676085760/264411219627212801/883522346558820402
    • I have checked through the parts list and can recommend it.
    • At a very good rate.
    • Discussion will be continued in General Business (o7).

Drinks and Snacks

External Entities


  • Not checked.


  • SOC meeting last week.
    • Minutes are out.
    • Guild are proposing new SOC regulations (to be passed by council).
      • Some major and minor concerns with them as circulated.
        • Need to reach out and discuss with Elanor and/or Tony.
        • Permission required for non-student memberships(!)
        • What would they require to give that permission?
        • Requirement for separate insurance for Inc. Associations.
        • Is this truly necessary, and if so what support are they providing affected clubs?


  • Test and tag was done yesterday.

    • Need to confirm how many things were tagged.
  • Have moved October busy bee back one week because of Relay for Life

    • [MPT] sent email to door.
  • Upcoming room inspection and meeting next week Thursday.

    • Need to make sure room is presentable.
    • Who on committee wants to go?

Other Affairs


Tech Talks

Cameron Hall-o-Ween

  • The budget is done.
    • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OaldDPbjdWxbqJmuz38QoWBY0sAa3Mmq/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=118154881623417595665&rtpof=true&sd=true
  • [BLU] Moves To: Approve the Cameron Hall-o-Ween Budget.
    • [TEC] seconds.
    • Unanimous.

Relay For Life

  • Is this weekend.
  • Should advertise that.


  • Nothing new has happened.
    • Still need to send announcements via all channels.
    • And explain ticket sales to all door members.
  • Meeting this Friday.

Tech Clubs Quiz Night

  • Need to ratify proposed date and agree to split of booking cost.

    • Full budget not yet prepared, but need paid booking to proceed.
    • That is, of course, unless we don't want to do it.
  • Date changed to 16 November due to Leisure end of semester party on Friday.

  • [TEC] Moves To: Approve the new date and splitting the Tav hiring cost.

    • [MPT] seconds.
    • Unanimous.

General Business

  • Discussion of server purchase:

    • We have already been considering purchasing a new machine.
    • Consensus that machine seems to meet our goals and represents very good value.
    • [MPT]: We can't go wrong with more, good value-for-money storage.
      • We should take the lot.
    • Next steps: to reach out to Michael and arrange payment and invoice.
  • [TEC] Moves To: Budget $1650 to buy the EPYC server parts as described in New Equipment.

    • [MPT] seconds.
    • Unanimous.
    • Need to follow up with [NTU] and Michael.
  • Committee deferred discussion of a confidential matter until a later date (but no later than next Wednesday).

End Time

  • 13.55