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May 4th, 2012:

Regional Committee Meeting – Saturday 28 April

Nova Gresham, Regional Officer addresses the Regional Committee
A well attended UCU Regional Committee had its AGM (Annual General Meeting) in Sidwell Street, Exeter on Saturday morning. New officers for the coming year were elected.  The positions filled were: Marie Morley, University of Bath – Regional Chair, Steve Allen, City College Plymouth – Vice Chair, Shan Maidment, City of Bristol College – Regional Secretary, James Annett, University of  Bristol – Treasurer and Minute Secretary, Theresa Brisbane-Ingall, City College Plymouth – Regional Equality Officer and Chris Jury, Bath Spa University – Communications Officer.
The new Branch Development Organiser (BDO) Dave O’Toole spoke of the need to increase membership density in branches and outlined some tactics for doing so.  Dave has moved from Newcastle upon Tyne to Exeter to take up the role and represents a considerable investment by UCU in new resources in the region.
Dave O'Toole, new Organiser at the UCU Exeter office