Rites of Passage should be held in St Paul’s Cathedral again this year

Date embedded: October 2021

SU operations and development

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Proposed by: Thomas Longbottom (BLSA Vice-President Barts)
Seconded by: Rakin Choudhury (Vice-President Barts and The London), Olivia Thornett (BLSA Vice-President London), Ali Nasser (Dental President), Yasir Yeahia (QMSU President



What do you want?
  1. For the annual Rites of Passage Ceremony to be held in St Paul’s Cathedral again this year and in each subsequent year, unless policy is passed to the contrary.
  2. The organisation of the event to be led once again by elected BLSA Officers


Why do you want it?

For the last three years, the annual Rites of Passage Ceremony for medical and dental students has been a financial, operational and reputational success. We want to continue the success of this event by running it again at St Paul’s Cathedral, with the organisation and execution being led by elected BLSA officers along with operational support from QMSU staff.


What impact will this have?

Continuing to hold the Rites of Passage Ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral will further increase the success of the annual event. In addition, it is likely to increase student satisfaction within the union.


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