I went up to the Students' Union earlier (for the first time in 18 months ), where I had the "pleasure" of delivering a complaint of roughly 1,100 words relating to the events of a certain day last month, which a few on here know about (I won't go into detail though). Anyway, as a result of said complaint, the SU President came to realise that I seem to know the odd thing or two about Bath's bus services, such as why we seem to have fewer artic-operated journeys than previously (as I have explained previously); he didn't even realise that there were fewer artics in Bath than in the Spring. Anyway, as a result of all of this, he came to the conclusion that it would be in the University's interests if I went along to his next meeting with First, so that I can explain some of the issues that exist in and around both the University (and the other University, who also seem blissfully unaware that there are now only seven left) and the city in general, and also to hopefully offer some solutions to their problems*. Has anyone ever been to a meeting such as this, and if yes what can I expect? I appreciate that such meetings don't usually happen with the "public", except for Meet the Manager sessions, but I'm hoping that some of you do have experience of this. I must say that, as a potential resolution to one of the complaints I am firing (again, a few on here know about the issues at hand; ask by PM if you do not know and are interested), this would make the whole process worthwhile. Having the opportunity to get some things sorted out will give me the chance to show them what I can do - and maybe force them to take action. TIA * Seven is not an ideal number of artics but it is the exact number required for them to alternate services on both routes. If all 18 journeys into Oldfield Park were opeerated by artics, alternate journeys between the city centre and the University of Bath would use them. They could then co-ordinate our SPA1 service to use artics every other journey. As for the other journeys, the Lances here have high standing capacity (their buggy areas have no seats at all but could easily fit at least four; there is evidence of four having been in place previously) and could thus run the short 18 journeys, given few would mind standing for less than 20 minutes, whereas ours could use the high seating capacity Volvos. But of course, such simplicity and logic is beyond First S&A's capability...!