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Knowing Your Limits Go Green Week Report Higher Education Funding Ents Guides USCU Sports Federation News The Beaten Track: Local Country Walks Pallant House Gallery Chichester Festival Theatre Volunteering in The Community INTERVIEW - Vice Chancellor Brendan’s Cheesy Bites FEATURE - Christmas: Behind The Scenes FEATURE - Bognor Campus History SPLASH! - Your Creative Works! Fashion: Snow Ball Chic Fashion: Student Style Snapshot Cooking: Budget Christmas Dinner Behind The Wall: A look at Depression Christmas Drinks Fancily Dressed: Costume Ideas Beat The Winter Blues: Indian Head Massage Graduation Celebration Photos Tell Tori: Our very own Agony Aunt Binder’s Guide: Travel within the UK Bean & Gone: A History of Coffee REVIEWS: Film, TV, Music, Shows, Dance, Books, Motoring and Eating Out FUN: Puzzles & Games Write for Us! Everything you need to know

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NEWS SUPPORTING OUR DANCE STUDENTS The smell of food will soon be wafting in the corridors of the dance department in the coming weeks. The students‘ union has donated a microwave to the department. Many dance students often miss out on dinner due to heavy workload and we hope that this will help them. We will be looking at other course areas in the future to make sure these students don’t miss out too. SOCIAL SPACE FOR NON-DRINKERS We are making positive steps to provide a common room space on Bishop Otter Campus. Currently at night times the only social space is the bars and there is desperate need for other places for people to chill out and socialise. Keep your eye out for more news but we are confident there will be somewhere in place this academic year. LIGHTING IN LONDON ROAD CAR PARK, BRC We are working with the University and local police to improve the lighting in Free car park next to Hotham Park. Following a meeting with relevant authorities, a new path with lighting is being costed for access to the carpark. We are also campaigning for more lighting at the back of Bishop Otter Campus near Havenstoke and Pinewood. COURSE REPS We have successfully trained over 50 course reps in the last few weeks. This years course reps will benefit from NUS accredited certificates that will look amazing on your C.V. If you are a rep and haven’t attended or heard about the training then don’t fear we can still help you out. Training sessions last just over an hour and are beneficial in helping you support students on your course and get the most out of your subject area. To attend a training session email b.mccarthy@chi.ac.uk MENINGITIS UK WALK On the 17th October ten students walked from Chichester to Bognor for the final leg of the ‘Bay to Bognor walk’ in aid of Meningitis UK. We left Zee Bar at 1.30pm with buckets and collection tins in hand, we met the rest of the team at the Wickham Arms pub. By this point some of the teams walkers had walked the whole 323 miles from Morecambe

and were certainly feeling the burn after 2 weeks on the road. Upon arrival at Bognor Regis, we were met by a band of fully grown men in spiderman outfits. We raised nearly £50 towards the cause. INTER CAMPUS BUS SERVICE We are still building on the success of our busted campaign and still fighting the war to improve the bus service and bring down costs as much as possible. We are meeting with the university this month to discuss the future of the service from September 2010, once the current contract has expired. We will be ensuring the estates department look at other universities models and explore a variety of options ensuring that students next year will get the best and cheapest bus service. We’re still fighting for a weekend service. BOGNORS GOT TALENT 3 The 3rd Bognors Got Talent will be taking place in midDecember.The hugely popular event returns to MII and we are looking for talented dancers, singers, musicians, jugglers, fire eaters etc (well not fireaters that’s a health and safety issue) to take part. Prizes are on offer for 1st and 2nd place. OXJAM The intimate night that concluded Go Green Week featured X Factor’s Daniel Pearce and The Pickle, university bands and DJ’s and raised over £600 for Oxfam END 2 END CHALLENGE How does cycling 900 miles over two countries and climbing 2 980.4101 ft over Britain’s biggest mountains sound. If this is the challenge for you, then take the challenge e-mail – Pkerry1@chi.ac.uk SOCIETIES We currently have a wide variety of societies. Societies can be an excellent way to partake in new hobbies or meet people with similar interests to you. The Societies fair will be held in Zee Bar on Monday 30th November 10-4. You can find out more about working for the Union Communications Team at the fair too. More about societies www.chisu.org. Brendan McCarthy

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Knowing Your Limits The week of the 23rd – 29th November is aimed at helping our students understand more about drinking and the effects drinking can have on your health both when you have had too much, or effects of long term abuse. Throughout the week, a number of drink related and public service organisations will attend both Zee bar and MII to provide information and the awareness needed to be safe while having your social life at the bar. The key questions we need to think about are: what affects alcohol can have on your body, both in the long term and short term and what affects it can have on you mentally. But more importantly, as students, what affects can it have on University work, as that is, after all, the reason we are all here’ Short term effects can include, but not limited to: anxiety; sexual difficulties (such as impotence); choking on your own vomit; impaired judgement leading to accidents; high calorie intake and even loss of consciousness. This can continue into the morning after, otherwise known as a ‘hangover’. Heavy drinking inevitably leads to a hangover! Long term effects can include: Liver disease; stomach ulcers, strokes; heart disease; low sperm count and long term impotence just to name a few. Psychological effects can include: Anxiety; depression and potential psychosis among various other psychological effects. Your course work can be significantly affected if you abuse your body with the consumption of too much alcohol.You might find you are missing lectures, missing deadlines or even producing poor quality work. The Students’ Union are here to provide more than

just a great night out - we want to be the first point of call for all your needs during your time here at the University of Chichester. Part of that is to help you learn to be responsible, especially when it involves the consumption of alcohol. At no point are we condemning going out for a drink with your friends. It’s when it gets to the point where you lose control of what you are doing and thinking, that we are addressing. We are all here with the aim to finish University with a degree and the intent to use that degree to get a professional job. As silly as it may sound, you could easily lose everything you dreamed about doing after you finish University, all because of one drunken night where all limits were passed. A criminal record is not difficult to get, and it is even easier to inadvertantly break the law whilst under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol causes inhibitions to be greatly reduced, and people can do things and make decisions which, when sober, they may regret. A fair few people enjoy a tipple now and again. Drinking and socialising with our peers is a part of the British culture. However, due to the development of science and research, we have been able to increase the understanding of our beloved past-time: alcohol. We now know that too much alcohol can lead to serious long term health problems Remember, you can enjoy yourself, just know where your limits are, be aware of them and respect them. More information is available at www.drinkaware.com Mark Harding Campaigns Officer

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A green world; that seems to be the main agenda for most companies and institutes since the turn of the century. And with our Prime Minister recently announcing that we only have 50 days to save the earth, saying, “If we do not reach a deal at this time… since once the damage from unchecked emissions growth is done, no retrospective global agreement, in some future period, can undo that choice, by then it will be irretrievably too late” it seems the government is finally stepping up to the fact that this is a genuine issue which should be at the top of the agenda, not just some hippy fad. Seeing the importance of saving our world for ourselves, and our children, the university and students’ union have been working together to do our little bit in preserving the delicate balance of life on our planet. A Native American Proverb says ‘We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.’ Maybe we can learn something from these earth loving people. If we continue to abuse our home in this way, our own children may well become homeless. And if you are thinking ‘no concern of mine, I probably wont even have children’ then think about this enlightening statement by magician, writer and Politian Robert Orben. ‘There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.’ With this in mind, Vice President Brendan organised ‘go green week’, involving a ‘green fair’. Various companies were invited to Zee Bar. including ‘green peace’ and the ‘love food, hate waste’ campaign people, who were giving away free measuring devices to help us know how much food to cook. During this week dedicated to a greener world, a trip to Ford Materials Recycling Facility was organised. This facility opened in May. At the time of the visit, it accepted recycling from Arun, Adur and Worthing. They also planned to accept recycling from Chichester District by the time of the release of this magazine. There is a long and complicated system that your waste goes through from recycling bin to the bails you see pictured. It’s too complicated to explain here, but they are always happy to have groups of people visit. Contact Brendan at suvpresident@chi.ac.uk if you want to organise another trip, or wish to attend one. One thing we learnt from the trip is why it’s advisable not to place certain materials into your recycling bin. Shredded paper, for example, clogs up the machines. The recycling facility advises anyone who wants to recycle their shredded paper to put it in an envelope, and place it in a paper recycling bin

you find outside your local supermarket. Then it goes to a recycling plant which has the facility to manage shredded paper. The corks off wine bottles are another issue. Where possible, it is preferred to remove the cork prior to placing the glass bottle in your bin. And placing your recycling into a plastic bag is not helpful, as it makes it hard for the machine to sort your waste. It has also been known for people to place dirty nappies into a plastic bag and put it in the recycling bin. As you can imagine, this is not pleasant, and does lead the recycling team to suspect that any bag of rubbish could contain anything. How can I Help? All student halls have recycling bins since September 2008. Please make use of them. There is a system, and the University requests that the correct type of recycling goes into the correct recycling bins. It may take a bit longer, but that’s a small price to pay for a brighter tomorrow. So please, take that extra minute or two to sort through your recycling, and before long it will become second nature. The University is also going to be trialling recycling bins in communal areas such as offices and teaching areas. Please keep an eye out, because if they are used, they will most likely stay. Rubbish is also an issue. If we are trying to show the community we are a green campus, we should be tidy and not drop litter, otherwise it’s counterproductive. In BOC campus, you can now recycle tetrapak food and drinks cartons, clean aluminium foil and trays, empty aerosol cans, Yellow Pages and other directories, shopping and holiday catalogues etc in your mixed recycling bin. Watch this space for when this will be available in BRC If you have any ideas of your own, or have any feedback, you can contact Brendan at the email above, or go onto the Green Campus Group tab on Portia. Here you can find much more information, and can also leave your own feedback. And a final mention, that the University and Union have signed up to the 10:10 scheme, a government initiative which aims to cut 10% of carbon emissions by 2010. More information on this scheme, and how you can help, can be found at www.1010uk.org Rebekah Humphrey Communications Officer

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Higher Education Funding 2010 will see a government review of University fees. Much debate has been had in the past few years with a number of institutions pushing for a rise in fees to around £7,000. These past reviews have only taken in the views of University Vice-Chancellors, MPs and other prominent figures in higher education. Rewind to 2004 when Government legislation was passed that introduced the current system of tuition fees. This legislation was passed by a tiny majority of five votes. This was done without consulting the very people it affected, students. A petition has already been put forward by 130 MPs in the House of Commons to demand that student representatives are included in next years fees review. In early November a number of our students signed letters to local MPs to persuade them to support the motion. The Students’ Union also ran a wall of debt campaign. Using a simple chalk and blackboard we asked students to write down how much debt they will be in when they leave University. These were then put up around the University to try and attract the attention of senior staff in order to gain their support for the motion. The issue around student funding is important to

may argue for example that they are leaving education this year but this will affect them. It affects their brothers, sisters and even their future children. We must also appreciate the work of past students who have made changes so that current student’s lives are better. If fees rise to in excess of £7,000 the impact could be devastating. The university system will revert back to past ways where only the privileged and well off could afford to go.And for those students who receive financial support, where will this extra cash come from? Next semester the student’s union will be running a campaign to encourage every student to vote in the upcoming General Elections. By paying attention now to what each parties’ policies are on the future of higher education funding you will be in a better position to vote for the political party that best represents you. It is also worth checking out the NUS ‘funding our future’ blueprint which looks at an alternative way of funding education. For more visit www.nus.org. uk for more info To find out more about the future of student funding and related campaigns come and see us in the Students’ Union office or visit the government website at: www.parliament.uk/topics/ Students

Brendan McCarthy

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English Basketball National Division 4 SW

10.10.09

University of Chichester Thunder vs. Bath & Trowbridge Titans

On Saturday, a new era in Sussex basketball began when the University of Chichester Thunder, in partnership with the BBL’s Worthing Thunder, took on the Bath and Trowbridge Titans at the Bishop Otter campus in Chichester. Having started the game with both teams trading baskets, Bath quickly stamped their mark on the game by opening up an eight point lead in the first quarter. Bath continued their dominance in the second quarter by extending their lead to a game maximum of 21 points. However, Chichester were not affected by this and by switching defence and increasing the intensity, the deficit was cut to eight points at half time thanks to solid play by Bud Johnston and Luke Fazackerley. After the half time interval, Chichester continued to chip away at the deficit and were soon tied with Bath at 60-60 thanks to more smart play and aggression, mainly coming from Chichester’s duo of Bud Johnston and Pride Nyathi. Chichester finished the third quarter with a narrow lead of three points but were in the ascendancy. In the fourth quarter it was clear that Chichester’s quick tempo style of Basketball was too challenging for Bath and a ten point lead was established thanks to some nice finishing moves from Emmanuel Davies.Thunder maintained the lead at around ten points for most of the final stanza until some late pressure from Bath and some sloppy turnovers from Chichester gave the Titans last minute hope of rescuing the game. However, it was not to be and with Bud Johnston sinking his two free-throws to end up with a game high of 35 points, the University of Chichester Thunder secured

their maiden national league win in their first attempt at this level. Assistant coach and player Dan Hills remarked after the game “To start with a win at this level is great for the squad. Confidence levels will continue to grow from this and hopefully this is the start of a successful year. It’s great to have a national league team at the university and I am sure this project will continue to go from strength to strength”. (Johnston 35, Davies (coach) 12, Fazackerley 10, Nyathi 9, Parsons 6, Chiwuzie 6, Hooper 5, Jones, Hendon-John)

University Sports Calendar

2010

Coming December All money raised willSports go to the SU RAG See the University Calendar charity of the year Facebook group for more information.

Come support your Home Team!


Back L-R: Heather Batten (Hockey), Melanie Curson (Netball), Will Golder (Bobsleigh), Sid Fletcher (Sports Development Manager (SU), Front L-R: Jane Lomax (Staff PE Lecturer & English Universities Netball Coach), Laura Garratt (Netball), Siobhan Aherne (Hockey), Emma Hicks (Basketball), Dr Sarah Gilroy, Missing: Sarah Kempson & Charley Boswell (both football), Finlay Coxon-Smith (Rugby) & Bud Johnston (Basketball)

Gifted Athlete Scholars 2009-10 The Faculty of Sport, Education & Social Sciences in conjunction with SARC & the Students’ Union have supported 10 top level athletes at the University of Chichester. The Gifted Athlete Scholarship Programme is designed to support individual students combine academic study with excellence in sporting performance by offering the flexibility & support required to compete at the highest level. Selected from a large number of applicants Paul Wallis (SARC), Sid Fletcher (Students’ Union) & Jane Lomax (PE) awarded 7 full Scholarships & 2 half scholarships these were; Will Golder (Year 2 Sport & Fitness Management) is the driver of the two-man bobsleigh team, his role is to steer the bobsleigh down the one mile course at over 80mph. At the age of just 20, Will is very unusual in having achieved international selection in a sport where competitors normally only start bobsleighing in their early 20s, and where, because of the experience needed, a driver rarely reaches a peak until his mid to late 30s. Will is aiming for selection for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver to gain experience of competing at Olympic level, with the ambition of being a medal hope in the 2014 Games in Russia. Sarah Kempson (Year 1 PE QTS) currently playing for Chelsea Ladies 1st Team, Sarah last season played in the FA Cup Semi final against Sunderland. This season for the University she has already scored her first hatrick on debut against Reading in an 11-0 win. Finlay Coxon-Smith (Year 2 Sports Coaching Science) currently plays for Newbury RFC after a successful debut University season that saw the Men’s 1st team secure promotion and a league & Cup double. This season Finlay has continued last seasons fine form for both Club & University with the Men’s Rugby 1st Team top of their league unbeaten after 3 matches.

Heather Batten & Siobhan Aherne (both year 4 PE QTS); Heather currently plays for Trojans HC and has represented England in a number of indoor international competitions including the European Championships. Siobhan is the current University 1st Team Captain and plays at Horsham HC; in 2008 Siobhan was selected for the English Universities Hockey Squad and competed in the British University Games. Both Heather & Siobhan have starred in the Universities solid start to this seasons BUCS Campaign, with Siobhan scoring 4 in an opening season 6-0 victory over Brighton. Bud Johnston (Year 2 Sport & Fitness Management) has been playing Basketball professionally across a number of countries including Iceland & Germany. Bud’s return has coincided with the launch of the National League Team here at UoC, in which as Captain has scored 35 & 28 points respectively in the opening 2 matches. Mel Curson (Year 2 Sports Development) currently plays for National Premier Division 1 Netball Team Blades, Mel last year was selected for the English & British University Netball Squads. This season Mel has been part of the University 1st Team that has won its opening 2 BUCS fixtures. Emma Hicks (Year 2 Sports Therapy) is a Guernsey International Basketball player who represents her Island still in National League Basketball. Laura Garratt (Year 1 PE QTS) & Charley Boswell (Year 1 PE QTS) both have received half Scholarships in Netball & Football respectively. Laura represents Sussex Thunder, whilst Charley plays for Brighton & Hove Ladies FC as well as Sussex County. Lizzie Martens Sports Fed President

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THE BEATEN TRACK Local Country Walking

Start: Rests: Miles: End: Time:

Lavant, Pook Lane. 2 2 Bottom of Chalkpit Lane. 3 to 4 hours.

This is such an easy and straight-forward walk that it won’t need lots of directions and it doesn’t give you an opportunity to get lost. The start of this walk is in the picturesque town of Lavant which lies to the north of Chichester. Lavant can be reached by car with a quick five minute drive up either Lavant or Fordwater Road. The oddly named Pook Lane can be reached from both of these roads. If you have come by car there is parking at the junction of Pook and Chalkpit. If you are feeling fit enough, why not try walking from the university (Chichester site, obviously). Go north on College Lane, north on Summersdale Road, turn into Fordwater Road and take the footpath you will find past the last house on the left. This path takes you across four fields and brings you out at the other end of Fordwater Road. Head north again and take the first right turn into Lower Road. Follow Lower Road all the way to the end. Chalkpit Lane is yards away.

Google Maps has an excellent bird’s eye view of the route and can be recommended for reference if you do not possess an Ordinance Survey map of the local area. To begin, simply point yourself towards Chalkpit lane, and start walking. Remember to be careful, as cyclists and motorcyclists use the lane as well as walkers, even cars use the first third of the lane on occasion. Chalkpit lane has a gradual incline that usually becomes noticeable towards the last third of the way. Once you reach the top of Chalkpit Lane there is a chance for a rest. At this point, if you haven’t already, you must take in the view. The second leg of the walk starts here and, although somewhat shorter than the first leg, is steeper. As you walk up St. Roche’s Hill towards the Trundle on either side you will have a view that gets better the higher you go. At the top: Well done! Now find a spot to sit down and take in the best view around. From the Trundle you can see as far as Brighton and Hove to the east, the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth to the west and everything in between. When ready to leave take any litter with you and retrace your steps down Chalkpit Lane. Johnathan Kaye

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Get Active this autumn • Visit the Sports Activity and Research Centre based at the Bishop Otter Campus to join/enquire about signing up to the fitness suite • The fitness suite is open to ALL students and staff • High Tech Cardio equipment including treadmills, steppers, cross-trainers and rowing machines. • Expert Advice – Our staff are able to produce an individual fitness plan to meet the needs of all of our members • Superb strength and conditioning room with plenty of free weights • Fitness Suite opening times: Mon - Fri 8.00am - 10.00pm Sat & Sun 9.00am - 5.00pm Membership Prices Annual Membership

Bronze £40.00

Silver £60.00

Gold £120.00

30 Day £20.00

Optional Student Sports Federation Members

Bronze - £10.00

Silver - £10.00

Gold - £10.00

30 Day N/A

Prices for Activities 2009/10 Fitness/Strength and Conditioning Fitness Suite Session Fitness Suite Induction Conditioning Room Session Conditioning Room Induction

Bronze £1.00 £10.00 £1.00 £10.00

Silver £0.50 £10.00 £0.50 £10.00

Gold FREE FREE FREE FREE

30 Day FREE FREE FREE £5.00

“Using the University fitness suite has been an excellent way of keeping fit, and also convenient for me to use before, in-between or after lectures” – Victoria Kendal, BA Dance “The equipment that the fitness suite has to offer is perfect for both my cardio and weights sessions” – Alex Fraser, BSc Sport & Exercise Science

For further information either contact the SARC reception on (01243) 816382 or come down for a tour of the facilities


Pallant House Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm (8pm on Thursdays) and Sundays from 12.30 to 5pm. Half price entry is available all day on Tuesdays, and on Thursday evenings from 5pm to 8pm. Adult £7.50, Child £2.30 Student £4, Family £17 Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TJ - MAP: tinyurl.com/pallanthousegallery Tel: +44 (0)1243 774557 - Fax: +44 (0)1243 536038 - E-mail: info@pallant.org.uk - www.pallant.org.uk

Henry Moore Textiles 14 November 2009 to 21 February 2010

Henry Moore - Textile Design Figures and Symbols

Henry Moore - 1943c.

...One of the most surprising elements of Moore’s textile designs is their vivid colour... Pallant House Gallery presents ‘Henry Moore Textiles’, a major exhibition exploring Moore’s little-known designs for textiles and fabrics .The exhibition, which comes to Chichester this autumn from Henry Moore’s former home in Perry Green, brings together over 100 fabrics, 26 textile drawings, four large-scale textile wall panels and two sketchbooks of textile designs, one of which only came to light in 2006. Best known for his large-scale reclining figures and wartime sketches of London Underground, Moore began working on designs for fabrics during the Second World War when the Czech textile manufacturer, Zika Ascher, commissioned Moore along with Henri Matisse and Jean Cocteau to create designs for fabric “squares” or scarves. Produced in cotton, rayon and parachute nylon, as well as silk, the scarves were intended to brighten up post-war wardrobes with bold colours and patterns. The Ascher commission inspired Moore to expand his designs for fabrics. He created a series of images, inspired by some of his better known iconography— family groups, standing figures and seated mother- and-child—that could be exhibited on walls, like paintings. At the other end of the spectrum, he also began a series of designs for use on mass-produced dress and upholstery fabric. Textile design fitted Moore’s socialist aim of integrating modern art into daily life as a cohesive force in society. The fact that these materials had a practical purpose suited the post-war climate, as did his more hard-edged designs, which incorporated barbed wire and other images associated with the conflict. Elsewhere, his designs feature surrealist motifs, as well as whimsical subjects seen nowhere else in his work – sea creatures, twisting caterpillars and piano keys. From an artist who believed that colour was a distraction from appreciation of form, one of the most surprising elements of Moore’s textile designs is their vivid colour. In contrast to his usually subdued palette Moore employed shades of shocking pink and acid green to counter post war drabness, describing this unfamiliar foray as ‘a bit of a holiday’. EXHIBITION EVENTS

Henry Moore - Three Standing Figures

Henry Moore Textiles: The Search for a New Aesthetic Sue Pritchard - Thursday 26 November - 6pm Curator of Contemporary Textiles at the Victoria and Albert Museum and a contributor to the Henry Moore Textiles catalogue, will discuss the artist’s distinctive fabrics in the context of twentieth-century textile design. The event will be followed by a book-signing in the Gallery Bookshop. Henry Moore: A Question of Reputation Dr Chris Stephens - Thursday 3 December - 6pm Head of Displays at Tate Britain and Curator of the Tate’s forthcoming Henry Moore retrospective, Chris Stephens discusses the artist’s life and the development of his work from his early tender carvings and wartime drawings of underground shelters to his later monumental bronzes. Tickets will be on sale from Saturday 14 November. Telephone 01243 774557 for more information.


Chichester Festival Theatre gets into the festive mood this December. Come and feel all Christmassy from 30 November with the Christmas Concerts. There’s choir singing from Chichester Cathedral and local schools, festive readings and, of course, the chance for you to flex your vocal chords and join in with all your favourite carols. Get yourself a mulled wine and a mince pie in the interval and you’ll soon be wishing it was Christmas every day! The acclaimed Chichester Festival Youth Theatre take to the stage from 16 December with Hans Christian Andersen’s beautiful fairy tale The Snow Queen (main picture). With magnificent sets and opulent costumes, you be enchanted and captivated whatever age you may be! Playwright David Hare makes a rare appearance in the Minerva Theatre from 3 December, in a double-bill of contrasted readings for the stage – Berlin and Wall. The acclaimed dramatist visits a place where a famous wall has come down; then another where a wall is going up. LOOKING AHEAD TO 2010 An exciting contemporary dance programme kicks off in February 2010. Chi Uni’s very own MAPDANCE (pictured left) will perform on 10 Feb working with one of Britain’s most outstanding and unique choreographers Shobana Jeyasingh and Motionhouse dance company will present Scattered on 4 and 5 Feb, exploring the amazing in the everyday with projections, daring dancing, aerial harnesses and bungees. Prepare to be amazed! All tickets available from the Box Office on 01243 781312 or online at: www.cft.org.uk

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dmag e d o l p x .com/e l.com l i r a u y m n g i t ok: ine@ Facebo plodedmagaz ex E-Mail: How can you help? We have links with many local not-for-profit organisations that want volunteers for one-off events or longer term commitment.

Volunteers@Chi aims to inspire students and staff to get involved in giving something back to the community through volunteering. Last year around 300 students took part in a project organised by the university’s in-house volunteering project, and we’d love to get even more of you out there in the community this year.

But I haven’t got the time… We understand that you’re busy and your timetable can change so we try to be flexible and arrange volunteering around your commitments. Whether you want to get some all-important experience that links in with what you’re studying, or just like making friends and making a difference to other people’s lives, we can find something that suits you. What’s in it for me? Nowadays a degree and part-time job may not be enough to impress employers. Volunteering can put your learning into action, enhance your CV, develop your confidence and enable you to make new friends and contacts. Plus it shows initiative, motivation and great time management skills as you juggle your study, social and sporting life! But don’t just take our word for it – look at our website and see what other students say about the benefits they’ve gained. What’s on offer? From beach cleans to running a BBQ at a fund-raising event, and from befriending an older person to coaching a youth football team – there’s bound to be something that would suit you, your talents and help your career. So get in touch by emailing Volunteers@Chi.ac.uk or looking out for announcements on Portia. Joan Whibley,Volunteers Coordinator Room N106 New Hall, Bishop Otter Campus Phone: 01243 816076 Email: volunteers@chi.ac.uk Opening Times (term-time only): Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 3.15pm Wednesdays 9am to 1pm

Are you already volunteering? Tell us about it at sucomms@chi.ac.uk


12 days of CHRISTMAS

12 ideas to help you have a Greener Christmas, save money, and give something to the community.

1. Carols for Christmas – we’ve got events booked to entertain older people with carols and mince pies in Chichester, Bognor and elsewhere. This is always a highlight of the volunteering year – so come and join in! 2. Christmas bazaars and craft fairs – many charities run these and you can get some great bargains and help a good cause too. 3. Christmas cards – there’s a charity card stall in the Council House in North Street in Chichester every day until 21st December. Choose charity cards and wrapping paper which have some recycled paper content. And don’t forget to recycle where you can. 4. Or better still, save a tree and buy a charity e-card. You can get free ones from Shelter, Diabetes UK, and Friends of the Earth. Or pay a bit more and help Marie Curie cancer care.

to, pick one name each out of a hat, then everyone only has to buy one present. 9. Love Food, Hate Waste - It’s tempting to over-buy food at Christmas, but save yourself some cash by trying to plan menus for the holiday season. The average family wastes around a third of the food they buy. 10. Party time - If you’re having a party, avoid serving food and drink on disposable plates and cups - they will just add to our growing mountain of waste. Borrow extra crockery from neighbours. Many wine shops lend boxes of wine glasses, if you’re buying supplies from them. 11. Christmas trees - If you buy a real tree, and more than 6 million of us do, check with your local council if they will recycle it. Many local authorities grind the trees into wood chips and use them to mulch gardens or parks, instead of dumping the trees in landfill sites. 12. Recycle your old cards - Last year we sent around 744 million Christmas cards. If all these were recycled instead of thrown away, it would help to save the equivalent of 248,000 trees.Tesco and WHSmith have recycling boxes in their stores in January so that you can recycle your old cards and raise money for the Woodland Trust at the same time.

5. Charity shops – think about buying gifts from charity shops and catalogues. 6. Crisis at Christmas – the local charity that helps homeless people is called Stonepillow. They operate a night shelter and two drop in centres (one in Chichester and one in Bognor). Could you spare some time this Christmas to help cook a meal? Contact Stonepillow on 01243 537934 by November 30th with details of your availability over the Christmas period; we cannot guarantee that you will be able to get involved unless you register your commitment by then. 7. Oxfam Unwrapped – change the world one gift at a time! Donate money to help people elsewhere in the world who may not have access to clean water, education or a way of earning their living. Buy a gift through Oxfam but give it to someone else. Have a look at their website: http://www. oxfam.org.uk/shop/oxfam-unwrapped 8. Secret Santa - Cut down on the stress of choosing presents if you’ve got a big group of people to buy for, by organising a `Secret Santa’ - agree a gift budget which everyone must stick

ColdStream Guards Pen Pal Club Do you feel like writing to British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq? It’s a great way to see them through, and you could make a friend too. Most of the guardsmen are aged between 18-25. For more information, and for ideas of how to begin your letter, contact Casper at supresident@chi.ac.uk

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Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robin Baker talks

about the University’s Past, Present and Future. We also

were keen to find out more about the man behind it all...

“We’re driven by people who have great potential. It’s our privilege to work with those people so they can realise that potential.” HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN VICECHANCELLOR AND WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE? Two and a half years, almost exactly. Before that I was Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Kent, and before that I was with the British Council. WHAT DID YOU STUDY WHILE YOU WERE A STUDENT My first degree was in Russian and Hungarian Language and Literature at the University of London, now University College London. Then my second degree was a PhD, and that was in the case system of a language spoken by half a million people in north east European Russia, so pretty obscure. But I also spent time, while I was doing that, at the University of Helsinki in Finland.

WHY DO YOU TEACH ON TOP OF YOUR DUTIES AS VICE CHANCELLOR? There are three reasons really. I think it’s important if you are leading an institution like this, which essentially exists primarily for students, that you actually understand who they are, what they are thinking about, and how they find the experience. The second reason is because I think it is also really important for me to understand how it is for the staff. And the third reason is that I really like the subjects that I teach and I want to share them. WHAT ARE YOUR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF UNIVERSITY? I love walking. I am very keen on music of all kinds, from Opera through to rock, with a lot of Jazz in there. I’m generally very interested in the arts; drama, visual arts, opera and music. HOW DOES THE UNIVERSITY PLAN TO REDUCE ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT? We are gaining a lot of momentum around the 10:10 campaign and we have recently recruited an environmental officer who will be helping us develop an environmental plan and then implementing that plan. I feel very strongly that we need to be engaging wholeheartedly with this agenda, and I know that is something which resonates very strongly with the students. WHAT CAN THE STUDENTS DO TO HELP TOWARDS THIS? My sense is that there is great willingness from students to engage with this agenda. I think it appeals to people of all ages, but younger people particularly understand it because they are seeing a quickly degrading world that they will have to live in. I think the difficulty with the whole green thing is not so much whether it’s a good idea, of course it is. It’s much more about


saying if it’s going to affect the way we behave, are we going to be quite so keen on it? That is going to be a challenge for all of us. But in order to make this work, it needs to be a collaborative partnership across the university; students, management, staff – we can make a difference, but we have to work together.

earning huge amounts of money. We are not driven by only recruiting the best. What we are driven by is a sense that there are people out there who have got great potential, and probably in many cases lack confidence in their potential, and it’s our job, and our privilege, to work with those people so they can realise that potential.

ISTHE APPARENT REDUCTION IN PRINTING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL OR FINANCIAL REASONS? It’s both really. Clearly given what’s happening with public spending, we have to justify every item of expenditure. You also ought to ask is it environmentally defensible, and the amount of printing that has been going on is hard to justify either environmentally or financially. We want to maintain an experience for students which they rate very positively, and if we see areas where we can take some money from and put it into areas in need of improvement, then we will do this. I think there is quite an issue around this.The purpose is not to shift the cost onto the students, but it’s actually to create a new way of working which is more paper-free, and therefore more environmentally friendly.

HOW IMPORTANT IS A GOOD RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A UNIVERSITY AND ITS STUDENTS’ UNION? A good relationship is absolutely central. If we had a bad relationship, it would be so discordant with the prevailing culture of the institution, it would be in a sense doubly tragic and doubly destructive. We are very fortunate here because we have a great relationship. The reason it’s important that the two are separate is because the students’ union should be the authentic voice of the students. The Students’ Union should be able to represent in a coherent way, what is important to the students, what the students need to succeed, where we are getting it right and where we are getting it wrong.

WHAT HAS THE UNIVERSITY DONE TO IMPROVE DISABLED ACCESS & WHAT IS LEFT TO DO? We’ve done work around the mitre lecture theatre; where we had an awful lift before, now we have a lift that’s more reliable.With these old buildings it’s a challenge to get disabled access, but we are really committed to it. We have a policy of welcoming people from everywhere, and supporting disabled students is central to that. It’s a lot easier now, I think, for people who are disabled in terms to mobility, to access most of the Bishop Otter campus. We have a big project around the development of Bognor Regis which will put a lift onto the side of the Dome which currently is a building without any disabled access. I think the important thing to say is this is central to the way we plan any new building project or develop existing buildings. HOW DOES THE FACT THAT THE UNIVERSITY IS A CHURCH FOUNDATION AFFECT IT’S RUNNING? I think it’s the reason we do what we do. All universities would say they are making a difference to society and are committed to providing opportunities for people, but I think with this type of institution it is absolutely fundamental to the history and the continuance that that’s what we do. We are not driven by

IN GENERAL, AS MORE STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED AT UNIVERSITY EACH YEAR, DOES THE VALUE OF A BA HONS DECREASE IN SOCIETY? IN TURN, DOES THE VALUE OF A POST-GRADUATE INCREASE? I think the value of a BA Hons hasn’t decreased. We now have something like 42/43% of the cohort going into higher education, and a vast percentage of those graduating. Its actually putting the squeeze on people who don’t have a degree, and it makes it far more difficult for them to get a decent job. If you think that 40 years ago, less then 15% of all school leavers went to university, and now we are talking about more than 40% and probably 15% are doing postgraduate, then the postgraduate has the rarity that the BA had 40 years ago. I think you are not going to get to masters-level generally without doing the undergraduate work and graduating.What has happened in society is that the benchmark has now much more become having a degree rather than having A levels or some other level 3 qualification for serious jobs. So in some ways I would say the value of a BA Hons or BSc Hons has actually increased as it has become the ‘gold standard’. Continued Overleaf...


Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Robin Baker Talks about The Road Ahead

IS THE UNIVERSITY DEVELOPING ANY FUTURE POST-GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES, ON TOP OF THE SUCCESSFUL ONES YOU ALREADY HAVE? We are constantly looking at opportunities to expand our offer to students, in both undergraduate and postgraduate provision.To give a flavour, we are launching undergraduate degree courses in drama from next September. We are also looking at exciting possibilities for postgraduate courses. The development of the School of Enterprise, Management and Leadership in the refurbished Dome at Bognor Regis will lead to postgraduate courses in time. The key drivers for these decisions are: is there sufficient demand to run a viable programme? Are we, or could we be credible, as a provider? If the answer to both questions is ‘yes’, we will progress the exploratory project. TELL US ABOUT THE LINK BETWEEN CHICHESTER COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER. The partnership with Chichester College is hugely important to the University because, by working closely together, the collaborative partnership can offer a much bigger and better service to those we serve: to students who want to progress through the different educational levels but stay in this area while they do, to businesses who generally are not interested in whether something is Level 2 or Level 4 but just want solutions to their skills problems from a single source, to the communities in Chichester and on the West Sussex coast for whom the two institutions can achieve much more

impact by working together, for international students who want to progress from FE to HE within a single ‘Chichester experience’. Both institutions are strong in what they do. But by working closely together we can be even stronger and achieve even greater impact. We are currently exploring three areas for closer working: the possibility of a joint business school, a combined approach to international education, and greater sharing of services. IN ONE SENTENCE, WHAT IS THE UNIVERSITY’S ESTATE STRATEGY “MASTER PLAN” 2008-2013? The Estates Master Plan is a long term vision for the University for the next 20 to 30 years – it is not something that will be implemented in the next five years. Bearing this is mind, my one sentence summary would be: The implementation of the first phase of the University’s campus Master Plan is intended to deliver a significantly enhanced learning environment at Bognor Regis campus in terms of the Learning Resource Centre and social learning space, whilst at the same time support the new School of Enterprise, Leadership and Management fulfil its role in enabling educationled regeneration of the West Sussex coastal strip. ACCORDING TO THE UNIVERSITY’S ESTATE STRATEGY, 4% OF BUILDINGS AT BRC HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED AS “INOPERABLE” AND 37% AS “OPERATIONAL” BUT IN POOR CONDITION, MEETING ONLY BASIC NEEDS. WHAT PLANS ARE IN PLACE TO COMBAT THIS PROBLEM. It is worth identifying the buildings that make up the 4% ‘inoperable’ condition. These are the Sports Hall, the Cottages close to Barbara Smith Hall and the Old Health Centre.The Old Health Centre has recently been refurbished for offices and so would no longer fall into this category, the Cottages will be refurbished this year and


we are considering the future of the Sports Hall. However, none of these buildings were in educational use at the time of the survey. The 37% quoted relates to functional suitability, and not necessarily condition. We have a number of buildings at Bognor Regis that were built for a different purpose or in a different age to the one that we are now living in, and the challenge we have is to ensure that they remain suitable for 21st Century education. The statistics you quote are comparable with many universities. We have plans to refurbish the Dome as a home for the School of Enterprise, Management and Leadership, and to construct a new Learning Resource Centre, which will provide a much improved learning experience for students, including a new café and social learning space. The existing LRC will be converted into office space, for which it is much more suitable.

“We all have a part to play in making students who join us from other countries feel very welcome...” HOW IS THE REGENERATION AT BOGNOR REGIS BEING FUNDED? We have received £4.75m from our government funding agency,the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and £2m from the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA). Both of these were from successful bids for funding. We are also putting a £3.5m capital grant that we already had from HEFCE towards the schemes, and using £4.5m of our own funds. CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE SITUATION SURROUNDING THE REGENERATION OF THE BISHOP OTTER CAMPUS? The Bishop Otter campus received the lion’s share of capital investment during the ten years of our previous Estates Strategy (1996-2006). This included the new LRC, Dance studios, ArtOne, Students Union building, Music Practice Rooms and the SARC. We have also recently refurbished the Mitre Lecture Theatre and put a lift into University House at a cost of £1.1m. Therefore the immediate aim is to address the backlog of investment needs at Bognor Regis. However, we also have some exciting plans for Oaklands Park House that we are trying to raise funds for, and are aware of the needs of Sport (both in academic and recreational terms). There are always lots of ideas, the problem is always finding sufficient funding!

THE UNIVERSITY AIMS TO BE MORE ATTRACTIVE TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, HOW WILL YOU ACHIEVE THIS? The biggest problem is that international students do not know about the University of Chichester and what a great institution it is. Many universities spend vast amounts of time and money marketing themselves internationally. Not surprisingly, these tend to be the institutions that are most successful in attracting international students. We need to get Chichester better known overseas and we are developing a strategy to do this. If more international students come to us, it will help those who are with us at the moment by producing a better ‘balance’. It will also enrich the cultural experience of our UK students, for many of whom, in an increasingly globalized world, an understanding of other cultures will be important in the development of their careers. We all have a part to play – students and staff – in making students who join us from other countries feel very welcome here. DUE TO THE CURRENT FINANCIAL CLIMATE, HOW HAVE THE UNIVERSITY’S FUTURE PLANS BEEN AFFECTED? We had to reduce our bid to HEFCE for funds to invest in Bognor Regis. As many students will be aware, we hoped for sufficient funds to invest significantly in sporting facilities, but these funds were not forthcoming. Our focus at present is to ensure that we have the funds to complete the first phase of the Bognor Regis project. ARE YOU ABLE TO TELL US WHAT PLANS ARE BEING SET IN MOTION TO PROTECT THE LONG-TERM FINANCIAL HEALTH OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER? We are doing scenario planning looking at what our options might be if, as we expect, government funding to higher education is reduced by 10% to 15% over the next three to five years. In addition, we are not at all confident that there will be any future capital funding available from the government, and therefore we need to make sure we have sufficient financial headroom to invest in both campuses, and in any future strategic initiatives. There is no doubt that the next few years are going to be difficult financially, and some tough decisions are going to be made. We have to ensure that we do what is right for the long term future of the University and at the same time not forget the current needs of our students and staff.This is a challenging balancing act! Interview conducted by Rebekah Humphrey & Samuel Lovegrove


Cheesy Bites ITTTSSSSSSSSSSSS CHRISTMAAAAAAAAAAASSSSS so the classic Slade Xmas anthem goes. So it’s time again to dust off the tree, run around like crazy on Christmas Eve buying presents for loved ones and debate at length with the family that Jurassic Park is a much better choice of film than Lord of the Rings. The most exciting thing for me about Christmas is the race for the number one single. Sadly over the last few years it’s been ruined by the X Factor (Though I am actually watching this year, even I have crossed to the dark side). Writing this article in mid October I don’t have much of an idea on who will be competing against the X Factor winner (Please god don’t let Jonathon and Edward win). However early rumour’s suggest that the cute little Meerkat (Shimples) from the comperethemarket. com adverts will be releasing a Christmas ditty. Other possibilities include Susan Boyle (maybe she will cover Bo Selecta’s Proper Crimbo) whilst the death of Michael Jackson has caused a flurry of bets on Frosty the Snowman by the Jackson 5 to reach the top spot. For me you can’t beat the classics Wizzard, Slade, Cliff Richard and Mr Blobby (Well maybe not Blobby). I’ll be sat by the wireless just before 7pm on Sunday 20th December probably groaning that the X Factor winner is the UK’s official number one. I’m sure whoever has the ‘factor’ will be singing the slowest dreariest song known to man, complete with tacky video and images of tears, triumph and Danni wondering what the hell she is doing on the show in the first place (I mean she’s had such a successful music career!) I can’t wait to find out. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Cheddar’s Top 5 Christmas Number Ones 1. Shakin Steven’s – Merry Xmas Everyone (1985) 2. Band Aid – Do They Know it’s Christmas (1984) 3. East 17 – Stay Another Day (1994) 4. Cliff Richard – Mistletoe & Wine (1988) 5. Boney M – Mary’s Boy Child (1978) PS: My favourite ever Xmas tune is Fairytale of New York by the Pogues ft Kirsty McColl but surprisingly it was kept off the top spot in 1987 by The Pet Shop Boys.

Xmas Cheese Fact A popular Xmas dish in Yorkshire is cheese and Christmas cake. Wensleydale is the most popular choice. Washed down with a small glass of whisky News in Briefs: So Royal Mail went on strike. Greendale suffered as Pat wasn’t out on his rounds. Poor Ted Glenn. Did you know that Postman Pat is banned from Japanese TV as he only has three fingers and in Japanese culture this is a sign that you are a triad (Gang Member). Marge Simpson is to Pose nude for playboy. She’s not my ideal fantasy cartoon character I have to say. Jessica Rabbit now you’re talking. And Finally: A rural town in New Zealand has been forced to cancel its annual rabbit-throwing competition after complaints from animal rights groups. The annual contest coincides with the start of the pig hunting season (????) and involves children tossing dead rabbits as far as they can. Event organizer Jo Moriarty, said ‘the decision to can the event was political correctness gone mad’. One rabbit was asked to comment but he twitched his nose and said he’d lettuce know his view at a later date. Brendan McCarthy

Contact Brendan, The UCSU Vice-President, at: suvpresident@chi.ac.uk


Christmas, a magical time of year that’s spent sharing a warm intimate meal with family and enjoying a short period of well-deserved rest. But what is behind the scenes of Christmas? Is it simply an enjoyable festival or an uncontrollable commercial venture?

earlier every year and when walking through London in October I can’t help but notice the Christmas produce already appearing on the retailer’s shelves. Christmas has slowly become a retailer’s delight; it has become a business.

England used to celebrate Christmas because of their religious belief. Any ‘respectable’ family used to attend church by default every Sunday. Christians today still celebrate 25th December as the birth of Christ. But how obvious is this when walking through a shopping mall in December? Now most retailers are chastised for selling religious-related products. The political correctness people have invented neutral names such as ‘Festive Lights’. So I’m surprised to find Divali advent calendars. The advent I grew up with was a Christian festival; the countdown of the four Sundays before Christmas. What it has to do with Divali, the Hindu festival of lights, is yet to be explained to me.

The average family will spend £840 on Christmas this year despite the recession. This will be spent on food, presents and socialising. This number, surprisingly has not decreased from last year or the year before. According to the Deloitte and Touche Christmas Survey, while 24% of UK consumers intend to spend less this Christmas, 57% planned to spend the same. A further 19% of respondents said they expected to spend more. Disturbingly, 49% of 16 – 35 year olds said they intended to have a good time at Christmas “and worry about the cost later”.

This doesn’t surprise me, though, for one simple reason. When I moved into a house-share in London, I found myself and my boyfriend were the only two English citizens by birth living there, and even he is half Spanish. Don’t mistake me; I adore the multi-cultural society that London has become. And with that comes a great diversity in food, cultural events and religions. Christmas, then, gives an excuse to all religions all over the world to take time off, to be with family. It encourages charity; and best of all, it gives us all that child-like feeling of excitement and anticipation. Is the good feeling the only thing that fills the gap of religion, then, if we are to celebrate Christmas as a tradition? Unfortunately, it is now a commercialised Christmas that takes it’s place. Christmas comes

I watch in wonder when my niece and nephew take a whole day to tear at their brightly wrapped presents on Christmas day, picking the biggest boxes first, to reveal innumerable toys they will quickly become tired of or broken. Yet we feel this pressure to buy for everyone, from family, to friends, to workmates, right down to the next door neighbour’s cat. Is it the desire to give? The desire, too, for the gift to be reciprocated? After all, why do we need all these things? As a student I’ve learned to restrict my giving, and asking for what I need. No matter the reason, we seem to be consumed by the availability of being able to buy, even in a recession, which makes Christmas beyond our means. I am resolved to have a constructive Christmas, only buying what I can afford and what my close ones may actually need to survive another economic crisis. Clare Westoby


The Macklin Years - 1946-66 The Parry Years - 1966-77

On 22 October 1946 the College opened as an Emergency Teacher Training College for 200 students, recruited from members of the armed forces and other war-time services, who would follow a one year intensive course. Roy Macklin was appointed in 1944 as Principal of a ‘College in the SE of England’ with the responsibility, with Ministry of Education officials, of finding an appropriate site. In 1946 the present buildings, owned by St Michael’s School, were requisitioned by the Ministry of Works as the trustees refused to lease them. The three main houses, the Dome, Mordington and St Michael’s were originally known as Hothampton Crescent. They were built about 1790 to form the core of a fashionable new seaside resort but, in 1946, after the war-time occupation by Canadian troops, a hostel for blind evacuees and a warehouse, they were in a dilapidated condition. The Shrubbery, a Council-run day nursery, was also taken over. Roy Macklin, the former senior English master at Christ’s Hospital, a Public School, was an inspiration from the outset and established the character of the community. He appointed the staff, set out the structure of the courses and ensured that the buildings were converted, repaired and equipped in the short time of five months. The College was one of the few co-educational training colleges in the country and free of the restrictive practices common to this sector of education. There were no rules and the emphasis was on individual responsibility. A flexible time-table with lectures in mornings (including Saturdays) and evenings provided the opportunity for participation in plays, music and sports activities in the free afternoons. Most of the students and staff were resident, the community life of the College buzzed seven days a week, 14 hours a day and the students worked in an atmosphere of culture and freedom. However, the old buildings were not designed for their new purpose. The College was appallingly overcrowded and there was a shortage of specialist teaching space. The dining room was the former school chapel; the gymnasium was not large enough to accommodate all the students when used as a hall and study bedrooms, although light and spacious, had to accommodate three to nine students in dormitories. Washing facilities were primitive. In 1949 the College was established as a permanent College, owned by the local authority. A new assembly hall was opened in 1952 and the Longbrook hostel in 1956. A further expansion took place in the early ‘60s when the certificate course was extended from two to three years and the four year BEd degree was launched. Training colleges were renamed Colleges of Education to mark the first step towards a graduate teaching profession. Student numbers grew to 240. New buildings included Music, Science and Art blocks, a new library, a sports hall and changing rooms, a dining hall and kitchens. The neighbouring Northcliffe House School was taken over in 1963 to provide student accommodation. All the historic buildings were, at one time or another, private schools. These developments took place without destroying the essential character of the College and without detracting from the dignity of the old buildings.

John Parry succeeded Roy Macklin as Principal in September 1966. The College was fortunate to be guided through a turbulent period of change in teacher education by an able politician of national status. John Parry ensured the survival of the College and laid the foundations for achieving University status. Much needed to be done to expand the College in response to the government’s continued demand in the late 1960s for more teachers. As Macklin’s College, with 240 students, was too small, expansion in all directions was essential. A new education centre, library and sports pavilion were built and residential accommodation improved. Most student study-bedrooms were redecorated and modernised to include hand basins and carpets. Student numbers reached their peak of 800 in 1974. Part of this expansion arose from the opening in 1967 of the Crawley outpost. The College tradition of a unique mixed community run democratically was enhanced with new student facilities. Small social areas with coffee bars were associated with the new buildings and the former Macklin library was adapted for the Student Union and renamed the Macklin Building. The Principal introduced formal occasions for governors, staff and student officers to meet for tea or coffee. Fourth year undergraduates were given the unique opportunity to exercise responsibility as student wardens in halls of residence – a very important development as the number of resident staff dwindled. In 1973 all teacher training colleges faced an uncertain future when the DES advocated the expansion of HE while forecasting a savage 50% cut, by 1980, in student teacher numbers. The majority of colleges were not expected to survive as independent institutions but would close or combine with larger HE colleges. The amalgamation of the Bognor and Bishop Otter Colleges in 1977 to form the West Sussex Institute of Higher Education (WSIHE) safeguarded their future and enabled them to gradually diversify and develop a wide range of degree courses – many of which reflected the staff’s experience in teacher education. The Bognor Regis College, founded as an Emergency Teacher Training College has a unique history. It contributed to the WSIHE a dignified 18th century crescent, an attractive site of 33 acres and a highly qualified academic staff approved to teach the degrees validated by CNAA, the national awarding body for the polytechnic sector. Barbara Smith

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Miracle on The Hudson by Jamie Stone

Anna flicked the switch of the light to her one bedroom apartment and swung the door closed behind her. The latch clicked as the door locked automatically. There was the familiar whirring and buzzing of electricity that had not been used for a while. This building always had power cuts. It was a good thing a fuse box was placed on every floor. She idly turned on the television for some background noise. Just something to stop it being so quiet, to alert her neighbours she was back and to let that burglar that was lurking on the street outside, watching her building, know that she was home by the flashing colours escaping through the gap in the curtains. To her right she flung her suitcase onto the sofa. The handle hit the arm of the sofa with a thwack. In front of her the flicker of a blue light caught her attention. The light came from her fish tank. Her self sustaining, up to a week away cleans itself, ‘Fish-o-matic’ tank. Tango floated upside down on the surface of the water, fins moving to the slosh of the machine kicking back into action. It had been off for days. The food store had piled up in its feeder and the flakes had begun to turn green. Out of the corner of her eye she saw the news headline flash across the bottom of the television screen. White on red, clear capital letters scrolling along towards the BBC news logo: ‘Miracle On The Hudson’. Anna got a large freezer bag from the cupboard and scooped her fish up from top of its tank, dragging the thin, slick mildewed film that covered the top of the water with it. The fins lay outstretched, its tail flopping helpless to his side as his head slightly sunk below the waterline. “...No Deaths” drifted the placid, neutral voice of the reporter. Anna looked from the fish to the plane on her screen. “Figures” she said.

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Plague Child Short Story by Paul Vigg Walking through these halls I see it all. Perhaps out of morbid curiosity, I see the people who turn to look at me, as if anyone could miss it. I see other faces turn away, and the horrified eyes of those who won’t walk alongside me. They’d rather pretend I don’t exist. Then there are the ones who pretend they aren’t looking, but I feel their eyes on me. They all know what I’ve done, you see, and what I’m still doing. They shun me and avoid me because of my lover, my lover who is dead. ‘Why exactly should I be interested in this particular corpse?’ Sandra asked in a dry tone, idly stirring her fifth cup of instant coffee. It was the only kind they had anymore, since the world had crumbled away. ‘Because I’m not like any other corpse you’ve ever seen before,’ said a voice from the table beside her. Sandra’s eyes darted up from the eddies in the brown liquid she was concentrating on and locked with those of the body she had only a moment ago been virtually oblivious to. It sat up slowly and smiled amiably. ‘He’s right you know,’ said Professor Jaimes, one of the only surviving people with such a title, ‘he’s been right about a lot of things. For instance he told me his name, where he used to live and the names of everyone in his family, who, incidentally, are also corpses, but not quite like this one,’ It was a strange tableau, the tiny, bare white and grey steel room, the scrubbed clean silver table, Sandra on one side, Jaimes on the other and the very relaxed aberration between them. Sandra saw dead bodies every day, and most of them moved too. They were the bodies of the living dead, zombies as the general populace, which was now quite small, called them. However, those bodies never spoke and they certainly never smiled amiably at her. ‘What the hell is this?’ Sandra said. Her eyes flickered from Jaimes’ bespectacled face to the dead man on the table and back again several times. ‘He appears to have reacted rather differently to the virus than any other person we’ve seen so far. He’s retained a totally coherent self-awareness, memories, motor skills and speech,’ Jaimes said. He was writing things on a clipboard as they came in to his head, and also seemed to be taking notes

on everything the body on the table did. ‘My name is Harvey,’ the body said, holding out a hand to Sandra. Pausing for only a moment, she walked over to him and shook it. ‘Sandra,’ she said. She found herself unable to move her eyes away from his; they were large, deep and warm brown, with only a hint of the sickening yellow of jaundice showing around the pupils. She felt as if she was sinking in to them. In some other part of her mind her years of medical training were appraising him. He was male, perhaps six foot something in height, slim build, in good shape. He showed no signs of ill health other than the slight drying of his skin and the pale tone that came from lack of any blood flow at all. ‘How long has he been dead?’ she asked. ‘About two days, give or take,’ Harvey said before the Professor could speak. ‘You remember dying?’ Sandra asked, horrified. A million questions began to filter through her mind. ‘Not exactly,’ Harvey said, in a voice that Sandra now noticed was smooth and confident, ‘I remember getting sick, sicker than I’ve ever been, and collapsing in the street. When I woke up again I was…here.’ Sandra’s eyes travelled over his body slowly. She maintained in her own mind that she was trying to work out how he’d been infected, but in reality she was beginning to notice just how in shape he was, how well formed his features were and how rich and thick his hair was, how strong his arms were. ‘I don’t understand,’ she said, ‘how were you infected? I don’t see any wounds.’ Harvey rolled over on to his side and Sandra saw the huge, red raw bite mark on his lower back. It was dry and cracking because his body wasn’t healing it. It would have been unbearably painful had Harvey been able to feel anything. ‘Have you got any idea how this might have happened?’ Sandra asked, turning to Professor Jaimes. The Professor looked at her and simply shrugged. That was the first time I met him and it made a strong impression on me. What disturbed me most was that I had looked at his body with desire even though I knew it was dead. Over the next few months we conducted all kinds of experiments on him to try and find how he had managed to stay aware and stable when every other person we had seen infected had become a mindless creature filled with a violent Continued overleaf...


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through intense stimulation. Sandra and Harvey were the first to discover this, as far as they knew. ‘That wound on my side split again,’ Harvey said, sighing. It was a pure affectation, he no longer needed to breath, yet he could make use of his lungs when he wanted to. ‘Sorry,’ Sandra said. They were both fully aware that physical activity of any kind would only speed up the decline of Harvey’s body, but they were unable to help themselves. They also knew there was a time limit on their relationship, and so they weren’t wasting any. ‘What do you think Professor Jaimes will do with me once I’ve become too ruined to use in experiments?’ Harvey asked. ‘I suspect he’ll want you sent outside,’ Sandra replied. ‘I suppose that’s the best thing,’ Harvey said. Sandra turned to look at him and frowned, shocked by his resignation to such a fate. ‘You know I won’t let them do that right?’ she asked him. Harvey didn’t reply, just stared vacantly at the ceiling. ‘You won’t want to do this with me when my skin is too split to repair and I’m too decayed to perform, now will you?’ he said vaguely. The thought of it often stabbed at Sandra in unexpected moments but she had always pushed it away until now. It was true, the bizarre attraction she felt for him couldn’t last through his continued deterioration. ‘I’ll still love you though,’ she said, and kissed his cheek. Harvey rolled over to look at her and there was something in his eyes that frightened her. ‘I don’t want you to see me become a rotting thing, like the millions outside, I don’t want you to see me like that,’ he said, his voice fiercely intent. ‘But…’ Sandra began, and then Harvey rolled out of the bed and stood naked in front of her. ‘Look at me, even now,’ he said. She couldn’t hide from the plainly visible truth, his skin was beginning to rot in patches, one of his hands had ceased to work and he had become terribly thin. He looked to her, for the first time, like a walking corpse. ‘How long will it be before this won’t work?’ he asked, grabbing his groin, ‘Or before the rot inside me begins to stink too badly for you to cover up with chemicals?’ Sandra turned away, her eyes welling with tears. It was all true, but how could she face it? Not just because he was her lover, but it was just too grotesque to admit. How could she ever face the fact that the man she slept with nearly every night now was an undead creature that was rotting inside as he made love to her? Walking through the halls I see it all, as if anyone could miss it. But they don’t even know, they won’t know for several months yet, the true terror of my situation. Because I’m going to find Harvey now, find him and tell him what we’ve done. I’m going to find my decaying undead lover and tell him that I’m pregnant with his child. Paul Vigg


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“We fairies are not bad Or vicious or mean We just want to take you From the horrors we’ve seen “So follow my little pixies And listen to my gnomes For they will take you far away From your cramped and horrid homes” The fairies called for followers As they sang down the street And children woke from their beds And followed the sound so sweet. They danced and they ran, Eager for a new life. They didn’t even think Of their future strife. “Come join us, little children We have a place of fun” But they lied. When the children entered The fairies ate every single one. Rebekah Humphrey

Oh Christmas Angel The chiming bells Seem hollow this year. The falling snow too cold. The sky is empty No Santa or Reindeer. The Christmas tree seems old. The fairy lights Flash dull and bleak. The snowman begins to melt. The choir singing, Is quiet and weak. Long gone is the excitement I felt. Oh Christmas angel Where have you gone? The earth is left cold and wet. Oh Christmas angel Where were you from That first Christmas we met. Holly Parker

Visiting Nanny Have you seen my dog? I think she may want her dinner I would ask the ladies but they sleep most of the day or nodding look out the windows at the blue hyacinths nodding I usually walk her every day but I haven’t been so steady on my feet lately. I think she is hungry was hungry will be hungry I’m sorry my memory is not what it used to be when I was younger when I was in the WAF when I was married when I was in the WAF in Dublin I worked on the telephones at the end of the war hello? Hello? Hold please It’s my dog’s dinner time have you seen her? Hello? Hello? I must get back without me it will be chaos hello? I need to call my mother and let her know I am here she’s a bitch the pup of a Crufts winner she barks when she wants her dinner my father will come to pick me up yesterday, today, tomorrow my daughter sister cousin came to visit she brought my dog and told me my father died a year before she was born. I don’t think she’s feeding her. My husband will be home soon he’s diabetic and has to eat at the same time every day spam, dried egg and cabbage it could kill him I’ll feed the dog when he gets home. Frankie Jones


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So it’s that time of year, deadlines are looming and the (up to now) simple task of finding a seat in the library suddenly kicks us into panic mode. Of course for some, a proud sense of achievement is incentive enough to finish that last reference, but for those of us who need that extra push, the glittering light at the end of tunnel is the thought of the Christmas holidays, and what better way to start the festive party season than the funfair filled excitement of the Snowball?! With essays and exam revision clogging up valuable shopping time, finding the perfect winter ball ensemble is sure to be taking a backseat- So to ease the strain (on the clothing side of things) this issue is devoted to giving you some budget busting ideas, so come Dec 11th you’ll be ready to don the headphones or ride the rodeo feeling festive, free and fantastic! Amy Francesca Mitchell

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After numerous presentations, essays and exams at the end of this first semester it is difficult to finally let your mind relax and wonder into the blissful thoughts of Christmas and the festive season to come. Yes, there will be a great deal of parties and alcohol to get you into the celebratory mood, but nothing makes me personally feel like Christmas has arrived until the comforting scent of roast potatoes and succulent meat cooking beautifully in the kitchen is drifting through the house. A traditional Christmas dinner is a great way to celebrate not only the finale to the mountain of work that is now complete and out of your hands; but also to say a fond farewell for a short period of time to your closest uni friends and housemates. If you’re now thinking that this sounds like a great idea but would simply be too much effort or even too expensive to cook then think again…! Being a student, money and budgeting is always a major issue to consider especially around the Christmas period when buying presents has created an even bigger dent in the overdraft. However, we’ve explored the latest deals in each of the top supermarkets closest to the University for you, in order to find the necessary ingredients to create the perfect traditional Christmas dinner on a budget. We compared prices at Sainsbury’s, Tesco’s, Waitrose and even Iceland. In conclusion though, Tescos has come out tops with the cheapest prices of which we have shown right...

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Now that the shopping is complete and the budget has been divided, it’s time to get cooking… 1. Firstly preheat the oven to the required temperature. 2. Secondly, put a saucepan of water on to boil. In the meantime peel the potatoes and cut them in half. Put them onto boil and keep checking them with a knife until they are soft. 3. Put a couple of large dollops of lard into a baking tray and pop it in the oven.This will later be used to roast the potatoes in. 4. Now carefully cut the turkey steaks in half. Mix the stuffing mixture in a bowl with boiling water until it reaches a nice consistency, and then spoon it into the turkey along with a little cranberry sauce. 5. Hopefully now the potatoes will be soft and can be drained and transferred into the fat in the oven. Keep checking them every 20 minutes or so and turning them so that they cook and crisp evenly. 6. Now it is time to prepare the sausages. With a knife prick the sausages all over as this will allow the fat to escape whilst cooking and then wrap each of them in a piece of bacon and place onto a tray. 7. Both the turkey and the sausages are now ready to be placed in the oven with the potatoes. 8. Meanwhile peel the carrots and chop into slices. Also, cut the ends of the brussel sprouts and peel a few leaves away. 9. Once the turkey and sausages have been in the oven for about 15 minutes it is time to boil the vegetables. Approximately 15 minutes should be adequate. 10. Finally, once the turkey and the sausages are cooked, you can use the fat from the baking trays to make the gravy. Place the meat on a separate dish before mixing the juices together as well as some water from the vegetables and some extra gravy granules to thicken the mixture up. 11. Drain the vegetables and take the potatoes out of the oven. It is now time for you to dish up your traditional Christmas dinner and serve. Also don’t forget the wine that was included into the amazing budget too! And for afters… traditional mince pies and custard, hot or cold. Enjoy! Chloe Christine

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DEPRESSION IS NOT A SIGN OF WEAKNESS; IT IS A CHRONIC CONDITION THAT MAY REQUIRE LONG-TERM MANAGEMENT Depression is often an illness. If you’re depressed, the usual feelings of sadness that we all experience temporarily remain for weeks, months or even years. They can be so intense that daily life is affected. You can’t work normally, you don’t want to be with your family and friends, and you stop enjoying the things you usually do. If you’re depressed, you may feel worthless, hopeless and constantly tired. If you have milder depression, you can probably keep going but will find everyday tasks difficult. If you have severe depression, you may find your feelings so unbearable that you start thinking about suicide. About one in 10 of us will develop some form of depression in our lives, and one in 50 has severe depression. It affects not only those with depression, but also their families and friends. The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people suffering from depression make a full recovery. Depression isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a chronic (long-term) condition that may require long-term management or treatment. Some people only have depression once, but many people have repeated episodes. If you think that you are depressed, getting help as soon as you can may prevent your depression getting worse. The exact causes of depression aren’t fully known. It seems more likely to occur if there’s depression in the family, but having a depressed relative doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily become depressed yourself. Furthermore, there are a number of lifestyle factors or influences in the world around you that may increase the risk of you developing depression. Becoming depressed commonly involves a number of events that combine to take you into a downward

spiral. Studies suggest women are about twice as likely to have depression as men, but this may be because women are more likely to seek help. Some studies have suggested depression is more likely as we get older and it’s more common among people who face difficult social and economic circumstances. Depression is complex and the risk of developing it may increase if you experience a stressful life event such as bereavement or a relationship breakdown. It takes most people time to come to terms with these kinds of events. You’re at a higher risk of depression if, when these stressful events happen, you stop seeing friends and family and try to deal with things on your own. Being active is good for all of us, but especially important for people suffering with depression and those at risk of it. Research shows that physical activity and exercise can reduce symptoms of depression and contribute to positive feelings of wellbeing. Building more physical activity into your lifestyle is one way to beat the blues. You don’t need to run marathons - there are gentler ways of increasing activity levels, such as walking, dancing or climbing the stairs. Also if you are feeling depressed try not to drink alcohol as it is a depressant and will make you feel even worse. It’s important to seek help from your GP if you think you may be depressed. If you’re feeling suicidal or in a crisis of depression, contact your GP as soon as possible. If you can’t, or don’t want to speak to your GP about it, you can contact the Samaritans on 08457 909090. The lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Alternatively, visit the Samaritans website or email jo@ samaritans.org. You can also contact Simon Peers (the Uni’s Mental Health Adviser) by email at s.peers@chi. ac.uk; telephone on 01243 816402 or finally by mobile on 07739 983704. Please remember that not everyone finds Christmas a fun time of year.

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Be AWARE of DRINKS...

“I like to drink responsibly, and I like to try and be more creative with what I drink than the usual pint of lager and packet of crisps”; Article by Mark Harding Alcoholic beverages, when consumed in a sensible manner, and drunk with good friends or family can be very enjoyable. Over the christmas period why not try some festive drinks that can get you, your family and your friends chatting randomness and getting close at a time when they are, after all, the people that matter most. All in that merry, ho ho ho and general good festive spirit. Anyway, enough of all that soppy stuff, on to the drinks that are oh so festive and oh so tasty... (As if it mattered what they taste like anyway!) In this article I will be recommending and explaining what drinks to make and how to make them, to get you in to the mood for the much anticipated christmas period...

SNOWBALL A snowball is a very festive drink and literally has the texture of snow if it were yellow. I know how to make yellow snow too, but I’m not too sure it’s appropriate for this article... Ingredients: Add plenty of ice to a tall glass, pour 50ml of Advocaat (right) over the ice, and fill to the top with nice cold sparkling lemonade. If more of a kick is required, try adding some sweet brown sherry! Very nice. (Advocaat should be available at any good off licence or supermarket).

Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is an age old classic, and very simple unless you want to try acquiring your own spices! Ingredients: Get a good, cheap, bottle of your favourite red wine (make sure it isn’t spiced, just read the tasting notes on the back) then get a pack of ‘mulled wine spices’ from any good supermarket, really easy to find at this time of year, put the both of them in a pan on the stove heat on a medium heat for 5 minutes. (For a more rustic taste add some sliced citrus fruits like oranges). Then ladel the wine into your glass and serve with yummy mince pies!!! Warms you up and is surpisingly tasty.

Eggnog To be honest I have never tried eggnog, but I have always been intrigued by what it tastes like, this may just be the year I make the big bold step to try the illusive tipple. Ingredients: 2 pts milk, 50g sugar, 6 eggs, vanilla essence, 200ml brandy. 1. Place the milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla essence in a medium pan and heat gently, without boiling, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. 2. The egg nog can be chilled at this stage or served hot. 3. To serve, divide brandy between glasses and then add eggnog. Should serve 4-6. Nice. Make these traditional Christmas drinks to impress your family and friends!


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y l i c n a F Hello girls and boys. Welcome to Fancily Dressed! An article all about giving you little ideas for what to wear to Theme Nights; Skint (Zee Bar on Mondays) and Broke (MII Bar on Tuesdays). Now we know that not everyone will want to wear exactly the same as us! But by showing you what we have done, we hope to encourage you to go out and be creative too! We have road-tested all of our ideas and we can assure you that they are easy to make, cheap and look fantastic!

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first semester drawing to a close, end the semester As the end of the term draws near that shouldn’t limit your with a sexy outfit for what is always a guaranteed fancy dress potential. So regardless whether you have blown all good night at the MII Christmas theme night. your student loan, we have an idea which will guarantee a super Simply pop down to the nearest 99p shop (or other cheap outfit which will look amazing. cheap shops which sell random stuff) and buy Get a plain white yourself a Christmas present sack (which is large short-sleeved t-shirt enough for you to get into). Then you need to and paint 118 on cut the seam at the bottom of the sack, making the T-Shirt. Pop on a a dress. It is not essential but perhaps advisable pair of poorly fitting to sew along the side seams of the sack, to shorts or boxers, also prevent any possible sack related casualties long white football such as split seams… that may lead to a socks are a must with a potential ‘flash’. Undo the string tie at the pair of white plimsolls. top of the sack and re-adjust to suit your Add a white headband individual needs. and a drawn on (or real) Accessories are a necessity so add a bit of moustache to complete the look. tinsel, a ball-ball and a pair of killer heels Once your outfit is complete, and get ready to end the semester in you can dance the night away style. Left to Right: S ophie W in true 118-118 style. Sophie Woollard oo llard &

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Beat The Winter Blues Indian Head Massage combats headaches, tension and tiredness. Treat yourself and feel refreshed.

Winter has settled upon us and Christmas is looming. This festive season signals the end of exams but for many it marks the countdown to D-day – Dissertation. Celebratory excess and grade anxieties can result in headaches, depression, insomnia, low self-esteem, and in some cases, paranoia. But don’t worry because Exploded brings you a fast, free and effective solution. With a 20-minute massage you can wipe out winter blues and feel invigorated, rested and ready for anything – even another night at the Zee bar! Indian Head Massage is an ancient technique perfect for the modern world. It revives deadened brain cells by sending fresh oxygen into the blood stream; it releases tension stored in the neck and shoulders through simple massage strokes; and if done regularly, restores shine to dull hair. So sit comfortably, switch off your phone, play soothing music and treat yourself, friend or loved one to a massage:

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Step 1 - Preparation 1.1 Sit with a straight back and both feet on the ground. Close your eyes and breathe deeply through your nose 3 times. Allow your eyes and jaw to soften and let your shoulders drop. 1.2 Breathe deeply and exhale, turning your head to the right. Inhale back to centre and exhale to the left, careful not to overextend your neck. Repeat 3 times. 1.3 Inhale again, then, on the exhale drop your head towards your chest and slowly rotate to the right. Repeat in the other direction. 1.4 Inhale and lift your shoulders then let them drop, exhaling quickly. Repeat several times. Now stretch your arms up and rotate your wrists.You’re ready! Step 2 – Massage 2.1 (pic) Spend 5 minutes ‘shampooing’ your scalp with your fingertips. Increase and decrease the friction to suit you and don’t forget the base of the head, under the occipital bone. This is a tension hot spot so get in deep with your thumbs. BEWARE - hangovers need a gentle touch! 2.2 Grab hold of your hair, close to the scalp, and give it a good tug. Repeat several times to encourage fresh blood into the hair follicle. This relaxes the scalp and is not as painful as it sounds! 2.3 Tap your head with your fingertips, like raindrops. It’s wonderfully soothing! 2.4 (pic) Place the heel of your hands on your temples and gently squeeze several times. Then rotate your hands in wide circular movements in both directions. 2.5 Using your finger pads, press firmly along the ridge of your eyebrow and eye socket, and along the bone from the centre of the nose, above the cheeks and out to the lymphatic drainage point at the entrance to the ears. This works directly on the sinuses to relieve any bunged up, nasal feelings associated with colds and sinusitis. 2.6 Give your earlobes some attention by pulling, flicking and massaging them. There are over a hundred acupressure points around the ear, each relating to a specific body part, and if done well this is very sensuous. 2.7 (pic) Now tilt your head back slightly and work your fingers down your neck. Using oil for example almond, olive or sesame, is great but not essential. Massage the neck getting right up and under the occipital bone and down to the top of the spine. 2.8 (pic) Finally use your right hand to massage, squeeze and lift the left shoulder, then the left hand on the right shoulder. Any redness is a normal, healthy sign that blood is circulating. Step 3 – After care 3.1 Drink plenty of water to assist the elimination of toxins. 3.2 Sleep if you need to. 3.3 Avoid alcohol or caffeine for at least one hour. 3.4 Repeat the massage weekly for optimum results. Loretta Flockhart

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If you’d prefer a professional massage but don’t want to pay over the odds, check out the Oasis Salon at Chichester College for student deals. Tel: 01243 776227 or 01243 812935.

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Why is the third year so hard? – Confused Guy Hi Tori. What shall I do if I get sneezed on by a fresher with Swine Flu? – Richard Swine flu is something that everyone is concerned about at the moment Richard. The fact is that swine flu is not “fresher’s flu” so there is no reason to believe that freshers are any more likely to get it. I would simply advise anyone who believes themselves to have flu, whether they think it is ordinary flu or not, to check out the swine flu symptoms on NHS Direct and use common sense to work out whether you have it or not. Also, don’t go around sneezing on other people, it’s not nice!

I’m addicted to bejewelled blitz. Do you think this will affect my degree? – Gem Stone. I’m a bit addicted to Bejewelled Blitz myself and if you’re not careful it does use up a lot of time that could be better spent on your degree. However everyone needs time to relax and unwind so as long as you’re not silly with the amount of time you spend playing it then it shouldn’t affect your degree. If you start having dreams about playing Bejewelled (I know two people who have admitted to this!) then maybe you should cut down a little.

What is the point in studying for my degree if the world is going to end in 2012 – Mr Bob

Third year is hard…because it is. I’m in my third year and I agree with you that it is pretty tricky but then it is our final year so I suppose we should expect it to be hard. If you’re really struggling then maybe you should book tutorials with your lecturers, explain that you’re feeling a bit bogged down by it all and ask them for help.

Why is there nothing worth watching on TV anymore – Terry I don’t know Terry. I know that during the summer season broadcasters don’t bother putting on any of the most popular programmes because they think people are more likely to be out as the weather should be nice. Now it’s coming up to winter hopefully there will be better programmes on the goggle-box.

I have a gay friend and he has had inappropriate comments made to him in the bar. Is there anything I can do about it? – Anonymous Student The Student Union are keen to let students know that we do not approve of such instances of offense, and we are doing our utmost to stop this from happening. If you or any of your friends overhear people being bullied for any reason, whether it’s because of their orientation, race or anything else, please tell the bar staff. They will then take the appropriate steps to ensure that this does not happen again.

The world could end for any of us at any time. I could get run over by a bus tomorrow. I think if I got run over by the uni bus then the only positive thing would be that we might get free bus fares again…or maybe not! I’m alright because I’ll have finished my degree by 2012 so, if the world does end, then at least I can have “Tori Siegler, BA Hons” on my gravestone. The fact is that we’re all here to get a degree so let’s be optimistic and presume that the world won’t end in 2012. If it does, c’est la vie!

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Binder’s Guide

Cardiff

Location: Cardiff is located in the south of Wales and is found in the county of South Glamorgan Interesting facts: Cardiff has not one but a staggering five castles in various states dotted around the city, and it has been claimed that Cardiff has the highest concentration of castles of any city around the world. These being Cardiff Castle (the main one), Castell Coch, St Fagans Castle, Llandaff Bishop’s Palace and the ruins of Twmpath Castle. Cardiff was only granted the title of city in October 1905 (by King Edward VII) and was made capital of Wales in December 1955, just beating Caernarfon to the title. Points of Interest: Cardiff has a lovely infusion of historic and modern architecture, ranging from Cardiff Castle and Llandaff Cathedral to the ultra-modern Millennium Stadium and the Wales Millennium Centre. Due to the sheer size of this city it is not possible to describe all of the sights Cardiff has to offer, but to sum up; Cardiff is one of the top 10 retail destinations in the UK, with two main shopping streets (Queen Street and St. Mary Street) and three main shopping arcades (St David’s Centre, Queens Arcade and the Capitol Centre). If you constantly crave peace and quiet from the hubbub of life, 10% of Cardiff’s total area is made up of green spaces and parkland. Finally for the drinkers among us Cardiff has a strong nightlife with many bars, clubs and pubs littered around the city. Famous People: Roald Dahl (Children’s author), Ken Follett (author), Henry Morgan (17th century pirate), Ivor Novello (Musician and whom the Ivor Novello awards are named after), Shirley Bassey (Singer), Charlotte Church (Classical/pop singer) Travel: Cardiff, being the major transport hub in Wales, is unsurprisingly easy to get to by all manner of transport. By road the M4 connects Cardiff to England all the way to London and the A470 connects Cardiff to the rest of Wales. By rail there are two train stations serving the city to places beyond, Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street, both being the first and second biggest train stations in Wales respectively. Finally Cardiff International Airport is the only airport in Wales and is accessible to and from most of the major airports around the world.

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Dundee

Location: Dundee is located on the eastern side of Scotland on the north bank of the Firth of Tay. It is the fourth largest city in Scotland.

Interesting facts: Dundee is often referred to as the City of Discovery, in honour of Dundee’s rich history of scientific activities and of the RRS Discovery, Robert Falcon Scott’s vessel he took to the Antarctic, which was built in Dundee and is now berthed in the city harbour. Dundee is Scotland’s first ‘Fibrecity’.There are only two Fibrecities in the UK, one in Dundee and the other in Bournemouth. If, like me, you have no idea what a Fibrecity is, go to: http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Fibrecity

Points of Interest: For the cultured among us, there is The Dundee Repertory Theatre and the Caird Hall featuring regular dance and orchestral delights respectively. For the art/history/ astronomy types, there are numerous galleries exhibiting all sorts of art and items from Dundee’s history and natural history. Dundee is also home to Britain’s only full time public observatory, Mills Observatory on the summit of Balgay Hill. History-wise, like Cardiff there are many castles and museums such as Broughty Castle and museum to whet the appetite of many history lovers. Finally, for the retail therapy lovers, Dundee boasts three shopping centres in the shape of Wellgate, Overgate and the Forum Centre. Famous People: KT Tunstall (Singer) went to the High School of Dundee, Brian Molko (lead singer of Placebo) Snow Patrol (Northern Irish rock band) was formed by pupils at the University of Dundee Travel: The main road in and out of Dundee is the A90 which connects the city to the M90 and Perth in the north and Aberdeen and Forfar to the west. On the south side the A92 connects the city to the county of Fife and beyond, via the Tay Road Bridge. Buses regularly run to and from the Seagate bus terminus to the rest of Scotland and beyond. Train-wise, Dundee has two main stations, the Dundee (Tay Bridge) Station and the Broughty Ferry Station. Again services are pretty regular in and out from both. By air, Dundee Airport only offers commercial flights to London City airport, Birmingham International Airport and Belfast City and can serve small aircraft. If you don’t fancy jetting from any of those or can’t fly a plane, then the next best option is to fly into Edinburgh Airport 59 miles to the south.

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BEAN & GONE

Starbucks Coffee Master Jan Hewitt gives a brief history of coffee, from the Legend of the Goat Herder, to the present day Latte and Cappuccino... 800-900 The first reported discovery of coffee berries is through a legend. It states that Kaldi from the Galla tribe in Ethiopia noticed that his goats were more frisky after eating the berries of a local shrub. He tried them himself and found he became more active and lively. He told a monk about this magical shrub and after collecting a few berries the monk crushed them into a powder and added some boiling water. Although the beans were obviously not roasted this may well have been the first ever ‘cup of coffee’. The monks saw this berry as a ‘present from the Lord’ as it allowed them to stay awake during their long prayers. Whether this legend is true or false it is agreed that coffee was first found in Ethiopia. c1000 Arabian traders bring coffee back to their homeland They also began to cultivate the plant on plantations for the first time. They began to boil the beans, creating a drink they called ‘qahwa’ (literally, that which prevents sleep). Many warriors used to eat the coffee cherries before they went into battle believing it to give them extra power. 1453 Coffee is introduced to Constantinople (modern day Istanbul) by Ottoman Turks. Kiva Han, the world’s first coffee shop, opened in 1475 and still exists today in a cobblestoned street in Istanbul.Through Kiva Han the popularity of coffee surged during the 1500s and 1600s. Coffee trees were planted in huge quantities in

many parts of the Arabian Peninsula and in Yemen. In Kiva Han itself men met to socialise, play games and of course drink coffee.The preference was for coffee ‘hot and black’. 1600 Coffee enters Europe through the port of Venice. Up until this time coffee had been seen as a Muslim beverage and against his advisor’s wishes Pope Clement VIII took the decision to baptize coffee as the Christian beverage. 1607 Coffee introduced to North America Captain John Smith, reputed to be one of the founders of Virginia at Jamestown, introduced coffee to North America.

1652 First coffee house opens in London, coffee became known as ‘bitter brew’ and it even began to overtake English ale in popularity. In some circles it was seen as unpatriotic to drink coffee rather than beer. However despite the negativity many men preferred the brighter atmosphere of the coffee house versus the dark taverns. Important institutions were born in coffee houses Stockbrokers met at Garraways which later became the London Stock Exchange. Edward Lloyd owned a coffee house in Tower Street in London where ship owners, merchants and captains met to converse about shipping news. Soon newsletters summarising marine news were being published and rapidly Lloyd’s became a place for obtaining insurance. As a result the London society of underwriters came to be known (to this day) as ‘Lloyds’ (left).

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1690 With a coffee plant smuggled out of the Arab port of Mocha, the Dutch became the first to transport and cultivate coffee commercially, in Ceylon, and in their East Indian colony, Java. Amsterdam became a trading centre for coffee and coffee trees also became precious gifts. 1714 The mayor of Amsterdam sent a young coffee tree to King Louis XIV of France as a present. It was known as the ‘Noble Tree’. The tree was nurtured in the first European greenhouse and is believed to be the ‘father’ of many coffea arabica trees alive today in the former French colonies of Central/Latin America. 1727 Brazil enters the coffee market. A Brazilian Lieutenant Colonel Francisco de Melo Palheta was sent by his government to resolve a conflict between the French and the Dutch colonies in Guiana. He settled the disagreement but began an affair with the wife of French Guiana’s Governor. When he left the colony the Governor’s wife presented M. Palheta with a bouquet, within which were well-concealed fertile seeds of coffee so ensuring the start of what was to become the world’s biggest coffee producing country. 1869 Coffee leaf rust appears in Ceylon (modern day Sri Lanka) It destroys most of the plantations in India, Ceylon and other parts of Asia during the next decade. 1882 The New York Coffee Exchange opens called the CSCE (Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange) 1900 Decaffeination discovered. Caffeine was first discovered and isolated towards the end of 1900 and the first process to decaffeinate coffee, solvent decaffeination, was developed in Germany.

1908 The first coffee filter was invented by housewife Melitta Bentz. She was trying to brew coffee without leaving grounds in the bottom of the cup. Using her son’s school blotting paper she cut out a round piece and placed it in a metal cup, filled it with ground coffee and poured water through it. In June of 1908 the Melitta coffee filter papers were patented. 1933 Dr Earnest Illy develops the first automatic espresso machine Dr Illy today is known as the father of espresso and has received the Lifetime Coffee Achievement Award from the Speciality Coffee Industry 1938 Nestlé instant coffee is invented. Following extensive research, Max Mortgenthaler, a scientist in Switzerland, achieved an instant coffee that kept its flavour. In 1938 NESCAFÉ was launched in Switzerland. The product’s name was a combination of Nestlé and café. 1947 Essentially the espresso machine was invented at the start of the century using steam however, Achilles Gaggia developed his espresso machine during the war years and by 1947 had developed a new espresso machine eliminating the need for steam to produce the perfect espresso. 1971 Starbucks Coffee Company opens its first coffee store in Seattle’s Pike Place roasting and selling whole and ground coffee beans. 1987 It wasn’t until 1987 that Howard Schultz realized his dream and bought Starbucks Coffee Company, turning its’ coffee stores into coffee shops and the rest, as they say, is history…… Jan Hewitt

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1960s; it’s a big straight-six, which, although well proven, is over engineered, like most West German engineering practices. The issue is that the designers have not developed a new motor like the Japanese, but continued to use ancient plans, even though it’s not the best option when complying with emissions regulations. This model is rather erratic, with a dodgy automatic gearbox; truly terrible tick-over that kills the engine after half an hour; abysmal manifold gaskets that produce smoke from the centre of the engine and chronic bulkhead rust. On the plus side all the electrics still work, the leather seats are comfy and the wood veneer is rather snazzy. If buying a cheap car do not buy a prestige, as parts are excruciatingly expensive, insurance can cost thirty times more than the value of the vehicle itself and reliability can be terrible as previous owners cannot afford to maintain the car properly. There are some awful nicknames regarding old used BMW’s, which are not suitable for printing.Try the old Honda Accord or Rover 600 that were built in the UK and are cheap, yet reliable.The BMW looks pretty, even if it’s worn out.

Price: £150 / 80 000 miles (apx.) Tax: £125 - 12 month / £68.75 - 6 month Performance: 0-60 in 15.9seconds, 47 mpg Insurance: Group 3

Price: £150 / 130 000 miles (apx.) Tax: £190 - 12 month / £104.50 - 6 month Performance: 0-60 in 10.6 seconds, 13 mpg Insurance: Group 17

Nissan Micra 1.0l GX (1996) The Nissan Micra was designed in Japan, yet has always been

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EATING ISN’T CHEATING Fed up of eating beans out of a can with the nine of diamonds as a spoon each day? Fancy eating out for a change without having to commit armed robbery to afford it? Then here is the essential guide to a meal out and to why being a student can come in handy. Start off your week with 25% off Monday nights from steaks to pizza to salads to burgers at Frankie and Benny’s. Then when you are adequately full head up to Zee bar for Skint to continue a great night, suited and booted for the weeks theme. Tuesday nights are all about pizzas with two for one at Pizza Express or with the NUS extra card you can get 20% off every night. With a pizza starting from as little as £6.05 for a margarita, that means that instead of spending a small fortune on a meal out you could be spending your pocket change from your previous night out. Although you may think French food involves eating frogs legs and snails (although having tried them both myself neither are that bad) Cafe Rouge provides you with a wonderful variety of French food. Head over for lunch where you can get a set lunch Prix Fix menu available every day from 12-5pm. It offers great value at £5.95 for one course, £7.95 for two courses and £9.95 for 3 courses. Unfortunately all insects and wildlife will be kept outside the restaurant! For Thursday nights pop onto the Prezzo’s website where you can download and print the voucher for a starter, main and drink all for £10, then with voucher in hand head on down to the Chichester high street branch

where you can lord it up for the night and see how the other side live. Then as the weekend approaches and you need that extra time in front of the mirror making sure you look your best for the evening before getting stuck into the loud mouth soup and throwing some shameless dance moves, a quick and easy meal is needed. So for delivery or to grab a bite on your way out, head down to Chichester Gate where you will find Dominos in which you should hopefully still have the voucher book left over from your fresher’s pack that entitles you to any pizza any size for £9.99, and of course the good people of Dominos deliver as well straight to your doorstep. Or head down and see Ronald and the Hamburgler at McDonalds and get either a hamburger, cheeseburger or McFlurry with the purchase of an extra value meal when you present your student ID. And for those with the NUS Extra card a free medium fries can be claimed when you buy a Big Mac or McChicken sandwich. However the key to Pandora’s Box of eating out cheaply is this website www.studentbeans.com where you can print off vouchers and deals for many restaurants and eateries in the Chichester area.These include enjoying any main meal for just £1 when you buy any other main meal at Ask, and 50% off main meals at Zizzi. Just type in any restaurant name and the chances are there will be a great offer to choose from, including ones for the restaurants above that I have mentioned... Bon Appétit! Alice Brickell

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