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U NION N E WS

Le Nurb - September 2012

introducing your student officers Peter Smallwood

James Ward

Gary O’Brien

VP ACADEMIC REPRESENTATION

VP COMMUNITY WELFARE

VP STUDENT ACTIVITIES

James considers the student community and the welfare of students at Brunel. He oversees some of the services offered by the Union, and runs campaigns.

Gary leads the way in sport, societies and RAG activity around campus. Get in touch with him, and get engaged with Brunel life!

Peter is here to promote, encourage and extend academic representation at the University, and to lead on academic policy and oversee the Student Rep scheme. What is your nickname: Smallwood, Pete, Mr Vice President What degree did you do: Politics What halls were you in during Freshers: My House, so I love every halls equally! What was your favourite Olympic sport: Diving or anything with topless men What would your last meal be: Fish and Chips

Promise Phillips

What is your favourite movie: Brassed Off

UBS PRESIDENT As UBS President, Promise is the nominal head of the Union. He oversees its democracy and is involved in all the aspects that the Union brings you. What is your nickname: James Blake What degree did you do: Financial computing What halls were you in during Freshers: Clifton- The best halls ever!! What was your favourite Olympic sport: 400m What would your last meal be: Jollof Rice What is your favourite movie: King arthur and Lord of the Rings Return of the King (part 3) What is your guilty pleasure: Women? What do you think is the best thing about Brunel: The one campus structure Most unusual thing to happen to you at Brunel: I was shocked when this really hot girl said she liked me Best thing that has happened to you at Brunel: I guess when I got my degree, it made me happy that I have met one of my life goals Any tips to this years Freshers: ask lots of questions, QUESTION EVERYTHING! Contact Promise: Email: su.president@brunel.ac.uk Facebook.com/brunel.pres @brunelpres 01895 266 623

What is your guilty pleasure: Lefties :P What do you think is the best thing about Brunel: The Student Union (Obviously) Most unusual thing to happen to you at Brunel: Getting a standing ovation in Locos after singing Goldfinger or running a “Drag Bingo” session dressed as my split personality Nina VanDick Best thing that has happened to you at Brunel: I think graduating after countless months of hard work, has to be up there. It made my parents really proud! Any tips to this year’s Fresher’s: These are the best few years of your life. Embrace and enjoy every opportunity that you are presented with, leave with no regrets.

What is your nickname: Jimbob, Jimmy Ward, Socrates What degree did you do: Politics and History What halls were you in during Freshers: The Mighty Mill Hall

What degree did you do: Sports Science (Exercise and Fitness) What halls were you in during Freshers: Fleming

What was your favourite Olympic sport: athletics

What was your favourite Olympic sport: Boxing, Track cycling, wheelchair tennis

What would your last meal be: Something involving chicken with cake for dessert

What would your last meal be: Meatballs and pasta topped with cheese and herbs

What is your favourite movie: Coming to america

What is your favourite movie: Remember the titans

What is your guilty pleasure: I do not even have one, I don’t feel guilt for anything I ever do LOL

What is your guilty pleasure: Bubble baths with scented candles!!

What do you think is the best thing about Brunel: The opportunities

What do you think is the best thing about Brunel: We are here as one, a huge family that continues to push the boundaries and thrive!

Most unusual thing to happen to you at Brunel: We were in the library and this guy was acting really suspicious, he claimed he was a secret agent and we were fully questioning him and talking to him. He remained secretive about everything and then he got chased through the library by security and a library an assistant and then was removed. Turned out that he was drunk. Best thing that has happened to you at Brunel: Winning an award I knew nothing about at Graduation any tips to this years Freshers: Get involved and have fun! If you want something ask, the worst is that someone will say no!

Contact Peter Email: vp.academicrep@brunel. ac.uk Facebook.com/vp.academicrep @BrunelVPAR 01895 267 603

What is your nickname: Keeno/ GOB

Contact James: Email: vp.communitywelfare@ brunel.ac.uk Facebook.com/ vp.communitywelfare 01895 266 624

recycling likes neopolitan ice cream, buts vanilla, chocolate and strawberry

Most unusual thing to happen to you at Brunel: Spending freshers week in isolation in hospital on two drips Best thing that has happened to you at Brunel: My proudest moment at Brunel has to be everything to do with the Olympics, the attention we’ve received, the feedback from all walks of life and the many thousands of people (young and old) that we have inspired. I don’t think I have been prouder. any tips to this years Freshers? Get involved in everything you can at Brunel. Engage yourself fully in and outside of your degree. The more you get involved the more Brunel will be the reason for many of your life successes!

Contact Gary: Email: vp.activities@brunel. ac.uk Facebook.com/ vpstudentactivities

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