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December edition 2011

Love student life

Inside: Planning for an amazing 2012 Shape the new LJMU Great Value Student Trips Student Forums Entertainment at your Union

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Welcome to the December Beat With 2011 fast coming to end the team here at LiverpoolSU are planning for an amazing 2012. LiverpoolSU is your students union and you are automatically members. We are here to help you get the most from your social and academic life whilst at LJMU and work hard to provide a range of support services that enable you to love student life! The Beat is our monthly newsletter designed to keep you updated with our plans and also provide information on how you can get involved and make the most of what’s on offer. This month we need your help in shaping the future of LJMU plus there is information on our trips, forums and entertainments! Don’t forget LiverpoolSU close for 2 weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. We will be unavailable from 2pm on Friday 23rd December until Monday 9 January. The Haigh Building, LiverpoolSU PODs at IM Marsh and Tithebarn Street. Scholars Bar and LiverpoolSU shops across campus will close on the 16 December. LiverpoolSU is led by student officers who are elected by you. If you want any more information on what is included in this newsletter or how you can become more involved in the students union please feel free to contact us – we are here to help you love student life! Whatever you are up to the team here at LiverpoolSU wish you all the best for the holidays.

Darren, Paul, James and Tom Student Officer Team 2011/12

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Campaigns Help us shape the new LJMU Our University is changing. LJMU is setting a new course to the future, to be the best University it can be. Our new Vice-Chancellor has asked LiverpoolSU to make sure that the LJMU plan takes the priorities of students into account - so we’re asking all 27000 of you to make your individual priorities clear. We’re going to use this survey data to shape the future of the University, for you and future students. We estimate that this survey will take 5 minutes to complete. Every LJMU student who completes the survey will be entered in a prize draw to win an iPad. To complete the survey go to www.liverpoolsu/mynewljmu If you have any extra thoughts and want to share them, you can email lsuvpc@ljmu.ac.uk

We want your feedback This is your chance to have your say on the service you have received. Just fill in the form and you’ll have helped us improve LiverpoolSU.

Look out for our feedback cards on campus

Social Life

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Work Life

Academic Life

Support

Campaigns


Entertainment Live Football @ Scholars Sat 3rd Dec:

Aston Villa v Man UTD kick off at 5:30pm

Scholars Bar at the Haigh Building, Maryland Street is open from 10am till late every day of the week. There’s hot and cold food at great student prices, drinks promotions, live sport and four pool tables - so come down and see us.

Mon 5th Dec:

Fulham v Liverpool kick off at 8pm

Mon 12th Dec:

Chelsea v Man City kick off at 8pm

Weekly Student Nights

Wed 14th Dec:

UEFA Europa League

at Scholars Bar

Mon Tue

Wed Thu Fri

Wed 14th Dec:

Quiz Night

AU night, 7:30pm Come at watch our sports teams compete in different challenges!

General knowledge student quiz with cash prizes!

LiverpoolSU Challenge

Good old fashioned competition with some great games including Family Fortunes, Deal or No Deal, Countdown, Take Me Out and Wheel of Fortune.

PRE MED

15th December

Official warm-up party for Liverpool’s number one student night! Queue jump wristbands on sale at the bar for only £5 (including entry).

Stock Take Closing Party

Celebrate the end of term with LiverpoolSU and RAG.

RAG Karaoke

Show off, have a laugh and sing us your best karaoke classic. Drinks offers available from 5pm.

16th December

First Stop Fridays

Bar closes for Christmas!

Your first stop to anything – be it a quiet drink after a hard week at Uni, or the first drinks before a mad night out in town.

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Student Forums Get talking... LiverpoolSU’s forums are open friendly chats where students share their ideas and work with LiverpoolSU to make our time at LJMU even better. There are three forums focusing on specific areas – why not come along to one or even all three in December!

Tuesday 13th December Drift Café, The Haigh Building Topic: This forum will look at the use of drink and drugs in Liverpool and their effect on the student and local communities – what can LiverpoolSU do about this?

Tuesday 6th December Drift Café, The Haigh Building Topic: Student Group funding review and Sabbatical Elections; is the way we allocate money to our clubs and societies working? Will you stand to be an elected officer at LiverpoolSU next year?

Contact: Jade O’Dell j.l.o’dell@ljmu.ac.uk

Contact: Grace Powell g.powell@2009.ljmu.ac.uk

Thursday 8th December Drift Café, The Haigh Building Topic: Teaching Quality at LJMU: what makes a good lecturer and how do we celebrate them? With Usman Ali, Vice President of NUS. Contact: Michael Keegan m.keegan@2009.ljmu.ac.uk

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studentunionlettings

Student Union Lettings is a new venture between LiverpoolSU and City Residential Estate Agents. We are committed to ensuring that students across Liverpool find quality houses owned by reputable landlords. We have a number of houses available now for the next academic year. So if you’re looking for accommodation for next year drop in to Student Union Lettings at 81-87 Victoria Street and ask for Andy or call 0151 231 6102. House pictured: Grosvenor Road, L15 0EY 4 Double bedrooms. Just off Smithdown Road. Half rent in July & Aug. ideal for students. Broadband included. Bills included. £68.00 pppw

0151 231 6102

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Student trips at great prices! Dec Conwy Castle and Britain’s Smallest House

Cadbury World Date: 10th December Price: £25

Date: 3rd December Price: £20

(Price Includes: travel and admission into Cadbury World)

(Price Includes: travel and admission into the castle)

Christmas is nearly here and what better way to celebrate than visiting Cadburys world. Explore the aweinspiring 14 zones where the world of chocolate comes alive. Become a child again, visit Santa and eat all the chocolate you wish before you can buy gifts for family and friends in the Cadburys shop, the perfect gift for Christmas!

Come and visit Conwy Castle to explore a historical monument before setting your eyes on Britain’s Smallest house, a once in a lifetime trip.

www.liverpoolsu.com/lsugiag If you have any questions about any of the Give It A Go trips, or for more information, please email k.a.hayes@2009.ljmu.ac.uk or call 0151 231 4969

Mature Student Networking Event LiverpoolSU is working to provide opportunities for similar groups of students to come together, come along to Cafe Drift in The Haigh Building on 14 December between 6pm-8pm. Our Mature Student network has students aged between

22 and 60 although any age is welcome! Email Debbie Barr for more details and to book your place d.barr@ljmu.ac.uk

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We repair laptops, mobile phones, smartphones, Blackberrys, iPods and games consoles. Visit: www.liverpoolsu.com/repairs Call: 0151 203 5855 Or drop in at one of our three campus shops: Student Shop The Haigh Building Maryland Street Liverpool L1 9DE

Student Shop James Parsons Building Byrom Street Liverpool L3 3AF

Student Shop IM Marsh Campus Mossley Hill Road Aigburth L17 6BD

New range of LJMU Merchandise now available in all LiverpoolSU shops

10% off for NUS Extra cardholders


MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!

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The Beat - December edition  

Christmas is coming, here is the December Beat to let you know what is happening now and in the new year. Merry Christmas everyone!