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The Team WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH BULLET? We’ll be recruiting editor positions in September for the new Bullet Team. Turn to page 39 now for full details on now to apply. STUDENT Contributors THIS ISSUE: Ben Atkinson Jordan Warriner, Rebecca Meekings James Guest Charlotte Anthony Carla Nudd THANKS TO: Ross Ironfield Alan Bage Jennine Fox Wesley Wells Andrew Twagira Daniel Sam Francesca Anderson Gooleswari Seeburn Hugh Lound Jade Snedeker Rebecca Rock Rebecca Pocock Kirsty Barnes Amanda Marshall John Fernandez Jane Kilby Jess Shields Maggie Pocklington Wayne Granger Ian Jonston Tracey Revill Victoria Simpson Ian Spenton James Hammond Olly Webb James Brooks and the SU Sports Clubs & Societies Adverts printed in this publication do not constitute a recommendationby University of Lincoln Students’ Union or The University of Lincoln. All details are correct at time of going to print.
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Hello and welcome to this first edition of Bullet Magazine for 2012/13. Bullet is the official University of Lincoln Students’ Union Publication and is written by students, for students. It is published throughout the academic year and distributed across campus as well as a digital edition which is available at www. bulletonline.org. We’re always on the look out for new contributors, so if you’re interested in submitting an article, piece of artwork, producing a video or have any comments for the team then turn to page 39 to find out how to get involved. The last academic year saw a period of change for Lincoln SU, as it is now a completely separate organisation independent from the University. All new and existing staff are now employed directly by the Students’ Union which allows the SU to represent you more effectively and challenge the University on issues such as tuition fees to the quality and location of prayer space for students, which are two key agendas in the SU’s strategic plan this year. We employed a new Chief Executive, James Brooks, who joined us from Hull University Union (NUS Student Union of the Year 2012 and is widely regarded as one of the leading SU’s in the UK!), and will be working closely with elected officers, staff and the University to help develop Lincoln SU into a Union that is fit for purpose, and improve the quality of the services it provides to students.
We are there to represent you and support you whilst you are studying, so if there is something we can do for you, or something in the University that you are not happy with, do not hesitate to contact me or a member of the SU team. We also welcome the new officer team, who were elected in March. Myself, Dan, Andrew and Wez along with our dedicated Part Time Officers have been working hard preparing activities, campaigns and events for you to get involved with over the course of this new academic year.Turn to page 28 to find out more and meet your new SU officers. If you’re new to Lincoln this year, our indepth guide to what the city has to offer will be essential reading (see pages 12-13). As well as everything you should know about your Students’ Union can be found on pages 22- 38). Don’t forget you can always pop in and see us in the Students’ Union (our reception can be found opposite the University Library, next to the LPAC) or you can find our more and access services online at www.lincolnsu.com I hope you have a fantastic year and that you make the most of your time at Lincoln by getting involved in a wide range of opportunities available to you! Jennine Fox SU President 2012-13 T: @ULSU_Prez 3
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Welcome to Lincoln It’s a new year and whether you’re a brand new student, second or third year, there are plenty of exciting events throughout the semester for you to look out for, and get involved in to make sure we all have an incredible start to the year. First things first, Freshers’ week! It’s the most memorable week of the year and is enjoyed by all students, commencing this year on Sunday 16th September. No lectures mean no early mornings, so no excuses to not make the most of it! This year, freshers’ week is jam packed with events within the Students’ Union, the Tower Bars and the Engine Shed every day of the week.
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The first night is the perfect opportunity to party with your new friends and flatmates at the Welcome to Lincoln carnival. Rides, classic fairground stalls and all you can eat candyfloss, the carnival is sure to be one huge party. The return of Zane Lowe is definitely not a night to be missed, and a DJ set from Sub Focus at the weekly student social, Shuffle, is also featured in this week’s line up. The legendary UV paint party and worldwide alternative student night Propaganda will round off this fun filled week at the Engine Shed. Freshers Fayre events will also be taking place throughout freshers’ week. The first fayre on Tuesday will be informing you of everything that will be going on in Lincoln and giving you opportunities to get involved with the SU, with tonnes of freebies and discounts to get your hands on (every student’s dream!). Wednesday will be hosting the sports fayre, where you will be able to take a look at all of the sports clubs that are available for you to join. And an additional fayre has been created especially this year for all the societies and groups on Thursday. Whether you’re thinking of joining a society in line with your subject of study or something a bit different, societies are a great way to meet lots of new people and maybe try out something new. All freshers fayres will be taking place in the Engine Shed between 10am-4pm, but make sure you get there as early as possible to see as much as you can and make the most of everything on offer!
But don’t think it’s all over after freshers’ week! A little further into the semester, the SU by-election will be taking place, electing remaining part time officers, and electing delegates to attend NUS conferences and represent Lincoln students nationally. More details will be up shortly on lincolnsu.com/elections, so be sure to check it out. Make sure you always keep your eyes open for gigs and events at the Engine Shed, as huge names take to the stage on a regular occurrence. As part of their Propaganda Live tour, The Subways will be joining the Engine Shed DJ’s at the end of September. Bands such as The Enemy, Marina and the Diamonds, Flux Pavilion and Dan Le Sac will be playing throughout October, and popular comedians Chris Ramsey and Marcus Brigstocke also bring their tours to the Engine Shed. November sees acts such as Mystery Jets, Lostprophets, Ben Howard and Frank Turner. The diverse range of music and comedy makes the Engine Shed a great venue which promises something for everyone. The Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) also promises a great range of entertainment throughout the term. From comedy to dance to theatre, both professional and student based productions are taking place all term. Comedy shows, dance workshops and Shakespeare productions including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear and Romeo & Juliet. Make the most of the student discount on ticket prices and enjoy an exciting collection of different shows. The term will be ended in true style as the Snowflake Ball returns to the Engine Shed in December. A great chance to get all dressed up and say goodbye to the term before the Christmas holidays. And then we’ll be back in January to do it all over again for refreshers and the housing fayre, to help you out with picking accommodation for next year. Enjoy the term and we will see you then! Rebecca Meekings, English
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Sports Centre News With Andy Murray making the Wimbledon final, Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour De France and Great Britain boasting 29 gold medals at 2012 Olympics this year, Sport is at the forefront of the nation’s conscience. As the new term is upon us you now have the opportunity to embrace all that is good about physical activity. The University of Lincoln Sports Centre is right on your doorstep, situated on campus next to the Pavilions, providing a close by facility for you to get all the sport and exercise you need. Helen Evans, the Sports Centre manager, spoke of the Centre’s benefits, “Our facility is primarily for student use, offering friendly fees that ties no one down to a contract or direct debit, but instead provides a term time price plan in order to help contribute to the student experience.” So whether you enjoy cardio, lifting weights, having a kick about with some mates, playing badminton or joining in with exercise classes, the ULSC is for you. The gym contains 31 pieces of cardio equipment (including treadmills, rowers, cross-trainers and bikes), 13 resistance machines (including dual assisted pulley and a smith machine) plus a mixture of free weights leaving you spoilt for choice. If you want to start using the gym now, book in for an induction with one of our experienced instructors and away you go. If the Fitness Suite is not to your taste, however, a range of fun and enjoyable fitness classes for all abilities provides a healthy alternative to keep active. Popular classes include Spinning, Yoga, Zumba, Boxercise and much more. The ULSC is also pleased to announce the arrival of two brand new classes this year; Bokwa and Pilates. Don’t miss out on these great classes and stay fit with your friends by booking at reception now. If you prefer to take part in specific Sports, the double sized sports hall, squash courts and outdoor football pitches bring you one step closer to the activities you enjoy. Badminton, Squash, Table Tennis, Basketball, Netball,Volleyball and Football are just a few of the great sports on offer. Furthermore, the Centre offers a range of events and tournaments in Sports such as Badminton, 5 a side Football and Basketball that students of all abilities can attend. We look forward to seeing you in September, Your Sports Centre Team. James Guest, English
After the recent completion of the Engineering building at the University of Lincoln in August 2011, the University campus continues to expand and grow with plans to construct a brand new Art and Design building. Preparatory work started in July and construction has already begun in the last month on the building itself, which is due to be completed by the academic year 2013. Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Ieuan Owen said: “We are continually re-investing in our campus and facilities to enhance the student experience and are delighted that we now have the go-ahead to construct another iconic building on the main Brayford Campus. The new four-story Arts building is estimated to cost £7m and will house those studying courses including, fine art, illustration, conservation, graphic design and fashion studies which are currently spread around the city of Lincoln. This means Art and Design students will no longer be studying in the Greenstone Building, in Lindum Road,Thomas Parker House, in Silver Street, and Chad Varah House, in Wordsworth Street. However, Jade Maloney, a 21-year-old MA conservation student said: “Although the new building is going to have snazzy new facilities and equipment, what sold the conservation course to me was the historic Chad Varah building. It’s great that the university is continuing to invest money into their buildings although it was the chance to learn in such beautiful surroundings that really sold it to me.” The building will start to take shape between the prominent Architecture building and the recently built school of Engineering. It will contain a number of seminar spaces and classrooms, impressive mac suites, large open plan studios as well as smaller studios and staff office space. Ieuan Owen continued, “Using the new gallery and sculpture terrace spaces, we hope to create an exciting programme of events showcasing work by local and international artists that will attract and engage the public and contribute to Lincoln’s growing arts scene.” The Lincoln school of Art and Design has had a prominent History, founded in 1863 it is a renowned feature of the University’s academic schools and on in turn will be completed celebrating its 150th year within Lincoln City. Dr Alec Shepley, head of the Lincoln school of art and design, said: “The staff and the students will have an emotional attachment to the buildings that have been used for many years’ It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to review what we do as a school in the 21st century.” The move is crucial to not only continuing the growth of the University, creating state of the art facilities, but also embedding the school of ‘Art and Design’ prominently within the University campus.
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Wave goodbye to our Minerva The Minerva, the roman goddess of wisdom - or the face used as our University of Lincoln logo to the rest of us, is a symbol we’ve all come to recognise as a statement of University Identity. It symbolises the University, its ethics, its Identity, it’s our brand; yet that’s about to change. Over the next year the Minerva will be disappearing from our letter heads and prospectus’ in favour of the more elaborate, University of Lincoln Coat of Arms. Didn’t know we had one? It was news to a lot of us. The Coat of Arms is as you’d expect fancier, more colourful, and is already printed on graduate’s degree certificates. The crest is made up of a full coat of arms with two books representing past and future knowledge and a wheat sheaf in gold, separated by an inverted ‘Y’, standing for the sections of our University, the different schools and the water ways of Lincoln, that make the city so Iconic. The crest is topped with a gothic tower and eagle, embodying Lincoln Cathedral, a history of learning and vision. Supporting the crest are two swans, not only a common sight on the Brayford but mating for life they signify, strength, unity and grace... As I’m sure you’re getting, it’s more elaborate, consisting of multiple elements that represent the University and Lincoln City, but it’s not just an excuse to seem a little more ‘highbrow’, as you may think. The Minerva is used by other Universities sports teams and the like across the country, the cost to the University for
the Individual rights and indeed use of the symbol are costly – and it’s not even unique to us.
University did not own the copyright outright and the image is used by several other organisations.
You may be asking what difference does it really make, and yes to some of us it may seem inconsequential, but to others the Minerva represents the University and its history since its formation. Some students have branded themselves with the logo (sporting the symbol as a tattoo for their respective society and sports team). Others feel it’s part of our heritage and on leaving, “It’s a shame to change something so simple, so iconic, for changes sake” (Tom, BA Hons Architecture Graduate)
“We already had our own, unique coat of arms - devised by the College of Arms who are the ancient official body who grant coats of arms - so after an extensive consultation with students and staff we decided to use that as our logo. It is felt that the coat of arms represents the gravitas and positioning of a top 50 institution. “
After all, isn’t it Lincoln, we’re proud to represent and have studied at, isn’t the name more important than the picture attached to it? Most would agree, “Whatever the symbol, whatever the picture, it’s the name, Lincoln that speaks for itself” (Deanna, BSc Hons Animal Behavioural Science). It’s the name people remember and want to be a part of, it’s that that stands out against other Universities.
Let us know at Bullet what you think about the new logo.You can tweet us @bulletmagazine, comment on our Facebook Wall or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about the new university logo and what it stands for, visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/identity
Carla Nudd, English
So it’s time to say goodbye to our Minerva and look toward a more affluent Lincoln symbol, where the words, ‘Libertas per Sapientiam´ will not be unknown to us, but will represent the Lincoln we love, “Through Wisdom, Liberty”. It’s still our Lincoln, just with a little bit more panache. A University spokesman said: “The use of the Minerva logo was becoming increasingly problematic since the 8
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Student fees and funding “Essential Economics” or “Glass ceiling”? The subject of student fee rises has been one of doubtless prominence and controversy. It’s been front page news and a topic of massive debate in Parliament, causing unprecedented student protests last year. Since the decision on the matter has been made, discussion seems to have died down in general debate and on social media sites, but the subject of student fees still proves to be one of the most prolific and consequential issues of recent years. For most students University was an exciting and accessible prospect, the fees and subsequent debt seemed a fair and small cost to pay for the excitement of University life and a start on the road to one’s career. Now however, with some students having to pay fees as high as £9000, some students, especially from less privileged backgrounds, seem to hold a bitter dubiousness concerning the subject of fees. The question – Is the cost of going to University really worth it? - is one rife amongst potential new students and in debate amongst current students even now. “It’s ludicrous, that with the increase in student fees the government are depriving underprivileged teenagers and students the right to higher education. It also scares a lot of students due to the high prices for education and in turn
leaves them in a vulnerable place ; either they don’t go on to higher education or they suffer with the debt”, says Dawson: Ba Hons Audio Production.
that the option of being granted funding to actually start university education is not actually assessed on the wealth of the individual students. The problem is if the potential student can afford to pay off these increased fees afterwards, because of their social-financial background and future economic situation. University can still be a goal for anyone who wishes to further their education and gain valuable qualifications for their future careers… It all depends on if they see university as a financially viable gamble in their life.
economic legacy that we all inherit. We must now ask ourselves, is education really a universal right anymore?
“I probably wouldn’t go to University now at 9k a year; it’s unfair and too expensive. The chances of paying my student debt off easily are unlikely. The government fail to realise how long it takes to pay back a loan.” Joe, a student, BA hons History and Journalism, mirrors this sentiment. They say that the youth is the future, so is it really a wise move to “cut” funding to support the future intellectuals of our country? The tuition fee rise and the Education cuts may not affect us current students directly but they definitely do effect our generation and the socio-
Lincoln Students’ Union alongside NUS fought and protested the funding cuts to education funding and the rise in tuition fees in an open campaign in November 2010 and again in 2011. We’ve seen oncampus protests in recent years, where both staff and students alike fought for fairly funded education for both ours and future generations. So to all sceptics and new students attending thr University of Lincoln - the staff and Student Union of the University are fully behind equality when it comes to the right to education. On this line, the NUS president, Liam
Politics aside however- as all reading this publication will most likely know, Lincoln was one of the Universities to elect to raise its fees to the full £9000 a year. To those new students starting their journey at Lincoln, the question, “Is my University taking advantage of the new available fee rise to rob me blind?” can be answeredno.
To those of you unsure about how fees and funding works here’s a brief explanation; Our government grants funding to ‘Student Finance England’ in the same way that it funds the NHS or our armed forces – the more funding given into the student finance area, better are the subsidised fees for everybody and the grants to poorer students… the more funding given by government the better reduced are the fees - simple. The problem now though seems to be our harsh economic climate and the whim of what the government sees as ‘worthwhile’ investment. We can pay millions into showcasing our nations great accomplishments to the world in the Olympics and see our nations taxes going into guarding our interests oversees in funding our armed forces, but it is no longer seen as a worthy cause to build the futures of our young people. You can see why students are confused. The rise in tuition fees doesn’t mean that people cannot now attend university. Student finance is still offering the same financial support to potential students as those currently studying. This means 10
Burns has called for students to march once again this November 21st. Liam said recently it’s about time “we set the agenda”… Are you one who agrees that students deserve a better funded state education system; do you want your voice heard? Here is your opportunity to express your right to opinion. Though the decision concerning student fees and funding is set for the time being it certainly does not mean that debate needs to die out, we are all part of a democratic society after all. If you are a new student coming to University, a returning undergraduate or graduate, feel free to express your opinion to Bullet and join the discussion. Also look out for news in these first few weeks about taking part in the oncoming march this November. Jordan Warriner, English and Journalism
In recent months the city has seen the introduction of a series of open-top bus tours and you’ve still got the chance to take in the ever popular Lincoln Ghost Walk. There are also guided tours of the city centre by foot which will introduce you to all the interesting sites both historical and cultural.
History If history is your thing, there’s no doubting Lincoln is a great place to be! The Bailgate Quater is the hub of the cities long heritage going right back to Roman times, although before you get there you will have to navigate your way up the well-known Steep Hill, and we’re not kidding about the steep slope! In the Bailgate you’ll find Lincoln’s Medieval Cathedral and 11th Century Castle (where in resides one of the best kept copies of the Magna Carta). Both the Castle and Cathedral are undergoing extensive renovation, so you’ll never be short of exciting historical sites to explore. If you don’t make it as far as the top of Steep Hill, don’t worry you’re not alone, just look around you as Lincoln’s historic architecure is visable for everyone to see. There’s also the Art Gallery and Collection just off the High St and at the bottom of Steep Hill. Give them a try, you might suprise yourself with some new historical knowledge!
Lincoln A QUICK GUIDE TO THE CITY OF LINCOLN & SURROUNDING AREAS Whether you’re new to Lincoln or continuing your studies here, there’s plenty to see and do in this great historic city - and if you’re feeling adventurous, why not explore further a-field. Here’s a quick overview of what’s on offer...
Entertainment Lincoln is a city with a thriving and vibrant entertainment streak, from the Engine Shed to the Theatre Royal and beyond you’re never short of something to do in Lincoln if you want to be entertained. Just off the High St, the Theatre Royal brings top quality live theatre and comedy to the city of Lincoln and recently booked in sell-out comedian Michael McIntyre. Elsewhere, the Odeon is the place to go if you love the cinema as they offer student discount and various special screenings including live theatre from London, while 12
The Ritz at the far end of St Marks on the High St used to be a thriving local independant cinema in the 1930’s and is currently being restored to its former glory. If music is more your thing, check out the Engine Shed and LPAC listings or some of the local pubs and clubs in the city centre, many of which host long-running band and open mic nights. Or you could just take a walk down the High St, where on any given day you’ll find numerous buskers entertaining the shoppers.
Sight Seeing Once again you don’t want to miss the impressive site that is Lincoln Cathedral. Take your first trip up to the Bailgate and stare open-mouthed at this wonder of medieval creation. It’s also worth checking out the Cathedral’s rooftop tours (running regularly throughout the year) and the Magna Carta a copy of which is housed in the Castle.
If you find sport to be more your thing, the Lincoln City Football Club play regularly at their Sincil Bank stadium in the city. Finally, if you’re down by the University and the Brayford Waterfront, why not relax with a trip on the Brayford Belle which will again introduce you to some of Lincoln’s best sights.
Shopping Thinking that Lincoln is a small city? That we might not have the kind of shops you’ll find in other places around the country? Well we do have a thriving shopping scene, leading right off the main High St. The Waterside Centre is great if you’re looking for a mix of local and national chains while you’ll find all the leading High St. retailers here and further afield. On Triton Road you’ll soon discover the big retail parks that offer competative value for money. You may not know it yet, but Lincoln also has a thriving vintage scene with lots of great little shops and boutiques selling all kinds clothes, trickets and accessories!
Travel Further Afield If you’re deciding it’s time to head out of the city, you’ll find that Lincoln is idealy located here in the rural heart of England. From the city train station, the other big cities in the East Midlands of Leicester and Nottingham are only an hours train journey away. There you’ll find lots more culture, heritage and shopping alongside great atractions such as the National Space Centre and the Sherwood Forest (home of Robin Hood).
Places to Eat Here in Lincoln, you’ll never be short of somewhere to grab a bite to eat, from local bakeries on the High St, to the more well-known resturant chains we’ve got something for everyone. The majority of Lincoln’s food outlets can be found down on the Brayford Waterfront just past the Odeon cinema. There you’ll find numerous big resturant chains and fine dining establishments. Over the past few years this area of the city has grown to be one of the most cosmopolitan and exciting places to eat and drink.
Back in Lincolnshire, and from Lincoln you could take a bus journey to the coast at Skegness or Mablethorpe to enjoy the seaside air, sand and amusements. There’s a pier and a great theatre in Skegness, or closer still is the small market town of Newark in Nottinghamshire. Like Lincoln, Newark has a lovely castle right next to the river from where you can explore the rest of this lovely rural market town.
If you’re looking for something a little bit diffferent, there are also resturants in the Bailgate from where you can eat while enjoying some fantastic views out across the city and its heritage. Finally, if you’re stuck at home, and don’t fancy going out for something to eat, you can of course order in some food from one of the many takeaway’s in the city. During the day, you can also take away hot food from the Universities main admin building or buy a selection of snacks from the University shop.
Being in the centre of England, it’s not hard to get from Lincoln to London either, with direct trains running early in the morning and late at night or during the rest of the day connecting to the high-speed line at Newark North Gate Station. Ben Atkinson, Media Production
concerns. Your Academic Affairs Officer and Welfare & Diversity Officer are based here. Find out more at www.lincolnsu.com/getsupport
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The Media Centre provides a base for the SU’s Student Media team. Here you can get involved with Bullet Magazine, the SU’s official publication, and Bullet Online, outputting news, features and video content to the web. Find out more at www.bulletonline.org
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3. The Engine Shed The Engine Shed is Lincoln’s biggest multipurpose venue and acts as the social hub to all students at the University of Lincoln, providing space for up to 1,750 students on any night. Expect to see a wide selection of events, previous performers include Kings of Leon, Fat Boy Slim, Gorillaz, Annie Mac, Russell Howard, Stereophonics, Florence and the Machine, the list goes on. Find out more at www.engineshed.co.uk
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The Platform was created with the aim of becoming the premier boutique venue for live music and club nights in Lincoln, The Platform at The Engine Shed is a new 300 capacity multipurpose venue that opened in spring 2012.
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The Student Centre THE STUDENT CENTRE IS THE FOCUS OF LIFE ON LINCOLN’S MAIN CAMPUS, PROVIDING A RELAXED ENVIRONMENT FOR WORK AND ENTERTAINMENT. IT IS ALSO HOME TO THE STUDENTS’ UNION OFFICERS, SUPPORT STAFF AND ENGINE SHED MANAGEMENT TEAM. HERE’S OUR GUIDE TO WHAT’S WHAT, AND WHERE TO FIND IT... 14
1. Students’ Union SOAP In SOAP (Student Opportunities Activities and Participation), located on the ground floor, you can find the Students’ Union main reception and direct access to a range of services, including Sports & Societies, SU Volunteering and the Student Job Shop. SOAP is open weekdays during term time, Mondays - Thursday 9:30am-5:00pm, Friday 9:30am-4:00pm. The SU Sports & Societies office is home to the Activities Officer and support staff, who are here to help you get the most out of your student life, by participating in Sports Clubs, Societies or Activities See pages 36-38 for a complete guide to Sports & Societies, and see the website at www.lincolnsu.com/sportsandsocieties The SU Volunteering department offers you the opportunity to volunteer within
the Union or local community, as well as supporting you in setting up your own volunteer project. Find out more at www.lincolnsu.com/volunteer The Student Job Shop, a joint venture run between the SU and Research & Enterprise Development, provides help finding part-time work whilst studying at University, as well as support developing your CV and interview techniques.Find out more at www.lincolnsu.com/jobshop
2. Student Centre First Floor On the first floor you will find your SU President, the Engine Shed management team, the SU Welfare and Academic Representation service and The Media Centre. The SU Welfare and Academic Representation service offers you support with any academic or welfare 15
The Box Office can be found on the ground floor of the Student Centre, alongside the Tower Bar. Special extended opening hours are in operation during Freshers’ Week. During term time, the Box Office is open Monday to Friday, 10am through ‘til 4pm.
5. The Hub Located on the first floor of Tower Bar, The Hub provides an informal learning space for students. A series of large screen HDTVs enable you to hook up a laptop or digital device - perfect for group work or presentations.
6. Tower Bars Tower Bars are open everyday from 10am, and provide a space to unwind during the day, or kick start your social life in the evening. Food and drink is served daily, with live sport regularly shown on large HD/3D TVs. We have pool tables to keep you entertained, alongside regular weekly events including Quiz Night and Socials. See our boards for food specials and great drinks offers. Find out more at www.engineshed.co.uk/tower-bars
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Tower Bars your home from home. open weekdays from 10am, tower bars provides great food and drinks offers, Live sport on our multiple HD tv screens, plus pool tables and games machines. by day the bar promotes a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and by night inspires a buzzing student social scene alongside its partner in the Engine Shed. 16
The Engine Shed is the largest live music and entertainment facility in Lincoln and have welcomed many bands, djâ€™s, comedians and more since it opened in 2006. it also offers regular student club nights and hosts special events,awards ceremonies, balls and fayres. 17
The Engine Shed has previously played host The Stereophonics, Gorillaz, 30 Seconds to Mars, Tinie Tempah, Kings of Leon, Ellie Goulding, Groove Armada, Plan B, Kasabian, Razorlight and The Enemy.
Prior to September 2006 the Engine Shed was famous for being a dead end. Constructed in 1874 by Great Central Railways its sole acclaim was as the only surviving fourtrack dead end railway building in Lincolnshire.
Not any more, after a multi-million pound refit the Engine Shed is now the very hub of Lincoln student life. With a 1750 capacity main hall, incorporating a second level mezzanine bar, what had previously served time as a temporary carpark has now played host to Florence & the Machine and Dizzee Rascal, not to mention a few thousand smiley happy students every week too.
Ben Howard is set to bring the stage to life this year as are Marina & The Diamonds. Artists such as Mystery Jets, Richard Hawley and The Enemy are already on the Engine Shed’s playlist for the coming year and expect others to join them as the year progresses.
The building’s former Water Tower has been spectacularly regenerated and now fuels the student population rather than trains. Your Union venue, the Tower Bar, offers all you could want; a place to relax and grab a bite to eat in the day and a lively social vibe at night. 18
The Engine Shed is recognised as Lincoln’s premier live music venue, with a reputation for hosting dazzling live shows. The venue has been able to provide a uniquely intimate scene for some of the biggest acts around. The Engine Shed has previously played host to amongst others The Stereophonics, Gorillaz, 30 Seconds to Mars, Tinie Tempah, Kings of Leon, Ellie Goulding, Groove Armada, Plan B, Kasabian, Razorlight and The Enemy.
Club Nights The Engine Shed is the place to be every Wednesday and Friday during term time. New for 2012-13 we have SHUFFLE and Propaganda. Be sure to get tickets early from the Box Office next to Tower Bar in The Student Centre (see page 25 to find out more about the Box Office.
SHUFFLE Every Wednesday From 10.30pm at Engine Shed The main-stay of any university social life is the classic mid-week get-together and here at Lincoln we are not about to break with that tradition. Run in partnership with the Students Union ‘Sports & Societies’, SHUFFLE is the OFFICIAL student party of the week. SHUFFLE hurls a selection of entertainments at you across the year from ‘theme nights’ to special PA’s and guest DJ’s. Make sure you get your tickets early from the Engine Shed Box Office to save money, avoid disappoint and ensure you’re there dancing when the lights come up.
Propaganda Every Friday From 10:30pm at Engine Shed It’s that time of year when brand new club night Propaganda brings the party to your university city in a big way! We’ve got a huge line-up of guest DJs and live acts touring the country making Propaganda the one party you’ll not want to miss out on during the freshers period! Not only are we bringing you a stellar DJ line-up during the coming months but a top live act will be visiting Propaganda during the freshers period as well! The Subways will be bringing their high energy live set to Lincoln! 19
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How your SU works
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The SU’s vision is to provide the best representational services for its members so they can obtain the best from the university experience.They create a range of activities from sport to volunteering, to enable both enjoyment and personal development. They aim to inspire students to fully partake in the university experience, so they can look back on their university life as a truly fulfilling and inspiring time. It strives to be an organisation that provides a community for students offering unique, life changing opportunities.
Democracy is a fundamental aspect of the Students’ Union; it ensures that all students have the right to have their voice heard.
The AGM acts as a platform to hear what your SU has been up to in the previous year, and has planned for the future. It’s also an opportunity to influence policy and for students to voice any concerns, ideas or questions.
Lincoln SU offer a wide range of services and activities to support and enhance your student experience:-
Introducting Your Students’ Union Lincoln Students’ Union is a member-led charitable organisation for students at The University of Lincoln. Its mission is to ensure that every student at Lincoln has the right to REPRESENTATION, PARTICIPATION, INSPIRATION. 22
It provides the framework and support for all Sports and Societies activities
Provides support with academic issues
Supports and develops student representatives including course reps and accommodation reps.
Gives you a voice to raise concerns with the University and wider community
Campagning locally and nationally to improve the lives of students
Offers support to a range of diversity groups
Provides opportunities for personal development
Organises and supports volunteers in community activity
Provides opportunities to find part time work
Looks at ways of improving graduate employability
As a registered charity the activities of the Students’ Union are overseen by a Trustees Board which is made up of a majority of elected student representatives. This ensures the Union operates in the interests of the students and in line with its mission, vision and charity objectives. Certain responsibilities related to oversight and direction of the SU are passed to the elected Executive Committee (Sabbatical and Part Time Officers). Matters related to policy are passed to Student Council (made up of Student Reps). Supporting this activity are a range of specialist staff, who bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the day-today operation of the SU.
Any member of the SU can attend AGM and can submit a motion for discussion, which is your chance to change things! This year the AGM will take place in January 2013. For more information about AGM, visit www.lincolnsu.com/agm
Student Council Student Council discusses topics raised by students and sets Union policy on key issues. It has had a major influence on the direction and development of the University and Students’ Union. For more information about Student Council, visit www.lincolnsu.com/council
Student Groups Groups are setup to allow students with a similar interest or background a chance to get together. They can also highlight key issues and represent the views of these groups at various levels. Student Groups include: •
Mature and Post-Graduate Students (MAPS) lincolnsu.com/maps
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-Gender (LBGT) linconlsu.com/lgbt
Disabled Students Group lincolnsu.com/dsg
The Democratic Model how your students’ union is run 1. Students Students are the most important part of the Students’ Union. The SU is a charity and its activities are regulated by law under the Charities Commission. All Students are automatically members of the SU when they enrol at the University (unless they choose to opt out).
2. AGM The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is open to all members. This is where we review past and future plans with members, approve annual budgets and review policy, among other things.
3. Board of Trustees •
International Students Group lincolnsu.com/international
National Union of Students The University of Lincoln Students’ Union is also an affiliated member of The National Union of Students (NUS). NUS is an alliance of over 600 Students’ Unions. NUS aim to promote, defend and extend the rights of students and to develop and champion strong Students’ Unions. NUS’s mission is to promote, defend and extend the rights of students and to develop and champion strong students’ unions. NUS’s vision is to be a pioneering, innovative and powerful campaigning organisation: the national voice of students. They will fight barriers to education, empower students to shape both a quality learning experience and the world around them, supporting influential, democratic and well-resourced students’ unions. www.nus.org.uk
NUS Extra NUS also produce the NUS Extra Card, which offers a range of exclusive student discounts locally and nationally. You can also apply for an NUS Democracy Card, which allows you to vote on national students issues
The Board of Trustees is made up of a majority of elected students supported by the experience of appointed trustees.They are there to ensure that students are always at the heart of the Union. They give certain responsibilities to groups and individuals. i.e. Executive and Student Council.
4. Student Council Student Council consists of elected and appointed student reps. Council provides an opportunity for everyday students to have their voice heard, and sets Union policy on major issues.
5. Committees Commitees are interested groups of students accountable to or set up by Student Council, i.e. Sports, Societies Councils etc.
6. Students’ Union Staff SU Staff are here to operate the SU on a daily basis, to provide specialist support and services according to the Union’s Policies, Procedures and Strategy.
7. The Executive Committee The Executive Committee consists of Full Time and Part Time Elected Officers, who are there to represent views of students to the University and wider community and ensure the Union is operated according to its Policies, Procedures and Strategy.
For more information about NUS, www.lincolnsu.com/nus
As a member of the Students’ Union, you get the opportunity to have a say about how the SU develops, and who represents you. Each of the current SU officers were voted into their positions. The main election takes place in Term 2, whilst a by-election will take place in October 2012 to fill vacant positions. SU By-Election Term 1
SU Elections Term 2
We currently have two Part Time Officer positions vacant, that will be elected in October 2012. Part Time Officer positions are voluntary and are unpaid. They allow you the opportunity to get involved with the Students’ Union and represent your fellow students, whilst continuing your studies. If you think you have something to offer and want to get involved, visit our elections mini site for more details about each of the roles and how to become a candidate www.lincolnsu.com/elections
The SU Elections provide an opportunity for candidates to run either as a Sabbatical Officer, or as a Part Time Officer. Sabbatical Officers are full time paid positions. If successfully elected, you would begin your role in July 2013 for 12 months. As this is a full time role, unless you are in your final year of study, you would need to consider whether you’d be prepared to take a break from your course for one year. Part Time Officer positions are voluntary and are unpaid.
Key Dates FRI 12th OCT 2012, 10AM – Nominations Open FRI 19th OCT 2012, 4PM – Nominations Close
Full details about the SU Election will be announced in late 2012. Keep an eye on the SU website for information, including detailed role descriptions and election packs www.lincolnsu.com/elections
FRI 26th OCT 2012 – Campaigning Begins
MON 11th FEB 2013, 10AM – Nominations Open
MON 29th OCT 2012, 9AM – Voting Begins
MON 25th FEB 2013, 12 NOON – Nominations Close
THU 1st NOV 2012, 12 NOON – Voting Closes, Results 6PM
FRI 1st MAR 2013 Campaigning Begins
Results are also announced at lincolnsu.com
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Find out how to run for a position in the SU Elections and how you can vote www.lincolnsu.com/elections
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Meet the Executive Committee
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Part Time Officers Francesca Anderson PT Officer for Students As a Part Time Officer, Frankie wants to focus her efforts on improving the student experience and representing your views, in particular smaller minority groups.
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Hugh Lound PT Officer for Students Like Frankie, Hugh is a Part Time Officer for Students and wants to make the SU more accessible to encourage more students to participate. He also wants to promote equal opportunities for all. Telephone: 01522 88 6006 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennine Fox SU President
Wesley Wells VP Academic Affairs
Andrew Twagira VP Welfare & Liaison
Dan Sam VP Activities
As President, Jennine has oversight over all areas of the Students’ Union. She supports and coordinates the activities of the Executive and acts as chair of the Trustees Board. She also has specific responsibility for the demographic structure of the Union and acts as the lead officer in matters of communication, community and campuses.
As the Vice-President Academic Affairs Wesley heads up the 400+ network of student reps and senior reps who are your voice within the University. He is the lead representative on key topics like employability, student as producer and the inclusion of students who are postgraduate, international or studying off the Brayford Campus.
Andrew has responsibility for monitoring the welfare concerns of students. He oversees StAR’s (Student Accomodation Reps) and is the lead officer for accomodation matters. The welfare team run campgains to raise student awareness of health, safety and culture issues. He also represents the views of students from all diversity groups.
Daniel is responsible for student representation in the provision of activities. His role invovles supporting the development of Sports Clubs, Societies and Students’ Union Volunteering, including the SU Helpers. He also represents student views on activities and events project groups.
TOP 3 PRIORITIES FOR 2012/13 Three important issues that Jennine hopes to cover in the next year, are improving comunication with students, creating well rounded and employable graduates and continuing ongoing work on hidden course costs for students.
TOP 3 PRIORITIES FOR 2012/13 Wesley’s top three priorities for the next year are the represenation system (comments for students), community engagement and giving back to the people of Lincoln, and employability for graduates.
TOP 3 PRIORITIES FOR 2012/13 The top three priorities for Andrew this year, are supporting students with issues of accomdation, finance, increasing entrepeneur activity and building a closer relationship with accomodation offices.
TOP 3 PRIORITIES FOR 2012/13 Daniel’s top three priorities for the next year are, increasing participation, commerical activity in the SU and awareness of sports and societies and their rights within the University.
Facebook: ULSU Prez Twitter: @ULSU_Prez Telephone: 01522 88 6166 E:mail email@example.com
Facebook: ULSU Academic Twitter: @ULSU_academic Telephone: 01522 88 6144 E:mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: USLU Welfare Twitter: @ULSU_welfare Telephone: 01522 88 6669 Email: email@example.com
Facebook: ULSU Activitiez Twitter: @ULSU_activitiez Telephone: 01522 88 6434 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gooleswari Seeburn PT Officer for Societies As Part Time Officer for Societies, Gooleswari will support the development of Societies by attending meetings and events, developing and chairing Societies Council and working to raise the profile of Societies at Lincoln. Telephone: 01522 88 6006 E: email@example.com
Jade Snedeker PT Officer for Sports As Part Time Officer for Sports, Jade will support the development of Sports Clubs by attending meetings and events, developing and chairing Sports Council and working to raise the profile of Sports at the University of Lincoln. Telephone: 01522 88 6006 E: firstname.lastname@example.org 29
Welfare & Academic Representation
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Students’ Union Services a guide to all the services available from your students’ union and how to get involved. Students’ Union SOAP SOAP (Student Opportunities, Activities & Participation) SOAP provides a focal point for the services provided by the Students’ Union, and is where you will find our Main Reception. Make SOAP your first port of call for any enquiry. SOAP is located on the ground floor of the Student Centre. Our dedicated SU reception staff within SOAP are here to assist you in finding the information you need, or put you in contact with someone who can help. You can collect your NUS Extra card here, join a Sports Club and/or Society, or book an appointment to see one of your elected officers or SU support staff.
OPENING TIMES Term time Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 5pm Friday - 9:30am – 4pm
Based on the first floor of the Student Centre, the SU Welfare and Academic Representation service offers you support with any academic or welfare concerns.
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The VP Academic Affairs and the VP Welfare & Diversity represent the Academic and Welfare interests of students to the University and to community groups. If you have any feedback about any University experience, it is really important that you let us know, so we can ensure we are up to date with your views, concerns and ideas. Comment cards can be found in our main reception at SOAP, in the Student Centre or complete our online feedback form at www.lincolnsu.com/feedback
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Welfare The Welfare team coordinate a number of campaigns during the year including sexual health, wellbeing and housing rights. Student Accommodation is a priority area this year, and we would really like to hear about your experience of your accommodation, good or bad. Our Housing Survey can be found at www.lincolnsu.com/accommodationsurvey
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We support Diverse Student Groups, providing an opportunity for like-minded individuals to meet, build friendships, offer peer support and discuss issues that are important to them. These groups include LGBT, Mature & Post-Graduate and students with Disabilities.
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Academic Representation The Academic Representation team coordinate training and support for the University’s Student Reps. Employability is a priority topic this year as the job market becomes increasingly competitive. Working closely with the National Union of Students (NUS), last year we supported the HE Funding campaign, by writing letters to local MP’s and demonstrating on the streets of London and Lincoln, to raise awareness amongst students, the community and MPS’s of the reform to the student funding system for Higher Education. Please support our campaigns this year. Keep an eye on our website www.lincolnsu.com
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Get Advice The Students’ Union work closely with the Advice Service who are based in the Student Support Centre to offer students the best possible information, advice and representation.
CONTACT SU Reception T: 01522 88 6006 (During Opening Hours) E: email@example.com W: www.lincolnsu.com Facebook: www.lincolnsu.com/facebook Twitter: Follow @LincolnSU
If you find yourself in a difficult situation in relation to your course, your housing contract or debt, then you may need some advice about your rights and responsibilities and some guidance through the process. Find out more at www.lincolnsu.com/getsupport
CONTACT Welfare & Academic Representation T: 01522 83 7635 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.lincolnsu.com/reps
The Lincoln Award
The University and the Students’ Union believe that Student Reps play an important role in representing students and improving the quality of their courses. Reps primary function is to help make things better for students. What Do Reps Do? There are three levels of student representation at the University of Lincoln. 400+ Course Reps – talk to, act on behalf of and represent the students on their course in Subject Committee Meetings. 15 x School Reps – are the first point of contact for Course Reps and are active members of Student Council. They liaise with Heads of School to ensure that the student representation system is running smoothly. 3 x College Reps – have experience of being a course representative and are active members of the Students’ Union Rep Executive. They represent the students’ voice in the Students’ Union Executive Committee. They co-ordinate School and Course Reps and support their development.
How Your Rep Can Help? Reps get things changed for the better, for both individuals and whole courses. Whether it’s just pointing you in the right direction or making formal representation at committee meetings, Reps are there to help you. There is at least one Rep on every course, and they will make themselves known to you when you start. If you are not sure who your course Rep is, you can contact the SU to find out. Throughout the year, your Course Rep will ask you to provide feedback about your experience as a student.
Interested In Becoming A Rep? Course Reps are elected in the first and second weeks of the year. Ask your course leader for more information and let them know you’re interested. Check out www.lincolnsu.com/reps or email email@example.com for more information.
What Are The Benefits Of Becoming A Rep? You will develop useful skills such as communication, negotiation, team work and confidence in business meetings. You will get to meet other Reps from your School and College, as well as becoming more involved with the Students’ Union. The SU run initial training in October and a number of training and support sessions throughout the year that help to develop basic knowledge and specific skills to assist you in being more effective in your role.We also send out regular updates and host social events to help you get the most out of being a Rep.
Every year the number of graduates is increasing and the competition is getting tougher. Employers are looking for candidates who stand out from the crowd and who have developed their skills, abilities and ambitions – a degree is no longer enough to get you the job you want. Why? • • •
Enhance your employability through skills development Gain recognition for your achievements Participate in activities- meet new people, have fun!
There are many things you can do to help you stand out from the crowd, and in fact you’re probably doing a lot of them already. The Lincoln Award is recognition of the activities you do over and above your studies, and is something that future employers will recognise as you doing that little bit extra. As well as helping you develop these skills the Lincoln Award will give you the framework to showcase your achievements and the confidence to communicate your university experiences and successes to future employers.
What? The Lincoln Award is an achievement award for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students at the University of Lincoln. The Award is designed to enhance the employability of University of Lincoln graduates by providing official recognition and evidence of employability related activities. These include; work experience, part-time employment, volunteering, attendance at workshops and presentations and many other extra-curricular activities and achievements.
When? The Lincoln Award is open to all students currently studying at the University of Lincoln. You can start the award at any point and must complete before graduation. It is highly advisable to start the award as soon as possible to ensure you secure a place at the compulsory sessions required before completing the award. CONTACT Jessica Shields Student Employment Co-ordinator T: 01522 83 7641 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Students’ Union Volunteering
There are many reasons why you UL STUDENTS’ UNION might be interested www.lincolnsu.com/volunteer in volunteering, and even more ways that you can get involved.
Based in the Media zine a g Centre on the online ma first floor of mag the Student tv C e n t r e , Bullet Media is produced entirely by students, for students. Available in print via Bullet Magazine across campus, online via bulletonline.org, plus additional video content via Bullet’s online tv channel.
Whether you are interested in, and care about your local community, feel passionately about a cause, or want to volunteer with a well established charity or community organisation we UL STUDENTS’ UNION can make this happen for you. www.lincolnsu.com/volunteer
Setting up your own project is really exciting and rewarding – all you need to do is come and see us and we’ll help you with project ideas, help you get started and support you all the way through your project.
Alternatively you may want to volunteer within the Students’ Union – maybe as a committee member for a Sports Club or Society, or as an SU Helper, or maybe even as an SU Officer. Just let us know what you’re interested in we’ll tell you how to ULand STUDENTS’ UNION get involved. www.lincolnsu.com/volunteer
Volunteering in any way is a rewarding and valuable experience, both personally and professionally. In a time when getting a job is increasingly difficult, volunteering provides you with the opportunity to develop, learn new skills and make sure you stand out from the crowd. Oh, and volunteering is a lot of fun too! Current opportunities and information can be found at www.lincolnsu.com/volunteer
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Anyone is welcome to get involved with Bullet, regardless of what course you are studying. Whether you’re interest is photography, using video cameras, editing footage, producing or directing, there’s plenty of opportunities to get involved.
Student Job Shop The Student Job Shop, located in SOAP on the ground floor of the Student Centre, is the place to go if you are looking for any type of employment whilst studying. Here we advertise job opportunities, provide advice relevant to part time and vacation employment and point you in the direction for Careers information and advice. With the Careers and Employability team from Enterprise@ Lincoln, Job Shop can help you to make the most of all your employment experience, without compromising your studies. Our aim is to ensure you develop and maximise your employability skills to place you in the best possible position to secure your chosen career on graduation. We can also offer services with compiling a CV, completing an application form or preparing for an interview and are always here to help.
We also have media equipment available to loan, including HDV video cameras, microphones, digital SLR’s and a series of iMacs to use in the Media Centre.
So if you’re looking for a quick cash fix, or the chance to develop skills relevant to your study then pay us a visit.
Current vacancies and information can be found at www.lincolnsu.com/jobshop
Bullet Magazine is the official Students’ Union publication. Printed copies can be found across the campus, or online at bulletonline.org, each issue includes news, features and articles relevant to student life at Lincoln.
Bullet Online Everything you know and love about Bullet Magazine, but available online and updated regularly throughout the year. Bullet Online provides the perfect platform to showcase student work, and additional content not found in the magazine. Go to www.bulletonline.org to see what you’re missing!
Bullet TV Look out for exclusive video content on bulletonline.org covering SU events and activities, Sports and Societies and more.
CONTACT Find out more at bulletonline.org, or why not email the team direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT Jane Kilby Volunteer Co-ordinator T: 01522 88 6420 E: email@example.com W: www.lincolnsu.com/volunteer Facebook: www.facebook.com/ULSUvolunteering Twitter: Follow @ULSU_Volunteer
Turn to page 39 to find out more about submitting an article or piece of artwork for Issue 2 of Bullet Magazine. 34
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Sports and Societies
Sports Clubs A-Z
The aim of Sports and Societies is to bring together students with common interest and assist them in pursuing a hobby or activity they are interested in.
Sports Fayre Wed 19th September, Engine Shed 10am-4pm Come and see what Sports Clubs there are on offer, meet those involved and sign up to become a member.
With around 80 Sports Clubs and Socieities and over 3500 students involved, there is something for everyone to get involved in. See pages 37-38 for a complete list of the current Sports Clubs and Societies. You can also check out our web pages on www.lincolnsu.com/sportsandsocieties for all the latest updates and information.
Societies & Groups Fayre Thurs 20th September, Engine Shed 10am-4pm New for 2012, we introduce a separate fayre for Societies and Groups in order to accommodate the ever growning numbers.
Canoe and Kayak
Lincoln BMX Skate
For anything else, whether it is a question, some advice or just to see a friendly face, please feel free to come in to reception in the Students’ Union SOAP centre to book an appointment with the Activities Team. Or, even better, make use of our weekly drop-in sessions on Tuesdays 2pm-4pm or Thursdays 10am-12 NOON where there is no need for an appointment, we can deal with requests there and then!
Pep-Rally Wednesday 3rd October The Students’ Union presents the annual Pep-Rally. A great chance to represent your Sports Club or Society with pride and competitive spirit. Refreshers Fayre Wed 16th January 2013, Engine Shed 10am-4pm A chance for new and emerging Sports and Societies to promote themselves and sign up new members.
During Freshers’ Week it is a great opportunity for you to come along to the hugely popular Sports and Societies Fayre in the Engine Shed, to see exactly what we have to offer, and meet some of the current Sports Clubs & Society members. If you decide that you want to join a club or society on the day of the fayre you can join at the Reception in the Students’ Union SOAP Centre, or online and www.lincolnsu.com/sportsandsocieties.
Varsity (Lincoln vs. Derby) Dates TBC, early 2013 The infamous Varsity series continues! Lincoln had enjoyed a five year run of wins against Derby until last year, so this year we need to reclaim the title. A brilliant event where a huge variety of Lincoln Sports Clubs take on the University of Derby in a huge battle of pride and competitive rivalry.
Alternatively, you have the option to trial any of our Sports Clubs and Societies before committing and paying the joining fee.You have until Friday 19th October 2012 to decide on your favourites, after which time you must be a paid member if you wish to continue to participate.
Sports and Societies Awards Friday 26th April 2013 A night dedicated to the achievements and successes of our Sports Clubs, Societies and individuals, filled with applause, dinner and dancing. Celebrate another spectacular year for all in style!
Rugby Union (mens)
Rugby Union (womens)
New Sports Clubs & Societies If you can’t find a Sports Club or Society that interests you, why not start up your own? Simply fill out the ‘new sport or society application form’ available on our website or from the SU reception in SOAP.
Football (mens) lincolnsu.com/footmen
CONTACT Sports and Societies Office T: 01522 88 6006 E: email@example.com W: lincolnsu.com/sportsandsocieties
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Food & Nutrition
Twenty Minute Society
Health and Social Care
Chartered Institute of Marketing SC
Cheese and Wine Society lincolnsu.com/cheesewine
Chinese Society lincolnsu.com/chinese
Christian Union lincolnsu.com/Christian
Complementary Medicine lincolnsu.com/complementary
Computing Society lincolnsu.com/computing
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STARTING IN FRESHERSâ€™ WEEK THE STUDENTSâ€™ UNION WILL BE RECRUITING volunteers to join the editorial team responsible for running student media, including bullet magazine, bullet online and bullet tv.
If you are interested in applying for an editor position and joining the student media
committee, you will find more details and role descriptions at www.bulletonline.org. Deadline
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Medical Society lincolnsu.com/medical
Musical Theatre Society lincolnsu.com/musicaltheatre
We also need student contributors to write articles, produce artwork, photography, video and more. Assignments for Bullet (including the magazine, website and tv) will be posted on bulletonline.org with necessary templates and resource files plus submission deadlines. Come and visit the Bullet Stand at Freshers Fayres to find out more on Tue 18, Wed 19 and Thu 20 September at The Engine Shed from 10am â€˜til 4pm.
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