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ISSUE 1 CONTENTS 3 MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR OF STUDENT EXPERIENCE 3 MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT OF ST PATRICK’S STUDENT COUNCIL 4 ST PATRICK’S STUDENT COUNCIL ANNOUNCED 6 THE NEW ‘STUDENT EXPERIENCE’ 8 TALENT SHOW WHO’S GOT TALENT 10 SPORTS NEWS 11 LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 12 STUDENT INTERVIEWS 14 OUR VERY FIRST OPEN MIC NIGHT 16 LOVE & ENTERPRISE 18 LEARNING CENTRE ASSISTANT AT A CONFERENCE IN UKRAINE 18 ST PATRICK’S ALUMNI 18 LAUNCH OF DEBATING SOCIETY 19 HUMANITARIAN AID RELIEF TRUST (HART) 20 ST PATRICK’S FIRST BUSINESS SHOWCASE 22 ST PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATIONS


MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR OF STUDENT EXPERIENCE AMOL GURUNG Hello everyone,

help you get into tip top condition!

Welcome back to St Patrick’s College

I am very pleased that the St Patrick’s

welcome to Issue 1 of the St Patrick’s

running. The elections duly took

after

your

student

Easter

newsletter,

holiday, The

and

Vibe,

following our pilot edition at the end of last year.

Since our pilot issue we have been

Student Council is now up and place, 8 places on the Council have

now been filled, and the Council has also held its first meeting, focused on student needs and issues.

extremely active on your behalf.

You can find further details of these

of new activities under our Student

you are all refreshed after your break,

We have organised a whole series Experience programme which you can read about in this newsletter.

Our sports programme has made a promising start. The men’s football

team has been training hard and has arranged a series of matches. Our women’s netball and basketball

teams have held practice sessions and are now looking to organise some

games against other teams. Sophelia and Ijah in our Student Experience team are busy preparing for our

activities in this newsletter. I hope and have returned with your batteries

fully charged, and yourselves full of

enthusiasm. Remember this is YOUR Newsletter and we very much rely provide material of interest to your fellow students.

We welcome any

contributions, serious or interesting, amusing Don’t

be

or

thought-provoking.

backwards

in

coming

forwards! Don’t be shy, even if you have never written an article before.

Please either email newsletter@st-

month of May, to help welcome in

Experience Dept. who will help you

the summer! So if you want to know more about how to improve your

health and fitness through diet, good nutrition and exercise, watch out for

Director of

Student Experience

on your ideas to fill its pages and

Health and Wellbeing Programme

which will take place throughout the

Amol Gurung

patricks.ac.uk or contact the Student

put pen to paper, or guide your fingers across the keyboard. I look forward to hearing from you!

posters giving details of the exciting activities which we have planned to

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT OF ST PATRICK’S STUDENT COUNCIL AIGBOJE O IMOUKHUEDE Hello everyone,

As the Student Council, we are not

Aig, your Student Council President

also help create awareness amongst

here!

I am pleased to inform you that we

have finally formed the Student

here to enforce but to engage. We will

the students when necessary and the first topic on the agenda is DISCIPLINE: Respect – give it to get it.

Council. The Council consists of

This has been one of the most

schools in the college.

the Student Council has been tasked

Student Officers from the different

This Student Council is a first for St Patrick’s College and we are excited

and eager to help voice the views,

issues and ideas of the student body

to the college management and at the same time relaying the response back to the students.

important issues in the college and

with making students aware that disrespecting members of staff will not be condoned in the college. We

will be using various measures and methods to convey this message to students, starting with the college newsletter. We intend to use other

means to create awareness so I suggest students stay tuned!

Aigboje O Imoukhuede President of St Patricks Student Council


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ST PATRICK’S STUDENT COUNCIL announced

The results of the elections for the St Patrick’s Student Council have now been announced. The Council members are:

Aigboje O Imoukhuede President

Nelly Kibirige

Vice President

Samson Adeniji

Edward Paul

Student Officer

Management Officer

International

School of Business

David Sadiq

Striebina Kamara

Janet Moiba

Benjamin Dunkwu

& Social Care Officer

& Social Care Officer

Officer

Officer

School of Health

School of Health

School of Hospitality

School of Technology

The Student Council’s role is to act as an effective channel of communication between

the student body and St Patrick’s College Management and to ensure that the students’ views are taken into account when decisions are made affecting current issues or

questions arise about the future running of the College. The Council will work closely with St Patrick’s Student Experience Team to help organise social, cultural, and

sporting events so as to expand the student experience for those studying with us. The next step is for the Student Council to hold its first meeting with St Patrick’s senior management. The flame of democracy is burning brightly across St Patrick’s College!


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THE NEW ‘STUDENT EXPERIENCE’ at St Patrick’s EVENT CALENDAR APRIL 2014 27 April

Final men’s football training trial session Hyde Park, 12.30pm, Marble Arch station.

MAY 2014

Health & Wellbeing month Date TBC

Men’s STP vs Redbridge College Football Match 15 May

Cardio Club, 1pm-2pm 17 May

Women’s Basketball training

2.30pm-3.30pm, Jubilee Halls, required deposit - £2 SEED Workshops: 6 May

Academic writing,

9.30am – 11.30am 9 May

MS Excel, 9.30am - 11.30am 12 May

MS PowerPoint, 10am - 11.30am 9, 19, 29 May The Student Experience department is taking St Patrick’s College by storm with its

refreshing, innovative deliverables setting

an example of what an

educational experience really means.

Striving to ‘unlock your potential’

a Business Showcase, a London Stock

to ensure that this message reaches

developed

they take great pride, time and effort

all St Patrick’s students. The new Student

Experience

Department

provides a fresh outlook on the college experience and generates

ideas on how to further engage the students. With the department only

being 3 months old the SE team has surely made an impact on staff

and students with its hands-on, proactive approach. Within a short

space of time the team has organised

Exchange trip, an Open Mic night, an

Entrepreneurship

project, student/staff football team

and initiated elections for a new Student

Council.

The

team

also

implemented and managed games

Bank of England Trip 21 May

Inspirational Workshop

JUNE 2014

and attractions at the St Patrick’s

Date TBC

have been very busy! The Student

(LSBF, STP, LCCA)

Freshers’ Fair on 13th February. They

Experience team has only just begun, look out for what else it has in store!

Who’s Got Talent, Talent Show

Date TBC

Business Showcase


MAY 2014 - HEALTH & WELLLBEING MONTH

STP CARDIO CLUB COMING SOON

STP TRAINING WORKSHOPS

• Nutrition Experts

Please speak to Jonathan (Room 360) for more

Do you want to improve your employability

• Health Workshops/Seminars • Fitness Classes

• Lifestyle Coaches Hosted by Student Experience Department.

information or call 07535 460 229.

and communication skills? Enrol on our workshops today!

Spaces are limited so early registration is

advised. Hosted by Essential Skills Department.


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casting for talent show Who’s got Talent

Who’s got Following on from the huge success of last year’s ‘LSBF’s Got Talent’, the highly anticipated talent show returns and this year it is set to be even bigger! st patrick’s has teamed up with two other schools from our group and, as a result, the name has changed to ‘Who’s Got Talent?’


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Do you have a talent that you

would like to share? Would you like the opportunity to perform in front of hundreds of people?

If so email us at studentassociation@lsbf.org.uk

quoting ‘Who’s Got Talent?’ in the subject line. Last year the audience was blown

It doesn’t matter what talent you

We hope you are all as excited as

which included beat boxing, comedy,

you, as auditions will be taking

talent show and we hope if you’re not

away by the talent we had on show, dancing,

singing

and

more.

To

ensure we make this year even better

than the last, we want to hear from you!

have, we would love to hear from place within the next few weeks (information regarding dates to be released soon).

we are for the return of this amazing planning to take part by performing, you’re planning to take part by

attending and supporting your fellow students!


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SPORTS NEWS from St Patrick’s

The SET will soon be

introducing the new female

netball and basketball teams,

to all those ladies who used

to play or just want to get

involved and have some fun. So don’t delay, ladies! Come

and get involved and show

your male counterparts how it’s done! To find out more speak to Jonathan (Room 360, Student Support).

St Patricks College continues

Our established Football team ‘The

feature the logo of our sponsor,

Lastly,

activities for all students! We

a month at the Columbus Centre,

with black shorts to match.

achieving the beach body they long

to increase its sports

know how important it is to stay fit and active and live

Green Machine’ will be training once

Southwark. Training is already in full

Circle Sports, on a dark green shirt

swing with Ijah & Ola coaching.

So if you would like to be one of the

course summer is just around

The St Patrick’s Green Machine is

speak to Jonathan in Room 360 and

in shape with the help of the

the door is open to all students

a healthy lifestyle, plus of

the corner. So it’s time to get Student Experience Team (SET).

always looking for new talent so who are interested. The team will

be representing St Patrick’s in their brand new football kit that will

lucky few wearing the strip, come and

he will provide you with info on our next available try-outs. We are also

keen to see the rest of you showing your support for the team in our forthcoming 11-a-side match.

summer

is

approaching

and many will be thinking about for! Why not put your name forward for

the

soon-to-be-announced

Jogging Club? This is part of our

push to increase the general health

and wellbeing of our students, which will see other activities appear in the calendar. As they say - “A healthy body means a healthy mind!”


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LEADERSHIP ACADEMY with Mark T Jones

St Patrick’s College officially launched

Muhammad

St

which organises a regular programme

March.

that the College will soon be offering

visits, and workshops for the benefit

its new Leadership Academy on 12th

On that day, Mark T Jones, leadership

trainer and author of several books and numerous articles, delivered a

guest lecture on Leadership at the

Azam,

Head

of

Patrick’s Business School, explained

new specialist courses in areas such as

entrepreneurship,

leadership,

innovation and productivity under the Leadership Academy programme.

School of Business Management.

Mr Jones’ lecture was organised as

dynamic

is St Patrick’s Student Evolvement &

Students enjoyed his remarkable, and

thought-provoking

motivational master class.

part of the SEED programme. SEED Entrepreneurship Development Club,

Keep your eyes peeled for

of visiting guest speakers, industry

news of more exciting events

of our students, to allow them to

team in St Patrick’s Student

network with leading entrepreneurs and develop links with commerce

and industry to support their own enterprise.

organised by the SEED

Experience Department!


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STUDENT INTERVIEWS

Would you like to be interviewed?

Benjamin Dunkwu, HND Network

Nelly

newsletter@st-patricks.ac.uk

student talks to The Vibe about one

about the St Patrick’s Debating

Get in touch with us at

Engineering

and

Technology

of his favourite topics – football!

Kibirige,

HND

Business

Management student tells us all Society.

Business

Management

Vibe

about

did

St

Patrick’s

Business Showcase.

What do you think about the

Do you thing the debating society

How

I am happy that the college has

I think the debating society is a

I heard about it via email.

sporting activities at the college? invested

in

sporting

activities.

Obviously at this stage there is still a lot to be done, but progress is being made which is great!

What kind of improvements would you like to see with regard to sports opportunities?

is a good idea?

brilliant idea. It’s something that has

student,

Adaneshia Halstead, talks to The

you

hear

Business Showcase?

recent

about

the

been needed for a while, but people

What did you think of the event?

It is a great way to bring students

with it being the first one. However,

didn’t know what they were missing! together to have an open, honest, intelligent discussion about everyday issues that they have an opinion on.

It was a very good event especially

it would have been good if there had been more notice for students to take part.

I would like to see continuity and

Which topics would you like to

How does this make you feel about

programme. Considering the level

I would like to see more current

I think it encourages students to

continued investment in the sports of

involvement

in

leagues

and

competitions at other colleges, I

would like to see us get involved as soon as possible.

Do you participate in any other leagues?

debate on?

affairs topics discussed, but to be

fair, seeing as the debating society

is here to stay, I feel that we should discuss different topics every time to

give different students from different schools a chance to cover a topic

your college?

excel and also enables them to network with each other, especially

with those who are studying the same subject or have a skill they may be able to utilise.

relevant to them.

Did the showcase inspire you to

Midland League.

Here’s one for you - Rihanna or

Yes actually the students were really

When was the last time you had an

I feel that overall, Rihanna and

Yes, I play in the South Spartan

opportunity to play?

On Sunday 30th at the college’s recent training session. Which

football

support?

team

do

you

I support Chelsea FC! Do you think Liverpool can win the

Beyonce, who is a better artist?

Beyoncé have the same abilities as artists

and

performers,

however,

based on the voice alone, Beyoncé has the best musical pitch!

develop your own business?

responsive to what I had to offer. We also picked up tips and experience to improve for future events.

What tips or advice were you able to pick up from the show case?

Always make sure I have enough business cards and to keep a guest book to collect data, and make good use of leads for potential customers.

Premiere League this season?

Who do you think is a better

would say that haha!

Richard Branson?

No chance! But I’m a Chelsea fan so I

businessman

-

Alan

Sugar

or

Richard Branson, but I admire them both and appreciate their different management styles.


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OUR VERY FIRST OPEN MIC NIGHT at St Patrick’s

St Patrick’s held their first Open Mic Night in March. It was an amazing, soulful evening, focused on the spoken word, poetry and singing. The night was filled with talented individuals creating a warm vibe allowing students to relax and enjoy the night.

The Spoken Word is poetry intended for on-stage performance, rather than exclusively

designed for the page. Whilst often associated with hip-hop culture, it also has strong ties to storytelling, modern poetry, post-modern performance and monologue theatre, as well as jazz, blues, and folk music. There were performances from students and staff with a variety of solo to group acts, singing, rapping and poetry. Open Mic Night showed that

St Patrick’s is filled with talent! Special guest spoken word performer, Mark ‘Mr T’ Thompson topped the night with his quirky, vibrant, down to earth performance that had the audience hanging on to his every word leaving them wanting more.

All in all, a fantastic evening was enjoyed by all who attended. Thank you to the Student Experience department for organising the night!

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LOVE & ENTERPRISE at St Patrick’s

Love & Enterprise was on

The EDSML group were out in force

marketing, designing to distributing.

This was the first event under the

students launched their

Day spirit around St Patrick’s as they

Making the day even more special,

Entrepreneurship

Valentine’s Day.

of two tickets to the Valentine’s Day

everyone’s lips as Business ‘LovEnterprise’ event.

to spread Love and the Valentine’s sold roses, cards & chocolates on

The

Business

group

taught

by

the group gave away a raffle prize Party to one lucky person!

S.E.E.D

(Student

Evolvement

&

Development)

initiative and if it is anything to go by,

we are in for lots of treats throughout the year!

Muhammad Azam had been set a

So did they break even or perhaps

Congratulations to the EDSML Group

event within two weeks. Putting

have worried as the event was a

and

challenge to launch the LovEnterprise their entrepreneurial skills and team work to the test, they worked as a

certified company from budgeting to

even make a profit? They needn’t

success, they sold almost everything! Bring on next year’s Valentine’s Day!

and their lecturer for their creativity for

producing

atmosphere and event.

a

wonderful


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LAUNCH OF DEBATING SOCIETY The first St Patrick’s Debate run by the Debating Society got off to a fiery start in Room 510.

Students from Law, Business

and Hospitality dived in to topics such as ‘Facebook or Twitter’,

‘Can money bring you happiness – yes or no?’ and ‘Should the rich be taxed - yes or no?’

ST PATRICK’S LEARNING CENTRE ASSISTANT AT A CONFERENCE IN UKRAINE St.

Patrick’s

Assistant,

Learning

Sophia

de

Centre

Koning,

was invited as a speaker at the ‘Translation and Cinema: Multiplicity

of Perspectives, Points of Contact’ conference, which took place in the Ivan

Franko

National

University,

Ukraine, on 20th and 21st March.

The conference engaged in many

interesting discussions on the nature of translation (subtitling, dubbing and

audio-visual

translation

for

the blind) in cinema. The key note

ST PATRICK’S ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

The new debating society was

created to encourage students

who want to share, discuss and

speakers were Dr. Charlotte Bosseaux

undertook to complete her Master’s

Agnieszka

forthcoming

(University of Edinburgh) and Dr. Szarkowska

(University

of Warsaw). They discussed the role

of the voice in original films and the dubbed version and methods of

audio-visual translation, which differ

thesis, will also be the topic of her presentation

Sociolinguistics

Circle

at

the

Conference

on 28th March in Groningen, The Netherlands.

voice their opinions on various topics, as well as defining the

art of being a great debater. All those who attended brought

charisma, passion, knowledge

and, most of all, entertainment to the floor.

in each country.

She is also working closely with our

So successful was the event

process of animated Disney films

up St. Patrick’s ‘Debating Society’,

permanent fortnightly fixture on

Sophia talked about the dubbing

from American English to Dutch and the discriminatory usage of dialect

speech and foreign accents in both

versions. Her research, which she

Student Experience Team in setting making use of her expertise in linguistics to help empower and

educate students on the importance of effective communication skills.

At the last count there were 17 St

We have ambitious plans to put the

college as lecturers or administrators.

and

Patrick’s Alumni working at the

So, naturally, they have got together to form a club.

The St Patrick’s

Alumni Association has been born! Congratulations to all concerned!

At the SEED event which took place

on 25th March, many current students expressed an interest in joining the Association and receiving career and

employment advice from recent St Patrick’s graduates who have blazed a trail which others can follow.

Association on a formal footing increase

the

membership

dramatically. We are also planning a

series of events, including a social networking evening and a careers day, so that more current and former

students can keep in touch with developments in their alma mater,

and contribute to the success of the group.

that we hope to make this a

Thursday lunchtimes. Whether

or not you are the next Gandhi, Mandela or Abraham Lincoln come forth and join us!

Are you a St Patrick’s

graduate or a current student

who will soon be completing your studies? Would you

like to know more? Are you

interested in socialising with

your fellow alumni? Do you have ideas about what the

Alumni Association could and

should do for its members? Contact AIG IMOUKHUEDE,

Student Support Officer, Student Services Team

aigboje@ st-patricks.ac.uk


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HUMANITARIAN AID RELIEF TRUST at St Patrick’s

H

R

A

T

In February, St Patrick’s

Hayk held the presentation in front of

The

presentation by Hayk

students for HART (Humanitarian Aid

such as South Sudan, Nigeria and

hosted a guest

Petrosyan, a former

business student who completed his EDSML course in December.

a room full of St. Patricks’ staff and Relief Trust). He was raising money for them by parachuting from a plane

with 2 friends in Cambridge on the 12th March.

presentation

was

to

raise

awareness of the suffering in places Nagorno-Karabakh, to highlight the lack of international media coverage

of the area and the work HART continues to do.

At that point Hayk was halfway

HART Representatives, Lizzie & Ericka

£1000 and he has a personal interest

presentation and offer more insight

towards his fundraising target of in the work HART does as they

operate in his homeland of NagornoKarabakh (Azerbaijan) – although

all who live there are of Armenian Heritage.

To find out more you can visit our

Facebook page

or the St Patrick’s College website.

There are HART

money collection

boxes around St Patricks College

were in attendance to watch Hayk’s

including leaflets with

into the organisation. Hayk was also

your donations help

interviewed by Business Lecturer Ian Tindale on his progress leading up to the parachute jump.

information on how those in need.


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ST PATRICK’S FIRST BUSINESS SHOWCASE

Promoting entrepreneurship and enterprise, the very first ‘Business Showcase’

at St-Patricks was a great success! The event was filled with staff and students supporting our industry-savvy business students who took part with professionalism, creativity and outstanding exhibits. The event, held last Wednesday afternoon, was organised by the business department and the Student Experience team.

Head of the School of Business Management, Muhammad Azam, conceptualised the idea to create an event that would give students the opportunity to demonstrate their business ventures and

entrepreneurship skills. The students proved that they are no longer beginners in the business

industry with their knowledgeable pitches and marketing. From books to online, fashion to food, the event hosted a variety of businesses all under one roof.

It was the first event of its kind at the college but certainly won’t be the last there is plenty more in store for the students of St Patricks!


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ST. PATRICK’S DAY celebrations

St. Patrick’s Day spirit filled the

Winner’. Great prizes were given out

The Student Experience Team put on

the karaoke and music on the main

corridors on Monday 17th March when a day to remember. They brought the funfair vibe to room 311 to celebrate the great St Patrick of Ireland. The

day

was

jam-packed

with

games such as apple fishing, knock-

over-the-cans and hula hooping. Competitions included a football challenge,

press-up

challenge

and ‘Who Wants to be a St Patricks

throughout the day, not forgetting stage bringing unity amongst our students and staff like never before!

The Student Experience team was going

for

gold.

The

event

left

students and staff alike with the feel -good factor – on a Monday no less! Ireland would be proud!


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