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New University Childcare and what it means to you Student Editor “It gives me great joy to announce that following the results of our Guy Humphrey recent childcare survey, we have been able to encourage Bucks New University to secure discounted childcare rates. At Bucks Students’ Union we are really keen to help our students who have childcare responsibilities, as we understand the impact it has on their studies.” - Jack Badu, Vice President Education and Welfare

Bucks Students’ Union has a positive impact on your time at Bucks in so many different ways. In each addition of The Bucks Student this column will showcase recent work that we have undertaken to continue having a positive impact on your time. -

by recruiting a new Adviser in the Advice Centre at Uxbridge so that we can see more students and help you with any issue you may be dealing with and need help with

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by running Student Rep elections to ensure all students have a voice at University

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by approving £1000s of funding to student Societies so you can discover your passion

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by securing a Compensation Fund for students effected by the timetabling fiasco by offering a new range of hot food in The Lounge through the week and over the weekend.

Following the childcare survey run last term, the University has secured discounted rates for nursery provision at Wycombe Hospital Day Nursery for our students. The nursery is part of the hospital on Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe and is at the top of the hill near the maternity wing. It currently has space for Bucks New University students and can offer a discounted daily rate of £50 for children under 2 years of age and £48 for children over 2 years of age. The nursery is open from 7.15am - 6pm. The nursery has an “open house” each day between 9.30am and 10am where you can drop in and see the nursery in operation. This provision comes after research was carried out by the Students’ Union. Out of the 110 people surveyed, 85% said that if a university childcare scheme was in place they would use it. 94% of the people surveyed at our Uxbridge Campus said they would use the facilities also, with 75% of people surveyed at the High Wycombe Campus also saying the same. In terms of what the people surveyed wanted from a childcare service, 35% wanted ‘flexibility’ from a childcare service and 38% wanted ‘qualified staff

and safety.’ As a result of this research carried out, the university are striving to make the childcare available to all students a positive thing and what people want. Jack Badu, Vice President of Education and Welfare at Bucks had this to say, “It gives me great joy to announce that following the results of our recent childcare survey, we have been able to encourage Bucks New University to secure discounted childcare rates. At Bucks Students’ Union we are really keen to help our students who have childcare responsibilities, as we understand the impact it has on their studies.” In response to the university’s child care proposal at the Uxbridge Campus, the Students’ Union said that, ‘whilst we welcome this move by the University to help student parents studying at the High Wycombe campus, we will continue to lobby them to provide an equal service to students that study at our Uxbridge Campus.’ If you have any specific queries about the nursery and it’s provision please contact the Nursery Manager, Lynn Dell on 01494 425 757 or if you wish to take a place at the nursery please contact Helen Downton for further details on 01494 605 044.


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Editor - Ash Coles ash.coles@bucks.ac.uk

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Feeling Busty? October is Breast Cancer awareness month and Bucks students are getting there pink on. The sports teams have been donating money to wear pink to their training sessions in support of this campaign, so well done! Oh but it doesn’t stop there, oh no!... 26 October is the day of days, students and Union staff will be wearing pink all day and wearing a cool t shirt that we designed (look out for them, them will be hard to miss). There will be a large stall set up in the Students’ Union Foyer selling boob and pink oriented food goodies, but wait, it gets even better! This same day, in the evening, Flirt! Friday will turn in to a wonderful ‘Boobie Nights’ heaven. The fun begins at 8pm in the Students’ Union Venue, £2 entry (all donations go to the Breast Cancer campaign) on entry you will receive a shot, copious amounts of marshmallows with a chocolate fountain, boob/bra related competitions and some very exciting entertainment!

There will also be some bra donations on the night too so whether you want to bring some bras out with you or just donate the one you wear, it’s up to you but it’s all for a super cause! On top of all this, thanks to our very own brand spanking new Bucks Uni boob team, there will be lots of amazing ‘Coppafeel’ goodies given out such as:

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> Temporary tattoos > ‘Coppafeel’ stickers > Boob leaflets > Door hangers > Stamps All these goodies are there to remind you to copp’a’feel aka check your boobs! If you would like to join our Uni boob team get in contact with the leader, Rachel and like the page on facebook! - raejstar@live.co.uk It’s going to be the BREAST night ever! VPSI Naomi Franco

“Do you like good music, yeah yeah!” ...and stuff like that. Tea Pot Cocktails, sweets that turn tongues blue and a live band before #must Bucks FC � @BucksFC

Caves in Wycombe are something that is just not mentioned or probably not even heard of. As Halloween is approaching, it is obviously on everyone’s mind what costume to wear, what party to go to, what is the next new ‘trick ‘n’ treat’ interpretation this year. However, Wycombe has much to offer to your student experience of living in Wycombe and this month it’s very much in season to visit the next best scary thing - a trip to the Hellfire Caves.

token of his attachment to Sir Francis and left £50 to purchase an urn in which to deposit his heart, to then be placed in the Mausoleum. And if that doesn’t make your stomach churn or at least give off a giggle, then here’s your adrenaline rush on a platter - it is also said that Whitehead’s ghost still haunts West Wycombe, yes it’s no less than creepy being in the Caves.

These caves have centuries of history embedded in them, hand carved by labourers for the nobleman Sir Francis Dashwood in the 1750s. This was the secret meeting place he had arranged for his notorious Hell Fire Club. Sir Francis later on became Chancellor of the Exchequer and was also a close friend of Benjamin Franklin who visited West Wycombe often. These caves are surely to add to the thrill and mischievousness to your Halloween this year, venturing through historic tunnels, absorbing the echoes of ancient voices and stepping through underground by candle light alone. Discover your Halloween with a choice of tricking or treating as you take a journey from ‘Steward’s cave’ where you come across old barbarian tools used by 18th Century labourers, winding down to Paul Whitehead’s chamber who is said to have left his heart when he died as a

Franklin Cave is dedicated to Benjamin Franklin, who was a visitor of the Caves and admired it for Sir Francis’ whimsical imagination and puzzling creativity. These are not the only caves you will be treading on before you stumble into the grand Banqueting Hall in which secret luxurious parties were held all with exclusive members. Before you know it you’re about a thousand feet from the entrance of the Caves! If that wasn’t enough, you’ll find yourself opened into the River Styx which is named after the legendary river that separated the world to the underworld. It is now a pool of water which still carries a wispy eeriness that can set off a wispy chill down your spine. Finally you’ll find yourself spiralling down to the Inner Temple which is situated three hundred feet beneath the church at the entrance of the caves. If this had already got your mind in a maze, why not go see it for yourselves this Halloween. It is opened from 11am-5.30pm till the end of October and Student admission price is £4.00 with a valid NUS card, and £3.00 with student group bookings. What’s even better is that it’s only a ride away. Getting here is easy, a twenty minute ride on the bus and there are car parking spaces available. So get your party gear on and party in the caves this Halloween!

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Deputy Student Editor - MJ Mahmood student.editor@thebucksstudent.com

After Hours Editor - Yael Rivniker afterhours@thebucksstudent.com

Get involved! If you want to get involved in the paper it’s very easy! If you have a passion for writing, feel you want to get your voice heard, or want to cover something that we may be missing from our current paper, then get in touch: Email: student.editor@thebucksstudent.com search: Bucks Student Newsgroup

Advertising For all advertising and media enquiries please contact the Students’ Union Communications and Marketing department. Simon McDowell simon.mcdowell@bucks.ac.uk Articles in this newspaper do not necessarily represent the views of Bucks Students’ Union but are that of the specific author. View this edition online at bucksstudent.com/ communications. If required, this document can be made available in different formats. Please contact the Students’ Union for more information. © 2012 Bucks Students’ Union

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You can pick up a compensation claim form from the Student Centre, Ground Floor, North Wing, High Wycombe Campus or the Students’ Union office opposite, or online from My Bucks (Blackboard) under the Student Centre organisation. Student Centre Manager Sukhie Mattu

Take advantage of the FREE nightbus taking you from the SU right to your frontdoor!* *Bus starts from midnight until close. Wed & Fri only. 1.5 mile radius from the main campus only.

Hellfire caves

Introducing... Hey All! Welcome to the third edition of this year’s paper and we are getting spooky Student Editor with the Halloween Guy Humphrey edition! Whether you are staying in this Halloween for a scary movie night or going out and about in all your costume finery, Halloween is one of the best, and scariest nights of the year. In this edition there are many different Halloween ideas, whether that be what to buy for a Halloween party, where to go in and around Wycombe to spook yourself, and even a review of the best horror films that are out, whether that be because they are shockingly bad or actually quite scary. For all you foodies out there, Katie’s Kitchen has returned with food and drink recipes to make your Halloween night extra festive. The front page for this edition is the University’s new proposal over childcare, something which people have wanted for many years. Hopefully the article will have been able to clear things up, as well as highlight that the University is doing what people want. This week I also volunteered, and took part in the Open Day for the University. It brought back many memories of myself at the Open Day I went along coming up to four years ago now. Something which is even scarier. The even scarier thing was that many of them weren’t even eighteen yet. Now that’s frightening!

- Scoop out the pumpkin flesh and roughly chop. Peel the onion and carrots and cut them into small slices. You now have a pumpkin shell that can be decorated to add to the festivities! - Place all veggies with the skimmed milk into a saucepan and a pinch of cinnamon. Bring to a simmer and cook on low until the pumpkin flesh is soft (this will take about half an hour). - Stir this mixture to make it smooth and continue on the heat, adding some water to desired consistency. Leave this for about another half an hour. Add salt and pepper. - When ready to serve, stir in the handful of uncooked dried rice - your guests will be repulsed when they come across the witches toenails!

By: Marcin Majewski

Dave Crowe and Andrew Balcon have been street musicians and buskers since they met in 2009 in New Zealand. Now a signed band, things are starting to get somewhere. You might remember Dave Crowe who appeared as a beat boxer on Britain’s Got Talent in 2008. Since then the pair have performed at countless festivals and performed all over the world. The Bucks Student caught up with them after they performed at the Students’ Union: Andrew Balcon: The album was written in Gothenburg last year in Sweden, while Dave (Dave Crowe) was living in Dalslonged. We’ve just been breaking in the pretty harsh Swedish winter recording this album in November, within six hours. It’s a ten track album. The guy who recorded and mastered the album is Victor Benzen - Swedish eccentric who described the recording as: “You know man, you put milk in the coconut and you passed it around and look for the coconut. You have the coconut.”

> How did you manage to record an album in such short time? D.C: Andy had three riffs prepared. Those three riffs came out with three down. Every track was recorded within three takes, apart from one, just track 7, with six takes. After those six takes we got it. It was tough.

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Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 24 hours (allowing freezing time) Difficulty: Planning These are simple to make but best when made in advance so that the jelly has time to set. You can usually pick up plastic shot glasses from pound shops or supermarkets although small plastic cups will do for a larger portion. Try and get some Halloween decorations that will make the shots even better, or even draw bats, cats, witches hats, spiders and other creepies with a black marker pen on to the cups. Ingredients > Haribo-style gum worms (the longer the better) for decoration plus other creatures if you can find them that can be placed in the drink before it sets. Leaving the gummy worm hanging over The shots are easy to prepare, the edge of the small shot cup will give the drink but remember to not add the vodka an even more creepy appearance suitable for until the jelly has cooled down, Halloween. otherwise it will not set up and will > Instant Jelly-cubes are best but crystals are fine remain watery. Also if vodka is if you can’t get cubes. There are lots of flavours added to boiling water the alcohol available; orange, lime and raspberry make a will evaporate. colourful Halloween palate. > Vodka, any brand

- make each packet of jelly in a bowl or jug according to packet instructions. Allow the jelly to stand and cool until it has reached room temperature. - assemble the cups onto a tray or plate ready for the jellies to be stored in the fridge. Add vodka to taste (not too much or the alcohol will also prevent the shot from setting) to the jelly and stir, pour the finished product into the cups. This is the point to add the worm climbing out of the cup. - place in the fridge to set, they can remain here until needed. The possibilities are endless as to how to dress these with a spooky theme - if you did manage to find bug sweets or similar, add one to each cup so the sweet is inside the jelly (once the jelly has reached room temperature). Tinned lychees are also very effective for eyballs stuffed with a blueberry! These little shots are fun but do contain alcohol and should be served with care - friends may tend to have more than they would if they were just drinking. Take caution when drinking alcohol - DO NOT DRIVE and look after each other.

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Timetabling: compensation claims Following the article in the October issue of Bucks Student, we are pleased to advise that a process is now in place to support those students who have lost money as a result of coming to University, to find lectures cancelled or postponed between 24 September and 12 October. Claims will be considered for childcare, travel and parking costs, and for loss of earnings by part-time students. Forms must be checked and countersigned by your course leader and handed in to the Student Centre by 14 November 2012.

Dave Crowe: That was Victor’s way to describe our sound. When it came to the recording day, we had enough money for one day. We were 45 minutes late with the recording time and we were worrying. We didn’t want to piss him off.

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Bucks students, employees and visitors can now credit their print/photocopy account online from the Money/ePayments link from the University web page. The interface provides the ability for any user (student, employee, and visitor) to credit their print/photocopy account online by debit or credit card, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Adding credit online is now the main method for crediting your Bucks print/photocopy account.

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Katie’s kitchen Halloween is round the corner and pumpkins are in abundance - this is a perfect winter warmer; healthy and full of flavour. But there is another good reason to scoff pumpkin this time of year and that is to help ward off the flu. The rich orange colour of pumpkin flesh means it is full of beta-carotene, an antioxidant which the body turns into vitamin A, boosting the immune system.

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Hellfire Caves - a Halloween jewel in West Wycombe

A round-up of SU nightlife plus entertainment news and reviews. Submite your articles to Section Editor Yael afterhours@thebucksstudent.com

Timetabling update edition

News in Tweets

Bucks Netball @BucksNetball

Student Editor - Guy Humphrey student.editor@thebucksstudent.com

The need to read section of the newspaper. Don’t miss out on the main features!

All the latest goings-on around the High Wycombe and Uxbridge Campuses.

“The only reason you can’t accomplish what you want to accomplish is because the negativity in your mind makes you think you can’t do it.” > Why did that one take more time? D.C: The only reason you can’t accomplish what you want to accomplish is because the negativity in your mind makes you think you can’t do it. We get to track five. “Wow we made five track in four hours. Maybe we can make ten tracks? Then things snatched to your mind and

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says: maybe you can’t make the rest of the tracks. We discussed why what we’ve been doing wasn’t going in the direction it should. Perhaps both of us were scared, we’ve discussed it over the cigarrette and cup of coffe, then we came back in and laying rest down within two takes.

> You’ve recorded your first album in Sweden. Where you gonna record new one? A.B: The new album will be recorded at Cheateau De Favreau.We played there in February this year.

> It’s gonna be bit longer than the first time? D.C: We will record it for four days. I believe we will write the next album in a day. I truly believe in that. I know what Andy wants to write. We never play new songs on stage, we only jam. Those jams becomes manifestations of the tracks we will sell. The words are made in a day, and my beats come in the end. A.B: The words are about what’s going on, about my experience with Gothenburg at the time, and it was just wet and grey.

> What made you guys to choose that place? A.B: It’s a lovely space, which really shows off France as a place with beauty, atmosphere and chemistry. We played in France quite a lot as well. D.C: It’s complete heaven for any human being. It’s an old wind mill which has been reconstructed and redesigned into a recording studio. We got the finest sound enginer I’ve ever met - he’s wonderful at what he does. He lives in a bunk bed and has more skills between his fingers and his elbows than I have within my whole body.

Spooky Halloween punch (with floating hand!) Serves: Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 24 hours (allowing freezing time)

> I have never heard a mix of rock guitars and beat-boxing. When I spoke with Sixten (Heymoonshaker manager) he described your sound as beatbox blues. How would you describe your sound to the people who’s never heard before about Heymoonshaker? A.B: Contemporary blues house with jazz influenced back beats summarised in a infinitive bassy trudtch. We are gaining an opportunity within a music scene to combine our skills.

Difficulty: Ingredients > carton of redgrape juice > carton of orange juice > chilled lemonade to taste > spirit of choice, ie Vodka, Bacardi, Gin

> Where does the name Heymoonshaker come from? Do you wanna shake your audience? A.B: It’s based around the kind of chant, which was mastered by Eric Delavey and it’s basically an exclamation on his use of colour within his work.

Method - take a large bowl, combine the juices, refrigerate until chilled. - add chilled lemonade before serving. - finally add the frozen hand in the punch bowl for a horrifying effect!

> Any particular influences? A.B: Gentelman’s Dub Club [performing in the venue 24 November], Daft Punk, Hound Dog Taylor. D.C: The Band, Howlin Wolf, one of the best bands of all time! Live dubstep band -Coda. Check out Nick Mulvey – sensational singer song writer. Disraeli and the Small Gods - with Jewish double bass player and beatboxer - Bellatrix.

To make a frozen hand You need non latex gloves or disposable gloves that can be bought from the chemist or supermarket. Wash the glove and fill with water. Seal the glove with rubber band and freeze until hard. It takes about 24 hours. Dip the frozen hand in warm water and peel off the glove.

> May we expect any changes in the sound of your new album out in February? A.B: Our new release will illustrate our sound with my influences as a musician and today’s commercial music as well as blues back beat. I thinks it’s gonna be heavier.

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Halloween party checklist If you like dressing up, Halloween is for you. Vampire bats, skeleton heads, jack-olanterns, lots of sweets. It’s a student dream! If you are planning to celebrate for the festive season here is a list of things needed for a Halloween party: > fake blood > face paint > plastic bats or any other tacky decoration > pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns > candles (if you’re allowed to burn them and are not in Halls or Head Tenancy) > alcoholic beverage of your choice > sweets for those pesky trick or treaters > little cauldron to store those sweets if you are one of those pesky trick or treaters > Food colouring to make the food extra scary > Halloween cake made from scratch (try and make your own Harry Potter Happee Burfdai cake)

Canibal pumpkin!

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Pukey pumpkin!

Space Invader pumpkin!

Buccaneers start the season strong The BNU Buccaneers are looking in great shape after an impressive recruitment drive with over 40+ new players joining the team this year and still growing. The team have been training hard for the past 7 weeks and will be going to the team’s training camp at a local boarding school this weekend to finalise and polish their skills before the season opener against Kingston University on November 4. The match will be a competitive physical game but the Buccaneers are confident on getting their first win of the season in week one. BNU have announced the three captains as Danny Wallace, Klaus Rostowski and Chris Geldard It’s not too late to join, play or to just help out within the team. The team are still looking for some heavy set guys that want to play American football. The team are full of guys from all walks of life, all ages and all sizes. We have ex-football guys, ex-rugby guys and guys who have played no sport before. The Buccaneers are the most diverse team at the university and have a place for everyone. If you wanna give it a go text Danny on 07957 357 294.

BNU Buccaneers begin the season with an impressive start.

Exciting times ahead for BNU Futsal! With the Futsal squad entering its first full season as a club at the University, It has had a great start with just over fifty freshers turning out over two weeks of trials to make it in to the squad for the season. This makes the returning students train that little bit harder to secure their place in the ever growing squad. Chairman and Coach Nathan Baker has been given a right selection headache as the level of players turning up at these trials have been great!

The squad will be cut down to twenty five where the squad will then prepare as they count down to their first fixture against a very experienced well organised Brighton team where Bucks, in their first ever fixture, lost 10-0 last season. With the influx of first years and positive signs in training BNU, Futsal are looking to get their season off to a flying start on Sunday 28 October in Brighton! UP THE BUCKS!

Halloween costumes which could include > Jack in the Box Halloween costume. Get a box and then dress your upper half in a clown outfit. > Dress up as a pumpkin by having a big t-shirt or dress and then stuffing it with other fabric or anything to make it look circular and then add a big face on it. > The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland > Vampire > Witch > Ghost - use that bed sheet from Toga Party well

Goofey pumpkin!

Homer pumpkin!

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Sport Makers is nationally recognised programme and part of the London 2012 legacy. The aim is simple, to try and get more people taking part in sport. If you would like to get involved then all you need to do is attend a short, interactive workshop, for Bucks students only, claim your free adidas kit and get sport making. Any voluntary hours that you log can go towards your gold, silver and bronze awards and will look great on your cv too!

Big Brother pumpkin!

When: Thursday 25 October Time: 5pm - 6.30pm Where: The Old Board Room (1st Floor East Wing)

Is this even a pumpkin?

If carving and decorating a pumpkin this year, take a look at the spooky and unusual designs we found. You will definitely need a sharp knife, some carving tools and some patience before you tackle some of these bad boys!

Katie’s Kitchen

No need to book, just turn up on the night or email kirsty.mccoubrey@bucks.ac.uk for more information.

BNU Futsal face their first match in Brighton.

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Bucaneers start the season strong

Hi, I hope you’ve all now recovered from Freshers fortnight? Now the fun really starts! Check out our Recreational Activities package and Editor Additional Skills workshops and make Ash Coles sure you are making the most of your time at Bucks, alongside that all the sports seasons start now so if you aren’t playing (and it’s not too late to join something!) then try and get along to a game a support your teams. This week I’d just like to talk to you about what lies ahead for your Union and about how you can get involved in shaping our direction. Jack, Naomi and I have come together and written our ten priorities for the academic year. We hope that you agree these are well balanced and reflect your views of where our work should be done!

> 5. Continue to foster strong community links and encourage civic engagement amongst students.

> 1. Continue to offer a diverse and expanding range of opportunities through the Big Deal.

If you have any feedback on our 10 priorities please email me at ash.coles@bucks.ac.uk or alternatively come along to our next union council meeting on 1 November at 4.30pm in G5.05. The Union Council is a 20 strong team of students elected (or co-opted - ie asked to join) from the student body who’s main role is to make sure the Union is moving in the right direction. There are still a few free places and it would be great to see some new faces and we look forward to meeting you!

> 2. Increase student involvement with charity fundraising and break previous fundraising records. > 3. Recruit Student Reps to every vacancy and develop an effective and respected scheme. > 4. Ensure the institution has a clear approach to employability including work experience for students who want it. Hi everyone, Have you joined a society? Joined a Deputy Student Editor sports club? MJ Mahmood Taken up a new hobby? If not, then GET ON IT! You’re only here once, and you get to make new friends which are always a bonus. It’s never too late to sign up, so if you’ve got something in mind, go and enquire about it. Don’t forget, if there’s not an existing team or

> 6. Ensure the effective implementation of electronic submission and of electronic marking and feedback. > 7. Develop our Advice Centre to ensure it is more accessible and pro active than ever before. > 8. Grow and professionalise our comprehensive student training programme. > 9. Create a social enterprise that benefits both students and the community. > 10. To clearly and effectively communicate the positive impact we have.

society already, and you can find 10 people who are interested, then you can always set up your own! I’d like to think that you’ve all finally started settling down into this new chapter of your lives. If you have, that’s brilliant. Make the most of it because it’ll be over before you know it. If you haven’t - don’t fret, it does take some people a bit longer than others to settle, and there is a good support system around in case you need any help. This can come in different

shapes or forms. For everyone in halls there are Senior Residents (SRs) as well as The Advice Centre, Peer Assisted Learners (PALs), your form tutor or even your Buddy. All of these people are available to make your life easier, so please do make the most of them! Finally, I wish you all a safe and happy Halloween. Keep an eye out for all the different events that will be happening, as I can guarantee there are plenty. Until next week, take care! MJ x

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All the latest goings-on around the High Wycombe and Uxbridge Campuses. News in Tweets @buckssu @BucksSU_UXB Bucks Netball @BucksNetball Great night with Netball and @BNUSwans #Angels #Drunk #NetballAndCheer MilkBucksSU ‫‏‬ @MilkBucksSU The next udder delivering #MilkBucksSu is on 10th Nov @buckssu!!! Blue Rinse Bucks ‫‏‬ @BlueRinseBucks

Feeling Busty? October is Breast Cancer awareness month and Bucks students are getting there pink on. The sports teams have been donating money to wear pink to their training sessions in support of this campaign, so well done! Oh but it doesn’t stop there, oh no!... 26 October is the day of days, students and Union staff will be wearing pink all day and wearing a cool t shirt that we designed (look out for them, them will be hard to miss). There will be a large stall set up in the Students’ Union Foyer selling boob and pink oriented food goodies, but wait, it gets even better! This same day, in the evening, Flirt! Friday will turn in to a wonderful ‘Boobie Nights’ heaven. The fun begins at 8pm in the Students’ Union Venue, £2 entry (all donations go to the Breast Cancer campaign) on entry you will receive a shot, copious amounts of marshmallows with a chocolate fountain, boob/bra related competitions and some very exciting entertainment!

There will also be some bra donations on the night too so whether you want to bring some bras out with you or just donate the one you wear, it’s up to you but it’s all for a super cause! On top of all this, thanks to our very own brand spanking new Bucks Uni boob team, there will be lots of amazing ‘Coppafeel’ goodies given out such as: > Temporary tattoos > ‘Coppafeel’ stickers > Boob leaflets > Door hangers > Stamps All these goodies are there to remind you to copp’a’feel aka check your boobs! If you would like to join our Uni boob team get in contact with the leader, Rachel and like the page on facebook! - raejstar@live.co.uk It’s going to be the BREAST night ever! VPSI Naomi Franco

“Do you like good music, yeah yeah!” ...and stuff like that. Tea Pot Cocktails, sweets that turn tongues blue and a live band before #must Bucks FC ‫‏‬ @BucksFC good luck to all the teams playing today #coyb Dan @dandeanie So #bucksnightbus starts at 10pm tonight 2drivers all night long make sure you get ya free ssssssh drive home @buckssu Alice Dewsnap ‫‏‬ @adewsnap @BucksRAG get fundraising !!! @buckssu volunteering@ bucks.ac.uk

Online print/photocopy credit now available Bucks students, employees and visitors can now credit their print/photocopy account online from the Money/ePayments link from the University web page. The interface provides the ability for any user (student, employee, and visitor) to credit their print/photocopy account online by debit or credit card, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Adding credit online is now the main method for crediting your Bucks print/photocopy account.

Scan the QR code below with your Smartphone to go direct to the link bucks.ac.uk/epayments


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Stress Awareness week 5-9 November National stress awareness day takes place on 7 November and to support this we will have various events, information points and campaigns going on throughout the week. The week aims to promote ways in which to alleviate stress and how to avoid the main sources of stress. Keep an eye out around campus throughout the week of 5-9 November to see what we have on offer. Organised activities include a Seated Massage session were a professional masseuse will aim to reduce your stress; and we will have lots of stress awareness give-a-ways available. The International Stress Management Association (ISMA) has identified the top 10 Stress Busting tips to be:

>Learn to manage your time more effectively >Adopt a healthy lifestyle >Know your limitations and do not take on too much >Find out what causes you stress >Avoid unnecessary conflict >Accept the things you cannot change >Take time out to relax and recharge your batteries >Find time to meet friends >Try to see things differently, develop a positive thinking style >Avoid alcohol, nicotine and caffeine as coping mechanisms

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Uxbridge Recreational Activities What: Public Speaking Masterclass When: Wednesday 31 October, 1pm-4.30pm Where: High Wycombe Campus, FREE transport provided for Uxbridge students.

For more information on the nationally recognized day, log on to: nationalstressawarenessday.co.uk

The cooking team and a parmesan and mushroom risotto made by the students. Cooking with Rice Course As part of ‘Give it a Go week,’ Bucks Students’ Union organised for students to attend a cooking with rice workshop in a professional kitchen at Uxbridge College. Students had their own stoves to work from and were given demonstrations from a trained chef and then applied themselves to create what the chef had showed them. Students created parmesan and mushroom risotto, and a brown rice chicken stir fry. It was a very handson experience and the students have said it has given them inspiration to want to try new meal options as well as gaining some great tips about how to make sure no food is wasted. Our Cooking with Rice course was a great success....and we now hopefully have a few more students who can cook an appetising meal that doesn’t cost a fortune. Water sports On the 3 and 10 October, 12 students from Uxbridge headed over to Bray Lake to join up with students from High Wycombe to take part in water sports activity days. These two days allowed students to take part in a whole host of water sports including Sailing, Wind Surfing and Kayaking. The activity days were organised by Sport For Fun who are now going to offer students a six week learn to sail course and a six week Kayaking course which start Wednesday 24 October. If you are interested in finding more about the opportunities put on by Sport For Fun email: kirsty.mccourbrey@bucks.ac.uk.

Uxbridge Officer Surgeries – Meet your Sabbs! The Union is run by three democratically elected students known as the sabbatical officers. They are the President, Vice President Education and Welfare and Vice President Student Involvement. Each officer is in charge of different areas of the Unions work. They will be visiting the campus on the dates listed below to come and talk to students about the Union and their work. Each surgery may take on a different theme and each Sabb will be at Uxbridge on the following dates: Ash Coles - President

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As your Sabbatical Officers we want to ensure that your time at Bucks is a positive one and that you make the most of what the Union offers whilst you are here. We advise that you take full advantage of the ‘Big Deal’ because it is a BIG DEAL! It means all those activities and opportunities are absolutely FREE where as other students at other universities, and people outside of uni have to pay a lot of money to get involved with anything. Start building that CV now and keep an eye out on our website bucksstudent.com to sign-up for all our amazing offers. President - ash.coles@bucks.ac.uk VPSI - naomi.franco@bucks.ac.uk VPEW -jack.badu@bucks.ac.uk

What: Go Ape, outdoor adventure park When: Thursday 1 November, 11.45am-3.15pm Where: Black Park Country Park. FREE transport provided.

What: Seated Massage session with a professional masseuse. When: Tuesday 6 November, 11am-3pm Where: Uxbridge Campus, Room TBC.

> Monday 29 October 2012 > Monday 18 February 2013 > Monday 29 April 2013 Ash is in charge of the Unions staffing, finance, commercial operations and oversees its governance as part of the trustee board. If you would like to talk to Ash about any of these areas, you can get in touch with him by email: ash.coles@bucks.ac.uk, call 01494 601 600 or come along on one of the days mentioned above. Jack Badu -Vice President Education and Welfare > Monday 12 November 2012 > Tuesday 26 February 2013 > Monday 13 May 2013 Jack is in charge of the Unions academic representation, welfare and advice. Jack also sits on mitigating circumstances and academic misconduct panels. If you would like to talk to Jack about any of these areas, you can get in touch with him by email: jack. badu@bucks.ac.uk, call 01494 601 600 or come along on one of the days mentioned above. Naomi Franco - Vice President Student Involvement > Monday 3 December 2012 > Monday 11 March 2013 > Monday 27 May 2013 Naomi is in charge of the Unions sports, societies, volunteering, raise and give (RAG) and our recreational activities programme. Naomi is the Chairperson of the Athletic Union, Societies Council and Societies Funding Committee. If you would like to talk to Naomi about any of these areas, you can get in touch with her by email: naomi. franco@bucks.ac.uk, call 01494 601 600 or come along to one of the days mentioned above.

What: Thorpe Park Fright Night trip When: 31October, leaving at a revised time of 12.30 noon and returning at 9pm Where: Thorpe Park, Chertsey. FREE transport provided.


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University news TV stars from the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow attended the launch of a company set up by Bucks New University for our conservation and restoration graduates to access furniture conservation work and private commissions. Called Bucks Conservation, the pioneering enterprise will channel commercial conservation and restoration projects to BA (Hons) and MA Furniture Conservation, Restoration and Decorative Arts recent alumni to help them make the transition from education to employment within the conservation sector. The new company was officially launched at Fernandez & Wells, at Somerset House, London, on Monday 8 October. John Bly and Lennox Cato, who regularly appear on the Antiques Roadshow, attended the launch. The University has undertaken furniture conservation work and private commissions for over 20 years, working with prestigious clients such as The Royal Collection, the V&A, National Trust and Lord Rothschild. Private collectors and custodians from the heritage sector have supported the students by providing projects for them to work on. They have also provided locations for ‘live projects’ where the students work on site, undertaking live restoration and conservation projects as part of the degree course. Students work with historical and often priceless pieces, as well as more modern 20th century items. Now, under the guidance of the University’s furniture conservation experts, graduates will gain valuable experience in a commercial environment, where they will be employed for 12 to 18 months developing their conservation skills and expertise as well as sharpening their business skills. Selection to join the new company will be by interview and a portfolio review. Believed to be the first alumni business model of its kind in the UK, Dr Campbell Norman-Smith, Course Leader of the MA Furniture: Conservation and Decorative Arts, says: “The launch of Bucks Conservation is a unique opportunity to support our most talented graduates and extend our expertise to a wider client base. We have developed an outstanding reputation over the years and often have an oversupply of commissions. This meets supply and demand and provides our graduates with exceptional commercial experience which will give them an edge when looking for employment in the conservation and restoration professions.” Recent projects undertaken by the Department of Furniture at Bucks include the restoration of a 1937-38 Isokon moulded birch plywood lounge chair owned by Isokon Plus, conservation of a George II Console table from Wilton House, owned by the Earl of Pembroke, cleaning of a gilt frame surrounding a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and restoration of an original Panton Vitra chair.

Stars attend London launch of Bucks Conservation

John Bly and Lennox Cato, antiques experts who have appeared on the Antiques Roadshow, with an ornamental torchere restored by one of our master’s graduates, Nicola Little, at The Courtauld Gallery in London.

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Bucks graduate enjoying career in the dental industry Graduate Rebecca Evans is getting her teeth into a successful career working as a brand manager for the market leading dental products manufacturer, DENTSPLY and paid tribute to her education at Bucks New University. Rebecca graduated from Bucks New University with a first-class honours degree in Marketing with Human Resource Management in 2002. She joined DENTSPLY in 2011, having previously worked as a marketing executive and later marketing manager for the British Dental Trade Association (BDTA), where she also carried out further training with The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and gained an MSc in Strategic Marketing. Rebecca said: “I felt well-prepared for a career in marketing through my degree at Buckinghamshire New University, thanks to the balance of theoretical grounding and practical experience I gained working with industry during my studies, as well as the high quality of teaching. “My qualification clearly played a major part in securing my first role with the British Dental Trade Association and I haven’t really looked back. It is essential to take advantage of every opportunity and resource available through the University to get your career off to a strong start.” The ambitious professional said she

Venue Manager Bucks Students’ Union Chris Smith > 1. What made you want to be Venue Manager of Bucks Students’ Union? Venue and Events management has always been what I wanted to do. For me, the thing about working for a union is that it’s ever changing and the aim is to stay current and exciting for students. That has been the main appeal of working in a student venue. > 2. What are your aims for the Venue in the near future? I’d like to think we’ve done pretty well in the four years I’ve been here. Through the Big Deal and confidence from Sabbatical Officers and Senior Management, I’m pleased we have improved our services and the way we are seen by students - whilst also having a commercial return that goes straight back into running what we do here. There are a few bits we didn’t quite complete this summer. A better more accessible and inviting smoking area for our customers day to day was a big one for me. Building on the success of last year’s May Ball; delivering a bigger more exciting layout for next year’s Ball. We’re tight on space, but there’s more that can be done here! But generally just continuing the tight operation we run to ensure we are the safest and more enjoyable place to go out in town. Every member of staff puts 110% into trying to make this happen. > 3. How is the Union different to others? Although there are a lot less students at this University than at others, I think the advantage of this is the community that is built. What I love about this Union is that we’re at the hub of all that. > 4. Where did you study and what degree did you do? I actually studied here many moons ago. I studied Music Industry - mainly because at the time it was only one of two universities running the course. Plus I couldn’t ignore the instant attraction of the Wellesbourne campus. > 5. What were you like as a university student? Ha. Erm... well I didn’t really the actual studying part... so much so I decided not to complete a dissertation in my final year. I think I’ve always had that ‘get up and go attitude’ and at the time I managed a range of artists/bands with a few friends. This took up a lot of my time but I wouldn’t change that what so ever. I also DJ’d alot. But looking at some of our current students; I’d probably say I was pretty boring! > 6. If you could give any advice to a student, what would it be? Probably the old cliché of getting all you can out of your time here. I quickly realised that I was the one paying for this course - so I wanted to get out of it what would benefit me in the future. I would take more time on assignments I felt benefitted me and get involved in work out of the course that may give me further opportunities. You can’t sit around and wait for anything to drop on your lap > 7. As it’s Halloween coming up, what scary film did you last watch at the cinema? Wow I can’t even remember. I do tend to watch a quite a few as well... I’m rubbish. Is it ‘Sinister’? I’m keen to see that. My girlfriend is having none of it what so ever though. > 8. Where would your ideal place to go on holiday be? As much as sun, sea & sand is amazing; I don’t actually mind the freezing cold and could quite happily have a holidays in the snow. I’m yet to see the northern lights, so maybe Finland/Norway etc. I am also keen to take a proper road trip across various parts of North America. I missed out on these summer opportunities as a student! > 9. What’s your idea of the perfect Halloween? Coming to our themed Frat House on the 31st of course. We don’t disappoint with our Halloween themed club nights, it’s going to be a good’n. Get down here early. Doors are 8pm.

Reaching the Heights Third-year BA (Hons) Sports Management and Golf Studies students Tom Bennett, Steve Dutton and Ben Warren are to carry on working part-time at Wycombe Heights Golf Centre in High Wycombe following successful six-month spells of work experience in golf operations management. The centre’s Head Professional, Chris Reeve, said: “They learnt about various aspects of managing and running the centre, took everything on board very well, and we are delighted they will be continuing to work with us.” The work experience opportunity at Wycombe Heights Golf Centre has been taken up by three more students this year. Safety first BA (Hons) Advertising: Creative students Sam Preece and Helen Rogerson have won a competition set to students on the course to design material for a road safety campaign. The campaign has been launched by High Wycombe-based firefighter Adam Burch, who graduated from Bucks in BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Advertising in 2008. Phil Dearman, Senior Lecturer in Advertising, said: “We are very proud to be working on something that hopefully has a very good outcome for

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the community.” Danny Whitelock, High Wycombe Station Commander, praised the quality of the work. Read more at: bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/9966956. Firefighter_launches_road_safety_ campaign/ Wheel be proud of you A video directed by BA (Hons) Video Production Digital with Creative graduates Robert Brandon and Robin Gray, under their production label Rob & Rob, has been nominated in the Best Indie/Rock Video Budget section of the UK Music Video Awards 2012, at the Empire in Leicester Square on 8 November. The band directed the video for Lights Out Words Gone, by Bombay Bicycle Club. Course leader Gary Emmins said: “It gives a fantastic sense of achievement to see my ex-students nominated for awards such as these. Their talent was obvious when they were here and it makes me proud to see them doing so well.” Gone to Press Senior lecturers in Social Work, Jenni Burton and Thomas Toscano, and visiting teaching fellow Maryam Zonouzi, have launched their

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Since the beginning of this academic year, Buckinghamshire New University has increased the price of replacing the ID cards if lost/ stolen/damaged. Previous years the price of replacing it had been £5 but now it has been increased double to £10. Many students are obviously not throwing a party about this, as students have enough money to splash out on rent, maintenance, leisure and many other expenses which involve in being a student. Is it fair for the University to charge more for replacing the ID card? It is an essential requirement to being a student at Bucks and is needed whenever accessing the building. However, was there any specific reason for the price inflation? Why is it £10?

was keen to push on with her career. Rebecca added: “There are many challenges facing the dental industry including the economic downturn, regulatory changes and increased competition, but I am fortunate to work for a company which is focused on product leadership and innovation and has an extensive portfolio to meet the changing needs of clinicians. “DENTSPLY is supportive of personal development and I hope to further develop my knowledge and career with DENTSPLY in the near future. Rebecca revisited Bucks New University on Tuesday 18 September 2012 to sit on a graduate panel speaking to students. She added: “I was delighted to return to the University to share my experiences with the students. “Although the elements which make up the marketing function have changed considerably in the past 10 years, the competitive nature of the industry is probably tougher than ever. “It is vital to achieve the best class of degree possible to stand out from the crowd, particularly when applying for your first position. I can also say from experience that a well-planned and interesting dissertation which you can speak passionately about to potential employers works wonders in interviews!”

book, Personalisation for Social Workers Opportunities and Challenges for Frontline Practice. Senior lecturer in social work Melanie Parris also launched her book, An Introduction to Social Work Practice. Both are published by Open University Press. Prof Peter Beresford, Director of the Centre for Citizen Participation at Brunel University, was a guest speaker at the launch, at the High Wycombe Campus. For more details or to buy a book, visit: openup. co.uk Let’s get engaged! Egle Dagilyte, Senior Lecturer in Law, has colaunched the online forum, Academics Engage, for academic lawyers to exchange ideas, discuss and debate on engaging in policy, industry and society, as well as assessing the impact of legal research. Egle said: “We are seeking to bring together representatives from various spheres of law and wider academia and are particularly interested in increasing involvement in the drafting and making of law and policy nationally and internationally.” Blog contributions on law-related work are welcome and Egle would like to hear from all lecturers, not just legal. Read more at:.academicsengage. org.

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Is it to encourage students to not lose them? What if the card was not lost or stolen, but damaged through ‘wear ‘n’ tear’? It could be argued that the University should provide better quality ID cards if the price of replacing them is increased. This is the first time the university has increased the price of replacing these cards and with tuition fees already increasing, it can be hard-going on Bucks students. It is clear the student view on this issue, but what about the University? Is it a reasonable inflation? Will this affect the student’s perspective of the University? This is an issue that may arise in publicity as the year progresses.


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Hellfire Caves - a Halloween jewel in West Wycombe Caves in Wycombe are something that is just not mentioned or probably not even heard of. As Halloween is approaching, it is obviously on everyone’s mind what costume to wear, what party to go to, what is the next new ‘trick ‘n’ treat’ interpretation this year. However, Wycombe has much to offer to your student experience of living in Wycombe and this month it’s very much in season to visit the next best scary thing - a trip to the Hellfire Caves. These caves have centuries of history embedded in them, hand carved by labourers for the nobleman Sir Francis Dashwood in the 1750s. This was the secret meeting place he had arranged for his notorious Hell Fire Club. Sir Francis later on became Chancellor of the Exchequer and was also a close friend of Benjamin Franklin who visited West Wycombe often. These caves are surely to add to the thrill and mischievousness to your Halloween this year, venturing through historic tunnels, absorbing the echoes of ancient voices and stepping through underground by candle light alone. Discover your Halloween with a choice of tricking or treating as you take a journey from ‘Steward’s cave’ where you come across old barbarian tools used by 18th Century labourers, winding down to Paul Whitehead’s chamber who is said to have left his heart when he died as a

token of his attachment to Sir Francis and left £50 to purchase an urn in which to deposit his heart, to then be placed in the Mausoleum. And if that doesn’t make your stomach churn or at least give off a giggle, then here’s your adrenaline rush on a platter - it is also said that Whitehead’s ghost still haunts West Wycombe, yes it’s no less than creepy being in the Caves.

Franklin Cave is dedicated to Benjamin Franklin, who was a visitor of the Caves and admired it for Sir Francis’ whimsical imagination and puzzling creativity. These are not the only caves you will be treading on before you stumble into the grand Banqueting Hall in which secret luxurious parties were held all with exclusive members. Before you know it you’re about a thousand feet from the entrance of the Caves! If that wasn’t enough, you’ll find yourself opened into the River Styx which is named after the legendary river that separated the world to the underworld. It is now a pool of water which still carries a wispy eeriness that can set off a wispy chill down your spine. Finally you’ll find yourself spiralling down to the Inner Temple which is situated three hundred feet beneath the church at the entrance of the caves. If this had already got your mind in a maze, why not go see it for yourselves this Halloween. It is opened from 11am-5.30pm till the end of October and Student admission price is £4.00 with a valid NUS card, and £3.00 with student group bookings. What’s even better is that it’s only a ride away. Getting here is easy, a twenty minute ride on the bus and there are car parking spaces available. So get your party gear on and party in the caves this Halloween!

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Timetabling: compensation claims Following the article in the October issue of Bucks Student, we are pleased to advise that a process is now in place to support those students who have lost money as a result of coming to University, to find lectures cancelled or postponed between 24 September and 12 October. Claims will be considered for childcare, travel and parking costs, and for loss of earnings by part-time students. Forms must be checked and countersigned by your course leader and handed in to the Student Centre by 14 November 2012. You can pick up a compensation claim form from the Student Centre, Ground Floor, North Wing, High Wycombe Campus or the Students’ Union office opposite, or online from My Bucks (Blackboard) under the Student Centre organisation. Student Centre Manager Sukhie Mattu

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Stay Safe this Halloween Halloween is a time for ghosts, witches, vampires, superheroes and sweets. However, Halloween isn’t for everyone. Think about Beatrice, the old woman who lives down the road to you. She doesn’t Student Editor want loud, drunk people coming home Guy Humphrey down her road. This worsens during Halloween with a lot of people being on the streets. There have been many Halloween incidences, some comical and some not. This include a drunken Oompa Loompa who was arrested after racially abusing teenagers in Nottingham, as well as a rather serious incident in 2009, where a man and women were stabbed and murdered in Norwich. Whilst we aren’t saying that because it’s Halloween, you are going to cause havoc, there are certain things that you should think about to keep you safe, as well as others around you:

Pick up a useful Community Guide from the Students’ Union offices and stay safe.

> If you do go out make sure you lock your doors and anything valuable. It takes two seconds, and may save you a lot of money if you do get burgled! > If you do decide to go to the Students’ Union during the Halloween season, or indeed anytime, make sure you don’t walk home alone and walk home together, get the taxi or take the free SSHH bus home on Wednesdays and Fridays. > Put spare money in a separate pocket just in case you need it for a cab home. > Don’t egg people’s houses. It’s not a good idea, and if you get caught, you could get fined, or worse! > If you do decide to walk home alone, which you really shouldn’t, then act confidently or try and get a taxi home.

Horror Films You May Not Have Seen So it’s Halloween season and you’re looking for a good horror film. I could list some great ones like The Shining, The Ring, The Exorcist, The Thing, Psycho, Dawn of the Dead, etc. but I won’t. Mostly because they’re obvious and I want to expose some lesser known films that deserve more recognition. The Mist (15) Released 2007 Running time: 126 min

After a severe thunderstorm the night before, David, his son and his neighbour head to the supermarket to gather supplies as a mist descends upon the small town. On their way they pass the army and local police heading towards it. The town’s supermarket is full of shoppers who have no clue what is going on until an old man runs into the market with a bloody nose and declares “Something in the mist!” He tells them to close the door. The Mist comes straight from a Stephen King Novel and is directed by Frank Darabont, known from his previous King adaptations The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. The Mist is captivating with several genuinely scary sequences and containing characters which you root for and others that you truly hate including a lady that you will come to hate more than Dolores Umbridge.

For any more information on how to stay safe whilst at university you can pick up a Community Guide from the Students’ Union’s Offices.

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The Challenging (15) Released 1980 Running time: 107 min After the death of his wife and child in a car accident, composer John Russell (George C. Scott) rents an old mansion to concentrate on his work. Soon after he moves into the house, strange occurrences begin. The Changeling is a suspense driven film with an eerie soundtrack that works perfectly for the film. While the plot does evolve slowly it’s able to make you jump without the need of blood and gore instead relying on atmosphere to make it chilling. It may seem tame and not scary by today’s standards but like The Shining it holds up well due to the direction from Peter Medak and George C. Scott’s performance as he is able to make John Russell believable without making you shout “Why are you doing that?”

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (15) Released 2010 Running time: 89 min Competition for students and staff as part of the B3 (Building a Better Bucks) project Got a bright idea about how we could best use the cleared area formerly known as the Rose Garden at the centre of High Wycombe Campus, between South and East Wing? You can see the space from the third floor windows or along from Beats on the first floor. We would like to create a breathing space at the heart of our campus which can be enjoyed by everyone for a few years. Prize of £100 for the best idea! Submit your ideas by email to B3@bucks.ac.uk or pop them into the B3 Post Box in Beats. • • • •

Competition runs until 31 October 2012. The total budget is £15,000 for design and implementation - so please be realistic! The most promising ideas will be worked up into design concepts by our Spatial Design students who will present to a panel of students and staff. The winning idea will be created and installed in early 2013.

Tucker and Dale are two not-so-bright but loveable hillbillies on vacation in their cabin in the woods. At the same time a bunch of college kids show up and assume they’re psychotic rednecks out to murder them. This Horror/Comedy takes the typical Horror genre tropes and reverses them. The plot is made up of lots of misunderstood situations which play out hilariously. Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine play Tucker and Dale with great wit and humour that you’ll find yourself laughing at on many occasions. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil does for the hillbilly-slasher genre what Shaun of the Dead did for the zombie genre. By: Scott Matthewson


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From food to fashion and everything in between! Submit your articles to Section Editor Harmeet studentessentials@thebucksstudent.com The International Blog “If you struggle with connecting to people, try and make the other person laugh. Notice how much easier it becomes to talk to them.” Always the Outsider One of the problems of being an international student is that you are always the outsider. Growing up, when I was in Japan I was labeled as “Indian”; when I was in India I was considered “Japanese”. In England I am (somehow) American. I was always welcomed into the cultures I was surrounded by, but never considered a part of it. Wherever I go I am, and forever will be, an outsider.

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To some this may be a depressing thought; and in all honesty it can be bothersome. It would be nice to give a definite answer whenever somebody asked me where I was from. As bothersome as it may be, there is still a bright side. As an outsider it is easier for me to stand back and observe different cultures and people. Throughout the years I was able to take note of the differences between the cultures; but more importantly I was able to take note of the similarities. From these similarities I understood from an early age that at the end of the day we are all humans. Here are some of the similarities I noticed throughout the year: > 1. Everyone loves food Everybody has to eat, and everybody enjoys a good meal. Granted, the definition of “a good meal” will differ according to the culture; however the satisfaction that comes from a good meal is one we all yearn for. There are certain types of food which most all of the cultures will appreciate. A good example is chocolate. Aside from the actual meal, the actual event of the meal is also an important similarity. People seem to like eating as a group and enjoy the company of others while eating.

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NUS announces #demo2012 route NUS president urges members to make their voices heard on the 21 November NUS has released the demo route for #demo2012 Educate, Employ, Empower, due to be held on Wednesday 21st November. Speaking earlier today, NUS President Liam Burns said “At NUS, we’re really excited to be unveiling the route which we’ll be taking at our national demonstration on the 21st November. We would like to take this opportunity to call on all our members to make a stand and join us on our mission to Employ, Educate, and Empower. Standing together, we can ensure our voices will be heard.”

> 3. People hate where they live It is amazing how much people like to complain about the place they live. When I am in England people, ask me why I bothered coming here, and in Japan they tell me how lucky I am to get away. In all honesty no modernly developed civilization is perfect. Locals always make the place out to be hell on earth. This includes High Wycombe. It may be a bitter pill to swallow; but High Wycombe is not a bad place to live. Student Essentials Section Editor Harmeet Singh Anand

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> 2. Comedy is the universal icebreaker At the risk of sounding pretentious (who am I kidding), I pride myself in my ability to connect with people. My secret is to always find a common ground. More often than not that common ground will be sharing a laugh. We all love to laugh. It is true that different cultures find different things funny, but luckily we live in an age where there are some forms of comedy that everybody can relate to. If you struggle with connecting to people try and make the other person laugh. Notice how much easier it becomes to talk to them.

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Solar Panels smash expectations The solar panels installed on top of the link extension between Timberlake and the Red Shed at the High Wycombe Campus have produced fifteen per cent more energy than targeted, following a highly successful August and September. Over the two months, the panels produced 11,200 kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to running two medium-sized houses for a year. In addition they have saved more than six tonnes of CO2 which otherwise would have been sent into the atmosphere. Library Update The Library Service has adopted a Google-style all-in-one system called LibrarySearch for users to search for everything from books and journals to databases and information on the Internet, all from one place. LibrarySearch is intuitive and allows students and visitors to search the Library’s electronic and physical resources, from books to journals, articles and images, and e-books and videos, using a single search box. A LibrarySearch Help Point is taking place in the Gateway Library each weekday between 11am and 1pm. Try it out at bucks.ac.uk/library/ librarysearch

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What up people, my name is Lee Malone and this is “You Got This, Bro!”, the only article designed to have you lapping Usain, and not just on Mario Kart! Every month, we come at you with the knowledge you need to get motivated to do what you want to do and in record time. As always, this month we’re whooping’ ass. We’ve all heard the analogy about the rocking chair, right? “Worrying is like a rocking chair - It gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere.” And hey, that’s great, we’re not 90 years old so I’m pretty sure we can come up with something better than that. Look, I get it, nerves suck. They stop you chasing that dream everyone said was too hard, they stop you making that move on that guy or girl you’ve always had a crush on and more than anything, they tell you “NO” when every other part of your body wants to say “YES”. They suck pretty bad. But they’re beatable. Now I know a lot of people like to think they’re just not built a certain way. How some people are born with confidence, natural sporting ability, etc and other’s just aren’t. But you can’t limit yourself to a belief like that.

Consider this a game show everything’s up for grabs. Matter fact, consider this a video game - what would you do if life had it’s own save points? If you could save your game, then take the plunge on whatever you were feeling nervous about and then go back to your old save point should it not turn out the right way. Imagine that scenario. Done? Great. Now live like that anyway. One of my favourite quotes is by a man named Phil Brooks. Phil, take it away.

“Doubt f***s everything. Take any substance, no matter how strong, sprinkle generously with doubt and watch that motherf***er crumble. Me? I’m unf***withable.” So here’s my question. What if you lived the next week without doubt? What if you took doubt out of the equation the next time you were nervous? Do you think you’d be any worse off or would you find yourself doing the things you’ve always wanted to? If you are even 51% certain you want to do something, just shut up and do it. You’ll be a thousand times happier for it. I saw a picture online once that said “There are an infinite

amount of parallel universes out there in existence, including a billion where you are married to Emma Watson.”Now while it’s pretty depressing that I live in this one, not any of the ones with Emma Watson, I have an Afro or Spiderman powers or anything else - I’d hate to get to the end of my road, only to find out that this is one of the ones where I COULD have made something happen and backed out. That I could have lived an awesome existence and CHOSE, THROUGH FEAR, not to. We all feel embarrassed when we do something stupid. But when we DON’T do something we could have done, you feel fucking crushed. So it’s time to grow a hairy set. It’s time to weigh the pros and throw out the cons. It’s time to take our 51% and act on it. Do the things you want to do and when you’re old and wrinkly, at least you’ll have done some awesome stuff. So take this week and live it a little differently. You can live through embarrassment. But you won’t WANT to live through regret. Go kick some ass this week. Take the ball, run with it and remember, You Got This, Bro! By: Lee Malone

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old news, new life... Each edition of the Bucks Student, we will be teaching you different ways to recycle your newspaper. Send us pictures of any creations you make to union@bucks.ac.uk, and you may feature in one of the editions! Recycle your newspaper this week by… Making beautiful beads! > 1. Gather a small pile of newspapers from the recycling basket. > 2. Rip the paper into small pieces. > 3. Put the pieces of newspaper in a large stock pot. > 4. Pour enough boiling water over the paper to cover.

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> 5. Allow to sit for an hour or so. > 6. Stir the paper to help break it down a bit. > 7. Drain as much water out of the paper as you can. > 8. Add enough glue to the paper to help it hold together in a ball shape (any glue that is clear when dry - such as Elmer’s, or PVA). > 9. Roll the paper into round balls being sure to squeeze out as much moisture as you can while rolling (you can make any size you would like). > 10. Let them dry for a few days - rolling them every several hours - until they are completely dry.

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A round-up of SU nightlife plus entertainment news and reviews. Submite your articles to Section Editor Yael afterhours@thebucksstudent.com Interview with the band

Heymoonshaker

By: Marcin Majewski

Dave Crowe and Andrew Balcon have been street musicians and buskers since they met in 2009 in New Zealand. Now a signed band, things are starting to get somewhere. You might remember Dave Crowe who appeared as a beat boxer on Britain’s Got Talent in 2008. Since then the pair have performed at countless festivals and performed all over the world. The Bucks Student caught up with them after they performed at the Students’ Union: Andrew Balcon: The album was written in Gothenburg last year in Sweden, while Dave (Dave Crowe) was living in Dalslonged. We’ve just been breaking in the pretty harsh Swedish winter recording this album in November, within six hours. It’s a ten track album. The guy who recorded and mastered the album is Victor Benzen - Swedish eccentric who described the recording as: “You know man, you put milk in the coconut and you passed it around and look for the coconut. You have the coconut.” Dave Crowe: That was Victor’s way to describe our sound. When it came to the recording day, we had enough money for one day. We were 45 minutes late with the recording time and we were worrying. We didn’t want to piss him off. > How did you manage to record an album in such short time? D.C: Andy had three riffs prepared. Those three riffs came out with three down. Every track was recorded within three takes, apart from one, just track 7, with six takes. After those six takes we got it. It was tough.

“The only reason you can’t accomplish what you want to accomplish is because the negativity in your mind makes you think you can’t do it.” > Why did that one take more time? D.C: The only reason you can’t accomplish what you want to accomplish is because the negativity in your mind makes you think you can’t do it. We get to track five. “Wow we made five track in four hours. Maybe we can make ten tracks? Then things snatched to your mind and

says: maybe you can’t make the rest of the tracks. We discussed why what we’ve been doing wasn’t going in the direction it should. Perhaps both of us were scared, we’ve discussed it over the cigarrette and cup of coffe, then we came back in and laying rest down within two takes.

> You’ve recorded your first album in Sweden. Where you gonna record new one? A.B: The new album will be recorded at Cheateau De Favreau.We played there in February this year.

> It’s gonna be bit longer than the first time? D.C: We will record it for four days. I believe we will write the next album in a day. I truly believe in that. I know what Andy wants to write. We never play new songs on stage, we only jam. Those jams becomes manifestations of the tracks we will sell. The words are made in a day, and my beats come in the end. A.B: The words are about what’s going on, about my experience with Gothenburg at the time, and it was just wet and grey.

> What made you guys to choose that place? A.B: It’s a lovely space, which really shows off France as a place with beauty, atmosphere and chemistry. We played in France quite a lot as well. D.C: It’s complete heaven for any human being. It’s an old wind mill which has been reconstructed and redesigned into a recording studio. We got the finest sound enginer I’ve ever met - he’s wonderful at what he does. He lives in a bunk bed and has more skills between his fingers and his elbows than I have within my whole body. > I have never heard a mix of rock guitars and beat-boxing. When I spoke with Sixten (Heymoonshaker manager) he described your sound as beatbox blues. How would you describe your sound to the people who’s never heard before about Heymoonshaker? A.B: Contemporary blues house with jazz influenced back beats summarised in a infinitive bassy trudtch. We are gaining an opportunity within a music scene to combine our skills. > Where does the name Heymoonshaker come from? Do you wanna shake your audience? A.B: It’s based around the kind of chant, which was mastered by Eric Delavey and it’s basically an exclamation on his use of colour within his work. > Any particular influences? A.B: Gentelman’s Dub Club [performing in the venue 24 November], Daft Punk, Hound Dog Taylor. D.C: The Band, Howlin Wolf, one of the best bands of all time! Live dubstep band -Coda. Check out Nick Mulvey – sensational singer song writer. Disraeli and the Small Gods - with Jewish double bass player and beatboxer - Bellatrix. > May we expect any changes in the sound of your new album out in February? A.B: Our new release will illustrate our sound with my influences as a musician and today’s commercial music as well as blues back beat. I thinks it’s gonna be heavier.


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Music Reviews This 17-year-old pop star in the making is about to unleash her new, fresh sound onto the airwaves. Real name, Amy Kabba, the young South Londoner originally from Sierra Leone, is determined to bring back the 90s and make it ‘fun, fresh and modern’ – in her own words. With influences from Tina Turner, Blondie, Madonna, Miami Sound Machine, her ‘idol’ Janet Jackson and K-pop music, her distinctive edgy sound is evident on all her songs. A*M*E currently has four songs, ‘City Lights’, ‘Find A Boy’, ‘Ride Or Die’ and upcoming debut single ‘Play The Game Boy’. ‘City Lights’ is an upbeat dance-pop R&B track, produced by MNEK, who also produced Misha B’s debut single ‘Homerun’. The club-friendly track featuring rapper Bartoven, starts with A*M*E singing about going out and leaving her worries behind over a catchy African inspired beat tinged with 90s organ house synths. This leads to the infectious chorus assorted with fast paced hand claps, R&B melodies. ‘Find A Boy’ is an uptempo dance track featuring grime artist MC Righteous, which was produced by Naughty Boy, who has also

New Artist Alert! produced music for Emeli Sande, Wiley, Leona Lewis and Tinie Tempah. The songs starts off with a dark and menacing beat before transforming into an incredibly catchy 90s house influenced four to the floor beat during the chorus. A*M*E demands someone to ‘find a boy’ and make him love her and give her everything, over a heavy bass driven beat layered glitchy, minimal synths reminiscent of early UK-garage tracks. The song, which sounds like a 90s house classic, should be what an R&B-dance track should sound like. ‘Ride Or Die’ is a chirpy pop song with some Caribbean flavour. Sounding like the result of Keisha Buchanan, MIA and Major Lazer collaborating in a studio, the dancehallpop stomper of a song would be something Cover Drive or Rihanna wouldn’t mind for themselves. A*M*E asks her ‘Mr Right’ if he wants her to be his ‘ride or die’ over a hard hitting dancehall beat littered with sirens and wobbly bass synths. A*M*E brings some edge into Island tune, with a half-rap, half-sing style in the verses and the Major Lazer-like breakdown in the middle is irresistible to dance to.

‘Play The Game Boy’, A*M*E’s upcoming debut single is one of her best yet. The incredible pop song, influenced by Korean pop and synthpop brings the 80s back to 2012 with the song’s chiptune melody sounding similar to Chaka Khan’s ‘Aint Nobody’. A*M*E sings about ‘bringing the heat’, getting wild and dancing to the break of dawn’ over the videogame-like beat. The earworm of a chorus, ‘Play the game boy…game, game boy’ is certain to get into your head after a few listens. A*M*E chucks some urban flavour into it showcasing her rhyming skills as she talk-raps in her London accent later in the song. Being quirky, catchy and different from anything else on the radio currently, this song definitely has the formula of a chart success. With her distinctive image and style being already receiving the support of X Factor judge Gary Barlow, who is a fan and signed her onto his label, its a definitely a yes from me!

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deadmau5

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Deadmau5 is back again with his latest album. Joel Zimmerman (deadmau5) has been known to dabble in various genres, from Progressive Trance to Dubstep, and Electro House over the years; and this album is no different. The opening track, ‘Superliminal’, leaves a lot to be desired however. Based around a similar rhythm and feel to the opening track (‘FML’) from a previous album, ‘Superliminal’ doesn’t bring any big buildup to a drop, but is a simple six and a half minutes of uninspiring synth modulation and the same constant droning rhythm. Not a great start. But this is where it starts to get interesting, ‘Channel 42’ is a gem worth waiting for. deadmau5’s latest collaboration with Wolfgang Gartner, this Electro House number can only be described as epic. Starting with an uplifting deadmau5 chord progression, and building up to the kind of psychedelic drop that would leave Austin Powers rubbing hiseyes. And it just keeps building up! This track blows most current Electro House right out of the water. ‘The Veldt’. Based on a short story of the same title, could be seen as deadmau5’s answer to his track ‘I Remember’: catchy, moody, uplifting, but also somehow sad. Who’s familiar with ‘Strobe’? deadmau5’s Progressive

Trance classic. ‘Fn Pig’ shows the other side of that coin. Progressive Trance with an Electro House bite on the other end, and some of the most inspiring synth work I’ve heard in years interwoven into every layer. Of course Joels latest single, ‘Professional Griefers’ is tied to the highest budget electronic music video of all time (giant robot deadmi5e - or is it deadmau5’s - fighting it out! Youtube that NOW), the track features ‘Gerard Way’ from ‘My Chemical Romance’. But don’t enter the track expecting Emo lyrics. This is definitely an angry one, but the vocals carry a huge energy and character, making this track a stand out dance floor song. ‘Maths’ is another stand out and shows off deadmau5’s ‘Daft Punk’ side, and if that doesn’t sell it to you then nothing else I can say will do it. I have my quarrels with a few tracks, but for £8 you get: 13 original tracks, 3 bonus tracks, AND the music videos for ‘Professional Griefers’ & ‘The Veldt’ thrown in (on iTunes). My highlights are ‘Channel 42’, and ‘Professional Griefers’. I won’t be able to switch off this album for weeks, and it’s so varied that most people will find at least a few tracks they love.

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Genre 1 : Neo-Soul Neo-Soul is defined as R&B with a mix of 1970s-style soul and elements of 1980s hip-hop. R&B with more self, more substance, more soul. Soul with revival. Although it is a paradox. Neo is new. Soul is timeless. Fortunately ‘neo-soul’ was invented as a marketing name and is not defying any reason. The lyrics contain deeply personal, political and love based narratives, which contrast to the hedonistic mainstream club style hip hop and completes the more profound listening experience.

Erykah Badu Pioneer, The Queen She is known as the Queen of Neo-Soul, although her estate extends well into the depths of the eclectic, she surely is the number one crowning lady. A reluctance to use the word groove, because it’s automatic connection to aging hippies, unfortunately removes a perfectly appropriate adjective of Badu. Her music is relaxed, and equally, relaxing. The few year gaps between each of her five albums are reflected in the depth of her lyrics, a reflection of her life and self-evolution. But the sound consistently remains a no effort smooth jamming beauty.

Lianne La Havis Contemporary A fresh London singer often described as folk and soul, but fits comfortably under a Neo-Soul label. Some songs are breezy; others have a powerful and punchy beat. Lianne has noted Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu as her key influences, almost too obviously. But she sways away from the bass which holds up most of the 90s soul and boasts her skilled, crisp guitar track. Perhaps a New-Neo-Soul label would be more suitable, she resides slightly nearer the pop spectrum, with her cleaner sound. But her lyrics are just as charmingly personal and her voice just as strong.

By: Sorcha Collister Yarah Bravo Highly commendable

Her album ‘Good Girls Rarely Make History’ begins with a piece of her spoken word poetry. ‘...Good girls rarely make history but I fly, I give a damn about too much...’ A perfect introduction. Her songs spill confidence, and pour a strong influence of political questions. Having been brought up by South American parents who she explains, are lucky to be alive. Her mother escaped imprisonment and her father unbelievably survived execution. She has a right to give a damn, and a right to tell a story. Freedom of speech was created for her. She may not be an activist in the way her parents were, but she chose poetry through which to tell her story, share her opinion and inspire others. For example, song, ‘The Pacifist’ is an honest, open letter to world leaders basically telling them to sort it out. Her MCing leaves a hip hop mark on her music. Her lyrics have soul, and her music has groove. Her smoky poetry bars are so clearly opposed to the hedonism of R&B, expressing “How many diamond watches, platinum bracelets, Bentleys, and video hoes, can one rapper have?” On paper her, strong, black, female, love, politics, and groove are common Neo-Soul, in reality, her personality, life, stories, lyrics, unquestionably unique. Do not be fooled by her sweet smile and delicate smoky voice. She doesn’t need reviews, she knows she is talented, and if you disagree, I doubt she would care, but she will definitely have something to say about it.

Notable others Amy Winehouse - powerfully personal lyrics. An artist with emotion. The Roots - to quote themselves “…like real music, sweet music, soul music.” Jill Scott - powerhouse and strong competitor to the thrown. Macy Gray - you know that one ‘I Try’ well that’s not the only one. neosoulcafe.com - for those interested in knowing what is new.

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Wicked

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Wicked is a musical currently running in London’s West End in the Apollo Victoria. It is about the untold story of the witches from the Wizard of Oz - Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda (the Good Witch of the North). The acting, singing and music which is all live and including a symphony orchestra providing the music throughout. It will be a treat for anyone rain or shine. It is definitely a good time to go see this extraordinary musical that will surely leave you spell-bound this Halloween.

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Have you ever walked into a gallery and thought, “I can do that”? Well how about having your face slap-bang in the centre of an exhibition? Now you can! Two London boys have set up the very first “Profile Picture exhibition” to celebrate the diversity of pictures we as individuals hold worthy as a true representation of ourselves. Lets face it, our portraits are far more interesting than a vexed looking bloke with a

silly moustache holding a fruit bowl. This is to be held in London’s National Portrait gallery, all that’s needed is a million ‘likes’ on the Facebook page (which sounds more than it is). There will either be an exhibition of faces, or a million people cursing their name - what would you do if you owned the gallery? By: Rebecca Taylor

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Ruby Sparks

Movie Reviews

“been there, done that concept but enjoyable enough” Ruby Sparks (15) Released 12/10/12 (UK) Running time: 104 min It wouldn’t be too much of a statement to confess that writer has conceited at one point or another, their perfect dream girl. The perfect girlfriend who just understands them. Centring the writer at the focal point of their life, only to bend at the whim of the their demands. This might sound somewhat depressing but as unflatteringly true as it is, its inevitability. This is the starting off point when looking at Zoe Kazan’s first break into the screenwriting world with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (whose previous work Little Miss Sunshine was a trouble minded crowd pleaser) behind the camera. Calvin (Kazan’s real life boyfriend Paul Dano) is a successful but immature writer who is said early on by Steve Coogan’s Langdon to be a great American literate. With his first and only novel (which was followed up by several short story collections) entering the world when Calvin was in college, he was shot into and shot down from stardom after fading away. This frustration has made him depressed and uninspired. When Calvin’s psychologist Dr. Rosenthal (a greying, bearded Elliot

Gould) tasks him with writing only one page about his pet dog Scotty, Calvin finds a new inspiration when dreaming about his perfect dream girl. Calvin enjoys writing about her so much that, to him, she feels real enough. Waking up one morning, hungry to work on his new novel, Calvin discovers that his dream girl has manifested into reality. Ruby (Zoe Kazan) can be said to be one of the purest forms of the ‘manic pixie dream girl’ which critic Nathan Rabin coined in his review for Elizabethtown. Rudy’s red hair, short summer dresses, and off colour stockings could -at least for some audience members- be seen as the perfect girl. To others, Ruby is an obnoxious caricature of what men expect women to be like. This is an interesting element that the movie doesn’t dodge as Calvin and Harry, his brother (Chris Messina), discuss Ruby whilst she happily cooks in the kitchen. “Tell me for all mankind, you won’t let this go to waste.” Harry spouts to convince Calvin. This machismo is dotted around the film as its sinister subtext (the ability to control and change the person you say you love) becomes a bigger issue towards the end after Calvin discovers his ability to change Ruby in any way he sees fit. The word hipster is thrown around these days. If you have a Mac: you’re a hipster.

If you like literature: you’re a hipster. If you recognise the names of Woody Allen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, or Humphrey Bogart: you’re a hipster. Being a hipster is a part of being in just about any subculture but what we deem the word hipster as today is never more present then here. Calvin writes with a typewriter only to upgrade to a Mac later. An understandable upgrade but if you have strong feelings of contempt towards Urban Outfitter drones then you will most likely not enjoy Ruby Sparks. Kazan has managed to merge Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with (500) Days of Summer, and if you couldn’t stomach the white upper-middle classes complaining about love in their swanky apartments, then Ruby Sparks isn’t for you. It doesn’t have more substance then what the trailer shows, so that would be your best bet if on the fence. Dayton and Faris’ direction is also nothing more than to service the story straight up. Well lit rooms and clear framing explain everything in the story but it’s Kazan’ script which lays everything out for the audience to imagine. It is a rather ‘been there, done that’ concept but enjoyable enough to see it once again. By: Oliver Hunt

Perks of Being a Wallflower “a coming of age story, as well as a teenage drama” Perks of Being a Wallflower (12A) Released 03/10/12 (UK) Running time: 103 min

Logan Lerman, otherwise known as the lead in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, plays Charlie, a socially awkward, lonely boy who we follow as he starts high school for the very first time. Taken under the wings of step brother and sister Patrick and Sam, played by Ezra Miller and Emma Watson and then the high school drama unfolds. Partially a coming of age story, as well as a teenage drama, Perks of Being a Wallflower, whilst good in some parts comes off as a little try hard throughout the film as well as partially unrealistic and somewhat farfetched. Sam (Watson) is the love interest. Watson is known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, as if you didn’t know that, and the audience - myself included - are used to hearing her in an English accent. The fact that she has an American accent was one of the things I could not get my head around in the film. Every time she spoke, I just found it bizarre that she had an American accent. This is probably through no fault of her own regardless. Throughout we are reminded of how ‘different’ the characters are, with their

alternative music style, personalities and clothes, yet Sam did not know the song David Bowie, ‘Heroes,’ when it comes on in the car radio, yet she regularly listens to The Smiths and other such ‘different’ bands. Whilst this may seem like a small portion of the film, it does actually play quite largely to the overall plotline and it is somewhat baffling as to how she does not know the song. Patrick, the camp and out there gay guy is the other main friend Charlie has. A somewhat stereotyped role, with stereotyped vulnerabilities and plotline. I could literally predict what he was going to do as the film progressed. Nonetheless I did find the standard of acting and emotion impeccable in regards to that particular sub plot. Littered throughout are references to a particular, emotional topic that is never fully explained, although I guessed it pretty early on, until the end of the film which is that of child abuse. I won’t say anymore, as I won’t ruin the ending for you, but I was still shocked that what I thought was going to happen in the film actually happened. Based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky, whilst the film is good in places and there are some thought provoking elements, my overall view was that it was an over-hyped film that was trying to be different and quirky, and something about it just didn’t work.

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Killing Them Softly

Taken 2

Looper

Lawless By: Perdita Pearson

As a student, who may or may not have that much money, I have resorted to watching many films, which in this case tend to be action. Here are my reviews of what I watched:

Looper (15) Released 28/09/12 (UK) Running time: 118 min

Lawless (18) Released 07/09/12 (UK) Running time: 116 min

Taken 2 (12A) Released 04/10/12 (UK) Running time: 91 min

Killing Them Softly (18) Released 21/09/12 (UK) Running time: 97 min

The sequel to Taken is definitely a movie that has been awaited. This time retired CIA agent Bryan Mills is targeted by the relatives of his criminals who he had killed while rescuing his daughter. Now they are after him and while trying to get to him, they also abduct his ex-wife and his daughter is also forced into this spiral action. Without giving too much away, go see it for yourselves, you won’t be disappointed.

Brad Pitt is an assassin in Louisiana during the recession in America. A political theme is evident throughout the movie and shows how even gangsters can hit economic hardship and lead to brutal killings and disaster among the underworld mobs. The plot of the movie is not very well thought out and the story does not seamlessly run through. Not as good as it is on posters!

This sci-fi action movie with Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a clever and exciting thriller. The film is set in 2072 when time travel exists but is only used illegally by the underworld. Time travel is used to assassinate people from the past and eliminate these unwanted targets. These assassins are called ‘loopers’. Time travel is used as a medium to set the story but it is in fact the critical issue that Joe (Joseph Gordon- Levitt) faces when he has to assassinate his future self (Bruce Willis). The movie shows how the character faces this problem. The director, who spent 10 years playing with this idea of time travel, seems to have made it a success. One of the best movie releases of the year.

A gangster movie based on a bootlegging clan during the 1930s depression era in America. Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke are the invincible brothers and local legends in Franklin County, Virginia, but as a corrupt lawman (Guy Pearce) who is also a psychopath decides to crack down on bootlegging, the Bondurant brothers are not prepared to give up with a brutal fight. Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy definitely are the screen stars in this movie and it is definitely a wellcaptured story into people’s lives during this era. The characters definitely are definitely the movie-makers which develop throughout the movie. Definitely worth a watch.

SU review

Flirt! 90’s Glow It was everything 90’s at the Students’ Union on Friday. Denim on denim, funky shirts and back to front caps. Those were the days. I was dressed in my best ‘Saved By The Bell’ finery and danced along to the Macarena, Destiny’s Child and a cheeky bit of S Club 7 and B*Witched. I really enjoyed myself, actually knowing most of the songs that came on, and

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dancing like I just didn’t Guy Humphrey care. To add to that 90’s club vibe, glow sticks were available to buy, and many people had them all over their body. Some you could have seen from outer space. Personally, this was one of my favourite SU nights. Good music with a lot of fun loving people.


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Top five must-have apps

> 5. Clear Price: £1.49 Clear is a list-keeping app exclusive to the Apple App store. It has a simple and easy to use interface, which takes full advantage of the iPhone’s multi- touch capability. Its quirky sounds and robust colors add to the overall experience of the app in an elegantly subtle way. It is a must have app; with the only downside being it will cost you £1.49 on the UK App store.

With student loans finally coming in, there is an increase in the number of new tablets and cellphones around Campus. Contrary to popular belief, these devices can be used for more than just tweeting a picture of your egg and cheese sandwich and playing Angry Birds all day. If used correctly, these devices can and will make you more productive. There are five apps in particular that will significantly improve your productivity. Of course, the only downside is we now don’t have an excuse for not doing our work. Essentials Section Editor Harmeet Singh Anand

> 4. Evernote Price: free Evernote is a multi-platform app with the main purpose being helping the users remember all of their ideas. The app does this by having a slick interface that allows users to take notes, capture photos, and record both audio and video on the fly. Once recorded, this content is readily accessible on your computer and all other devices. Evernote is free and reliable, however iOS users will find that some of its unique features have been made redundant with the release of iOS6 and iCloud.

> 3. Genius Scan + Price: free Genius Scan + is an app that turns your phone into a scanner. The app simply enhances the photo taken by your camera, and turns it into an easy to read JPEG or PDF file. This app proves especially useful when having to make a memorandum from a whiteboard.

> 2. Quickscan Price: free Quickscan is almost a necessity for any student on a budget. The app allows the user to scan the barcode with your phone’s camera. With this data, the app not only identifies the item, but also lists all the places you can buy it locally by price.

Genius Scan + is integrated into many emailing and social media services making it easy to share your notes. The premium version costs money, however there is a free version available.

The premium version of the app pays for itself, although there is a free version available as well. For those curious, there are many apps similar to quickscan across all the various app stores

Student Shenanigans Here’s how it works, this issue we will give you a challenge.

Send your submissions to: studentessentials@thebucksstudent.com

You then take part in this challenge and get photo evidence of yourself doing it, send this to us and the best photo will be published in the next issue!

By: Nick Lucas

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Are you ready? Here’s this issues challenge:

Build a fort in your house/kitchen/Halls!

Research - feed me Looking fresh faced? Survived freshers? Let us know how your first few weeks at University went! We would really appreciate your feedback to help us improve in future years. Please complete the ‘freshers fortnight’ survey at bucksstudent. com/surveys

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Research Coordinator Gemma Heath Keep reading this column to find out how to feedback to the Students’ Union with your thoughts and opinions. There is everything from filling out surveys to attending focus groups and you can contribute as much or as little as you like!

How are you finding High Wycombe? We distribute 3,000 copies of the community guide each year to help all our new students settle in! As a member of the High Wycombe community we would really appreciate your feedback. Please complete the ‘students within the community’ survey at bucksstudent. com/surveys for a chance to win £50 in Eden vouchers! Always hungry for your feeback! Love Rusty’s researchers! x

> 1. Blackboard Mobile Learn Price: free Students at the University are undoubtedly very familiar with Blackboard. Although Blackboard is not perfect, it has improved significantly from last year. One major improvement is its new mobile application. By allowing students to access their module information on the go, keeping up with your course and staying up to date with your module work has never been easier.


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Munch

Zombie jelly shots Prep time: 20 minutes

Katie’s kitchen

Cook time: 24 hours (allowing freezing time) Difficulty: Planning These are simple to make but best when made in advance so that the jelly has time to set. You can usually pick up plastic shot glasses from pound shops or supermarkets although small plastic cups will do for a larger portion. Try and get some Halloween decorations that will make the shots even better, or even draw bats, cats, witches hats, spiders and other creepies with a black marker pen on to the cups.

Halloween is round the corner and pumpkins are in abundance - this is a perfect winter warmer; healthy and full of flavour. But there is another good reason to scoff pumpkin this time of year and that is to help ward off the flu. The rich orange colour of pumpkin flesh means it is full of beta-carotene, an antioxidant which the body turns into vitamin A, boosting the immune system.

If scooping out a pumpkin seems like too much hassle you could buy an autumnal soup of your choice, (even Heinz Tomato soup would do nicely) and throw in the rice for the desired effect.

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‘Witches toenail’ pumpkin soup Serves:

Ingredients

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Difficulty: Ingredients > 250g pumpkin flesh > 1 onion > 500ml skimmed milk > 2 carrots > pinch of cinnamon > salt and pepper, to taste > handful of uncooked rice (the toenails!)

The shots are easy to prepare, but remember to not add the vodka until the jelly has cooled down, otherwise it will not set up and will remain watery. Also if vodka is added to boiling water the alcohol will evaporate.

> Haribo-style gum worms (the longer the better) for decoration plus other creatures if you can find them that can be placed in the drink before it sets. Leaving the gummy worm hanging over the edge of the small shot cup will give the drink an even more creepy appearance suitable for Halloween. > Instant Jelly-cubes are best but crystals are fine if you can’t get cubes. There are lots of flavours available; orange, lime and raspberry make a colourful Halloween palate. > Vodka, any brand

- make each packet of jelly in a bowl or jug according to packet instructions. Allow the jelly to stand and cool until it has reached room temperature. - assemble the cups onto a tray or plate ready for the jellies to be stored in the fridge. Add vodka to taste (not too much or the alcohol will also prevent the shot from setting) to the jelly and stir, pour the finished product into the cups. This is the point to add the worm climbing out of the cup. - place in the fridge to set, they can remain here until needed. The possibilities are endless as to how to dress these with a spooky theme - if you did manage to find bug sweets or similar, add one to each cup so the sweet is inside the jelly (once the jelly has reached room temperature). Tinned lychees are also very effective for eyballs stuffed with a blueberry! These little shots are fun but do contain alcohol and should be served with care - friends may tend to have more than they would if they were just drinking. Take caution when drinking alcohol - DO NOT DRIVE and look after each other.

Method - Scoop out the pumpkin flesh and roughly chop. Peel the onion and carrots and cut them into small slices. You now have a pumpkin shell that can be decorated to add to the festivities! - Place all veggies with the skimmed milk into a saucepan and a pinch of cinnamon. Bring to a simmer and cook on low until the pumpkin flesh is soft (this will take about half an hour). - Stir this mixture to make it smooth and continue on the heat, adding some water to desired consistency. Leave this for about another half an hour. Add salt and pepper. - When ready to serve, stir in the handful of uncooked dried rice - your guests will be repulsed when they come across the witches toenails!

Spooky Halloween punch (with floating hand!) Serves: Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 24 hours (allowing freezing time) Difficulty: Ingredients > carton of redgrape juice > carton of orange juice > chilled lemonade to taste > spirit of choice, ie Vodka, Bacardi, Gin Method - take a large bowl, combine the juices, refrigerate until chilled. - add chilled lemonade before serving. - finally add the frozen hand in the punch bowl for a horrifying effect! To make a frozen hand You need non latex gloves or disposable gloves that can be bought from the chemist or supermarket. Wash the glove and fill with water. Seal the glove with rubber band and freeze until hard. It takes about 24 hours. Dip the frozen hand in warm water and peel off the glove.

Halloween party checklist If you like dressing up, Halloween is for you. Vampire bats, skeleton heads, jack-olanterns, lots of sweets. It’s a student dream! If you are planning to celebrate for the festive season here is a list of things needed for a Halloween party: > fake blood > face paint > plastic bats or any other tacky decoration > pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns > candles (if you’re allowed to burn them and are not in Halls or Head Tenancy) > alcoholic beverage of your choice > sweets for those pesky trick or treaters > little cauldron to store those sweets if you are one of those pesky trick or treaters > Food colouring to make the food extra scary > Halloween cake made from scratch (try and make your own Harry Potter Happee Burfdai cake)

Canibal pumpkin!

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Pukey pumpkin!

Space Invader pumpkin!

Halloween costumes which could include > Jack in the Box Halloween costume. Get a box and then dress your upper half in a clown outfit. > Dress up as a pumpkin by having a big t-shirt or dress and then stuffing it with other fabric or anything to make it look circular and then add a big face on it. > The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland > Vampire > Witch > Ghost - use that bed sheet from Toga Party well If carving and decorating a pumpkin this year, take a look at the spooky and unusual designs we found. You will definitely need a sharp knife, some carving tools and some patience before you tackle some of these bad boys!

Goofey pumpkin!

Big Brother pumpkin!

Homer pumpkin!

Is this even a pumpkin?


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Earn some dollar

LGBT Fellowship

There are numerous ways to earn some extra cash whilst studying and it doesn’t have to take up all your free time. Bucks Students’ Union The Union is always looking for energetic, and bright new team members who are committed to excellent customer service. We have a wide range of paid opportunities and you don’t necessarily need experience, but a great attitude is essential. Catering, bars, stewarding, minibus driving and freshers’ helpers are just some of the roles we will be recruiting for this year. Visit buckstudent.com/parttimework for full job listings.

We meet on the first Sunday of the month, 2.30pm-4pm, at Berry Lane Methodist Church, Mill End, WD3 7HJ. Next meeting is Sunday 4 November

For more info contact Rachel and Sarah e: lgbchristianbook@tiscali.co.uk w:berrylanemethodistchurch.word press.com Milton Keynes LGBT faith and spirituality group

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If you would like a lift to the event in Watford, please contact the University Multi-faith Chaplain Karen Johnstone on 07544 750 793 or email karen.johnstone@bucks.ac.uk

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After Hours Section Editor Yael Rivniker

Halloween inspired day trip. Halloween is just round the corner, and I’m sure everyone has already decided on a costume, a party, a budget and not mixing drinks. But how about something a bit different? Grab a bunch of friends and go visit some of the weirdest places in our area. Here are 5 stops for your perfect Halloween day trip: > 1. Gravity Hill, Dancers End Lane, Aylesbury This freaky place provides an optical illusion that makes you think that “down” is really “up”. If you would park your car at the “bottom” of the hill, leave it on neutral and take your feet of the brakes the car will go “up” instead of “down”. There are only 5 gravity hills in the UK. Some try to explain this phenomenon as a magnetic force pulling the car, but the truth is the optical illusion is simply caused by the layout of the area.

For lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people and friends, families and allies. Welcome whether you’re a Methodist, Christian of another denomination, or have little/no/undecided faith.

Careers and Employment service This serivce offers support during your time at Bucks and also up to two years after graduation. The department is located on the first floor of North wing, High Wycombe Campus and visits to Uxbridge Campus can be arranged. If you would like to arrange an appointment at either campus then please call 01494 605 185 or email careers@bucks.ac.uk. You can also scan this QR code for more information. Here are just some of the jobs we have on offer: > Summer Working Abroad bucks.jobsavvigrad.com/entries/28315386

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> 3. Berkhamsted castle The castle was used as a home for many kings, queens, princes and chancellors for over 900 years, and was a favourite spot for honeymoon couples. Now, the castle seen better days. With crumbling walls and a bailey covered in grass this can make a great location for your next ghost movie. Just a thought.

Warning: This is a public road, so obey the traffic signs.

> 4. Dibley Church, Turville This small church may seem no different from other, but it was used as a location for Midsummer Murders. Perfect.

> 2. Natural History Museum, Tring Some of you might not understand how this is considered a spooky place, but for me, stuffed animals are a bit creepy, and I always tend to imagine the bear coming alive. The museum is open Mon-Sat from 10am - 5pm and Sun from 2pm. Entry is free.

> 5. Cadaver Tomb, Ewelme A medieval tomb located in Saint Mary church. The tomb belongs to Alice de la Pole, grand-daughter of Geoffrey Chaucer. A cadaver tomb is a monument featuring an image or a sculpture of a decomposing corpse. Perfect for a Sunday trip.

The first meeting is Sunday 28 October, noon at The Moon Under Water. Find the event on Facebook, search /events/363720983710368/


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An insight into everything the Students’ Union does and how you can get invovled. Best of all it’s free!

THIS MEANS IT’S FREE!

Volunteering

Student Reps

The results are in but do you know who represents you?

Opportunities with Bucks Students’ Union Volunteering and Societies Coordinator Alice Dewsnap

Volunteering is not only doing something for free that benefits others but it is also a great way to get to know people, learn new things, gain experience in what interests you and get involved in something you care about.

There are a number of volunteering roles at Bucks SU so there’s bound to be something that interests you. These roles include, volunteering as a committee member for a sports team or society, becoming a union councillor, writing for the Bucks Student newspaper, going out in the community to volunteer, or working the events team. All of the hours you put into volunteering can be recorded with The Bucks Student log book, and once you’ve clocked up some hours, we’ll present you with a certificate for your hard work. We can also provide you with references, mentoring, training and support. If you like the sound of any of these opportunities, please email volunteering@bucks.ac.uk or visit us at the Students’ Union Office, ground floor, North block.

Community Volunteering and RAG calendar Since the beginning of term students have been nominating themselves to represent you as Student Rep for the year ahead. Following a week of online elections the results are in and your Student Reps have been selected, do you know where to go or who to contact with your feedback? Each and every course here at Bucks has an elected Student Representative who collects feedback from the class and passes this on to course level meetings every term, with academics and administrative staff in attendance. They need to hear your feedback on all aspects of your course: teaching and learning; assessment and feedback; organisation and management; the good, the bad and the ugly! With this information they can provide a credible voice and ensure that the University is committed to providing quality education and protecting the welfare of students.

You can find your Rep through our Rep Finder at bucksstudent.com/rep-finder. Here you can search by your course, School, or Department to find your elected representative. You can also check the details of a Rep whose name (or part of their name) you already know. These Reps have already made real change happen for your benefit on your courses, whether it’s getting more books in the library, helping to arrange trips that suit your needs, or campaigning for teaching quality on courses facing closure. Make sure that they are passing on your views and representing your best interests by making sure you know who your Rep is! Can’t see a Rep for your course? Some smaller courses do share Reps with other courses that attend the same modules with but you will also notice that we do still have some vacancies that we need Reps for, which are currently going without representation: No Rep, No Voice! If you are interested in getting involved or want to check who your Rep is please contact Amy McLaughlan for Design, Media & Management courses or Tom Foy for Society & Health by emailing amy.mclaughlan@ bucks.ac.uk Student Engagement Coordinator or tom.foy@bucks.ac.uk. Amy McLaughlan

> 26 October Wear it Pink Day Wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness and make a donation.

Bucket collectors needed

charity that supports children with cancer

> 10 November Jailbreak! Get as far away from the university without spending any money! > 16 November Children in Need More information coming soon > 29 November Christmas shopping with the elderly > 05 December Christmas shopping with the elderly > 07 December CLIC Sargent collection. Bucket collectors needed at a local supermarket to support CLIC Sargent, a

Jailbreak! Jailbreak is a sponsored event challenging you to get as far away as possible for Bucks all in the name of charity! So beg, blag and borrow your way out of Bucks and see how far you can get! You have 48 hours and you are not allowed to spend a penny! In the past we’ve seen students get as far away as Sweden, so let’s see if you can get

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further than that this year! Jailbreak will be kicking off with a Jailbreak themed Flirt on Friday 9 November and then the challenge begins at 10am on Saturday 10. You should be back in Bucks by 10am on Monday 12 with souvenirs and photos to prove where your final destination was! Jailbreak packs are now available from the Students’ Union reception. Deadline to sign up is 5 November. For more information, please email jane.bower@ bucks.ac.uk.

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10tH - 12tH noVEmBER 2012 Get as far away from the campus as possible in 48 hours without spending a penny of your own money. Blag tickets and guilt your family and friends into helping you on your mission to break free. Get sponsored and help raise some much needed money for the RAG charities this year: Rafe’s Place and The Pepper Foundation. £20 deposit per person. Minimum team number 2.

Sign up by emailing volunteering@bucks.ac.uk or at the Students’ Union Offices. In support of:


to trial to get into a team and all abilities, including complete beginners, are welcome! We train every Tuesday 5pm-6pm in the Events Hall in the Gateway Building, feel free to come along. Check out our facebook page: Bucks New Uni Softball or email us on buckssoftball@hotmail.com. We hope to see you soon! Bucks New Uni Softball

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> Q. Anything else you would like to say? Whether you’ve never picked up a sword in your life and are just curious, or you have decades of re-enactment experience and are looking for a way to keep your skills sharp, BREES is the society for you! There really has never

2. Find and join the “Bucks Re-Enactment Society” page on Facebook - this is where we post all of our news and updates.

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Under the Big Deal initiative at BNU, BREES will cost you absolutely nothing to join, and we’ll even provide basic training equipment - it’s free! No other university offers this initiative, so you can come along to a session with absolutely nothing to lose.

> Q. How can I get involved? Three simple steps: 1. Send an email to bucks. swordfighting@gmail. com with your name and student number, stating you wish to join

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> Q. What else is there to do at BREES? Once you have attended a number of sessions, and are deemed proficient enough by our instructors, you will eventually be invited to actual re-enactment events, such as the Battle of Tewkesbury. We are also planning day trips to markets such as the International Living History Fair or The Original Re-Enactors Market, where there will be ample opportunity to browse or even purchase

> Q. Are there any memberships fees I need to be aware of?

been a better time to get acquainted with this fascinating and exhilarating hobby, and if you come along and decide it’s not for you, that’s also fine!

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> Q. Who do you allow to join? As long as you are a student at the University, BREES will welcome you with open arms. Ladies you are just as welcome as men, and you might even be surprised by how well you take to it!

your own equipment, and talk to experienced hobbyists who all have plenty of stories to tell!

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> Q. What sort of things do you do in your sessions? We are currently practising medieval combat using a 100% safe style of telegraphing. In the future, we hope to eventually branch out and include other periods, such as Civil

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> Q. I’ve not seen you around campus before. Who are you? We are BREES, or the Bucks Re-Enactment Society, a brand new student society based at the High Wycombe Campus of BNU. The society aims to foster an interest in historical re-enactment with a training program that incorporates not only historical swordplay and dramatic combat (although this is at the core of what we do), but also contemporary song and dance, allowing a unique look at a rich period of English history.

Across > 1. Bucks American football team (10) > 4. Neo Soul Queen (6) Badu > 6. 2007 Horror film based on a Stephen King novel: The (4) > 8. Dr Carter was ‘Hugely (9)’ > 9. Touching Is Totally Sensible (4) > 10. A*M*E’s real name (3,5) > 11. Lake where the water sports will take place (4) > 12. Liam Neeson’s action series. Down > 2. Venue Manager of the SU (5,5) > 3. Student web portal with a new App (10) > 5. 85% want a Uni (9) scheme > 7. Writer and Actress in Ruby Sparks (3,5)

By: Caleb Joseph, President

Bucks Re-Enactment Society: an Q&A

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What a great start to the semester! Great to see so many new faces! Our aim this year is to breakdown the stereotype of Christians being abnormal and show that we don’t get high on incense or stand in a circle holding hands and singing BUT that we are a chilled, easy going group of people that encourage each other, look at our purpose in life and socialise, not just socialising with Christians but believe it or not with everyone else too! So, purpose in life... Ever wondered what it is? Do you feel google can’t even answer that question? Come along at 6pm on Mondays! We are currently in N3.08 but that’s subject to change! To keep updated with us LIKE our Facebook page - Bucks New Uni Christian Union or follow us on twitter @buckscu If you don’t want to come on a Monday but are still interested then email us on buckschristianunion@ gmail.com.

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Asalaamu Alaikum (peace be upon you) from the Bucks ISOC (Islamic Society). We would like to begin by thanking everybody that visited us during Freshers Fairs at both the High Wycombe and Uxbridge Campus, and a special thank you to the sixty people that signed up. For those that were unable to attend and those students in other year groups, you can register online at BucksISOC.com and then click on the “Membership” tab. We have had a couple of meetings and are in the process of allocating tasks and putting together an event schedule for the forthcoming year. If you would like to volunteer your spare time then please register and also send an email to info@BucksISOC.com as many hands make light work. Volunteering is a very rewarding experience, even more so when on this path. We look forward to hearing from you soon, Inshallah. Jazak Allahu Khayran (May Allah reward you with goodness). Best wishes from Br. Razwan and Sis Parveen, Masalaama (peace be with you)

Christian Union - ‘sup guys!

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Countdown until 30 March 2013

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> Q. Which of these cities is the only one to not have hosted an Olympic games summer tournament? (Moscow, Amsterdam, Oslo, Los Angeles) (answer on page 32)

Name: Sam Bottom Course: Sport Management Coaching Sport: Rubgy Position: Prop/Flyhalf, current Secretary

THIS MEANS IT’S FREE!

Bucks win a game of two halves

By: Matt Gilbert

The first game of the season is always going to be a tough one. After only spending two weeks together and eight of the starting fifteen being first years, it was very new team. From the start Bucks looked very lack lustre and conceded an easy push over try. Hilton Mudraki slotted a penalty to make it 7-3. Two more easy tries for St Georges followed making the score 19-3 going into half time. After some strong words being exchanged at half time it was like a new team coming out. A well worked set play from the backs set up Tristan Coles in the corner to begin the fight back, making the score 19-8. St George’s then began to re-apply the pressure and some excellent defence on the Bucks line forced an error from St George’s released winger Blayne Underwood to kick through for Elliot Speed to score underneath the posts. With the conversion to follow making the score 19-15 St George’s. Speedster Tristan Coles scored a great solo try running from his own half to beat 5 defenders to run in under the posts, putting Bucks ahead for the first time in the game. St George’s just wouldn’t lie down though, and more pressure on the Bucks try line lead to a push over try taking the score to 24-22. 8 minutes to go and Hilton slots a penalty in front of the posts to give Bucks the lead once more, 24-25. 2 minutes to go and St George’s reply with a try in the corner following some poor refereeing decisions, St George’s miss the conversion, 29-25. Last play and with Bucks needing to score a try to win it, they had to go for bust. Dan Reilly making some strong carries through the defence, helped string together some phases. Putting Matt Gilbert in space to use some footwork and go in under the posts. Hilton converting leaving the final score at 29-32 to Bucks. A great second half performance and some strong efforts from the new faces.

> Q. How was last year’s team performance? Good, however the team suffered with injuries which reflected on results. > Q. Why should students join the Rugby team? We’re one of the biggest clubs at the Uni and we pride ourselves on inclusion which results in making friends for life! > Q. How often do you meet? We train Mondays and Fridays, and play matches on a Wednesday. We also have a social every Wednesday - so quite often. > Q. Do players need to provide their own kit? There is an option for stash to be bought, but playing kit is provided by the Uni. > Q. Do you have to pass any tests to join the team? No, all training sessions are open, and selection is based on commitment to the club and quality. > Q. What are the rugby initiations like? Everything the freshers will do, we have done ourselves so enjoy it but you are not forced to do anything you don’t want to. > Q. What are the socials like? Regular……….and awesome! > Q. What’s your funniest memory from last year? My funniest moment from last year was seeing current president Tom Willmington being handed off by a one armed fullback the size of Verne Troyer, it was absolutely hilarious! > Q. What’s rugby looking to acheive this year? We are looking to achieve gold accreditation, club of the year and promotion for both teams.

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Bonjour, me again! As always I hope you’re all having an AMAZE time and loving life. If you want to make even more friends, and learn more skills and enhance your wonderful CV then make sure you keep an eye on our website bucksstudent.com for all our opportunities and activities, you really don’t want to miss out (remember FOMO). If you are already a part of a sport or society committee don’t forget about our mentoring scheme. Come in and talk to us if you need help or advice! So lots of exciting things to look forward to and/ or to put in your diary (take note): > 26 October - Boobie Nights Raising money for Breast Cancer Campaign. It’s going to be the BREAST night ever with lots of boob related activities, alcohol and entertainment! See left for the cheeky ‘I touch myself’ t shirts available to buy on the day! Check out page 3 for the low down and take a look to the left for a shot of my pink soup! I’m even raising awareness on my lunch break! #PinkLife > 26 October - Initiations I can’t really say much on this other than gooooodd luck!

> November - Rusty Says Relax This is our next welfare campaign for November, so look out for some stress relieving goodies and activities. Well done to the Mooting society for the FIRST takeover of the year with their creative zombie theme raising over £300, congratulations! Another success was the RAG social ‘let’s get peg-less’ I hope you all woke up with some pegs attached to your clothes! Even more congratulating to do to netball and basketball for their community varsity ‘Town v Gown’ games. Both teams played insanely well and was very close but unfortunately the town came on top. Basketball: 68-47 and netball 27-26. Look out for more of the community varsity games! PS the countdown has already began to the biggest varsity against Roehampton. #Buckstowin Franco aka Naz aka Nazzy aka Naomi. Thanks

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This is a reminder of some of the things we have on offer and what is coming up in Bucks to support your coaches. We have plenty for your coaches to take advantage of.

Fixtures and Results

> 1. Bucks Sport Coach Bursary We still have nearly £5,000 to support local coaches gain coaching qualifications in ANY sport. We can fund up to £150 for a level 1, £200 for level 2 and £250 for level 3. All they need to do in return is support the delivery of 6 weeks worth of coaching to 14-25 year olds. For information go to buckssport.org/coachbursary. > 2. Talent Coaches Breakfast Club For just £10 level 3 or above (or those working towards) coaches can come along to Aylesbury on 30 November 2012 for a free breakfast and a 2-3 hour session on ‘What is a master talent coach anyway?’.

Delivered by Jamie Edwards, a leading practitioner in the field, this will be a fantastic session that shouldn’t be missed. In addition they will have the opportunity to network with other high level coaches from across the county. > 3. Community Coaches Breakfast Club Similar to the Talent Club, this is designed to give level 1 and 2 coaches a fantastic one-off opportunity to network with fellow coaches and explore with a highly experienced and qualified coach, ‘How to make the most of your Coaching’. For just £5, coaches not only get the above benefits, but again, a breakfast is included! This is also in Aylesbury and will be held on 5 December 2012.

Netball shoutout!

By: Rio Slade 1st team captain

Just a little shout out to my first team netball girls, very impressed with our first game back to the season in Town v. Gown, great game, although so close and even though we had some girls out of position we only lost by 1 point. I call it a win for all the effort that was put in. Now lets show Portsmouth our A game on Wednesday and bring home a win... BUCKS FIRST!

The Bucks mens rugby 2nd team made a less than ideal first start to the season, with a 24-7 loss away to SOAS 1st team. A very rushed warm up and lack of preparation due to the difficulty of finding the ground meant that the heads weren’t in the game. Two early tries from the home side gave the Bucks boys a 12-0 deficit to claw back, but with some improved scrummaging, and lineouts, the BNU boys won a penalty try just before half time and with the conversion coming, narrowed the

gap to 12-7 at the break. The second half started strongly, with BNU setting up camp on their opponents 5 metre line, but with some sloppy ball skills and being unable to hold onto the ball in the contact situation, SOAS survived the onslaught, lead by President of the Students’ Union Ash Coles. The last 10 minutes of the game saw two break away tries, leaving the final score at 24-7. The end result left a lot to be desired and some areas to be worked

on, noticeably tackling and the breakdown. On a more positive note, performances as a whole were good, notably Ben Martin who won man of the match. Strong performances from fresher Max Sloane and second and third years Dan Cassidy and Kent Streak helped to suppress the attacking surges as well. Improvement is needed if this promising team, lead by captain Chris Beagle, is to win the league.

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NETBALL Portsmouth 2nd 36 - Bucks 1st 18 Bucks 2nd 19 - Chichester 4th 40 Bucks 3rd 21 - Surrey 4th 21 WOMENS HOCKEY Brighton 3rd 3 - Bucks 1st 0 MENS HOCKEY Bucks 1st 2 - Brunel 2nd 0 WOMENS VOLLEYBALL Brighton 3rd 3- Bucks 1st 0 MENS FOOTBALL Surrey 1st 2 - Bucks 1st 2 Portsmouth 2nd 6 - Bucks 2nd 0 Bucks 3rd 0 - Brunel 4th 0 Bucks 4th 5 - LSE 3rd 0 Bucks 5th 1 - King’s College 2nd 1 Uni Creative Arts 6 - 0 Bucks 7th 0 WOMENS FOOTBALL St Mary’s 1st 2- Bucks 1st 0 MENS SQUASH Roehampton 1st 3 - Bucks 1st 0 MENS TENNIS Bucks 1st 12 - Roehampton 3rd 0 WOMENS BADMINTON Bucks 1st 0 - Brunel 1st 8 MENS BADMINTON Brunel 2nd 7 -Bucks 1st 1 MIXED GOLF Bucks 1st 3 - Exeter 1st 3 Bucks 2nd 3 - Reading 1st 3 MENS RUGBY Bucks 1st 32 - Royal Holloway 1st 22 Bucks 2nd 22 - LSE 3rd 19 MENS BASKETBALL Chichester 2nd 35 - Bucks 1st 67 FIXTURES: Wednesday 24 October WOMENS HOCKEY Sussex 2nd vs Bucks 1st MENS HOCKEY Reading 2nd vs Bucks 1st MENS TENNIS Royal Holloway 2nd vs Bucks 1st MENS SQUASH Bucks 1st vs Sussex 3rd MENS BADMINTON Bucks 1st vs Reading 2nd WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL East London 1st vs Bucks 1st

FIXTURES: Wednesday 31 October MIXED GOLF Bournemouth 1st vs Bucks 1st Surrey 1st vs Bucks 2nd MENS BADMINTON St Bart’s & Royal 1st vs Bucks 1st WOMENS VOLLEYBALL Reading 1st vs Bucks 1st MENS VOLLEYBALL Sussex 1st vs Bucks 1st MENS HOCKEY Brunel 2nd vs Bucks 1st WOMENS HOCKEY Sussex 1st vs Bucks 1st MENS TENNIS Bucks 1st vs Brunel 2nd NETBALL Bucks 1st vs Brunel 5th Medway 3rd vs Bucks 3rd MENS FOOTBALL Sussex 2nd vs Bucks 1st Brighton 4th vs Bucks 2nd ULC 1st vs Bucks 3rd Bucks 4th vs City 1st Bucks 5th vs City 2nd Bucks 7th vs BPP College 1st RUGBY Bucks 1st vs Sussex 1st Bucks 2nd vs Royal Holloway 2nd MENS BASKETBALL Kingston 2nd vs Bucks 1st WOMANS BASKETBALL Surrey 1st vs Bucks 1st

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WINS: 6 DRAWS: 6 LOSSES: 10

Disappointing first result for Bucks rugby 2nds

RESULTS: Wednesday 17 October

NETBALL Bucks 1st vs Brighton 2nd Bucks 2nd vs LSE 3rd Roehampton 5th vs Bucks 3rd MENS FOOTBALL Bucks 1st vs Sussex 1st Bucks 2nd vs Brunel 2nd Roehampton 2nd vs Bucks 3rd Kings College 2nd vs Bucks 4th Westminster 2nd vs Bucks 5th Bucks 6th vs Royal Holloway 2nd Bucks 7th vs Royal Holloway 3rd WOMENS FOOTBALL Bucks 1st vs Kent 1st RUGBY Portsmouth 1st vs Bucks 1st Portsmouth 4th vs Bucks 2nd WOMENS VOLLEYBALL Bucks 1st vs Royal Holloway 1st MENS VOLLEYBALL Bucks 1st vs Kingston 1st MENS BASKETBALL Bucks 1st vs St Mary’s 2nd


32 Bucks Student October 2012 Sports quiz answer: Oslo

Buccaneers start the season strong The BNU Buccaneers are looking in great shape after an impressive recruitment drive with over 40+ new players joining the team this year and still growing. The team have been training hard for the past 7 weeks and will be going to the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s training camp at a local boarding school this weekend to finalise and polish their skills before the season opener against Kingston University on November 4. The match will be a competitive physical game but the Buccaneers are confident on getting their first win of the season in week one. BNU have announced the three captains as Danny Wallace, Klaus Rostowski and Chris Geldard Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too late to join, play or to just help out within the team. The team are still looking for some heavy set guys that want to play American football. The team are full of guys from all walks of life, all ages and all sizes. We have ex-football guys, ex-rugby guys and guys who have played no sport before. The Buccaneers are the most diverse team at the university and have a place for everyone. If you wanna give it a go text Danny on 07957 357 294.

BNU Buccaneers begin the season with an impressive start.

Exciting times ahead for BNU Futsal! With the Futsal squad entering its first full season as a club at the University, It has had a great start with just over fifty freshers turning out over two weeks of trials to make it in to the squad for the season. This makes the returning students train that little bit harder to secure their place in the ever growing squad. Chairman and Coach Nathan Baker has been given a right selection headache as the level of players turning up at these trials have been great!

The squad will be cut down to twenty five where the squad will then prepare as they count down to their first fixture against a very experienced well organised Brighton team where Bucks, in their first ever fixture, lost 10-0 last season. With the influx of first years and positive signs in training BNU, Futsal are looking to get their season off to a flying start on Sunday 28 October in Brighton! UP THE BUCKS!

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Sport Makers is nationally recognised programme and part of the London 2012 legacy. The aim is simple, to try and get more people taking part in sport. If you would like to get involved then all you need to do is attend a short, interactive workshop, for Bucks students only, claim your free adidas kit and get sport making. Any voluntary hours that you log can go towards your gold, silver and bronze awards and will look great on your cv too! When: Thursday 25 October Time: 5pm - 6.30pm Where: The Old Board Room (1st Floor East Wing) No need to book, just turn up on the night or email kirsty.mccoubrey@bucks.ac.uk for more information.

BNU Futsal face their first match in Brighton.

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