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EDUCATE. EMPLOY. EMPOWER The demo, which will take place on Wednesday 21 Student Editor November, Guy Humphrey will hopefully see students and university staff, from all over the country march through the streets of London. The theme of the demo is, ‘Educate, Employ, Empower,’ and focuses on the high level of youth unemployment, cuts to Higher Education including increased tuition fees and EMA, as well as promises that politicians made regarding Higher Education that simply haven’t happened. Taking place at the same time as Prime Ministers Questions, the demo hopes to prove useful in making an impact and making the government stand up and listen. Starting at 11am in Temple Place the march will set off through London. From 2pm-3pm there will be an organised rally in Kennington Park with the finishing point of the march will be at Albert Embankment. After this, there will be a party at London University Students ’ Union for students to unwind and celebrate. There will be a number of NUS officials, as well as St. John’s Ambulance, to make sure that no incidents occur and to make sure that all students are safe. Students who have work are being asked to change

shifts and come along, as this will directly show the effects of how the cuts have impacted. Students have to work part time, and sometimes even full time, jobs to fund their university life. If you are worried about missing classes, the Students’ Union are asking the University to rearrange scheduled lectures and asking lecturers to join in the march. On university fees, which is one of the issues the demo is highlighting, Ash Coles, President of the Students’ Union, said, “before long there’s no doubt that all universities will be at the peak of £9,000 and I think it’s important to be showing that we are still against that decision. Not that long ago, university was free and then it was £3,000. How long will it be before it’s like the we’re American system and we are paying fees over $20,000 a year? And that really concerns me.” In 2010, protestors were arrested after the demonstration got out of hand, causing the surrounding area of the demonstration to be vandalised. Ash wanted to stress that, “It’s a completely peaceful demonstration. It was really unfortunate what happened last time and I really hope we don’t see similar scenes, but I think it’s just really important to show as a student movement we are united.”

Students from all over the country are being encouraged to join a demonstration in London over the cuts to higher education.

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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.

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by conducting research into hidden course costs that we use to lobby the University in a continuous effort to ensure students at Bucks will not be liable for any expenditure during their studies that they weren’t fully aware of when enrolling

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by working hard to establish an effective Union Council so that we have a group of dedicated students regularly evaluating our work, shaping our decisions and sharing new ideas - making sure we are always student led

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by offering more training opportunities than ever before so that your student reps are powerful advocates for you and your peers.


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Editor - Ash Coles ash.coles@bucks.ac.uk Student Editor - Guy Humphrey student.editor@thebucksstudent.com Deputy Student Editor - MJ Mahmood student.editor@thebucksstudent.com Must Read Editor - Donique Lindsey mustread@thebucksstudent.com Student Essentials Editor - Harmeet Singh Anand studentessentials@thebucksstudent.com After Hours Editor - Yael Rivniker afterhours@thebucksstudent.com

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Hi all, I hope you are well and getting into the swing of student life! This first term, as always, seems to be flying by and I hope you have managed to get involved with us as a Union by now, whether you stood to become a course rep, joined a society or sports team or even spent some time volunteering. Everything the Students’ Union has to offer is free and you can gain so much valuable experience by getting involved so don’t miss out on the opportunity of a life time! For the next few weeks the Union is promoting the DEMO 2012. This is a peaceful march being held in London organised by NUS to show that students from across the country are very much still opposed to the cuts to higher education and increase in tuition fees. We as a Union are encouraging students to attend and are providing transport. All you need to do is go to your Students’ Union Office and pay a refundable five pound deposit. You can see what the other Officers and I think about the DEMO 2012 by visiting bucksstudent.com/ demo2012. I hope to see as many of you there as possible as we stand united against cuts to education! On another note, email me at ash.coles@bucks. ac.uk on how the Union has had a positive impact on your time at Bucks for your chance to win a piece of Bucks merchandise!

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Continued from front page The Bucks Student posed some questions to Pro Vice Chancellor Ruth Farwell to gauge her thoughts on the demo. > 1. Are you in support of the national demo? I can understand why you as current students might want to consider joining #demo2012 to protest in a peaceful way the interests of future students, and also your and their ability to access employment. > 2. How have cuts in government funding spending affected your institution and how have application numbers been affected by the increase in tuition fees? I am concerned that with fees for university as high as they are that some future students will take the decision that university is not for them. I think this because they might be worried about the levels of debt that they will have from the loans to finance their investment in a university education. We have already seen applications for university places fall this year and also fewer new students coming into universities. There are lots of reasons for this and one is surely concern about debt. The

trend may continue as people will have longer to think about their options and choices they might make. The changes to support for those in further education might affect this too, not to mention the fees that older students will have to pay to do courses which prepare them for university entry. > 3. What do you think is the best way for further and higher education to be funded? With the changes to fees brought in this year our University receives roughly the same amount of income per student that it did in the past, so the University isn’t receiving less money than it did. However the difference is where that money is coming from. For students paying the new higher fees, by far the majority is coming from the fees which students take out loans for and much much less is coming from public funds. I think the proportion which comes from public funds is now too low. Having well educated people is in the public interest and I think this should be recognised with public investment in both further and higher education, so that students or their familes don’t have to carry the majority of the costs. A more even balance would be better.

I believe that suitably able people of all ages should be able to access university education if they want to and be able to use it to enhance their likelihood of employment and the contribution that they can make to society. People with a university qualification are more likely to contribute to growing the economy and to their local community. For me, that is an excellent reason why universities and their graduates are a good thing for the UK right now and university places should be enabled to grow. If you want to make a difference, and to safely protest about issues that directly impact you, then join the demo. Deposit for a ticket cost £5 which you can collect from the Students’ Union Offices, and coaches will be running from both campuses on the day. To read the NUS briefings in full visit: nusconnect.org.uk/campaigns/come-cleanon-student-funding If you would like to get more involved in organising the campaign or would like further information on Bucks Students’ Union’s involvement contact Student Engagement Coordinator tom.foy@bucks.ac.uk or visit your nearest Students’ Union reception.

> 1. What made you want to work at Bucks Students’ Union? I studied at Bucks and was lucky enough to be the Students’ Union President for two years before I got this job, so I knew all about the great work that the Students’ Union was doing. > 2. What are your aims for Uxbridge in the near future? We want to get more people doing more things. Whether that’s as a Student Rep or taking part in a recreational activity, we want to increase the amount of students that come into contact with the Students’ Union and have a positive impact on their time at Bucks. > 3. How is the Union different to others? I think the main difference is that we realise not every student is a typical 18-21 year old on an undergraduate course. Over the last few years, we’ve invested heavily in staff resources to allow us to support all students who might not use our typical offer, such as free sports and night time events. We’ve opened our Advice Centre into the evening to accommodate students that study part-time or who work during the day. We have a Research Coordinator who helps us build strong evidence based arguments to take to the University to help improve the things that really matter to students, like our recent campaign for childcare. We have two Student Engagement Coordinators who are specifically responsible for engaging post graduate, part-time and students at partner colleges. These are things that most other unions and universities don’t have. > 4. Where did you study and what degree did you do? I studied here at Bucks and did Sports Management and Rugby Studies. > 5. What were you like as a university student? I was a pretty typical student, I played sport, I spent too much time in the bar and not enough time in lectures. > 6. If you could give any advice to a student, what would it be? Two things. Go to lectures and work hard, you only get one go at it unless you’re loaded so make sure you do your best. Do all the certificated extra courses, work experience, volunteering and placements you can get your hands on. Secondly get involved in the Union, it can be one of the most rewarding things you’ll do and you’ll have a great time as well. I managed to cycle to Paris, hitchhike to Tel Aviv and go on rugby tours to Slovenia, Spain and Italy all through the Students’ Union. I was also a Course Rep which led me to becoming President and gave me the career I have today. > 7. What film did you last watch? Moneyball, if you like sports it’s a must watch. > 8. Where would your ideal place to go on holiday be? The Maldives. > 9. What’s your idea of the perfect night in/out? Once upon a time it was a Wednesday night in the Union with the Rugby lads and enough snakebite to drown a cow, but now I’d have to say you can’t go far wrong with a nice meal at a good restaurant with my girlfriend and friends.

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Netball club freshers being initiated

It was the time of the year for sports teams and societies to initiate their new players. Drinks were had, people dressed up, and there were many naked bodies seen. Over the years, there have been national stories as to whether initiations should be allowed or not. Other universities have banned them completely, yet Bucks still has them. Chris Smith, Venue Manager for the Students’ Union, said that there were no incidents that took place in the union and said that, “this year was quite tame.” Rules and regulations were

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put in place and captains of sports teams had to collect forms from all players regarding things such as allergies and disabilities. Sports teams also had to tell the union what they planning on doing on the night, and more often than not this is changed in order to fit with the Students’ Union practice. Some students were not let in if they were not in a fit state, and the Union looked after them and made sure they were safe. Chris said that there has been no contact from local authorities and that the initiations were successful.

President ash.coles@bucks.ac.uk Vice President Student Involvement naomi.franco@bucks.ac.uk Vice President Education and Welfare jack.badu@bucks.ac.uk

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It’s that time of year again, the leaves have fallen and it’s time to get your ‘tashes out. Ladies and gentlemen: welcome the month of Movember. For those who have been living under a rock for the last few years, Movember (named after the month of November) is a worldwide charity event in which fundraisers grow moustaches in order to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. Last year Movember raised a whopping £22 million in the UK alone. This year’s charity event is destined to be the biggest and best Movember yet. With that said, it’s time to reject your razor for thirty days and raise some money for cancer. The Bucks Student speaks to Jessica Downie, winner of “Best Moustache” at the Bucks Movember Awards 2011. Jessica, who grew an exotic moustache shape into her lady growth,raised almost £200 towards the Movember charity last year. Her personal experience with prostate cancer is an inspiring one; the disease sadly took her Grandfather’s life last summer. “When I found out that my grandfather had developed prostate cancer, I didn’t even know what a prostate was!” Jess admits. “I think people need to be educated more about the symptoms of prostate cancer, I think that charities such as Movember are definitely a step in the right direction.” The prostate gland which only exists in men, is usually the size of a walnut and lies underneath the bladder. John Downie, Jess’ Grandfather was officially diagnosed with prostate cancer in late 2009. The alarm bells were raised when Jess’s Grandmother discovered a leaflet at her place of work as part of the Movember campaign. She noticed that John

“I think people need to be educated more about the symptoms of prostate cancer, I think that charities such as Movember are definitely a step in the right direction.”

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fundraising.” Jess took part in a ‘Midnight Walk’ to raise money for the hospice whilst her Grandfather was in their care; it became natural to her to sport a ‘tashe for the Movember charity. “During his battle with cancer, my Grandfather went through a series of up and down periods. He was discharged from the hospice; he started to make good progress. He was readmitted back to the hospice after a short period, we were told then that he could die at any day - it was devastating.” The cancer spread fast, by the time it reached his bones he could hardly talk. Jess reminisces the day of John’s departure, “I remember it being a really beautiful Sunday morning. I received a text from my Grandmother whilst I was at work, she told me that ‘today might be the day.’ I visited my Granddad for the last time with my family, we cried, we were emotional, and then we became very relaxed. We were with him all day and ended up staying the night, I told my Nan to call me if anything was happening. Later that evening my Auntie came into the room screaming and I ran by his bedside. I was so upset that I was almost sick.” John sadly lost his battle with prostate cancer, a month before Jess’ eighteenth birthday. “He looked so peaceful lying there in his bed; I believe that was how he would have wanted it.” “We all wore blue at his funeral to represent prostate cancer, it was also the colour that suited my Grandfather the most” whilst the funeral was a sad event for Jess and her family, it was also a celebration of John’s life. “We called his wake an ‘after party’ because it sounded less morbid,” John had nine Grandchildren who all let off blue balloons in representation of his battle with prostate cancer. Jess’ story highlights the devastating impact of prostate cancer, not only to the patient but to the family. It is estimated that two thirds of prostate cancer patients are aged 65 or over: cancer took John’s life at the age of 66. Prostate cancer is now the second most common cancer seen in males next to lung cancer and now accounts for 7% of new cancers worldwide. Movember isn’t just for the guys “anyone can do it, girls shouldn’t be embarrassed about doing it, after all it’s for a good cause.” Last year in particular, there’s been a rise in female participants or “Mo Sista’s” at Bucks. Registration is simple and within five minutes you’ll be reeling the cash in. Log onto uk.movember.com and start posting!

had similar symptoms to those expressed on the leaflet. “My dad and a few of my closest family members went with my grandfather to obtain the results of his test. I remember my dad calling me soon afterwards, I just knew.” Discovering a family member has a terminal illness is one of the most difficult situations to come to terms with, particularly at a young age, Jess explains how she came to terms with her Grandfather’s illness. “I cried a lot that day. I tried to block out the thoughts, tried to forget that it was happening. I guess you could say that I was in denial.” The cancer spread quickly and Jess’ family was told from diagnosis that the cancer was terminal, “he was originally given four years to live and in the end he didn’t even get two. He lost his life after a twenty month battle with prostate cancer.” John Downie was admitted to the Hospice of St. Francis early 2011, an independent institution funded almost entirely by public donations. The hospice situated in Buckinghamshire provides free specialist care to terminally ill patients, they receive only 20% funding from the NHS. “My Mother survived cervical cancer twice, so I’ve always been familiar with the act of

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Stress, what it is and how to avoid it. This month’s welfare campaign is ‘Rusty say Relax’ and is all about how to find out what stresses you out and giving you an opportunity to chill out! Whether it’s exams, money or relationship drama, we’ve got hints and tips to help you out. Hopefully you caught us in person at our chill out areas last week, but if not read on or visit the Advice Centre to catch up with one of our Advisers. > 5. Avoid unnecessary conflict What can we do about stress? Do not be too argumentative. Is it really worth the stress? Look for win Stress in itself is not an illness, but the symptoms of stress can lead win situations. Look for a resolution to a dispute where both parties can to serious health issues if they are not addressed. It is important to achieve a positive outcome. Find out what the real cause of the problem What is stress? recognise the symptoms of stress and identify what is causing the stress. is and deal with it. Most of us need a degree of pressure to achieve the things we want or Some stress can be avoided completely and by recognising what need to do. However when we feel under more pressure than we can causes you to feel stressed you can work out how to avoid these > 6. Accept the things you cannot change cope with - either mentally and/or physically - we experience stress. triggers. For most of us however some stress is unavoidable, but there Changing a difficult situation is not always possible. If this proves to be When stressed this triggers our bodies to produce a surge of hormones are ways we can manage stress more effectively and coping strategies to the case, recognise and accept things as they are and concentrate on all minimise the mental and physical symptoms. to enable us to deal with the pressure or threat, this is often referred to that you do have control over. as the flight or fight response. Once the pressure or threat has passed our hormone levels should return to normal, but if the pressure or threat Bucks top ten stress busting tips > 7. Take time out to relax and recharge your batteries continues then these hormone levels remain high and we experience Make sure there is time during your week to completely relax and symptoms of stress. > 1. Manage your time more effectively recharge your batteries. This is particularly important if you need to If you feel you have too much to do make a list of what needs to be fit a part time job around your course work. Take regular breaks when What are the symptoms of stress? done and then order the list in terms of priority. Do the important tasks completing assignments etc. as you will perform more effectively after The physical symptoms of stress can include: sleeping problems, first. Try to plan ahead: if you have an assignment deadline don’t put off even a short 10/15 minute break, easily making up the time you used sweating, loss of appetite, difficulty concentrating, headaches, muscle starting it until the last moment, work out how much time you will need relaxing. There are many ways to relax: for a short simple meditation go tension or pain, and dizziness. to complete it and then add some extra time, so if something goes wrong to bucksstudent.com/welfarecampaigns. The mental symptoms can include: anxiety, irritability, low self with your schedule you’ll avoid that night before the deadline panic! esteem, racing thoughts, worrying constantly or going over things in > 8. Find time to meet friends your head. You may notice that you lose your temper more easily, drink > 2. Adopt a healthy lifestyle Friends can ease work troubles and help us see things in a different way. more or act unreasonably. The healthier we are the better we cope with stress. The three basics The activities we engage in with friends help us relax and we will often for good health are a balanced diet, exercise and a good night’s sleep. have a good laugh. Join one of the many Students’ Union societies or Getting these three basic areas of our lives right most of the time is try some of the recreational activities on offer: it’s all free. To see what’s vital in combating the symptoms of stress. If you don’t do regular available visit bucksstudent.com/studentactivities. physical activities consider taking up one of the free sports offered by the SU: you can see what’s available by visiting bucksstudent.com/ > 9. Try to see things differently, develop a positive thinking style studentactivities. If something is concerning you, try to see it differently. Talk over your problem with somebody before it gets out of proportion. Often, talking > 3. Know your limitations and do not take on too much to a friend/colleague/family member will help you see things from a We can cause ourselves a great deal of stress because we like people to different and less stressful perspective. You may also need to consider like us and don’t want to let people down. We then end up doing more professional help in order to achieve the desired outcome and prevent than we should. Learn to be assertive so that you can say no without ill health and/or burnout. See above for the Counselling Service details, upsetting or offending anyone, and avoid late night socialising if you visit your GP, or come and have a chat with an Adviser in the Students’ have a lecture, seminar or placement the next morning. Union Advice Centre. > 4. Find out what causes you stress Think about what is worrying you and try to change your thoughts and behaviour to reduce it. If you need help with this or are experiencing a debilitating degree of anxiety then consider contacting the University’s Counselling Service counselling@bucks.ac.uk or 01494 605 018.

Lucy Rose Lucy Rose is a 22 year old British singer songwriter. Performing for many festivals over the years, she recently performed at the Students’ Union. Bucks FM caught up with her. > We’re here with Lucy Rose, so how has your tour been so far? Lucy Rose: It’s been really good. This is only day four out of a five week long tour, so it’s just the beginning. I’m sure two weeks in I’ll be saying other things, but so far so good. > Has it been a very rock n roll tour? The opposite of that! > (laughs) yeah, were you back in bed by 12 o’ clock? Literally I am not even kidding its exactly it, I’m the least rock n roll person of all time. I think that’s the only way that it will keep me sane. I’ll have a cup of tea and read a book like an absolute Grandma.

> That’s the best way to be! Do you have any odd requests on your rider? Like the famous one where they wanted a bowl of M&M’s without the brown ones. We asked for Borroca. > That’s a good shout! That’s a student thing to have. Yeah we’re trying to keep lots of vitamins on tour. There are a lot of us, as soon as one person comes down with something it just goes round the van. > Then everyone gets ill. Do you have any hangover tips that you can give to us? Oh, hangover tips! It’s been a long time since I last drank anything. I haven’t drunk anything for two months and I’m not drinking anything until New Years Eve. I think it’s easy because beforehand I used to drink more, well I just used to drink normal and have a few drinks now and again and then I think with touring and being a singer it’s actually a bit of a nightmare. So, everyone else can have a few drinks, and I think if I feel a bit groggy the next day, it just feels like, the feeling I get after doing a really good show, is so much better than any feeling a few beers can give me. So, I want to try and achieve that every night in a way and then it’s just become almost a bit of a challenge, New Years Eve which

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is a landstone but a hangover tip, what did I used to have? I used to go to Wagamammas a lot. Easily my favourite restaurant in the world, and it’s really healthy. I never went to university so I missed out on this whole intense drinking experience. > I think that’s a good thing for your own health (laughs) Seriously like, all my mates at uni had an intense drinking few months, specially at the beginning until 3rd year when they actually had to work, it was 2 years of intense partying. > Did you ever get involved in Freshers or anything like that? I went once up to Nottingham, to see my friend and we went on this night out and went to this club and I never go clubbing and all the floor was really sticky and I went into the girls toilets and there was like four girls being sick into one bin! I suppose during Freshers though you have to go out at 7pm. And all that initiation stuff, what is the point?

“you got off lightly with some winey bread.”

> 10. Avoid alcohol, nicotine and caffeine as coping mechanisms Long-term, these faulty coping mechanisms will just add to the problem. For example, caffeine and nicotine are stimulants, too much and the body reacts to this with the stress response increasing or even causing anxiety symptoms. Alcohol is a depressant!

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edition, there are tips and tricks on how keep your cool, and even tips for acne. Snazzy! Initiations also happened a few weeks ago so there was bound to be a few stories to be told there! You may also be thinking, why is this person holding a fork? Well, my name is Guy and as it has been ‘Guy Fawkes’ night recently - get it - it seemed fitting. Word play you fiend! Hopefully you guys aren’t too stressed with Uni, and just plow on through, it will be worth it in the end!

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> How was last year’s club performance? I felt it was a very productive season - we had two league winners and two teams narrowly missing out on the league titles, we had good cup runs also, although nothing came of it. All in all a very good season and I’m proud of the boys.

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> I know! Last year was horrible, they made me eat bread that had been soaked in wine That sounds quite delicious! > No it really wasn’t! I’m not a fan of wine, so. Lucy Rose: I’ve heard worse than that, you got off lightly with some winey bread. > Back on subject, your video ‘Bikes’ where did you get the inspiration for it? Honestly, it was just a really weird idea, because the song is called ‘Bikes’ but it actually has very little relevance to bikes what so ever, so I was like maybe I should just do a massive motorbike, in the desert and carried on thinking, with loads of burley men and I was like screw it I might actually pitch this. I had a meeting with my label and they were like “have you got any ideas for the video?” And I was like, well actually I’m thinking this, I said it and I did this long speech, I’m going to smash this chair over someone’s back and this milk is going to come down the bar and I’m going to catch it and then I get a bottle smashed on my head and then we’re on these bikes in the desert and I finished and they were like “okay, lets do this” and I was like oh my god and it was just mad.

Lucy Rose interview

Introducing... First things first, happy Movember to you all! Hope your Student Editor moustaches Guy Humphrey grow long and bushy! This month brings a host of things that the Students’ Union are trying to push. From Jailbreak, Hitch and Movember to the Demo, there is bound to be something you want to be involved in, so do it. This month is also anti stress awareness month, and in this

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A boob busting success! What a super 24 hours! Friday 26 October, known as ‘wear it pink’ day, also known as boobie day/nights was a HUGE success!

A ‘Mo’ving story...

As your Sabbatical Officers, we want you to make the most of your time here at Bucks. As you are aware tuition fees are not cheap, so make the most of your money and get involved with everything and anything you can, from volunteering, to joining a sport or society, signing up to our workshops and recreational activities and so much more. Learn something new, you never know what might come from it. You don’t realise how quick the time goes here so get that CV filled with great experiences and skills!

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What’s a great way to help with those November Blues? Grow a beard! A great way to cheer up locals, keep warm and who can’t resist a good manly beard. Sponsored applicants who can sign up at movember.com can help raise money for prostate cancer and other issues and dilemStudent Editor mas in regards to male health. Last year, worldwide, £79.3 million was Guy Humphrey raised. Think of the shaving foam you could buy with that! The University are trying to raise as much money as they can, and you can help! By creating a page on the Movember website you can not only donate to the people doing it, but also become one of the volunteers yourself! After you’ve done that you can join the University Movember page, the account name is Movembucks, and start getting people to donate their money. Whilst an incredibly fun and student friendly thing to do, there are rules. There is to be no joining of the moustache to sideburns and you cannot grow a goatee. It has to be a moustache. No beards. Just moustaches. Think bad 1970s porn stars! Friday 2 November was the ‘Tashes and Lashes’ Movember launch night which had the volunteers there as well as fundraising for the charity and saw the official start of the month long campaign. There will be a finale on Friday 29 November where we will see how much we have raised as well as there being live acts and bands to make the night complete. If you’re feeling proud of you tash, whether you be male or female, feel free to send a picture or link a picture on the Bucks SU Facebook page. You may be in the next edition of The Bucks Student!

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Student Engagement Coordinator - Uxbridge Tom Foy

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Hello everyone, another 2 weeks have passed, another 2 weeks into the new academic year! I hope you’re all enjoying yourself. With Halloween firmly behind us, we’ve got Christmas coming up! It’s never too early for Christmas Carols, Christmas Shopping or Partying!

> Why should students join your sport? Because we are the biggest and best sports club with an even better social side. We encourage everybody to get involved in football whatever their ability, although we aren’t liked by many, most clubs want to join our socials. > How often do you meet? We train twice a week and play on a Wednesday with socials every Wednesday at least.

The Union boob team was out in force during the day selling a range of boob related goodies The boobie nights event helped raise awareness of the importance of checking yourself in both girls and guys

> Do players need to provide their own kit? The only kit you need is your shin pads and boots and shorts and socks which you can buy discounted from the Students’ Union Office. > Do you have to pass any tests to join the team? Due to the high volume of interest in football, players must go through a trial system due to lack of space, although if you missed or were unable to attend trials we would love to hear from you. > What are the socials like? Organised fun! We have fun dress-ups and always end up having a sing off with the rugby boys! > What’s your funniest memory from your sport last year? My funniest memory was the ex-chairman bringing his dog/ horse to the game to support!

Breast cancer is a serious subject that has and can affect a lot of people whether it is personally or a relation. Putting on this event allowed students and staff a chance and a place to help this campaign, we not only raised awareness for the Breast Cancer and Coppafeel campaigns but also raised a large amount of money for the charities. So how did we do this? Well none of this could of been as half as successful without the help of a number of our student volunteers, our Union boob team and the staff. We raised money and awareness in loads of ways such as:

> What is tour like? Mayhem! Best holiday you will ever go on. A week of sun, sea sangria and ... sport! > What’s your sport looking to achieve this year? We are looking for 2-3 league titles and successful cup runs, and more importantly everybody to enjoy their time at Bucks FC.

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> iconic ‘I touch myself’ t-shirts > pink/boob related baked goodies > pink hair bows made by the Swans > donation buckets > alcoholic shots > entertainment, competitions and games > bra donations > face painting > ’check yourself’ tattoo transfers > Coppafeel stickers and door hangers > shower tile stickers > photos with our boob costumes > monthly boob check reminder text service

“The Swans paid £1 to wear it pink to both Tuesday and Thursday training sessions, and committee made bows sold for 50p making a total of £72 for breast cancer!”

Alongside all of this a number of our sports teams donated money to wear pink to their training sessions which we have added to our total of £1000! This is a dramatic increase compared to last year where £100 was raised. Well done Bucks Boob supporters! I can’t thank everyone enough for supporting and helping out with this charity and the event. It was an amazing night and so much fun too!

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“Ladies hockey wore pink to training. From painted nails and lipstick, our favourite pink hockey sticks and socks, or just full on pink kit, us girls were on it.”

What an amazing start to the year for BNU’s newest sports team! Great sign-up at freshers fair, fab turn out at the open sessions and some real talent at the auditions. The Competition teams are looking very strong and we are going to kick ass at comp! Exciting news ... we have been given the go ahead to hold our own inter-uni competition here at Bucks!! Woo! So watch out for more details, we hope you’ll come along and support! We are looking for lots of volunteers to help us out with preparations both before and on the day. If you are interested please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Message for all the societies and sports teams: Dance are willing to perform at any takeovers or events you are holding, just give us minimum of 4 weeks notice. Also if you haven’t already joined us it’s not too late! Come along to our open sessions on Mondays 5pm6pm in the Events Hall, Gateway building. We have different master classes each week taught by both outside professionals and students. So come try it out! Any queries? Contact me, Hanna - Secretary hannajs@hotmail.co.uk By: Hanna Tonge Dance club secretary

A boob busting success!

Guided Learning Week (or sometimes known as Reading Week) may have happened for a few of you already. There have been some changes this year, so instead we have an Activities Week. The actual week will vary from course to course so keep an eye out and for more information you can ask your lecturers. Drop us a line, and enjoy this edition! Until next time, take care. MJ xx

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All the latest goings-on around the High Wycombe and Uxbridge Campuses. Continued from front page The Bucks Student posed some questions to Pro Vice Chancellor Ruth Farwell to gauge her thoughts on the demo. > 1. Are you in support of the national demo? I can understand why you as current students might want to consider joining #demo2012 to protest in a peaceful way the interests of future students, and also your and their ability to access employment. > 2. How have cuts in government funding spending affected your institution and how have application numbers been affected by the increase in tuition fees? I am concerned that with fees for university as high as they are that some future students will take the decision that university is not for them. I think this because they might be worried about the levels of debt that they will have from the loans to finance their investment in a university education. We have already seen applications for university places fall this year and also fewer new students coming into universities. There are lots of reasons for this and one is surely concern about debt. The

trend may continue as people will have longer to think about their options and choices they might make. The changes to support for those in further education might affect this too, not to mention the fees that older students will have to pay to do courses which prepare them for university entry. > 3. What do you think is the best way for further and higher education to be funded? With the changes to fees brought in this year our University receives roughly the same amount of income per student that it did in the past, so the University isn’t receiving less money than it did. However the difference is where that money is coming from. For students paying the new higher fees, by far the majority is coming from the fees which students take out loans for and much much less is coming from public funds. I think the proportion which comes from public funds is now too low. Having well educated people is in the public interest and I think this should be recognised with public investment in both further and higher education, so that students or their familes don’t have to carry the majority of the costs. A more even balance would be better. I believe that suitably able people of all

ages should be able to access university education if they want to and be able to use it to enhance their likelihood of employment and the contribution that they can make to society. People with a university qualification are more likely to contribute to growing the economy and to their local community. For me, that is an excellent reason why universities and their graduates are a good thing for the UK right now and university places should be enabled to grow. If you want to make a difference, and to safely protest about issues that directly impact you, then join the demo. Deposit for a ticket cost £5 which you can collect from the Students’ Union Offices, and coaches will be running from both campuses on the day. To read the NUS briefings in full visit: nusconnect.org.uk/campaigns/come-cleanon-student-funding If you would like to get more involved in organising the campaign or would like further information on Bucks Students’ Union’s involvement contact Student Engagement Coordinator tom.foy@bucks.ac.uk or visit your nearest Students’ Union reception.

Bucks Students’ Union Student Engagement Coordinator - Uxbridge Tom Foy > 1. What made you want to work at Bucks Students’ Union? I studied at Bucks and was lucky enough to be the Students’ Union President for two years before I got this job, so I knew all about the great work that the Students’ Union was doing. > 2. What are your aims for Uxbridge in the near future? We want to get more people doing more things. Whether that’s as a Student Rep or taking part in a recreational activity, we want to increase the amount of students that come into contact with the Students’ Union and have a positive impact on their time at Bucks. > 3. How is the Union different to others? I think the main difference is that we realise not every student is a typical 18-21 year old on an undergraduate course. Over the last few years, we’ve invested heavily in staff resources to allow us to support all students who might not use our typical offer, such as free sports and night time events. We’ve opened our Advice Centre into the evening to accommodate students that study part-time or who work during the day. We have a Research Coordinator who helps us build strong evidence based arguments to take to the University to help improve the things that really matter to students, like our recent campaign for childcare. We have two Student Engagement Coordinators who are specifically responsible for engaging post graduate, part-time and students at partner colleges. These are things that most other unions and universities don’t have. > 4. Where did you study and what degree did you do? I studied here at Bucks and did Sports Management and Rugby Studies. > 5. What were you like as a university student? I was a pretty typical student, I played sport, I spent too much time in the bar and not enough time in lectures. > 6. If you could give any advice to a student, what would it be? Two things. Go to lectures and work hard, you only get one go at it unless you’re loaded so make sure you do your best. Do all the certificated extra courses, work experience, volunteering and placements you can get your hands on. Secondly get involved in the Union, it can be one of the most rewarding things you’ll do and you’ll have a great time as well. I managed to cycle to Paris, hitchhike to Tel Aviv and go on rugby tours to Slovenia, Spain and Italy all through the Students’ Union. I was also a Course Rep which led me to becoming President and gave me the career I have today. > 7. What film did you last watch? Moneyball, if you like sports it’s a must watch. > 8. Where would your ideal place to go on holiday be? The Maldives. > 9. What’s your idea of the perfect night in/out? Once upon a time it was a Wednesday night in the Union with the Rugby lads and enough snakebite to drown a cow, but now I’d have to say you can’t go far wrong with a nice meal at a good restaurant with my girlfriend and friends.

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It was the time of the year for sports teams and societies to initiate their new players. Drinks were had, people dressed up, and there were many naked bodies seen. Over the years, there have been national stories as to whether initiations should be allowed or not. Other universities have banned them completely, yet Bucks still has them. Chris Smith, Venue Manager for the Students’ Union, said that there were no incidents that took place in the union and said that, “this year was quite tame.” Rules and regulations were

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put in place and captains of sports teams had to collect forms from all players regarding things such as allergies and disabilities. Sports teams also had to tell the union what they planning on doing on the night, and more often than not this is changed in order to fit with the Students’ Union practice. Some students were not let in if they were not in a fit state, and the Union looked after them and made sure they were safe. Chris said that there has been no contact from local authorities and that the initiations were successful.

President ash.coles@bucks.ac.uk Vice President Student Involvement naomi.franco@bucks.ac.uk Vice President Education and Welfare jack.badu@bucks.ac.uk

As your Sabbatical Officers, we want you to make the most of your time here at Bucks. As you are aware tuition fees are not cheap, so make the most of your money and get involved with everything and anything you can, from volunteering, to joining a sport or society, signing up to our workshops and recreational activities and so much more. Learn something new, you never know what might come from it. You don’t realise how quick the time goes here so get that CV filled with great experiences and skills! Keep checking our website: bucksstudent.com


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First surgery of the year Monday 29 October saw Bucks Students’ Union President Ash Coles (follow @Ash_Coles on twitter) hold his first Officer Surgery of the year. Ash spoke to students about a number of issues including Freshers Fortnight feedback, the Officers’ 10 priorities for the year and Demo 2012. Ash said, “We had a great morning, managing to speak to nearly 50 students and everyone seemed really positive about the Demo.

The Ghost of Rusty’s Grandfather has removed the evil spell of rain and Students are now free to GET THEIR GROOVE ON! #thefrathouse Annis-Kate ‫‏‬ @anniskatee so glad to be a part of such a great night at @ buckssu !! I touch my boobies all the time! Naomi Franco‫‏‬ @SammyNazzy

Uxbridge Recreational Activities What: Certificated Sign Language Course When: Friday 23 November, 1pm-6pm Where: Uxbridge Campus, Room 0.07

Wahhhh last night was so good! Thank you thank you thank you so much to everyone literally get with me #boobienights #itouchmyself @buckssu Bucks SU - Uxbridge ‫‏‬ @BucksSU_UXB youtube.com/watch?v= F3VcHxyz52U&feature =plcp&noredirect=1 … #demo2012

Debate of the week If you’ve spent any amount of time in the Students’ Union bar, you’ve definitely seen the security around. You may also have seen what happens to those who break the rules, and those who are in the wrong place at the wrong time. The question is, are our security too strict? Here are some of your stories: “My friend got kicked out last year for the guy next to him pulling his own pint, and they wouldn’t even listen to his side of the story” “They seem a lot stricter this year, [but] I don’t really have a problem with them”

What: Indoor Sky Diving When: Wednesday 28 November, 8.45am -1.30pm Where: Airkix, Milton Keynes. FREE Transport provided.

I hope we can get as many Uxbridge students down to London on the day as possible. The government’s spending cuts on education and the NHS mean this is an even more worrying time for Nursing students.” He added, “Actions from the feedback from students this morning are already been put into action and we are planning to create an Uxbridge specific newsletter to keep students up to date with what activities we have going on.”

Security are there to look after us, and they are stricter than many local venues because of this responsibility. But many I’ve spoken to feel they have no way to defend themselves if they’re accused of wrongdoing. So are the methods over-aggressive? Should they listen to us more when resolving disputes, to avoid removing the wrong person from the venue? Here

Tickets for Demo 2012 are available from the Students’ Union Offices at both Uxbridge and High Wycombe and you can join the event on Facebook search ‘Bucks Students’ Union @ Demo 2012’ The next Officer surgery is on the Monday 12 November with Vice President Education and Welfare Jack Badu (@ Jack_Badu on twitter). For all the following dates for Officer Surgeries go to bucksstudent. com/uxbridge.

Health Promotion Presentations As part of the assessment for (First Year Student Nurses) taking the Health & Illness Across the Life Span module, they are required to do a group presentation on Health Promotion. Tuesday 30 October was the assessment day and they had some great posters, leaflets and information to back up their presentations. Good luck to everyone who took part in the presentation with your results! Here are just a few of the posters:

Osteoporosis - created by: Anne, Caz, Danielle, Priscillat

Bucks Christmas Fair Date: Monday 3 December Time: 11am - 3pm Venue: Uxbridge Campus, Room 0.07

Cirrhosis - created by: Benedicta, Ellie, Joel, Mikhailee

This year we have decided to hold a Christmas Fair. We have several stalls booked which will be selling a range of Christmas gifts including jewellery, children’s books, Christmas cards and various Christmas treats. If any students would like to book

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a stall or know anyone who would be interested in having a stall at our fair, please email jade.buckingham@ bucks.ac.uk. All of the stalls will be selling ideal Christmas gifts all for student prices, so don’t forget to put the date in your diary!

By: Nick Lucas are some more of your views: “[Bouncers] rarely listen” “I’ve heard stories where students think they’re unreasonable. However I personally have never had a reason to say that they’ve been unfair in a case towards me.” “I’ve seen some of them completely ignore someone when they were trying to explain something that happened […] but other times I’ve seen the same security guard actually listen to what was going on and act”

“I just think if they took a little more time hearing people out, people would think a lot more highly of them” We really want to hear your views, so you can email us at: student.editor@thebucksstudent.com or drop an opinion anonymously into the Student Shout Out box at the Students’ Union Reception in High Wycombe. This is our Union, so if enough people have an opinion then the Union are there to listen to it!


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University news Bucks is gearing up for this year’s Enterprise Festival, which takes place until 30 November with a host of exciting events at the High Wycombe and Uxbridge Campuses. Embracing the future employability of our students is a primary focus at Bucks and this year’s Enterprise Festival is key in bringing students and the wider working world together. The festival also links to National Global Entrepreneurship Week between 12-18 November, which introduces entrepreneurship to young people worldwide. Mike Watson, Enterprise Festival Organiser, said: “The Enterprise Festival presents an excellent opportunity for students to gain first-hand feedback from professionals in a range of disciplines and explore their own skills for becoming more effective and enterprising for their future careers.” The festival was launched at the Arts4Every1 Centre in High Wycombe on Monday and in the Park Room at the Uxbridge Campus today, (7 November) The Enterprise Challenge is running throughout the festival, where students are invited to work on their own or in teams on a range of enterprising ideas, with prizes for the winners. Support is provided throughout the Festival for students developing their ideas. A Skills Working Conference and Exhibition takes place at the Arts4Every1 Centre between 9.30am and 6.30pm on Wednesday 14 November, which will provide students with an excellent opportunity to come together with local commerce. There will be a host of businesses, local entrepreneurs and professional services exhibiting, presenting or hosting workshops. The Skills Working Conference and Exhibition is hosted by skillsworking.com and supported by Enterprise Bucks, Wycombe District Council, Skills Centre Bucks, Arts4every1 and Sounds Solutions Training. Networking opportunities

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Embrace personal enterprise at the Bucks Enterprise Festival

are available at the Enterprise Wednesday & Business Café on Wednesday 21 November and Wednesday 28 November between 12pm and 2pm in the Arts4Every1 Café. Dave Chaffey, the CEO and co-founder of online marketing advice publisher smartinsights.com, will be speaking at the Business Café on 28 November. Entrepreneur Maryam Zonouzi, a visiting teaching fellow at Bucks, will be speaking at the High Wycombe Campus at 2pm on Monday 19 November about a venture she set up, called My Support Broker, which uses innovative technology and a city-by-city franchise model to help disabled people plan, find, and manage their healthcare support services. Maryam will be discussing her work. Dr Allison Graham, consultant physician for spinal injuries at the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, will be giving a talk called The Guttman Legacy at the Uxbridge Campus at 2.30pm on Wednesday 28 November. Dr Graham will be talking about Dr Ludwig Guttman, who is credited with establishing the Paralympic Games and improving the medical and life care of people in the UK living with spinal injury. This year’s festival has also received great academic input, with areas including law, business, aviation and sports management incorporating special events in to their timetables. Keep an eye out for those! The Festival culminates in an awards ceremony at a Festival Gala Evening on Friday 6 December at the Arts4Every1 Centre in Desborough Road, where students’ best work will be recognised and rewarded. There will also be the chance to see the entries ‘live’ at an exhibition that will be staged on the night to showcase the work of the Enterprise Challenge entrants. For details on the range of events and activities and how to get involved in Enterprise Festival 2012 go to enterprisebucks.co.uk.

Winners from last year’s Enterprise Festival with Vice Chancellor, Prof Ruth Farwell (centre)

Police and Crime Commissioner elections: public debate at Bucks The University is hosting a public debate at the High Wycombe Campus on Wednesday 7 November, a week before the national Police and Crime Commissioner elections on 15 November. The aim is to help local people understand the role of the new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley Police and to hear from the six candidates standing for election. Chaired by Vice Chancellor Professor Ruth Farwell, the debate will enable residents to hear the different ideas, skills and experience that the candidates plan to bring to the role and to ask questions. Maurice Collins, Senior Lecturer in Policing

Studies and a former Police Inspector with Thames Valley Police, said: “Bucks New University has been involved in the policing sector for many years through its undergraduate policing courses and strong relationship with Thames Valley Police. We are therefore the ideal location to host such a debate, and to provide the neutral forum required for the candidates and members of the local public to air their views.” The debate takes place at 6.30pm-8pm on Wednesday 7 November in the Gateway Lecture Theatre. Places are limited and must be booked in advance by emailing lorna. west@bucks.ac.uk or calling 01494 603 002.

Take advantage of the FREE nightbus taking you from the SU right to your frontdoor!* Just ask the driver nicely!

*Bus starts from midnight until close. Wed & Fri only. 1.5 mile radius from the main campus only.


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The need to read section of the newspaper. Don’t miss out on the main features! Submit your articles to Section Editor Donique mustread@thebucksstudent.com

A ‘Mo’ving story... What’s a great way to help with those November Blues? Grow a beard! A great way to cheer up locals, keep warm and who can’t resist a good manly beard. Sponsored applicants who can sign up at movember.com can help raise money for prostate cancer and other issues and dilemStudent Editor mas in regards to male health. Last year, worldwide, £79.3 million was Guy Humphrey raised. Think of the shaving foam you could buy with that! The University are trying to raise as much money as they can, and you can help! By creating a page on the Movember website you can not only donate to the people doing it, but also become one of the volunteers yourself! After you’ve done that you can join the University Movember page, the account name is Movembucks, and start getting people to donate their money. Whilst an incredibly fun and student friendly thing to do, there are rules. There is to be no joining of the moustache to sideburns and you cannot grow a goatee. It has to be a moustache. No beards. Just moustaches. Think bad 1970s porn stars! Friday 2 November was the ‘Tashes and Lashes’ Movember launch night which had the volunteers there as well as fundraising for the charity and saw the official start of the month long campaign. There will be a finale on Friday 29 November where we will see how much we have raised as well as there being live acts and bands to make the night complete. If you’re feeling proud of you tash, whether you be male or female, feel free to send a picture or link a picture on the Bucks SU Facebook page. You may be in the next edition of The Bucks Student!

It’s that time of year again, the leaves have fallen and it’s time to get your ‘tashes out. Ladies and gentlemen: welcome the month of Movember. For those who have been living under a rock for the last few years, Movember (named after the month of November) is a worldwide charity event in which fundraisers grow moustaches in order to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. Last year Movember raised a whopping £22 million in the UK alone. This year’s charity event is destined to be the biggest and best Movember yet. With that said, it’s time to reject your razor for thirty days and raise some money for cancer. The Bucks Student speaks to Jessica Downie, winner of “Best Moustache” at the Bucks Movember Awards 2011. Jessica, who grew an exotic moustache shape into her lady growth,raised almost £200 towards the Movember charity last year. Her personal experience with prostate cancer is an inspiring one; the disease sadly took her Grandfather’s life last summer. “When I found out that my grandfather had developed prostate cancer, I didn’t even know what a prostate was!” Jess admits. “I think people need to be educated more about the symptoms of prostate cancer, I think that charities such as Movember are definitely a step in the right direction.” The prostate gland which only exists in men, is usually the size of a walnut and lies underneath the bladder. John Downie, Jess’ Grandfather was officially diagnosed with prostate cancer in late 2009. The alarm bells were raised when Jess’s Grandmother discovered a leaflet at her place of work as part of the Movember campaign. She noticed that John

“I think people need to be educated more about the symptoms of prostate cancer, I think that charities such as Movember are definitely a step in the right direction.” had similar symptoms to those expressed on the leaflet. “My dad and a few of my closest family members went with my grandfather to obtain the results of his test. I remember my dad calling me soon afterwards, I just knew.” Discovering a family member has a terminal illness is one of the most difficult situations to come to terms with, particularly at a young age, Jess explains how she came to terms with her Grandfather’s illness. “I cried a lot that day. I tried to block out the thoughts, tried to forget that it was happening. I guess you could say that I was in denial.” The cancer spread quickly and Jess’ family was told from diagnosis that the cancer was terminal, “he was originally given four years to live and in the end he didn’t even get two. He lost his life after a twenty month battle with prostate cancer.” John Downie was admitted to the Hospice of St. Francis early 2011, an independent institution funded almost entirely by public donations. The hospice situated in Buckinghamshire provides free specialist care to terminally ill patients, they receive only 20% funding from the NHS. “My Mother survived cervical cancer twice, so I’ve always been familiar with the act of

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fundraising.” Jess took part in a ‘Midnight Walk’ to raise money for the hospice whilst her Grandfather was in their care; it became natural to her to sport a ‘tashe for the Movember charity. “During his battle with cancer, my Grandfather went through a series of up and down periods. He was discharged from the hospice; he started to make good progress. He was readmitted back to the hospice after a short period, we were told then that he could die at any day - it was devastating.” The cancer spread fast, by the time it reached his bones he could hardly talk. Jess reminisces the day of John’s departure, “I remember it being a really beautiful Sunday morning. I received a text from my Grandmother whilst I was at work, she told me that ‘today might be the day.’ I visited my Granddad for the last time with my family, we cried, we were emotional, and then we became very relaxed. We were with him all day and ended up staying the night, I told my Nan to call me if anything was happening. Later that evening my Auntie came into the room screaming and I ran by his bedside. I was so upset that I was almost sick.” John sadly lost his battle with prostate cancer, a month before Jess’ eighteenth birthday. “He looked so peaceful lying there in his bed; I believe that was how he would have wanted it.” “We all wore blue at his funeral to represent prostate cancer, it was also the colour that suited my Grandfather the most” whilst the funeral was a sad event for Jess and her family, it was also a celebration of John’s life. “We called his wake an ‘after party’ because it sounded less morbid,” John had nine Grandchildren who all let off blue balloons in representation of his battle with prostate cancer. Jess’ story highlights the devastating impact of prostate cancer, not only to the patient but to the family. It is estimated that two thirds of prostate cancer patients are aged 65 or over: cancer took John’s life at the age of 66. Prostate cancer is now the second most common cancer seen in males next to lung cancer and now accounts for 7% of new cancers worldwide. Movember isn’t just for the guys “anyone can do it, girls shouldn’t be embarrassed about doing it, after all it’s for a good cause.” Last year in particular, there’s been a rise in female participants or “Mo Sista’s” at Bucks. Registration is simple and within five minutes you’ll be reeling the cash in. Log onto uk.movember.com and start posting!


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The Amanda Todd Story

Jailbreak 2012 So Jailbreak is about to start! On Friday 10 November people will be hitching, hiking, climbing mountains and getting on airplanes to try and become the winners of the charity event! Or, you might see a group of people trying to get For those who weren’t aware, Jailbreak is a charity event run by RAG (Raise and Give) which sees teams being sponsored and trying to get as far away from Bucks New University - many people have tried - as they can. In past years notable efforts have been Morroco as well as Calais. The big question now is, whether that distance will be beaten? The two charities that will be seeing the big bucks will be Rafe’s Place, a charity trying to help youth in and around Buckinghamshire, and The Pepper Foundation, a charity helping fund home care for

ill children in the Buckinghamshire area. Friday 9 November sees a Cops and Robbers themed night at Flirt! where all participants will be presented trying to get sponsors as well as Hitch - the charity hitchhike to either Morroco or Croatia - will be there to try and get people signed up! As the November blues are in full swing and many are in need of a laugh or a burst of inspiration, here are a few thoughts of people that want to do Jailbreak:

So you have read about Jailbreak and want to know what it’s really like. Why not get the winner’s story? Becky Powell, a 20-year-old third year Music and Live Events Management student was the lucky winner! > Q. Why did you want to do Jailbreak? Originally I just wanted to do it because it sounded like a lot of fun! > Q. How much money did you raise? Overall we raised £370 for last year’s RAG charities.

Most teenagers dream of becoming famous, being known by everyone. For 15 year old Amanda Todd becoming “famous” was her worst nightmare and ultimately led to her taking her own life on October 10 this year. At the tender age of 12 a young Amanda found herself under the influence of an older man on a chat site and flashed her breast, a year later the 32 year old man from British Columbia, in America, plastered the images of a topless Amanda over the internet. That same year the man tracked her down and threatened to expose her if she did not ‘give him a show.’ When she refused he set up a Facebook account with a list of her friends and used her topless picture as his profile photo. This picture quickly spread around her school and classmates, which then saw Amanda being faced with cyber bullies and was diagnosed with depression. Although she moved to a new school the bullying soon began all over again. On September 7 of this year she posted a silent video on YouTube, using only a stack of flash cards. She starts with “I’ve decided to tell you about my never ending story”. She tells the story of when she was attacked by an older girl who was also seeing her boyfriend at the time as well as telling viewers about the numerous times she tried to commit suicide. This video was seen by over a million people, and just a few weeks after posting this video she was found hanged in her room. Bullying affects millions of children and adults all over the UK. For most people, with the help of counselling and mentors, they are able to move on from their bullying. However for some, the only way out is to take their own lives. November 19 starts Anti-Bullying week. In these seven days if you haven’t already done something to help someone who is being bullied or you are being bullied yourself, now is your chance. Here’s another idea, just be nice to someone. If you see someone who is feeling down let them know that they’re not alone, bullying is unacceptable no matter what form it takes. Find out more about Anti-Bullying Week 2012 go to beatbullying.org/abw2012. Must Read Section Editor Donique Lindsay

> Q. What were the good parts about doing it? The generosity of strangers once we’d explained what we were doing was amazing! One guy, Rou, took us all the way from Dover to the north of Spain. He’d originally planned to stop off in Calais to sleep because he’d been driving all night, but the more time we spent talking to him about what we were doing the more he wanted to help. He just kept driving until he physically couldn’t anymore – for over twelve hours straight! Another guy was heading to southern Spain for work, but went significantly out of his way to drop us off in Madrid first. Arriving in

“I’m not particularly fussed about winning, but I think it’s an interesting way to raise money Student Editor for ‘The Pepper Foundation’ Guy Humphrey and ‘Rafe’s place’ both amazing charities dedicated to helping children.” - Cath “The idea of just going to a different country because I can get there for free is exhilarating! I will also feel a huge sense of achievement by completing it and being able to raise as much money as I can. I am really looking forward to it!” - Nikki “I love meeting new people and going new places and this is just the perfect way to experience both. I hope to reach at least France and I love that we are doing this without any money of our own.” - Sophia

Madrid half an hour before the 48 hours was up was one of the most satisfying and exciting feelings ever! > Q. What were the bad parts? We had a lot of luck on the way with the people we met, but we had so many low points! We arrived in Lewisham 16 hours after we started...you can get public transport there from Wycombe in under two hours! We spent over three hours at the ferry port asking anyone and everyone for lifts, which is enough to destroy all morale! By the time we got onto the ferry we had less than 24 hours to go, but we were just so excited to make it out of the UK!

some police in the street what we were doing and asked them if there was anywhere they knew of where we could sit for free that was warm for a few hours, and they directed us to the police station. > Q. If you could tell anyone who is doing Jailbreak this year anything, what would it be? To anyone going on Jailbreak this year – be enthusiastic, and don’t be disheartened by rejection! Every place we stopped at we spent at least two hours trying to get a lift to the next! It’s so easy to just give up, but all things considered, Jailbreak 2011 was one of the best weekends of my life.

> Q. How far did you get? Eventually, we made it to Madrid with half an hour to spare. > Q. Any interesting stories? We spent the first night sleeping on the floor of a police station! After arriving in Lewisham we decided to try and catch the National Express bus to Dover, which wasn’t until 8am. After walking for an hour in complete silence, in what we thought was the direction of the motorway to keep warm, we explained to

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Welfare campaign - Rusty says Relax

Stress, what it is and how to avoid it. This month’s welfare campaign is ‘Rusty say Relax’ and is all about how to find out what stresses you out and giving you an opportunity to chill out! Whether it’s exams, money or relationship drama, we’ve got hints and tips to help you out. Hopefully you caught us in person at our chill out areas last week, but if not read on or visit the Advice Centre to catch up with one of our Advisers. > 5. Avoid unnecessary conflict What can we do about stress? Do not be too argumentative. Is it really worth the stress? Look for win Stress in itself is not an illness, but the symptoms of stress can lead win situations. Look for a resolution to a dispute where both parties can to serious health issues if they are not addressed. It is important to achieve a positive outcome. Find out what the real cause of the problem What is stress? recognise the symptoms of stress and identify what is causing the stress. is and deal with it. Some stress can be avoided completely and by recognising what Most of us need a degree of pressure to achieve the things we want or causes you to feel stressed you can work out how to avoid these need to do. However when we feel under more pressure than we can > 6. Accept the things you cannot change cope with - either mentally and/or physically - we experience stress. triggers. For most of us however some stress is unavoidable, but there Changing a difficult situation is not always possible. If this proves to be When stressed this triggers our bodies to produce a surge of hormones are ways we can manage stress more effectively and coping strategies to the case, recognise and accept things as they are and concentrate on all to enable us to deal with the pressure or threat, this is often referred to minimise the mental and physical symptoms. that you do have control over. as the flight or fight response. Once the pressure or threat has passed Bucks top ten stress busting tips our hormone levels should return to normal, but if the pressure or threat > 7. Take time out to relax and recharge your batteries continues then these hormone levels remain high and we experience Make sure there is time during your week to completely relax and symptoms of stress. > 1. Manage your time more effectively recharge your batteries. This is particularly important if you need to If you feel you have too much to do make a list of what needs to be fit a part time job around your course work. Take regular breaks when done and then order the list in terms of priority. Do the important tasks What are the symptoms of stress? completing assignments etc. as you will perform more effectively after The physical symptoms of stress can include: sleeping problems, first. Try to plan ahead: if you have an assignment deadline don’t put off even a short 10/15 minute break, easily making up the time you used sweating, loss of appetite, difficulty concentrating, headaches, muscle starting it until the last moment, work out how much time you will need relaxing. There are many ways to relax: for a short simple meditation go tension or pain, and dizziness. to complete it and then add some extra time, so if something goes wrong to bucksstudent.com/welfarecampaigns. with your schedule you’ll avoid that night before the deadline panic! The mental symptoms can include: anxiety, irritability, low self esteem, racing thoughts, worrying constantly or going over things in > 8. Find time to meet friends your head. You may notice that you lose your temper more easily, drink > 2. Adopt a healthy lifestyle Friends can ease work troubles and help us see things in a different way. The healthier we are the better we cope with stress. The three basics more or act unreasonably. The activities we engage in with friends help us relax and we will often for good health are a balanced diet, exercise and a good night’s sleep. have a good laugh. Join one of the many Students’ Union societies or Getting these three basic areas of our lives right most of the time is try some of the recreational activities on offer: it’s all free. To see what’s vital in combating the symptoms of stress. If you don’t do regular available visit bucksstudent.com/studentactivities. physical activities consider taking up one of the free sports offered by the SU: you can see what’s available by visiting bucksstudent.com/ > 9. Try to see things differently, develop a positive thinking style studentactivities. If something is concerning you, try to see it differently. Talk over your problem with somebody before it gets out of proportion. Often, talking > 3. Know your limitations and do not take on too much to a friend/colleague/family member will help you see things from a We can cause ourselves a great deal of stress because we like people to different and less stressful perspective. You may also need to consider like us and don’t want to let people down. We then end up doing more professional help in order to achieve the desired outcome and prevent than we should. Learn to be assertive so that you can say no without ill health and/or burnout. See above for the Counselling Service details, upsetting or offending anyone, and avoid late night socialising if you visit your GP, or come and have a chat with an Adviser in the Students’ have a lecture, seminar or placement the next morning. Union Advice Centre. > 4. Find out what causes you stress Think about what is worrying you and try to change your thoughts and behaviour to reduce it. If you need help with this or are experiencing a debilitating degree of anxiety then consider contacting the University’s Counselling Service counselling@bucks.ac.uk or 01494 605 018.

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> 10. Avoid alcohol, nicotine and caffeine as coping mechanisms Long-term, these faulty coping mechanisms will just add to the problem. For example, caffeine and nicotine are stimulants, too much and the body reacts to this with the stress response increasing or even causing anxiety symptoms. Alcohol is a depressant!


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As this month is Stress Awareness month The Bucks Student has provided you with some useful tips to help you unwind and de-stress. > 1. As soon as the word stress is mentioned in a beauty context the immediate remedy I think to myself is lavender. Part of the mint family, there are almost forty different types of lavender and it tends to relax and lift one’s mood. If you have had a particularly bad day at university or work, or just ache from that workout at the gym, taking a bath with lavender bubble bath, soap or shower gel can just relax you and will help you have a good sleep making you feel much better in the morning. Putting lavender on your bed sheets will also help you sleep too! > 2. If acne is your issue and you tend to breakout when you are stressed lavender will help you immensely. Other things that will also help are aloe vera, blueberries and garlic as they are natural antioxidants as well as bergamot and witch-hazel. Any skincare products with these in will help your skin dramatically. There are a huge variety of products with them in and can be picked up from almost anywhere selling skin care items. > 3. Try and keep your hands and hair away from your face. It is a common misconception that people prone to spots and acne are dirty. Put simply, spots just happen. The majority of people get them and there isn’t much you can do about them. However, you can reduce the look of them and how often you get spots. One of the ways of doing this is keeping your hands and hair away from your face as they tend to carry germs and dirt from anywhere and everywhere, and can cause breakouts. > 4. Don’t use so much makeup. So you’ve woken up the morning after the night before, got out the shower and noticed that you have a lovely pimple the size of the London Eye on your face. The reason: you didn’t wash off your makeup. Try and not wear as much if you are worried about spots. It can be an quick fix putting on a lot of makeup to cover up acne; and that’s exactly what it is - a quick fix. The makeup will sink into your pores and clog them up et voila a lovely spot. Making sure you take off your makeup at night should help with your getting rid of those pesky pimples.

> 5. If uni work is getting you down and stressed, take time away from it. Of course if you have left writing your assessment to the night before then this cannot be done, but if you have planned right, then taking a bit of time out could actually benefit you. Watch a film. Cook yourself some food, or just socialise. Procrastination can actually be good for you, and doing something that you find enjoyable will relax you. > 6. If you have certain personal issues that are affecting you such as health, fitness or family issues, then there are plenty of things you could do to combat them. Health and fitness wise it is best to see a professional and get the required help you need. There is no point staying quiet at times like this. The same goes for family issues. If something is affecting you and you want to stop it then maybe it would be best to tackle the issue head on and tell them exactly what’s on your mind. > 7. Eat. Sounds simple and we all need it to live but one of the first things that tends to go when we are stressed is our appetite. Now I’m not saying that you should force feed yourself but if you are stressed, why not have your favourite meal or food no matter how fattening? > 8. Focus on what you have done, not what you haven’t. If people are racing ahead of you or are doing things you want to do, don’t get envious or anxious about yourself, just think of what you have achieved. It may be something that another wants to do, so think yourself lucky! > 9. Stay active. Exercising, socialising and just getting a bit of fresh air can help lift your mood. Laughter also does too. Don’t fake it, but talking to a friend that you find funny, or watching a comedy show can make you feel better. Hopefully these tips should help but if you feel like you are so stressed you don’t know what to do, then talk to the Advice Centre at the University for more details.

Student Editor Guy Humphrey

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How to deal with culture shock If you’re planning to go on exchange or relocate when you graduate, you’ll probably spend the first few months in the new place in a state of culture shock. Leaving your home and starting fresh can be an extremely stressful experience. Even though you might have everything planned and prepared for, the effects of this change of scenery may take you by surprise.

“I still look the wrong way when I cross the street!” Even though I’ve only been here for 3 months now, I still find it hard to adjust to certain things; I still look the wrong way when I cross the street, I have yet to find the best brand of bread and I can’t get used to the fact that most restaurants don’t sell salads. I managed to recognise 5 stages in the culture shock experience: > 1. The ‘Honeymoon’ stage: It’s the first few weeks in the new place. You’ll feel motivated and excited, eager to try new things. > 2. The ‘Distress’ stage: This usually kicks in after a month or so. You start feeling confused, isolated and inadequate. Your family is not on immediate availability to support you and you start regretting the change. > 3. The ‘Re-Integration’ stage: At this stage, you may start to feel angry, frustrated, and even hostile to the new culture. You’ll start comparing local habits to your own cultural habits. You’ll reconnect with your culture from home and start feeling proud of it. You’ll try to find local communities from back home, and look for places that sell local food and newspapers. This stage can be also described as the ‘Homesick’ stage. > 4. The ‘Autonomy’ stage: You’re starting to accept the changes. You feel more relaxed, and things come to you more easily. You’ve found your own little place in the new culture. You’ve made friends that you’re feel comfortable with. > 5. The ‘Independent’ stage: Fun! This is when you feel like a local, when you start acting like a tour guide to all the other newbies around. You feel good, confident and you know when you can buy the cheapest fruits and which pizza is best. You’re part of the new society and you love it. So for all of you who are planning a big change, don’t worry, it will all come together in the end! After Hours Section Editor Yael Rivniker

LGBT Fellowship Watford Methodist Circuit 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. 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 2 December For more info contact Rachel and Sarah e: lgbchristianbook@tiscali.co.uk w:berrylanemethodistchurch.wordpress.com 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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A round-up of SU nightlife plus entertainment news and reviews. Submit your articles to Section Editor Yael afterhours@thebucksstudent.com Interview with the band

Lucy Rose Lucy Rose is a 22 year old British singer songwriter. Performing for many festivals over the years, she recently performed at the Students’ Union. Bucks FM caught up with her. > We’re here with Lucy Rose, so how has your tour been so far? Lucy Rose: It’s been really good. This is only day four out of a five week long tour, so it’s just the beginning. I’m sure two weeks in I’ll be saying other things, but so far so good. > Has it been a very rock n roll tour? The opposite of that! > (laughs) yeah, were you back in bed by 12 o’ clock? Literally I am not even kidding its exactly it, I’m the least rock n roll person of all time. I think that’s the only way that it will keep me sane. I’ll have a cup of tea and read a book like an absolute Grandma.

is a landstone but a hangover tip, what did I used to have? I used to go to Wagamammas a lot. Easily my favourite restaurant in the world, and it’s really healthy. I never went to university so I missed out on this whole intense drinking experience. > I think that’s a good thing for your own health (laughs) Seriously like, all my mates at uni had an intense drinking few months, specially at the beginning until 3rd year when they actually had to work, it was 2 years of intense partying. > Did you ever get involved in Freshers or anything like that? I went once up to Nottingham, to see my friend and we went on this night out and went to this club and I never go clubbing and all the floor was really sticky and I went into the girls toilets and there was like four girls being sick into one bin! I suppose during Freshers though you have to go out at 7pm. And all that initiation stuff, what is the point?

“you got off lightly with some winey bread.” > That’s the best way to be! Do you have any odd requests on your rider? Like the famous one where they wanted a bowl of M&M’s without the brown ones. We asked for Borroca. > That’s a good shout! That’s a student thing to have. Yeah we’re trying to keep lots of vitamins on tour. There are a lot of us, as soon as one person comes down with something it just goes round the van. > Then everyone gets ill. Do you have any hangover tips that you can give to us? Oh, hangover tips! It’s been a long time since I last drank anything. I haven’t drunk anything for two months and I’m not drinking anything until New Years Eve. I think it’s easy because beforehand I used to drink more, well I just used to drink normal and have a few drinks now and again and then I think with touring and being a singer it’s actually a bit of a nightmare. So, everyone else can have a few drinks, and I think if I feel a bit groggy the next day, it just feels like, the feeling I get after doing a really good show, is so much better than any feeling a few beers can give me. So, I want to try and achieve that every night in a way and then it’s just become almost a bit of a challenge, New Years Eve which

> I know! Last year was horrible, they made me eat bread that had been soaked in wine That sounds quite delicious! > No it really wasn’t! I’m not a fan of wine, so. Lucy Rose: I’ve heard worse than that, you got off lightly with some winey bread. > Back on subject, your video ‘Bikes’ where did you get the inspiration for it? Honestly, it was just a really weird idea, because the song is called ‘Bikes’ but it actually has very little relevance to bikes what so ever, so I was like maybe I should just do a massive motorbike, in the desert and carried on thinking, with loads of burley men and I was like screw it I might actually pitch this. I had a meeting with my label and they were like “have you got any ideas for the video?” And I was like, well actually I’m thinking this, I said it and I did this long speech, I’m going to smash this chair over someone’s back and this milk is going to come down the bar and I’m going to catch it and then I get a bottle smashed on my head and then we’re on these bikes in the desert and I finished and they were like “okay, lets do this” and I was like oh my god and it was just mad.


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> Where did you film it then? We filmed it 4 hours out of LA. > I bet the flight was pretty long, like an eight hour flight? Twelve! I flew Monday 12 hours, landed Tuesday morning, just started filming Tuesday morning, all Tuesday, all of Wednesday and flew back on Thursday, landed on Friday ended up getting, I literally ran, I don’t know how I did it, from my flight to another flight to Manchester, so I got off one flight and I was like dead got onto another one got to Manchester the van turned up with the band in picked me up we drove straight to a festival and we arrived 30 minutes before stage time. > What festival was that? Kendal Calling, it’s a really good festival. > Seeing as we’re talking about festivals… Reading or Leeds? This is a difficult question, because they’ve both got their good things and their bad things. Yeah, my mate went to Leeds and I went to Reading so we’re trying to decide which is better In all honesty, Reading you know is Reading. It’s probably more well known. It’s the one that everyone talks about. If you go backstage there’s too many people strutting around like Billy Big Balls. When you go to Leeds it’s like a proper festival feel, like everyone is up for it, it’s like doing gigs outside of London. > When I went to Reading this year I found it too much, like everyone was trying to overdo it, whereas at Leeds I think you get the nice normal people. Yeah no one is trying to make a big deal out of it.

writing I think my parents were like, ‘where the hell has this come from? You were terrible at English at school?’ I think it’s just its simple. I don’t overthink them. You know sometimes when you listen to a song and you’re like I’m not sure what they’re singing about, I think every time you hear one of my songs, you know what I’m talking about. My lyrics are just really simple and they’re just feelings that are felt. > You recorded your album in your house, how was it? It was amazing, the best decision I’ve ever made. The sound was really low-fi. You get a certain sound when you’re in big posh expensive studios which sounds amazing and we did it in my parents family room. We literally moved the sofa to one side, and set up a computer and did it there. The gear we just borrowed from friends and people in London and just drove it to the country side and recorded an album in front of the fire in my parents family room. It was really good. The dogs were lying there and I wasn’t under any pressure. I was doing the vocals and my producer Charlie was like, ‘I can hear the dogs breathing, we need to move them,’ and I’ll be like, ‘but they’re so happy by the fire, can we just leave them?’ > That’s really nice, puts a homely feel to the album You’ve got dog snoring, mum shouting dinner; she suddenly had the entire band moving in. My dad had someone to watch football with.

“You’ve got dog snoring, mum shouting dinner!” > And Leeds has raves that go on til 6am in the morning Reading has riots! Somebody stole the top of my tent! My tent got burnt down once at Reading, totally mad! > Maybe I’ll try Leeds then. What were the best bands you saw at the festivals? I absolutely love a band called Peace, they’re wicked, they’re from Birmingham, great band. There were so many good bands! I saw We Are Augustines playing before us and they were really good. Savages were really great and I mainly just watched the bands that were on in the tent that I was in. Alt J was on, they were great and obviously The Cure are amazing. > Did you meet anyone and get star struck? I walked off stage and the good thing about R&L for me was I got to do my thing and then I got to sing with Bombay Bicycle Club, but I walked off stage after singing with Bombay and The Cure seem to be big fans of them. I walked off and the bass player of The Cure was there and went “Hello Lucy Rose”. He said my name and I was like ‘Oh My God’, just flipping out. But I knew I couldn’t freak out, so I was like ‘oh hi’, playing along. I was really freaking out inside; I was like this is the biggest moment of my life ever, the bass player of The Cure just said my name. > Got any new and upcoming artists you’d recommend? So many! My friends band the escapists is really good, Peace is, honestly I’d go on about Peace forever, but if you’re going to check out a new band, they’re amazing, their new EP called Delicious is wicked! > Your lyrics are really quite poetic, I find them really nice, where do you get your lyrical influence from? I just don’t over think it, hopefully people like my lyrics cause they’re really important to me, but one thing was that I was really bad at English at school, it was not my forte, so going into song

> Are you a football fan? Massive football fan, it’s embarrassing. It’s actually not embarrassing cause im a big strong supporter of the sky blue army which is Coventry city. > Whats the most exciting place that your career has taken you so far? Apart from LA. It’s difficult because I’m on the road constantly touring. I think that’s the most important thing to me and in the next month I’m going to visit 26 different cities. Each of them are as important to me as the other one, so it’s difficult to say. I think the best place is being on the road, and travelling from city to city every night like last night we played a gig in Cambridge; the night before we did a gig in Nottingham. There’s something quite amazing about that, especially when you’re travelling around in Europe. > I’d love that, seeing new things all the time! Seeing new venues! (laughs) > Have you ever been really nervous at a gig? I’m always nervous, this time before the gig, My stomach has just flipped now thinking about the gig tonight, you’ve distracted me for a while but I’m absolutely a nervous wreck always. > You would be though, they always say you have to be nervous to be good. I think to get your adrenaline pumping or something. > Do you have any tips for aspiring musicians? I think the main thing is songs, it depends what you want to be, but if I wanted to be a songwriter and I wanted to sing my own songs and that was important to me, you’ve got to work on your craft and working on the song writing is the most important thing out of everything really. If you write a song that somebody can relate to and it makes somebody feel something when they hear it you’re achieving something. Cat Jeynes and James Cordeiro Bucks FM

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Kodaline The New Mumfords?

If you’re an indie fan and keep track of the chart, you probably noticed a new name in the last few weeks. Kodaline, who just released a brand new EP entitled The Kodaline, are a group of childhood friends from Swords, Ireland. The first thing that comes up when listening to the first track, All I Want, is ‘am I listening to the new Mumford and Sons?’. However, after listening to the rest of the EP, you’ll find a mixture of styles and catchy tunes.

They worked on this EP with Steve Harris, who worked with Dave Matthew’s band and U2. Sure, you can hear a bit of Coldplay here and there, but the fact is this is an excellent EP that sets high expectations from Kodaline in the future. They are currently supporting We Are Augustins and the Temper Trap, and you can catch them live next month is London. After Hours Section Editor Yael Rivniker


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Do You Think Of Me

Genre 2 : Trip-Hop Imagine the hardware store paint mixer…

Ever since she first graced our TV screens last year on X Factor singing ‘Respect’ by Aretha Franklin and when she impressed the audience with her awesome urban twist on Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’, it couldn’t be denied that Misha Bryan had bags of talent and star quality and arguably should have been last year’s winner. Being a follow up to debut single ‘Homerun’, ‘Do You Think Of Me’ sees Misha B open up about her personal life, singing about her experience of growing up without her mother, who gave her away to her aunt when she was three months old. Produced by London production trio TMS, who has also produced songs for Emeli Sande, Tinchy Stryder and Professor Green, the up tempo dancepop ballad starts with Misha B singing about the absence of someone close, singing ‘I’m living by the telephone, you never call back’ over a catchy dance beat. The song then builds, with big synths and piano melodies coming in as Misha B sings about ‘staying strong’ and her lost love being a ‘life away’, before the song erupts into the emotional chorus. Misha B reaches out to her estranged mother belting out, ‘…I just wonder what you’re doing now, do you think of me’ over an up tempo tribal-influenced dance beat layered with organ house synths and piano keys. However, the song reaches its high point during its last half, when Misha B sings ‘…you’re my somebody, everybody’ with backing vocals from a choir. The choir makes the song soar to another dimension, amplifying the message behind the song making the dance ballad even more heart-felt and more positive towards the end. Do You Think Of Me’s particularly poignant lyrics, written by Misha B herself, as well as the song’s personal nature, sets it apart from other current songs heard at the moment. It also effortlessly showcases Misha B’s powerful voice and talented song-writing skills and should be Number one! Do You Think Of Me is out now!

By: Stefan Miller

...You choose the colour of your dreams, the colour that will create the perfect matt, satin or glossy mood for your perfect environment. You take it to the machine. Enter the code. It mixes together pure pigments, true colours to result in… usually… just another version of cream. However, there are only three primary colours and mixing them in differing proportions will get you any number of shades of brown and the music industry mixes a lot of brown. There’s a store cupboard in a basement, where all the primary genres are stored. Every time there is a dip in sales, or things get a bit too Bieber. The caretaker with the face of Keith Richards and the mind of John Peel, who wears a B&Q staff apron, plumbs the depths of the store cupboard. He picks two genres and chooses the adjective and puts them into the paint mixer. In his own time he delivers upstairs the mix and its marketing term of the month. In 1994, Andy Pemberton put on the orange apron and coined trip-hop in the June edition of Mixmag, describing the head-nodding instrumentals of DJ Shadow’s ‘In flux’ and the early Chemical Brothers. Here he describes the colour of his mix: “This is trip hop, a deft fusion of head nodding beats, supa-phat bass and an obsessive attention to the kind of otherworldly sounds usually found on acid house records. It comes from the suburbs, not the streets, and with no vocals you don’t need to be American to make it sound convincing. All you need are crazy beats and f****d up sounds and you’ve got the most exciting thing to happen to hip-hop in a long time. Right now there are bedroom homeboys making innovative, tripped out hip-hop that is nothing like the US blueprint of slamming beats and cunning rhymes. And it all started with one strange record.” What to listen to if you want to listen to Trip-Hop. > Massive Attack Massive Attack’s first album ‘Blue Lines’ was released in 1991 to great acclaim in the UK. ‘Blue Lines’ was a defining album of a peculiarly British hip-hop and this album included the famous masterpiece ‘Unfinished Sympathy’. While their rhythms were largely sample-based, they are not hip-hop songs in any conventional sense. They are Trip-hop. There have been many ill-advised attempts at Trip-hop and it appears to be rather easy to create bad Trip-Hop. There are too many whining women (Bjork) or works that go into the realms of elevator music and as Dylan sang “Too much of nothing can make a man ill at ease”. However,

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By: Sorcha Collister Massive Attack does it well. Most people have heard of Massive Attack. The most known of their work is ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ (the video with the woman walking down the street in one take, impressive). What you may not have realised is that they have a large and genius back catalogue and are still creating. Recently they released ‘Heligoland’, which came a long 19 years after ‘Blue Lines’. It doesn’t have the intensity of their early work, which was frequently labelled Genius, but is a surreal, melancholic trip, which is warm and alluring. I would hugely encourage hearing both of these albums, legally, stream-ey vinyl-ey or intravenously. They deserve at least a little of your undivided precious time.

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Perfect mix of Trip and Hop: DJ Shadow

> DJ Shadow Beginning with ‘In/Flux’ which sparked the Trip-hop world in 1994 and has had a continuous flow of albums straight through until now, 2k12. Although some think he peaked at ‘Endtroducing’ 18 years of work is going to create highs and lows for fans. Personally, many under the Trip-hop label offer too much trip not enough hop, Shadow’s music is a diverse mix of samples, a music pirates dream. so much looted treasure carried on a moody seascapes of funk and bass. His early albums are, to me personally, the better. The most interesting artists evolve and inevitably some listeners are left behind in their roots. Shadow evolved somewhat from his Triphop roots, opting to engage in collaborations as opposed to sampling. In particular the album ‘The Outsider’ alienates everyone who has ever been a Shadow fan. From heavy Kasabian Guitars on ‘The Tiger’, to almost ridiculous ‘What Have I Done’ featuring Charalambides’ Christina Carter, both this track and the album title are both well named. Overlooking this, all of his albums have flashes of brilliance, and as always some will be more dazzled than others. It is easy to appreciate DJ Shadow’s endurance and skill, just not his modesty. His own press release failed to highlight his persistence choosing to declare him as “genius”. Perhaps his promoters could have reflected on what Calvin Coolidge said: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” And DJ Shadow has certainly been persistent.

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We went to see a production of ‘Bouncers’ at the Swan Theatre, in High Wycombe, running from Tuesday 16 October to Saturday 20 October then moving on tour to other venues. Watershed Productions, the independent theatre production company, founded by Chris Wallis, are normally known for their touring family theatre shows. However, they have taken a step away from this by touring ‘Bouncers’ which appeals to the student and mature population alike. The play focuses on four bouncers; Lucky Eric, Judd, Ralph and Les, and their experiences of a Friday night on the doors of Asylum and what they really think about the boys and girls who’re out and getting drunk. Writer and director John Godber made the decision to update the show, which was originally performed in 1977, rewriting certain scenes and setting the production in 2012, giving it a solid moral message. The play comes across as a warning to the younger audience about the dangers of excess on a night out. Although it’s been modernised the play’s underlying original message is still relevant and we, as students of around the same age as Susie and her friends, were shocked by how accurate the portrayal of the typical Friday night out was; having seen a ‘Sexy Susie’ struggle in her heels, having met a drunken ‘Kev’ on a night out and having used the ‘bathroom’ excuse to shake off a persistent admirer. This echoes one of John Godbers’ opinions that “a joke only works if it’s painfully true”. Bouncers is a hilariously funny, modern classic of a play, and this production was no exception. The cast of four experienced performers (Ace Bhatti, Don Gilet, William Ilkley and Ian Reddington) - who have all appeared in a variety of film, TV and radio roles - looked like they were having enormous fun interacting with the audience in their assorted characters. The fact that the entire cast was made up of only four actors allowed them to demonstrate their abilities, whilst adding to the comedy factor of the piece. The production is a brilliant piece of physical theatre which breaks down the 4th wall, allowing the audience to feel part of the show. We would both recommend going to see the show; it’s a great night out and very funny, although in some parts it is like looking into a mirror on one of your own nights out! Next stop for the production is in Stoke at the Regent Theatre from the 31 October to 3 November, if you get chance to see it, go as it’s guaranteed to be a night to remember!

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Movie reviews

Skyfall has risen to Living as a poor Skyfall (12A) Released 26/10/12 (UK) student with not Running time: 143 min much money to spend on extraneous items such as music, video games or food (alcohol not included), I found to have shocked myself by not only attending a Saturday peak time screening of the latest instalment of the bond franchise, but I have just recently been to view it again; and it is safe to say I enjoyed just as much the second time as I did the first. The 23rd Bond film, Skyfall (directed by Sam Mendes of American Beauty fame), sees a broken James Bond (Daniel Craig) come back from apparently being dead, chase assassins and spies half way round the world and back again after the MI6 head quarters in London were subject to a cyber terrorist bomb attack. The action kicks off in the heart of Istanbul after a MI6 hard drive was stolen by a sternfaced assassin. This car-chase come rooftopmotorcycle-rally come train-surfing-fight scene, which also features the destruction of 3 wing mirrors (this is important), pushes the audience directly into the action and sets up the style of the film very nicely, with clear, concise steadily filmed camera work combined with quick, punchy cuts where due, and a gritty brown tint to the film. This scene ends with Bond’s accomplice, Eve MP (Naomi Davies) accidently shooting 007 who then plummets to a supposedly watery grave allowing the assassin, and the hard drive, to escape. The film’s next and only other exotic location is China which sees a very arty, silhouetted fight scene half way up a Shanghai sky scraper and a 3 on 1 fight in a Macau casino which ends up with a man being eaten by a dragon... I kid you not! Bond, and the audience, is eventually introduced to the villain in the film. Silva (Javier Bardem) is an ex MI6 operative out for revenge. The Spanish actor Bardem who is probably most famous prior to the film for his countless award winning role in No Country For Old Men (2007), is probably the one thing which makes this film what it is. His entrance

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to the screen is a long, not cuts, slight zoom and tilt shot (which I assure is a very brave thing to do in a film) with his character reciting an anecdote as to how his Grandmother cleared rats off her island. Bardem’s confident, smooth and menacing portrayal is perfect - no other way of putting it. Silva is a Bond turned bad. Oh, and there’s also a slight homo-erotic scene between Silva and Bond which gets funnier every time you see it. Now, accuse me for reading too much into things, but this film is statement on the fact that Bond has changed and it’s going to stay that way. Stating the obvious points to this argument, there is only 1 Bond girl (sorry guys), and even that doesn’t last too long. A now young quartermaster, Q (Ben Wishaw) openly and categorically says that they no longer equip their agents with fancy spy equipment and after seeing the disappointment on Bond’s face, Q states “What did you expect? An exploding pen?” which received a rather hefty chuckle from the audience. The fact that Bond comes back from the dead and is still able to fight illustrates the constant reminder that he is an old dog in a new world. The completely and utterly cruel destruction on the vintage Austin Martin DB6 which, I am sure, bought a tear to most men and women in the audience. There is also a huge visual metaphor with old ships, but that gets spelt out for you in the film and lastly the obsession with destroying wing mirrors is a clear indicator that they don’t want to look back and they are only looking forward (see told you they were important.) To me this film appears to be the Dark Knight of the recent Bond films: an okay-ish plot, which has similar cat and mouse like story elements to the Chris Nolan classic, bound tightly together with exceptional direction from Mr Mendes and propelled into the sky by a brilliant villain. Would I recommend this film? Yes! Would I recommend seeing this film twice? For a film lover who wants to see great acting and inspired directions, yes! For a fan of the old bond films? Perhaps wait for the DVD.


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Top 5 chick flicks For those who are stressed out and just want to slump in front of the TV with comfort food and want a nice easy watch that can make you giggle, you may want to check these classic chick flicks out! Mean Girls (12A) Released 2004 (UK) Running time: 97 min

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Now this film is a cult classic. Probably the best film Lindsay Lohan has starred in, and every line is quotable. Following the high school life on Cady Heron (Lohan) who moved from Africa to America, it shows her struggle to fit in, how she became popular and her downfall. Starring actresses such as Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Lacey Chabert and Amanda Seyfried the film really delivers in terms of acting talent. What’s more is that the film is clever, funny and let’s be honest, nothing has ever been done since that has lived up to the cult that is Mean Girls. It’s one of those films that you can watch over and over again and never get bored.

Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG) Released 2009 (UK) Running time: 104 min Similar to The Devil Wears Prada, Confessions of a Shopaholic is based on a series of books written by Sophie Kinsella. They follow Rebecca Bloomwood, played by Isla Fisher; the wife of Borat, an aspiring fashion journalist who tries to get her dream job in Alette magazine. When she gets to the interview for the magazine it turns out that the position has been filled but there is a job going in Successful Savings, a money and savings magazine. There is a lot more to the plot than that, but I will leave it there. It’s one of those films that you have to watch in order to see why so many people love it. A great film, with just as good clothes as TDWP and looks just as good. The Devil Wears Prada (PG) Released 2006 (UK) Running time: 109 min Based on novel by Lauren Weisberger of the same name, The Devil Wears Prada follows college graduate Andi played by Anne Hathaway as she tries to impress fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestley, played by Meryl Streep who is loosely based on Vogue editor Anna Wintour.. Well received by critics and public alike, the film is hilarious and needless to say the clothes are amazing. A sassy film filled with a lot of sassy and funny lines. The perfect rainy day film.

Bridesmaids (15) Released 2011 (UK) Running time: 125 min If you haven’t seen this film, then you must have lived under a rock for the couple of years. An utterly hilarious film staring Kristen Wiig as lead character Annie Walker, it follows her and her friends as Annie is asked to become maid of honour at another friends wedding. An easy plot to follow with hilarious moments start to finish. However, if you watch the extended edition, make sure you don’t fall asleep!

Legally Blonde (12) Released 2001 (UK) Running time: 96 min Similar to Mean Girls this film is a cult classic. Starring Reese Witherspoon as stereotyped ‘airhead’ Elle Woods, Elle decides to go to law school. A simple enough plot, with not much concentration involved. With funny lines and scenes being thrown at you left, right and centre this film is definitely one of those films that will never get old, no matter how old the film is starting to look. For that reason, I’m knocking a star off the rating!

Frankenweenie Frankenweenie (12A) Released 17/10/12 (UK) Running time: 87 min

Frankenweenie started life as a thirty minute short film which director Tim Burton made before he made his first feature film in the 1980s. The short film and the modern version follow an 11-yearold boy, Victor Frankenstein, make his dog Sparky come back to life. Initially not getting the go ahead by Disney due to the fact that stock animation was really expensive, Frankenweenie got a bit of a re vamp now in 3D black

and white. The film is gothic in style and is incredibly dark. Something which has become iconic and something Burton is known for. To be honest I was quite surprised that Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter weren’t in this. Parodying films such as Godzilla and Gremlins, the film is very well done, with a good plot line that is very simple to understand. Something that put me on edge though was how, if I was an eight year old child watching this at the cinema, how terrified I would be. In the second half of the film we see many creatures turn into monsters and the way that

stock animation is used is truly terrifying. Think the donkey scene in Pinocchio. I still can’t watch that part. All in all the film is very well done. Sparky is very cute, and there are some funny parts to it but there are some genuinely terrifying parts which, for children, I think are too much. However, children nowadays could be tough little guys, so I might just be being a little oversensitive. It’s definitely worth the hype!

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The Legacy of the iPhone

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Just over five years ago Steve Jobs got on stage at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, California and introduced the original iPhone.

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The iPhone is considered by most to be the original smartphone, although this will depend on how you define a smartphone, and was marketed as the ‘reinvention of phones’. For many this was true; the magnitude of hype and excitement surrounding the original iPhone has arguably not matched.

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In hindsight, the legacy of the original iPhone proves to be a debatable topic. In years to come some will remember it as a beacon of light sent down from heaven to guide mankind to the future of mobile technology. Others will remember it for being an overpriced and impractical piece of technology which took one step forward and two steps back.

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Regardless of what you think of Apple and the actual phone; it is hard to argue against the fact that in the very least it has an effect on the mobile market; specifically in three distinct ways:

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can layer them up to make them a bit thick. > 3. Cut a circle for the centre of your poppy, paint it black and stick to the centre of your petals > 4. You can use a twig for the stalk- to hold it in place, glue it between two circular pieces of cardboard and attach it to the back of the poppy. > 5. Cut some leaves from the green paper and stick to the stalk.

> 1. The iPhone recognised the importance of a touch screen Many were sceptical of an idea of a touch screen on their phone; especially considering the popularity of texting. However, the iPhone proved that to some the convenience and ease of a touch screen is worth the sacrifice of fast texting. > 2. The iPhone recognised the importance of the web The idea of having the internet on your mobile seemed far-fetched before 2007. There were some attempts to bring the web to your phone, but it wasn’t until Apple released the iPhone that the manufacturers realised its importance. Moreover, the iPhone made it clear that the way to browse the web on your phone was through a touch screen.

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> 5. The iPhone recognised the importance of Apps (kind of) Granted the idea of an App store was not there with the original iPhone. It’s arguable that it was the lack of this feature that led to its development. The main criticism of the iPhone was that it was not living up to its potential. People wanted all kinds of different Apps, and knew that Apple and the iPhone could handle it. Apple eventually realised that they couldn’t develop all the demanded apps, and gave the key to the consumers.

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The features above are still important in the mobile market today. Most phones will have at least one if not all of the three features. There are still many features that the original iPhone omitted which are common today. These include; turn by turn navigation, push notification, and even video recording. So, while it may be up in the air whether the iPhone really ‘reinvented the phone’ at the very least we know it helped reinvent the phone market.

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Bucks employability

Developing skills to pay the bills! Job Role: Sport development officer at South Bucks District Council When looking at employability as a subject you have to think in terms of a potential career. The whole point is to make you more employable in the long term and to start thinking about what you need to do to develop. Employability or transferable skills are part of this and essential in the work place. Through my experiences working in the office there were times when it was hard to stay motivated. When I was told I was going to be a sport development officer I didn’t think that some days I would be putting letters and flyers together in envelopes for six hours at a time! To get through days like this I found setting simple goals really helped. If you set yourself a time limit to complete so many envelopes it starts to make the task a little more bearable and you usually find you’re done quicker. Learning different ways to motivate yourself even when things may be dull is really important. Being able to reflect properly and consider what skills you have already is essential, but also being able to talk about them well is even more important because you need to be able to not only sell yourself to get the job in the first place, but also work hard to get that recognition in the office, potentially more responsibility and so more experience. When my boss found out the skills I had in terms of my communication and organisation skills he gave me my own project. This

helped me gain further experience that I am sure will be very useful in my future. It is also important to know what skills you are weak in so you can improve these and develop them to make yourself more employable. You really need to find out what skills are needed in your industry, the more of them you can develop before you graduate the better position you will be in to get that all important first full-time job! Personality is another key aspect of employability; the challenge is to be able to combine the skills you possess and work in such a way that enables you to get on with others, knowing what to say and when is absolutely essential. Being able to interact socially with a wide range of people all with different personalities is really challenging, but fun at the same time! Some people may be open to talking about the weekend, others like to just talk work. Learning about your colleagues and what makes them tick is so important. I learnt that if you are able to read people better you have a much stronger chance of working more effectively in a formal working environment. I am glad I started to gain experience as soon as I came to university; I think if I had left it until the 3rd year to start it really would be more difficult! So my advice is that it is never too early to start thinking about your future. By: Kent Streek 3rd year, Sport management and rugby studies

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White Ribbon Campaign This month the VITA society will be raising money in support of the White Ribbon Campaign. This campaign was started by men to promise they would not commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. If you would like to support us you can give

donations and buy a ribbon for £1 from us on Wednesdays between 12pm-2pm near Beats, High Wycombe Campus. This year White Ribbon Day is on Sunday 25 November 2012. For more information about the campaign or our society visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/Violence.Isnt.The.Answer.

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Jelly shots will be available to buy as well as sparkling cider from champagne glasses to get the night started. DJ Aaron Richards will be there to pump out the cheesy songs that will get everyone dancing. Then comes the mini award ceremony, where contestants get wrapped up in paper, with winners getting an extra special prize! We hope to see you there! Student Editor

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Saturday 10 November not only marks the second Milk event of the year but also the Bucks Student Newsgroup society are taking it over for a night of getting papped, red carpet as well as a mini awards ceremony. Starting off outside there will be a red carpet where you can dress in all your finery, and get your picture taken by SU ‘papz.’ There will be an award for best dressed as well as a red carpet fashion feature highlighting the best fashion from the night.

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Volunteering

Student Reps

Opportunities with Bucks Students’ Union Rep of the Month 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 Students’ Union 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 with the events team. All the hours you put into volunteering can be recorded with a Bucks Students’ Union 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. Volunteering and Societies Coordinator Alice Dewsnap

Design, Media & Management Sophie Georgalakis - Tourism in the 21st Century, year 3 This is Sophie’s third year as a Student Rep, however a course trip right before her Programme Committee Meeting threatened to disrupt the way she collects feedback from her cohort. Sophie has gone out of her way to find alternatives to ensure that every student she represents (across 3 courses) can still make their voices heard. Society & Health Rachel Kent - PG Dip Mental Health, year 1 Rachel has already been collecting feedback from students in her class and has been taking issues around room suitability and timetabling to the University. Rachel had done all this even before attending training.

Community Volunteering and RAG calendar > 10 November Jailbreak! Get as far away from the University without spending any money! > 11 November Poppy Appeal collectors needed! > 16 November Children in Need To get involved with fundraising for Children in Need, email us now! > 29 November Christmas shopping with the elderly > 5 December Christmas dinner with the elderly > 7 December CLIC Sargent collection Bucket collectors needed at a local supermarket to support CLIC Sargent, a charity that supports children with cancer.

Opportunities of the fortnight: Youth Club Volunteer

Sport Coaches

An opportunity to work with young people ages 11-16 within the youth club and on outings. Two sessions a month that last for three hours. Gain a full CRB certificate and free training!

Coaches are needed all over Buckinghamshire for all different sports! Gain excellent experience, working with qualified coaches, once a week, with young people in High Wycombe. You could even be offered paid work, and it’s a great chance to network with local organisations!

ChildLine Services Volunteer Work in local schools, talking to children about the dangers of abuse and bullying. Learn vital presentation skills whilst working with the NSPCC, attend free training, and be entitled to expenses.

Rafe’s Place Our RAG charity this year, Rafe’s Place, are looking for volunteers for various opportunities. If you’re interested in running youth workshops, helping at festivals, fundraising, or have a particular skill that you could teach others, email: claire@rafesplace.com for more information.

Raise and Give

Socieities and Volunteering Assistant Jane Bower

Like a gap year in 2 weeks

If you fancy doing something amazing with your Easter holidays this year, why not hitchike to Morocco or Croatia for charity? This year you could take part in the biggest organised charity hitch hike in the UK! Every year, hundreds of students take to the roads in trademark green t-shirts with their thumbs held high blagging free lifts to make their way across Europe all in the name of charity! If you’re taking part in Jailbreak, or have done before...that’s just the warm up! It takes an average of 7 days to get to Morocco travelling 1,200 miles, or 6 days to get to Croatia travelling 900 miles! So if you enjoyed Jailbreak, this is the next step! If you missed the first meeting, we’ll be having another one on Thursday 15 November at 5pm (room tbc). If you’re really keen to sign-up to the Hitch, but haven’t found a partner/group yet, don’t worry! Once you sign-up, we can see who else has signed up without a partner and try and match you up! To register go to hitch.lcd.org.uk or email jane.bower@bucks.ac.uk.

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.

Are you a volunteer? Bucks Students’ Union is currently going through an accreditation scheme called ‘Investing in Volunteers’ (IiV). Bucks Students’ Union has a huge variety of volunteers, and if you are a committee member, write for the newspaper, work with the Ents team, volunteer on one day projects or are a member of Union Council, you are volunteering! IiV is a rigorous process to ensure that our volunteers receive the best possible support, and we have been working very hard this year to reach this standard. We want to demonstrate to everyone that we appreciate the contribution of our volunteers, not only by providing references and certificates, but also by trying to improve the service we offer. The Students’ Union relies on volunteers and we want to make sure that you get the best experience whist volunteering with us. You and future volunteers will benefit from IiV because we will make sure that our volunteers will get all the support they need to be able to carry out their roles. The final stage of the accreditation is an assessment visit. An assessor from Volunteering England will visit the University and interview some of our volunteers. The volunteers are picked at random, you could be interviewed as part of a group, or you might be asked to speak to the assessor on your own. All you’ll need to do is answer a few simple questions - it’s not a test the assessor is looking at what we do, and not what you do! Interviewees will be rewarded for their time! All our volunteers will be contacted soon with more information, so keep a look out in case you’re chosen to help Bucks Students’ Union achieve a very exciting step! Volunteering and Societies Coordinator Alice Dewsnap

Sport Relief volunteers 2012

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Lets be Franc...o!

TASH Take Action Start Here

I hope you have all fully recovered from initiations and had a wonderful Halloween! I also hope you are still making the most of your time here at Bucks by taking advantage of everything we offer. We heart the Big Deal! Wow these months are just flying by, we are already in November or should I say Movember. We have had our Movember launch night ‘Tashes and Lashes’ which was a great success, but we aren’t stopping there! Sign-up to our very own ‘Movembucks’ on movember.com and follow our #movembucks to keep updated. The finale night is always a big one so make sure you don’t miss out on Thursday 29 November. Get your tash on! Last month was breast cancer awareness month and some of our sports teams supported this campaign by turning up to training donating some money to wear pink! On the ‘Wear It Pink’ day Friday 26 October, the students and staff of Bucks were seen wearing not only pink but also the iconic ‘I touch myself’ t-shirts - raising awareness for Breast Cancer and Coppafeel campaign. The whole day and night was amazing, and the amount of support was just overwhelming, I can’t thank everyone enough for all the help and effort that was put in. Not only did we raise awareness but we managed to raise an astounding amount of money for the charity of over £1000! So really well done and thank you again! For more info go

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to page 30 and read on. More things to look out for: > Demo 2012 Although two years ago Bucks, alongside many other unions up and down the country, went on a march to stop education cuts and the rise in tuition fees, the government still didn’t listen. As we are a creative University that is highly affected by this we are organising coaches to take us safely into London and to join in on this peaceful protest. It is a great way for our students to come together but to also meet students from around the country. Following on from this we want you to take part in as many opportunities as possible, widening your horizons, developing your CV and ultimately being as employable as you can. Keep an eye on our website for all the wonderful things you can get involved in bucksstudent.com. > IiV aka Investing in Volunteers WARNING we will be sending out emails to people we would like to be interviewed around volunteering with Bucks. Great opportunity, but more info will be on its way! Franco aka Naz aka Nazzy aka Naomi. Thanks

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Sports

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> Q: Which footballer has an autobiography called ‘addicted’? (answer on page 32)

A boob busting success! What a super 24 hours! Friday 26 October, known as ‘wear it pink’ day, also known as boobie day/nights was a HUGE success!

Player Profile Name: Dom Jolliffe Course: Sport Management and Coaching Studies Sport: Football Position: Chairman

> How was last year’s club performance? I felt it was a very productive season - we had two league winners and two teams narrowly missing out on the league titles, we had good cup runs also, although nothing came of it. All in all a very good season and I’m proud of the boys. > Why should students join your sport? Because we are the biggest and best sports club with an even better social side. We encourage everybody to get involved in football whatever their ability, although we aren’t liked by many, most clubs want to join our socials. > How often do you meet? We train twice a week and play on a Wednesday with socials every Wednesday at least.

The Union boob team was out in force during the day selling a range of boob related goodies The boobie nights event helped raise awareness of the importance of checking yourself in both girls and guys

> Do players need to provide their own kit? The only kit you need is your shin pads and boots and shorts and socks which you can buy discounted from the Students’ Union Office. > Do you have to pass any tests to join the team? Due to the high volume of interest in football, players must go through a trial system due to lack of space, although if you missed or were unable to attend trials we would love to hear from you. > What are the socials like? Organised fun! We have fun dress-ups and always end up having a sing off with the rugby boys! > What’s your funniest memory from your sport last year? My funniest memory was the ex-chairman bringing his dog/ horse to the game to support!

Breast cancer is a serious subject that has and can affect a lot of people whether it is personally or a relation. Putting on this event allowed students and staff a chance and a place to help this campaign, we not only raised awareness for the Breast Cancer and Coppafeel campaigns but also raised a large amount of money for the charities. So how did we do this? Well none of this could of been as half as successful without the help of a number of our student volunteers, our Union boob team and the staff. We raised money and awareness in loads of ways such as:

> What is tour like? Mayhem! Best holiday you will ever go on. A week of sun, sea sangria and ... sport! > What’s your sport looking to achieve this year? We are looking for 2-3 league titles and successful cup runs, and more importantly everybody to enjoy their time at Bucks FC.

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> iconic ‘I touch myself’ t-shirts > pink/boob related baked goodies > pink hair bows made by the Swans > donation buckets > alcoholic shots > entertainment, competitions and games > bra donations > face painting > ’check yourself’ tattoo transfers > Coppafeel stickers and door hangers > shower tile stickers > photos with our boob costumes > monthly boob check reminder text service

“The Swans paid £1 to wear it pink to both Tuesday and Thursday training sessions, and committee made bows sold for 50p making a total of £72 for breast cancer!”

Alongside all of this a number of our sports teams donated money to wear pink to their training sessions which we have added to our total of £1000! This is a dramatic increase compared to last year where £100 was raised. Well done Bucks Boob supporters! I can’t thank everyone enough for supporting and helping out with this charity and the event. It was an amazing night and so much fun too!

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“Ladies hockey wore pink to training. From painted nails and lipstick, our favourite pink hockey sticks and socks, or just full on pink kit, us girls were on it.”

What an amazing start to the year for BNU’s newest sports team! Great sign-up at freshers fair, fab turn out at the open sessions and some real talent at the auditions. The Competition teams are looking very strong and we are going to kick ass at comp! Exciting news ... we have been given the go ahead to hold our own inter-uni competition here at Bucks!! Woo! So watch out for more details, we hope you’ll come along and support! We are looking for lots of volunteers to help us out with preparations both before and on the day. If you are interested please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Message for all the societies and sports teams: Dance are willing to perform at any takeovers or events you are holding, just give us minimum of 4 weeks notice. Also if you haven’t already joined us it’s not too late! Come along to our open sessions on Mondays 5pm6pm in the Events Hall, Gateway building. We have different master classes each week taught by both outside professionals and students. So come try it out! Any queries? Contact me, Hanna - Secretary hannajs@hotmail.co.uk By: Hanna Tonge Dance club secretary


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Last minute kick seals rugby victory Having lost their opening game, BNU rugby mens 2XV needed a win against London School of Economics. However, the game did not start how BNU intended or needed it to. LSE came out of the gate quicker and with more aggression, resulting in an early try which their fly half gladly converted. This should have been the wake-up call that BNU desperately needed, yet still the 2XV didn’t pick up their game and allowed LSE to cruise over for another try which again was converted. At the half time break, the outcome of the game looked bleak for BNU, who would need to dig deep in order to salvage anything from the encounter. During the half time interval, BNU President Ash Coles gave a rousing speech in order to lift the team. His words seemed to have an impact as BNU started the second half with all the passion

and determination that had been lacking in the first half! After several attempts to break the line, Sam Hewitt finally managed to split the defence and go over for a try. Tom Willmington, happy to convert the opportunity, finally put BNU on the score sheet pushing the game to 14-7. Once the first try had been scored, BNU opened the flood gates and quickly scored a second try which again was converted. From the restart, BNU again managed to recycle the ball quickly and with a combination of forward and back moves, made good ground into the LSE half. After putting LSE onto the back-foot, forward Sam Bottom managed to crash over for BNU’s third try which was unfortunately not converted, making the score 19-14 to BNU. LSE then seemed to awaken once again and put

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BNU under considerable pressure. LSE finally managed to steal a late try, which they failed to convert, pushing the tight score to 19-19. BNU, feeling a possible win slip away, managed to muster all of their strength and discipline and assault the LSE try line. After running many training ground moves, LSE had to resort to committing a penalty to stop BNU from scoring a game winning try. With the penalty just in Tom Willmington’s kicking range, Captain Chris Beagle took the decision to ask Willmington to take a shot at goal, knowing the outcome was far from certain. With the heart-stopping last kick of the game, Willmington managed to master his nerves and slot the kick from a difficult angle to win the game for BNU 22-19.

Sussex 1st 6-0 Bucks 1st MENS HOCKEY Brunel 2nd 1 - 4 Bucks 1st MENS VOLLEYBALL Sussex 1st 3 - 0 Bucks 1st MENS BADMINTON St Bart & Royal 8 - 0 Bucks NETBALL Bucks 1st 14 - 17 Brunel 5th MENS BASKETBALL Kingston 2nd 54 - 59 Bucks 1st FIXTURES: Wednesday 7 November WOMENS HOCKEY Reading 3rd vs Bucks 1st MENS HOCKEY Bucks 1st vs Reading 3rd WOMENS TENNIS Bucks 1st vs UCL 2nd NETBALL Royal Holloway 1st vs Bucks 1st Imperial Medics 5th vs Bucks 3rd MENS FOOTBALL Brunel 1st vs Bucks 1st Kingston 1st vs Bucks 2nd Bucks 3rd vs Royal Holloway 1st Bucks 5th vs Bucks 4th Bucks 6th vs Brunel 5th Bucks 7th vs Roehampton 3rd WOMENS FOOTBALL Bucks 1st vs UCL 1st

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32 Bucks Student November 2012 Sports quiz answer: Tony Adams

Hockey: Bucks New University 2-0 Brunel University 2nd Bucks started the new season looking to maintain their undefeated home record at Bisham Abbey against a strong Brunel team. This will be a tough year for Bucks after being promoted last season. The new look team has 4 freshers in the squad with 3 in the starting line-up. Bucks started the game needing no time to settle earning a penalty corner within the first 2 minutes without Brunel even touching the ball. After a good inject from Kemo and stop by Captain Rich, JT’s drag flick bought out a good save from the Brunel keeper. Bucks kept up the good start with a very high tempo and kept possession well restricting Brunel who were struggling to get out of their half. Bucks were passing the ball around well creating lots of space but were limited to half chances at goal. After 20 minutes the Brunel defence finally cracked when Chris Lynch found some space in the D and fired a shot past the Brunel keeper to put Bucks 1-0 up. Things continued in the same vein with Bucks pushing forward but not being able to find the breakthrough until a long through ball from JT split the Brunel defence putting Liam Donnelly through on goal

who scored with the assistance of a Brunel defender, 2-0. Soon after Andy Whyte showed a surprising turn of speed and did well to earn a penalty corner after having his stick hacked while attempting to score. The Bucks defence was looking solid, the centre back partnership of Rich and Ed was looking solid as were the wing backs Kemo, Sasha, Nathan and Bieber only allowing Brunel into their 25 a handful of times and only conceding 1 penalty corner which was easily dealt with. Bucks started the 2nd half keeping up the same dominance they had in the first half with lots of possession, but again couldn’t convert any of their chances or penalty corners with the Brunel keeper keeping them in the game with some amazing saves. Jordan Cross came close to scoring after smashing a shot at goal which brought out another great save. Despite only winning the game 2-0 Bucks were clearly the better team controlling possession and passing the ball around well. The whole team put in a good performance with Chris Lynch winning man of the match due to his great passing and composure in possession. A lot of positives were taken from the game after a great start to the new season. Bring on Reading 2nd team next week!

Great passing and composed possession resulted in a win for Bucks mens hockey

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