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Election Results! Your New Union Executive

Fee Fighters!

Your new Union Executive has now been decided by you. This year saw a record number of over 2000 votes.

Last week was Celebrate Week for the Union during which two seperate awards ceremonies took place.

Your 4 full time officers from September 2009 are: Academic Officer....... David Sheppard Comms Officer........... Natasha Barnes Finance Officer........... Martin Jopp Welfare Officer........... Tom Sutton

Your part time officers from May 2009 are: Environment Officer......... Leejiah Dorwood Equal Opps Officer........... Ugo Onyeka Ethical Issues Officer........ Sarah Waterfield International Officer......... Rubina Kalra

Publicity Officer..............Andrew Taylor Societies Officer.............Jack Kiffin Sports Officer................Anna Thomlinson

Two weeks ago, Vice Chancellors from around the country caused outrage when they suggested that undergraduates should be paying between £4000 and £20,000 a year to study at University. UEA’s Vice Chancellor feels that it’s not appropriate to take a view on the matter before the Government reviews the current system later this year. Potentially, students could be facing more debt than ever before if these new fees are brought in, and we now need every student to get involved and put pressure on local MPs to make sure that student debt doesn’t soar through the roof.

On Monday 23rd March the Change Awards took place at City Hall in Norwich. Over 45 people attended the evening which saw the following awards being received: Award Winner School Rep of the Year Elizabeth Mulligan If you’re keen to get involved, check out School Rep Win of the Year MED School representatives and feedback cy Best Campaign Action First Buses Action Day 14/11/08 Help welcome new students to their Union... can a V b o J We are looking for 3 Handbook Team Members to work full time for Campaigner of the Year Leejiah Dorward 4 weeks this summer! Services to the Community UEA MEDSIN - Teddy Bear Hospital Applicants should have a sound knowledge of Adobe InDesign and PhoBest New Union Councillor Myles Smith toshop (other skills such as art or photography will be considered), with the Services to the Union Jonathon Clark ability to work as part of a team from a given brief. Tuesday 24th March was the turn of the Club & Society Awards (CASAs) recognising the success and hard work of clubs and societies over the year. The awards received were: Award Winner Club of the Year Women’s Rugby Society of the Year International Student’s Society Progress as a Club Poledancing Progress as a Society Spanish & Latin American Service to a Club Paul Ashworth & Stephen AlexanderJones Service to a Society Jonathon Armbruster Outstanding Achievement (Club) Alex Bamford Outstanding Achievement (Society) ELSA/ESN

You will play a key role in producing both the copy and design layout for this year’s student’s handbook from the Union of UEA Students. The handbook forms one of the first pieces of communications that students will receive from their union and needs to act as an exciting introduction to student life. To apply please send the following to - A CV and covering letter stating why you would be suitable for the role - An A4 page with a feature that you think would be good for the handbook. This feature should be about an aspect of the Union (representation, campaigns, clubs, and societies, the commercial services..etc) and should be targeted to new UEA students (This page should be presented as if it were part of your completed handbook to give us an example of your skills and ideas. Please credit any pictures used.) - A short paragraph explaining your ideas and why your feature is right for this year’s handbook. Closing date: Friday 10th April Interviews: Friday 1st May

what’s on

Box Office: Union House 01603 508050

30th March - 5 April 2009 General interest





Clubs & Socs

Club nights


Monday 30th March N-Dubz MOBO award winning N Dubz bring their love of eye catching head wear, signature catchphrases and catchy straight-up pop smashes with a street smart style to the UEA. LCR, 7.30pm SOLD OUT

Tuesday 31st March Bar B4 LCR Get ready for the lCR with our warm-up in the blue bar! Cocktails available and 20% off draught beers and soft drinks. LCR, 8.00pm - 10.00pm

Day Glow Rave We had to bring this one back. Think early 90’s, dance music, day-glo clothes, uv face paint, everything over the top and bright LCR, 10pm £3.50 adv

Wednesday 1st April Sports Night Bring your Sports Association Cards for entry! Ideal for sports clubs who want to celebrate the wins of the day or those who want to drown their sorrows. We’re now opening the bar till 1am. LCR, 8pm

Thursday 2nd April

Ghost Town Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais, is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When he dies unexcpectedly but is miraculously revived after sevel minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. LT1, 7:30pm, £2.75 Bar B4 LCR DJ’s will play the right tunes to get you in the mood. With jugs of cocktails available and 20% off draught beers and soft drinks. LCR, 8.00pm - 10.00pm

Friday 3rd April Pams House Spring & Bouncy Ball Rob Tissera, Danny Burch, Andy James & Ruddaz. Theme: Retro/70’s/80’s/Cyberdelic. LCR, 9:30pm, £7.95 NUS

The end of term bash Ft. S Club Party with Jo, Bradley & Paul Expect the usual fantastic rides, amusements, LCR disco... plus S Club Party! LCR, 9pm SOLD OUT

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Meltdown Your chance to see and join loads of Union societies! Waterfront, 10.00pm, £3.50 NUS

Derby Day Success

On Wednesday 11th …and we weren’t March, the Union of UEA disappointed. Both sides Students and our sports deserve praise for the clubs welcomed level of sport our rivals from played, and Essex onto the manner in campus for a day which everyone of competition conducted and friendly themselves. banter. The final score In total there on the day was were 43 points 29-14 to UEA up for grabs (despite what as every Union one might read club played in Concrete!), their Essex which meant opponents, that we added hoping to to our tally help our side to lift of destruction against the coveted Derby Day Essex over the years. The Champions Cup. overall score now lies This year was the first at 7-2 to UEA, having outing of the Union dominated our East clubs’ new mascot, Anglian rivals since the cleverly named ‘sqtournament’s creation in UEA-k’ the Lion by some 2001. bright spark from Men’s Hockey. Essex were Martin Jopp, Union clearly quite jealous of Finance Officer said: “It our mascot, and will be was an amazing occasion introducing their own and our sportsmen and next year. women did us proud! I can’t wait until next year The bunting was blowing when we travel to Essex and the banners were to defend our cup.” hung as we awaited a sporting spectacular Oh UEA is wonderful…


issue 12 vol 2 30th March - 5th April 2009

Time to Celebrate

Rabbit 12.2  

Rabbit March 2009

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