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intro • news in brief • kenilworth bonfire & fireworks - saturday week 5
Hope everyone has had a good term so far – time is flying! This year, Warwick SU is providing lots of exciting opportunities for postgrads on campus. Firstly, we have established the Postgraduate Association, which is a representative body for PG students. We held our first meeting on Thursday of Week 4, where we discussed both academic and non-academic issues and appointed a PGR rep and Social Secretary. Look out for more information coming soon! There is also a new Postgrad night at the SU. The Saturday Session runs in The Terrace Bar every other Saturday, and features a live, stripped-back acoustic act plus a mix of music from blues to rock & roll. The next one is on 3rd November (Week 5) from 9pm til late – see you there! Lastly, the US Elections are taking place on Tuesday 6th November, so if you are interested in US politics then head over to the Atrium for live coverage right through the night! Anna Chowcat POSTGRADUATE OFFICER
news in brief an update on ‘wileygate’ A massive thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding regarding refunds for the cancelled Wiley show – these have now been processed to all the relevant credit/debit cards, and refunds on cash purchases can be collected from SUHQ Reception. If you have a Freshers Pass, don’t forget that in addition to Week 3’s Pressure and Week 4’s The Exchange, this is also valid for our new retro night, Flashback, in Week 7 – for more details, see the next issue of this fine publication! (In the meantime, if you’re still in the mood for a bit of gratuitous Wiley-bashing, do take a moment to check out WTV’s hilarious “interview” with the man over on Youtube…)
postgrad drop-in sessions
wednesdays at 2pm
If you’re a postgraduate student, every Wednesday during term-time the SU runs an informal drop-in session over in the PG Hub (based in Senate House, next to the Arts Centre) from 2pm - 3:30pm. Here you’ll have a chance to chat with the SU’s Postgraduate Officer, Anna Chowcat, about any issues relating to postgraduate life at Warwick, raise your questions and concerns, get advice or air your ideas about how we can improve the postgrad experience. There’s no need to book, just drop in – we look forward to seeing you there!
thursdays at 1pm
The SU’s Societies Officer, Silkie Cragg, also holds a weekly surgery where you can get advice on any aspect of our society provision here at the Union. If you’re interested in setting up a new society, have some ideas about how we can improve your student experience through clubs and societies or simply want to find out more about what’s on offer, pop along between 1pm-2pm on Thursdays outside The Bread Oven. As always, you can also find loads of info online or join up any time via www.warwicksu.com/societies!
every friday during term
Don’t forget that the SU holds its weekly Indoor Market in the Atrium between 11am - 4pm every Friday during term-time, featuring a range of local traders offering everything from CDs and DVDs to clothing and jewellery. Come along and pick up a bargain!
kenilworth bonfire & fireworks – sat week 5 On Saturday 3rd November, Kenilworth Round Table will be holding their 25th annual Bonfire & Fireworks Display in the grounds of Kenilworth Castle. This is one of the biggest and most spectacular events of its kind in the Midlands, and always worth attending to ensure you celebrate Bonfire Night in style! We are selling tickets on behalf of the Round Table at face value via the SU website and SUHQ Reception – please note that you’ll need to make your own way there and back, as well as pick up a physical ticket from Reception ahead of the event. Gates open at 5:30pm, and last admission will be 6:45pm.
autumn elections results 2012
A massive thanks to everyone who ran for a position or voted in the 2012 Autumn Elections â€“ we are pleased to announce that the following candidates were elected! (Please note that this list is provisional, and that candidates are listed in alphabetical order by surname.)
UNFILLED POSTS The Postgrad Social Studies Faculty Rep election was inquorate and there were no candidates for the Postgrad Science Faculty Rep. Reps will be elected by co-option at Student Council.
halloween specials at curiositea
halloween specials at curiositea
weeks 5 & 6
Make sure you celebrate the spooky season by indulging in a little culinary cannibalism here at the SU – our array of ghoulish specials will leave your tastebuds quivering with delight! Here’s what will be on offer at Curiositea throughout Weeks 5 & 6…
VAMPIRE HOT CHOCOLATE Blood-red hot chocolate topped with cream, coconut innards and fearsome fangs
GREEN GHOUL SMOOTHIE Kiwi, banana, pineapple and apple juice topped with cream and fruity insects
MANGO TANGO WITCHES BREW
Black tea brewed with whole mango pieces and sunflower blossoms
E&Y social enterprise project • indoor markets • have your say
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WARWICK SU SOCIAL ENTERPRISE PROJECT The Ernst & Young Social Enterprise Project is your chance to put your ideas for improving social inclusion and helping deliver real social change into practice. Massive thanks are due to all of you who have expressed an interest in this exciting opportunity thus far, or who came along to the introductory meeting in Week 3 – if you signed up, keep checking your email for updates on the successful applications ahead of the Training Event on Tuesday 30th October (Week 5). As always, you can find out more online!
you say... I lost something in the SU! Where can I check if it’s been handed in?
we say... All lost property handed into the SU comes to SUHQ Reception. General lost property from around campus usually goes to Rootes Reception.
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you say... Does my Platinum Card cover circling at Pop! for the rest of term?
we say... It does indeed. Simply turn up for circling as per usual and you’ll be admitted!
Come along and grab yourself a bargain!
IN THE ATRIUM
EVERY FRIDAY The Atrium, Warwick SU • 11am - 4pm
DIFFERENT STALLS EVERY WEEK
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thursday 1st november
friday 9th november
rag inca trek info TALK
from 6pm mr 4/5, suhq
11am - 4pm su atrium
global from 9pm the terrace bar
what’s on week 6
viva la fiesta 10pm - 2am copper rooms 1
Warwick hosts the UK’s most popular international night.
QUACKSTAR KARAOKE from 9:30pm the mighty duck
monday 29th october
viva la fiesta from 10pm copper rooms 1
The UK’s most popular international student night lands at Warwick!
tuesday 30th october
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE training EVENT 10am - 5pm copper rooms 2
Check your email for more details if you’ve signed up.
d of e night hike 7:30pm - 9:30pm meet on the piazza
Join the DofE society for another Night Hike in the local countryside. Learn some navigation skills, have a pleasant short walk and visit the pub with us! Meet on the Piazza at 7:30pm.
quizsoc pub quiz from 7:30pm the mighty duck
un-plucked 9:30pm - 12am the dirty duck
Tip-top acoustic talent at our regular student showcase.
wednesday 31st october
pop! halloween special 10pm - 2am (circling from 7pm) COPPER ROOMS 1
It’s time to get your finest scare-wear back on for a freaky dose of midweek mayhem!
Voice of an angel or honk of a duck? There’s only one way to find out…
friday 2nd november
indoor market 11am - 4pm su atrium
tdi friday from 7pm the dirty duck
get funked 9pm - 1am the terrace bar
Kick-start your weekend with jumping funk, soul and breakbeat classics as Captain Funkwash continues his search for the perfect groove!
LEDICE PRESENTS GOTHAM CITY 10pm - 2am copper rooms 1
One of the region’s most popular student events takes over The Copper Rooms for the (dark k)night – expect thrills & spills aplenty at this superhero fancy dress party!
saturday 3rd november
jailbreak from 9am su atrium
tdi friday tuesday 6 november th
un-plucked 9:30pm - 12am the dirty duck
More tip-top acoustic talent at our regular student showcase.
us elections coverage tbc su atrium
In the blue corner: Barack Obama. In the red corner: Mitt Romney. Join us for all the results LIVE on the big screen throughout the night as America goes to the polls!
wednesday 7th november
idioteque 9pm - 1am the terrace bar
A relaxed evening of cuttingedge indie and alternative music courtesy of Offbeat.
POP! 10pm - 2am (circling from 7pm) room 1
Disco Dave serves up another nourishing platter of cheese at our popular midweek favourite.
thursday 8th november
w@w language CAFÉ from 6pm the terrace bar
mixology 9pm - 1am the terrace bar
The perfect blend of cocktails and beats for a Thursday night.
9pm - 1am the terrace bar
cleverducks pub quiz
A relaxed evening of postgradcentred entertainment.
sunday 4th november
rag overnight raid to london 6pm meet on the piazza
Come and grab a bargain at our weekly indoor market, with different stalls each week. This week, choose between vintage fashion, CDs & DVDs plus more.
from 9:30pm the dirty duck
Pit your wits against fellow pub quizzers in a variety of rounds including music, picture and general knowledge rounds. Prizes are up for grabs for the winners!
from 7pm the dirty duck
Friday nights are party nights in The Dirty Duck, with different themes every week. Thank Duck It’s Friday!
get funked 9pm - 1am the terrace bar
More jumping funk, soul and breakbeat classics courtesy of Captain Funkwash.
bierkeller 10pm - 2am copper rooms 1
Celebrate the spirit of Oktoberfest with an evening of entertainment at our Bavarian spectacular!
saturday 10th november
mitunes 9pm - 1am the terrace bar
Fancy yourself as a superstar DJ? Now’s your chance to give it a go at the most eclectic night on campus!
crash 10pm - 2am (social from 8pm) copper rooms 2
More rock, metal, punk and ska and bangers at the most ridiculous alternative night around.
sunday 11th november
remembrance day all day
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featured event • don’t miss
tuesday week 6
US ELECTIONS SCREENING
Voters go to the polls over in the United States on Tuesday 6th November and, as always, we’ll be showing the results live on the big screen as they come in during the early hours! Can Barack Obama hang on for a second term, or will Republican challenger Mitt Romney pull ahead in what is already looking set to be another tight race? Keep your eyes on the SU website to find out more details of our full election coverage in the Atrium – to keep you fed during the night, The Bread Oven will also be serving up a delicious medley of American favourites, including hot dogs, nachos, donuts and popcorn!
friday week wk 56
The spirit and atmosphere of Oktoberfest will be taking over The Copper Rooms on Friday of Week 6 for a fun-filled, foamy-headed, Bavarian extravaganza! Oktoberfest is THE largest festival in world - held in Munich annually, it brings together people, drink, food, music and games to create one of the biggest parties imaginable. We have a sensational live Oompah band who are known for playing a range of German drinking classics, alongside an array of more contemporary pop in that joy-inducing, horn-filled Oompah style. Feel free to don your Lederhosen or your Dirndl, grab a Stein (included in the ticket price) and fill your boots!
TUESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER
FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
SU ATRIUM | FREE ENTRY
friday week 5
Is it a bird? Is it a plane…? NO! It’s LeDiCe’s GOTHAM CITY Superhero Fancy Dress night! One of the most popular student nights around, LeDiCe, presents the ultimate Superhero party. Be super! Be incredible! Be a superhero! Doll yourself up as Spiderman, Catwoman, Batman, X-Men, Batgirl, Superman, The Fantastic Four, Hancock, The Power Rangers or any other comic book legend that takes your fancy as the best of the best battle it out on the dancefloor. Music comes from LeDiCe vs. Proper Panda, plus live performances by CMD and EQHO!
FRIDAY 2ND NOVEMBER
10PM - 2AM | CR1 | £5 TICKET
10PM - 2AM | CR1 | £7 ENTRY (INC. 1-LITRE STEIN)
saturday week wk 56
At MiTunes, YOU are the DJ. Get ready for the most eclectic night of music anywhere around as we invite the student population of Warwick up to play a selection of your favourite songs – we’ll even have a fancy dress box on-hand so that you can create your DJ persona for the night! Slots will be allocated according to demand, so make sure you get there early – just bring your laptop, smartphone or MP3 gizmo, plug in and play!
SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER FREE ENTRY | 9PM | THE TERRACE BAR