bubble Term 1 2013 Weeks 7 - 8
In this issue: Pride Week at Warwick SU Rag Week on campus SU Book Sale now live! Sabbatical Officer Update What’s On listings …and more!
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Sabb Blab Ah yes, Week 7 of Term 1. I spent my first-ever Week 7 desperately trying to write an essay, but spent the majority of the time on Facebook attempting to de-tag every picture of the Freshers Party, Pop! and my first Skool Dayz. I trust your first six weeks were far less embarrassing than mine… That said, if you did have a lovely time, ahem, socialising, then remember that the GUM clinic is next Tuesday between 11.30 and 5pm! It’s a free, confidential and informal service, and it only takes 10 minutes - come along to make sure you’re having fun safely and responsibly!
Cat Turhan SU Welfare Officer welfare@ warwicksu. com
Even if deadlines are looming (if you’re a finalist or a PG student, University can begin to feel like one long deadline), try to take some time out of your studies to get involved with all the things going on in the last half of term. RaG Week is pretty hard to avoid - be prepared for a packed week of unusual deliveries to lectures, dancing cuddly animals and general hilarity all in the name of charity! Week 8 is Pride Week, a celebration of the LGBTUA+ movement on campus, around the country and across the world. Events include the Trans* day of remembrance vigil on the Piazza on November 19th at 7pm, and - my personal favourite - ‘Love Music Hate Homophobia’ on Friday 22nd! So, whether you’re a fresher recovering from weeks of fun and frolics or in the process of completing your PhD, there really is something for everyone this fortnight. Have fun!
news in brief Medieval Society lecture – Tuesday Week 7 The Medieval Society and Dr. Phil Stone of the Richard the Third Society will be holding a lecture entitled Richard III: A Bloody Tyrant? on 12th November at 5pm in S0.10 – everyone’s welcome to attend!
Infinity and Beyond - Wednesday Week 7 The University Brass Society and Wind Orchestra present a festive showcase of wind and brass music including Philip Sparke’s Infinity and Beyond and Platform to the Heavens by Paul Lovatt-Cooper. The event takes place in Butterworth Hall on Wednesday 13th November at 8pm – tickets are available now from the Arts Centre!
Salsa Dancing society – regular activities throughout the term The Salsa Dancing society host regular Salsa lessons from 8-10pm on Mondays and 4.30-6.30pm on Fridays, followed by free entrance to freestyle! Follow them on Facebook or check out www.warwicksu.com/salsadancing to keep up to date with all their social activities!
World@Warwick trip to see The Lion King World@Warwick will be running a coach down to London’s Lyceum Theatre to see The Lion King on Wednesday 27th November, which will be leaving campus at 3pm. Tickets cost £43 for the show plus return travel, and are available from the SU website!
Warwick in Africa – drop-in session Thursday Week 8
Do you have teaching experience and fancy teaching Maths or English in Africa next Summer on a fully funded placement? Check out Warwick in Africa: www.warwick.ac.uk/go/warwickinafrica. Applications close 10th January 2014 & there will be a drop-in information session on Thursday 21st November 12-2pm, “The Street”, Zeeman Building (Maths & Stats). Want to see your society event featured in a future issue? Email email@example.com with all the details!
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week 7 Prepare for campus to come alive with all manner of surreal antics in Week 7 as Rag Week returns! Brace yourself for the sight of 6ft furry animals wandering around campus delivering surprises to all and sundry – if you want to send something special to a friend, loved one or lecturer, make sure you sign up at the Rag stall in the SU during the week. Alternatively, you can arrange to have your nemesis ‘gnomed’, which involves them being cling-filmed to a tree and pelted with eggs, flour and water – perfect for that lazy flatmate who hasn’t been doing their share of the washing-up! Head to www.warwicksu.com/societies/rag/ for more updates nearer the time - all proceeds go to charity!
Our annual Pride Week takes place throughout Week 8, offering a celebration of LBGTUA+ identity here at Warwick while providing you with the opportunity to learn more about the vital work of this student-run support network and campaigning society! Programme highlights this year include the Trans* Day of Remembrance Vigil out on the Piazza at 7pm on Wednesday 20th, together with a special night of live music from local and student bands on Friday night at Love Music Hate Homophobia. However you self-define, make sure you visit www.warwickpride.org or follow Pride on Facebook at www.facebook.com/warwickpride for the latest news!
week 7 This year sees The Kayodeles travelling through time and visiting pivotal points in black history - hosted by A Dot Comedian and featuring guest performances from Mista Silva, Moelogo and Chozen the Poet plus many more, it promises to be an unforgettable experience! There will also be food provided and an after-party DJ’d by Afro B featuring Hip Hop, RnB and, of course, Afrobeats! Tickets include the show, complimentary pizza and the after-party, and can be purchased at www. warwicksu.com/events/4082/10688/. Saturday 16th November - Doors 6pm - Copper Rooms 1
STRICTLY COME DANCING
THURSDAY WEEK 8
Come and see members of Latin and Ballroom take to the stage with members from 9 different sport club execs. With sparkly glitterball trophies and club glory to tempt the couples, it is sure to be a spectacular show! There also be a raffle during the evening with prizes including tickets to the English National Ballet, and £100 Brittany Ferries voucher - all proceeds from both the event and the raffle will be going to Cancer Research UK, with tickets available now from the SU website! 21st November - Doors 6.30pm - Copper Rooms 1
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What’s On - Week 7
ALL STUDENT MEETING Atrium 5:30pm
tuesday GUM CLINIC MR 4/5 11:30am UN-PLUCKED The Dirty Duck 9:30pm
wednesday QUACKSTAR KARAOKE The Dirty Duck 10pm POP! Room 1 10pm (Circles from 7pm)
Strips of Peppered Steak with Red Onion Chutney, toasted with melted cheddar cheese
COFFEE HOUSE SESSIONS Curiositea 4pm GLOBAL The Terrace Bar 9pm / CLEVERDUCKS PUB QUIZ The Dirty Duck 9:30pm
Steak Melt £3.45
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friday GET FUNKED The Terrace Bar 10pm DROP Room 2 10pm
SEAFOOD MENU sat/sun
MiTUNES The Terrace Bar 9pm
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Head up to Xananas this week to sample an array of light and delicious seafood dishes, all fresh from our waters! Make sure you check out the specials board each day or visit www.warwicksu.com/xananas to see what our chefs are cooking up!
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What’s On - Week 8
monday CLUB CARDIO Room 1 - 6pm QUIZ SOC PUB QUIZ The Mighty Duck 8pm
sweat to the beat
UN-PLUCKED The Dirty Duck 9:30pm
wednesday QUACKSTAR KARAOKE The Dirty Duck 10pm POP! Room 1, 10pm (Circles from 7pm)
WEEKLY SPECIAL Tandoori Chicken £3.45
thursday CURIOSITEA CINEMA CLUB Curiositea 5pm MIXOLOGY The Terrace Bar 9pm CLEVERDUCKS PUB QUIZ The Dirty Duck 9:30pm
Chicken Breast baked in a Tandoori Marinade, served with Mint Yoghurt.
friday POSTGRADUATE ASSOCIATION The Mighty Duck 6pm-8pm/ GET FUNKED The Terrace Bar 10pm/LOVE MUSIC HATE HOMOPHOBIA Room 2 Time TBC
sat/sun SATURDAY SESSION The Terrace Bar 9pm SKOOL DAYZ Rooms 1 & 2 10pm
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The Sabbatical Officer team here at the Students’ Union are elected by the student body to represent YOU. Here’s what a few of them have been up to recently…
Ben Sundell – President I interviewed and appointed a new student trustee to the Students’ Union Board, as well as sending out a co-signed letter with students’ recommendations for how to improve departments – including getting microwaves and kettles (yay!) Outside of the office, I represented Warwick SU at the NUS HE Zone conference, as well as helping Cosmo and the Democracy team with Student Council and the ASM. I also led on our community relations programme, helping to oversee the launch of the Street Marshal scheme and the Your Town Your Choice events, in addition to representing students at the community forums in Leamington!
Zoë Buckland – Sports Officer I’ve been working hard to secure £12,000 worth of sponsorship to be invested into Sport this year, as well as collaborating with the new web and systems staff at Warwick Sport to get plans for the website and online booking systems moving. Elsewhere, I’ve been working closely with the Coventry Sports Officer to organise the dates and venues of all the Varsity fixtures and planning our marketing campaign to ensure that this year’s Varsity is the biggest spectacle yet! We’ve also been supporting the Warwick Sport programmes as much as we can, including the Intra-Mural Leagues (featuring paid officials this year to make them more efficient) and the Hall Sports programme, which is bringing people together to create a larger community spirit on campus. In addition, Warwick Active events such as the Zombie Run have been a huge success with over 240 participants!
Cosmo March – Democracy & Development Officer I pushed our IT Team to get the new online book sale system finally up and running on the SU website (sincere apologies once again for the delay on this!), as well as introducing Officer Blogs and Sabbatical Officer Objectives to warwicksu.com so you can keep track of what your elected officials have been up to. Democracy-wise, we achieved the highest-ever turnout in this year’s Autumn Elections – thanks to everyone who stood as a candidate or voted! I also organised the first All Student Meeting of the year (taking place this week if you’re reading this in Week 7!) In extra-curricular activities, I abducted a circus llama and brought it on the U1. Alright, I didn’t do that, but I really wish I had.
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SU BOOK SALE Buy and sell new and used textbooks all year round with our brand new Book Sale function on the SU website. For a nominal fee of £1, sellers can list used textbooks at the price you want to fellow students here at Warwick, while buyers can arrange to meet up with a seller to exchange goods on campus or have a new copy of the book delivered to SUHQ Reception. Head to www.warwicksu.com/booksale and sign in to get started!
Upcoming Warwick Sport Events PwC Breakfast Club – Monday Week 8
Discover Disabled Sport Festival - Week 8
This fortnightly event takes place between 9-10am on Mondays of even weeks. Sports Clubs can send in their application in for free breakfast - be it after a hard morning of training, to celebrate a match last week or simply to get your club together, it’s a great start to the week! For more info and to apply, visit www.warwicksu.com/sports/breakfastclub
On Saturday and Sunday of Week 8 (23rd-24th November), learn more about how to make sport accessible to disabled students. Come along and watch an Exhibition Match and help us forge links with the disabled sport offerings in the area, with the aim of creating a sustainable provision of sport for disabled students here at Warwick!
Recent Sportspeople of the Week! Congratulations are also due to Rhys Hill from Warwick Men’s Lacrosse for his incredible performance against Leicester University on 16th October 2013, together with Yanjun Deng from Warwick Judo for his outstanding defeat of a GB Squad fighter in the final of the Southend International Judo Championships to take Gold!
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