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the bubble issue 37|03.10.09 -18.10.09
intro • food & drink • eating@warwick
When you chose your University, you also chose your Students’ Union. What is your SU? It’s a central point for all students. It’s a collection of bars, restaurants and clubs. It’s fun. It’s a centre of entertainment, hosting names like Eric Prydz, The Killers, Annie Mac and the NME Radar Tour. It’s a place of refuge. It’s a fully staffed Student Advice Centre, able to answer any question under the sun. It’s a hub of information. It’s an employer. Over 200 students get paid for working in it. It’s run for students by students. 7 full-time sabbatical officers, 29 part-time officers and a Union Council of 73 people. Democracy rules. It’s a place where there is opportunity for ‘change we can believe in’. It’s a huge collection of societies 257 and growing. It’s active. It’s over 70 sports teams competing against allies and rivals alike. It’s dynamic. It’s having a massive facelift to be completed later this year. It’s investing in your future. It’s the one of the largest in the UK. It’s one of the best! It’s yours. It’s mine. It’s Warwick SU.
variety is the spice of life This is the attitude of Warwick SU, because we spoil you with so many options. Looking for a thick and juicy steak or a light healthy salad, typical British ‘fish and chips’ or maybe a Greek platter? We can sort you out. Interested in sitting down for a coffee, a three course meal or just want to grab and go? We’ve got it covered. We cater for vegetarians and vegans, calorie counters, or those that just don’t care - also, we have halal options on all our menus. This year we are bringing the Eating@Warwick card to all our SU outlets. The card gives you a minimum of 10% discount off normal RRP in participating outlets - look for the pink pricing. You can also use it to buy groceries in Costcutters (no discount) or pay for drinks at our bars. Cards can be loaded with cash online or in Rootes Reception so you don’t need to carry cash around to get your food and drink. For more information check out www.warwick.ac.uk/warwickeat make sure you order one soon.
xanana’s Xanana’s is the SU’s premier bistro-style restaurant. It serves an imaginative menu of freshly prepared meals, light bites and a tempting array of delicious desserts. You can also choose from an impressive selection of fine wines, premium beers and fresh coffees. It is an excellent place to relax with some cake and a nice hot drink.
the dirty duck The Dirty Duck is a modern twist on the traditional pub. It not only serves a variety of real ales, wines, spirits and premium beers, but also freshly cooked value-for-money grub. Whether you are after traditional pub food, or you want a nice quiet drink on the balcony overlooking campus, the Duck is the place to be.
the bread oven The Bread Oven is fresh! Freshly baked baguettes, cookies and a mouth watering array of fresh ingredients. It’s fast, cheap and tasty as well as being healthy. Cold and hot baguette fillings available to suit every taste bud. Open during the week from 11 till 3 in SUHQ, it is a great place to pick up a quick bite between lectures or whenever you’re starving!
Autumn Elections From 9am Tuesday 20th October until 9pm Thursday 22nd October, voting for Union Council members is open. All voting is done online, and as soon as voting opens you’ll see the big ‘Vote Now’ button on the home page. Make sure you get your voice heard! Not sure what Union Council is? Want to run for a councillor position? Or just want more info? Check out www.warwicksu.com/elections. Nominations are open until Friday the 16th of October. Get involved.
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freshers bible: if you only do one thing.... week 1 saturday/sunday Freshers Fair begins when you guys get here. Once you’ve got your keys and dumped your stuff, head over to Freshers Fair in The Copper Rooms (follow the green footprints) to buy your all important Freshers T-shirt, grab a free goodie bag, free slice of Domino’s Pizza and see what else is on offer. Meet at 7pm on the Piazza for your real Warwick welcome with parties on each night in the funky venue that will become your second home. Wear your Freshers T-shirt!!!
The Sports Centre is the place to be to join any of the 70 different sports clubs that Warwick has to offer. With loads of people to talk to, stands and demonstrations you know exactly what to expect and what to join. Don’t forget, The Copper Rooms will be hosting even more stalls today so come and see what else is on offer.
Still not sure which societies to join? Rock back over to The Copper Rooms. Uni life is more than just study so get socialising and learn new skills for your CV by joining a cool society. There’s loads that’ll tickle your fancy.
Prince of Grime Tinchy Stryder brings his Star in the Hood tour to Warwick SU and performs live for you with special guest Chipmunk. Don’t miss out, get a ticket and get there early.
monday Freshers Fair continues in The Copper Rooms, where you can still pick up everything needed to ‘pimp out’ your room. Come on down, the prices are definitely right! Kick off your week with some ‘monkey business’ at brand new Top B. WORD OF ADVICE: Get there early - it’s guaranteed to be rammed!
Warwick has more societies than any other SU in the UK. Get your sociable little tush down to the Societies Fair in The Copper Rooms for your 1st chance to join one (or more) of the 250+ societies. POP! down to the POP! Pyjama Party. Does exactly what it says on the tin! Lovely.
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The godfathers of dub, Dreadzone hit the Union with 91DB supporting.
Back into The Copper Rooms to do your bit, the Volunteers and Democracy Fair opens its doors. Loads of opportunities to help others and get involved. Find out how to make a difference and sign up to lots of fab projects to do in your spare time. Its time to get down and dirty as Electric City + Crash present the NME Radar Tour.
saturday After a long night of partying, a fry up might be just what you need. Get your shopping sorted, stock up on beans, familiarise yourself with campus and your new surroundings before heading home to lace up your Nikes - you’ll need them for the Chase and Status’ debut live tour right here at Warwick SU!
THE COPPER ROOMS
LOADING AREA THE DIRTY DUCK SUHQ
SPORTS CENTRE PIAZZA UNIVERSITY ROAD
freshers bible • nus extra • halls hoodies
Make the most of the chance for a lie-in and when you emerge from underneath your duvet head to for a home cooked, steaming hot carvery at The Dirty Duck.
Running out of clean socks? Get yourself and your smalls down to the laundrette and do your Dot Cotton best to get stuff clean!
Get ready for an evening of laughs as Simon Bird of The Inbetweeners graces you with his presence at Comedy Night in The Copper Rooms.
week 2 monday You’ll be at lectures no doubt, but all the SU outlets will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in between. If you missed last week’s Top B here’s your next chance to find out what it’s all about. If you made it you’ll already know. Get there early you’ll be surprised at how much fun you can have in a queue!
Yes it’s your time, it’s your place, it’s your partayyyyy!!! Warwick SU hosts The OFFICIAL Freshers Ball 2009, which is pretty much one of the best nights of the year. Neon, glo-sticks and sweat in abundance! Get your ticket now or miss the night of your life!
The epic SU Book Sale starts today for two days in The Copper Rooms. Get the books you need for your course at a bargain price from the hundreds of second hand books on offer.
Nominations for Autumn Elections close today so get your votes in before 6pm. You’ve made it to the end of your second week. Reward yourself at Warwick SU’s popular RnB & Urban night - Hustle featuring Kano. Seriously the best hip hop and RnB in the West Midlands!
Get a pint of coke, diet coke or lemonade for price of ½ pint
week 2: xanana’s Get a free cookie with any coffee or tea purchased
Buy an NUS Extra card today and save money: www.warwicksu.com/nusextra 40 colours to choose from Personalised (optional)
What Freshers fortnight would be complete without the chance to don your school uniform? Take a trip down menory lane as Skool Dayz takes over The Copper Rooms. WORD OF ADVICE: Get there early as it’s guaranteed to be rammed!
The Book Sale brilliance continues - don’t miss your last chance to bag a bargain!
It’s time for that all important lie in again...
POP! returns with a Pirate Party. Dress it up, shiver your timbers, and long john silver your way to The Copper Rooms. Loads of treasure to give away including a £1000 prize. Yaaaaarrr!!
nus extra offers this fortnight week 1: the dirty duck
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Now that you’re a real Warwick student it’s time to pit your wits against your fellow quizzical folk. Head over to The Copper Rooms for the 2nd RAG Quiz of the year. What better way to exercise your brain cells, and it’s all for charity!
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what’s on week 1 saturday 3
freshers fair 10am - 4pm The Copper Rooms
10am - 4pm The Copper Rooms
Posters, CDs, DVDs, clothes and more. Kit out your room to really make it feel like home.
tinchy stryder + chipmunk 8pm - 12am £10 NUS / non (adv) Room 1
The UK’s ‘number one’ Prince of Grime rolls into town.
Grab a Freshers T-shirt and bag along with other freebies.
10am - 4pm The Copper Rooms
8pm - 2am Rooms 1&2
Welcome to Warwick! Meet on the Piazza at 7pm for your 1st (of many) nights in the Union!
FRESHERS FAIR 10am - 4pm The Copper Rooms
Even more stands giving away freebies, plus your last chance to pick up your Freshers Bag and T-shirt.
WELCOME PARTY 8pm - 2am Rooms 1&2
Your 1st (or 2nd) night? Get a taste of the year to come!
For info or to join, head to www.warwicksu.com/freshers
PYRAMID POSTERS 10am - 4pm The Copper Rooms
Deck out your room with posters - loads of choice.
POP! PYJAMA PARTY feat. GREG JAMES 9pm -1am (circling from 7pm) £3 NUS / £4 non (adv) Rooms 1&2
Radio 1’s cheeky host invites you to get your PJs on for a bout of mid-week silliness at our cheesy spectacular!
SOCIETIES FAIR 10am - 4pm The Copper Rooms
More societies strutting their stuff.
10am - 4pm The Copper Rooms
The busiest day of Freshers Fair.
10am - 4pm The Copper Rooms
top banana 8pm - 1am £2 NUS / £4 non Rooms 1&2
The 1st Top B of the year chart hits & student anthems in Room 1, commercial dance in Room 2, with selected drinks just £1 - what a belter!
SPORTS FAIR 10am - 4pm Sports Centre
For what’s on offer visit www.warwicksu.com/freshers
DREADZONE + 91db 8pm - 12am £10 NUS / non (adv) Room 1
Catch one of Britain’s most respected dance collectives.
UNDERGROUND REBEL BINGO CLUB 8pm - 12am £3 NUS / £4 non (adv) Room 2
Filthy, hilarious and very hushhush, the Underground Rebel Bingo Club demand you try your hand at a few sneaky rows of the unlikeliest of sports…
VOLUNTEERS & DEMOCRACY FAIR 10am - 4pm The Copper Rooms
Check out the volunteering opportunities and find out how to Have Your Say in the way your Union is run. Get involved!
PYRAMID POSTERS 10am - 4pm The Copper Rooms
Last chance to buy posters don’t miss out!
ELECTRIC CITY + CRASH feat. NME RADAR TOUR 7pm - 2am (club night from 10pm) £9.50 NUS / non (adv) Club only £3 NUS / £4 non Rooms 1&2
Coventry’s biggest alternative night, spinning a tip-top mix of indie, electro, rock, metal, punk & ska across 2 floors - plus the best upcoming bands playing live beforehand!
PRESSURE feat. CHASE & STATUS LIVE 10pm - 4am £10 NUS / £12 non (adv) Rooms 1&2
One of the hottest names in Drum’n’Bass make their live debut at our DnB/ Dubstep behemoth - this one’s going to be huge…
COMEDY NETWORK presents SIMON BIRD 7pm - 11pm £5 NUS / £6 non (adv) Room 1
The star of cult TV show The Inbetweeners gets his stand-up on for what is sure to be a popular endof-week draw.
RAG PUB QUIZ 7pm - 10pm £2 per head Room 2
Your chance to pit your wits against other students for CDs, DVDs, sweeties, bottles of wine and boxes of lager. All for sweet charity! Don’t forget the dance-offs too…
what’s on week 2 monday 12th
TOP BANANA 9pm - 1am £2 NUS / £4 non Rooms 1&2
Time for a little more monkey business at our popular Monday-night bash - get there early to avoid missing out.
STUDENT BOOK SALE 10am - 4pm The Copper Rooms
Literally thousands of second hand textbooks on offer - come down and save a packet! A great way to get all the books you need for your course.
Warwick Snow present Avalanche 9pm - 1am Room 1
The Snow Sports society host a night not to be missed. For more information about the night check out their website at www.warwicksnow.net
STUDENT BOOK SALE 10am - 4pm The Copper Rooms
Last chance to grab yourself a bargain - don’t miss it.
POP! PIRATE PARTY 9pm - 1am (circling from 7pm) £3 NUS / £4 non (adv) Rooms 1&2
Cutlasses, eye-patches and a healthy dose of ‘YARRRR!’ are the order of the day as we invite you to sing along to cheesy classics and retro anthems at our new Wednesday night.
what’s on • don’t miss • ents passes
THE FRESHERS BALL 09
8pm - 2am £25 NUS / £30 non (adv) Rooms 1&2
9pm - 2am £4 NUS / £5 non (adv) Rooms 1&2
Glow sticks, neon and a tip-top line-up of live acts including Annie Mac, Hadouken! and Master Shortie are the icing on the cake as we turn one of the biggest nights of the year into a special ‘Freshers Rave’!
Crowbar yourselves back into that school uniform as we take a trip down memory lane and relive the best tunes of the 90s and early noughties - for those of you ‘too cool for school’, simply zip upstairs for some old-skool hip-hop, funk & breakbeats! Guaranteed to be rammed so get your ticket now.
For full line-up details or to get your ticket before they sell out head over to www.warwicksu.com/venue or check out the Ents stand at the Freshers Fair.
AUTUMN ELECTIONS NOMINATIONS CLOSE 6pm www.warwicksu.com
Don’t miss your last chance to have your say in the nominations for the Autumn Elections.
RAG PUB QUIZ 7pm - 10pm £2 per head Room 1
don’t miss out:
The RAG Pub Quiz returns: more chances to go headto-head with the ‘finest’ (ahem) minds around, with all proceeds going to charity. Lovely.
HUSTLE feat. KANO 10pm - 2am £5 NUS / £6 non (adv) Rooms 1&2
Apple-bottom jeans? Check. Boots with the fur? Check… It’s time for all you slinky souls to start bringing sexy back at our popular RnB and Urban night.
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FRESHERS CHECKLIST Pick up your copy of The Bubble Go to the Rootes Building, collect your keys, register with the University if you haven’t already and pick up your Warwick Student Card Settle into your room and say hi to your new flat mates Follow the green footprints to Freshers Fair in The Copper Rooms to pick up your Goodie Bag as well as a load of other freebies including a free slice of Domino’s Pizza Grab (or buy) your NUS Extra card Buy your Freshers T-shirt for £5 that gets you into the Welcome Party If you haven’t bought them online already get your Ents tickets or Freshers Passports from the stand in the Freshers Fair Buy posters for your room and lots of other cool stuff from the stands in the Freshers Fair Apply for SU jobs at the Job Shop stand at Freshers Fair - loads of part-time student jobs available Head to SUHQ to register for the Health Centre If you have a question ask someone in a green t-shirt Have fun! Whether fresher, returner or postgrad, we wish you an amazing year. Your SU