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the bubble issue 49|21.06.10 -04.07.10


intro • s.a.c. volunteers needed • bone marrow registration • the big sports challenge 2010 • campus room clearance

The sun is shining, students are celebrating the end of exams out on the Piazza and your Sabbs are getting ready to pack up our worldly belongings and leave the bubble for the last time. On behalf of the entire team, I’d like to thank all of you for making this year so memorable. It’s been a year of many changes for the Union - a new building, brand new end-of-year events and, of course, a challenging financial backdrop. Many of you had your say in The Big 5 survey and although we have already begun working on your feedback, it now falls to the incoming team to see that what we offer caters to your needs. But it’s not over yet - we’ve got the first-ever Graduation Ball to look forward to, an amazing lineup for the Summer Party and the Warwick Student Arts Festival. If you haven’t bought your Summer Party tickets yet - get on it! Enjoy the last few days of term, whether you’re returning after the summer vacation or not. If you are graduating, congratulations! University is an amazing time it goes all too quickly. Wishing you all the best, Andrew

campus rooms clearance At the end of every academic year, £1000s of clothes, books and other items are left behind in campus residences. Without intervention, the majority of this is incinerated. Warwick Volunteers has been working to reduce the environmental impact of this waste, recycle items, and recover stock of significant value to support a range of local and international charities. In 2009 over 16 tonnes of donations were collected, sorted and redistributed! Volunteers are needed to help with collecting and sorting donations for the Undergraduate Campus Rooms Clearance on:

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To get involved or find out more, e-mail: volunteers@warwick.ac.uk.

bone marrow registration Warwick Marrow (a joint project between Medical School students and the Anthony Nolan Trust) are coming to main campus to get as many people signed onto a bone marrow register as possible. It’s simple to do: check you meet the criteria, complete a questionnaire and give a blood sample. You’ll then be put onto the Anthony Nolan Register. Learn more on their website! As matches for transplants are most likely to be found within an individual’s ethnic group, it’d be great if there was a wide mix of ethnicities attending.

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the big sports challenge 2010 This annual fun event takes place on Wed 30th June and Wed 7th July from 9am3pm at Westwood’s Athletics track. Children from primary schools in Coventry’s disadvantaged areas will be invited to experience new athletic events. Volunteers are required to help with coaching sessions, compiling results and general support. All volunteers receive a t-shirt and free lunch - for more info (and to add your name to the list of interested volunteers), please email Sarah on sarah.newell@volunteers.warwick.ac.uk, stating which day you are available.

student advice centre volunteers needed The Student Advice Centre is looking for student volunteers for the next academic year, who can help us continue to provide a fantastic service for students. Volunteers are needed to help staff the reception, welcome and greet people, and make appointments. All you need to do is to spare two or three hours per week, and we will fit it around your studies and other commitments. If you are interested in joining our team, or for more information, email us on advice@warwicksu.com or call 02476 572824.


warwick student arts festival

Warwick Student Arts Festival (WSAF) is the aim of showcasing and celebrating a programme of events including music, d with a heavy emphasis on collaboration promises to be bigger and better than e highlights stretched across four days. Visit www.wsaf.ac.uk for more info!

singathon or song fest Creative Space A singing-only event where anyone in the University can sign up to sing a song of their choice accompanied by a pianist. photograph warwick Outdoor Space Photograph Warwick will involve a temporary and possibly portable studio where Warwick students, staff and lecturers can exhibit their work. the art of bellydance Tents and Tipees Two Bellydance workshops: the first, on Friday, will be a basic introduction to Bellydance, including a brief history, guidance on basic moves, and a short choreography. basement sketches Main Stage An assortment of comedy sketches written and devised in a basement by Josh Smith, Josh Roche and a group of actors. The Union, the election, the Uni, the credit crunch and even the CAPITAL centre may all be included! string orchestra WSAF concert Main Stage The String Orchestra will perform a short programme of classical music from baroque to modern. This growing and enthusiastic group will play on campus for the first time this year.

avenue q Studio Avenue Q, a hilarious musical, is set in downtown New York.Princeton, a newly-graduated English student, arrives searching for a purpose, love and, more importantly, a job! keeno kino Cinema Keeno Kino is a non-competitive student film festival showcasing the work of Warwick filmmakers. It is run in collaboration with TapFactory, the Film Studies Society and B-Side Empire. twelfth night Outdoor Space We’ll be staging Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night as an outdoor promenade performance. It will be, for want of a better word, a hippy Twelfth Night! lost AND found: shakespeare’s ‘double falsehood’ Conference Room Love, lust, rape, women dressed as men and shepherds keeping their flocks: typical Shakespearean themes, no? Perhaps, perhaps not. ‘Double Falsehood’ promises to be dark, funny and exciting! Lord Of The Dance Main Stage An original and colourful piece of Irish Dancing combining the delicate, elegant performance of a jig with the strength and lively passion of a reel.

MTW Revue Of The Year Main Stage MTW perform their greatest hits from the triumphant performances which took place this year. The Revue will Feature a varied selection of songs, from Cole Porter’s classic Kiss Me Kate to the saucy and seductive Wild Party. The Canterbury Tales Outdoor Space Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales are some of the world’s most wellknown stories, grounded in the roots of modern literature and bringing together a group of characters from a variety of backgrounds and classes. University Of Warwick Wind Orchestra Main Stage A completely non-auditioned ensemble, consisting of around 60 wind, brass and percussion performers who perform a wide range of music. The Merchant Of Venice Conference Room The Shakespeare Society bring you one of Shakespeare’s best-known and most controversial plays. Creativity in Magic Tents and Tipees An introduction and exploration of the creativity that goes into a simple magic trick. Attendants will be taught an easy but impressive card trick, along with the patter of others.


a month of sundaes • summer sport • summer ball suit hire • nus extra offers

an annual event founded in 2004 with all aspects of student art. It features a dance, theatre, film, literature and art, across genres and art-forms. This year ever before - check out just a few of the

a month of sundaes @ curiositea Curiositea is giving you the opportunity to try a different flavoured ice cream sundae every day until the end of term, from just £2.50! Flavours include Baileys, Milky Way, Snickers and more... what are you waiting for?

summer sport Exams are finished, so it’s time to get yourself out of the library and into the glorious sun for some sports. Warwick Sport are hosting some fantastic tournaments which will be so fun your socks may very well fly off!

warwick 5-a-side world cup WSAF Finale Concert Main Stage The Brass Society, Wind Orchestra, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra come together for this year’s grand finale. End of Eden Studio End of Eden is a student-written play exploring the corruptive nature of jealousy and revenge. Marcus is desperately concerned for the well-being of his wife as she slowly loses her grip on reality… Howling Outdoor Space Another student-written play, following the story of three hunters and a family of wolves stranded in a forest during winter and competing for survival. The Fever Chart Tents and Tipees Join WUDS for an exclusive preview of their Edinburgh Fringe summer show. The Fever Chart explores the multi-faceted nature of the Middle East, telling three stories set in three worlds. The Pole Dancers Present… Main Stage A fun, upbeat performance demonstrating different types of dance on and off the pole.

www.wsaf.ac.uk

tuesday week 9

The World Cup has started, but why should we let everyone in South Africa have all the fun? Here at Warwick we are hosting our own 5-a-side World Cup. Submit a team of your mates, choose a country to compete as, and start your campaign to become World Champions. Believe! Sign up at www.warwicksport.warwick.ac.uk/5aside

school sports day

monday week 10

Remember those glorious days at school, when you would don your white shorts and plimsolls for a day of sprints, jumps and egg-and-ruddy spoon? We’re hosting the 2010 School Sports Day at the Warwick Athletics track. Sign up at www.warwicksport.warwick.ac.uk/sportsday

rounders tournament

wednesday week 10

What is better than relaxing in the sun with a bat in one hand and a glass of Pimm’s in the other, swatting away the ball before gently breaking into a trot around the posts to score a vital rounder? The glorious Cryfield pitches will be the sun-drenched venue for this fantastic event. Don’t miss it! Sign up at www.warwicksport. warwick.ac.uk/rounders

summer ball suit hire With exams (almost!) out of the way, it’s time to get kitted out for the Sports and Graduation Ball. Moss Bros will be fitting for suit hire in the Atrium (11am - 4pm*) throughout Week 9:

○○ Two-piece Dinner Suit Hire £33 (normally £41)

John Sm ith Unive rsity of Warwi ck Stu dents’ Union

nus extra offers week 9: the bread oven Any special baguette for just £3.00 (normally £3.25).

○○ Suit + Shirt and Bow Tie

week 9: the terrace bar

○○ Suit, Shirt, Bow Tie & Waistcoat

Upgrade to Absolut Vodka for the price of House Vodka (£1.95)

£37 (normally £55) £47 (normally £65)

Check out www.warwicksu.com for more details. *Friday 10:30am - 2pm

week 10: the dirty duck Free dash of Coke/lemonade/Diet Coke with every shot of spirit.


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Is a single moment on stage enough to sum up your journey? Graduation and Beyond 2010 is a Graduation Ball for you to share your achievement with the very special people in your lives, complete with a 3-course dinner, prolific speeches, spectacular performances and networking opportunities. DATE:

Tuesday 20th July

VENUE:

Panorama Suite, Rootes Social Building

DRESS-CODE: Formal TICKETS:

http://bit.ly/gnb10

Early-bird tickets are on sale now at £38. You will automatically be entered into a weekly prize draw to win a cuddly Warwick Graduation Teddy, courtesy of the University Bookshop. Graduation & Beyond Team 2010


what’s on

graduation ball 2010 7pm - 2Am b’ham motorcycle museum sold out

what’s on week 9

It’s the year’s most prestigious event - a sumptuous trip through the razzle-dazzle of the 1920s. Keep your ears open for the Speakeasy’s secret password...

friday 25th

Summer ball suit hire + returns 10:30am - 2pm the atrium

Showing throughout the week in your Union - check the website for full details!

monday 21st

summer ball suit hire 11am - 4pm the atrium

Get kitted out for the summer balls today. Moss Bros bring you some great offers - suit hire from only £33! Once you’ve decided, pop over to the Finance Office in SUHQ to pay for your voucher. Then hand this over when you collect your suit. Simple.

top BANANA 8pm - 2am (club from 10pm) £2 NUS / £4 non (free before 10pm) the copper rooms

Big chart tunes and £1 drink offers all night - it’s time for a little monkey business!

tuesday 22

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summer ball suit hire 11am - 4pm the atrium

wednesday 23rd

summer ball suit hire 11am - 4pm the atrium

pop! flower power 10pm - 2am (circling from 7pm) £3 entry room 1

Time to dress up, like, ‘groovy, maaaaaan…’ as our Wednesday night cheese-fest returns!

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summer ball suit hire 11am - 4pm the atrium

Last chance to get kitted out for the Sports Ball courtesy of Moss Bros. It is also the time to return your suit after the Graduation Ball.

live jazz 3pm - 6pm the atrium

Nothing touches the soul quite like the beat and vibe of jazz music. After a week of exams & revision, come and unwind in the Atrium, you know you want to.

Get Funked at the terrace bar

to bring you their climactic farewell. Live bands! Society DJs! Students2Students! Guitar Hero! Last boogie! Last laughter! Last pint with all your friends!

Top Banana: The Top 40 2010

warwick jailbreak

It’s the big one. Can anyone take Kings of Leon’s title as Top B’s favourite tune? Vote online by searching for ‘Top B Top 40 2010’ on Facebook!

weekend long across the uk £15

Warwick Jailbreak are running a new 24 HOUR summer event ESCAPED. Enjoy some summer sun as you aim to get around 5 UK cities, and ‘arrest’ the 5 escaped convicts. Of course, standard Jailbreak rules apply no money on transport! Once again this is all in the name of charity (Amnesty International) and will be a great end to the year- plus, it won’t be freezing cold like the main event was! www.warwickjailbreak.com.

sunday 27th

warwick jailbreak weekend long across the uk £15

9pm - late free entry the terrace bar

Funk, soul, hip-hop, breaks and everything in-between!

Crash: The Top 40 2010 10pm - 2am £3 nus / £4 non room 2

what’s on week 10

sports ball 2010 7pm - 2Am b’ham hilton metropole sold out

Another chance to get your glad-rags on as we get all swish for this year’s Sports Ball!

last exit 10pm - 2am £3 for Offbeat, Bandsoc, Rocksoc, Punksoc & RAG mem / £4 non mem room 2

Offbeat, Bandsoc, Punksoc, Rocksoc and RAG team up

tuesday 29th

summer party 2010 12pm - 5am university house field £35 - tickets still available!

A top line-up of live talent joins us for our massive end-of-year blowout. With a free fairground, tons of entertainment and an after-party lasting long into the night, this is set to be a spectacular finale to your summer term!

wednesday 30th

morse society sports day & picnic time tbc claycroft field

The Morse Society hold a Summer Picnic and Sports Day to finish the year. With fun games including an egg and spoon race, sack race, threelegged race and an obstacle course, what better way to enjoy the sunshine. Even better, there’s a prize for the winner of each event!

POP!

The year’s biggest and most rocking tunes, as selected by you - search for the ‘Crash Top 40 2010’ group on Facebook to cast your votes!

saturday 26th

8pm - 2am (club from 10pm) £2 NUS / £4 non (free before 10pm) the copper rooms

10pm - 2am (circling from 7pm) £3 ENTRY room 1

Showing throughout the week in your Union - check the website for full details!

monday 28th

Summer ball suit HIRE returns 11am - 4pm the atrium

Now that both the Graduation Ball and the Sports Ball have been and gone, it’s time to return your Moss Bros suit. Make sure you remember to bring your bow tie!

Your final chance to indulge in a bout of midweek mayhem as Disco Dave unleashes the cheese one last time.

friday 2nd

live jazz 3pm - 6pm the piazza

For one last time, treat your ears to the delightful sounds of live Jazz on the Piazza.

Get Funked at the terrace bar 9pm - late FREE ENTRY the terrace bar

An illogical progression through hip hop, funk, soul, breaks and everything in-between!


featured event • don’t miss • freshers supervisors + freshers helpers wanted

featured event:

tuesday wk 10

don’t miss:

friday wk 9

the crash top 40 It’s been another year of hard rocking here at Crash HQ, and as always we’re asking YOU to help pick the tunes for the final event of Term 3. Last year, Rage Against the Machine romped to victory with a typically ebullient display of shouting and swearing, but as always there’s a wealth of noisy contenders nipping at their heels.

This year’s massive summer blowout takes place right here on campus in Week 10, and it’s already shaping up to be the most unmissable event in the Warwick calendar. We’ve pulled out all the stops to bring you a varied bill of live acts, covering a range of genres from indie (The Courteeners, Bombay Bicycle Club), hip-hop (DJ Yoda, Chiddy Bang), dance (Chicane, Dog & Pony vs. Eve), rock (Funeral For a Friend), pop (Girls Can’t Catch) and everything in-between. Many other Unis’ summer events have just one of these acts as their headliner - you get the whole lot! On top of that, there’s a free funfair and inflatable zone featuring a waltzer, dodgems, bouncy castle, foam washing machine, penalty shoot-out and more, together with Curiositea’s naughty spin-off tent, your chance to win a car and loads of different food and drink offers throughout the day. If you’re feeling really hardcore, you can also try braving the after-party in The Copper Rooms until 5am! It’s open to all Warwick students irrespective of yeargroup, and looks set to be a spectacular send-off to the summer term. Check out the full details at www.warwicksu.com/summer/party - tickets for this huge event are still available at £35 a pop!

Make sure you vote online by searching for ‘Crash Top 40 2010’ on Facebook, and we’ll see you in Week 9 for the countdown and one final Hokey Cokey!

don’t miss:

monday wk 10

the top b top 40 …And as if one bout of musical democracy wasn’t enough, we’ll be doing the exact same thing for the year’s final Top Banana. Kings of Leon’s ‘sex’ was very much on fire this time last year as they bagged the #1 spot, though Sidney Samson could well deliver a cheeky ‘Riverside, motherhubbard!’ their way on the big night. Again, check out the ‘Top B Top 40 2010’ Facebook group and pick your 5 favourites from the shortlist - we’ll count them down from start to finish at the last Top B of term!

supervisors + helpers wanted Can you work well under pressure? Do you have what it takes to be part of a team? Want to be a part of a very exciting and important moment in a student’s time here at University? Warwick SU is looking for Freshers Supervisors and Freshers Helpers to assist at the start of next year with everything from the moving-in weekend to Sports and Societies Fairs. For more information, check out: www.warwicksu.com/freshers. If you think you’ve got what it takes to keep everything running smoothly and you’re up to the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


question time

question time: end of an era As the Sabbatical Officers prepare for their last month in office (which consists mainly of training the Sabb Elects how not to repeat their mistakes!), they look back at their time here at Warwick as we ask them...

sumaiya Make the most of your time here - it’ll be over before you know it. Remember that University is so much more than studying; it’s for discovering new passions, new hobbies and making new friends. In Lord George Byron’s famous last words: ‘Now I shall go to sleep. Goodnight’.

james Warwick is an amazing and unique place which I won’t ever forget. Since coming here, I have done things I’d never have imagined and been involved in so many incredible initiatives. I even managed to get a degree amongst all the other stuff. The only problem with four years at Warwick is that you blink and you’ve missed it, so make the most of it while it lasts - it’s a scary world out there! Never again will I have a job which combines stamping safe-sex messages on drunk people, helping people solve housing repair problems, and doing litter picks in community parks. It’s been a blast. Au revoir to all my new friends!

andy New Sabbs: make some time for yourself. As soon as term hits you’ll be so rushed off your feet that you won’t be able to do what you want to unless you set specific time aside. But, most of all, enjoy the ride. You’ll have a great time next year, but it’ll fly by. Don’t waste a second!

The University only listens to you when it wants to and constant emails & meetings stop you doing real work! Thank goodness the Summer Party is going to be AWESOME!

isaac I came, I saw, I conquered (and then decided to stay for an extra year, which was exciting): I have hit rock-bottom, been on Cloud 9 and everywhere in-between. Never has it been truer than this year that it is the people who make the place. To those who made me love it - I owe you.

Good Night and Good Luck.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on www.warwicksu.com for details of all the exciting things we’ve got lined up for you next year!


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