Freshers' Guide 2011

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All you need to know for Freshers 2011

Text of Freshers' Guide 2011

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    UWESU Sports Clubs, Societies & Networks

    Student Discount Directory

    Whats On Newsletters

    Part-Time Work Vacancies

    Special Offers

    And Much More
















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  • Welcome! Im Colin, your Students Union President and chair of the UWESU Executive Committee for 2011/12. Its a privilege to have been elected to represent the 30,000 students here at UWE. Its my job to ensure that your views, opinions and experiences are represented to the University to guarantee a great student experience.

    As your representative voice for UWE students Ill be seeking your feedback on issues throughout the year, fighting to ensure that students get the best deal possible at UWE and making certain that your student experience is catered to you. Equality, diversity, honesty, respect, trust and ambition are all of great importance to our Students Union and thats why we strive to be accessible, inclusive and offer something for everyone.

    This booklet is your guide to getting involved. You can be part of a community, sport or society to meet new people, volunteer, become a student rep or just chill out in Escape or Red Bar. UWESU is run by students, for students, so if a network, sport, society or social group doesnt already exist that you are interested in, you can start one! University life is more than achieving a degree. Its an experience.

    May I be the first to say welcome to the University of the West of England and to UWE Students Union. Enjoy Freshers Week and I look forward to meeting you in September. Freshers Event Tickets - p.27

    Freshers Week Pullout - p.17

    Buy a UWESU Card now

    Meet The Presidents - p.6


    A welcome from colinUweSU PreSident


  • 40 eVentSThis year UWESU celebrates its 40th year of enhancing the student experience. Since 1971 UWESU has been serving and representing its members. UWESU has listened to its members and worked hard to implement many changes and developments throughout these 40 years and therefore is very proud to celebrate its 40th Anniversary with its current members!

    To celebrate, UWESU is putting on 40 EVENTS! These diverse events will be spread across the year, showcasing all that UWESU has to offer. Its a chance to get involved, have fun and enhance your student experience with UWESU.

    40 diScoUntSAlso watch out for the 40 discounts that we will be giving away on our products and services throughout the year. Well contact you with all the details, so that you dont miss out!

  • the 40 eVentSHartpury Freshers Fair-14/09/11Bower Freshers Fair-19/09/11Glenside and St Matts Freshers Fair-21/09/11Glenside Pyjama PubcrawlFrenchay Freshers Fair-22/09/11Allstars Party-24/09/11

    NUS DelegationFrolics Festival-06/10/11Black History Month - Love Music Hate Racism Gig-27/10/11Halloween Lock In- 31/10/11

    Woolly Hat Day-04/11/2011The Village People- Evening between 14-18/11/11MovemberAGM-24/11/11

    Last Orders-09/12/11Dear Steve

    Elections NominationsFeedback Week-starting 16/01/11

    Body Beautiful-whole monthRe-Freshers Fair-2/02/12UWESU Through The AgesRAG Week-18-26/02/11

    Village People-Take 2Elections-Voting WeekNational Student Volunteering Week-20-26/03/11Last Orders-29/03/12Varsity DayRugby Union VarsityFootball VarsityRep Awards

    Inspire-athonSociety Awards

    UWESU Beer and Cider Festival-04/05/11Sports Awards DinnerOlympic Torch Celebration-22/05/11Last Orders-25/05/12Canoe Polo VarsityBoat Varsity

    Cricket VarsityBower Ashton Degree Show











  • Olly ReidVP Education

    Terri HammondEducation Officer

    Safiyyah HendersonVP Societies and Communication

    Chris HolgateSocieties and Communication Officer UWESUSocsandCommsOfficer@

    Catherine ReeveFrenchay Campus Officer

    Louise Goux-Wirth VP Community and Welfare

    Meenal Odedra Community and Welfare Officer

    Sarah HickieBower Ashton Campus Officer

    Ariana A SefreVP Sports

    Daniel HincheySt Matthias Campus Officer

    Colin OfflerStudents Union President

    Christopher Palmer & Hollie Glover

    Glenside Campus Officers

    Rachel KentHartpury Campus Officer


    For further info about Campus Officers see pages 30 & 31


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    Student Representative Committee


    electionSMembers of the Students Union annually elect an Executive to represent the views of UWE students nationally and locally. The Executive is made up of 5 full time positions and 9 voluntary positions. The Executive influence the direction of your Students Union and University and is a great way of being involved in making decisions that impact on your student experience. The elections take place in March when you will see all the candidates out campaigning for your vote. If you want to take up the opportunity to stand in the elections look out for further details in January or contact

    ShAPe YoUr UnionA core principle of UWESU is that it is run by students for students. This is not only achieved by the election of five students as Presidents of UWESU, but by various other means that put UWE students and their views at the heart of the Union. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved. No matter what your interest, its really easy to take part and help set the future direction and priorities of your Union.

    StUdent coUncil And AGmStudent Council meets 3 times a year with one of these as the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Annual General Meeting is open to all UWE students to attend and vote on important issues. Student Council is open for all students to attend with voting members drawn from the Students Union Executive and from each committee.

    Sports Officer Needed!Election 18th October

    Sports Committee Societies and CommunicationCommittee

    Community and Welfare Committee


    StUdent rePS

    who Are the rePS?Anyone can be a Student Rep! Reps for each course and level will be elected in the first few weeks of term. If you dont know who is arranging this, ask a module or programme leader, or contact us at the email address below.

    If you are interested in becoming a Student Rep you will receive training and support from the Students Union and will be able to get involved with lots of different aspects of the Union. So get in touch and we will tell you all the benefits of being involved!

    Hi Im Olly Reid, your Vice President Education. As VP Education it is my role to support students and take the issues that students are facing as well as your ideas and suggestions to the University. I will be working with Terri Hammond, the Education Officer, to represent students on education issues, but we cant do this without knowing what your issues and ideas are. We use the feedback you give to your Student Reps to influence the decisions the University makes and to shape the projects we take on over the year. If youre interested in getting involved carry on reading!

    whAt do StUdent rePS do? Student Reps are your link to feeding back on your student experience to the University & Students Union.

    There are Student Reps elected for every level to represent your course and discuss issues with the Faculty staff.

    If you have any issues surrounding your course, your Student Reps take them to the University.

    University staff approach your Student Reps with their queries, so they need to know what you think!

  • VolUnteerinG

    Get involved with volunteering while youre a student at UWE and stand out from the crowd. Whether you want to learn a new skill or share an existing one, meet new people or enhance your employability... there is something just for you. UWESU Volunteering specialises in offering individuals, clubs, societies and networks the opportunity to set up projects, campaigns and events to benefit the local community. As long as it is led by students, we will help you along the way, and even give you the opportunity to apply for up to 100 to kick-start your idea. We also run one-off volunteering days in the local community including the Big Beach Clean and conservation projects. Whatever youre interested in, your Volunteer Support Officer Helen Seacombe can help you find a volunteering project that is right for you.

    Raise and Give (RAG) puts the FUN backinto FUNDRAISING!



    If you think youd like to get involved in something fun for a good cause look no further than RAG. It is your opportunity to be part of a national network of students raising thousands of pounds for charity every year.

    RAG is run by students like you and supported by UWESU staff. The RAG committee is looking for new members and your fundraising ideas to raise money! RAG support 4 charities each year but you can raise money for any charity of your choice. Throughout the year RAG holds events such as bar