All entries for September 2005

September 30, 2005

UNION NEWS – RAG quiz on Sunday

Writing about web page http://www.sunion.warwick.ac.uk/portal/articles/ragquiz

The first RAG quiz of the year will be held in the Cholo and the Marketplace on Sunday at 8pm. To find out more click here

UNION NEWS – Spice up your weekend at Cafe Xanana

Writing about web page http://www.sunion.warwick.ac.uk/portal/articles/nightspice

Join us this Friday and Saturday evening from 10pm for the launch of Late Night Spice – an extensive menu of authentic Indian balti cuisine served in the Students' Union's premier restaurant. Find out more here

September 29, 2005

UNION NEWS – Societies Fair

Writing about web page http://www.sunion.warwick.ac.uk/portal/articles/societiesfair

Societies Fair is on 10am – 4pm on Monday and Tuesday of Week 2 (3rd & 4th of October) in the Market Place. It's your opportunity to find out about all the 175 societies run by the Students' Union. Click here to find out more

UNION NEWS – Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme

Writing about web page http://www.sunion.warwick.ac.uk/portal/articles/undergradresearch

Thirteen students have been participating in the Undergraduate
Research Scholarship Scheme (URSS) this summer. The results of their work will be on display in the Atrium of University house from:

2.30pm on 19 October to 4pm on Friday 21 October.

Why not come over and see what they have been doing?

This Scheme is for second year students. Details of the 2005/06 round of Scholarships will be posted in Departments during the Autumn Term. Information will also be available on the URSS website link


September 28, 2005

UNION FEEDBACK – Stagecoach buses (particularly late night)

I have been asked by Stagecoach to find out how their buses are running at the moment, particularly the ones after events.

If you have a piece of negative feedback it would be very useful if you can specify an exact time and date of the problem. It is no use to them to say "the buses are always late" as they can't then pinpoint the problem.

Positive feedback is also always welcomed

So then, how are the buses?

Nick Seagrave
Commercial Development and Communications Officer


UNION NEWS – Postgraduate workspace survey complete

Writing about web page http://www.sunion.warwick.ac.uk/portal/articles/workingspace

To all the postgraduates out there. The Students' Union have recently investigated the provision of workspace for postgradute research students. The survey was conducted by Richard Cave as SSLC Co-ordinator and is now complete. To find out more click here

UNION NEWS – Avalanche

Writing about web page http://www.sunion.warwick.ac.uk/portal/articles/avalanche

On Tuesday, week 2 (4th October) Avalanche will return even bigger and better than before. The Cooler will be transformed into a huge bar in the Alps, with icicles, snow, mountains, and lots of cool beverages! Click here to find out more

UNION NEWS – APPEAL: Where's Spank's foot?

Writing about web page http://www.sunion.warwick.ac.uk/portal/articles/spanksfoot

At Top B Spank the Monkey lost his foot to a member of the crowd. He's very upset about it and would very much like it back, if you return it, we'll ask no questions. Click here to find out more.

September 27, 2005

Union Councillor Nominations Close tomorrow at noon

Writing about web page http://www.sunion.warwick.ac.uk/voting

Nominations for elections for Union Councillors, NUS delegates and Postgraduate faculty reps close at noon tomorrow. If you are interested get your nomination ASAP. To do it visit the Democratic Services Office in Union North.

Union Council is a bit like the parliament of the Students’ Union. The councillors you elect in week 2 (beginning 3rd October) have the opportunity to set out and decide Union policy and although they will not be responsible for the Unions’ commercial services they have a real influence on the way Union is run. It is also here that Union Officers can be held to account. NUS conference delegates represent Warwick at various conferences throughout the year.

Anyone can stand to become a councillor for his or her faculty or to be a delegate to NUS conference. To stand and find out more detail about any of the positions visit www.sunion.warwick.ac.uk/voting. If you want more information then contact elections@sunion.warwick.ac.uk or stick a comment on the end of here.

The polls will be open from Monday – Wednesday in Week 2 (3rd-5th October) online at www.sunion.warwick.ac.uk/voting or you can visit the polling stations at societies fair.

Positions Available

Arts Faculty Union Councillor (x11)
Science Faculty Union Councillor (x28)
Social Studies Faculty Councillor (x30)
Medical Faculty Union Councillor (x8)
Institute of Education Union Councillor (x3)
Institute of Education Representative
Postgraduate Arts Faculty Representative
Postgraduate Science Faculty Representative
Postgraduate Social Studies Faculty Representative
Postgraduate Committee Chair
NUS National Conference(s) Delegate (x12)
NUS West Midlands Area (WMANUS) Conference(s) Delegate (x13)
NUS West Midlands Regional Conference(s) Delegate (x3)
NUS Black Students' Conference(s) Delegate
NUS Women's Conference(s) Delegate


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The Students' Union will be using this blog to help communicate with those in the blog world. It will be up and running properly in the next week, but I just thought it would be a good idea to get it started now.

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