In the hope of changing the “I’ll get another chance” mindset, students will only be able to take exams in June as the reorganisation of A-Levels commences. In order to eliminate the “re-sit culture”, exam officials have started this transition by stopping students from retaking in January.
4th Dec 2012 Read more...FEATURES»
Considering the success of British events over the summer of 2012, the union and its societies faced a tough job at the beginning of the academic year; everyone’s expectations were high after national events such as the Olympics, and the high quality of last year’s events around campus. So how did we do? Fresher’s week started the year with a bang (no, literally) with Monday’s act Wiley causing a twitter row after he turned up late to a crowd of unimpressed students who had effectively paid £10 for him to prance around for 10 minutes on stage.
19th May 2013 Read more...SOCIETIES»
Sending a big thank you to everyone that participated to make Surrey Student PEN’s Refreshers Fayre a great day! The Surrey PEN society aims to make people here at the University of Surrey aware that free speech is not something easily attained, and shouldn’t be taken for granted. In fact, we are highly privileged here in the UK with the ability to speak our minds; this is not the case in many countries across the globe.
1st Mar 2013 Read more...SCIENCE & TECH»
A BAE Systems Jetstream research aircraft has become the first pilotless aircraft to fly through UK shared airspace. The 500 mile flight from BAE Systems’ in Warton Aerodrome, Lancashire, to Inverness in Scotland was controlled by a ground-based pilot, with navigational instructions provided by the National Air Traffic Services (NATS).
20th May 2013 Read more...ARTS»
South Korean superstar PSY is back with a new single released, globally-titled ‘Gentleman’. The new-found global marketing push comes after PSY was signed on by Scooter Braun, best known as the manager for pop sensations Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepson.
21st May 2013 Read more...SPORTS»
Around the week of Margaret Thatcher’s death, there was much debate on her position regarding sport. There were some distasteful feelings left over when the Manchester clubs, United and City, chose not to observe a minutes silence in memory of the former Prime Minister.
27th Apr 2013 Read more...OPINION & ANALYSIS»
It seems like every time we open a magazine, turn on the TV, even walk past a billboard, we are faced with that girl. You know, the skinny girl, with a tiny waist, washboard abs, and super-slim thighs.
22nd Nov 2012 Read more...ARCHIVE»
That’s why we’ve decided to focus on loving your body for this issue. That might sound embarrassing but I think it’s something we all need to learn to do.
1.6 million people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder, according to the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence. Reports suggest that men make up anywhere from 10% to a quarter of all sufferers. These statistics are shocking enough on their own, but barely touch on the amount of people who are unhappy with the way they look. There is no way of measuring the amount of guys who long for bigger muscles or girls who wish for flatter stomachs. The body can become a battle ground for so many people. That is why The Stag have chosen to have our own Body Consciousness Issue. The timing of this issue is rather fitting given that Christmas is coming up and we all know that Christmas means overeating. The Daily Record estimates that Christmas Dinner can contain up to 3,500 calories. That’s enough to send some of us into a spiral of worry and self hate.Read more...
An open letter to the Editor of The Stag, st [‘NOTE 1: this questionnaire was to GAUGE opinion, NOT to form the basis of the review or the final decisions. NOTE 2: these are the ca...Read more...
Calls PM a “wanker” Chant advocates burning the Government Vicki Baars, NUS Vice President Union Development has sent a page of chants to student union Presidents calling for Tories and Liberal Democrats to be piled onto a bonfire and burned. Lyrics to the chant read: “Build a bonfire, build a bonfire, put the tories on the top, put the libdems in the middle and burn the f***ng lot!” Ms Baars has since apologised for sending the chants round.Read more...
Following the newly launched ‘Change One Thing’ campaign, on Sunday 18 A quiet start gave way to a multitude of opinions on everything from the prices at Chancellors, to the use of heating in the university buildings. Currently topping the votes on C.Read more...
Independent ‘Zero Tolerance’ candidate Kevin Hurley won the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner election by the slenderest of margins on the 15 The elections, which are the first of their kind in England and Wales, caused controversy due to the apparent lack of awareness or campaigning by either the Electoral Commission and the candidates themselves, and the politicisation of what many expect to be an independent public service. The candidates themselves had already clashed at the University’s hustings over the privatisation of police services and budget cuts, with Iles facing a personal grilling from Surrey graduate Rowan Cole over the validity of her manifesto.Read more...