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The National Union of Students (NUS) held a demonstration through central London on Wednesday 21st November.  Students met at 11am at Temple, marching along Embankment and past the Houses of Parliament, with the rally taking place from 2pm – 3pm at Kennington Park.

4th Dec 2012 Read more...

FEATURES»

WHAT TO WEAR DO book your robes in advance! Last year there were some very relaxed graduands strolling into AP to collect robes they hadn’t ordered, and then looking far less relaxed when they realised how essential pre-booking was! DON’T wear anything under your robes that is too ‘on trend’ or that you don’t feel comfortable in. You want to feel mega-confident on the day and will potentially have your graduation pictures forever.

19th May 2013 Read more...

SOCIETIES»

  Over the last few months, we have become able to observe a dangerous pattern forming in the condemning of Turkey’s Government, not only of the press, but of individual citizens, for the crime of their free speech. Politically labelling itself as a ‘democratic’ constitutional republic, we perhaps do not expect the extreme repressions of free speech and freedom of press that have recently been reported, which evoke the question, is Turkey reaching a point of crisis? In what seems like an act of dark irony, six members of the PEN Turkey group have actually been charged with ‘insulting the state’ and were subsequently called in for questioning on the 10 The members of PEN Turkey are sentenced in accordance with Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code, which perhaps, here, requires analysis.

1st Mar 2013 Read more...

SCIENCE & TECH»

    A round shaped head, patches of fur, and the all-familiar forward-leaning jaw; all tell-tale features of a creature so closely related; my brother. But this isn’t a piece filled with petty squabbles and the unresolved soap-opera of our youth; this is a tribute to our long-lost family – to creatures that walk like you and talk like you, too.

20th May 2013 Read more...

ARTS»

  Subsonic (adjective): relating to, or flying at, a speed or speeds less than that of sound. Subsonic Winter, a progressive new age artist, is the University of Surrey’s Alex Harden, a final year CMT student who identifies the influences of  Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre, Schiller, Mike Oldfield and Enigma to create Post Berlin-School Ambient Electronica.

21st May 2013 Read more...

SPORTS»

This year the University of Surrey Equestrian Club’s two BUCS teams have exceeded expectations, with the A Team ending their league on top.   The B Team’s last competition at Brunel University saw the four riders scrape back their previous losses to come second.

27th Apr 2013 Read more...

OPINION & ANALYSIS»

  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...

1st May 2013 Read more...

ARCHIVE»
Is Your Body A Battleground?

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...


NUS VP unleashes political

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...


Students’ Conference 2012

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...


Surrey Elects Zero Tolerance Police Commissioner

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...


Open Mic Regional finalists at Surrey

Em Bollon, Vice-President of Societies & Individual Development at the University of Surrey Students’ Union, recently entered the Open Mic UK 2012 competition. Alongside her bandmate  Ann Haig, they competed against thousands of other acts.Read more...


 

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