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.
4th Dec 2012 Read more...FEATURES»
April is one of the most highly anticipated months of the year for students; not only do we get a month off to enjoy home comforts such as baths and free heating, but we receive the second instalment of our student loan. Christmas has long since drained the last of our money, and we’ve spent the last couple of weeks before the holidays scrounging baked bean cans and stale crackers from the back of our cupboards.
27th Apr 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»
The common saying “It’s what it says on the tin” has proven to be inaccurate in the case of supermarket products such as beef burgers. Some of the major supermarkets, famously Tesco, were selling beef burgers with horse meat present.
4th Mar 2013 Read more...ARTS»
Argo is an oddly unsatisfactory film for an Oscar winner. Ben Affleck is both director and lead role in the film centred around the real life story of the American embassy staffers from Tehran in the 70s.
19th Apr 2013 Read more...SPORTS»
The second leg of Dortmund against Malaga was one of the maddest football matches that will happen in any Champions League competition across the next ten years. With a 0-0 first leg at Malaga, anything could happen at the Walstadion in Dortmund and it was a footballing treat.
27th Apr 2013 Read more...OPINION & ANALYSIS»
I am a first year Sociology student, and since beginning my course, when I tell people what I am studying, I usually receive one of the following responses: ‘What is Sociology?’, ‘Oh… That’s nice’ or a ‘hmm’ with a sympathetic smile and nod. I do not understand why people look down on Sociology as it is a credible degree for several reasons.
7th Feb 2013 Read more...ARCHIVE»