In reaction to figures revealing that the number of students leaving during their first year has dropped, Students’ Union President Dave Halls stressed the particular importance of supporting Freshers’ as they adjust to life at Surrey. He stressed how the Union recognises that coming to university will be the first time that many students have lived away from home, and the pressures of studying at a higher academic level may cause students to leave early.
4th Dec 2012 Read more...FEATURES»
The Eurovision Song Contest proves itself to be one of the longest running television shows in the world. Either you love it or you hate it, but after nearly 60 years of annually storming our TV screens, and an average of 125 million viewers per year, it’s definitely a tradition that is here to stay.
27th Apr 2013 Read more...SOCIETIES»
Finding a job for the summer is never easy as a student, as most employers aren’t willing to let you come and go and still have weekends off for festivals and family time. I had this problem last summer and found bars and restaurants in the Sheffield area particularly difficult.
21st May 2013 Read more...SCIENCE & TECH»
Last year I wrote an article outlining the change in mindset about the future of the energy markets and the new policies which governments have decided to implement. I called it ‘The End of the Nuclear Renaissance?’ This article intends to follow the ever-unraveling aftermath of Fukushima and the consequences it is having on one key-player.
4th Mar 2013 Read more...ARTS»
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»
Leeds Student, The NUS, however, had other ideas. An open letter published on NUS Connect’s website from Aaron Kiely, the NUS Black Students’ Officer, demanded ‘that the Editor of Leeds StudentGuardian Student Blogs Dave Halls, President of Surrey’s Student Union, wrote an open letter in support of It is interesting to note that the NUS then released another post on NUS Connect, from Liam Burns, President, stating that although they have a ‘no platform to Fascists’ policy, the NUS is a ‘member- led organisation’ and ‘[they] cannot and should not attempt to comprise the independence and autonomy of our members by dictating to them’.
6th Nov 2012 Read more...ARCHIVE»
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