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Five Chances to Create Once-in-a-lifetime Experiences at UWE Bristol

When your Monday-Friday becomes a rotation of lecture, sleep, repeat and your evenings and weekends are full with flatmate bonding sessions, it can feel like university is all about getting your degree and finding lifelong friends. That’s great, but hold your horses - your time here can be more than that. Here’s how you can find yourself Bear-Grylls-worthy, bucket-list-ticking, once-in-a-lifetime experiences right here at UWE Bristol.

 
Jane - October Monthly Review

October was a busy and rewarding month at The Students' Union at UWE Bristol. Here are my highlights as your VP for Education!

 
Four Ways Drinking Too Much Can Affect Your Academic Achievement

Some of these you might not know - it's important to not let drinking get in the way of why you're here.

 
How to Have a Sober Night Out Without People Making a Big Deal about It

If you are trying to cut down or stop drinking, it’s easy to feel self-conscious. Drinking heavily is so normalised in our society that staying sober on a night out can leave you feeling really out of place, here are some tips to help!

 
Five ways that alcohol can affect your mental health

Whether you’re going for a drink after a tough day or determined to ‘drown your sorrows’, we all know that alcohol can be turned to when feeling low. But unfortunately reaching for a drink won’t always have the effect you’re after.

 
Alcohol-free nights you can have in Bristol

We know that Bristol has one of the best ‘night-out’ cultures in the country, however, it doesn’t have to be all about drinking and nights out.

 
Precious - October Monthly Review

October brought important campaign after important campaign, and your President was very busy shedding light on topics that need to be brought to the student attention. Check out Precious' monthly review to see exactly what your President was up to in October.

 
The Accommodation Fair is only a few weeks away!

We know what you’re thinking, it’s only November, surely it’s too soon to start thinking about next year’s accommodation?

 
City Campus Newsletter
Joe Marshall Evans, Your City Campus Officer

Hi, I'm Joe, your City Campus Officer.
This newsletter is to let you know what we've been working on for you at The Students' Union.

 
Do your printing at The Students’ Union!

You can now use your credits with our new student printer! Located in Union 1, Frenchay Campus, this is a great resource for all students!

 
Statement from The Students' Union at UWE regarding Purbeck Court accommodation

The Students’ Union Presidents team and support staff have been liaising with students in Purbeck Court and the University regarding student concerns about the trial use of the containers for on campus accommodation.

 
Election results announced
Elections Results

By Elections and NUS Delegate election results announced.

 
LOST raises £3401 for UWE RAG!

On Saturday 19 October, ten teams took on The Students’ Union first ever LOST. At 04:00 teams were transported to an unknown location, 100 miles from UWE Bristol, with no money and just 12 hours to get back to campus.

 
Complete the NUS Skills Survey for a chance to win £500!

Oh yes, that’s right, you could win £500, just by filling out a survey and telling us your opinion!

 
The Financial Capability Module: A great opportunity to learn useful skills about personal finance

Are you money savvy? Don’t worry if not, because UWE Bristol offers a literally award-winning module where you can develop essential money skills and get confident about your finances. Find out more about it in this blog post.

 
11 Ways UWE Bristol Students De-Stress
WMHD Stressballs

We asked UWE students what they do to look after their mental health, this is what they said….

 
Precious - September Monthly Review

The new academic year is here and the excitement of a fresh start is in the air. Check out Precious' monthly review to see exactly what your President was up to in September.

 
World Mental Health Day 2019

Thursday 10 October is World Mental Health Day. Here at The Students' Union, we are running events for students across all campus sites to discuss the importance of self-care, how to manage your mental wellbeing and exactly how to recognise mental health symptoms. Check out this post for more information on campus events and how to support your own mental health.

 
Your Glenside Campus Officer was instrumental in groundbreaking new NHS campaign!

This week, NHS England has launched a brand new advert campaign to encourage more men to become nurses... And your Glenside Campus Officer helped to make it happen!

 
Late Night DID It Right in 2019!

The Late Night Do It Right campaign is designed to make sure that everyone's having fun and safe nights out. Let's take a moment to look at the success of the campaign over Freshers 2019!

 
Your pre-drink guide!

There is a common misconception that actually going out is the best part of a night out, when it turns out that ‘pres’ are definitely the best part. Here's the science to the perfect pre-drinks!

 
How to combat THAT hangover!

Here are eight essential go-to wonder cures (or near enough) when experiencing that dreaded hangover. Please remember to always drink responsibly- but let's be honest, that hangover happens to all of us from time to time.

 
How to save money on a night out!

This post is for the bargain hunter- or those who are just trying to make that student loan stretch a bit further... Read on for our comprehensive tips list for saving those handy pennies (or more) on a night out!

 
A MOVE guide to physical activity and mental wellbeing!

UWE Bristol Sport and The Students' Union at UWE are committed to helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle. The MOVE programme is a fantastic way of getting active, regardless of your level of experience or ability. This blog post discusses some super important reasons why exercise really benefits both your physical and mental wellbeing.

 
A UWE Bristol students' guide to being more eco-friendly!

It's easy to reduce your carbon footprint by adopting simple, eco-friendly habits throughout your time at UWE Bristol. Whether you've got the willpower to go vegan, want to save on your electricity bills or have been following Greta's important activism, you can do your bit when it comes to helping the planet!

 
The Students’ Union at UWE have been awarded the NUS Alcohol Impact accreditation.

The Students’ Union at UWE wins award for embedding social norms of responsible alcohol consumption and building healthier, safer, more productive student communities across campuses.

 
Register To Vote

As you may know, there is a chance that the UK will be going to the polls for a snap general election. It is really important that you exercise your right to vote and have your say.

 
Get to know your housemates with our top tips!

Moving to university and meeting your housemates is an exciting new chapter in your life, but we know that it is also a big step. We've put together some tips, that will help you get to know your housemates in no time.

 
Jane - August monthly review

The month kicked off with some good news from RAG. For the first time, the UWE RAG team raised £91,818 for local and international charities.

 
Your presidents share their tips for starting UWE Bristol

Starting university is a new chapter in your life, that will be full of new opportunities. Although it is an exciting time, we know that it can also be overwhelming and full of information and decisions. Our Presidents are on hand to pass on their wisdom and give you some top tips for starting UWE Bristol.

 
The Students’ Union at UWE is number one for sustainability three years in a row!

We are delighted to announce that for the third year in a row, The Students’ Union at UWE has been awarded an ‘excellent’ accreditation rating, and received the ‘Highest Scoring Students’ Union’ award at the NUS’ Green Impact Awards!

 
Ten reasons why you should get involved with MOVE!

Do you want to kick off the new academic year by getting involved with a new exercise class? What if we told you that we have a programme that will not only get those endorphins pumping, but will also give you the chance to socialise and get involved with a range of new and fun activities.

 
How The Students’ Union can support you!

University is an amazing experience, but student life can at times be challenging. We want you to remember that it’s ok to ask for help and seek support for your mental health at any time. Check out the range of wellbeing support services available to you during your time at UWE Bristol.

 
Why you should join a sports club or society

Joining a sports club or society at university is an enriching experience, that comes with a whole host of benefits. Check out just some of the reasons why we think you should get involved.

 
Register to vote

There's a General Election coming up. Have you registered to vote?

 
Settling into life at UWE Bristol

Starting university is an exciting chapter, but it is also a big step and can feel quite daunting. Check out our tips for settling into life at UWE Bristol.

 
Sports Does Strictly 2019

Watch individuals from sports teams attempt to cha-cha their way to victory- all for charity and a bit of fun on 19 November!

 
Our tips for becoming a pro in the kitchen

As well as exploring a new city, starting university is a chance to improve your cooking skills and become a cooking pro. Check out some of our top tips to help you get to know your way around the kitchen.

 
Join MOVE

Just £40 for the academic year, a MOVE membership gives you access to a range of unique, fun sports and highly-qualified instructors to train you to feelgood fitness. You can be a complete beginner, too!

 
A guide to Bristolian slang

Bristol is famous for many things - the food, music, architecture, and its unique slang. If you’re new to Bristol, you may find yourself hearing phrases that you have never heard before and wondering what on earth they mean.

 
Movember 2019

Check out our exciting events, raise awareness and fundraise during this important month.

 
Bristol highlights

We may be biased, but we think Bristol is pretty great. From the diverse food to the vibrant creative scene, there is certainly something for everyone. Check out some of our Bristol highlights and get ready to do some serious exploring.

 
Accommodation Fair 2019

If you are looking for next year's home then Tuesday 26 November should be in your diary.

 
Complete the NUS Alcohol Impact Survey and win £100

Fill out this confidential survey about student views on drinking alcohol to win £100 or a Netflix gift card!

 
FoMSF Hosts Livestream of MSF Scientific Day

On 24th May, FoMSF hosted a livestream of the 'research' MSF Scientific Day. We raised over £40 and were thrilled to have been involved.

 
UWE FoMSF Conference without Borders

We are hosting a livestream of the "Research" MSF Scientific Day on 24th May. This is being livestreamed from London. The event is free but we will be fundraising throughout the day. Topics include climate change's effect on health, and maternal and baby health. There will also be cake :)

 
Tips to help you settle into your first term
Tips to help you survive first term

Moving to university is a big step, moving away from family and friends and making a life for yourself can seem overwhelming. We've got some top tips to help you settle in during your first term...

 
UWE Friends of MSF at Africa Week Health Forum

We fundraised at the Africa Week Health Forum, and raised £32.36. We would like to thank the organisers of Africa Week and their guests for their kindness and generosity.

 
UWE Friends of MSF Febookuary Event

On 21st February, we sold second hand books at Glenside SU while fundraising for MSF. We raised £31.20, and donated the unsold books to the students' union. We would like to thank everyone for their generosity.

 
Frenchay Campus Sustainability Festival a Roaring Success!

The perfect finale to the Global Climate Strike Week – a festival celebrating all things green at The SU, UWE and the wider Bristol community!

 
Rhino has been awarded a three-year-contract to supply team wear to TEAM | UWE Bristol
Rhino to supply team wear to Team UWE Bristol

TEAM | UWE Bristol will now join a sporting family that includes England Rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union and the British & Irish Lions with Rhino delivering team and leisurewear for its sports clubs and societies.

 
UWE FoMSF at Bengali New Year Celebrations

UWE FoMSF attended the Bengali New Year Celebrations held by Muktomoncho Bristol community group on 15th April. We spoke briefly about the work MSF does and raised £46.13. thank you.

 
Democracy and Governance Coordinator

We are pleased to offer a full time role (37 hours per week) within the Representation team. As Democracy and Governance Coordinator, you will facilitate and support The Students’ Union democratic functions including Student Ideas, Student Council and the Executive.

 
Bristol's Best Green Gems

Make the most of Bristol's green spaces with our handy top-5 guide!

 
Karate club goes live!

UWE Karate Club went live on Wednesday 24th October! Resident coach Michael harris, 4th dan JKA was supported by fellow World and European medallists Ali Nyoni, 5th dan and Jim McCafferty 5th dan.

 
Making the Switch

5 reasons why we love menstrual cups (and why we're selling them in all our shops!)

 
Campaigning in Action: My Experiences of the NUS Sustainability Summit

Our Waste Lead on the Student Sustainability Committee shares her experiences at the NUS Sustainability Summit and Student Eats Conference

 
Do It Yourself! - 5 things anyone could make or repair

Five skills which will reduce your consumption. Make not buy!

 
Preparing for the gardening season

The Green Team would like to introduce a new series of gardening worshop together with 6 tips for the preparation for the season!

 
Meet new members of student-led Sustainability Committee!

Introducing - Curzio, Layla and Amy, our new members of the Sustainability Committee