The Students' Union at UWE news

The Students’ Union Movember Campaign raises over £4400 for the Movember Foundation!

After a month of fundraising, we are excited to announce that this year’s Movember campaign has raised £4442, surpassing last year’s total of £3800. I am so proud of the UWE Bristol student community for getting behind this year’s campaign and for allowing us to raise such a great amount of money.

 
Sleepout raises £1530 for One25

Last month, students slept outside on a cold and wet winter night, to raise funds and spread awareness of homelessness in Bristol. The event was organised by Evan, VP Societies and Communication, and The Students’ Union RAG Team.

 
Christmas opening hours 2019

With Christmas fast approaching, make sure you keep up to date with the opening times of The Students' Union Bar, Shop and Reception on your campus.

 
12 Ways to be productive and have more time for the fun stuff

If you’re anything like me, you drag your feet so much when doing work or chores that it ends up taking three times as long.

 
Get General Election Ready!

On Thursday 12 December the nation will be heading to the polls for the next General Election, and we are here to make sure that you are election ready!

 
Precious - November Monthly Review

We are coming towards the end of term one which means it’s almost Christmas, can you believe it?

 
We wish you a sustainable Christmas and a low carbon new year

Now you know us, we are always thinking of ways to reduce our impact on the planet, and Christmas is no exception. The festive season is a time of giving, which we know can mean a lot of excess plastic, paper and dare we say it - unwanted tat that you will not use past 22:00 on Christmas day.

 
#DearTheSUatUWE – It’s Time for our Christmas Social Media Competition!

#DearTheSUatUWE, all we need for Christmas is a cracking competition to celebrate the festive season, with the chance for students to win a gift worth £100 just by following our social media accounts… If only it was that easy…

 
The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol pledges to plant a forest the size of Frenchay Campus

The Students’ Union and UWE Bristol have teamed up with local Bristol charity – The Converging World (TCW), to fulfil an aim of planting a forest area the size of Frenchay - UWE Bristol’s biggest campus.

 
Bristol Big Give 2019 - we did it!

This year’s Bristol Big Give campaign has been a MASSIVE success: find out how we’ve saved 33 elephants (199.33 tonnes) worth of waste from going to landfill!

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Making the Switch

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