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UWE Movember raises £3,800!
UWE Movember raises £3,800 for charity

Throughout the month of November, The Students' Union ran numerous events in support of The Movember Foundation. The campaign saw us raise an incredible £3,800 for The Movember Foundation.

VP Socs and Comms ensures a better future for UWE Societies with multi-year memberships
VP Societies and Communication, Freddie Gough

Your VP Societies and Communication, Freddie Gough, is pleased to announce that UWE societies are now able to offer 2 or 3 year memberships to allow them to plan ahead and ensure for a better future for their members.

Bahkai Wynter reflects on his year as VP Societies and Communication

My year as VP Societies and Communication has been extremely formative and has allowed me to develop in more ways than I can count. From the moment I was elected to my final few weeks in post, I feel every day has been an invaluable opportunity filled with new interactions, exciting challenges and learning.

Global Majority Campaign for Black History Month
Global Majority Campaign for Black History Month

Your VP Societies and Communication, Bahkai Wynter, reflects on October's Black History Month campaign.

Societies at UWE Bristol
Hub radio at UWE

Your VP Societies and Communication, Bahkai Wynter, talks about societies and his experience of starting his own one last year.


Freddie's Progress Updates

  • Working with Opportunities and Finance, I have introduced multi-year memberships for societies to offer. The benefits of this mean that societies can plan better for their future and save students money on renewing their memberships each year. With this being one of my main manifestos points, I’m really pleased to have managed to get it put in place before the start of the 2018/19 academic year begins so that societies will be able to offer this to joining students.
  • The availability of two and three year society memberships
    I have worked with The Students’ Union Opportunities department, to create two and three year society memberships. Offering these membership options will help increase consistency and will allow societies to plan ahead.
  • Increasing locker space on campus
    Many students find it difficult to attend out of hour society events, due to the living away from campus. To help resolve this, we have ordered lockers so that students can store their belongings. Lockers are wheelchair accessible and available to all.
  • Raise the profile of our identity societies
    NFI societies play a crucial role in shaping university life, as they support students from a variety of backgrounds. I am continuing to work with these societies to ensure that good lines of communication are ongoing and that I am working to facilitate each committee’s needs.
  • Support non-course specific societies
    Academic societies are a key part of the culture here at UWE Bristol. However, many of these are not directly linked to a course, meaning they miss out on the publicity and funding that a faculty can provide. I have been maintaining strong lines of communications with these societies to ensure they are receiving support.
  • Ensure Nightline’s continued funding and success
    I am in ongoing discussions with UWE Bristol to earmark a new office in The Student Centre, for Nightline. Nightline is a great initiative and provides a great service to students.
  • More events to be held at Glenside and City Campus
    UWE Bristol is fairly centred around Frenchay, meaning that very few society events are held at other campuses. I have been working at Glenside and City Campus to improve communication and help develop societies.