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tration and sleepless nights came to a climax last Friday evening when the results of the Sabbatical
results were in! The candidates and their supporters, assembled in Harris bar, were told to move down
to the union dancefloor to receive their fate. The night’s first success - fully elected candidate was Lisa
only candidate in the contest she easily saw off the challenge of RON (Re-open the nominations)
by taking a mammoth 90% of the vote. After her victory Lisa told Barefacts that she wanted to thank
all her supporters and that she was relieved to have avoided the humil- iation of the nominations being re-
she replied, ‘Chubba Chups are the way to go for a successful campaign!’
VP Finance & Development was the first contested result of the night. The first ‘candidate’ to be
eliminated was RON on 156 votes. The next eliminated candidate was Mark Limbrick. Those who voted
candidate voted for after Mark received that vote which meant that John Geeson was victorious
on 449 votes, 62 votes of which were transferred form Mark. On his success John wished to thank his
campaign. Defeated sabbatical wannabe Mark Limbrick said he thought he’d done better than
expected, admitted he was disap- pointed with his hustings perform- ance but was going to enjoy him-
announced followed that of Hustings so the next result received was VP Sports. Denise
Goodwin won at the third stage after RON’s and Simon Chappel’s votes had been transferred. Before
the result was known Denise was relaxed stating that ‘whatever will be will be’ and that she was very
tired with the effects of campaign- ing all week, a dissertation and a physiotherapy session all catching
up on her. Obviously jubilant in vic- tory Denise was quick to credit oth- ers and paid special tribute to
ecstasy of success is always in contrast to the dejection of the defeated candidates and this
occasion was no exception. Unsuccessful candidate Dave ‘Beaker’ Civil was gracious in
defeat and said, ‘I’m disappointed to have lost in one of the closest races for a while but I wish Denise
Tristan O’Dwyer emerged victori- ous from the contest for VP Communications and Marketing.
the announcement was made that he was ‘quietly confident’ was clearly
life and that, in his own words, he was ‘getting mashed tonight’, (Friday). Fair play to both losing
candidates who were prepared to give quotes both before and after the result. Luke Hickey said he
enjoyed the week campaigning; he was only expecting to come third so had done better than he
expected, although was particular- ly shocked that one women admit- ted to voting for him because he
was the best looking candidate. (Would that lady please contact Union reception for details of the
nearest optician – ed). When asked about his future Lovebite said he’d wait and see what hap-
inject some fun into the tedium of the election he bought with him an inflatable alien whilst campaigning!
Andrew certainly won’t be dwelling on defeat though as he has ambi- tions to create a new indie centred
resounding margin of all the sab- batical positions. James Buller tri- umphed with an almighty 627
campaign, imitating the construc - tion company motif was under- standably ecstatic and had a
whole list of numbers to phone to spread his good news. Most candi- dates said they had amicable rela-
tions with their competitors but James made one stark illustration of this - when he was fixing a ban-
The final result to be read out was the most important job of all - the President! This was the biggest
turnout of any of the Sabbatical elections but Adam Jakeway stole a resounding victory with 676
votes with nearest challenger Logan Hillier on 507. Adam declared that the contest had been
interesting, had been worth every minute but also that it had been the 3 most stressful weeks of his
noted during his campaign that ‘Bangra’ music was popular and that the was a popular desire to
bring music nights in the Helen Rose Bar into the main Union in particular ‘Innocence’ night featur-
The views expressed within the paper are those of individual authors, and do not necessarily
represent the views of the Editor, the Editorial Board, the University of Surrey Students' Union
or the University of Surrey.
It’s only a very short editorial this time as I don’t have that much time to write it. So lets make a start.... con- gratualtions to Tristan O’Dwyer who is the new Communications & Marketing Officer for next year and I hope you enjoy the late nights.
This week’s edition sees the introduction of a new symbol to the paper. So if you see the following sym- bol located on any of the articles in the paper please be advised that this article may conatin material that could be of offensive nature to the reader.
The introduction of this symbol into barefacts was suggested by the Ethical adn Environmental Committee of the Union as they had received a few comments about the material in bf over the last year.
On another note I would like to thank all the people who have responded to the barefacts advert for writ- ers and if anyone else would like to write for the paper
so barefacts are looking for feature writers for this task. So if you want to write a feature, do an interview, write a story, review a gig/theatre/book or anything please let us know. If you want to contribute in any way but are not sure what to write then contact me or David Abbott (features ed) as we both have ideas.
A 5-mile zone around a Guildford abattoir has been set up in response to the Foot and Mouth disease cri- sis currently sweeping the country.
Chitty's slaughterhouse in Slyfield housed a bull that may have been infected with the airborne cattle virus. Blood tests on the animal have proved inconclusive. Concerns were raised when it emerged that infected pigs might have been transported through Surrey last week.
As a further precautionary measure, three Surrey farms, which supplied the Essex abattoir where the disease was first identified, have had 21-day livestock movement restrictions placed upon them. A Council spokesperson said however "we are still one level below declaring an 'infected area'".
While harmless to humans, Foot and Mouth is dev - astating to herds of certain animals. Angus Stovold, a farmer in Shakleford said, "If we do get it, it would be a disaster."
At the time of going to print (Tuesday), there were 19 confirmed outbreaks of the highly contagious Foot and Mouth disease. The latest was in Anglesey showing that the condition is spreading around the country.
So far Surrey has not been hit and the Council has taken measures to reduce the risks of the county being so. Guided country walks have been cancelled. Many attractions and nature reserves have also been closed until further notice. The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) is urging the public, to avoid walking or riding in the countryside, especially near any farmland. Dogs being walked in rural areas are expected to be kept on leads
The Council's Youth Service centre in Dorking has been temporarily closed, forcing the postponement a large Scout convention and "cyclocross". Surrey's 160 Duke of Edinburgh's Award centres have also put off all outdoor expeditions. Youth Manager, Martin Cusselle, said: "Many areas that are traditionally visit- ed by young people on expeditions will be cordoned off. If the crisis continues it is likely to have a big impact on the award programme."
Meanwhile the Council's Trading Standards Department is continuing to help police and MAFF offi- cials monitor the situation across the farming industry in Surrey. They are enforcing the nationwide ban on livestock movement declared by MAFF.
Roy Tutill was killed in 1968 as he returned home from school. He was sexually assaulted and his body was discovered later in woods near Leatherhead. A man was arrested and questioned last week about the case as well as two attempted abductions in 1998 and 1999.
School to his home in Brockham. He was last seen try- ing to hitch a lift at the Chessington roundabout at Hook at 3.55pm on April 23.
Surrey police have always kept the investigation open, being optimistic of a breakthrough. Now working with the Metropolitan Police, Det. Supt. Dave Cook, said they were now following "very strong" new lines of inquiry.
Pancake fever gripped the universtiy this week. Annual Shrove Tuesday saw many students holding pancake parties in kitchens all over campus.
On Wey 1 Emma and Hudda had an efficient pro- duction line going for their housemates. After 20 deli- cious servings the pair concluded they were top notch tossers.
The day is traditionally for using up food in prepara- tion for fasting during Lent, part of the Christian, Easter festivities. Alex H eyed the Aftershock bottle on the table and considered finishing it off. People com- monly use Lent to abstain from some favourite con- sumable. Alex decided against her initial idea.
Meanwhile the Surrey Advertiser was forced to des - perate appeal for more material. "Calling all pancake lovers. Where are you?" asked an insert in last week's paper. It painfully continued: "It appears there are only a few official pancake races taking place in our area... We can offer a little post publicity, so if your school is or society is preparing to batter the ceiling call us".
kicked out last week by authorities. However the vagrants have defi- antly returned to their favourite site
BT in Haydon Place on Tuesday morning. The location is popular amongst the rough sleepers as the
building has outlets for hot air at ground level. Complaints from local residents however provoked
Police said, "We have a real prob- lem with a certain group of people who are a frequently abusing resi-
dents and passers by, dropping lit- ter and generally behaving in an anti social manner."
"Unfortunately because they are not always committing criminal offences and they are on private
property the police do not have sufficient powers to deal with them. It is extremely frustrating when we
other agencies met this week to consider a long-term solution to the issue.
attended a dinner with the Vice Chancellor, various university VIPs as well as, of course, the newly
elected sabbaticals in the Oak Suite that evening. Despite the fact that only 10% of those eligible to
vote did so’ this year’s election had one of the biggest turnout’s in the university’s history. The closing
event of the election campaign came at midnight at the FNO Beach party where the results were
read out to the masses with the elected candidates, on stage, embarrassingly thanking people for
resounding ‘Yes’ to remaining part of the NUS with 92.6% voting for affiliation to continue. However,
clearly enthusiasm for the NUS is not shared by Imperial College, London who are currently not affili-
back next year but commiserations to all the unsuccessful candidates who put in so much effort into the
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