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more be swamped with the arrival of 100s of this years new 'little' first years (aka Freshers) with mummy, daddy, &
bags in tow. Needless to say, we need a little help from you guys to move them into their new residences and
give 'em a little insight into real student livin' and just for this we'll give you a bonus £15 and a free T-Shirt each for
always been a great laugh in the past so you fancy getting a piece of the action then tootle on up to the Students
Union and sign up at the Reception desk or pop along to see Susie Westwell (VP Education & Welfare) in
Those of you who haven’t been around for the last year will no doubt have noticed there have
The first major change is the newly constructed Edward, Duke of Kent Building, which is visible to the
masses all around Guildford, not just us students. The European Institute of Health and Medical
Science (EIHMS) is home to our nurses, midwives and chiropratic students.
new catering service, the Hall Restuarant Complex in November 1999. This now offers a varied
building near Yorkie’s Bridge and wondering what earth it is? Well, this fine new construction is an
University Court accommodation, which will house 200 students. Each flat has six
study bedrooms with ensuite bath- rooms and a shared kitchen. University Court Phase 4 is about
It’s not just the University who have been beavering away with their construction projects, but the
tion area and a newly laid floor in Haris. At the moment in the Union you may notice the construction
work outside Chancellors where the Sub Aqua store used to be. This area will be converted into
offices for Ensleigh Insurance. In the future Ensleigh will be occupy- ing the space offering student
include the inclusion of an extra ATM machine next to the original Natwest machine.
a great new menu arriving in Chancellors. Student demand has lead to the provision of a selection
But...If you’re feeling on the piggy side then visit the new HRB Express in the evening and try our
On a sporting note the University of Surrey Golf Team were the proud winners of BUSA beating a top
most exciting ever with great events lined up, so come along, get involved and most importantly -
TIONS AND HEAR WHAT HAS
HAPPENED IN YOUR UNION
OVER THE SUMMER.
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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.
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welcome back to those of you who are returning and hello, to those of you who are just starting. Hopefully
you are all settling back into the student lifestyle after the summer months off. Certainly the people
Well, here’s the first edition of barefacts, a rather short one, I know and not particularly bursting
gossip, and features. It’s rather more of taster of things to come as like all good things it takes
time…but don’t worry it will be in the near future. Barefacts will fea- ture campus stories, features,
music reviews, art reviews, sport features as well as competitions and events.
over an issue that you want heard then contact barefacts either by posting a letter in the barefacts
Finally, I would just like to say thank you to all the contributors to this issue, otherwise I would not of
been able to published it and most likely gone mad in the meantime. Anyway, that’s it from me, folks,
Sesame Street, this week’s barefacts was brought to you in association with the number 2 and
The government is this week trying to fend off the tor- rents of criticism aimed at it after the announcement that a further grant of £47 million has been allocated to the Millennium Dome. This comes at the same time as the failing attraction replaces its chairperson for the second time in four months.
Recent roadblocks around French fuel depots and refineries, which have threatened air and road trans- port, have resulted in an agreement between the pro- testers and government. The draft called for the tax per litre of fuel to drop by a further 25 centimes per litre next year, although the truck drivers seem reti- cent to agree before their demands are met. Fuel sta- tions have this week been guarded by police to ensure the emergency services can run safely.
Following hot on the heels of Liam Gallagher's split from Patsy Kensit, Meg Matthews and Noel Gallagher have this week announced that they are splitting up after "drifting apart".
George W. Bush made a fatal faux pas during his last phase of campaigning for the imminent American elections when a live microphone picked up his com- ment "There's Adam Clymer, major league asshole from the New York Times."
London Underground safety chiefs are this week look- ing into how 2000 commuters became trapped for over two hours inside a sweltering tube train which halted in a tunnel between Bank and Liverpool Street
receives massive ratings. This Friday sees all house- mates except Anna up for eviction by public vote. Bookies have this week touted Craig as the favourite to win the competition.
An NUT report out this week states that many British schools have been covering up staff shortages through the employment of unqualified staff and the manipulation of the curriculum. The subjects most likely to be understaffed are CDT, Maths, Foreign lan- guages and Physics.
New guidelines which have come out this week have eased the mounting fears amongst Britain’s older generations over the increasing rate of “Do Not Resuscitate” labeling in hospitals. The guidelines aim to counteract ageism in the NHS, an issue which Age Concern view with the utmost of seriousness. New hospital resuscitation policies are being written as a result of the report.
Concerned scientists in Svalbard in the Arctic have recently discovered that over 1% of the island’s polar bears are hermaphroditic. These animals have the reproductive organs of both sexes. This bizarre con- dition is thought to be caused by exposure to chemi- cal pollutants which damage the endocrine and immune system.
Night Out in the Union. My friend was attacked walking back to her halls of residence when she was
approached by a stranger. She
was walking with a large group of
people but left then when she
was vital evidence there which
was never recovered due to
someone removing it.
the University for four enjoyable
years. However, there is an issue
which I feel needs addressing for
In response to these letters, the
chief of Campus Security has writ-
ten personally to the authors as
they have now left university. I am writing this article, on behalf of the sabbatical team, to assure you
safe from all possible danger,
nowhere in the world could do
that. I can however tell you that
assure your own personal safety and in terms of patrolling, lighting and surveillance we can provide.
campus security officers patrolling campus, even more on particular- ly busy nights on campus, securi-
which are inadequate and in the
past few months much of the
undergrowth has been cut back to
security for those last busy nights of term however, and many extra security officers were paid over-
details of it in order to avoid creat- ing mass panic and leading some of you to be unnecessarily scared
of even being on campus. Such decisions are of course made at the time with the best intentions
the union has had to change the Wednesday night promotion and which will no longer be for dou-
bank and look out for our exclu- sive Wacky Wednesday feature beginning in Freshers week.
Every year, a selection of brave individuals step for- wards and volunteer as Course Reps, that is, to be representatives of their particular academic course
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