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Thursday 03rd September 1998
Building on success
EXCLUSIVE! ELVIS SPOTTED ON UNIVERSITY BUILDING SITE
From our man about campus, Arthur Lager
The English summer is, as is known in the rag trade, a slow news season. This has in the past given rise to a number of, frankly, unbelievable stories in the British tabloid press such as “Woman gives birth to giant cabbage”, “London bus found at North Pole” and “William Hague would make a great Prime Minister”. I am pleased to be able to announce with my hand on my heart that Bare Facts did not fall into this trap over the past few months and make stories up just to fill the front page. We went one better. We gave up for a bit. But in a summer during which the news really hasn’t been all that much to write home about anyway, this was probably the best course of action that anyone could have taken. The French hosted the World Cup, sold lots of tickets to their own supporters, and then seemingly fixed the draw so that they played easy games all the way up to the final, just before which someone spiked Ronaldo’s drinks. The international financial markets were shaken by the dramatic downfall of the Far East economy suggesting that a global slump is only a matter of time away. And in America we saw Clinton hauled before the Grand Jury to explain the nature of his relationship with one Ms. Lewinski. They allegedly showered one another with gifts: she bought him a tie to wear when he was thinking of her. But how he wishes that he hadn’t splashed out on that dress.
Whilst these were, of course, important issues in their place, we didn’t feel the need to write about any of these events because you could have read the lot elsewhere. Bare Facts is the newspaper for Surrey students written by Surrey students on issues that affect Surrey students. If there’s something that you want to see reported in these pages, then get on to it and write a few paragraphs. If you want everyone to know about an event that your club or society is holding or has held, cobble together a few words and Bob’s your father’s brother. You see, we’re not in the business of doing exclusives on the front page. But if you really must have one then get a load of this. This semester promises to be one of the best ever. The Union building has a few changes that should at least brighten your queue for the bar, the list of entertainment already booked promises to knock your socks off, a new team of sabbatical officers is clued up, clued up and raring to go, and the University of Surrey is no more…. Eh?! Well it’s true - welcome to UniS. A name we can surely all be proud of. You’ll probably tell that I’ve struggled a bit to write this. It’s late. I am tired. In fact, it was after a similarly long evening’s work last week, admittedly followed by a few beers, that I spotted Elvis on the EIHMS building site. Surely a front page story if ever there was one! At least, I think it was him. But then again it could just have been a black bin bag in amongst all those empty pizza boxes. Oh, who cares? Welcome back. Mine’s a pint of Stella, thank you very much.
The Front cover of BareFacts in 1974 bears an uncanny resemblance to Campus today. The editors prediction as to the year was out by thirteen years but otherwise was spot on. Turn to page three to find out more.
News 1 Ents 8
n Features 3 Review 4 n Notices & Personals 9
n n Music 5 Entertainments Guide 7 . n Features, Film & Crossword 10/11 Sport 12 .
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The Guildford Summer - Listen Without Prejudice
t’s been quite a season for festivals, what with Glastonbury, Creamfields, Reading, V98, G98 …. Wot?! Yup, in case you didn’t know, Guildford has had its very own music festival for the last six years at Stoke Park, just opposite the Spectrum. It may seem to be a strange place to get lagered, dance yourself silly or chill out, it may only have three stages, it may only have a target turnout of 30,000, gran and she’d fit in. Young and not so young alike heard performances from Bentley Rhythm Ace, Space, Beth Orton, Shed Seven, The Supernaturals, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, and Guildford regulars The Lightning Seeds. The Acoustic Tent provided a welcome chill out arena where you could get out of the sun if you wanted and just down the beers, supplied in plentiful quantities by the Carling beer tent - for three days the longest bar in town. Unplugged favourites Keith Docherty and Labi Siffre were great but the unexpected treat was the London Community Gospel Choir. Had they been inside they would have brought the house down. As it was, everybody was content just to hold their arms in the air in a ‘Praise the Lord’ kind of way. For the real hands in the air stuff, the line up in the Tropical Dance Tent promised much and the likes of LTJ Bukem and notably the Freestylers, who whipped up a banging mix on Saturday night, didn’t let me down. Guildford hasn’t witnessed such a display of craftsmanship on the Technics since they last had Dr. Fox down at The Drink. And yes, I am taking the piss. But I wasn’t just there for fun, I was also there to work. For a few hours on each of the three days I was a steward on the backstage gate of the Acoustic Tent where duties basically involved dishing out backstage passes, checking that bands were happy with their set up, and making sure that the boundary fence wasn’t jumped by people without passes. It was a job worth doing for this last part alone - please people, if you really have to jump the fence and you do get caught, try to have a decent excuse! Equipped with radios to grass on the ones who got away, these also provided us with the behind the scenes stuff that you normally never know about. Like when Bjorn Again were late because they’d been held up by customs. And when the Gallagher brothers turned up and assumed that they could be put on the guest list. Although it won’t perhaps be your first choice of festival for next summer don’t rule out Guildford 1999 just because it doesn’t attract the masses or because it doesn’t have the prestige acquired by Reading, Glastonbury and the like. It’s not like the others and it’s all the better for it. You may also have the opportunity to make some extra cash and get a free back stage pass by working as a steward for a few hours. Details nearer the time. To sum up, give it a go. You might just like it. For a review of the music at Guildford 98 turn to page 5.
University of Surrey
by Jon Greensmith
elcome to the start of a new semester. It’s certainly good to see that everyone and everything is ready for welcoming back the returning students. If the amount of building and construction work going on around campus is any guide one could easily be forgiven for thinking that the University was undergoing a major transformation and refurbishment. In fact to those of you returning from your Industrial placements allow me to welcome you to UniS. The University of Surrey is now originally and corporately UniS. I have to admit that I was very sceptical as to the point of UniS. However it is growing on me and since the Union has been allocated a nice traditional colour of blue, I can’t help but feel better off than the predictable pink of the School of Performing Arts or the terrible green of the School of Physical Sciences. Returning industrial year students also missed the transformation of Union Hill car park into the biggest building site of all time. The futuristic six-storey building is to house nursing students from the European Institute for Health and Medical Sciences (EIHMS) and is due for completion next summer. See page 3 for a photo diary of the development so far. As for the rest of the works going on around campus I am sure the students living in Surrey Court - Wey will be able to report back on developments every morning at 8.00am. The Editor of BareFacts in 1974 predicted how he saw the University developing over the following decade as shown on the front cover. His timing was a bit, out but otherwise he was not far wrong. The other changes of note are the new sabbatical faces pictured below and the changes to the Union itself. The new tabloid format BareFacts had a very successful year and I owe a large debt of gratitude to Matt Pannell for allowing me to inherit the paper and build on his hard work. The bigger, bolder and better format requires more editors, writers, reviewers and photographers who can benefit from our superb digital camera. Getting a paper out on a weekly basis is a tough job in itself so it feels completely justified to celebrate the event in true style. Luckily the paper is delivered to the printers on a Wednesday morning and I can see SILLY night and Outrage along with the weekly Sporting celebrations of our outstanding sporting results (I hope) as the perfect opportunity to toast the passing of each edition. Editorial meetings are held in the Communications office every Monday at 7pm (starting September 14th). Contributions (on disk if possible) must be received by Sunday night, 9pm and can be left in the Bare Facts box outside the office at any time. I would also like to welcome the new warden of Hazel Farm. Having lived out there for a year I feel that I know the plus points (and yes there are some!) as well as the downsides. I will not forget you. All that is left for me to say is; good luck with your degrees and diplomas and Happy Birthday to any Virgo’s. It is without a doubt the best star sign of all. Best wishes especially to Ben on the 5th without whom I could not have survived the summer and to Harriet on the 8th.
but - here’s your tip for next summer - it’s an absolute stormer! This year’s event, held over the weekend of 7-9 August, was destined to be great, right from the Wednesday before when Michael Fish first hinted that the sun wouldn’t just shine but would burn the shirt off your back. And he was right. Guildford 98 proved that you don’t necessarily have to have mudbathing to have a cracking festival the temperatures soared and the Mr. Trippy hemp ice-cream van did a roaring trade …. The main stage resembled a big top rather than your usual festival getup, but certainly didn’t suffer for it and gave the audience a real feel of togetherness. There really isn’t such a thing as your average festival goer here - you could bring your
As you can see from the list on the left, there are many positions within BareFacts as yet unfilled. If you are interested in pitching in and helping to run a weekly newspaper, or even if you just fancy taking the odd sporting photo or using our dark room to produce your own photos come to the communications office and find out more. We need writers to contribute to all sections of the paper. Editorial meetings are on a Monday evening at 19.00 and everyone is welcome. If you are interested in taking up an official position within the Union come and see Harriet, or come along to the first Student Council of the year and find out more. This Union is your Union (no matter how many times Bob said that last year it still remains as true as ever). Get involved and I hope your year is every bit as satisfying, rewarding and amusing as mine was last year. All the best
The new Sabbatical team
Gill, Tom, Harriet, Alex and Tink
Thursday 03rd September 1998
EIHMS by Louise Tinker
Welcome to the freshers… You may well be reading this and thinking we’re a bit early, but as there will be no Bare Facts next week in preparation for the main lot of freshers arriving, a certain group could have easily been missed out. For in what Semesterisation land calls week 2, the EIHMS welcomes its newest intake – September 1998. For those of you that don’t know, the EIHMS stands for the European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, and it is this department to which we owe out thanks to the building site just downwind of Chancellors. In one years time, that building should be opened, so that Nursing and Midwifery students will no longer spend the majority of their time at St Luke’s for the theory part of their course over the first few months, but will instead spend this time on the only campus the majority of students ever know about (ie Stag Hill). This will hopefully allow the diploma nursing and midwifery students to at least form an initial bond with the main campus and all it has to offer, including the Students’ Union, letting them feel more of a part of the university. Back to the present day. For those of you who are Sept 98 nursing or midwifery diploma students, and are reading this article, then welcome. Please don’t feel that just because the new building is not open yet, and therefore many of you will be at St Luke’s or St Peter’s, that you will miss out. On the contrary, you are all entitled to full access to everything the main campus has to offer. In your first week you will be given a campus card, which is a plastic card, about credit card size which is basically an all in one entry card. With it you have access to the George Edwards Library, it shows you are a member of the Students’ Union, and as such a member of NUS. Although you can get a separate NUS card, most shops in Guildford which offer an NUS discount eg Top Shop, will accept the campus card.
The development of the new EIHMS building has seen Stag Hill turn from a car park into a massive building site and ultimately a futuristic six storey centre peice curved like the prow of a ship
Plans by Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners, supplied courtesy of EIHMS
Raucous not Riotous! Notting Hill Carnival enjoys the most peaceful year ever!
Revellers and party-goers of this years historical pageant on the streets of West London were untroubled by the spectre of violence which has come to taint the reputation of a cultural spectacle famous for being a kaleidoscope of colour, sound and celebration. The Metropolitan Police and their entourage of equine helpers have been pleasantly surprised by the noticeable decrease in violence reporting a 50% drop in arrests from 99 in 1997 to only 45 at this years momentous street party. ly chummy grey mounts, with a penchant for warm beer, some Stella Artois out of a plastic cup. Keen party animals were seen blowing whistles until their lungs were on the verge of caving in, dancing emphatically and erratically wherever there was a free space (including on the top of bus stops, and no, they were not waiting for the no. 69) to the sounds of reggae, R&B and garage which were pumping out of the psychedelic and vivid carnival floats and processions winding their way around the jam packed streets of Notting Hill. Young kids, adults, pensioners and students all engrossed by the addictive party atmosphere of the day took to the streets in one of the most harmonious and crime free festivals ever enjoyed here in Notting Hill. Something the organisers, sponsors (most noticeably Virgin, who graciously stepped in at the last minute, with Richard Branson capitalising on the publicity by parading upon one of the most ostentatious floats of the day) and those involved with the logistics of this mammoth event must be congratulated upon. Indeed, the only real threat to partygoers needing to relieve themselves of a days consumption of Red Stripe were the long time residents of this vibrant and multicultural part of London, who were more than a tad adverse to people attempting to water and indeed fertilise, in some instances, their prized pertunias and window boxes! Oh well you can’t win them all, and such hazards did not seem to quench the thirst of those in search of yet more liquid refreshment in the numerous pubs spanning the whole of Notting Hill and the surrounding areas, who were found in the early hours of the morning still intrepid in their quest for beer, ambling the streets content and merry after one of the most phenomenal carnivals to date.
By Michelle Devereaux & Penni Howell
Onlookers, to the carnivals outlandish, sometimes even nonsensical events, have commented that this accounts for the polices’ relaxed and carefree approach to the 1.5 million revellers on a hedonistic mission to enjoy themselves on the August Bank Holiday weekend. This includes turning a blind eye as an enthusiastic party-goer fed one of their astonishing-
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Welcome back to student life and a revamped Union. For those of you who have been away for a while, you might notice a few changes when you venture in - and there are lots of improvements coming up throughout the year. Firstly you will only ever have two more Shags at University. Depressing thought? Not really, since Saturday nights are now for in the comfort of the Union - come along to TONIQ, the all new spangly Saturday Night entertainment. Enjoy Kronenberg for £1.25 motions. When it’s not the Comedy Network, pay a visit to Club Tropicana, the ultimate warm-up to Cindy’s. Come along to sample some tasty cocktails and get your free bus to Cindy’s when you’re done. Also get ready for OUTRAGE, the new fortnightly entertainment which alternates with our old favourite, Silly Night. Outrage features DJs, dancers, live entertainment and games, with £1 admission before 9:30pm. And we’re still you can walk along the lines when you’re feeling a bit dodgy, to find out how pissed you are (like policemen do it on the road markings! allegedly). The bonus is that everything’s curvy, so you should be all right. During the year, we’ll be ordering some drapes for the ceiling and new signs for above the bar, which should add a bit of atmosphere. Following the moans about the Lounge Bar being old, scruffy and uncomfortable, it’s been done up a bit. The new “Union Bar” is a trendier, modern bar with TV screens. There are also large cushions on order for the wooden benches which should make it a nicer place to have a beer or eat your lunch during the day. the Library Restaurant is now officially non-smoking, so come to Hari’s bar during the day to enjoy great coffee and a cigarette with all your mates. Catherine, will be manning the Union reception from 9am until 5pm throughout the week for all your queries, ticket sales, information and friendliness. Make her day by saying hello and welcoming her to our Union. To enrich your sporting life and confirm Surrey Pride, we welcome Gemma, the Sports Administrator. She’ll be working alongside Alex , the Sports Officer, to help with organising fixtures, minibuses and events. We have also employed an Ents Administrator, Ruth, who works with Alan D. Roy to produce the finest ents programme ever, with the best publicity. She’s also around if you need help designing posters or any advise on running an event. ____________________________ ___________ We’ve got brand new photocopiers, which are really easy to use, and our prices beat ANYONE else on campus. We will also be introducing a call-and-collect service, where you can leave your photocopying with the receptionist during the morning, and pick it up at the end of the day, all done.
Pitstop is the Union’s latest food outlet, opening at the start of term. Pop in for a sandwiches, drinks, muffins and flapjacks. Pizza + has succumbed to demand and is now offering thick base pizzas as a speciality, as well as the fabulous garlic naan with cheese and a wide range of pizza toppings. Don’t forget that
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Over the summer, we have also employed some new members of staff to enrich your student experience. A full time receptionist,
per pint, guest acts and DJs, a great atmosphere and kicking tunes. Watch out for TONIQ featuring Ultra Nate and Roy the Roach in Fresher’s Week.
Monday Nights in the Helyn Rose Bar mark the return of the Comedy Network - fortnightly with beer pro-
doing double and a mixer for £1 at the bar, so every Wednesday will be a storming night out. Sunday Night Live continues to grow in renown, this year sponsored by HMV. Bringing you the best in all the new bands and artists - Fresher’s Week features chart new-comers Electrasy. Don’t forget the old favourites FNO, Unplugged, NoWave, UoS club, bar quizzes, International discos, pool competitions, free films and theme nights. All in all, a tip-top ents programme. Last year several students commented that Hari’s bar looked unfinished and needed some finishing touches. Have a look at the new floor - OK so it’s just a floor, but it makes the place a bit brighter and
Watch out for a brand new night coming to the Union from Wednesday 16th September. Outrage will be supplying madcap nights of crazy entertainment every other Wednesday, incorporating crazy games, mad music, cheap drinks and kicking off the term with the RIDE OF YOUR LIFE. You’ve seen the Bucking Bronco, imagine putting that in an inflatable bed one for fellas & one for girls. The hydraulically powered ride begins and so does the excitement in this wild and crazy game of sexual desire. Need we say more..? Following nights planned for an outrageous new term include The Electric Chair, Hurricane Night and following on from the success of Ibiza this summer Outrage will be holding the 1st ever Foam Party on the main union Dance Floor. So for an extreme night of entertainment Outrage every other Wednesday could be the answer.
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Thursday03rd September 1998 n GLITTERBOMB ‘98 READING ALLEYCAT 15TH AUGUST DISCO PISTOL / VYVYAN / GEL / ROSCOE / SONA FARIQ / ROLE MODELS
he night was organised across two stages which alternated acts with each other providing non stop music for 3 hours. Starting off on the “underground stage” were the Role Models who provided punky female singing over lo-fi guitar and bass buzzes and bursts. As the set concluded Sona Fariq kicked off proceedings on the “glitter stage” (later to be played by Gel and Disco Pistol). Sona Fariq have more in common with bands such as Asian Dub Foundation than anything remotely pop or glittery. The vocalist was keen to get the small crowd jumping around, at one point jumping in and darting back and forth through the foot tappers and chin strokers. Playing an extra song because they felt like it the crowd shifted downstairs to investigate Roscoe. A comparison could easily be made to Sleeper in that
Roscoe have an attractive young female guitarist/vocalist and an array of older bland blokes holding it together behind her. The music itself was a bit britpop in the style of Menswear or Miss Wener’s gang but the throbbing bass kept people interested. Next up were Gel, recently signed to Che and currently promoting the XFM a-listed ‘Rosie and Jim’. With an average age of 18 the emphasis was on energetic youth with every song going faster than the previous one. This being their official warm up gig for Reading Festival Gel had a large portion of the crowd thoroughly into them and singing along with their previous release ‘Picture Frame’ (from the compilation CD on Abuse records). Another band to have releases on Abuse are Vyvyan, who were headlining the lower stage. Being a female four piece halfway through
their a-levels the subject matter for the songs ranged from dreams of stardom (‘Teenage Wannabe’) to teen angst (‘Depressed’). Not quite as tight as they could have been the capacity crowd still jumped around in support. Headliners Disco Pistol (also playing Reading Festival along with Vyvyan) gave the crowd exactly what they wanted. Bouncy indie-pop played by people who actually look like pop stars. Lead singer Mira “Manga” provided choice soundbites in-between songs ranging from “The next song is one we’ve ripped off, but we do it much better” to “All I talk about is sex, which I guess is okay isn’t it? (crowd fails to respond), okay maybe not...”. With the top three bands on the bill obviously going places this was one gig very much worth watching. Andrew Thomas
Guildford Festival. Stoke Park. 7th,8th 9th August 1998
Friday INTER begin proceedings on the Friday in the Tropical Dance Tent (not suddenly a dance band - slots provided for showcasing smaller bands earlier in the day) and despite their hitherto sedentary career, remain a compelling power pop affair. SPACE are as kooky as ever on the Main Stage and the reduced crowd perhaps reflects the presence of the excellent LTJ BUKEM in the Tropical Dance Tent. A headless Cerys on a big video screen duets with Tommy on ‘The Ballad Of Tom Jones’, the kooky comment on relationships which isn’t surely a true story. We are treated to further chart hits and album favourites such as ‘1 O’clock’, ‘Female Of The Species’ and ‘Neighbourhood’. In fact the kooky hits, the West End Musical efforts and the Sinatraesque escapades follow each other incessantly and you wonder, just for a moment, if Space are getting just a little too good at kooky pop for their own good - managing to be so unique they now sound like a caricature of themselves. Saturday Local band PLENTY impress with their three strong, rough edged vocal harmonies and amusing crowd banter. ‘The End’ with the moody appegiated intro gives way to chiming guitar and a withdrawn vocal. It is rousing despite the crusading overblown solo at the end which nonetheless is appreciated wholeheartedly by the gathering of local fans. There is an unpolished sound which merely adds to the effect of sixties Glam rock crossed with a laid back Dandy Warhols vibe. Finally, ‘Feeling Free’ sees the band animate once again - helpless vocals cry for help or indeed freedom. SUPERIOR fronted by Su Goodacre, who perhaps might have considered a name change being entering the business, fuse rock and electronica with a semi lo-fi feel. Despite the ridiculous name, Su, dark haired, sultry and moderately gorgeous gives it her all. In ‘Wanna Be Used’ her voice soars, not unlike that of an angel, floating in and out of the sparkling guitar and punctuated drums. ‘Faster Than You’ is rather more uneasy - jumpy and catatonic and their single ‘Being You’ is more impressive live - the unsophisticated lyrics play second fiddle to provocative guitar playing by Su. REDWOOD adorn the Acoustic Stage and, in case their were any doubt, finally prove themselves to be Deadwood. Now with officially no charisma at all, they played all the ‘hits’ (including the appropriate ‘Gone’), that locals have come to know and consider ordinary yet perceive as good like butter is to a cup of tea. The music of the festival of course was diverse but when it came to the indie bands, they were of one ilk - upbeat pop. Along with Space and Lightning Seeds, THE SUPERNATURALS on the Main Stage on a sunny day seem the perfect festival band, as Dodgy would have been. Whilst the ‘Naturals music may offer little on a rainy morning on the way to work, in such a positive festival atmosphere as this the people got what they wanted. With the likes of ‘I Wasn’t Built To Get Up At This Time’ and ‘The Day Before Yesterday’s Man’, the parents and teenagers sway and mosh respectively. BJORN AGAIN, the compere suggested would be the event of the festival. Indeed along with the Counterfeit Stones, there were the most impressive covers band (the only other one was The Hamsters) and judging by the remarkably sweaty crowd frenzy, kitsch is officially cool again. LIGHTNING SEEDS capped off the weekends merry-go-around of fun and jollyment, playing all the hits bar one about football with ‘Marvellous’, ‘Pure’ and ‘Perfect Day’ - shimmering and glowing as the sun set and the festival closed for the somewhat premature curfew of 9 O’clock. Guildford, then is the peoples’ festival. Less about big name bands and more about the atmosphere and the collection of diverse and esoteric music. It has the mandatory beardy-weirdy’s from Stowmarket, yuppies from Bromley, pleasant young folk from Brighton and families from Wales. And musical philistines from Guildford. In some ways it was typical - the uncannily large number of ethnic stalls all offered exactly the same sarongs/candles/hats, one or two stalls sold burgers but the security were actually helpful. Strange as it may seem, but Guildford came to life in a way that seems inconceivable - it had a soul, man. And the lido was very nice too. Daniel Jones
cos they’re from a local group. Like four Cheshire cats sat on stools they grinned their way through the dreariest lumps of music...ever. Sweet little BETH ORTON less storms the stage than tentatively sneaks on and meanders, rather gracefully, through her songs. She is laughing meekly and apologising frequently (for no particular reason) as if she doesn’t want to disturb those gathered to witness her folk rock in the Main Stage Tent. That hit, ‘She Cries Your Name’ is charming and conspicuously forceful, as if she’s been building up to this release which continues to a lesser extent as the set climaxes. Sunday THE HAMSTERS with their blend of big sixties rock covers and enormous solos are apparently to Guildford Festival what butter is to bread. Contrary to this, to me they were
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SHERYL CROW - My Favourite Mistake (A&M) A nice strummy little summer tune which will play well on daytime radio. Very little of Sheryl’s country twang is evident which is a good or bad thing depending on your point of view. The b-sides are also fairly listenable. 7/10 A.T. GOMEZ - Whippin’ Piccadilly ‘Turbo Version’ (Hut) Lacking the all out rootsy infection that seemed apparent on the album when it came out at the onset of the summer, this is either a poor version or the indication of how fast musical tastes and thus fashion (or vice versa) move on. ‘B-side ‘Pick Up The Pieces’, incidentally is as interesting as the title suggests. 6/10 DJ ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT Lipstick (Elemental) Shouty guitar stomp with brass and attitude. Nothing new and not actually a great advancement from their last notable single ‘On A Rope’, more like ‘Money For Old Rope’! (ho ho). Still, will please fans but won’t convert many. 5/10 A.T. MORCHEEBA - Part Of The Process (China) Morcheeba, still shrugging off a trip-hop tag they never wanted try something slightly different by employing slide guitar and incidental Irish fiddles. Quite minimal and may just appeal to those seeking something to expand their mind to. A bit lacking. 5/10 A.T.
BOB MOULD - The Last Dog And Pony Show (Granary Music / Creation) This will be Bob Mould’s final album with electric guitars, maturity has finally caught up with him and after the tour for this record it will be solo shows and records with an acoustic guitar. To be honest, this is certainly not a great Bob Mould record, but let us not forget that the best of Bob Mould includes Husker Du’s ‘Zen Arcade’, Sugar’s ‘Copper Blue’ and his solo ‘Workbook’, and that is better than most bands will ever dream of. This is a good album. There are a few really good tracks ‘Moving Trains’, ‘Reflecting Pool’ and ‘Along The Way’, and one real stinker, ‘Megamanic’ where Bob attemps, and fails by a long way, to replicate the electronic punk of Girls Against Boys. An album of melodic punk songs with an uderlying magic touch. 7/10 R.W. ROB ZOMBIE – Hellbilly Deluxe (Geffen) Rob Zombie of White Zombie fame has decided to go it alone. One minor problem, the thing about White Zombie was that they were great together as a team. This shows in the first few tracks were it appears that he has lost some bite. However he easily makes up for it about halfway through. Not as classy as his group stuff but worth giving a go at some point. F.F. 6/10
ALBUM OF THE WEEK
SINGLE OF THE WEEK
RIALTO - Rialto (China) The album that almost didn’t make it to the shops. Shortly after completing their debut LP, Rialto were dropped from their former label East West but thankfully saved by China. And the last laugh definitely goes to the new label because this album is a piece of sheer brilliance. Swooping orchestration accompanies every track giving the whole album a grand feel. All the singles are here, ‘Monday Morning 5:19’, ‘Untouchable’, and ‘Dream Another Dream’. Although the album boasts a formidable array of instruments it does not mean to say that it is too complex for it’s own good. Essentially still a pop album ‘Rialto’ is immediate enough to grab the attention but complex enough to keep it there. Not one for Friday nights, but essential for Sunday mornings. 9/10 A.T. gone, which no doubt will allow the band to appeal to a wider audience. Entertaining but disapointing. 6/10 R.W. THE DEVLINS - Waiting (RadioUniverse) Brothers, Colin and Peter Devlin (no relation to Bluetones guitarist Adam), have been much lauded by the likes of Q, MOJO and, uhm, the Independent which doesn’t bode well for a refreshing installment of anything but Dadrock. Indeed this is average but nonetheless a compelling type of average. It is fiercely melodic yet deeply intense and despite the occasional miserabalist tendencies this fortunately fails to stoop to the boredom levels of say, Unbelievable Truth or The Verve. Despite its obvious similarities to the former, this borders on the uplifting - the perfect accompaniment for example to a day climbing a pretty hill in the autumn. ‘Reckless’ is numbingly beautiful, while ‘Kill With Me Tonight’ exemplifies their sonic versatility with the forceful, pounding distorted bass. 6/10 DJ
HELEN LOVE - Long Live The U.K Music Scene (Che) A fuzzy punk pop blast from Wales’ alternative to the Manics. Name dropping everyone from Chris Evans to Steven Wells the single takes a swipe at the NME’s recent panic over the death of British music. A definite summer classic! 9/10 A.T. THE SUPERJESUS - Down Again (Coalition) Heavy, harmony laden guitar pop moulds with the wanton vocal of Sarah McLeod. The Superjesus are apparently “unquestionably the number one rock act in Australia today” and indeed being the archetypal big sounding ultra melodic rock bloom that they are, this is no surprise though whether than can convince Britain will be another matter. It is all rather pleasant but any more than one song at a time would be tiresome. 6/10 DJ THE EGG - Number Cruncher (China) Not a bad name, same about the actual song. F.F. 5/10 NSO - Feel The Force (China) A silly little hip hop number which should never have seen the record shop shelves. F.F. 2/10
REVEREND HORTON HEAT Spece Heater (Interscope) The fifth album from the Rev. Jim Heath and his cohorts sees them with their cleanest sound and most radio friendly songs to date, thanks to the Ramones producer Ed Stasium. The sixteen songs do not stray far from the Reverent Horton Heat template, hard edged rock’n’roll with a country twang. Unfortunately the fiery punk edge that fuelled their early records is
This weeks music bought to you by Daniel Jones, Frank Fraulo, Andrew Thomas, Rob Winder
WIIIJA 10TH BIRTHDAY PARTY LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS 17TH AUGUST BIS/VELOCETTE/MUCHO MACHO
Wiiija, a record label that has signed, along with those playing tonight, Cornershop and Huggy Bear. Ten years as a semi-independent label, this gig celebrated their current crop of signings. Mucho Macho played as a six piece plus backing tape. Lots of dance loops and squelchy noises accompanied by occasional vocals and bongo playing. Quite what everyone did on stage, apart from have a good time, was unclear though. Next up were Velocette, fresh from releasing the single, “Spoilt Children”. Playing a selection of pleasant laid back guitar tunes Stereolab appeared to be a major influence. Inoffensive is what some might call it, others would say boring. Headliners Bis were in a mood for celebrating having just finished recording their second album and with sales of over 100,000 in Japan alone. The new material seems less reliant on punk pop disco punk drum machine anarchy and instead shows a preference for breakbeats and, shock horror, real singing! Encoring with a vocal harmony accompanied by minimal backing Bis appear to be maturing while still retaining their youthful perspective on life. Andrew Thomas
Manatee/Role Models Camden Monarch 25th August
As the Role Models took the stage the picture looked bleak. The venue, a tiny upstairs room in a pub, had precious few people in it. Still, the Role Models launched into an energetic set of female fronted shouty rock. One band that sprung to mind were Scheer, with the singer’s powerful vocal towering above the buzzing guitars and shuddering bass. One very good new band. Another very good new band is Manatee, a teenage all female four piece playing Lush-like melodies with vocal harmonies sprinkled throughout. With a sizeable crowd now in the venue the response was good and Manatee reciprocated this with increased confidence as the set progressed. The set concluded with “Yuki”, soon to be released on the ‘Trash Aesthetics’ unsigned bands compilation cd. With the right promotion both these bands could be going places. Andrew Thomas
It is always advisable to confirm with the venue before travelling.
Cineline - (01483) 578017
Welcome Back The UNION reopens with
Top gear - The TVR Story 10.30am Star Trek Voyager 18.45
Beavis Frond, Alchemists - London Upstairs at the Garage 0181 607 1818
From Friday 4th Sept to Thursday 10th Sept 1998
Fri & Sat (4th / 5th)
Species II 14.25 16.50 19.15 21.40 The Horse Whisperer (3h&10mins) 13.10 16.55 20.35 The Spanish Prisoner 18.35 21.10 Armageddon 12.15 15.35 18.45 22.05 Dr Doolittle 13.05 15.20 17.35 19.50 22.00 The Avengers 18.10 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 14.00 16.30 19.00 21.30 The X-Files 12.30 13.50 15.20 16.40 19.25 20.30 22.10 Lost in Space 13.45 16.35 19.25 22.15 Godzilla 12.50 15.40 The Little Mermaid 12.00 The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot 12.05 Barney’s Great Adventure 12.10
Eastenders - 20.00 Shooting Stars 21.00 Red Dwarf Series I21.30 Eastenders
GIG OF THE WEEK Terrorvision, Radiator Reading Alleycat 0118 956 1116 Belle and Sebastian - London Shepherds Bush Empire 0181 740 7474 Leonardo’s Bride - London Upstairs at the Garage 0181 607 1818 Dandy Warhols - Portsmouth Pyramids Centre 01705 358 608
Friday Thursday Wednesday Tuesday Monday
Men Behaving Badly 21.30 The King of the Hill 18.30
Gumph - London Dingwalls 0171 267 1577 El Nino, Seafood - London Camden Falcon 0171 482 2055 Leonardo’s Bride - London Upstairs at the Garage 0181 607 1818
The Vicar of Dibley 21.30 Smith & Jones 22.10 Batman Forever 22.40
Cornelius - London LA2 0171 434 0403 Leonardo’s Bride - London Upstairs at the Garage 0181 607 1818 Matt Tanner, Preacher John - Reading Alleycat 0118 956 1116
Sun - Thurs (25th-29th)
Judge Dredd 21.35 THE SIMPSONS 18.00 3rd Rock 22.00 The SIMPSONS 18.00 Never Mind the Buzzcocks 22.00 TFI Friday 18.00 Friends 21.00 THE LAST EVER SHAG ON CAMPUS GRANDSTAND All day
Scarfo, Llama Farmers - London Kings College 0181 836 7132 Mark 700 - London Upstairs at the Garage 0181 607 1818 Cavity - Reading Alleycat 0118 956 1116
Cypress Hill - London Astoria 0171 434 0403 Creatures - London ULU 0171 664 2030 Mudhoney - London Garage 0181 607 1818 Xpression - Reading Alleycat 0118 956 1116
The National Robbery 20.00 Match of the Day 22.15
Creatures - London ULU 0171 664 2030 Metro, Loki, Rumblefish - Reading Alleycat 0118 956 1116
Species II 12.00 (not Sun) 14.15 16.30 18.45 21.00 The Horse Whisperer (3h&10mins) 12.40 16.10 19.45 The Spanish Prisoner 18.00 20.40 Armageddon 13.45 16.50 20.05 Dr Doolittle 12.15 14.30 16.45 18.55 21.05 The Avengers 18.05 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 13.00 15.35 18.10 20.45 The X-Files 12.35 14.40 15.20 17.30 20.10 20.20 Lost in Space 14.05 17.10 20.00 Godzilla 12.25 15.10
IN YOUR UNION
Eastenders Omnibus13.00 Sunday Grandstand 13.00
Salamanda - Portsmouth Fleet and Firkin
The Little Mermaid 12.45 The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot 12.20 Barney’s Great Adventure 12.05
It’s the start of term - who has time to watch TV? ...oh and the listings ran out. Sorry.
Thunderbug, Swagger - Reading Alleycat 0118 956 1116
Republica - London Dingwalls 0171 267 1577 Sophia, Tram - London Upstairs at the Garage 0181 607 1818 Cry Tuff - Reading Alleycat 0118 956 1116
Keep your eyes open for information on the Oscar Film Unit season of films. The first film will be in Freshers Week
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Notices & Personals
The first few personals and all the ones received over the summer.
sbig Q in the sky, and
wee q on the ground. s s.s. never drop your cake! s Good Luck To Everyone At Twyford C/0. It’s Been A Good Year! s Anthony You Little StudMuffin!!! Or Should I Say “Sammy Central.” s BEWARE THE DODGY BIRD CLUB ARE BACK!!!! s Rob, Andy, Adam, Sarah, Kris and Hel rule OK s I’l be back from the gym. love Rob N. sWhat does spunk mean? Good looking guy? Or... stic tic tic tic.................. the clicking of the ratchet. May it click your way!! s SELLWOOD IS FLAKING AS EVER s MASLINA WHERE R U?
s Jan’s back and he’s angry s To that Irish Bird that’s staying in Battersey Court, I am after you s Hockey Club beware, the animal’s back s The Burpham Birds are back from placement we’ve missed ya Surrey! sSweetie, darling - my mobile’s switched on again, I am back in the country! s I am back, Fat fool Jr., and I am angry s Oi, Ben D Nooooooooooooooooooo ooo!!! Love your fellow Beck’s drinking friend xxx s lookin for a shaq queen, no hippoes please s Gotta have spunk-style, a little class, and a nice body,peice till later s Sweetcorn and onion
with that??? s “Hola, Rubia!”, it’s great to be back, I do miss the beach though! Love Morena xxx s Would anyone like to play in goal for the Hockey club’s first team? s Will we survive without Colin Pacey, Guy and Mr. Champion, We’ll miss you guys sThe Boy Davis - The Bremen birds, they love it! s To Boy Davis - WE LOVE YOU - FROM YOUR BREMEN BIRDS s OI SUSAN! Maxmaxmaxmaxmaxmax maxmaxmax..........!!! s Birds with bags - they physically cannot get enough!! sBird with bag - cheers to that! (and drink!) sYIKES!!!!!!!! s Never ever
drinkTequilaever again the ed. sTo my favourite Belgian Blonde, Stella R. Trois love you loads - A. Lager s Limo, stop driving vans around the world. Come have a drink with me. H. s Sabbs - I enjowed the networking we managed to do (lots of) over the summer. Loadsaluv H. s I bet you did. ed. s L.D have you buffeed the whole house over? sGreen 406 - come to my house with chains! sTo drink, to tour - everything else is purely circumstantial. 68th REG s SKH - Chatted on the computer recentley??? s Being a knife sucks. Spoon sucks better. s A.L -2-0 The ed.... s Ben 17 hours you.........
University of Surrey Student Parking Permits : The sale of student parking permits to those entitled to purchase them, will take place from the 7th September to the 12th September, between the hours of 10am-2pm, from the security desk, Senate House Yvonne Arnaud Theatre: Good Grief by Keith Waterhoue starring Penelope Keith 1-12 September Box Office 01483 44 0000 Electric Theatre: Fame - The Musical! Tuesday 8th - Saturday 12th Sept. 19.45pm House Hunting: Roger Davy , 2nd year LIS in need of a room from Sept 98 for a short term lease. Please contact 01273 553 224. (approx. £55p/w) Sub Aqua: General Meeting to elect DO and TO. 17th Sep 7pm Venue to be confirmed. Security: Union security needed. If interested please leave a name and contact number with the house. officer
A new service is now available to students and members of the public. The Sports Centre is able to offer acupuncture treatment in addition to the other therapies currently available in the centre. Many people start acupuncture treatment for help with specific symptoms or conditions. These might include back pain, stress, asthma, circulatory problems, arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, menstrual problems or skin conditions. Some people may have acupuncture as a preventative measure to strengthen their constitution, or because they feel unwell in themselves. Each appointment lasts for up to one hour and an initial course of treatment would usually continue for about six weeks. Firstly, the person’s general state of health is assessed. They are then asked about their current symptoms, medical history, diet, sleep and lifestyle. Needles, or a herb called moxa, are then used to stimulate acupuncture points on the body to help the person back to health. Charges per treatment are as follows: Students £20 Staff £22 Members of the public £25 For further details or to make an appointment, please contact Sandra Morris on 01483 454 203
Lookout for the launch of SIS -the Skills Society SIS is a national network of students and will be launched this semester to host company events on and off-site. We are looking for people to set up the society. The membership of the society/committee in an official position offers a fantastic opportunity for any CV!! We have already organised some of this semesters events. Come and see our stand in the LT concourse on Tuesday/Thursday of Week 1 (8th/10th Sep) . Alternatively, call Justin on 01483 505189, 0966 236487 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or pop a note in the SIS pigeon hole in the SU.
If there is anyone out there who likes pool and would like to help me organise this years weekley tournament please contact Tom in the comms office. p.s. JEM where are you???
Are you eligible for a refund? Come along to the tax clinic. They are held throughout the semester. Watch this space for future dates. Bring along your p45 and/or a pay slip on the 16th of September between 12 and 2pm. There will be one clinic a month throughout the first semester.
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a late night conversation......
We have, a 5 litre plastic bottle,a length of plastic tubing and various bits and bobs to attach them together. It looks like it is going to be hectic to set up, but we know that the end result will be more than worth it. We’re going to give it our best shot. Yes, you’ve guessed it –we’re making peach schnapps…. but maybe not tonight. Having consumed vast quantities of ready made alcohol, we went to see the X-files. And here we have to agree to disagree/fight lots. I thought it was great, but my counterpart thinks otherwise. Perhaps she had been desensitised by the scary film weekend – which I have to point out was entirely self induced. Having watched Scream II, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Devil’s Advocate, she was somewhat petrified. The worst she tells me, for I have all this to come, was I Know What You Did Last Summer, so much so that she seriously considered not watching the last 15 minutes of it. Then she had to do the obligatory check for boogiemen under the bed and in the wardrobe. But nothing, she tells me is as scary as Silence of the Lambs, after which she slept with the lights on for 3 days running, propped up on a pillow, trying desperately not to fall asleep. But this was when it first came out. Personally I am appaled. But one thing we do agree on is that weddings are f**king scary, especially when they’re for friends you own age that is. OK, so it’s a great excuse for a big piss up and to see all your mates again, so that’s one thing to be thankful to the happy couple for. But lets look at the bigger picture here – these are the guys that start the ball rolling – as it were. Before long there’ll be dinner parties, dogs and babies. The one subject you always swore with your best mate you’d never discuss, ‘cos that would mean you’re getting old. But uncharted territory is unnerving, so we discussed something far more familiar. We started talking about shopping, which within a short period of time progressed more specifically to squash. Not a usual topic but have you ever really thought about it. I mean, there’s a whole market out there waiting to be targeted. Let’s face it, until a couple of years ago all we had was orange and blackcurrant. Then we got apple, then the more adventurous apple and blackcurrant. But suddenly we screeched to a halt. Bored of orange, be it no added sugar, barley, or your bog standard squash, we wanted something different. But where’s the variety? Where’s plum, and banana, and grape and what about pair and chocolate, or melon and ginger? And why does fruit have the monopoly on the situation? If you think about alcohol – that has weird flavours that aren’t fruit and that seems to work OK. Like tequila. What flavour is that precisely? Vodka has no flavour, but it sells OK. In fact the only fundamental thing about vodka is that it is just alcohol, and therefore has no flavour. That’s not to say vodka-flavoured squash would work…but there’s definitely scope there.
I class myself as a bit of an X-Files fan - not a fanatic, but I enjoy the far fetched plots, and the sense of mystery when there are loose ends at the end of an episode. For this reason, I was looking forward to the film, expecting mind blowing revelations and new levels of intrigue. I was very disappointed.(I was absolutely appalled - ed.) The film amounted to no more than a drawn out episode, with less plot than usual. The film opened with an explanation of the storyline. As one of my friends said, you spent the
entire film thinking that there must surely be more to it that that. At the end however, there was a quick recap of the plot, confirming our fears that there was nothing hidden. My personal view was that nothing was left to the imagination, the Mulder and Scully will they/won’t they element was wasted in a couple of cheesy scenes, and I was so bored that I had trouble staying awake. On the other hand, if a few killer bees and the odd frozen monster are enough to keep you awake, you might like it. I very conveniently went to see this film with 9 other people, 8 of whom had similar opinions to mine, so the mark is easy 1/10.GV
INTRO WEEK HELPERS
Helpers get paid £15 for ‘moving in’ day(20th Sep) and ONE other shift during the week - oh and you get a wicked T-Shirt to boot.
Hello. I am Squealer, the Union Agony Aunt, and I am ready and waiting to solve all your tricky little problems. Write to me, care of the Bare Facts Box, and I’ll answer your questions and offer useful advice on relationships, studying and personal problems you might develop. It’s all confidential - I won’t tell a soul and your problems can be anonymous. Write to me. Squealer regrets that she cannot answer all problems individually - serious concerns should be discussed with the Student Advice Service or Gill, the Student Affairs Officer
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+ Surrey Pride
Crossword No. 75
NIGHTLINE HELPERS NEEDED
Nightline is a confidential information and help-line service run completely by students, situated between Wey and Wandle in Surrey Court and is open every night between 8pm and 8am during term time. There is always one male and one female nightliner on duty. Nightliners are students who have been given training on a number of issues ranging from simple information to more serious problems such as homesickness, problems with work or personal relationships and suicide. We have a wide range of information including train times, general health leaflets, information on sexually transmitted diseases, local and national counselling organisations, help for people with disabilities, legal aid, student grants and loans....Nightline also offers free emergency tampon and condom services and sells personal attack alarms at £1 each. If you have any particular problems, want information or simply want to chat, either give us a call or drop in. The important thing to remember is that Nightline is here for you, any time of night. If you would like more information about Nightline or are interested in joining the team, leave a note in the Nightline pigeon hole in the Students’ Union foyer or, alternatively, drop in or give us a call.
Crossword No. 75
Across 1. Part of an army’s front (6) 4. Noisy disturbance (6) 8. Hoarse (7) 10. A member of the peerage (5) 11. Realm (7) 12. Lose consciousness (5) 13. In a brazen manner (11) 18. Man-made fibre (5) 19. A violent wind (7) 22. Head of religious establishment (5) 23. Learners (7) 24. Acquire by compulsion (6) 25. Author (6)
Down 1. Withdraw labour (6) 2. Agitate violently (5) 3. Egg-shaped (5) 5. Snubs (7) 6. Hearty (7) 7. Legislative body of ancient Rome (6) 9. A fool (9) 14. Large flatfish (7) 15. Great church (7) 16. Dangerous (6) 17. Cat that catches pests (6) 20. A wanderer (5) 21. Famous racecourse (5) Crossword Compiled by Jeff Blackham
Nightline Tel: 01483 32710 or internally ext. 4949
Picture these scenes - You’ve got an assessed presentation next week and you haven’t a clue what to say. Just thinking about it is making you nervous! or, You’re in the process of applying for the job or placement of your dreams. You have good qualifications and some experience but the employer has hundreds of similar CVs on their desk. More employers are now wanting evidence of skills in their applications and skills are also important during your time at University. In recognition of this, the University offer a number of FREE workshops open to any student in a wide range of different skills. This programme is also supported by the Student Union, Careers Service and Surrey Training and Enterprise Council. Each workshop takes only two hours of your time and is a really good way to meet other people. The sessions are informal, friendly and interactive and people can come (on their own or in a group) to as many workshops as they want. Hand-outs are given at many of the sessions and refreshments are also provided. An end-of-year certificate is also given to all participants to show potential employers the skills that you learned.
Solution to Crossword No. 74 Plain Across 1. 1.okapi 4.records 8.octopus 9.amour 10.owns 11.crossbow 13.shawls 14.afford 18.immortal 20.clog 22.organ 23.thicket 24.silvery 25.liner Down 1.odorous 2.antenna 3.imps 4.resport 5.classify 6.rhomb 7.screw 12.Clarence 15.oilskin 16.dogstar 17.pantry 18.idols 19.mogul 21.vial CrypticAcross 1.Bland 4.scarlet 8.inertia 9.image 10.duty 11.adjacent 13.redden 14.slaved 18.encroach 20.Ale 22.sepia 23.emerald 24.lindens 25.dated Down 1.builder 2.overted 3.data 4.swards 5.amicable 6.lease 7.trent 12.lemonade 15.valiant 15.decided 17.access 18.ease 19.capon 21.bead
For more information and to sign up for sessions, contact Rodney Bates on ext. 3177 or e-mail R.Bates@surrey.ac.uk
Semester 1 - Programme
Tuesday 15 September Presentation Skills 6pm - 8pm Wednesday 14 October Course Rep training Tuesday 20 October Meeting Skills Wednesday 28 October Chairing Meetings Thursday 29 October Society training Tuesday 3 November Stress Management 7pm - 9pm Wednesday 11 November 2pm - 4pm Teamwork 2pm - 4pm Tuesday 17 November Interpersonal Skills 5.30pm - 8pm 6pm - 8pm 2pm - 5pm
Wednesday 23 September 4pm - 6pm Time Management Tuesday 29 September Assertiveness 6pm - 8pm
6pm - 8pm
4pm - 6pm
Wednesday 30 September 12noon - 2pm Money Management Friday 2 October Presentation Skills Tuesday 6 October Society training Wednesday 7 October Training others Tuesday 13 October Course Rep training 12noon - 2pm
7pm - 9pm
6pm - 8pm
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BUSA conference full of Surrey Pride
BUSA sees Surrey’s Pride at their Conference “This is it!”, I said, as the eagerly awaited handover month arrived with my predecessor Ms. Caroline Betteridge, “Cazza” to you. As I walked into her office her face lit up and a grin appeared from ear to ear, then a laugh steadily getting louder and louder. Hmm...was this a good sign I asked myself?? What was I letting myself in for? After the sadomasicistic greeting, Cazza, doubling up as the best bar maid in the South gently introduced me into the world of the Sports Sabbatical. What better way to be inducted than being thrown in head first into this Summers’, Patriotism and B r i t i s h Universities’ Sports Association (BUSA) Conference. The legacy of Cazza’s time in office was the honour of gaining the right to host the BUSA Summer Conference, to which every single Sports Sabbatical and Administrator in the UK is invited, thus planting Surrey Sport firmly on the UK map, a position we aim to hold! Whilst still holding my hand, Caz proceeded to casually inform me of the vast physiological transformation which was due to take place upon entering the “SPORTS SAB ZONE”. However once in our Union it was too late. The accumulation of Sabs and Administrators with nothing but Sport, “networking” and breaking last years bar taking records on their minds completed the transformation from being a successful acaApart from this insight into the year ahead, the majority of the Summer time has been spent on less interesting bits’n’bobs like budgets, fixtures, logistics (posh word ehh!), trying to settle sponsorship bids, choosing our new super deluxe Sports Admin, general planning for the year ahead and donning me’ little piny in the vain effort to clear 25 years of Sports Sab crap and memorabilia from the office! Cushtee, all sweet, and enough of my tales of the Summer. All that’s left for me to say is a BIG welcome back and I hope you all have a FANTASTIC year at Surrey. However, a word of warning: Beware of naked Welsh sprinters running from hall to hall claiming they’ve been locked out, and also keep your wits about you on Wednesday nights or FNO’s when you hear a claims that someone needs emergency mouth to mouth to remove an ice cube wedged between their tonsils, a phenomenon which became common in the BUSA Conference evening intermingling!!
Toms Top Tips
WELCOME BACK Well now that we have survived a whole month (well a couple of weeks) without football it is time to turn our attention to the European Championship Qualifying Matches for Belgium/Holland 2000. Being a fairly Sport-minded editor and enjoying the odd flutter I will endeavour to bring you my predictions for the major sporting events of 98/99. As for my qualifications I have to admit that I didn’t back the French to win the World Cup but I honestly had each way bets on Holland and Croatia. Football is not my strong point (nor one of my favourite sports) and I happily leave the majority of the Surrey Pride pages to the football mad Paul Cliff. I am hoping that this year the Surrey Pride pages can be full of hot debate on current sporting issues, as well as reviews and photographs of our students performing to the best of their abilities and supported by an ever enthusiastic Surrey fan club. There will be announcements of forthcoming fixtures (and you will know if there is a big one!), up to date result lists and reports, interviews and celebrations. All that is needed is your input. What better way to wake up on a Thursday morning whilst recovering from an obscenely large Wednesday night in the Union than to read all about our success and laugh at the photos of the previous weeks drunken antics. Good luck to all our teams and individuals over the forthcoming year and don’t forget to tell me or Paul or Alex about your success. Forthcoming International European Championship qualifying matches October 10th Scotland vs Estonia Yugoslavia vs Rep of Ireland Cyprus vs Austria England vs Bulgaria Russia vs France Nothern Ireland vs Finland Albania vs Greece Denmark vs Wales Turkey vs By the time you read this England should just have beaten Sweden 3-1. My loyalties are very much split and I hope I am proved wrong. As for other predictions for the near future: - Andre Agassi to win the US open; - Shumacher to win the World Title; - The Aussies to win the Ashes (tricky one); - Liverpool to win the FA Carling Premiership (and Watford to be promoted); - Saracens to win the Allied Dunbar Premiership; oh and me to win the World Darts and Snooker Championship (probably). Tom Sherwen
Freedom at the BUSA conference
demic minded youth to a stubborn, foul mouthed sab proclaiming Sports as taking first priority in all students’ and in fact everyone’s lives! (not such an isolated feeling at a Sports Conference!) The conference educated me on Sports provision within Universities, the English Sports Council, Health and Safety and many other topics, all of which will benefit our Universities’ Sports in some way.
So take care in these tender first few weeks and should you wish to take your nose out of that Concrete Technology book, there is a whole world of sporting opportunities available at Campusports and your Union, so if anyone has a spare mo or two and wishes to be a saviour, all help would be appreciated with the Sports Fayre and indeed anything on the go this year! Cheers me dears Al (ext.9981)
BUSA FIXTURE LIST
Sep-30 Football Football Football Football 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Chichester(H) Chichester(H) Chichester(H) Chichester(H) Chichester(H) Brighton(H) Oct-07 Oct-14 Sussex (H) Brighton(A) Portsm’th(H) Sussex(H) So’ton (A) Brnmouth(A) Sussex(H) Chichester(H) Kingston(A) Sussex (H) Brnmouth(H) Chichester(H) Chichester(H) Chichester(H) Chichester(H) Brighton(A) St.Marys(A) So’ton(A) Reading(A) Reading(A) Kings(H) Chichester(A) Reading(A) Kingston(A) Brighton(A) Sussex(H) Brnmouth(A) Portsm’th(H) Oct-21 Reading(A) Portsm’th(A) So’ton(H) Chichester(H) Kingston(A) Sussex(H) Roehampton(H) South Bank(H) So’ton Ins.(A) Portsm’th (A) RIHE(H) Kingston(H) Thames Valley(H) Portsm’th (A) LSE(H) So’ton(H) Brunel WL(H) Sussex (H) Kingston(A) Portsm’th(H) Sussex (H) Brunel WL(H) Sussex(A) Brighton(H) So’ton Ins.(A) So’ton(H) Sussex(A) Brighton(H) St.Marys(H) So’ton(H) Brnmouth(A) So’ton(H) Kingston(A) Brnmouth(A) Reading(H) So’ton Ins.(H) So’ton Ins.(H) Kingston(A) Oct-28 Portsm’th (H) St. Mary’s(H) Chichester(A) So’ton (H) Nov-04 So’ton Ins. (H) Sussex(H) Kingston(H) Reading(A) Sussex(H) South Bank(H) So’ton Ins.(H) So’ton(H) Reading(A) Brunel WL(A) Sussex (H) Chichester(H) Kingston(A) Roehampton(A) Brighton(A) Brunel WL(H) Kingston(A) Brunel WL(H) St.Marys(H) Kingston(A) W.Football1st Badminton1st Badminton (W) BasketBall (M) Fencing Golf Hockey (M) 1st Hockey (M) 2nd Hockey (W) 1st Netball 1st
(as of 03/09/98)
Nov-18 Nov-25 Dec-02
Nov-11 South Bank (H) So’ton Ins.(H) Reading(A) Brighton(A) So’ton Ins. (A) Brunel WL(A) South Bank(H) Portsm’th(H) Portsm’th (A) So’ton(H)
Sussex(H) Brunel WL(A)
So’ton Ins.(A) So’ton Ins.(H)
Brighton(A) Kingston(H) Reading(A)
Brunel WL(H) Thames Valley(H)
Sussex(H) Brnmouth(H) So’ton Ins.(H)
South Bank(A) Kent(H)
Rugby 1XV & 2XV Chichester(H) W.Rugby Squash (M) 1st Squash (W) Volleyball (M) Volleyball (W) Tennis (M) Tennis (W) Chichester(H)
So’ton Ins. (A) Sussex (H) Portsm’th (A) Portsm’th (A) So’ton(H)
Reading(A) Kingston(A) Brighton(A)