Apr 07

UWE Extenuating Circumstances Policy Change Raises Mental Health Concerns

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  Students with problems that could cause them to fail assessments are being urged by a campaign group to voice their concerns following a proposed change to assessment policy. By Rajitha Ratnam. Will Anderson and Siân Hampson from UWE Mental Health Campaign, wrote a letter to the university that said: “If a student with a mental health issue is …

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Apr 20

#25 A Basket of Eggs

  ‘Civilization is a blessing not sufficiently estimated by those who have not traced its progress.’ – Mary Wollstonecraft It may or may not be (a) Good Friday today; it’s not over yet and I am lying under a bunch of 18th century philosophic ramblings which use the letter ‘f’ instead of ‘s’, but only …

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Apr 17

An interview with Circa Waves

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Before their opening slot on the NME tour, Sophie Seddon interviewed Joe (guitarist) and Sam (bass) about the band’s current tour, and their very exciting future.    So, how did you guys all meet? S: Well, it’s weird because, we’re all really into Frasier, and we had mutual friends who knew we all loved it, …

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Apr 17

Manchester Orchestra ‘Cope’ at the Fleece

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Manchester Orchestra unleash new album ‘Cope’, as well as some old classics, on The Fleece. Starting the tour just days after the release of the bands tremendous fourth album Cope, Manchester Orchestra’s set was not drawn too heavily from new material, but instead encompassed their whole discography. Testament to this was the inclusion of ‘I …

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Apr 15

The Bucket List: Order a pizza to campus

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So today Emma and I finally got around to ordering a pizza to campus, something we haven’t done since back in first year when we lived in halls. The night before we had gone out for another ‘quiet’ Wednesday at Vodka Revs-to celebrate varsity. This consisted of hijacking the UWE rugby boy’s game of giant …

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Apr 13

#24 The Power of Pressure

This week was the final official week of term, and the last one of these on St. Matthias campus. Although I will live in the library until my exams, this marks the end of an era, and my three years have gone far too quickly. Well, if I manage to graduate. This reality-check combined with …

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Apr 13

SAINSBURY’S AND UWE STADIUM GO AHEAD AS PLANNED

An artist's impression of Bristol Rovers' proposed new stadium

UWE’s 21,700 SEATER STADIUM GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT AFTER HIGH COURT LEGAL CHALLENGE BY CAMPAIGNING LOCAL RESIDENTS AND GLOUCESTER ROAD BUSINESSES. By George Gill   Bristol Rovers FC have been allowed to build a large capacity stadium next to Frenchay Campus. Local campaign group TRASH (Traders & Residents Against Sainsbury’s Horfield), led an unsuccessful challenge …

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Apr 13

The Bucket List: The strongest Cider at the Cori Tap.

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Being a bright-eyed, 18-year-old country girl, in first year the rumours of the ‘Cori Tap’ have always stuck with me. Every year I’d vow to myself to go to the city’s local cider house and try its strongest own brewed cider. This my friends, was finally the year. The Coronation Tap, located just down from …

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Apr 13

“Cinematic, rock and a bit of pop sensibility thrown in”: Amber Run

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Joel Huckfield caught up with the band before their gig at Thekla in Bristol. Nottingham-based quintet Amber Run are currently on tour at the moment having played eleven different venues around the UK, in which includes main support slot shows with Kodaline. I met up with Joe Keogh (Guitar/Vocals) and Henry Wyeth (Keys) from the …

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Apr 13

I noah a good band: Amber Run

Review: Thekla Bristol, 29/03/2014 Joel Huckfield reviews Amber Run, Nottingham’s answer to Coldplay, who performed to a crowded Thekla last week. Saturday night’s at Thekla are always filled with a sub-standard evening of chart infused pop music, out of time sing-a-longs, and arms around your best mate moments at the club night ‘Pop Confessional’. Before …

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Apr 13

The Bucket List: UWE Varsity

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We finally made it to a UWE sports match and what better way to get involved with university sports, than to watch rugby varsity. In second year Emma had played women’s rugby and really enjoyed it, but had to stop due to a knee injury. Of course, this meant that we wanted to watch the …

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