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News and updates from the University of Surrey Students' Union sabbatical officers. Find out what your elected officer team have been doing to represent and support you across the University of Surrey.
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Colourism

Colourism

2021-04-3019:21

This week, VP Support Aaron and VP Voice Theo meet Catherine Anyanwu who is currently the student curator for the Library, curating on the subject of colourism
Gradfest

Gradfest

2021-03-2218:46

This week we have been delighted to announce Gradfest, a celebration for the graduation weeks (restrictions permitted) as well as the usual round up of what your sabbs have been doing to represent you this week.
Sustainability

Sustainability

2021-03-1129:44

This week, VP Community Izzy Watkins meets Nathaniel Nelson-Williams, Community zone member and Tom Parrott, Estates & Facilities.Nathaniel talks about his campaigning work on sustainability, and Tom gives an update on what the University are doing.Joining them are President Lizzie, and VP Voice Theo.
This week, VP Support Aaron Seabrook chats to committee members from Nightline, Welfare Watch, and Student Minds. There are great hints, tips, and advice on how to deal with stress, motivation, and student life
This week, VP Community Izzy hosts an LGBT+ history month special, with Erin Baker from the LGBT+ society, and Michael Hassell, Equality and Diversity Advisor at the University of Surrey.The discussion takes us from the roots of legalisation to the continuing challenges facing LGBT students today. TW - this podcast contains powerful testimony regarding homophobic and transphobic experiences.Links mentioned in the programme:LGBT SocietyLGBT Instagram Contact Michael directReport and SupportUniversity of Surrey EDIPlease note the transcript is generated by computer, so may contain multiple erros
BBC Surrey Interview

BBC Surrey Interview

2021-02-0904:15

Lizzie talks to BBC Surrey about returning to campus, and asymptomatic testing
Return to campus 2021

Return to campus 2021

2021-02-0522:47

This week the sabbs talk about the slow to return to campus, and the start of semester 2.The team also give a roundup on what they have been doing to represent you this week
In this special Surrey SabbCast, we delve into the details of the newly announced safety net policy, as well as an explanation of extenuating circumstances. Our special guests this week areAdam Child, Academic RegistrarCathy Derham, Associate Dean - Teaching and Learning FHMSZoe Wilkes, Students' Union Support manager
In this special edition of the Surrey SabbCast, BioScience student Muse Berhe and teaching fellow Dr Alfred Thumser discuss their own personal experience of race and racism; growing up in the UK as a black student, and in South Africa as a privileged white during apartheid respectively.Both provide powerful testimony for the need to do more every day on campus and in wider society to end racism. 
Mass Testing on Campus

Mass Testing on Campus

2020-11-2022:47

The University have just announced mass asymptomatic testing for all students on campus, and in this edition, Students' Union CEO Alan Sutherland explains what that involves. The sabbs also give their run down on what has been happening and how they have been representing you.
Voice Zone Takeover

Voice Zone Takeover

2020-11-1630:39

VP Voice, Theo Donnelly is joined by the Voice Zone officers Lester Buxton, Renee Hizon, and Joel Miller as they deep dive into the zone that makes your voice heard
Team Surrey Chair, Diana Dakik talks to Silver Command Chair Deborah Lawson, and Chief Student Officer Lucy Evans on the implications of the recently announced lockdown period on the University.What exactly does it mean for the University to be "open"?What is the process for EC's?What campus facilities will remain open?Can Clubs and Societies still operate?Are students allowed to go home for the month?What happens to researchers?Stay informed with the dedicated COVID pages on the Surrey website, or email the Students Union if you need advice
Support Zone Takeover

Support Zone Takeover

2020-11-0119:14

This week, VP Support, Aaron leads the podcast to introduce the Support Zone.It's wellbeing week, and the zone update on everything they are up to.
This week, the sabbs are joined by Deborah Lawson and Peter Brinkley who are co-ordinating the University COVID Response, to talk all about the new testing facilities coming to campus - and what happens next.If you are a Surrey student and need to report symptoms, or a positive test, use this formhttps://www.surrey.ac.uk/covidreport 
This week, meet the Community Zone who talk through their aims for the year including sustainability, charity fundraising, citizenship awards, and news on The Marquee venue launch
Activity Zone Takeover

Activity Zone Takeover

2020-10-0827:59

This week, VP Activity Maya Altimimi is joined by the Activity Zone who review the Societies and Team Surrey conference and look ahead to a special year of activities including what is planned for Varsity
This week we hear directly from students who tell us what they think of returning to campus and their experience at University so far since returning.As usual, your sabbs also give an update about what they have been doing this week
This week the sabbs look back at Freshers Week so far, as well as update on what they have been working on and what is to come for the rest of Freshers Week and Semester One
This week, the Sabbs talk to Pro-Vice Chancellors Osama Khan, and Melaine Coward who answer your questions about teaching and learning for the forthcoming yearIncluding:How will Hybrid Teaching Work?Will my online attendance be tracked?What happens if there is another lockdown?How will the NSS results be improved next year?As well as this, the Sabbs give their usual rundown of the week that was.
This week the Sabbs are joined by Jim Dickinson, Associate Editor of WonkheJim talks us through the latest changes to the law, how that affects students as well as the brand new guidance from the Department of Education on how to reopen campuses. We cover households, socialising, Club and Society activities, and what might happen in the future.As usual the Sabbs round up what they have been doing to represent students across the University as well as what they have been working.If you would like to hear more about Higher Education policy and what is happening in Universities, you can subscribe to the Wonkhe show which is released every Friday
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