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Presidents Update: Georgi Griškeviciene
Photo of Exeter President: Georgi Griškeviciene

Hello, all! My first official update as SU President Exeter may be slightly shorter than my fellow presidents.

MarineWatch Wins National Award!

Congratulations to MarineWatch on winning the Development award at the National Societies Awards!

Presidents Update: Stevie Preece
Photo of Exeter President: Stevie Preece

Besides sitting in meetings for most of my working days, as President Exeter, I do believe I have achieved a lot this year. As complex as some these meetings have been, it is in these spaces where my presence has influenced some of the greatest changes that I am most proud to have seen.

Presidents Update: Charlotte Agnew

Some of us have been working on dissertations this year, some of us have been meeting cohorts for the first time and some of us have still never tried a Cornish pasty. Regardless of what we’ve been doing, I’m sure we can all agree that this has been an interesting year as we come away from the pandemic and navigate this new normal. I definitely missed the in-person shenanigans but learning how to socialise again has been weird for sure. I find myself asking people how they are doing twice whilst

Presidents Update: Ben Statham-Wilkins

What a year! I hope everyone is having a good old time and the rainy few days of June haven’t been a dampener! As my time comes to an end and I notice my desk edging ever so closer to the door, I thought I would provide an update of some of the things I have been up to this past year!

Presidents Update: Ellie Ricks
Photo of President Student Experience - Ellie Ricks

OMG, my final ever SU update!

Presidents Update: Ben Statham-Wilkins
Photo of Falmouth President Ben Statham-Wilkins

Hi all, we have all made it through Study block 2!

The SU Awards 2022!
A graphic of the SU Awards 2022

These awards recognise the efforts and achievements of our most outstanding students who have gone above and beyond to shape your student experience in this strange year.

University of Exeter UCU strike action

You may have heard about the University and College Union announcing strike action. Below we have collated some information to help you understand what strike action is, when it might take place and how you can find out more information.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022
Mental Health Awareness Week

This year, the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week was ‘loneliness’. Your SU focused on what signposting is available for services that could help if you are feeling lonely, aiming to improve awareness of all the people and places available to support your mental health.

Camborne School of Mines takes rugby varsity victory

The annual Camborne School of Mines (CSM) sports varsity took place on 25 and 26 February, bringing together student athletes from CSM and the Royal School of Mines (RSM).

Presidents Update: Charlotte Agnew - EDI Tables
Charlote Agnew, President Welfare and Inclusivity, sits in front of a green background. She is smili

Hi everyone! There’s been lots going on with welfare and inclusivity and I wanted to share our recent successes at the EDI Tables online discussion, that I hosted with the SU’s Student Voice Coordinator (Welfare & Liberation), Ellie Howell.

Violence against Women and Girls group update

The Violence against Women and Girls Group was a group set up in a collaboration between the Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union (SU) and Cornwall Council. It was in response to a successful funding bid by Cornwall Council to see a ‘Safer Cornwall’.

President Elections 2022 Winning Candidates Announcement

The time has come! It's time to announce the winners of the 2022 President Elections.

A statement from your SU Presidents and Student Council

The following statement was created by the SU Presidents after discussion with Student Council members. It outlines the SU's stance on the Russian government invading Ukraine.

Recent developments in Ukraine and Russia

In light of recent global events in Ukraine and Russia, we want to remind all students that we are here to support you.

Presidents Update: Charlotte Agnew
Photo of President Welfare & Inclusivity - Charlotte Agnew

As mentioned in my previous article, there has been a lot of ongoing development regarding the situation with drink spiking and personal safety involving students. I thought it was worth giving you an update on how the SU are helping to improve safety for students, so grab a cup of tea/coffee/latte and let’s get started!

President Update: Stevie P

2022 is finally here and it already feels like Christmas is a distant memory – is it too late to wish you all a happy new year?

Presidents Update: Ben Statham-Wilkins
Photo of Falmouth President Ben Statham-Wilkins

Throughout the academic year, I have been working to eradicate the use of deadnames by university systems and staff. There have been a number of steps involved in this process so far. I would like to make students aware of what has happened and would appreciate your further vigilance, support and feedback to ensure that we continue working with FX Plus and Falmouth University to ensure nobody has to experience the use of their deadname again.

Presidents Update: Ellie Ricks
Photo of President Student Experience - Ellie Ricks

Hi there everyone! I hope everyone had a great new year and has stuck to their resolutions. I’m happy to be back on campus, it’s great to have everyone enjoying the campus experience again, especially now there's bubble tea LOL.

FXU Athletics compete in BUCS Cross Country Championships
Members of FXU Athletics smile together at the BUCS Cross Country Championships.

At the start of February, members of FXU Athletics travelled up to the BUCS Cross Country Championships at Horsenden Hill. Despite the relatively dry weather over the last couple of weeks, our runners were met with extremely tough conditions with parts of the course being over a foot deep in mud.

Penryn Campus mural design winner
The presidents team for 2021/22 are hanging over the railings and standing in front of the white wal

We’re pleased to share the winner of the mural design competition!

Presidents Update: Stevie P

It’s that time of year again when I realise Christmas is less than a month away and I am literally nowhere near prepared – looks like it’ll be another year of gifting my parents with my presence #gifted.

Safer Streets pop-up

Safer Streets hosted a pop-up event on Social Street, Penryn Campus in support of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
The multi-agency event was focused on discussing issues around street safety and violence against women and girls (VAWG) and connecting the community with local services that can help them learn more.

Presidents Update: Charlotte Agnew

As the debate continues on whether it’s too early to bring out Christmas decorations yet, I have compiled an update on all the things that have been happening in my role as President Welfare & Inclusivity in the last couple of months. It’s quite lengthy, so you may want to grab a cuppa (or a chai latte!) for this one.

Spotlight on Sports Bursaries

As your Students’ Union we offer Sports Bursaries to students of outstanding sporting ability. The bursaries we offer range up to £1,500, are awarded on an annual basis, and are available to all current students who evidence satisfactory sporting performance, academic progress and general conduct.

Presidents Update: Ben Statham-Wilkins

A quick update from me on the annual Falmouth fashion show.

President Update: Ellie Ricks

Hi everyone! Whether you are working hard or hardly working, I hope that you are taking care of yourself and enjoying the run down to the end of the year.

Presidents Update: Lauren Taylor
Photo of President Student Experience - Lauren Taylor

The past couple of weeks have absolutely flown by.

Presidents Update: Kira Orchard
Photo of President Welfare & Inclusivity - Kira Orchard

Buddy-up fortnight came and went in a flash.

Presidents Update: Luke Court
Photo of Falmouth President: Luke Court

Hello, this is my first update as SU President Falmouth!

Presidents Update: Ellie Ricks

I hope everyone is well and is enjoying a bit of downtime before exam and assessment time. While you guys are hopefully getting some much-needed R&R, the Presidents and I are working hard to make sure you're getting the best experience possible

Surf Radio TAKES GOLD at National Awards!

Surf Radio, Falmouth and Penryn’s now AWARD WINNING student radio station, has taken the Gold Award for “Most Improved Station” at the 2021 Amplify Awards, sponsored by Global and organised by the Student Radio Association.

Sir Geoffrey Holland Awarded to Rachel Poppleton

"The Award recognises final year students and celebrates academic excellence within a field related to Cornwall. Rachel completed her dissertation on landslide susceptibility in Cornwall, having identified a clear gap in the literature."

Rise in anti-Asian Hate Crime

This week, over in America, the Senate is having conversations to pass a bill called the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. Proposed by Senator Mazie Hirono, this legislation aims to combat the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes occurring due to the pandemic, and comes almost a month after the racially motivated Atlanta Spa shootings where six of the eight victims were women of Asian descent.

Volunteering Student Profile: Cherie Yu
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Cheri Yu tells us about her volunteering experience as Vice President of the Horse Riding Society.

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