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Welcome from your SU Presidents!
Hello from your Presidents!

Your SU Presidents are here to support your needs and the student voice throughout the next academic year, catch them throughout Welcome Week and say hello!

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.

Decolonising the Curriculum- Cara Chittenden in Conversation with Fatuma Mohamud.
decolonising the curriculum

Cara Chittenden, SU President Exeter, sat down with Fatuma Mohamud, student trustee for Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union, undergraduate student studying Politics and International Relations here at the Penryn Campus and collaborator of the Penryn Politics Decolonising the Curriculum Review, to talk about Decolonising the Curriculum. The talk covered current opportunities and how to get involved, what decolonising the curriculum actually means, what it entails and why it is important.

Volunteering Student Profile: Cherie Yu
Photo of Cheri Yu

Cheri Yu tells us about her volunteering experience as Vice President of the Horse Riding Society.

Rent Campaign – Joint Students’ Union Presidents’ Statement
President Student Experience Amelia Banton, President Falmouth Lizzy Marshall, President Exeter Cara

Due to the new Lockdown, you told the Falmouth & Exeter Students’ Union that you were concerned about paying rent – either because you’re not currently using the room, paying rent in two separate places or the financial burden was massively affecting your wellbeing and ability to produce high quality work.

Your voice made a huge impact. Thanks to your growing momentum by speaking to the Presidents, Part-Time-Officers and by signing the Make A Change tab, both Universities have listened.

Tom Jackson, Station Manager for Surf Radio, is Shortlisted in Prestigious Student Radio Awards
Tom Jackson, wearing covid-safe face covering, in front of Surf Radio Sign

On Thursday 22nd October, Tom Jackson, SU Surf Radio Station Manager, was nominated and shortlisted as "best newcomer" at the national Student Radio Awards; a prestigious annual awards ceremony run by the Student Radio Association and supported by BBC Sounds and Global. Winners will be revealed this Friday 6th November on the Student Radio Association's Facebook page via livestream.

Drink spiking awareness

If you think you have been spiked, we advise you to report it immediately so that you can be tested. Here is some official advice from Devon & Cornwall Police.

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