The Best Student Life. Bristol SU

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April 2020

The panel have made their decision...

Bristol SU Group of the Month for April is… Khaleeji Society!

The panel really liked the way this new student group seems to be off to a cracking start, sharing their heritage in a successful event. They felt this was a very well organised and wholesome event and look forward to seeing more from this group in the future.

 

Past Winners

March 2020: ACS!

Congratulations ACS! Not only did they run their massively successful Take Me Out event in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, which lead to six successful matches, but they raised money to support scholarships and sanitary products for school children in Zimbabwe. 

The panel was impressed by the success of both the actual event and the ways in which it was used to raise money for charity. It was in keeping with the goal ACS set themselves this year of "Making an Impact, Leaving a Legacy" and to give back to African and Caribbean communities both in Bristol and globally.

February 2020: Bristol Barracuda!

Bristol SU Student Group of the Month for February is Bristol Barracuda! Their application showed that they have been not only winning matches (even if they let us worry until the last moment against Bournemouth), but have remained unbeaten in their division this season and are looking at promotion. 

The panel also really liked that the club currently has its highest ever number of international members and actively works on being an open and welcoming space.

December 2019: Lifesaving Club!

The winner of the December 2019 Bristol SU Student Group of the Month Award is……… Lifesaving Club! for their work on hosting a recent BULSCA competition. 

The panel felt this was a strong application and recognised the hard work it takes to put on a competition of this scale. They were impressed with the clubs results at the competition (winning it) and really liked how it was documented via Instagram Takeover.

November 2019: CoppaFeel!

We're proud to announce our Student Group for November is... CoppaFeel! - The Bristol Uni Boob Team

They've seen a clear need in the student body and set out to meet it, by creating a regular 'Cancer Coffee Morning' to support students affected by cancer, and the panel agrees they've done a fantastic job.

“Losing someone to cancer is incredibly difficult, especially while being at university and trying to continue your studies. The Cancer Coffee Mornings aim to create a student-led support network that can help students through these tricky times.

Grief and illnesses are something that are shied away from and we need to act upon this, talk about it in the open and change it so when something awful happens, students can feel more supported”

The mornings take place fortnightly every Tuesday, 10-12 in the Bristol SU Living Room. They are open to students who have been directly affected or bereaved by cancer; students who have a friend, housemate, or course mate directly or indirectly affected by cancer; students who are interested in helping support others.

More information can be found on their facebook page

 

Enter yourselves in for the Bristol SU Student Group of the Month Award!

Students raised concerns that Bristol SU can do better and should do better in recognising, celebrating student groups’ achievement and helping them promote their brand around campus.

So we’re introducing a brand new way for you to tell us about your achievements, and for us to celebrate all the amazing things you’re up to! Introducing… Bristol SU Group of the Month!

This month you might have:

  • Significantly increased your membership
  • Collaborated with another society for an event or competition
  • Held a successful event
  • Done some volunteering or fundraising
  • Attended a Democratic Event
  • Been involved with your wider community
  • Done something else worth celebrating

Submissions

Eligible submissions should feature any work or events carried out in that month that aligns with any of the 5 Bristol SU values:

  • Representation
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability
  • Fun

The scheme is open to all Bristol SU affiliated Student Groups and submissions will be judged by a panel made up of Staff Members, Officers and Network Chairs.

The competition runs throughout the whole academic year, and as a group you can enter as often as you like.

All entries must be complete with a photo attached and submitted by 5pm on the 25th of the month

Prizes

Each month the winning group will get:

  • A feature on the Bristol SU social channels
  • A Digital Badge to display on your webpage (and wherever else you fancy!) 
  • Opportunity for an Instagram Takeover for the group
  • A certificate stating your groups awesomeness
  • Your groups photo hanging Pride of Place in our Reception area

Winning groups will be announced on the first Tuesday of each month

Entry Form

 
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