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Welcome to Warwick!

Mon 10 Aug 2020

Congratulations to all our new students on getting in to Warwick! Click through to visit our official Welcome Week webpages and find out what happens next.Read more

 
Culturally Competent Student Support

Thu 30 Jul 2020

Current Welfare Officer, Tiana, conducted research among students at Warwick about their experiences of accessing student support at University. Click through to read the full report!Read more

 
In Support of the Rent Strike

Thu 02 Jul 2020

The SU has written to the University to demand early contract releases in support of students living in off-campus properties managed by Warwick Accommodation who are currently taking part in a Rent Strike.Read more

 
Covid19 - SU and campus facility info

Fri 20 Mar 2020

In line with Government advice, SUHQ will be closed until further notice. However, SU staff are working from home and endeavouring to keep services running as smoothly as possible in the meantime!Read more

 
 
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Campus Pride 2020 July Schedule

Sat 11 Jul 2020

Now a collaborative project between 42 students' unions from across the UK, the Campus Pride 2020 project continues to organise events into July and August.Read more

 
Letter to the Prime Minister on Trans Rights

Tue 07 Jul 2020

The University of Warwick LGBTUA+ Taskforce and Warwick Students' Union have today sent a joint letter to the Prime Minister and the Minister for Women and Equalities in response to concerns that the government may be slowing (or reversing) progress on trans rights in the UK.Read more

 
In Support of the Rent Strike

Thu 02 Jul 2020

The SU has written to the University to demand early contract releases in support of students living in off-campus properties managed by Warwick Accommodation who are currently taking part in a Rent Strike.Read more

 
My experience of taking a postal HIV test kit

Sat 20 Jun 2020

I just ordered my test via freetesting.hiv You can read all about the test kit and associated timeline on their website, but if you’d like to hear a personal experience of using the service, read on.Read more

 
Statement calling for sanitary bins in all toilets

Thu 14 May 2020

If some men menstruate too, why are there no sanitary bins in men’s toilets? This question was at the heart of a paper presented recently to the University’s Social Inclusion Committee by student officers.Read more

 
Red cord cards installed in SU accessible toilets

Mon 03 Feb 2020

Emergency red cords installed in accessible toilets across the university campus allow users to call for assistance if they fall or are otherwise in need of help. To work effectively these red cords need to hang freely all the way to the floor. Unfortunately, they sometimes get tied up or looped around fixtures within the facilities, which ultimatelRead more

 
 
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SU Campaigns & Communities news

Campus Pride 2020 July Schedule

Now a collaborative project between 42 students' unions from across the UK, the Campus Pride 2020 project continues to organise events into July and August.

 
Letter to the Prime Minister on Trans Rights

The University of Warwick LGBTUA+ Taskforce and Warwick Students' Union have today sent a joint letter to the Prime Minister and the Minister for Women and Equalities in response to concerns that the government may be slowing (or reversing) progress on trans rights in the UK.

 
My Experience of Freetest.me Postal STI Testing During The Pandemic

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many sexual health services have been reduced in availability unless you are presenting symptoms. As most people who have sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) are symptomless, it is still important to be aware of your sexual health status. Freetest.me are a free STI testing service where you can order home testing kits online and receive your results a few days later.

 
My Experience of Freetest.me Postal STI Testing

The testing kit was really easy to order online, literally took about a minute. You have to disclose a few details about your sexual activity and your partner’s in order for them to determine which tests you might need but the questions were not too invasive.

 
Decentralising Body Positivity

One thing that stands out about discussions of body positivity is that still within such a discussion, there are missing bodies. To put it another way, there are bodies who exist at the centre of this celebration, and those who are made to exist at the margins.

 
My experience of taking a postal HIV test kit

I just ordered my test via freetesting.hiv You can read all about the test kit and associated timeline on their website, but if you’d like to hear a personal experience of using the service, read on.

 
How Sport Helped Me Be #BodyPositive

Guest blogging for the EveryBody campaign, hear from Nick Cherryman how sport helped him become #BodyPositive.

 
Statement calling for sanitary bins in all toilets

If some men menstruate too, why are there no sanitary bins in men’s toilets? This question was at the heart of a paper presented recently to the University’s Social Inclusion Committee by student officers.

 
Luke Shortland's study tips

Eat well. This doesn’t mean “eat nothing but salad like a rabbit” (who am I kidding) but try to make sure the food you eat makes you feel happy both at the time of eating, and the time 45 minutes after eating.

 
Raheema Sivardeen's study tips

Change your study space by working at your dining table in the morning and your bedroom desk in the afternoon.

 
Connor Hope's study tips

To help me not feel the need to go on random websites, I find it useful to have something non-distracting to passively entertain me in the background.

 
Eunice Soo's study tips

after a task is complete, reward yourself with a small treat, or a 5-minute break. This way, you will look forward to completing the set task.

 
Biraj Dhungana's study tips

When you feel stressful clean your room and areas around you. The stress will get released with time and you will also utilize the time that would have otherwise wasted unproductively.

 
Alice Saunders' study tips

If you can’t reset your sleeping pattern (hi coronavirus) think about how your day is divided and when your meals should be so you don’t end up endlessly snacking and clocking off for the day too early.

 
Azim Kader's study tips

Have a reward: When finishing a revision task, reward yourself with some chocolate or whatever suits you. This will provide a dopamine kick to train your brain into wanting to accomplish more tough tasks.

 
Becky O'Keefe's study tips

Opposite to usual: if its worth doing, its worth doing badly, both for studying and general life. Its better to read 1 page or learn 5 definitions than do nothing.

 
Deborah Ajide's study tips

After realising that both I and my friends have struggled to do our daily work and been super unproductive, we started to schedule ‘study dates’. Just set a time to when you will both be studying.

 
Jenny Down's study tips

It's vital to clear your designated workspace. There's nothing more satisfying than getting organised, so make sure you can revise quickly and efficiently by having your work station ready.

 
Declan Wiseman's study tips

Sunlight is great for making you feel awake, helping you to sort out circadian rhythm. An added boost is the vitamin D and general well-being benefit of getting some fresh air.

 
Tara Mottaghi's study tips

Write a to do list every morning and aim to tick off everything you planned to achieve in the day. Don’t forget to also include fun tasks to motivate yourself, your to do list does not just have to be work.

 
Mariam Vadaria's study tips

My favourite way to work from home is setting up a cute workspace. Finding cute scented candles around the house, a clean and clear desk and cute stationary are all essentials when working from home.

 
Patricia Xiang's study tips

Learn a new skill. I have picked up programming again although I am a social science student with zero coding background, however, after committing several hours to it (which is nothing during quarantine) I found it is much easier and more powerful than I previously thought!

 
Deelan Chan's study tips

I think the best studying suggestions I could give would be to make sure you run into things that you need to revise in your daily routine. This could be post it notes or a chalk board etc.

 
Tom Wetherell's study tips

Exercise every day, spread out throughout the day. This could be skipping, doing press ups, going for a run. Go for a walk, ideally in nature if you live near a park or forest, every day.

 
Marina Zorila's study tips

In my three years at uni, I’ve tried it all: ‘chill’ music playlists, lo-fi beats, classical music, throwback tunes… But I am now 100% convinced that I am most productive when I listen to nature sounds (rain sounds are my favourite) or brown noise.

 
Kelly To's study tips

I use the KanBan listing method for my checklists which lays out your tasks so much better! Having it sorted into to do, doing, review and completed makes it look much less intimidating than as one long list!

 
Isabel Eterovic's study tips

Start the day at the same time and do yoga, mindfulness or exercise practice to refresh body and mind, and give a day off in your week to recover energy.

 
Anna Rossignol's study tips

Because of the lockdown, we have been forced to work from home and that can sound impossible. Unachievable. All habits and routines are gone, along with the quiet working spaces and academic environment. But after all, is it that hard to recreate these, at home?

 
Rodrigo Carrasco's study tips

To keep focus on my studies, I installed LeechBlock, it is a simple tool that you could add to your favourite web browser and include in it the main pages that usually distract you.

 
Abid Rahman's study tips

Stay hydrated - drinking water will help you focus and improve your general health which will have a positive impact on your studies.

 
Katie Savva's study tips

My tip for studying at home is to take regular breaks!

 
Megha Bawa's study tips

During quarantine, it’s really hard to stick to a routine, at least during term time lectures make me adhere to somewhat of a routine (or countless texts from friends in the library asking me where I am after promising for a morning study sesh the night before)

 
Emma Durkin's study tips

At the start of each day, set out a plan of what you would like to achieve by the end of it.

 
Phoebe Stewart's study tips

Study WHEREVER YOU FEEL WORKS BEST FOR YOU! If that is your desk, amazing, want to study in bed? Do it.

 
Red cord cards installed in SU accessible toilets

Emergency red cords installed in accessible toilets across the university campus allow users to call for assistance if they fall or are otherwise in need of help. To work effectively these red cords need to hang freely all the way to the floor. Unfortunately, they sometimes get tied up or looped around fixtures within the facilities, which ultimately endangers users.

 
Let’s Talk sex, relationships and consent…

Have you ever wanted to find out something about sex or intimacy, but weren’t sure who you could ask? The Let’s Talk project brings together students from across Warwick to answer students’ questions about sex, relationships and consent.

 
Spaces available on the Active Bystander Intervention Programme

Sexual violence and harassment are widespread problems that exist across society, and university campuses are no exception to that, including Warwick. That’s why we’ve worked together with the university to offer the Active Bystander Intervention programme, free to current Warwick students in term 2.

 
Hidden Histories seeking staff and student contributors
Hidden Histories banner

The SU’s Hidden Histories alternative lecture series seeks to explore often-erased stories of oppression and resistance. It gives a platform to academic narratives and discourses which are often neglected or even deliberately erased from mainstream curricula, and opens these discussions up for students from any and all disciplines to access and engage in them.

 
Week 9 is Pride Week!

Week 9 is Pride Week at Warwick, and we have a full week of events for the LGBTUA+ community and their supporters.

 
Rainbow Radio at RAW

We've been contacted by Rainbow Radio host Crawford to let you know about RAW's new show Rainbow Radio!

 
Paid opportunity to co-create bystander intervention materials

Students are invited to join an interactive co-creation workshop to help develop refine and develop materials and activities for the Active Bystander Intervention.

 
New trans-inclusive teaching & learning guidance

Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA) and the Students’ Union worked in partnership over the summer to produce trans-inclusive teaching & learning guidance for those who teach at Warwick.

 
New student-led sexual health clinics

We have worked with Coventry Integrated Sexual Health Services to be able to offer new student-led sexual health clinics on campus. Students will be able to access self-testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea, signposting to local sexual health services, and free safer sex materials such as condoms, lube, and dams.

 
Be a Human Library book

The Human Library is a library of people, where readers can 'borrow' people serving as open books and have conversations they would not normally have access to. Every human book represents a group in our society that is often subjected to prejudice, stigmatisation or discrimination because of their lifestyle, diagnosis, belief, disability, social status, sexuality, ethnic origin etc.

 
Free postcards to help introduce yourself to neighbours
Community postcards in SU HQ WorkZone

It’s always advisable to be on good terms with your neighbours, so we’ve developed a series of postcards to make it easier for students to introduce themselves to new neighbours.

 
Free pronoun badges & LGBTUA+ equality wristbands

Sharing your pronouns is a great way of normalising the non-assumption of people’s gender and pronouns. Some simple ways of doing this include wearing a pronoun badge, and including your pronouns in your email signature.

 
PGR opportunity for paid workshop co-facilitation during Welcome Week

As part of the bystander intervention campaign, which seeks to equip students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to intervene when they're a bystander to concerning behaviour, the SU is supporting a series of workshops in Welcome Week which will explore the role of community at Warwick and our values as a university.

 
New hate crime reporting ambassador scheme launched

We know that it is often easier for a victim of hate crime to seek support from their peers, so we’re offering training for anyone who would like to understand how to best support someone who has experienced hate crime or incidents of hate.

 
Rootes FlexiGrid space booked for LGBTUA+ community space trial

The Being LGBTUA+ at Warwick project found that LGBTUA+ students felt unsupported by the lack of space for the LGBTUA+ community to meet, socialise and organise on the university campus. A recommendation of the report was to create a permanent LGBTUA+ community space on campus.