Ode to Woolies

Nov
30

Contrary to what the pundits would have you believe, Woolworths does indeed have a niche. It’s one that’s very close to my heart. In fact, after Somerfield, Amazon and First Great Western I’ve probably spent more money at Woolworths than anywhere else since I started this course.
That’s not to say I love pick ‘n’ mix (I don’t like sweets) and I certainly never browse beyond my aisle of choice. But for me, Woolworth’s has been a refuge from the relentless newsy-ness of this term so far.

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The reservation on The Spanish Front - Valentine Cunningham

Nov
29

There's a copy of this book at the Maritime Greenwich campus but it's reserved until the 16th of december or something. I was wondering if it's anyone on this course and if so whether I'd be able to have a look at it some time this week. Cheers everyone, good luck!

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First December- Swap Shop

Nov
28

On monday The Environmental society are holding a swap shop event from 12-2pm in PK107, The Amnesty International society and the RAG society will also be there. The basic idea is to promote these societys but more importantly the aim of The Environmental society is to prevent as much 'stuff' from going to landfill as possible.

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Campus publication

Nov
28

UMSA has asked for the recreation of the school newspaper (formerly known as PULP - this name is not required).

At this current stage, there is an active search for nearly anyone willing to write or do any other work for it. This includes areas like:

- writers (reporters, feature writers, subeditors, columnists, critics, etc - even novelists and poets - basically anyone who wants to write)

- designers and artists (designers, photographers)

- finance and law consultants (sponsor-finding and overseeing contracts - business and law students preferably)

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Chomsky on Obama

Nov
27

Noam Chomsky's first public reflections on the Obama election victory and the wider implications.

I liked the fact that the Obama campaign was awarded a marketing award.

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Woolies suffers the wrath of the recession

Nov
27

With the administrators now sorting out the books, and the fear that this Christmas may be its last, Mylo Willkin conjures up fond memories of Woolworths.

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Spanish Civil War documentaries

Nov
27

Last night I watched two of the documentaries on www.youtube.com. There are five, apart from the 'prelude to tragedy' which Tim suggested. If you are fed up of reading then i recommend these, they give a good insight into the historical context of Spain in this period and are really interesting.

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A place in the nation's heart as well as our fillings

Nov
27

The rows of pic ‘n’ mix sit proudly in their containers, the array of stuffed toys smile on the shelves and the Christmas music sings through the store. However, it is possible that this will be Woolworths last Christmas.

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Mumbai under attack

Nov
27

If you havent been following, the event started late last evening. Essentially: a major terrorist attack with car bombs, squads with automatic weapons and grenades - coordinated attacks on (mostly luxury) hotels, hospitals, theaters, railway station and others, all in different parts of the city.

Several important heads of agencies have already been killed, including the anti-terrorist government agency. Reports are of already 87 casualties, with about 240 injured.

Reportedly terrorists havebeen filtering out hostages with American and British passports. There are even hostages from the European Parliament and major TNCs, who were there for meetings.

India has already seen an increase of terrorist attacks recently - however, the attacks have generally been remote attacks with bombs. This is a major event, as there are now coordinated groups with objectives and major assault weaponry.

A huge setback to the worldwide policy of anti-terrorism. Reporters are already comparing this event to the 9/11.

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An institution's best asset is its people - that's definitely our undergrads!

Nov
25

Hello First Years!

On the 3rd, 10th and 17th of December we are very much looking forward to meeting our prospective UCAS journalism applicants for 2009 and we would like you all to be involved in this year's recruitment process. 

I'm looking to employ six student guides for each of those days to conduct tours of the campus and its facilities from 0930 to 1300 hours.

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