Sabbatical Email Freshers' Week 2019

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A weekly update from your Sabbaticals
Freshers' Week

Your Sabbaticals

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Welcome

For all our new arrivals, welcome to St Andrews. For all our returning students, welcome back. As your Sabbatical Officers, it’s been a pleasure to work for the last few months trying to make the coming year a great one, and we’re excited to support, represent and help you in any way we can. Please feel free to drop us an email or come and visit us in the Sabbs Office on the middle floor of the Union if there’s absolutely anything we can do to help. In the meantime, we’ve got some great events going on this week, so if you’re looking for things to do, have a look below! 

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Student Council & Representation

 
 

Jamie says:  With elections fast approaching, it’s incredibly important that you register to vote and have your voice heard. if you are a citizen of the UK, Ireland or a qualifying Commonwealth citizen, then you are eligible to vote in general elections in Scotland. Find out more about eligibility and registering on the government website. 
 
Jamie says:  Keep an eye out for the Universities new Brexit helpline and help-desk, which is soon to be rolled out as a one-stop shop to answer any questions about the impact of Brexit. 

 
 

Events

 

Mika says:  Check out our Freshers Week 2019 Page to see some of the great events we’ve got planned for you. You can buy tickets, and learn more about our events here!

Mika says:  If you want to combine our great events with equally awesome value for money, check out The Pass

Mika says:  We're launching some amazing weekly nights, from Live Music, to board games and more click here to find out more.
  

 

Activities: Clubs and Societies

 

Leah Says:  Entry to the Sports Centre will be free for all of Freshers' Week and Week 1 so there's no better time to come by and check out all we have to offer.
 
Leah Says:  There are Sports Give it a Go sessions going on throughout the week, you can find information on the Orientation App or on the Go Saints facebook page, we'll also be publishing our top tips for getting involved with sport at University, throughout the week, so be sure to keep up to date with everything that's happening!
 
Leah Says:  Buy your tickets for the Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Matches on Saturday 21st September at Murrayfield Stadium here now! Return bus tickets to get to Edinburgh and back can be bought here. Watch our Men’s and Women’s 1st XV Rugby teams take on the University of Edinburgh in Scotland’s national stadium. There will also be tickets being sold at the Sports' Fayre! #GoSaints 

Shaina says:  Be sure to download the University's Orientation App to keep up on all of our society and subcommittee events over the next week! 

Shaina says:  All of our Union Subcommittees have some great Give-It-A-Go and welcome events going on this week - check out their Facebook pages for more!  
  


Shaina says:  Come along to the Freshers' Fayre on Sunday 15th September from 12pm-5pm in the Union. Come and meet over 220+ student groups and societies, collect some free goodies, and find out what you'd like to get involved with! 

Shaina says:  Stop by the Charitable and Volunteering Fayre organised by the Charities Campaign on Thursday 12th September from 2pm-4pm in the Union if you're interested in getting involved with student fundraising, charity, and volunteering! 

  

 

Your Community

 

Jamie says:  Remember to have a look at Fife Direct for information about how to settle into the St Andrews Community! It might be dry but there’s a lot of useful information there.
                                      
Flora says:  Academic Family Finding: Looking to be adopted? Looking to adopt? Looking for someone to adopt with? We’ll be running activities to help you find people looking for the same Raisin experience as you. Come along to Academic Family Finding in Main Bar from 2-4pm Wednesday 11th September with the Wellbeing Subcommittee to kick-start your Academic Family!
 
For more information, have a look here
  

 

Academics

 

Amy Says:  Find out who your School President is here! They are there to represent you and improve your learning experience, so don’t be afraid to reach out to them if there’s anything you want to discuss about your course. They put on loads of fun socials and careers events throughout the year, so keep an eye on their weekly emails to keep in the loop with everything going on in your School!

Alice says:   You also have the opportunity to represent your peers! Do you want to have a say in the way your classes are taught and assessed? Run to be a Class Representative and nominate yourself in Week 1! For more information about being a Class Rep, contact your School President or myself.

 

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Pace Yourself

Throughout Freshers' Week, we are running a “Pace Yourself” campaign! Thanks to Student Services and the Wellbeing Subcommittee, we have 500 free non-alcoholic “fablos” to give away throughout the week in Main Bar and 601, but be sure to get one early, once they’re gone, they’re gone.
 

Thanks for reading and remember if you want to get in touch email any relevant sabbatical officer or union@st-andrews.ac.uk with feedback.

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