Student Notices 1st Feb

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  • 1. Weekly Student Notices 1 st February 2010
  • 2.
    • Student Forum
    • The next Student Forum meeting takes place on Wednesday 24 th February at 12noon .
    • Meeting minutes from the last meeting can be found on the student notice board and your group representatives should all be able to provide details for you.
    • You have four weeks to discuss last term’s meeting minutes and any new issues you would like your student representatives to raise on your behalf for this term.
  • 3.
    • No smoking outside reception
    • Please be reminded the centre courtyard is the only space where you are permitted to smoke on Confetti premises.
    • You must not smoke outside reception or under the covered section of the courtyard.
    • For information on how to quit, visit
    • http://smokefree.nhs.uk/
  • 4.
    • DJ8- Key Skills Revision and Exams- this week
    • Application of Number Revision- final session
    • Tuesday 2 nd February 5:00pm-7:00pm in s106 ATTENDANCE IS COMPULSORY
    • EXAMS
    • Communication Level 2- Monday 1 st February 3:00pm in S020
    • Application of Number Level 2- Wednesday 3 rd February 9:00am and 10:15am in S020
    • ICT Level 2- Friday 5 th February 9:30am and 10:30am in S020
    • If you miss any of the scheduled exams, you will be charged £10 and be expected to pay for a re-sit.
    • All students must attend and participate in all scheduled revision sessions and practise at home using the practice exams on www.keyskills4u.com
    • Good luck!
  • 5.
    • DJ8 Students- HE Open Day
    • Contact Lewis Harvey about attending the HE Open Day on Tuesday 16 th February at 3:00pm in S020.
    • [email_address]
    • Any outstanding UCAS applications must be submitted as soon as possible.
  • 6.
    • Goldie is coming to Confetti
    • Goldie will be coming to Confetti to talk about his life and amazing success in the Creative Industries before performing an exclusive DJ set at Stealth.  This will be a private gig for Confetti students only.
    • Goldie earned his name as a graffiti artist in the West Midlands in the early eighties.  His artwork around Birmingham and Wolverhampton was featured heavily in Afrikaa Bambaataa's feature film documentary Bombing (which was broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK).
    • In addition to being one of the UK's earliest and most important Graffiti writers, Goldie has had great success as a drum and bass DJ, producer and actor.  1994 saw him setting up his own record label, Metalheadz. The label was a huge success, releasing some of the most important tunes of that era, and remains hugely successful and respected to this day.  Goldie has also recently starred in James Bond, Snatch, Eastenders, Big Brother, BBC Maestro, and a social worker TV advert.
    • Full details of how you can join this and many other great Industry Week sessions will be announced in the student notices soon!
    • Check out the timetables around the building to get a full run down of the week’s events.
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  • 9.
    • Industry Week- get involved!
    • Would you like the chance to be involved in Industry Week 2010?
    • Would you like to DJ on the same bill as Goldie?
    • Or would you like to film his keynote speech?
    • Perhaps you could set up the sound for guests across the week?
    • Keep an eye out for further details to be announced shortly!
  • 10. Acoustic Nights at the Orange Tree Pub
    • Monthly Acoustic Nights
    • At the Orange Tree on Shakespeare Street
    • We have been approached by the OT pub to see whether we would be interested in helping out with a series of acoustic sets on Monday evenings, starting Monday 15 th March
    Email Darren Bourne to register your interest and outline what you can offer (e.g. band, technical expertise etc.) [email_address]
  • 11.
    • CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT
    •  
    • If you are struggling with anything and would like to talk about it then Confetti offers a confidential support service. You can either meet face to face or get advice online. Either drop into EST to book an appointment or contact us directly at:
    • [email_address]
    •  
    • Please note the content of your disclosure will be kept confidential except in the following circumstances:
    • Where information is given indicating risk of abuse
    • Where there is a serious perceived risk of harm to you or to others
    • Where you give consent to breach confidentiality, for example if you would like us to make a referral to a permanent counsellor or set up a joint tutorial
    • Where there are definite plans in place to harm yourself
    • When the counsellor is in need of support or guidance from their supervisor
    • If records are demanded by the courts
  • 12.
    •   Calling all BND Music Tech Students!
    • We’re putting together a Confetti CD of BND Music Technology student tracks and we want your tunes !
    • The best tracks will be chosen by a panel of tutors, mastered and put on to a CD which will be given to visitors and future students of Confetti. They could even be featured on the Confetti website!
    •  
    • For your chance to appear on the CD please give your track to your personal tutor or email an mp3 to [email_address] . 
    • See your tutors for more information...
  • 13.
    • Confetti’s LRC
    • It’s great to see so many students getting the new year off to a good start by making good use of our library and computer facilities in the LRC.
    • Please remember the LRC is located next to reception where a member of staff will be waiting to assist you with loaning and returning of books.
  • 14.
    • Cultural Calendar
    • Tue 2 Feb- Candlemas (Christian )
    • This is often called The Presentation of Christ in the Temple and commemorates the day Mary took Jesus to the Temple at Jerusalem to present him to God. Coincides with Groundhog Day (USA)
    • Tue 2 Feb- Imbolc (Pagan )
    • Also called Oimelc and Candlemas, Imbolc celebrates the awakening of the land and the growing power of the Sun.
    • Wed 3 Feb- Rissun (Setsubun) (Shinto )
    • A Spring festival that marks the division between Winter and Spring and is celebrated with beans.
    • Mon 8 Feb- Parinirvana - Nirvana day (Buddhist )
    • Mahayana Buddhist festival marking the anniversary of Buddha's death. Pure Land Buddhists call the festival "Nirvana Day". Parinirvana is celebrated by some Buddhists on February 8th.
    • Thu 11 Feb- Our Lady of Lourdes (Christian )
    • Marks the day in 1858 when St Bernadette had her first vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary.