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Month: October 2014 (Page 2 of 2)

Black History Month 2014

Black History MonthReading University Students’ Union is running a series of events over the course of October in celebration of Black History month.

All events are free and open to everybody.

Monday 6 October, Café Mondial, 19:30 – 22:00, Film Showing ‘The Color Purple’
Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Whoopi Goldberg, this multi-award winning movie is an emotional portrayal of an LGBT African American woman.

Monday 13 October, Café Mondial, 19:30 – 22:00, Film Showing ‘Do The Right Thing’
American comedy drama directed by and starring Spike Lee. Charts the emotional story of simmering racial tension which comes to a head on the hottest day of the year.

Wednesday 15 October, Upper 3sixty, 14:00 – 16:00, Sew in Solidarity Session 1
Your chance to get creative and to help RUSU beat the world record for the largest quilt ever created.

Friday 17 October, Mojo’s, from 19:30pm, Open Mic Night hosted by the Afro Caribbean Society

Monday 20 October, Café Mondial, 18:00 – 22:00, Film Showing ’12 Year’s a Slave’
An Oscar-winning critically acclaimed portrayal of an African American man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, and his struggle for emancipation.

Wednesday 29 October, Upper 3Sixty, 14:00 – 16:00, Sew in Solidarity Session 2
Your chance to make those finishing touches to the world’s largest quilt in celebration of Black History Month.

More exciting surprise events to be announced, keep a watch on the RUSU Representation webpages for more information, or email to find out more.


Academic Rep elections

Academic reps flyerThe Undergraduate and Postgraduate Rep elections are now underway!

Course and Faculty Reps work alongside the Education Officer and University Staff to ensure the student voice is being heard on issues affecting their academic experience. Course and Faculty Reps play a vital role at Student Staff Liaison Committees (SSLC’s) and Faculty Boards for Teaching and Learning (FBTL’s) to ensure positive changes are being made throughout every department.

Becoming an Academic Rep is a great opportunity to develop career-boosting skills, enhance your CV and to network with staff and students across the University.

Nominations open Friday 19 September – Friday 10 October.
Voting will open Monday 13 October – Friday 17 October.

To nominate and vote, visit the RUSU elections page and choose the relevant election!

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