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Where can I go with LUSU Overseas?

…new, exciting and different culture. Where can I go? If you are interested in travelling in September 2015, our Overseas Programme is a great opportunity for you to go abroad for three weeks to China, Ghana, India or Malaysia with other Lancaster University students. Lancaster University has teaching partnerships in these countries where students study Lancaster University degrees. We encourage all students to apply to participate in this trip; t…

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LUSU Overseas programme shortlisted for awards

Innovative international programmes run by Lancaster University Students’ Union have been shortlisted in the national NUS/UKICSA Internationalisation Awards. LUSU’s The World at Lancaster programme, which showcases the university’s international community, has been nominated in the Innovation in Internationalising the Student Experience category. And the entire LUSU Overseas programme – encompassing trips to India, China,…

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The World at Lancaster

…. Whether you want a short trip or to stay for a year, there are some great opportunities for you to spend time overseas. LUSU OVERSEAS PROGRAMME Our Overseas programme is a great opportunity for you to travel abroad for 3 weeks to China, India, Ghana or Malaysia with other Lancaster University students. During the trip the key themes of business, politics, community and academia are explored. All students are encouraged to apply to participate;…

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Travel with LUSU Overseas

Travel the world, make new friends and enjoy a truly unforgettable experience by joining one of our LUSU Overseas trips this year. Each September for just £675 (plus flights and miscellaneous expenses) we offer you the chance to join one of our three-week cultural exchange trips to India, Malaysia, Ghana or China. Where can I go? India: Spend 10 days in Delhi networking with businesses, getting involved in community projects, meeting academics a…

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London Overseas Alumni Event

174 students from Lancaster University Students’ Union overseas programme visited London’s Skyloft at Milbank Tower for an evening event of networking,  part of the three week international student exchange programme that involves students visiting from the University’s overseas partners in India, Malaysia, China, Palestine and Pakistan. The programme aims to allow students to build their networks and cultural understanding through exposure to l…

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LUSU Overseas: More information

…talks will be held on: Fri May 22nd at 12:00 in Furness LT1 Thurs 28th May at 17:00 in LUMS LT5 Costs All LUSU Overseas September trips cost £675. The cost of the programme covers your accommodation, scheduled activities and the majority of your meals This does not include: Injections and medication: This will vary depending on which country option you choose. Participants should visit a travel clinic or nurse for advice before travelling. Many…

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LUSU Overseas applications open!

Applications for the annual LUSU Overseas programme have now officially opened! The Overseas Programme runs for three weeks in late August/early September 2014, visiting four different countries; China, Ghana, India and Malaysia, with our partner institutes, where students study Lancaster University degrees. Any student can participate, taking part in a schedule of exciting activities over three weeks; from visiting local businesses to taking pa…

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LUSU Overseas employment opportunities

…s a networking event with Lancaster alumni and engaging with politicians. In order to ensure the success of the programme, we will be hiring a team of student staff to assist in the organization and implementation of the programme. Often referred to as buddies, the student staff lead the visiting students as they take part in the activities and help them adjust to life in England. The job includes: Work from 19 July to 10 August 2015 30-35 hours…

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Career mentoring programme applications re-open

The Lancaster Career Mentoring Programme will re-open for applications from June 5th, following a number of emails from students who missed the chance to apply because of exams & revision pressure. The popular programme provides you with the opportunity to be matched with a friendly mentor from an industry sector of your choice. You might be given the chance to: • Get your CV updated & critiqued • Discuss what employers look for in gradu…

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Last chance to book your LUSU overseas trip!

…nt to go to China, India, Ghana or Malaysia this summer? Then you need to act fast! Deadline for booking a LUSU Overseas trip for 2015 is Monday June 1, so there’s not much time left to book your trip of a lifetime. For just £675 (plus flights and miscellaneous personal expenses) we offer you the chance to join one of our three-week cultural exchange trips where you’ll make new friends, see the world and enjoy a truly unforgettable ex…

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World at Lancaster Week: LUSU Overseas Invades Alex Square

LUSU Overseas took to the square Tuesday to showcase not just our fantastic overseas trips, but also a wealth of international opportunities available for students on campus. The Mahjong Society built giant Mahjong tiles and explained to us that this popular Chinese game is actually very different from the one you can play online. They were hard at work signing people up for their first tournament which is taking place on Saturday afternoon, so…

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LUSU Overseas: Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’s How do I get involved? You can sign up for a country programme by clicking on the links in the sign up section. Can all students take part? Yes! We encourage all students to apply to participate in the trip. This includes all undergraduates and postgraduates. Please note that there may be some visa restrictions for certain nationalities travelling to our destinations. Please come and talk to us if you think this may be an issue. Can studen…

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Find out more about going Overseas with LUSU

This year, you can travel to all corners of the globe with LUSU, as part of our three week overseas programme. Visit China, Ghana, India or Malaysia, taking part in a variety of different opportunities within each country such as teaching English, working for an NGO, cycling across the country, taking part in community projects and meeting local businesses. This is all part of a fantastic opportunity to experience new cultures, explore a vibrant…

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Overseas Photo Competition

Have you traveled overseas with LUSU this summer? Lucky you! Tweet a photo of your favourite memory from your adventure to @LancasterSU for the chance to win £50 in the currency of your choice. Make sure you use the hashtag #LUSUOverseas! Terms and conditions: The Competition is only open to Twitter and Facebook users aged 18 years and over. The Competition is only open Lancaster University Students past or present. The Competition starts on Fri…

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Award for LUSU’s international work

Innovative overseas trips run by Lancaster University Students’ Union (LUSU) have received a national award. The LUSU Overseas programme, which includes trips to India, China, Ghana and Malaysia, was named the winner of the Innovation in Internationalising the Student Experience category in the NUS/UKICSA Internationalisation Awards. The three-week trips are based around the themes of business, community, academia and politics, providing student…

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The World at Lancaster Launch

In week 8, we will be officially launching our 2014 Overseas Programme as part of ‘The World at Lancaster’ event, taking place on Thursday 28th November in the Great Hall at 6pm. The World at Lancaster is a combination of all the fantastic cultural opportunities to get involved with right here on campus or on the other side of the world, such as travelling overseas, participating in cultural societies or learning a new language. We b…

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Overseas photo competition

Have you traveled overseas with LUSU or are you going to this summer? Lucky you! Tweet a photo of your favourite memory or you getting ready to travel for the chance to win £50 in the currency of your choice to @LancasterSU or use #LoveLancaster #LoveOverseas Terms and conditions: The Competition is only open to Twitter and Face book users aged 18 years and over. The Competition is only open Lancaster University Students past or present. The Com…

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VIDEO: Visit Malaysia with LUSU Overseas

…his vid they take you on a whistle-stop tour of the campus that you could be visiting if you sign up for a LUSU Overseas trip this summer… This September for just £675 (plus flights and other personal expenses) we offer you the chance to join one of our three-week cultural exchange trips to India, Malaysia, Ghana or China. The £675 fee covers your accommodation, scheduled activities and the majority of your meals. Not included are flights (…

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Friends Funding applications open

…ng Deadline Approaching Do you have an idea for an idea for a project or purchase?  Applications to the Friends Programme Funding are now open.   The Friends Programme is part of the University’s fundraising programme and the funds are made possible by donations from Lancaster alumni.  Most grants are made around £2000 to £3000.   If you’re interested in applying for Friends Programme funding, get in touch with Martin Ennis on  m.enni…

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Our Activity Groups

…members also have the opportunity to get involved working with children as part of the Barnardo’s Young Carers programme. There are a number of different options available for members choosing to participate, all of which offer fantastic, practical experience working with children. In addition to being a great way to give something back to the world, the Barnardo’s Society offers a fantastic way to boost your CV; our work provides the opportunit…

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LUSU Cultural Exchange 2014

…mories which we’re sure they’ll remember for years to come. “It’s hard to say goodbye when you have a very good programme like this. I know that when I go back to Ghana I will take a lot back with me, I will keep in touch with all the people I made friends with.” Ofoe, Lancaster University, Ghana Outbound Over the next week we will be waving off our own students as they begin their overseas experiences by travelling to one of our partner campuses…

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Health and Safety

…ental Projects Coordinator Darren Axe 24/3/17 Events & Tech Coordinator James Davies 17/10/16 International Programme Coordinator Alice Callaghan 20/6/17 International Programme Intern Caitlin Angell 20/8/17 International Programme Intern Faye Greason 20/8/17 International Programmes Manager Julia Devaux 20/6/17 Senior Venue Assistant Hannah Blinkhorn 1/9/16 Societies Coordinator Ann Jones TBC Sports Development Manager James Marenghi 17/10/1…

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New Media & Arts International Funding Launched

…ested in capturing unique, vibrant cultures through film, photography, voice and art as part of the established Overseas Programme, a fantastic opportunity for students to travel abroad for three weeks to China, Ghana, India or Malaysia with other Lancaster University students in late August/early September 2014. With this funding, students have the opportunity to demonstrate their passions and skills to capture both the trip itself and the surro…

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InstaWinner: Lucy Monk

…students from several departments embarked on journeys to Malaysia and USA as part of their degrees in a joint programme run by LUSU and Lancaster University, Your Global Exploration.  The students’ were set a challenge to Instagram their experience as they went along, back here in Lancaster we shared those images with you as they came in thick and fast! You can see all of the photos on our story. The winner of a £50 prize has been announc…

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Sport

…been created thanks to funding received from Sport England’s ‘University Sport Activation Fund’. The JUST PLAY programme consists of 18 different sports and physical activity sessions that are designed to make sure there is an offer for those of you that just want to play sport for fun, to keep fit and meet new friends. A timetable of events is available here. To subscribe to our newsletter keeping you up to date with all the Just Play Activitie…

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LUSU Media Conference

…that sounds. Adam Cumiskey Former SCAN Editor (96-97) Adam Cumiskey has worked as an editor on Radio 4’s Today Programme for four years. He joined BBC Essex in 2002 before moving to Radio 5 Live. He has worked in countries including Mexico, China, Liberia, the US and Kenya as well as across the UK. He has also worked on You and Yours and had his own programming commissioned for 5 Live. At Today, Adam duty edits the programme the day before broad…

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I Will Lead The Way

…cognises that there is a large disparity between women and men in leadership positions. The I Will Lead the Way programme aims to change that. This programme will provide training, coaching, sponsorship and networking opportunities for women who are intending to stand for election or who are already elected and are considering standing for the position of president in their students’ union. NUS are also looking for women who would like to be coac…

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Our Strategic Direction

…with opportunities to globalize your Lancaster experience by connecting with our many communities on campus and overseas. L earn from and appreciate one another to create a connected and vibrant student experience. Support a wider approach to employability where engagement with opportunities supports your career success in a global job market. Support you tograduate with lifelong connections with alumni, employers, business, government, and the ‘…

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World at Lancaster Week brightens campus

…fferent activities already happening and to give people a chance to try something new. Highlights included LUSU Overseas’ marquee in the square on Pancake Day, where students could find out about travel opportunities this summer, try their hand at Mah-jong, learn about Chinese calligraphy and culture with the Confucius Institute or play the Chopstick Challenge! There were some fantastic performances across the week too, at the Culture Society’s G…

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We’re Going On A March

…f leading by example. Currently, the University is in discussions to increase its own fees for Postgraduate and Overseas students by 5%, the rationale being that it will bring the institution in line with its competitors. This, it seems, is how Universities across the UK views its paying students – as cash cows recruited to facilitate marketisation and competition. For those reasons, we say, quite simply – we’re still going. Tickets are now…

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Getting a business started

…ses and the self-employed to get help on tax. Register with Companies House All limited companies in the UK and overseas companies with a branch/place of business in the UK need to be registered with Companies House. Online takes 48 hours and costs £15 (paid by debit or credit card or Paypal). Postal applications take 8 to 10 days and cost £40 (paid by cheque made out to ‘Companies House’). You can get a same day service by post. It costs £100 bu…

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Our Opposition to the Immigration Bill – a Meeting with the Immigration Minister

…have our voices heard. These proposals are not “fair” as the government has argued, but are a continued attack on anyone who is from overseas, and will continue to limit the global connectivity of both Lancaster University and the UK.  I value our international students. And I want to give every student an environment where they can feel safe, respected and welcome.   Joel Pullan- LUSU President…

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Schools Projects Prove Major Success

…community, and internationally too, as every child created a personalised aid box to be sent to other children overseas. In total, seven primary schools and over two-hundred and forty pupils across years 1 to 5 were present, also creating seven unique pieces of artwork to be displayed around the university campus. The schools involved were: Wilsons Endowed CE Primary School The Ridge Community Primary School Garstang Community Primary School Wes…

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Celebrating World At Lancaster Week

…of your flat and get involved in everything that’s going on during The World at Lancaster Week! Today sees LUSU Overseas invade Alex Square with fantastic performances to keep you entertained while you queue for your pancakes. Pop inside our stall to take part in fun activities such as the chopstick challenge and learn how to play the popular Chinese game of Mahjong. We’ll also be telling you all about how you can escape the cold and travel somew…

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Academic Rep Handbook

…to develop skills and increase their employability. The Students’ Union offers a free training and development programme for reps to help them with this. The Basic Compulsory Training for all Reps will allow them to achieve Bronze recognition. However, if they want to benefit from the scheme they can work towards becoming Silver or Gold Standard Reps. Reps must complete each stage before moving onto the next. This will be acknowledged on you uni…

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Academic Advice

…versity has a clear Plagiarism Framework which applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate students on taught programmes. Postgraduate Research Students are covered by a different set of rules which can be obtained from your supervisor.The University’s Plagiarism Framework informs students of what is constituted as plagiarism and outlines what action will be taken if you are accused of plagiarism. Plagiarism, under the University’s Framework in…

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LUSU Reveals New Rep Development Scheme

…e desire to increase their employability. This year LUSU have taken this into account and focussed on designing a programme to support the role of reps while also enhancing their employability by developing skills and recognition. The position of Academic Rep can also be used towards the completion of the Lancaster Award. The scheme is free and available to all reps. To find out more about reps and the scheme visit the Academic Reps website….

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Green Thinking Students Attend Parliamentary Reception

…ated to doing what they can to adopt pro-environmental behaviours, and to be part of a wider movement towards global sustainability. I’m so proud of everyone that has taken part in this programme. The 25 projects which we have supported over the last two years are truly transformative initiatives; projects which will put English higher education on the map for its world-leading sustainability credentials.”…

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Environmental Volunteering

…onmental and community organisations who we have strong partnerships with which enables us to offer an exciting programme of seasonal events throughout the year. These can take place either on campus or in the local area. The only commitment required is attendance at the event once you have signed up and providing your own suitable clothing, footwear and equipment. For example, if you like practical conservation work, through our partnership with…

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Just Play

…been created thanks to funding received from Sport England’s ‘University Sport Activation Fund’. The JUST PLAY programme consists of 18 different sports and physical activity sessions that are designed to make sure there is an offer for those of you that just want to play sport for fun, to keep fit and meet new friends. A timetable of events is available here. To subscribe to our newsletter keeping you up to date with all the Just Play Activitie…

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Join one of our Dementia Friends sessions

…Jackson is hosting a week of free Dementia Friends training sessions on campus from May 18 to 22. The training programme, created by the Alzheimer’s Society, is designed give people an insight into the support they could offer to family members or friends who have been diagnosed with the condition. Kate said: “People often feel helpless when someone close to them is diagnosed with dementia, and these sessions help people to gain an understanding…

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Candidates for Vice-President (Education)

…dy have experience working within the university and LUSU. I’m also part of the Richardson Institute Internship Programme which means I’m helping to research a book for two professors within the PPR department. I know how to manage my time effectively and productively to achieve the best results. I feel I have lots of valuable experience which I can use to be the best possible VP: Education. Please, vote Helen for VP: Education. Jack Biles Why vo…

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Paid teaching opportunities with LUSU

…isting skills, whilst developing valuable relationships with key stakeholders within the field of education and your local community. It promises to be an eventful and exciting week and we hope that Student Facilitators will gain from, and enjoy the experience as much as those pupils accessing the programme. If you interested, why not apply online via Target Connect or contact Amy Harding, Schools Outreach Coordinator, for more information….

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LUSU works with local business Nu Blue

…hosting provider NuBlue, have been working closely with Lancaster University students as part of the enterprise programme in LUSU, who essentially help students with business and social enterprise ideas. Since the internet is a powerful tool, some students require a website for their project. NuBlue are providing free hosting for a year on their site and give a snappy workshop on the basics of creating a website. Ewan and Mike from NuBlue have be…

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LUSU hosts Dementia Friends training

…nator Kate Jackson hosted the first of two Dementia Friends training sessions on campus this week. The training programme, created by the Alzheimer’s Society, is designed give people an insight into the support they could offer to family members or friends who have been diagnosed with the condition. Kate is running two of the informal hour-long sessions, which are open to all. The second session takes place at Furness Lecture Theatre 3 at 5…

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Families enjoy student-run craft sessions

…including bubble painting, story jars and underwater picture pockets in a partnership with the university’s arts centre, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA). All of the activities were water-based to link with the ‘Museum of Water’ exhibition running as part of the Live at LICA programme. Over three days 229 children took part in the activities, which were run by the students’ union’s Schools Volunteering team….