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The World Cup kicks off on the 12th June, and all games throughout the competition will be shown live in HD in the Students' Union (SU) Bar. All staff are invited to come and watch England, hopefully, progress through the group stages and beyond, but all other games will also be shown.

There will be promotions on drinks and Eddie Wilson's Cafe will be providing fast food in the form of chile with curry rice for £3.50 for all England games that have a 5pm or 8pm kick-off.

The opening ceremony will be shown from 7pm, with the first game - Brazil v Croatia - at 9pm on the 12th June, whilst all of England's group games will be shown as follows:


Thursday 19 June - England v Uruguay, 8pm kick-off

Tuesday 24 June - England v Costa Rica, 5pm kick-off.
 

The e-Learning Unit at SGUL has been keenly observing changes in student learning habits using mobile devices. Each year the unit releases a mobile learning (m-learning) survey to analyse differences in students’ needs to enable m-learning and SGUL and to develop and implement the m-learning strategy.  Each year students who participate in the survey have a chance of being part of a prize draw and this year students are in a chance of winning an Android tablet. 

Data gathered from the m-learning survey in previous years has helped to implement SGULs’ iTunesU site, develop and release mobile applications such as MedAssess, MedEdEthics and TGCA (The Genetics Counselling App) with other developments in the pipeline.

Did you know from the students who participated in the survey in 2010 the most popular brand of mobile phone was a Nokia phone (25%), in 2011 both Apple and Blackberry were the most popular brands and in 2012 (39%) and 2013 (49%) the most popular brand was Apple phones.  What will it be this year?

Participate in the m-learning survey 2014 by following the link or scanning the QR code: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TMJPYKK

The survey will close on Friday 11th July 2014. The winner of the Android Tablet will be notified via their SGUL email provided in the survey (the email address will not be used for any other reason).  The survey should take you no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete and all answers will be confidential.

 

 
The Student Pocket Guide has just published its Summer Edition, each edition is locally tailored so students get the best possible deals and discounts. There are also exclusive features with band of the moment Clean Bandit, Superstar DJ Carl Cox plus the usual tips, advice and competitions. You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/1kXqJEF  

St Georges has been working with the charity Karma Nirvana who work to support people who have been involved in honour based abuse. Their research shows that the summer marks a peak in reports of forced marriage cases, when individuals can be taken on ‘holiday’ by their family to be married, unaware of the intended purpose of the trip.

If any student or knows of a friend who:

  • feels pressured to enter a marriage that they are not sure about
  • fears bringing shame on their family by saying no to a relationship
  • feels unable to say no to family travel arrangements that they are not comfortable with

St Georges advises them to call the charity ‘Karma Nirvana’. See their website: http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/ 

Karma Nirvana supports all victims of honour based abuse and forced marriage. Their honour network helpline offers confidential support. You can call them on: 0800 5999 247

Many of the call handlers are themselves survivors of forced marriage or honour based abuse and so will understand your situation  or the situation of a friend you may be concerned about and the absolute need for confidentiality.