William Beckett chats with Concourse before Slam Dunk Festival, “Touring with Relient K and Hellogoodbye has been incredible.”
I remember the first time I saw William Beckett perform live. His band, The Academy Is…, were supporting Fall Out Boy in 2006 with The Hush Sound. Like the good little enthusiast that I was I rushed to a store and bought their album Almost Home as soon as I found out I’d be seeing [Read more...]
Just Say Hi
I guard a database of names, like a dragon guards its gold. You’ve possibly already realised that I’m describing my Facebook friends list. I remember my Fresher’s week when it seemed so important to get as many people on to my list as quickly as possible. I didn’t want to be socially irrelevant as soon [Read more...]
What’s the Big Deal about Signs?
In case you have been absent from Twitter, Facebook, and even Tumblr, you might have noticed that many students have been enraged by the fact that Keele has dipped into its funds (created by student tuition and taxes) to put signs around campus. How dare they spend £70,000 odd pounds putting signs up to let [Read more...]
Sleeping my way through Uni
At Keele, there really seems to be a society for everyone and everything, from the sport of Quiddich to a tea party society, and a debate and discussion club to a roller derby team. No matter what you’re in to, there’s definitely something for you. The list could go on and on describing just how [Read more...]
From Reception, With Love.
Dear SU, As I was walking out of your box office after my shift was over, I thought I’d go into the toilets and change my blue work shirt. I took a few steps towards it, but then I stopped. I turned back and looked at the lovely Rosie giving a student his change back, [Read more...]
Networking with Keele Alumni
If you are soon to leave Keele, or are thinking well ahead, it would be a great idea to meet up with some Keele graduates who have been where you are now and have progressed to achieve great things. Here is that opportunity! Call in to the Careers and Employability Centre to book – see [Read more...]
The Wikipedia Conundrum
Every student knows the story. You’ve got an essay to write (often for the next day!). Take a look at the title…. what the hell is that?! Well Wikipedia will know! Oh wait, best not. Lecturers aren’t huge fans of Wikipedia on a bibliography. But should its use be forbidden as it so often is? [Read more...]
Let’s Not Compare Tragedies
In the days following the assumed conclusion of the Boston Marathon Bombings, I have heard a lot of people downplaying the severity of the bombings. I have heard everything from the likes of ‘there are more people who die in Syria on a daily basis from bombings’ to ‘More kids die from a lack of [Read more...]
Fancy Carrying the RAG Flag?
Paul Sayers, KeeleSU’s de facto deputy RAG Officer, writes to Concourse to explain why you could be the next standard-bearer for charity fundraising at Keele. Well, it’s been quite a transformation; at the start of this year there was no organised RAG at Keele, and there hadn’t been for some time. Fast-forward to today in mid-May 2013, [Read more...]
Keele’s Paintball Team bring home the Gold!
The Student Paintball scene has grown in the UK recently and The National Paintball Centre in Penkridge has hosted the UK Student Cup for the last 2 years. KU Nemesis, Keele’s Tournament Paintball team, born out of The Keele Paintball Society, were in attendance once again with hopes of bringing back some silverware. We arrived [Read more...]