FXU President Student Experience update May 2016

Here’s what FXU President Student Experience, Amanda Chetwynd-Cowieson, has been working on during the Summer Term…

Amanda, FXU President Student Experience

Hey pals! I hope you’re all well and finding time to enjoy the delightful (if slightly sporadic) Cornish sunshine. To all of you who recently took final exams, I hope your results go the way you wish and to all with final exhibitions, I can’t wait to see all the fantastic work you’ve created!

Club & Society Shout Outs

It’s been a truly amazing and hectic few months for clubs and societies – with end of year balls and dinners to trips abroad and more guest speakers than ever, it’s fair to say the gang just don’t stop. We recently had our Annual FXU Awards ceremony and below are the winners from the Club and Society sections. HUGE thank you to all who nominated and attended the awards, and especially to Sarah Hunter and Roz Evans who came to help me host.

FXU Awards 2016

Above: Sarah Hunter presents the FXU Sports Person of the Year Award to Sean Havis
  • Society of the Year – African Caribbean Society (ACS)
  • Most Improved Society of the Year – FXU Photography Society
  • Most Outstanding Society Committee Member – Hermione Blomfield-Smith of the Falmouth Anchor
  • Most Innovative Society Event or Project of the Year is awarded to Nature Watch (EcoSoc & Wild Doc Soc)
  • Competitive Club of the Year – CSM Rugby
  • Non-Competitive Club of the Year – Fusion Cheerleading
  • Sports Person of the Year – Sean Havis, CSM Badminton
  • Most Outstanding Sports Club Committee Member – Naomi Tilley
  • Most Improved Sports Club of the Year – FXU Pole Fitness

The awards was inarguably one of my favourite nights with FXU so far and if you want a copy of the fabulous poem the Presidents opened the night with (lol) then please drop me an email!

The full FXU Awards Programme is available here to view and download.


Events all over the place

From Grad Ball to Garden Party, FXU Slip and Slide to the FXU Awards it’s a mad few weeks for FXU! To make sure you’re keeping up to date with what we’ve got going on and how you can get involved follow our social media (FaceyB, Insta-G and Twitter etc)! The fun doesn’t stop when the UnderGraduate term does though and I’m now looking into how we can put on events throughout the summer for PostGraduates and any students who are still around. Olympic viewing sessions in the Stannary anyone?

FXU Garden Party 2016


The EU Referendum

June 6th is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming EU Referendum!! It’s so unbelievably important that you have your say in this decision, so whether you’re voting Bremain or Brexit just make sure you vote! If you’re not sure where you’ll be on the day of the vote (June 23rd) then we recommend signing up for either a postal vote or a vote by Proxy. Pop into the FXU office on either campus and we can show you how – it genuinely takes about a minute!

We have our second EU Question and Answer panel on Friday, book your free tickets here!



I’m currently on our Instagram and starting to build up suggestions of places for everyone to explore – tag FXU_Insta in your photos of where you and your friends visit in Cornwall then I’ll give a cheeky shoutout!

FXU Insta Image


I’ll be back with another update soon.



About fxublog

The FXU blog has been set up to allow you to voice your concerns and engage in debate throughout your time at university. Share your thoughts on new development plans and proposals by answering polls and posting comments. We also want to feature real-life accounts of the student experience and regularly include posts written by YOU. We will continue to update the blog as new issues arise, but if you think we've missed something, email us at info@fxu.org.uk with 'Blog' in the subject and we'll pass the message on! You can also find out more about us on the website: www.fxu.org.uk.
This entry was posted in Events & Entertainment, Representation & Democracy, Sports & Society and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s