posted on 4 Sep 2017
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posted on 22 Aug 2017
The Students' Association has FREE sanitary towels and tampons, as well as condoms. The Students' Association is based on the second floor (next to the bright orange SA Cafe) and on the ground floor at Riverside Campus.
posted on 21 Aug 2017
This is great news for if you want to save a bit of money - you can bring your own pot noodles, cup-a-soups or tea bags!
posted on 21 Aug 2017
Baxter Storey have recently launched such a thing! Look out for the Loyalty Cards and KeepCups! Please speak with the catering staff to find out more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMlWyIhFNZE
posted on 6 Jul 2017
Our first tangible action from My Voice goes to the idea of a "Choccy Biscuit" for the topic "How could we celebrate student success?". This was highly rated by the students of City of Glasgow College! CitySA held their annual Student Handover Event at City Campus. The students nominated for awards have all been integral in advancing the work of the Students’ Association. All the successes that have been enjoyed this year can be put down to their passion, hard work and positivity! We gave them all a choccy biscuit to say thank you! Go to our CitySA Facebook page to view photos of the event! www.facebook.com/cogcsa
Read more about the event through our City Voice Magazine http://tiny.cc/CitySAhandover
posted on 6 Jul 2017
posted on 30 Jun 2017
I will be working with eight different rural communities across Swansea: Gower, Mawr, Pontardulais,Bishopston, Pennard, Fairwood, Llangyfelach and Penclawdd. I'll be recruiting, training and supporting a Community Organising Team (COT) in each ward. Each team will be made up of volunteers from the community with a passion for improving the place they live in and a drive to make positive change. What will the Community Organising Teams be doing? The COTs will help local people to debate and rate existing ideas for the ward and make suggestions of their own.
This engagement is primarily online but where appropriate, face-to-face and larger meetings will also take place. As more people engage with the process (and the more the better!), the most popular ideas will float to the top; then it gets really interesting! The ideas with the most support will be progressed into action with the assistance of the COTs. They will arrange projects for local people to pledge their support to online, and at meetings.
Where required, they will present results to groups or individuals for extra support to ensure the ideas become reality. The outcome of this process will be better connected communities, able to work together to improve their lives for themselves and ultimately more facilities and activities for the ward. I'm really pleased and proud to be a part of this project and I'm looking forward to helping people make a positive change. Keep checking in for progress updates - the journey starts in Pennard! If the idea of Community Organising appeals to you and you’d like to explore it further, drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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posted on 7 Nov 2016
The facility to use your debit/credit card in the
canteen and snack cafe has now been implemented.
During a Class Representative Meeting held at the Gorseinon Campus at the start of the year, students were given the chance to speak directly to Management from a variety of areas regarding the issues that had been raised within their tutorial classes by their peers. The main focus was the need for a debit/credit card facility to pay for refreshments at the Canteen and Snack Bar. Following the meeting, a very high level of requests and comments were posted on VocalEyes through the single sign in on Moodle.
Thanks to all the students who actively became members of VocalEyes to push this idea forward, the Management Team have provided this facility. Staff and students now have the option to use their debit/credit card to buy refreshments in the Canteen and Snack Bar at Gorseinon and the Canteen in Tycoch.
posted on 28 Sep 2016
So far they have generated 6 actions with 3 learning and 0 tangible outcomes.
There are also 2 news entries.
posted on 19 May 2016
It's been quite a short milestone this month as we wanted to update and release various tweaks and fixes as quickly as possible.
Here is a summary:
Please keep your feedback coming...
posted on 25 Apr 2016
Four members of Swansea's A4D planning group travelled on Saturday 19th March to Cardiff's Senedd – the home of the National Assembly for Wales. They'd been invited to take part in a special day of events celebrating the end of the first phase of the National Theatre of Wales' 3-year long Big Democracy Project.
In a programme including performances by theatre groups, poets and musicians, A4D's invitation to a half-hour slot attracted around 60 people: ‘Democracy, if ever alive is now 'more dead' than living; its semblance just a sham. The little life left in it is being stealthily stifled by the greed and manipulative grip of the corporations controlling people's freedom and gravely endangering this planet. So join us in designing, building and operating a richer, deeper form of direct democracy.
This half-hour introductory session shares a snapshot of what has already begun. We'll be using all the means available to explore a fairer future based on people powered free expression and collaborative actions for sustainable living.’
Helen Johns, from the teachers union NASUWT, gave a passionate account of the battle with Swansea Council to prevent the termination, without any consultation of parents and children, of an Education Service in Trehafod clinic, for some of Swansea's most vulnerable children - Child and Adolescent Mental Health pupils, that led her to A4D after she realised that local democracy is broken.
A4D convenor Gerry Gold widened the focus from the local to the national and global explaining that we were re-imagining democracy in response to the rapid growth of inequality, showing how the system of corporations had merged with parliamentary democracy transferring wealth from the 99% to the 1%.
With the majority of the audience waving mobile phones in the air, Peter Anderson invited them to sign-on there and then to the Wales country group on digital democracy platform Vocaleyes and respond to the question 'How can we bring democracy to life in Wales? First up was a seven year-old, showing everyone the way, with a proposal for a free Legoland in Cardiff!!
A4D's performance evoked a lively participation – vocally, digitally and on paper, with the local Women's Equality Party candidate Ruth Williams sharing a photo-opportunity on facebook and twitter.
posted on 23 Mar 2016