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Defeat the cheat! Say no to essay mills

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As we all get used to new ways of working and studying online it’s important to remember the rules around academic integrity. Companies are making money from students tempted to pay someone else to write their essays, particularly in this current crisis. It’s important to ‘defeat the cheat’ and say no to these essay mills.

To ensure academic integrity in your work, follow our three steps:
Write it: make sure it’s all your own work.
Reference it: correctly credit your sources.
Report it: call out companies trying to sell essays to students.

What does Academic Integrity mean?
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How to spot and avoid Coronavirus scams

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The current environment has allowed repugnant fraudsters to target our most vulnerable in a range of scams which, as of 20 March 2020, have led to approximately £960,000 being stolen from individuals. The City of London Police have reported a 400% increase in coronavirus-related scams and 105 crimes have been reported to Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for crime and cyber-crime. Many of these scams are ones we have seen before such as phishing sites or nasty malware attacking your computer. Others are related to online shopping scams involving highly sought-after items such as face masks and … Read the rest

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In case you missed it: our Transition Week support and activities

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We hope you found the activities and tutorials throughout Transition Week helpful and you feel ready to jump into online learning! If you missed any of the activities and support we shared on Wednesday and Friday, we’ve popped it all below for you so you can catch up anytime.

The Advice Centre

The Advice Centre can support you with financial, academic and housing issues. Our team are still working remotely at the moment – it’s a free, confidential service, and is independent from the University. Our team of advisors are brilliant and if they can’t help you with a problem … Read the rest

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Student Support from the University and SUSU

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There’s lots of information around at the moment with different details about the support you can currently access, so we’ve put it all in one place in a summary below. These services are available for every student!

Financial Support

The Student Hardship Fund has been expanded and is available to any student. They have now streamlined the process so that it offers short term, six-week assessments to cover essential day to day living costs, so it is now easier to apply and faster to get money. You can use this to access money for accommodation costs, necessary technical equipment, food … Read the rest

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Important Advice About Brexit

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As you may already be aware, Brexit is still going ahead and the UK is currently scheduled to leave the EU on 31 January 2020. We aren’t yet sure of what Brexit will look like, but SUSU and the University have been preparing for it to the best of our ability. We wanted to share with you some important information which we currently have, and this may change by the time we come back to term in January. You can find more information on the University Brexit Advice Page or the www.gov.uk website.

For EU Students:

  • We recommend that EU,
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Our Summer Opening Hours

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Staying with us over the summer? Thanks for not leaving us! Please find our summer opening hours here.

All outlets will be closed unless stated below. All outlets will also be closed on Monday 26 August for a Bank Holiday. Everything will be back open as normal from Monday 23 September 2019.

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SUSU Lettings FAQ

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I’ve never rented a house before – how do I do it?

🏡 First, make sure you have a bunch of good mates to rent with

Once you sign a Contract, you are locked in for the life of the tenancy – usually 12 months. If you fall out with other members of the group, it can be a very costly and stressful experience to extricate yourself from the Contract. Who you share with is often more important than finding the ‘right’ house

🏡 Work out what you can afford to pay for rent

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Welfare Wednesday Podcast No.3: Don’t Rush to Rent

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Boo! It’s almost Halloween! Which means it’s almost that time of year where the student housing nightmare begins. Every year the rumours about all the good houses being gone begin to circulate, the rush of panicked house viewings start and deposits are begrudgingly handed over.

But what if we told you it didn’t have to be this way, that it’s OK to take your time, choose your new housemates wisely and that you don’t have to rush to rent?!

Sounds pretty good huh? Listen to our Welfare Wednesday podcast below to hear some student housing horror stories, sound advice Read the rest

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Freshers’: Things you’re probably worried about that will actually be ok

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As the big move to University gets closer, there’s bound to be some things you’re feeling a little nervous about, and that’s okay!

We hope these tips put some of your worries at ease…

I’m not going to make any friends

Remember: There are lots of opportunities to meet new people, some even specifically created to help you make friends.

We have a wide range of Freshers’ events whatever your interests and they can be a great way break the ice. If you want to get a head start, there are loads of Facebook groups you can join to find … Read the rest

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The Advice Centre: Results Hub Drop-Ins

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If you are considering an academic appeal to the results you’ve received this year, our Advice Centre are here to help.

On Thursday 28 June 13:00 – 16:00 and Friday 29 June 10:00 – 16:00 we will be running Results Hub Drop-Ins. Our Advice Centre team are independent from the University and will be available to support you through the appeals process. There’s no need to book, just turn up and one of our team will be able to speak to you.

What is an academic appeal?

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