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Not Just Bop

Not Just Bop

By Winchester Student Union
Welcome to the new ‘Not Just Bop’ Podcast from Winchester Student Union. Each week will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest news from your SU, whilst providing support and promoting opportunity for the Students of Winchester. Take a listen, subscribe now and keep up to date.
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'Stormzy Sabbs in a homogenius final podcast!'
In the final podcast of the 2020/21 academic year, Vic, Meg and Ellen look back over the past 4 weeks in the world of your Student Union, before looking back at their 2 years in office as your Sabbatical Officer team before they leave us on the 30th June.  Have a great summer and we hope to be back in the Autumn with the next season of 'Not Just Bop' with our new Officer team.
June 24, 2021
'I have Alfie's tooth in my bedside table!'
In this latest episode, (everyone certainly has that Friday feeling!) as Megan, Vic and Ellen update you on all things 'Student Union' since our last podcast. They cover coming out of lock down, heading back to the office and the return of sports, before looking ahead to the upcoming awards season here at the Student Union and the latest news on Graduation.  We hope you enjoy the episode and as ever, please do contact us if we can support you in anyway.
May 14, 2021
Diversity Week Special
This week's 'Diversity Week special' is all about celebrating the diversity of our student body, highlighting the people that are in our community, and raising awareness and providing guidance on how all students can be better allies, friends & colleagues to fellow people at Winchester. In this episode Megan interviews a diverse range of students that make up our wonderful Winchester community.
March 17, 2021
Immaculate Vibes All Round!
In the latest episode of Not Just Bop, Meg, Vic and Ellen take to look back over the last few weeks in the Student Union world, before discussing the return of students to campus, our recent Elections and the many exciting things in the pipeline for the remainder of the academic year.
March 9, 2021
'Welcome back to BOP???????'
In the latest episode of 'Not Just BOP', Meg, Vic and Ellen take a look back at all things Student Union over the past 2 weeks, before taking a look at the upcoming Student Union Elections 2021! Offering further information regarding the Election process, plus advice and tips for those unsure about whether to nominate yourself, they look back at what they have learnt over the past two years of standing in Elections, which we hope you will find of interest. 
January 25, 2021
'We're all in this together!'
Welcome to the first Not Just Bop Podcast of 2021 and Happy New Year! This latest Podcast covers an update on what has already been a difficult start to the year in the education sector. Meg, Vic and Ellen, highlight the work they have been undertaking this week for the benefit of the student body. This includes a review of the 18-point recommendation document that was submitted to University Senior Management, focusing on key issues such as no detriment policies and rent as we enter Lockdown 3.  The focus then switches to the challenges of the Sabb roles and discussing the pending elections next month, where we shall be electing a new student officer team for 2021/22.  Happy listening and as ever, please do not hesitate to contact us if we be can of any assistance in these testing times. Your Student Union is here for you.
January 8, 2021
'I can't believe people actually listen to us 3 on this!'
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As we record the final 'Not Just Bop' of 2020. Join Megan, Vic and Ellen, as they look back at a rather eventful year, month-by-month. Picking out highlights, challenges, success stories and love for our students during a year like no other at the Student Union.   We wish you all a lovely break over the holiday period and we shall see you all again in 2021, with season 2 of 'Not Just Bop'
December 4, 2020
'Just on a side tangent!'
Join your SABB team as they look back over another busy 2 weeks here at the Student Union and University life in general. Ellen and Vic discuss their recent self-isolation and how such measures must be impacting students and how the Student Union can support you. We speak about our Positive Pandemic Facebook page and the planned activity via that page for the student community during Lockdown 2, before Megan interviews members of the Student Officer team (Julia, Charis, Louise & Silas) regarding the launch of their petition calling for a No Detriment Policy to be reinstated to help students out who are struggling. Take a listen and as ever, please do contact us if we can be of any support.
November 17, 2020
'I have a licence to segway!'
Join Megan, Ellen and Vic as they look back at the latest Student Union news from a busy past two weeks, before discussing in further detail the recent successes of 'Give it a Go' week and StARs Training and speaking about the latest student protests on campus. As ever, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have something you'd like us to discuss or cover on an upcoming episode.
October 26, 2020
'It’s cool to be kind!'
In this weeks episode, Meg, Vic and Ellen take a look back over a busy two weeks on campus, before looking a little more in depth at some major campaigns and activities that are currently taking place here at the Student Union. October has welcomed 'Black History Month' and Megan discusses the measures the Student Union has put in place to address our continual work within this area. We have also hosted 'World Mental Health Day' this past weekend and your VP Education & Welfare Vic, looks at the work carried out to support students, not only on this day, but throughout their time here at Winchester, as well and speaking about the newly relaunched 'Student Listeners' scheme. Finally, Ellen takes a look at 'Give it a Go' opportunities throughout the Activities Zone currently taking place and additional measures taken into consideration to ensure these are delivered safely in the current climate. 
October 12, 2020
'Beep, Beep, Beep..this vehicle is reversing!'
Welcome back to the 'Not Just Bop' podcast after a brief week away for Arrivals and Freshers week. In today's episode Megan, Vic and Ellen take a look back at Freshers week and the effects of COVID-19 on arriving at University this year, take a look at the latest news and show some love to Student Union's across the land during these difficult and testing times as NUS launch their #LOVESU's campaign.
September 28, 2020
'I'm definitely Gordon Ramsey in that situation!'
With just 5 days to go until Arrivals for 2020 begins, the girls take a look at all things Freshers related in this weeks episode. From how the initial few weeks will look, previewing some of the events we are offering this September, along with some useful hints, tips and guidance. 
September 7, 2020
'11 fully grown up adults work for the SU!'
In this weeks episode, Megan, Vic and Ellen go behind the scenes to address to common Student Union myths! From, 'are the Student Union Elections just a popularity contest?', to, 'is all you do just create arguments!'.  Our 'paid' officers (another myth busted!) give you an insight into such common misconceptions, whilst also keeping you updated on all things 'Student Union' as we rapidly approach the new academic year.
September 1, 2020
'10 Million Tampons & Pads'
On this weeks 'Welfare Special', we welcome our Student Advisor, Rhian to discuss the fantastic work the Student Union has undertaken within the Welfare Zone over the past year, including the launch of our Advice Centre and how it can support you, whilst answering questions from students regarding accessing support. Megan, Vic and Ellen, then look back at some of the impactful welfare campaigns, that have proved such a success over the past academic year and how they impacted students. A real insight into the work carried out by the Student Union that often goes unnoticed. 
August 24, 2020
It is Risk Assessment Central!
In this weeks episode your SABB team take a look at the latest news such as the recent A'Level results situation this year, before discussing their very different personal transitions between A'Levels and University. To conclude the podcast, we respond to many questions that we received via our Instagram stories last week. Touching on how sports might look this September, our safe delivery of our Freshers Fayre during these COVID times and finally, whether our President is nice or not! Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy!
August 17, 2020
'Where there is a will, there is a way....sometimes!'
Megan, Vic and Ellen, welcome you back to the second episode of our new 'Not Just Bop' Podcast.  In this episode, the girls update you on the latest SU news this week, before discuss the Student Union as a charity and how the revenue we make from the likes of BOP etc, goes straight back into improving the student experience for you here at Winchester. Later in the episode, we answer questions from listeners and do a little myth busting, before giving the all important update on the now famous apple on Ellen's desk!  
August 10, 2020
'I left an Apple in my office in March'
Welcome to the first "Not Just Bop' Podcast from Winchester Student Union. In this episode your SABB team (Megan, Ellen & Vic) look back at the work the Student Union has undertaken since lockdown began in March, highlighting some of the major challenges and successes of the period, before moving on, to look forward to how the upcoming academic year will look in September and even casting their minds back to their own Freshers! 
August 3, 2020