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Cheap nights out!

Going out might seem like the most expensive thing in the world! There are just so many costs involved from the taxi to the entry fee and drinks inside (alcoholic or not). It all adds up. So many people seem to think that the more expensive the night, the better. This is not the case!

You can still have a brilliant night out without spending bucket loads of money because let’s face it, students aren’t made of cash. The key to a good, cheap night out is common sense. It is likely that during freshers, all this information will be ignored because people seem to think the best way of making friends is to go out and get bladdered with some people you’ve never met.

Written by Alex Maidment- Co-Editor and 2nd Year Journalist

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THe Buzz on CUToday- GOOGLE BIG TENT U

Google’s second annual Big Tent UK took place last Wednesday at the Grove Hotel in Watford. It was an exciting event in the media world and there was a lot going on. Editor of the Buzz, Amel Guettatfi, has kindly supplied a special Buzz about Big Tent UK 2012. Continue reading

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Behind-the-scenes: The Andrew Marr Show

With about 2 million viewers each week the Andrew Marr Show is certainly in the top of Britain’s politics programmes. The following is a collection of personal tweets from this morning’s show, when I had the amazing opportunity of watching all the action behind-the-scenes.

Written by Teodora Beleaga

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Google Big Tent 2012: Ministerial Keynote: MP David Willetts

This year is only the second year of the annual Google Tent Event but it touched vital issues like copyright, future of news and online safety for children. Among the speakers was also Rt Hon David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science. He shared his views on development of teaching in universities across the country by the means of interaction, collaborative research and open access to data.

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Google Big Tent 2012: Copyright in the Digital Age

Google’s second annual Big Tent event passes in style at the 5* hotel, The Grove in Watford. The event took place on Wednesday 23rd May. The event covered lots of key media topics which are very current in the world of media today. But just focusing on one, Copyright in the digital age, you can begin to get a feel for the event.

Written by Alex Maidment

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How countries work

We take it for granted, living in the UK and having our local Tesco’s open on Sundays and even bank holidays. The sales start on Boxing Day – doors opening at 9 a.m. latest – whether or not you have the money to spend. But people on the continent aren’t always so lucky.

 In France they like to work little, play hard and strike harder, where it hurts most. I mean, of course, industrial action.  In France you will find the precious little amount of time left to work is being spent devising cunning plans to shorten it even more: plan a strike, invent a bank holiday.

 To make up for it, their shops are usually open until 8 p.m. and on New Year’s Eve the tube is free for anyone, not like in the UK where the tube is dear and shops start pulling their shutters at 5 p.m.

If in the UK the winter break for students lasts until January the 9th, in France they start realise they have taken the game a bit too far and they have serious scruples about resuming work and university courses on the 2nd.

 Written by Diana Popovici

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Merry Christmas! – Holiday Editorial

In my many months as Editor I have never written an Editorial before. Equally, I’ve never worked on a site over Christmas, so this seems a just reason to write up something quick.

This term has had many posts from fresh young first years to professionals from BBC College of Journalism and Sky new, and has featured articles detailing the work of Jon Snow, David Tennant, Dappy from N Dubz, and many professionals from Coventry Conversations. Next term will be more of the same, with more news on the build up to the Coventry Degree Show, work experience, and awards ceremonies across the university.

This is your news, from your student Journalists revealling what is happening in your university – a crucial source of information for all.

Enough about that anyway, this is also to announce that there will not be many posts over the Christmas period, due to reporters having their own holidays with family and the fact that there is less news during the festivities.

So, from myself to every reader and contributor – Merry Christmas and have a very good new year!

Jon Dudley – Editor.

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