Archive for September, 2006

The Alternative Salford News Service

Hi all

Please see my page for the Alternative Salford News Service as a place where news, events, meetings and ideas will be placed for others to comment on and ‘discuss’ away from the Salford Students’ Union forum.

Please keep in mind when posting ideas and comments that a basic condition of this new ’society’ is that it’s objectives would have to be suitably different to those of Student Direct, it would not be a direct competitor of SD and that it would not be a hyper-critical of it either.  We will have to demonstrate that, via our constitution, what we are offering is something that broadens the range of student activities on offer at Salford.
If this is done correctly it could work side by side as another form of media for salford students, along the same line as Shock Radio.

I will leave the comments open for the time being, but I do not want this to become a breeding-ground for insulting the current Communications Officer or the current editorial team.  This area is purely for your thoughts on the project and how it can be moved forward.

Well hello, hello & hello!!

My my my, it has been a while hasn’t it?

So, let’s give you a bit of an update on where I am with my life.

Firstly, I’ve now started my third and final year at university.  I’m trying to sort out my final year project at the moment, wow it’s a lot of work when I start it, but for now I’m just trying to work out the project and what I want to do. Hopefully, by this time tomorrow I shall know what I’m doing.

Before I came back to uni, I was working hard over the summer at Reed Social Care as a recruitment consultant.  I really enjoyed the work and worked with some fantastic people.  Unfortunately they have now given me a nickname which shall stay with me for a while. I am now known as David Brent. You know, Ricky Gervais’ character from the office. It’s my goatee and bad sense of humour aparently!!  Ah well, I think I now know that I want to go into recruitment once I graduate.  Maybe not in Social Care, probably more into IT/Telecoms.

What else can I update you on? Hmmmm?

Ah yes, most of you may know by now that I am single.  To be honest, it’s definately something that can only be used to my advantage in my final year at uni. It means that I have extra time to spend on my work.  I think I’m planning on staying that way for a while – definately until I graduate.  Still doesn’t mean that I’m open to offers and won’t stop anybody from trying to sway me :P

What else? Ah – a big part of student union stuff at the mo is Student Direct.  Now, most people will know that I no longer write for the paper after the election of the new Communications Officer and I still stand by that.  This also means that I will not contribute in any way, whether that be giving a quote for an article or writing a full column.  Hey, what can I say….I’m a man that stands by his word!

I think that’s about it for now, hopefully I won’t be so long in updating this site, sorry about that.

Martyn