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Explore Newsletter - February 3rd Edition

The BISC’s Arts Week has been very well attended and we’re happy to say that the week’s activities do not end there!  This Friday we have the annual BISC Charity Auction. Come along to the Ballroom at 8pm and help us to raise money for three charities: One local, one Canadian and one international. It’s also Superbowl Sunday this weekend, so head along to the cricket pitch for a game of flag at 2pm, and then the C1 lounge is the place to be to stay up to the wee hours and watch the Big Game! (Foam fingers optional.)

Explore Newsletter - January 27th Edition

Next week is BISC Arts Week, so we have a packed schedule of workshops, talks and trips to choose from every single day. But that’s a whole weekend away, so before that, be sure to head down to the Elizabethan Room and support our brave volunteers at Open Mic Night this Friday. Acts of any kind are welcome, so grab a friend, or form your very own super-group!

We end the issue by continuing our series of Student Government profiles, with the spotlight on Alex Rea and Will Hamilton from B-Block.

Explore Newsletter - January 20th Edition

Make sure you sign up for The Amazing Race 2.0 this Sunday! Eternal glory awaits the victors! To help you train, we are running open gym sessions this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so if you’ve ever wondered how to get the most out of a particular piece of apparatus, why not pop down and find out?

We end this issue by profiling five members of your Student Government. Get the lowdown on your reps!

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Explore Newsletter - January 13th Edition

Do you have the Travel Bug? Be sure to sign up for the BISC’s first ever ‘Wanderlust’ showcase. Swap travel stories with fellow adventurers and share your love of travel! We also promote the last presentation at the castle by our Scholar in Residence, Skyler Hijazi. Come along for his talk, then stay for cake afterwards and wish him well! And this week’s staff profile features Geoff Nelson, our new Chemistry Prof.

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Explore Newsletter - December 9 Edition

End of Term is upon us. Explore would like to wish all our students best of luck in their exams, and if you are leaving us straight after, a very Merry Christmas! Don’t forget to pick up your photos from the end of term celebration in the Dining Hall, and this issue also has details of how to order your BISC Yearbook. This week’s staff profile is a 3 for 1, and features the ladies of the Bader Hall Reception Team.

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Explore Newsletter - December 2 Edition

We have a packed schedule of events at The Castle this December! Besides our great mix of Christmas-themed events, be sure not to miss our End of Term Conference on December 3rd, which showcases student research here at the BISC. Standing up and presenting in front of your peers is never easy, so please come along and show your support at 6:30pm in the Conference Room. On Friday, we have our End of Term Celebration, so it's time to dig out your dancing shoes people! This week’s staff profile features Meg Chalmers, our Assistant Student Enrolment Manager.

Explore Newsletter - November 25 Edition

Don’t miss the notice about our ‘Twelve Days of Holiday Cheer’ to discover all that is going on at The Castle this December. There’s also a special reminder to dress smartly for the End of Term Photo on Thursday December 4th. Most importantly of all, we're giving you plenty of notice to get your skit ready for the 'Talentless Show' in the Headless Drummer this December 15th! And this week’s staff profile features Carley Webb from the Student Life Team.

Explore Newsletter - November 18 Edition

This week we have a bumper edition of the newsletter and lots of deadlines coming up, so please read right through to the end and share with your friends! With the International Trans Day of Remembrance this Friday 20th, we have decided to build a memorial wall out of paper bricks by the bulletin board outside the dining hall. This will honour people who have died this year because of anti-transgender violence. Everyone is invited to drop by anytime during the day to put a brick up and bear witness to the wall.

Explore Newsletter - November 11 Edition

This week is Mental Wellness Week at the castle. Check this week’s issue for times and places for our sessions that are aimed at promoting mental health and wellbeing. We are also promoting the live streaming event this Thursday entitled, “Surveillance after Snowden.” Join Edward Snowden for his keynote address live from Grant Hall, at 11pm in the Conference Room. And this week’s staff profile features Rachael Johnstone, our Politics and Gender Studies professor.