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USSU Sabbatical Officer expenses released ahead of live presidential debate

Documents that detail expenses by University of Salford Students’ Union Sabbatical Officers have been released ahead of the live presidential debate on Tuesday. The Union receives almost £1m from the University of Salford each year, largely from student tuition fees. Almost 10% is spent on an £18000 salary for five Sabbatical Officers, not including expenses. Over £4500 was claimed by the Sabbatical Officers between July and December 2017. Zamzam Ibrahim, USSU President, claimed over £2500 which included £547 on taxis, £139 for a return train journey and £30 for a backrest. Kobby Ofori, current Science and Technology Officer and presidential candidate in this year’s elections, claimed almost

SALFORD STUDENTS TO PROTEST UNIVERSITY STRIKES

Students at the University of Salford (UoS) have organised a protest in response to the strike action being taken by their lecturers. The demonstration, which is expected to attract dozens of students from across the University, will begin at 1pm outside Clifford Whitworth Library on Peel Park Campus. Lecturers from across the University walked out last Thursday in a dispute over pensions, triggering a month-long series of escalating strikes that total 14 days. The University of Salford have asked students to continue attending lectures as normal, but some students are choosing not to cross the picket line at entrances to Peel Park, Frederick Road and MediaCityUK buildings. Jay Smith, organi

Record medal tally for Team GB at Winter Olympics

With the Winter Olympics coming to a close we look back at the games in South Korea that had its ups and downs for Team GB. Coming into the games with its biggest ever team of 59 athletes, Great Britain were expecting to have one of their most successful Winter games, however the first week Team GB came through with zero medals as the rest of the country was waiting to see if we would get a medal at this years games. One of the Team’s main hopes of winning an Olympic medal was Short track skater, Elise Christie. Elise was determined to win medals after being disqualified during her races back in 2014 at Sochi. Once again this year she would walk away without a medal having firstly crashing i

Wigan back to winning ways in league

Wigan Athletic beat Rochdale 1-0 at the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon to resume their promotion push after two consecutive league defeats. The DW Stadium Both teams went into the game on the back of FA Cup 5th Round shocks as the Latics famously beat Manchester City 1-0 on Monday night, while Dale drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The game was set up nicely to be entertaining, however, it was not one for the neutral with just the one goal from Michael Jacobs separating the two sides. Wigan made seven changes to the famous side that dumped Manchester City out of the FA Cup, as Jamie Walker, James Vaughan and Jay Fulton all made their first starts for the club. Donervon Daniels ret

Wigan woe after Warrington win

Wigan Warriors lost for the first time in the 2018 Super League after a 16-10 defeat to Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday night. Three goals separated the two sides as Tom Lineham and Ryan Atkins scored for the Wolves whilst Liam Marshall and Tony Clubb got Wigan's tries. It was Bryson Goodwin's converted kicks that ultimately made the difference and gave Warrington a victory over their local rivals. For Warrington, Tyrone Roberts came back into the side after missing the last couple of weeks out through injury. Coach Steve Price gave Sitaleki Akauola his Wolves debut. Shaun Wane named an experienced side after the Warriors returned from their New South Wales tour th

The Sherlocks - Victoria Warehouse - Gig review

Crisp, clean and polished is what you’re getting when you see The Sherlocks live. They set Manchester on fire with their set and that’s not just because of the pyrotechnics either. Victoria Warehouse marked the end of tour for The Sherlocks and their biggest headlining gig to date. Based on how they performed, it’s quite clear that they will be selling-out this venue again –easily. They will be needing an upgrade the next time they’re back. They are not taking their opportunities for granted and have a solid reputation when it comes to playing live that is more than well-deserved. Support band Neon Waltz were first up on stage; they are decent enough, but are missing the charismatic spark th

Salford 100 - 0 Hull

Salford notch century to reach cup final The University of Salford men's Rugby League team thrashed the University of Hull's 2nd men's team 100-0 in the Northern Conference Cup semi-final on Wednesday. The game was played at a neutral ground - Belle Vue Sports Village in Manchester.

Wigan vs City match report

Wigan Athletic have defied the odds after beating Manchester City 1-0 at the DW Stadium in the FA Cup...again. Will Grigg's goal gave the Latics a famous victory over the Premier League leaders and ultimately ends City's hopes of a quadruple winning season. In what was a heroic, defensive performance by the League One side, Wigan were given a helping hand when referee Anthony Taylor showed a red card to Fabian Delph before half time. City created numerous chances throughout the match but could not convert and Wigan fans started to believe as the atmosphere grew around the stadium. In a moment of madness in the City defence, Irishman Grigg raced away and placed the ball past the watchin

Lewis Capaldi - Manchester Club Academy - Gig Review

The opening act for the evening was Au/Ra, an artist that was previously unknown to me. She begun with her most popular song ‘Concrete Jungle’, the acoustic version of which has amassed over 17 million streams on Spotify. Her character and stage presence struck me as familiar, with her dance style and movement akin to that of Sigrid, another upcoming artist. As her following grows, her confidence and natural flare that she possesses will surely evolve into an even more engaging act. Melodically her songs really showcase talent and creativity, though I couldn’t help but feel at times her voice was drowned out by some of the bass, that being said, that issue can be put down to a slight product

2018 Sabbatical Officer Candidates

Nominations for the 2018 Sabbatical Officer elections have closed, and Shock Radio is bringing you an EXCLUSIVE list of the candidates you can vote for. Current Science and Technology officer Kobby Ofori is running for President, and all other sabbatical officers are re-running for their current positions. Shock Radio will be interviewing candidates from each school (Arts and Media, Science and Technology, Business and Law, Health and Social Care) and the Presidential candidates throughout next week. The list of candidates are as follows: Presidential Candidates: Yana Roberts - International Business with Law Tommy King - Comedy Writing and Performance Thomas James - English and Drama Rose A

Don Broco - 'Technology' - Album Review

Don Broco are one of those bands who don’t seem to release music as often as some would like, but despite this, they have a large following of dedicated fans, who first became consumed during the overplayed tenure, on what seemed to be every single music programme that Kerrang produced, playing early in the morning, to late at night. This is how I became familiar with the Bedford lads, during their first album ‘Priorities’ (Sony Music Entertainment, 2012) era. Now the boys are back with their third studio album, Technology (Sharp Tone Records, 2018), ten years on since they formed and it’s Don Broco as you’ve sort of seen before. Released on 2nd February 2018, the Broco lads are as loud, adv

Salford 40-18 UCLan

Salford men's team beat UCLan 40-18 at Leigh Sports Village on Wednesday afternoon to reach the Quarter Final stage of the Northern Conference Cup. After winning the BUCS Northern 2A League last week, Salford were on the look out for more glory, as they took a 30-4 lead going into half time. Conor Mulcahy, Reece Cumiskey, Dan Munt, Will Nelson and Tom Johnson all went over for Salford whilst Connor Johnson got UCLan's only try of the first half. Two tries in quick succession early on in the second 40 for Todd Fenlon gave UCLan hope of a revival, however, Joe Woolley replied quickly with a great solo effort. Josh Hill made sure of the win late on for Salford before Fenlon got his hat-trick fo

Wigan ease past Salford

Wigan Warriors comfortably beat Salford Red Devils 12-40 at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday night in Round One of the 2018 Betfred Super League. AJ Bell Stadium It was Salford who took an early lead through Kris Welham, however, seven tries without reply followed for the Warriors, as both Oliver Gildart and Liam Marshall got two tries each, while Tom Davies, Morgan Escare and Tony Clubb added to Wigan’s total score. The Red Devils did get some consolation late on with a Niall Evalds effort but the Cherry and Whites eased past their local opponents to get the first two points of the new campaign. The Team Sheet In terms of team news, Salford’s Jack Littlejohn made his debut, as Luke Burgess als

Shame - 'Songs of Praise' - Album Review

From practicing at a pub in Brixton to selling out shows across the country, Shame have proved their worth in the past three years. Originating from the same place as amazing bands such as Fat White Families and INHEAVEN, the young South Londoners began to arrive on the scene when releasing their debut single The Lick/Gold Hole in 2016. In 2017 they were signed by Dead Oceans and kept stunning fans with singles that gained them status in the music industry, such as Visa Vulture, a song inspired by Theresa May’s stance on immigration. Their debut album ‘Songs of Praise’ was released earlier this month and thrashed those around them, being described as ‘utterly invigorating’ by NME and gaining

Witt Lowry - Gig Review & Interview

'Witt Lowry' or real name 'Mark Lawrence Richard Jr' is an American rapper originally born in Connecticut, USA in February 1991. The artist has been on my priority list for many years in regards to artists that I have wanted to see live and after going to the concert and interviewing him, I have to say, it was worth the wait. Witt's journey into the world of media attention began in 2013 when he released the mix tape 'Kindest Regards' which turned the heads of many people through online platforms. He then released a multitude of hits that many found versatile enough to cross different music platforms such as his hit 'Like I Do' which, back in the day, I heard play whilst watching a lot of co

Camila – Album review

Gone are the days when American girl group, Fifth Harmony performed as a quintet. On December 18th 2016, Camila Cabello announced that she was leaving the group to pursue a solo career. Backlash and rumours started to circle Camila for a while but that didn't stop her. On January 12th this year, she dropped her first solo album, named appropriately, "Camila", a collection of songs that speak right from the heart and pay homage to her Cuban roots. The song most influenced by her Latino upbringing is precisely the lead single for the album, a collaboration with rapper Young Thug, "Havana". An ode to her hometown, the song talks about "falling in love with a bad boy from Havana", as she stated

True Heights - Bring their down-to-earth charm to Jimmy’s - Gig Review

Jimmy’s, a Manchester music bar, was home to an array of upcoming talent last night and all to raise money for The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. True Heights took the headline spot and after just signing to We Are Triumphant, with a new album on the way, their future is brighter than ever. Whilst the venue was cramped and malodorous, it had a bewitching allure and intimacy that most venues don’t offer. Although, the occasional puff of smoke from behind the speakers was a little feeble; it was as effective as someone vaping. First to play was a duo called Ultra Jungle. Their music was relaxing and the subdued vocals, mixed with trance-like instrumentals, produced an ataractic effect. Then alte

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