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NUS Spams Live!

Oct 07 2006 21:56
Ronak Chitroda
The NUS Senior Press Officer has spammed Live! several times, to encourage IC students to buy NUS Extra cards they aren't eligible to buy.
A free gift from the NUS

Live! has recently been spammed with emails from the NUS Senior Press Officer. The same email was sent six times to the Live! editor, despite a request for them to stop.

The contents of the email have been written by current NUS President Gemma Tumelty, and is a copy of an email sent to affiliated institutions for publication by their student media.

Some of the contents of the email are "Four pounds from every sale of the new NUS extra card at your uni will go straight back into your union" and "what with ... buying your Extra card or signing up for your free NUS democracy card..."

Of course, neither of these are relevant to Imperial students as they are unable to get an NUS card, as we are not currently affililated to the NUS.

After receiving the email the third time, Live! editor Ashley Brown emailed the Senior Press Officer asking them to forward a piece on the advantages of joining the NUS instead, however this offer was met by another three copies of the email landing in his inbox. Live! would not like to draw any conclusions on NUS' competence on this particular spamming issue, but feels they should at least know which institutions are currently affiliated.

The NUS campaign at Freshers Fair collected 675 signatures which is enough to call for a referendum on affiliation this year. The "fluffy" side of the sabbatical team appears to be strongly in favour of joining the NUS, with ICU President John Collins and DPEW Ben Harris having attended their events and called on them many times this year. It may not be much of a surprise that their press officer thinks Imperial is already affiliated, given the high level of contact currently taking place.

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Discussion about “NUS Spams Live!”

The comments below are unmoderated submissions by Live! readers. The Editor accepts no liability for their content, nor for any offence caused by them. Any complaints should be directed to the Editor.
Oct 08 2006 00:40

Make that 7 times... (another one just came in)

Oct 08 2006 14:16

So I'm "fluffy" now am I? That's not exactly what your recent Live! poll said...

Oct 08 2006 14:35

For "fluffy", read "Labour"

4. Tris   
Oct 08 2006 17:16

I hope there's to be no ensuing leadership struggle.

5. Eric   
Oct 09 2006 10:46

Can we report them to their ISP for spamming please!!

Oct 11 2006 11:42

I think it's an absolute joke that Joh is even considering affiliating to the NUS. I was president of Southampton for 2 years and a proud member of the Labour Party. But I never once considered joining the national union, since i put the interests of my students above my own political ambition.

Something a spineless John Collins seems incapable of doing. Your Fluffy and useless mate the sooner you go the better

Oct 13 2006 09:37

Some harsh words there Andy. Do I see a no confidence in the distance?

Oct 13 2006 11:21

How exactly is a former student of Southampton going to no confidence John?

Dec 17 2008 13:38

wonderful work mr. chitorda. i want some more insights, can we meet for lunch, next wednesday SCR?

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