17
Aug

Congratulations! Welcome Freshers’

The long wait is over, the grades are in, the hard work has paid off… and you’ve secured your place at university – congratulations! As a student at the University of Southampton, you automatically become a member of the Students’ Union. We’re run by students for students and are here to make sure that you […]

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14
Aug

Meet the Officer: Sam Higman, VP Welfare

This year we have a brand new team of Full-Time Officers at the Union (and a couple of familiar faces, too). We asked a few questions to get to know them a little better… As Welfare Officer, Sam’s role is to work alongside the University to ensure action on issues such as housing, mental health […]

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11
Aug

BBC Radio 1’s Dev to host Awards at RAG Conference 2017

This year’s Awards Ceremony at the National RAG Conference will be hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter and DJ, Devin “Dev” Griffin. You may have heard Dev on Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast Show, and he has previously hosted on Radio 1Xtra. Some of you may even remember him from CBBC TV shows Smile and Bring […]

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09
Aug

2017 NSS Results Announced

In the recent National Student Survey 2017 results, the University of Southampton Students’ Union received a satisfaction rate of 48% for academic representation. We are disappointed with this result but we are confident that we can, and will, do better for our students. We already have several projects planned to strengthen academic representation this year: […]

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08
Aug

EthiCo: Sustainable Living for Southampton Students

EthiCo, a student start-up project which won £500 from the University of Southampton Students’ Union Enterprise Fund last year, are due to launch their sustainable student Essentials Pack this September during Freshers’ week. EthiCo promotes the use of reusable products to reduce single-use plastic waste on campus and in the local community. They aim to […]

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04
Aug

Meet the Officer: Stephen Gore, VP Sport

This year we have a brand new team of Full-Time Officers at the Union (and a couple of familiar faces too). We asked a few questions to get to know them a little better… Stephen is the lead Full- Time officer on sport and our Athletic Union (AU) & Intramural (IM) sports clubs. His role […]

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01
Aug

Farm4life: Helping Disadvantaged Communities

We recently donated boxes of our off-brand t-shirts to a fantastic international charity called Farm4life. Working predominantly in Ghana to provide communities with relief from financial, social and economic hardship, Farm4life aims to improve the education and general well-being of young people and adults. Farm4life was co-founded by Lloyd and Karen Clewer following Lloyd’s visit […]

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25
Jul

Graduates: 8 Top Tips for Job Hunting

Congratulations to all of our recent graduates! This is an exciting time of year (we’re talking selfies with your pals all robed up, holidays, meals out and ciders in the sun) but what happens when it’s time to face reality and begin the job hunt? Here are 8 of our top tips for you to […]

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17
Jul

Students Shift 2.3 Tonnes of Stuff

This summer we asked once again for students to Shift Your Stuff, donating any unwanted clothes, food and household items to us to help protect the environment and support local charities, rather than simply putting items in the bin. The campaign was a great success and a huge 2.3 tonnes of clothes, bedding, kitchenware and […]

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12
Jul

Graduate to Attempt Guinness World Record For “Most Pull Ups in 1 Minute”

Steve Quick, a former Royal Marine, personal trainer, and soon-to-be MSc Energy and Sustainability graduate, is attempting to beat the Guinness World record for “most pull ups in 1 minute” in aid of the Royal Marines Association. Steve will be doing three attempts over three months, with the first taking place at Crossfit Solent on […]

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