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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12
Jul

Meet the Officer: Samuel Dedman, VP Education

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… Samuel works with Academic Presidents and Course Reps to represent you on educational matters like teaching quality, library provision and feedback. […]

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30
Jun

Students WIN £300 for Charity and Our Enterprise Fund in Barclays “Change the World Around You” Competition

Before the end of term, we had a chat with Yasmin Sharif and Seda Bektas, two First Year students who achieved 3rd place in the Barclays Change the World Around You competition. There were over 200 applicants, making their win super impressive! This competition required university students across the UK to submit their idea for […]

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29
Jun

Grad Ball 2017: A Night We’ll Never Forget!

Our annual Graduation Ball was held on Saturday 10 June and it was fantastic to see hundreds of you suited and booted as we came together to celebrate the end of an era. As we’re sure you’ve seen from the photos we posted on our Facebook page, we transformed the Union to fit in with […]

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23
Jun

Logo redesign Update

Last month, over 10% of our membership took part in our Tap. Choose. Change. consultation and decided what our new logo should be. After weeks of work to finalise the logos and design clothing and signage options, we are now ready to implement our new logo. Based on your feedback, we have designed colourful signage […]

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23
Jun

Our Learning & Development Team recognised as leaders in their field

Our very own Learning and Development Department has been recognised as one of the highest performing departments in the L&D sector at Charity Learning Consortium’s Conference happening in London yesterday (Thursday 22 June). Hannah Hastilow (Learning & Development Manager) and Margarita Palmer-Stanelik, (Learning & Development Coordinator) were invited to deliver a 30-minute presentation on “Successful […]

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15
Jun

Summer Opening Times

Whether you’re staying in Southampton this summer, or just popping back to visit now and then, here’s a handy list of our outlet and service opening times over the break. The Advice Centre Open weekdays, 09:00 – 17:00. The Shop Open weekdays, 08:30 – 16:30. Closed weekends, excluding Saturday 09 September (open 10:00 – 16:00), […]

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09
Jun

Grad Ball 2017: Final information

Our Graduation Ball 2017 is nearly here! We’re sure that you’re all set with your wristbands and outfits, but there’s some other important information that you’re going to need to know:   We’ll open the gate to the Ball at 20:00 on Saturday 10 June   You will (of course) need to be wearing your […]

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05
Jun

Standing up for appropriate support in halls

It has come to light that the University is in the process of implementing a restructuring of the Residents’ Support Service (RESSUP), moving from an overnight service to a 24-hour one, which will result in an 18 to 20% cut in take-home pay for the members of that team according to UNISON. RESSUP is a […]

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