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What’s happening this week?

» 29 October 2012 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on What’s happening this week?

There’s always something going on at SUSU, like an amazing Mexican mariachi band playing to eager crowds in The Concourse earlier today as part of the Mexico Week celebrations.

You can see a range of events, from club nights to comedy and movies to meetings, on our What’s On Calendar.

Plus, here are some highlights for this week:

Monday
Live Music Mondays in The Bridge, with music from 8pm and FREE entry.

The Stag’s Fest is running all of this week, with something different every day to help you get to know your local pub on campus. Monday night … Read the rest

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Student Housing Survey

» 23 October 2012 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Student Housing Survey

Southampton City Council is currently undergoing a public consultation on this issue of HMOs.

HMOs are Houses of Multiple Occupancy, which are what student houses are classed as. In an attempt to crack down on poor living standards, they want to hear feedback from those who live in Southampton and they’re doing this through an online survey, found here: www.southampton.gov.uk/living/housing/private/landlord/hmos/hmo-licensing-scheme

It’s really important that you fill in this survey and share your views as there’s a chance that students’ views may get overlooked if the consultation is only taken up by other residents.

HMO standards can be pretty tough on … Read the rest

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First Ever Halls-Wide Waste Audit

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This week sees students take on the first ever Halls-wide waste audit in a bid to increase sustainability at the University of Southampton.

The University wants to achieve a recycling rate of 60% by July 2013 and is currently only at 46.5%, and that’s where we come in.

The Environmental & Ethical team, who saw amazing success earlier in the year with their Blackout 2012 campaign, have worked with the University to organise Southampton Waste Wars where students will work in teams across the Halls of Residences to calculate the recycling rate in their Halls.

This will allow the team … Read the rest

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What’s on this week?

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It’s a new week and a new line-up of events, including the scariest night of the year this Friday as we bring you Fright Night!

You can find out about loads of different events, from club nights to comedy and movies to meetings, on our What’s On Calendar.

Here are some of the top events for this week:

Monday
Live Music Mondays in The Bridge, with music from 8pm and FREE entry.
This week’s music will be bought to you by our very own LiveSoc.
The fantastic new menu in The Bridge will also be available, serving a … Read the rest

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Refurbished Islamic Prayer Facilities

» 19 October 2012 » In Uncategorized » 1 Comment

This Saturday 20 October sees the official launch of the new Islamic prayer facilities at the University of Southampton, and the Islamic Society have helped to mark the occasion by organising a small opening ceremony from 1pm which culminates with the mid-day prayer at 1:30pm.

Among the guests will be Prince Badr Ben Saud Al Saud, Professor of Islamic studies in AbdulAziz University, and Dr Ibrahim Dawlish from Alqaseem University.

This event is in recognition of the successful transformation of the prayer facilities, which have undergone significant refurbishment to double the capacity, provide a more easily accessible entrance and improve … Read the rest

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First Union Council of the Year

» 17 October 2012 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on First Union Council of the Year

You can tell the new term is in full swing now, as it’s the first Union Council of the year on Monday 22 October at 5pm.

Union Council is the highest decision making body in SUSU, and is the place where important decisions are made on policy and where the elected officers are held to account. There are reports from the Sabbatical Officers and a chance to question them on their goals, achievements and what they’re working on.

This first Union Council also includes some elections,  and as well as electing Councillors onto the various standing committees, there will be … Read the rest

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Free seminar from Prof Alice Roberts

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BioSoc (University of Southampton Biology Society) have helped to arrange a free seminar from Alice Roberts, Professor for Public Engagement with Science (University of Birmingham).

The seminar, titled “The mysterious disappearance of the Ice Age megafauna”, will take place on Thursday 18 October at 1pm until 2pm in Building 67, Room 1027.

Alice is widely known for her television work, including Time Team, Coast, The Incredible Human Journey and Don’t Die Young, and this will be a great opportunity for students to hear her speak and talk to her afterwards; especially if they are interested in anthropology, evolution, medicine or … Read the rest

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Voting in Autumn Elections now OPEN

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Voting is now OPEN in the Student Leader and Union Councillor Elections, and you can view the candidates and cast your vote online at www.susu.org/vote.

Student Leaders look after different areas within SUSU and represent the views of specific groups of students, like Postgraduate students, students based in Winchester or at other sites like the National Oceanography Centre and students within specific faculties. Voting on Student Leader positions is a great way to have a say on specific areas of SUSU and make sure your views are represented properly.

The other positions being voted on are Union … Read the rest

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What’s going on this week?

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There’s more to university life than just studying, so make sure you check out all of the different things happening everyday to make sure you don’t miss out.

You can see a range of events, from club nights to comedy and movies to meetings, on our What’s On Calendar.

Plus, here are some highlights for this week:

Monday
Live Music Mondays in The Bridge, with music from 8pm and FREE entry.
This week The Manusa Project will be performing live.

Tuesday
Comedy Central in The Bridge, doors from 7pm and tickets for just £4 from www.susu.org/boxoffice.
We have … Read the rest

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Avengers: Phase One this Saturday

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This Saturday, Union Films are showing all six movies that make up Avengers: Phase One.  The event starts at midday with Captain America, followed by Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and ending with a midnight screening of Avengers Assemble.  Everyone going to the whole event also gets an exclusive FREE t-shirt!

Tickets are £10 for all 6 films, or you can buy individual tickets for £3.  Year and Season Pass holders are able to get specially discounted tickets at £8 each.  If a day of Avengers isn’t quite your thing, then don’t worry as there will … Read the rest

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