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Enterprise course for entrepreneurial students

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Fancy setting up your own business after university, but unsure where to start? Well you’re in luck, because an educational course in enterprise is now accepting applications. The course which will take place at Totton College in Southampton is called Enterprise4Totton and aims to provide the skills needed to start a business.

 

Covering content from the OCNRL Level 2 Certificate in First Steps to Enterprise, the programme will cover mandatory units in legal aspects of trading, financial considerations, understanding how to sell products, and assessing your capacity to start up and run a new business. Other optional units are … Read the rest

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Register to vote in the EU elections

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The EU elections will take place 22 May, if you are eligible to vote you should by now have received a polling card and details on how to register. Still unsure how to proceed? Click here for a helpful run-down of the process. Registration closes 6 May, so make sure you have by then!

According to the Bite the Ballot website, the EU is responsible for between 15-50% of all UK legislation, including: “International trade, the environment, agriculture (farming, conservation, animal), workers’ rights and much more” , all of which could have a profound effect on your life immediately … Read the rest

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Be part of the RAG committee

» 29 April 2014 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Be part of the RAG committee

The time has come for SUSU RAG to elect a new Committee to lead all of its activities for the year ahead! Being in a Committee position with RAG has a lot to offer you. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet an amazing group of people, and work together to inspire students and raise money for your favourite charities. The experience looks great on your CV and will help towards landing you work experience and jobs after University. So, in short, how could you not want to get involved?!

 

There are 10 different positions so there’s bound to be … Read the rest

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60 years of Wessex Films

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The University of Southampton’s award-winning filmmaking society, Wessex Films, humbly invite you to a celebration of filmmaking, culture and student history. On Wednesday 30 April between 2pm and 5pm the society will be hosting a special exhibition of films inside The Bridge Bar on Highfield Campus from all over the last six decades. Featuring narrative-based drama from auteurs in the making, and recovered documentaries offering an insight to what the university and student life was like during times gone by. There will be a wide range and variety of wonderful films to enjoy on show.

 

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Excellence in Teaching Awards nominees announced

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The nominees for the Excellence in Teaching Awards (ETAs) have been announced.

 

The ETAs aim to celebrate the members of academic staff who have gone over and above the call of duty or used innovative techniques to help students excel in their studies. A call for nominations from students in March resulted in more than 500 being submitted, showcasing some of the best staff at the University of Southampton.

 

The awards cover five categories: Outstanding Lecturer, Teaching & Learning Lifetime Achievement, Innovative Teaching, Best Feedback Provision, and Contribution to Academic Support.

 

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EVAs nominees shortlist revealed

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The shortlist for the Excellence in Volunteering Awards (EVAs) has been revealed, following the submission of over 300 nominations.

 

The EVAs aim to celebrate student achievement and dedication as volunteers within the Union. The names of all of the nominees were announced earlier this month, and these have now been whittled down to a shortlist for each of the seven categories. The full shortlist can be found below:

 

Collaboration

AIESEC and SUSU International Students Committee
AIESEC Southampton
Alternative and Indie Music
Amnesty International
Comedy Society
David Chitty
Debating Society
Feminist Society

Commitment

Ben Morton
Cait Percy
Catherine Mitchell… Read the rest

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Exciting Athletic Union Announcement

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SUSU is proud to announce this year’s winners of Club Colours, awarded to club members who have stood out in their respective sports.

Stephen Fawcett    Archery Club

Jake Bradley        Athletics and Cross Country Club

Callum Wright        Badminton Club

Freddy Dines        Basketball Club

Kimberly Fenton    Basketball Club

Peter Cronbach    Fencing Club

Tom Candy        Hillwalking Club

Chloe Watts        Korfball Club

Megan James     Ladies Football

Natalie Price        Ladies Hockey Club

Alexandra Stebbings    Ladies Lacrosse Club

Hannah Robinson    Lifesaving Club

Jack Parker        Mens Football Club

Matt Powell        Mens Football Club

Jon Bissell         Mens Hockey Club

Kishan Patel        Mens Hockey Club

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Student journalists to attend Student Publication Conference in Nottingham

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Several student journalists from Southampton will visit Nottingham Trent University at the beginning of May as they attend the second ever Student Publication Conference.

 

Writers from Wessex Scene and The Edge are preparing to attend the event by readying entries into the awards categories, in an attempt to win recognition for their hard work at the awards ceremony which will take place on the Saturday evening. Categories include Best Reporter, Best Design and Outstanding Commitment, amongst others. The Best Publication accolade is sure to be one of the most contested as the magazines and newspapers from universities up and … Read the rest

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Fun Revision Techniques

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For those of you who are bored of your usual revision techniques, why not try something different?

  • Colourful mind maps -Mind maps are a great way to retain information if you like learning visually.

* Tip: Try and fit everything onto one page so that you ensure your information is succinct and easier to remember!

  • Record yourself with a Dictaphone  – You might hate the sound of your voice but this is very useful for those who prefer to learn through audio.

*Tip: why not try putting on different voices for different pieces of information, or swap your dictations with … Read the rest

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SUSU AGM to take place on 14 May 2014

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Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 12pm on 14 May 2014 in The Bridge, and is one of the most important meetings of the year for students at the University of Southampton.

 

Policy and idea suggestions are now open on the SUSU website. Ideas for policy must be submitted by Monday 28 April 2014 at 5pm to be considered, while policies which you want to be debated at the AGM must be submitted by 7 May 2014 at noon. These suggestions will then be discussed at the meeting.

 

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