What student group should I join?
SUSU has over 300 student groups that you can get involved in. They come under the following categories: Education, External Engagement, Sports Development, Student Communities, Student Life, and Sustainability. To help you decide what societies you would like to join in September, here’s an introduction and a small taster of the variety of societies we have! We’d like to introduce you to the
Feminist Society, Basketball Club, Archery Society, and the Edge!
Feminist Society – Orla Sheehan (President)
SU FemSoc is for anyone who has an interest in the feminist movement. It is a fantastic society, giving you the chance to meet new people, learn about and get involved with global issues and also have a great time with a bunch of cool, like-minded people. FemSoc is an inclusive and intersectional feminist community. We hold meetings every Thursday in the Nuffield Theatre, discussing a different issue surrounding feminism and the fight for gender equality every week. These include film screenings, guest speakers, energetic debates, presentations and collaborations with other societies. We also have regular socials (both drinking and non-drinking activities) which are a great way to get to know other members. There is no membership fee to join Femsoc, just turn up and get involved! Come find us at the Bunfight to find out more! Or, for those of you that miss it you can subscribe to our mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with “Subscribe” in the subject line. You can also join our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/sufemsoc and follow us on twitter @SUFemSoc
Basketball Club – David John Lawrence
The Southampton University Sharks Basketball Club is a competitive basketball club for men and women and is always looking to encourage people to join. We run two men’s and one women’s team, which travel across the UK competing in local (SABA), university (BUCS), and national (EB) leagues. We also have a development program that anyone is welcome to join and competes in the local (SABA) and the university’s intramural leagues. All teams train twice a week and have at least one fixture per week from October to March. This past season, the teams achieved great success with the women’s team finishing in first place of the Western Division 1A League, whilst the men’s 1st team won the Western Conference Cup. Furthermore, the men’s development “A” team was undefeated in the university’s intramural league. Trials will take place in the Jubilee Sports Centre on September 27th and 28th. To find out more information get in contact or follow us on Facebook or Twitter and remember to keep an eye for us at the Bun Fight. Website: blog.soton.ac.uk/sharks/ Email: email@example.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ SUBCsharks Twitter: www.twitter.com/SUBC_Sharks
We are a friendly club open to all members of the University of Southampton. We are happy to accommodate anyone interested in shooting, whether it’s just for fun or you’re looking for something more competitive; with chances to enter local and national competitions from almost as soon as you finish your beginners’ course! At the start of the academic year, we hold an archery taster session to give you a feel for the sport. It is absolutely free, so just turn up on the day and have a go. Details will be on our website as soon as they are available. If you have not done archery much before, you will need to complete a beginners’ course before joining our club. During the course we show you the basics of shooting, different bow styles and everything you need to know to shoot safely. If you have already done a beginners’ course elsewhere in the past, just email us and we shall give you more information about getting started with us. For more information visit our website archery.susu.org
The Edge is the University’s Entertainment Magazine which covers all of your entertainment needs while you are at university. We include reviews, features, and interviews of music, film, television, live events, theatre, comedy, writing and entertainment news. If you enjoy reading about entertainment we have a website which is updated continuously throughout the year: theedgesusu.co.uk, and we have seven print issues a year. If you are interested in writing then this is the perfect opportunity to write as much as you want about the things that interest you, and also have the opportunity to see your work in print as our whole magazine is written by the students. The Edge gives you the opportunity to explore the world of journalism, improve your writing skills, and get feedback