What student groups are available at SUSU?
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
Tchoukball Society, Magic Soceity, Cheerleading Society, and Surge Radio!
Tchoukball Society – Louis Baldwin
Tchoukball is a fast paced, mixed, handball sport that requires agility, technique for shooting, safe hands for catching, and nimble feet for leaping. The sport is rapidly growing and a record number of teams have been entered for next seasons National Championships where Southampton Stags Tchoukball Club have a good chance of winning! Southampton Stags Tchoukball Club are one of the best Tchoukball Clubs in the country. Last year, the Stags managed to win the South-East Regional Championships for the second year running and beat Portsmouth at Varsity, come 2nd in the University Cup whilst 3rd in the National Club Championship as well as represent the UK in the European Winners’ Cup (Champions League of Tchoukball) coming a respectable 10th when facing some international level players. This year, we are aiming for another successful year of regaining South East Regionals, getting back the University Cup and a top two finish in the National Championship. The club is essentially one big family of fun and friendly people and we are happy to welcome anybody to join!!
Magicsoc is a society all about magic! If you have ever wanted to be a magician, or you are already and just want to learn some more, then Magicsoc is the place for you! Of course magic is not just about performing tricks, it allows you to learn some great skills like performing in front of a crowd, being able to approach and talk to strangers, and interesting psychological techniques for scoring a free pint on a night out. We occasionally have guest lecturers (including; Olly Mealing, Luke Jermay and Wayne Houchin) and have put on a show for the past 3 years, with big plans for this year, too! We meet every Tuesday at 7pm in the seminar room (5th floor) of building 46 (Physics and Astronomy). Afterwards we usually head to a local pub. So, keep your eyes peeled for us during the Bunfight, join up and learn some magic!
Vixens Cheerleading Society – Kayleigh (Competition Squad Coach)
The Southampton Vixen Cheerleading Squad is one of the largest clubs at Southampton University having over 110 members. It boasts a National Champion winning Hip Hop dance team, Regional and Grand Champion Competition squad and a recreational cheer team that supports the American football team at their games. The Competition and Hip Hop team ranges from girls with no experience at all, to World Champion Acrobats, Gymnasts, Cheerleaders and Dancers from many different backgrounds. These squads compete throughout the year at a highly competitive standard. The Game Day squad has 50+ girls that continually support the American football team throughout their season providing half time performances, chants and helping build a great atmosphere at every game. Outside of cheer, the girls are often involved in charity work and fundraising as well as being known for their weekly socials and of course their trip to Spain for Tour! We often get asked to help out at events and have recently been contacted by ITV to attend the filming of one of their new shows. So whether Gymnast, Dancer, Cheerleader, or just someone with a great attitude looking to make a great second family during your time at University, then be sure to visit our stall at Bun Fight (September 24th) and ‘like’ our Facebook page ‘Southampton Vixens Cheerleading Squad’, where you can keep up to date with any try-out information, promotional videos and all things Vixen!
Surge – Hannah Mylrea Hemmings (Radio Station Manager)
‘Surge is Southampton University’s very own student run radio station. You can get involved in a whole host of areas, such as presenting, reading and writing the news, helping collate the weekly playlists, interviewing your favourite bands and so much more! So whether you fancy yourself as the next Fearne Cotton or Greg James, want to debate the latest controversial topic or help with designing our promotional material, as well as so much more, there’s something for everybody in Surge! Each of the teams meets at a different time, and if you present your own show you’d have an hour long slot once week. You can catch us at move in day at Glen Eyre and Monte, as well as the Bunfight (you won’t be able to miss us in our bright blue hoodies!)’