The last seven days have seen an incredible Freshers’ week, and we can’t thank you all enough for your enthusiasm (both Freshers and returning students for working hard) that went into making this happen. Here’s a round-up of some of the best and biggest events…
Monday saw the Treasure Hunt during the daytime, with loads of great prizes up for grabs.
The evening brought the final of our UV Rave Welcome Parties down in the Cube.
The Student Survival Day arrived with great support from The Advice Centre & Nightline and a visit from the ICE Bus … Read the rest
SUSU recently played host to 26 Academic Presidents and Faculty Officers for two days of challenging, innovative and ambitious training.
Academic Presidents and Faculty Officers are the most senior academic representatives in their Academic Unit and Faculty, respectively. They co-ordinate the work of SUSU’s 600+ course reps to make sure that you have a say in how you’re taught and assessed.
Sophia D’Angelico, VP Education, said: “Without Faculty Officers and Academic Presidents, I couldn’t do my job: I rely on them to lead our course reps to make sure that your views are represented on your course. Because of … Read the rest
Following the nationally awarded success of The Edge’s redesign and rebrand this time last year, the Wessex Scene are looking to head in the same direction.
New Head of Design, Sam Bailey, has lead the new design, which will be launched at a high-profile event later this term.
The Launch Party is open to all, and will be held in The Bridge on Tuesday 30th evening. There will be free champagne available for the first thirty guests, and the redesign will be unveiled by Tahlie Cooper, Editor, and Megan Downing, VP DCI. The dress code is black tie, so scrub … Read the rest
Monday sees the return of Coffee House Sessions! This dynamic initiative that exposes the best in upcoming UK music talent to the student market via acoustic daytime performances in university coffee shops. Launched by Coalition Talent in 2013 this innovative platform injects life back into the live music scene across universities. The sessions kick off with The Shires.
The Shires are helping to make country music cooler than ever. They look and sound great, and they’re all set to take their country-influenced music to the world.
Duo Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes have swiftly become one of the buzz … Read the rest
Calling all sporty types! Were you a champion at school or college, now looking to continue your glory days? Maybe you’ve never done any exercise in your life, and now you’ve decided to turn that around? (Good for you!)
This weekend will see a huge variety of Sports Tasters heading your way! Have a look below at some of the highlights below and get deciding on what you fancy!
• Vixens’ Cheerleading Squads
The Vixens have three squads: Competition, Dance and Game Day. They split their time between entering national competitions and supporting the Stags’ American Football Team on … Read the rest
We’re sure you’ve heard a lot about Freshers’ Fayre. It’s one of the definitive events of Freshers’, so make sure you’re one of the savvy ones who gets there early to catch all of the freebies!
In case you’re unaware, the Freshers’ Fayre is the opportunity we give to external businesses to come in and talk to you… and give you stuff! Filling rooms and rooms of the SUSU building and beyond, we’ve invited these people in so that you can get to know about businesses which we think you’ll be interested in, and who can give you some excellent … Read the rest
SUSU are warning drinkers to be extra vigilant following a number of drink spiking incidents this week, at least one of which involved a University of Southampton Student. VP Welfare Beckie Thomas said “It’s really important to only accept drinks from people you know, and to keep an eye on your drink, as this reduces the risk of your drink being spiked. Keep an eye on your friends, and if anyone suddenly seems much more drunk than you would expect, stay with them and take them to A&E immediately.”
For more information on drink spiking, and signs to look for, … Read the rest
SUSU would like to thank everyone that took part in our fun scavenger hunt on Monday – we hope you had as much fun taking part as we did meeting all you guys! There were over 40 prizes up for grabs including Domino’s Pizza, Subway, Trendz goodies, Mayflower Theatre tickets to name but a few! To win the prizes freshers simply had follow the clues around SUSU and hand in their completed Scavenger Hunt forms to our SUSU helpers.
All the correct entries were then put into a prize draw and we’re now pleased to announce the lucky winners are….… Read the rest
It’s hard to believe that after months of anticipation and worry, excitement and planning, Freshers’ Week 2014 is finally here! We’ve been trying to feed you all of the information you need to make the most of your experience at University of Southampton, in video form. In case you’ve missed any of these clips, catch up below!
A Level congratulations:
This clip was released a month ago on that dreaded A Level results day when you all got the best news of your life; you were coming to Southampton! It seems like such a long time ago now, we’re sure … Read the rest
This week has been pretty exhausting so far, so today we have plenty of choice to help you chill right out and recover… we don’t want you coming down with freshers’ flu yet!
For the early birds amongst you, we’re holding a volunteering and fundraising coffee and cake morning in The Bridge from 9 until 11am, giving you the chance to come and talk with current students about community action and volunteering opportunities around Southampton. This will be perfect for you if you want to make a difference during your spare time at university.
Fingers crossed the weather will warm … Read the rest