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Archive > November 2014

28
Nov

Enabling Services – what are they?

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Sometimes all of the different things that are on offer from the university and SUSU can seem a little overwhelming, so we’re here to shed light on lots of essential parts of our community which can help you during your time in Southampton. This week – the Enabling Services.

From the name, you might be unsure of what exactly they are, but the best way to think of them is they enable you to perform to the best of your ability, by helping you deal with or overcome disabilities, mental health problems or learning difficulties. Our team of experts are … Read the rest

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27
Nov

Creative Careers Season

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This December is Creative Industries Careers Season in SUSU, with a wide range of Your Skills workshops tailored for those who want to pursue a career in the creative sector. With workshops including PR skills, social media self promotion, video editing and many more, there will be plenty of chance to learn more about future careers and the skills necessary to get students there.

11 Creative Industries based workshops are planned as part of the Your Skills line up for December, running between 1st and 11th of the month. With many SUSU alumni coming back to talk about their careers, … Read the rest

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26
Nov

Inspiring Women 2014

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This years Inspiring Womens Event was a roaring success. With all in attendance vouching for its inspirational nature and stirring speakers, the event met its purpose and set the bar high for next year.

Beckie Thomas, your VP Welfare and one of the speakers on the night said she was ‘outrageously proud’ of the event. “I’m outrageously proud of the night, both the women who spoke, and those who showed up to learn from them. It was fabulous.”

The evening certainly did what it set out to do, says Beckie: “I’m chuffed that so many people came to hear these … Read the rest

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25
Nov

Christmas Light Competition

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At this years Christmas light switch on, come and visit the SUSU ‘Awkward Family Photos’ style photo booth to take a Christmas photo and possibly win a John Lewis gift hamper and other goodies.

Budding iPhoneographers and Instagram addicts can also tag us in their snaps from the event (our username is sususnaps) to be in with a chance of winning a prize for their photo.

Every year the Christmas light turn on is well attended, and with many students documenting the event on their smartphones we anticipate some great entries to the Instagram competition. If you’re feeling super competitive, … Read the rest

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24
Nov

My time at SUSU

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The last two weeks saw us welcome St Anne’s Catholic School pupil, Freya McManus to SUSU as part of her work experience placement. Here she shares how she found her time with us, including some of the weird and wonderful things she got up to!

I am definitely not the hardest worker ever: I spend most of my time daydreaming, I’m shy, talking to strangers makes me nervous and because of this I have never really enjoyed school. But over last two weeks, I started to understand that school isn’t everything and that work is completely different. I have found Read the rest

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24
Nov

The Edge launches new website

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The student-run entertainment magazine, The Edge, has today (24.11.14) launched a brand new website.

The magazine – which was originally an insert into fellow publication the Wessex Scene – has received a digital facelift by Online Manager Emily Mitchell, meaning that the website is more user friendly and aesthetically pleasing for the thousands of readers who visit each month.

Editor of The Edge, Rebecca James explained: “The idea of a web redesign has been a long time coming – my two predecessors had it as a priority, but due to various problems, plans never quite came to fruition, not for … Read the rest

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22
Nov

Social Innovation Challenge

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Your opportunity to make a difference in Southampton through innovation and enterprise

 

The problem: Isolation of older people in Southampton

 

A million older people in the UK haven’t spoken to anyone for a month.

At Christmas, an estimated 500,000 older people will be alone.

Sources: Age UK; Friends of the Elderly

 

Southampton University research has shown the extent of isolation experienced by older people in Southampton.  Local voluntary sector organisations working in this area have confirmed that fresh ideas are urgently needed to make a sustainable difference.

 

The challenge: To come up with an innovative, enterprising idea … Read the rest

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21
Nov

Inspiring Women Line Up

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On Monday 24th November, The Bridge will host the 2014 Inspiring Women event. Come along for some engaging talks, Q&A, food and drink with some truly Inspiring Women who aim to encourage more women to get involved with elections and leadership roles. Last year’s event was fantastic, and this years is set to be too!  The event will start at 6pm and end at 9pm with a raffle. Students who sign up in advance on the SUSU website will be eligible for a free glass of wine or bottle of beer at the event.

The line-up of guests includes … Read the rest

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21
Nov

Coffee House Sessions Presents: Kimberly Anne at SUSU

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Monday the 24 November,  as part of the Coffee House Sessions Tour, will see Kimberley Anne come to SUSU.

South London artist Kimberly Anne is a unique breed. A cursory glance at her ever expanding Twitter profile shows a young lady not hugely interested in creating any sense of false mystique, preferring to breakdown any idea of a boundary between artist and fan. It’s made her a whole heap of new friends in the process.

Having grown up fascinated by the music of The Cure, Bloc Party, and Tracy Chapman and the narrative rapping of Nas and Common. She started … Read the rest

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20
Nov

Meet Your Skills Ambassadors!

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You’ve probably seen our jazzy Your Skills ads around campus – bright colours, retro photos, that sort of thing? We’re pleased to announce that we are now promoting our workshops on a platform that’s much more accessible for students: Facebook.

The Your Skills Facebook page is now fully developed and we’ve created ‘Events’ for every one of our workshops for you to join so you can keep on top of any updates on workshops you’re interested in. The page will also remind you when deadlines for registering run near, so you don’t miss out!

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