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New Years’ Resolutions at SUSU

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It’s an oldie but a goodie: the new year is a great time to step back and take a look at what you’ve achieved over the last twelve months, and what you can achieve in the year ahead. We caught up with some of our Sabbs and Student Leaders to ask them what their resolutions for 2015 are…

Surge Radio station manager Hannah Mylrea told us, “I’m aiming to use my gym membership more than four times next term.” With the Jubilee right on campus, Hannah can just pop up from the Surge studio to achieve this one – if … Read the rest

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Staying Safe in Southampton

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It’s nearly January, and surely you’ll be glad to be back at uni, getting ready for exams? Once they’re over and you’ve gone on a night out in town you’ve got to make it home. Walking home can seem tempting (and a sensible idea after a few drinks), but it’s never the right answer. We’ve got some alternatives that will help you#StaySafe this coming term.

West Quay Cars

You might have spotted the friendly West Quay Cars team at our Freshers’ Fayre back in September – and there’s a reason we promote them. Committed to the #StaySafe campaign, they’ve got … Read the rest

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#LoveSouthampton

» 29 December 2014 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on #LoveSouthampton

Calling all students! Can you tell us why you #LoveSouthampton?

Southampton has over 36,000 students living and studying in the city, (there’s around 23,000 enrolled at the University of Southampton alone!) each with their own special reasons why they #LoveSouthampton. The University is creating a campaign that will capture and celebrate our students’ positive experiences of the city and all the delights it has to offer and share these stories with prospective students within the region, the rest of the UK and overseas.

This campaign will aim to capture a mixture of our own content as well as many stories … Read the rest

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SPANC returns to SUSU for 2015

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You’ve heard of NaSTA and the SRA (national student television and radio associations) but SPA is relatively new to the family of national student media networks. The Student Publication Association held its first National Conference at SUSU in 2013 and we’re thrilled to announce that it’s back this year for 2015’s Conference!

Our campus magazines The Wessex Scene and The Edge will play host to a whole load of student publications from all over the UK at the conference later this year.

Chair of the SPA, Sophie Davis, said: “We were delighted with the quality of applications submitted. Having all … Read the rest

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Exam Timetables are Out!

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As it’s the end of another term here at the University of Southampton, some of you will probably have January exams to look forward to at the end of next semester. We can confirm that the official exam dates are now out and should appear in your SUSSED accounts under “Exam Timetables”. The exam period will run from Monday 12 January to Friday 23 January 2015. It may seem a long way away but it might be time to start brushing the dust off your forgotten lecture notes and starting to let all the information sink in once more!

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The Housing Fayre is set to return…

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Got your student house for next year sorted yet? No? That’s what we like to hear.

The truth is, no matter what letting agents might tell you, there’s really no need to rush in getting yourself sorted for a house for the year ahead. There’s no shortage of housing, so you’re better off getting settled and choosing your housemates wisely (trust us on that one) before rushing into a contract.

So, congrats if you’ve held off until now. If you think you might be ready, late January is a good time to start looking at what housing’s out there – … Read the rest

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The Safety Bus Returns in January!

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Worried about how you’re going to get back from your late nights at the Library in the New Year? Wondering how to get to and from Jesters on a budget during Refreshers? Well worry and wonder no more, as the trusty Safety Bus will return in the New Year to transport you door-to-door wherever you want to go.

For just £1.50 to travel home (if you live within 3 miles of campus) and just £4.50 to get to Winchester, it’s cheaper than any bus or taxi you’ll find, and it’ll usually be parked right outside the SUSU Shop/ next to … Read the rest

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Getting Home Safely…

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It’s the end of the night, and you’ve found yourself alone in Portswood, desperately rummaging through your pockets to find some spare change for your journey home. Do you walk home? Do you hope and pray a taxi driver will take pity on you and take you back? If this sounds like you, there’s a scheme in place designed to ensure that if you’ve lost (or spent) all your money, or are in a vulnerable position you can still get home safe.

The Student Taxi Scheme is run in partnership with West Quay Cars to provide a taxi safe scheme. … Read the rest

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Thinking about leaving your course?

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If you are paid a Student Finance maintenance loan or grant and you withdraw from the University, the Student Loans Company may write to you as soon as you withdraw to request repayment of a proportion of any loan or grant you were paid to cover the period after you leave, instead of waiting until you earn £21000 as with the rest of your student loan.

It is possible to arrange a payment plan or request deferred repayment if you cannot afford this immediately. The next instalment of fees is due on January 5th and any maintenance funding will also … Read the rest

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Events to Look Forward to Next Term – a Teaser!

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We’ve had a truly jam-packed term so far, but the best isn’t over just yet! There’s still plenty of events you can look forward to next term, and beyond! We will be having a “Refreshers” (basically Freshers, Part Deux!) programme kicking off on 8 January with a ton of fun events, including some exciting new events as well as the old favourites. We’ve already booked our Refreshers headliner who will be performing a live gig in the first week, which we will let you know more about soon! As well as Refreshers we’ve got a whole host of other activities … Read the rest

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