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Success for External Engagement #mysusu

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Over the past year we’ve worked alongside to improve our relationship with local residents and expand communication between students and the local community.

Our Vice President Engagement, Ellie Cawthera, held a Street Party in conjunction with the Outer Avenue Residents’ Association in Gordon Avenue, which hundreds of local residents came too. Following on from this hugely successful event Ellie organized the Building Bridges Curry alongside the Highfield Residents’ Association where students and local residents could meet and get to know each other.

Additionally, in March we created a community newsletter that is distributed to local residents to improve the communication … Read the rest

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Takedown Festival returns to SUSU!

» 27 February 2015 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Takedown Festival returns to SUSU!

On the March 7th the Takedown festival will return to SUSU. If you love a bit of rock or want to see some live music on your doorstep, this is the event for you!

Launched in 2012, this is the fourth year the small festival has been held in the Students’ Union, and the day-long event will be followed by the infamous after party, Uprawr, in The Cube.

Headlining Takedown this year are Mallory Knox, who recently reached mainstream success by scoring a top 20 album with their second record, Asymmetry. Other artists playing across the 5 stages include Charlie … Read the rest

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Tunnel vision for Southampton Cyclists

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14th March, Highfield Campus plays host to Science and Engineering Day – with some very exciting news for cyclists. SURC (Southampton University Road Cycling Club) will get the chance to use the wind tunnel in the engineering department to further improve the performance of their athletes, a chance their Head Coach, Alex Clayton, is keen to be taking.

“Increasingly aerodynamics are a crucial component in a cyclist’s toolbox. Having access to the Mitchell wind tunnel is a huge advantage for our top riders going into BUCS. We’re incredibly lucky to be using the same tunnel as Team GB, Team … Read the rest

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SUSU gets the Hollywood treatment

» 26 February 2015 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on SUSU gets the Hollywood treatment

Monday 23 February saw SUSU join together with a range of local businesses, civic and community leaders from across Wessex to present a Rotary Red Carpet Gala Screening of Fox Searchlight Pictures’ film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Ahead of its UK release on Thursday 26th February)

Coinciding with the 110th birthday of Rotary international, Union Films worked with University to host the glamorous event, attended by a variety of local and national celebrities including Dame Esther Rantzen, Local adventurer James Ketchell and British Olympic Diving Silver medallist Pete Waterfield.

The event also launched the new Damaris Silver Screen … Read the rest

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Sustainability Festival tickets released

» 25 February 2015 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Sustainability Festival tickets released

Tickets for the annual Sustainability Festival run by members of the Southampton Hub have been released, allowing students and members of the public to snap up entry to the popular one-day event when it takes place on March 7 2015.

The interactive conference aims to raise awareness about the issues linked to sustainability, and will focus on what we can do to promote sustainability in all areas of our lives, as well as empowering others.

Based on the theme of Sustainable Consumption on a Student Budget, the festival-inspired day will feature workshops from students and local members of the community … Read the rest

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Course Rep Award nominations now open

» 24 February 2015 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Course Rep Award nominations now open

Every week, countless students give up numerous hours of their time to ensure their course is the best it can be by acting as a link between the student body, SUSU and the university, providing feedback and implementing changes. Their tireless efforts to strive for a better education for themselves and their fellow students deserve to be acknowledged, which is why the Course Representative Awards are so special, celebrating these volunteers for their dedication to improving the academic offering at University of Southampton.

There are five categories to vote on and it is up to you to nominate Course Reps … Read the rest

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A World of Opportunities with OPUS

» 23 February 2015 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on A World of Opportunities with OPUS

The biggest opportunity to find out how to get involved in every single society SUSU has to offer is at the Bunfight in Freshers’ Week. Unfortunately, like most good things, the Bunfight doesn’t happen very often – only once a year. So if you missed your change back in September and are sitting at your desk, twiddling your thumbs with boredom, OPUS might be the thing for you.

OPUS is a new system that the University of Southampton and SUSU have signed up to – it works as a database for all opportunities on campus. From an SU perspective, as … Read the rest

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Only one week to go…#SUSUGradBall

» 23 February 2015 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Only one week to go…#SUSUGradBall

Brace yourselves, because Grad Ball ticket sales are almost upon us!

It’s only a week to go until the priority tickets are released, giving you savvy sign-ups three whole days to grab your tickets, before anyone else.

But hey, feeling left out, and kicking yourself on not jumping on board with the priority tickets? FEAR NOT! We’ve got some exciting news for the rest of you.
On the 5th March, Grad Ball tickets go on general release, and we’re throwing quite the party, you lucky people.
Not only will you get the ‘red carpet treatment’ *hint hint* – but EVERY … Read the rest

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Nominations open for EVAs

» 20 February 2015 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Nominations open for EVAs

Nominations are now open for the SUSU Excellence in Volunteering Awards 2015. These special awards celebrate the many varieties of volunteering that take place within the Students’ Union.

Students can be nominated for seven categories: Commitment, Innovation, Engagement, Leadership, Impact, Collaboration and The Volunteer.

The awards have been designed to help students’ employability, demonstrating will have some transferrable skills and values that students can visualise through their specific EVA.

You can nominate for the awards now at www.susu.org/evas.

Nominations will close on the 20 March at 5pm.  The winner will then be presented their award at the ceremony on … Read the rest

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Coffee House Session Tour continues at SUSU

» 20 February 2015 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Coffee House Session Tour continues at SUSU

After a week’s break this Monday will see the return of the Coffee House Sessions to the Bridge at SUSU.  Kicking off at 2pm this week’s performances come from The Jar Family.

Hailing from Hartlepool, The Jar Family is an eclectic mix of musical styles and charismatic personalities. Taking their name from the donations jar they passed around at early gigs, the band are a tight knit group built on a foundation of singer/songwriters, who had the foresight to realise they were stronger collectively than they were individually.

With few musical opportunities and even less resources at their disposal in … Read the rest

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