Freshers’ 2015 is now less than two months away, and here at the Union we can’t wait to meet all of you when you arrive in September.
Make sure you keep an eye on the official Freshers’ page, group and event to get the latest info about your Freshers’ week. On August 14 we’ll be making a HUGE announcement about this year’s Freshers’ program, so keep checking the official Freshers’ 2015 links then.
For now, take a look at the the Union website to see what you could get up to once you’re in Southampton. You can check out … Read the rest
You might have seen the new University of Southampton Student Communications page, but if you haven’t already now’s the time to give it a cheeky like. After the University commissioned a student communications survey last year, they found that the majority of students expressed a desire to see fewer emails flooding their inboxes and instead see more on social media. In response, the University of Southampton Student Communications page has been created to communicate student-specific news, information and community updates.
The page is run by interns alongside their studies and is aimed directly at students. They’re hoping to tap into … Read the rest
Researchers from the University of Southampton are bringing a touch of comedy to their research by launching Southampton’s very own Bright Club on Sunday 26th of July at the Avondale House pub.
This event will see a host of PhD and Postdoctoral researchers from the University presenting their research at a local venue through stand up comedy. The evening will be professionally compered and also headlined by a well-known comedian.
Bright Club (coined ‘the thinking person’s variety night’) began six years ago at University College London, London’s global University, as an experiment to put comedians and researchers from universities together … Read the rest
You might have heard earlier in the week our exciting announcement that alternative rockers Fightstar are set to play at the Union. They’ll be playing the Garden Court venue behind the Stag’s on October 18, 2015.
Tickets for the gig have gone on sale today (22.07.2015) and cost £15. You can buy them from boxoffice.susu.org. Tickets for the bands reunion show at The Forum in London sold out in just 15 minutes, so it’s sure to be a popular gig!
Fightstar announced today that their new album, Behind The Devil’s Back, is set for release on October 16th … Read the rest
Graduation season is well underway but there are several ceremonies left to go, with the bulk of our humanities, scientists, engineers and social scientists still to come in the next few days.
To see the full graduation ceremony you can visit the graduation section of the university website, and make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook page to see if you were snapped on your special day. If you were part of the day 1 , day 2 or day 3 celebrations you can check out the albums now. We’ve also been sending our comms monkeys out … Read the rest
You might not know this, but as well as a world class University, Southampton is also a great place to catch live music. In the past acts like Professor Green, Palma Violets and We Are Scientists have all played in our Garden Court venue behind the Stag’s, and now we have another exciting announcement:
Today we’re delighted to tell you that Fightstar are set to play Garden Court on October 18, 2015. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 22.07.15 and will cost £15.
The band haven’t released an album since 2009, due to a hiatus from 2010-2014, but revealed recently that … Read the rest
Now that many students have graduated, it is important to look towards the future now that you’re an alumni of Southampton. But whilst you may no longer be studying here, there’s no need to forget about your University days as there are lots of ways for alumnus to remain in touch!
The first thing you should do is like the official University of Southampton Alumni page on Facebook. This page is regularly updated by the University with photos from years gone by, events that are being hosted specifically for alumni and updates from what is currently going on at the … Read the rest
The Summer break may be here for a lot of us, but that doesn’t mean that everyone has left Southampton. We now have lots of Pre-Sessional students here to enjoy the university and the Students’ Union. With that in mind, we still have lots of activities going on!
So far we have had some great events, including trips to various sites around the country, halls nights and free sports at Jubilee gym, and we still have more to come!
If you feel like taking part in something active, there is a chance to play basketball every Sunday night in Jubilee … Read the rest
It’s that time of the year where we say a fond farewell to students who, having finished their programme of study, are going to be attending their graduation ceremonies.
After all the exams have been finished and marked, all the coursework has been moderated and all of the dissertations now handed back, students will return to Southampton for one last hurrah as they don the hat and robe and collect their certificates confirming that they have finished their studies and will be going into the world with a degree.
Around 5,000 students will attend Graduation at the University of Southampton … Read the rest
It’s summer so a lot of you will be at home, but that’s not to say that there is still not a lot of support on offer should you need it. Whether it is a personal problem or an educational one or something related to your health, there are things available that can help.
The first place to visit should be The Advice Centre, located on Level 3 of Building 40. Open from 9am-5pm each weekday, they provide support in a host of areas including Academic Advice, Housing Advice and Finance Advice. Although it could be easy to overlook these … Read the rest