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Introducing… SUSU the Cat

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We are aware that incoming students will have had lots of information to take in about our amazing facilities, societies and everything else that goes on within the Union; but there is one important thing you might not have been told about.

Here at SUSU we’re home to some amazing students and staff from all over the globe; but we’re also home to our feline friend, the legendary SUSU.

SUSU the cat joined us at the Union in 2002, when she was much younger and skinnier. Porters took pity on her and fed her some scraps of food. Initially too … Read the rest

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Keeping up to date with the Union

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From finding out breaking news to keeping up with a friend that you spoke to 3 years ago, most people (and certainly most students), use at least one social network, be it Facebook or Twitter or another networking site.

We recognise that student’s want fast and effective ways to keep up to date with what’s happening at their Union, so we work hard to maintain a great social media presence to keep you informed.

If you’re not keeping up with our social media sites then you’re missing out on the action!

If you are coming to Southampton in a few … Read the rest

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Freshers’ Events Highlights: Don’t miss out on The Bunfight and Laughter Lounge

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There are so many great activities and events during Freshers’ 2015 that it can be hard to keep up-to-date with it all. So to help you get a feel for what’s in store, we have picked our highlights so you know what to watch out for.

Day event: The Bunfight

When? Wednesday 23rd September

Where? The Union

Time? 10:30-16:00

Cost? Free – just turn up!

A Bunfight is “(A tea party or) other function, typically of a grand or official kind” and we can promise exactly that. Our Bunfight is the only Students’ Union Official showcase of our 300+ … Read the rest

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Have you got your Masterpass yet?

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With Freshers’ Fortnight just around the corner, the easiest way to guarantee entry to all the big events is to be the proud owner of one of our Masterpasses – the pass to end all others!

Boasting access to 9 huge events including the Welcome Party featuring Radio 1 DJ and Surge Radio alumnus Chris Stark, the Foam Parties weekend and the famous Freshers’ Ball; the Masterpass will set you up for an amazing fortnight to start your university experience.

Over 6,000 Freshers’ will be able to attend the events we have planned and by buying a Masterpass, you can … Read the rest

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Cake Decorating Society set to appear on The Great British Bake Off

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A few weeks ago The Great British Bake Off finally returned to our screens, but now there is an exciting update for all cake lovers in Southampton: our very own Cake Decorating Society are set to appear on spin-off show, The Great British Bake Off – An Extra Slice and show off their cake baking skills!

The show, hosted by Jo Brand, is now in its second series. It usually reveals behind the scenes footage and interviews with celebrity guests, as well as showcasing the culinary masterpieces that the audience have baked and viewers have sent in.

We spoke to … Read the rest

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Pre-Sessional Events are still taking place!

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Whilst lots of you are getting excited to come to Southampton in September, or return to Southampton if you are continuing your course, we have had hundreds of pre-sessional students studying here over the summer. It’s only fair that we give these students some amazing events to attend, so for the next few weeks in the run up to Freshers’, we will be continuing to offer some awesome opportunities!

So far the events calendar for pre-sessional students has been wide and varied, with events ranging from trips to the Isle of Wight and Cambridge to lots of sporting activities including … Read the rest

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Free sustainability conference

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Are you interested in student enterprise and want to deliver sustainability projects and solutions? Want some tips on how to build a relationship with your university or students’ union when it comes to sustainability? Well BEEs (Business Ethics and Environment students) have an exciting conference coming up.

On the 15th September, BEEs (Business Ethics and Environment students) will be holding a free daylong conference to equip businesses to deliver sustainability projects and solutions.

The day will start at 10:30 with a keynote from Jamie Agombar , winner of the 2014 Inspiring Leader of the Year in the Guardian University … Read the rest

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The Freshers’ Master Pass

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The all-encompassing one-stop ticket to Freshers’ is back for its third year running, and is undoubtedly the best option for anyone looking to hit the party scene, and start your University career with a bang!  You can buy it now from the Box Office  – www.susu.org/boxoffice

WHAT EVENTS ARE INCLUDED?

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WELCOME PARTY x1
LAUGHTER LOUNGE x1
FOAM PARTY x1
BLOC PARTY
FRESHERFEST
STUDENT THERAPY x2
FRESHERS’ BALL
BIG NIGHT OUT

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Plus: A range of special events and nights out, which are organised by your Halls Reps

 

WHAT ELSE DO I GET?

★ GUARANTEED ENTRY into ALL of the events … Read the rest

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NSS results are in

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The latest National Student Survey (NSS) released today, shows that satisfaction with the Union has improved from 69% to 72%.

We are happy to announce that this rise in score means that the Union has jumped up 12 spaces in the union rankings within the Student Survey table.

While we are pleased with this improvement, we recognise this is just a starting point and a lot of work still needs to be done to put us where we want to be as one of the top five unions in the country.

In response to the results, Union President, Ben Franklin … Read the rest

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The Countdown to Results is on!

» 10 August 2015 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on The Countdown to Results is on!

Results Day is only days away now, and that means that thousands of you will be finding out if you’ll be coming to join us here in Southampton. If you are hoping to join us then it is important that you keep up to date with everything that we are planning for your freshers’ period, and there are lots of ways for you to do that.

If you’re a Twitter user then of course you should be following @yoursusu for all the latest updates, but also the official hashtag to use is #sotonfreshers. This is a great way for you … Read the rest

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