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Halls Committee Elections coming soon!

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Halls Committee Officers (formerly known as the JCR Committee – a change made as part of SU Upgrade) are elected student officers there to help students with life in halls of residence. There are Halls Committee Officers for every Halls of Residence and private rented accommodation (E.g. Bencraft Committee).

We can now announce the Halls Committee elections are coming soon. This means that you can run to be a Halls Officer and represent the views and interests of your fellow students.

What roles can I run for?

Each Halls (including Private rented) has the following roles:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Welfare and
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Events coming up at your Students’ Union at Southampton and Winchester

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Check out the latest events coming up this term at Southampton and Winchester.

Students’ Union, Highfield

  • 7th November – Fireworks, Mayflower Park, 7.45pm
  • 13th November – Southampton Blackout, across campuses, 6pm-10pm
  • 16th November – Christmas Lights Switch-On, Red Brick, Students’ Union, from 4pm
  • 4th December – Christmas Ball, The Cube, Students’ Union, from 9pm

The Union – Winchester

  • Every other Tuesday (next one is the 17th November) WSA Quiz and Curry 6pm WSA Cafe

Check out the SUSU Calendar, for further details and events.… Read the rest

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Halloween round up: Pimp your Pumpkin and Halloween 2015

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Last night saw the Students’ Union’s Halloween extravaganza with events being held in Southampton and Winchester to celebrate the festive occasion.

Students decorated pumpkins at the Pimp your Pumpkin event in the WSA Cafe yesterday evening. There was a good variety of designs, including a Minion pumpkin and even a Leprachaun design, plus much more.

 

The winning design was created by Josh Samways, who won a voucher to the WSA Art shop to spend on materials.

Students were given free Halloween-themed refreshments as they took part in games, including Pin the Nose on the Witch, a spooky twist on … Read the rest

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SURecruit joins Twitter

» 29 October 2015 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on SURecruit joins Twitter

SURecruit has been opened since Freshers Week!

The Facebook page is up-and-running, giving you the opportunity to find the latest part-time jobs listings and industry news to help them you with your job search.

However, we want to be accessible to every student and that means looking at other channels to help you find out about jobs. So, meet the SURecruit Twitter page, @SURecruit.

Launched on 12th October, the page will be used to give you the latest job information and to build relationships with local employers, in order to make sure you have the best opportunities as they … Read the rest

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Society Spotlight: Meet Bhangra Society

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We caught up with Sachin, the President of the Southampton Bhangra Society, to ask all about Bhangra, including what it is and how you can get involved.

When did the society start?

In 2012.

Describe Bhangra Society and what it is you do.

Bhangra Society is a fun and lively dancing society. Full of energy, it is the society that rewards you with a great time and a great workout. We are part of the Performing Arts societies.

What is Bhangra?

Bhangra is a traditional North Indian dance from the Punjab region, and has really taken off in … Read the rest

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Meet Ryan, your new WSA Campus President!

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We caught up with Ryan Notman-Watt, the new elected WSA Campus President to ask him about his new role, his plans for the year and his message to WSA students.

Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background.

My name is Ryan Notman-Watt, I’m a third year Fashion Marketing/Management student. I’m half Brazilian, half English, and was born and spent my childhood in Dubai, UAE.

What does a WSA Campus President do?/What does the role involve?

The new WSA Campus President role has combined the roles of academic president and a social chair (a role that hasn’t … Read the rest

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No plans for Halloween? Check out our Halloween extravaganza…

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It is that time of year again, no not Christmas, but Halloween! The clocks have gone back and the dark evenings are here to get you in the spooky Halloween spirit.

If you don’t already have plans, we are holding quite the extravaganza across Southampton and Winchester.

First of all, get yourself to the WSA Cafe TOMORROW night from 6pm-8pm for our FREE ‘Pimp your Pumpkin’ event. You can take part in pumpkin decorating (so much more than just carving!), get yourself some Halloween-themed refreshments and even get your frightening face-paint sorted for just £1. No tickets needed, just turn … Read the rest

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Winchester: News, Events and Updates

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Just down the road from us is the beautiful city of Winchester, home to a stunning cathedral, wonderful Christmas markets, and most importantly (well, to us at least!) the Winchester School of Art (WSA), part of University of Southampton!

The WSA Cafe is used for Students’ Union events like the Quiz and Curry, and tomorrow’s Pimp Your Pumpkin.

You may not yet have known that the Union – Winchester has its very own Facebook page, dedicated to bringing both WSA and all other University of Southampton students the latest news and events across Winchester.

If you haven’t already, make … Read the rest

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Black History Month: Caribbean Culture Night

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Here at the Union we’re in the midst of Black History Month. This is a time to recognise and celebrate the important contributions that people of African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean heritage make to humanity – raising awareness of different cultures and communities.

Throughout the month we’ve been celebrating through a series of events, collaborating with student groups. These events and activities are open to anyone, so please come along and join in with our celebrations!

Following on from the showing of 42, the film that tells the story of Jackie Robinson (who was the first modern African American … Read the rest

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Did You Know?

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1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year.

Look out for the SU elephant, affectionately known as Trunky, which will be in a different part of the SU every month to raise awareness of mental health as part of the ‘Elephant in the Room’ campaign.

The idea is reduce the stigma surrounding talking about mental health problems. If you spot the elephant, send us a picture via our Twitter @yoursusu or Instagram @sususnaps with #TimeToTalk

So how can we help?
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