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What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

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New Year’s Resolutions. Every year we all make them; picking things that are way out of even Superman’s reach like running a marathon each week or visiting one hundred new countries. But we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions alongside ways to help you keep them throughout the year.

If your New Year’s resolution is to…get fit
Possibly one of the most popular picks for a New Year’s resolution, but often one of the hardest to stick to. However, getting fit can be more fun than racking up the hours … Read the rest

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Grad Ball: It’s in your hands!

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For many of you, graduation is on the horizon – and some of you have already celebrated the end of your University careers at the graduation ceremonies in December.

This can mean only one thing: Grad Ball is coming! And as you know, we’ve been asking you how you want to mark the occasion to make sure it’s a night to remember.

Many of you took part in Tap Choose Change last year to decide between a Summer or Grad Ball and, after confirming that Grad Ball was here to stay, you’ve been letting us know how you want to … Read the rest

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Refreshers’: An evening of Burlesque and Cabaret

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After the success of events in years gone by, it’s back again…the infamous Velvet Lounge will be taking over The Bridge for a night of Burlesque and Cabaret. For only £5 you can indulge in a night of vintage inspired entertainment hosted by ‘delightfully silly’ international cabaret compere Peggy De Lune, who’ll appear on alongside glittering showgirl Lena Mae, who will dazzle the audience with her classic burlesque routines.

Dating back to the 1830s and 40s in London, burlesque is a form of entertainment that’s often mislabeled. Initially it consisted of on musical theatre parodies that were used to … Read the rest

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Josh Widdicombe

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Although it might feel like the revision for your January exams is never ending, here at SUSU we’ve got loads of exciting events for Refreshers’ week to act as the light at the end of your revision tunnel. In amongst the wicked nights out we’ve got something a bit special going on in The Cube on January 30th 2016, where the Laughter Lounge will travel down a few flights of stairs from its usual venue in The Bridge and be headlined by Josh Widdicombe.

Josh Widdicombe is a comedian and radio presenter, best known for presenting shows on XFM (now … Read the rest

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How to balance work and your studies

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January can be a stressful time for students, you may have University exams, portfolio deadlines, your thesis to write or you may be on placement. All this, coupled with the commitments of your job may feel a little overwhelming. Most universities recommend that students only take on a maximum of between 10 and 15 hours employment per week during the academic term, but a study carried out by the NUS and Endsleigh Insurance in 2013 found that 57% of students hold down a part-time job whilst at university, with nine out of 10 of that number working as many as … Read the rest

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SUSU brand review update: We have appointed Holdens’ agency

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Recently we told you that we were reviewing different areas of the Students’ Union in line with our Vision 2020, a strategic plan designed to position us as one of the top students’ unions in the UK by 2020. Here is a key update on the SUSU brand review…

Why do we need a brand review?

The decision to review the SUSU brand is a logical and important part of the change process as we commit to gaining a deeper understanding of our 23,000 strong membership, which includes a large population of mature and international students.

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Housing: Good things come to those who wait!

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It’s that time of year again: the housing frenzy has descended upon us. You haven’t found somewhere to live next year, you have no idea who you’ll be moving in with and various letting agents and landlords may have convinced you that you need to get a move on.

But we’re here to tell you – Don’t Rush to Rent!

Sadly, we know of far too many students who, under pressure to commit, have ended up in some unpleasant situations that could easily have been avoided. Damp, mould and pests rank highly in the list of housing issues experienced … Read the rest

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Keep safe over Christmas

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We want to make sure you stay safe and sound this holiday (and forever), so please take care of yourselves by following these steps:

  • Have you charged your phone before your night out?
  • Have you saved the Radio Taxis number into your contacts? Radio Taxis is our official taxi partner and the only company that runs our safe taxi scheme. This means that you can get home from a night out even if you have run out of money. Click here to find out more.
  • Have you checked how all of your friends are getting home? Make sure you look
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You Are More Than…

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You are more than…

Your degree. Your thesis. Your portfolio. Your placement.

Whoever you are, whatever you’re studying, we’re here for you.

Throughout January, we will be running a wide variety of events and activities to support students during what can often be a stressful time.

Highlights will include yoga/relaxation classes to help you de-stress and focus, and the chance to take some time out and interact with some furry friends! A Chill Out Space will be set up in the Concourse, so come and put your feet up and enjoy some games and box sets.  Or take yourself off … Read the rest

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Burlesque is back!

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If the promise of Refreshers’ Week is all that’s getting you through the thought of those dreaded exams, then look no further! We have even more good news for you!

As part of Refreshers’ Week (but separate to the Refreshers’ Pass), we’re bringing Burlesque back and this time we’re going even bigger and better – and that’s just the up-dos!

The glam-a-thon kicks off with hair and make-up styling to bring out your inner vintage vixen. Don that feather boa then strut down to our Burlesque workshop for an hour-long taster showcasing those classic showgirl moves.

The gloves really come … Read the rest

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