Change Your World Week

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University is meant to be a time where you explore who you are and become inspired to do the things you have always wanted to, whether that is academically, or socially. So this year, we would like to introduce Change Your World Week. The week, held between Saturday 5th March-Sunday 13th March, will be packed with events and activities surrounding sustainability, to empower you to change your world. You may think of recycling and the environment when you hear the word ‘sustainability’, but it can also include business, employability, equality and diversity and much more!


10% OFF ALL Fairtrade products in the SUSU Shop

10% OFF Vibrant Forest Local Ale & Fairtrade Tea and Coffee in The Stag’s, The Bridge and Bar Three Diner

Invest Positive on the Concourse – What is Socially Responsible Investment?

Check out the timetable below to see how you can get involved:


Saturday 5th March 

SanEco Sustainability Conference

  • 10:00 – 16:00
  • Nightingale Building, Highfield campus
  • Lectures, seminars and interactive workshops from leading experts talking about why we should care about sustainability. Organised by Enactus Southampton Society.

S.H.E LEADS Women Empowerment Conference

  • 10:00 – 18:30
  • Building 2, Room 1089, Highfield campus
  • Networking and discussions about female under-representation in the workplace. Organised by Women in Business Society.


Monday 7th March

The Market

  • 09:00 – 17:00
  • The Redbrick, next to Building 42, Highfield campus
  • Fresh produce to purchase at pocket friendly prices for a healthy start to the week.

Edible Bugs

  • 11:00 – 14:30
  • The Concourse, Building 42, Highfield campus
  • If you’re brave enough have a taste of some crunchy critters. The alternative protein source of the future!

Inspiring Women

  • 18:30pm – 21:30
  • The Bridge
  • Stories and discussions from women leading in their field. FREE entry and FREE drink on arrival if you pre-register.


Tuesday 8th March

Sustainability and Your Degree

  • 11:00 – 14:00
  • The Concourse, Building 42, Highfield campus
  • Where does sustainability fit into your degree? Why is it important! How can you do more? Find out here!

Sustainable Development Goals

  • 11:00 – 14:00
  • The Concourse, Building 42, Highfield campus
  • What’s next after the Paris COP 21 Climate Conference and What are the Sustainable Development Goals? Find out here!

Fanatic Feats in the Environment

  • 11:00 – 14:00
  • The Concourse, Building 42, Highfield campus
  • Sustainability is amazing! Find out about the brilliant and crazy technology break-throughs. Take a quiz and win prizes!
Free Film Screening of UNITY
  • 18:00 – 21:00
  • Bar 2, Building 42, Highfield campus


Wednesday 9th March

LinkedIn Lab

  • 11:00 – 15:00
  • The Concourse, Building 42, Highfield campus
  • Get advice and information about your professional online profile and becoming a LinkedIn pro

Grow Your Own

  • 11:00 – 14:00
  • The Redbrick, next to Building 42, Highfield campus
  • Plant your own incredible edible in bottles to take home. Free recipe cards to turn you plant into a culinary masterpiece!

The Bird and Bat Box Hunt

  • 14:30 – 15:30
  • The Concourse, Building 42, Highfield campus
  • A leisurely walk around campus mapping bird and bat boxes

A Future in Biodiversity

  • 15:30 – 17:00
  • Meeting Room 2, , Building 42, Highfield campus
  • Want a career in ecology or biodiversity? Have some free nibbles, listen to speakers and network.


Thursday 10th March


  • 11:00 – 15:00
  • The Concourse & The Redbrick, Building 42, Highfield campus
  • Find out all about and how you can get involved with societies changing the world!


Friday 11th March

Swap Shop

  • Item drop off: 08:30 – 11:30
  • Swapping & Shopping: 12:00 – 14:30
  • The Cube, Building 42, Highfield campus
  • Have a wardrobe clear-out and get some new outfits all for free! Drop your items off in the morning and come back in the afternoon to get some new items!

Bike Doctor

  • 10:00– 14:00
  • The Redbrick, Building 42, Highfield campus
  • Have a free bike service and check.

Cycling with Sustrans

  • 11:00 – 14:00
  • The Redbrick, Building 42, Highfield campus
  • Smoothie bike, bike equipment sale and essential cycling information!

Researchers’ Cafe comes to SUSU: International Women’s Week Special

  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Bar 2, SUSU, Building 42, Highfield campus
  • Grab a coffee, listen to some of Southampton’s leading researchers and join in discussions.
  •  Speakers:
    Professor Nyovani Madise, the University’s Lead for Equality and Diversity
    Dr Giulia Felappi, discussing the problem of male-dominated syllabi in Higher Education
    Sarah Smyth, discussing her PhD on women in film
    Join the Facebook event here.
Sunday 13th March
Quiz and Curry
  • 19:00 – 21:00
  • The Bridge
  • A special edition round for International Women’s Week
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