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Change One Thing

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If you could Change One Thing – about the Students’ Union, University, or even the world – what would it be?

As part of the this year’s Annual General Meeting at the Union, we’ll be asking every student to suggest one thing they’d like to change. It could be big or small – more water fountains in the library, or campaigning for a better system for student loans.

You can submit your idea online when term starts after Easter.

What happens then?

  1. We’ll post all the ideas we’ve received on the website, and everyone can rank the ones they like
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Easy Recipes on a Budget: Basic Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce

» 29 March 2016 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Easy Recipes on a Budget: Basic Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce

If you’re strapped for cash and you want to maintain a healthy diet, all is not lost! Despite what you may think, it is possible to eat relatively healthily without breaking the bank. Try out our healthy bolognese recipe which will keep your wallet fat and your wait trim! We have aimed to keep the recipe content as flexible as possible for you to adapt to dietary requirements and budget.

Ingredients

These are the basic ingredients for a tomato sauce:

  • A tablespoonful of oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Pepper
  • 1 Tin of tomatoes

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RAG Awards are coming!

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2016 has already been a huge year for RAG, having raised an enormous £4754.87 for charity during The Big Give, boosting their annual running total up to a spectacular £60,616.88, compared to £40,967.53 at the same point last year (correct at the last count in February). We think it’s fair to say that there are many students who deserved to be awarded for this amazing contribution to charity!

Save the Date

You are cordially invited to the RAG Awards on Monday 9th May at 7pm in The Bridge.

You will get the chance to nominate those you think … Read the rest

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WSA: Easter Events around the City

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If you’re staying in Winchester during the Easter holidays, you’ll want some events and activities to give yourself a break. To help you out, we have scoured local events listings and looked up everything you need to know to have the Easter break you deserve. 

1. Easter Sunday Day Out – Chawton House Library

  • When?: Sunday 27th March
  • What time?: 11am-5pm
  • Where?: Chawton House Library, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ
  • Cost: £6 for students.

This event is perfect for a full day out if you are feeling up to an adventure a little further away from Winchester. You can take … Read the rest

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Wessex Scene Takeover: The History of SUSU (and its media) By Bridie Pearson-Jones

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As Wessex Scene turns eighty years old, the Editor, Bridie Pearson-Jones, has completed her first Union blog takeover to tell us about the history of the SUSU and its student media through the ages. Get in touch with your comments @yoursusu, or contact Bridie directly at editor@soton.ac.uk.

This year has been historic for SUSU. All of its student groups sitting in the Creative Industries Zone have significant birthdays – Wessex Scene turned 80, Union Films turned 50, Surge turned 40, SUSUtv is turning 10, and the Edge 5. SUSU is reviewing their brand this year, after years of apathy … Read the rest

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Grad Scheme Application Tips

» 25 March 2016 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Grad Scheme Application Tips

For many third year students the time has come in which many of you will be researching and applying for, and hopefully receiving an offer for, graduate jobs! Getting any job is a tough call, but as students from the University of Southampton you’ve got a lot going for you, and hopefully after reading this you will have all the tips to help you earn a place on a great graduate scheme.

What have you studied and how does it relate to the role?

The first time echoes what has just been said – you are students at a Russell … Read the rest

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Pop-Up Markets: Sell your stuff

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Are you interested in starting your own business? Or perhaps you find yourself glued to Depop, Etsy or Ebay to sell your handcrafted items? We want to support you with your enterprising endeavours, so based on your feedback, we are offering you a chance to start a pop-up market at the Students’ Union at Highfield and WSA.

You have until the 4th April to sign up to the project by emailing popup@susu.org.

Highfield Pop-Up Shop

Save the date: Friday 22nd April 2016

Location: Concourse, Building 42, Highfield campus

Find out more here.

WSA Pop-Up Shop

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Brand Review Update

» 23 March 2016 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Brand Review Update

The last couple of weeks have been a great step forward in rebranding the Union.

We would like to thank you all for filling out the survey and coming to our various rebrand workshops last month. 2,500 (10%) of you got involved to tell us what you thought and a further 150 of you came to the Ted’s Talk events hosted by Holdens’ in January.

As you may know from our last update, some of the Students’ Union team including our in-house designers, spent two days in Manchester visiting Holdens’ HQ at the end of last month to come up … Read the rest

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Awards Ceremonies: Save the date!

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Thank you to everyone who has nominated a deserving student for either an Athletic Union Award or an Excellence in Volunteering (EVAs) Award! It is lovely to recognise the achievements of students and show that we appreciate your hard work!

If you want to go along to the Awards ceremonies to see the winners accept their awards (cue the emotional Oscars-style acceptance speeches!), then make sure you save these dates:

Athletic Union (AU) Ball 

Friday 29th April 2016 at The Hilton, Ageas Bowl

Excellence in Volunteering Awards (EVAs)

Friday 6th May at The Cube

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Postgrad Power Teas are back!

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Postgraduate students may remember our Postgrad Power Teas from back in January, during our ‘You Are More Than’ campaign. From Highfield to Winchester and in between, postgraduates across every campus could take a break and enjoy a free cuppa and a chat.

Now the hugely popular Power Teas are back for the Easter holidays to keep you topped up on tea, talk and time out.

Get these dates in your diary to make sure you don’t miss out:

Thursday 24th March 

12:00 – 14:00

Avenue Campus, Main Reception Area

Wednesday 6th April

12:00 – 14:00

National Oceanography Centre, Level … Read the rest

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