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Summer Elections: #JoinTheTeam

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Nominations for our Summer Elections are now open – you have until Wednesday 4th May to nominate yourself for one of hundreds of positions that will equip you with new skills and impact on the experience of your fellow students.

If you’ve never considered becoming part of the Students’ Union team, here is just a snapshot of what our Course Reps have achieved for students.

Law

  • Secured extended opening times for the Law building during exam periods.

Chemistry

  • Secured print credit from the Faculty for all students on this course.

 Electronics & Computer Science

  • Worked with University staff to
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Sub Focus to headline Graduation Ball 2016 – Don’t miss out!

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It’s been an exciting week of news about your Graduation Ball following the announcements that Clean Bandit and DJ Fresh will be headlining the ball of the year! But, we are pleased to add another headline act to the star-studded bill with Sub Focus confirmed to play the evening.

Best known for his single ‘Tidal Wave’ feat. Alpines, which has over 13.5 million views on YouTube, the drum and bass electronic DJ completes the headline acts for what is set to be the best Graduation Ball yet.

As well as top headliners, you can expect a whole host of entertainment … Read the rest

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How to Cope with Difficult Housemates

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Housemates are like marmite. Sometimes you’ll love them, other times you may find them tricky to get along with. No matter how close you are to them, it’s not always plain sailing and in the worst case, things can get nasty. Whether it’s the classic problem of bin jenga or loud sing-alongs to the likes of Bieber and One Direction, here are a few pieces of advice on how to deal with some of these issues before things escalate into full-blown fisticuffs.

Issue 1: Messiness

There’s mould growing in old mugs, the bins are full to burst and there’s an … Read the rest

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Laughter Lounge: Pierre Novellie, Benji Waterstones, Edd Hedges

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Laughter Lounge is back for summer 2016 with some great line-ups from the best comedians on the circuit.

Kicking off tomorrow (28th April) at 19:00 in The Bridge with Edd Hedges, Benji Waterstones and Pierre Novellie, the night is set to have you rolling in the aisles!

Where else can you see top quality professional comedy for under £5?

Plus, our Big Red members get to bring THREE friends for FREE this week as part of their three-year Laughter Lounge membership, available from our Box Office for just £4!

If the show is getting your tickling your comedy fancy, then … Read the rest

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The Swap Shop is back

» 26 April 2016 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on The Swap Shop is back

Out with the old, in with the new!

Did you know, if you own clothes you’ve not worn in over a year, you’re never likely to wear them again? If this is ringing any bells with you, maybe it’s time to have a spring clean and clear out that wardrobe.

But don’t get throwing any of your unwanted items away – bring them along to our Swap Shop!

The Swap Shop is the sustainable answer to shopping – and it’s free! What more could you want?

If you’ve not visited one of our Swap Shops before, this is how it … Read the rest

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Awards Ceremonies update

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Thank you to everyone who nominated someone deserving for one of our awards.

We received a total of 181 nominations for our Excellence in Volunteering Awards (EVAs), which have been carefully whittled down to a shortlist of 66 entries.

You can view the shortlist of EVAs nominees here.

The EVAs are taking place on 6th May in The Cube. Find out more by joining the Facebook event.

In the sporting world, we’re also excited to confirm that this year’s AU Ball will be appropriately headlined by sporting star and England rugby icon turned DJ, James Haskell.

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Lifestyle Survey: Who are you?

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We’re launching our student Lifestyle Survey today – designed to better understand you and your values.

Why are we doing this?

The Students’ Union exists to represent you. It’s important for us to understand your interests and what matters to you. That way, we can continue to deliver the services and events that you want and need to see from us.

Why should I take the survey?

The Students’ Union is led by students for students. Every decision that gets made happens because of you.

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UEFA Euro 2016 Games at The Stag’s

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Picture the scene…

Sitting on a comfortable sofa with pint in hand watching EVERY Euro 2016 game on the big screen!

Sounds like heaven?!

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It’s happening!

From 10th June-10th July, we will be doing just that!

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Bike Doctor

» 23 April 2016 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Bike Doctor

The Bike Doctor is back!

If you are a cycling fanatic, but your bike isn’t running as smoothly as you would like, come along to the Red Brick Area outside Building 42 to have a check-up with the Bike Doctor.

You can get your bike checked and tuned for FREE between 10am-2pm on Friday 29th April and every other week on a Friday thereafter. Take a look out our calendar to save the dates for your diary.… Read the rest

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Grad Ball: New act announced

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On Monday, we announced the long awaited details for this year’s Graduation Ball at Southampton’s O2 Guildhall. We revealed that DJ Fresh will be just one of the acts headlining the event, alongside a whole host of entertainment featuring everything from local DJ Drop Division to fairground classics and masseoke.

As well as all of that, we can now confirm that this year’s Graduation Ball will be featuring a DJ set from none other than Clean Bandit.

Famed for their Grammy Award winning collaboration with Jess Glynne, ‘Rather Be’, this chart topping act make an exciting addition to this year’s … Read the rest

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