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Your Guide to Local Festivals Summer 2016

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If you’re staying in Southampton this summer, you don’t have to miss out on the festival circuit. With more festivals around than ever before, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Blissfields

  • Friday 01 & Saturday 02 July
  • Vicarage Farm, near Winchester
  • Tickets: £95 weekend, day tickets also available
  • For more information, go to: www.blissfields.co.uk

With Dizzee Rascal, Everything Everything and Shy FX topping the bill, you’re in for a treat.

Southampton Thai Festival

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UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum

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In just our third nationwide referendum, 52% of the UK yesterday voted to leave the EU in what has been a historical decision in the future of Britain.

London’s stock market began to plunge as the Leave outcome came to light.

David Cameron, who has fiercely supported the Remain campaign, announced earlier today that he will stand down as prime minister in October following his defeat.

Two Labour MPs have also submitted a motion of no confidence in Labour leader and Remain campaigner Jeremy Corbyn.

Meanwhile Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, has announced a second Scottish independence … Read the rest

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Living at home after university

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Whether you’ve finished for the summer or finished for good, living at home post University isn’t always the easiest experience. Here are our top tips on how to make the transition comfortable for both you and your parents.

Work through it

As tempting as it might be to hide away with a mountain of box sets, there’s nothing better for taking your mind off things than getting a job. Whether it’s a part-time job to put some extra cash in your pocket, work experience to further your career or even a spot of volunteering, it will keep you busy and … Read the rest

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Today’s the day…

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After months of campaigning and debating, the big day is finally here. Make sure you get down to your local polling station, open until 22:00 tonight, to have your say and vote in what will be one of the biggest decisions of this generation.

If you’re still undecided, click here for more facts from both sides of the argument and why we, as your students’ union, believe that remaining IN is the best choice for YOU.

To hear more about how our EU membership benefits you, watch the following video from your Full-Time Officers and honorary President:

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Staying safe in the sun

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The holidays are finally here and no doubt many of you are planning to escape the British weather and catch some rays elsewhere. But while we all appreciate a good tan, far too many of us get caught out and end up looking, well, not so hot. So whether it’s home or abroad, here are our top tips on staying safe in the sun – so you won’t see red this summer.

Wear sunscreen

Sunscreen is the sure-fire way to protect yourself from UV rays. Here are a few things to remember:

  • Make sure your sunscreen is not past its
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Bike Doctor

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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 Redbrick Area outside Building 42 to have a check-up with the Bike Doctor.

You can get your bike checked and tuned for FREE between 10:00-14:00 on Friday 24 June and every other Friday thereafter. Take a look out our calendar to save the dates for your diary.… Read the rest

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Euro 2016 at The Stag’s

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Unless you’ve been living in a hole the past week or so, you’ll no doubt have noticed that Euro 2016 is now fully in swing. Just step into The Stag’s and it would be difficult to miss!

And this week we’ve got yet more great football coming to our big screens. Come down to support your home nation and watch the action unfold with the following fixtures:

Monday 20 June

  • Russia v Wales (Group B) – 20:00
  • Slovakia v England (Group B) – 20:00

Tuesday 21 June

  • Ukraine v Poland (Group C) – 17:00
  • Northern Ireland v Germany (Group C)
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New Safety Buses on the way

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As you know, we recently overhauled our brand to become Union Southampton – so what better time to give our Safety Buses a makeover too?!

Each bus in our existing fleet has done in excess of 95k in the last five years, so we thought it was high time we let them have a rest! So we’ve acquired five brand spanking new buses that will be driving our way in the first week of August.

All five of our new buses are 15 seaters and are blue in colour to match the WSA Shuttle Bus.  They are all equipped with … Read the rest

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How To De-Clutter Your Home

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Many of you will experience housing changes this year. Whether you are moving from halls of residences to student houses, graduating or simply wanting a change, you will find that you have accumulated a lot of belongings. From knackered fancy dress costumes that you’ve only worn once, to old text books and random cutlery, you may find that you want a clear out to make your move that bit easier.

That’s why we are running our #ShiftYourStuff campaign again this year. All you have to do is pack up your unwanted belongings and we will pick them up at your … Read the rest

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Our Social Media Accounts are Moving…

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Our recent rebrand is now in full swing and you may have noticed new signage popping up all over our buildings. In addition, our transition to the new brand across our social media channels is almost complete, and this Friday (17 June) we’ll be fully moving over across to our new Facebook pages. Below is a quick reminder of our new pages and where you can access the information that matters to you. Make sure you get liking before we make the big move this Friday.

Union Southampton

Union Southampton – WSA 

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