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#FreshersIsComing

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We’re now well into the summer holidays and we hope you’re all having a great time and enjoying the (occasional) sunshine! Meanwhile, we’re busily working away to bring you a Freshers’ week to remember. With 10 massive events on the cards – including Hampshire’s hottest festival Soundclash – you won’t want to miss out. Join our Master Pass event on Facebook to make sure you catch all the biggest highlights.

For those of you joining us for your very first year, don’t forget to like our Freshers’ Facebook page and Freshers’ Facebook group, where you’ll find all the updates … Read the rest

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Olympic Tae-Kwon-Do: A Shining Light in the Sporting Gloom?

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Second year English and History student, Robert Pratley, talks about the rise of Tae-Kwon-Do in the upcoming Rio Olympics. 

In terms of competitive sport, few people would argue that integrity, trust and honesty are three absolutely key attributes for any top sporting man or woman in their field. Unfortunately, these attributes have been thrown into question and chaos following the recent doping scandal, which has affected major names, major sports and led to a country being banned from Rio 2016, in an unprecedented move.

At the same time, serious questions have rightly been raised about the capability of Rio De … Read the rest

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Swimmers to watch at Rio 2016

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The Olympic Games 2016 in Rio is set to begin on the 05 August, so to get in the sporting spirit, Rebecca James takes a look at the swimming athletes sure to win gold this summer.

One of the best parts about the Olympics is the fantastic coverage of sport – the mainstream TV channels broadcast events and sports that normally wouldn’t get a look in. And while there have been developments in recent years in terms of the broadcasting of major events in swimming, there is nothing quite like spending a week watching heats, semi-finals and finals. However, because … Read the rest

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Telly Addicts: The Edge’s top TV picks

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Editor of The Edge, Anneka Honeyball, offers a few suggestions for shows worthy of binge-watching over the summer holidays.

The art of binge-watching is a skill that every student comes to perfect during their studies. With the rise of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, we have been given the perfect excuse to procrastinate by whittling down our time, episode by episode. But during the summer, we are given that very rare opportunity wherein the art of binge-watching is more or less guilt-free. With no impending essays or exams to revise for, now is the time for you … Read the rest

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Free events you can join in with!

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As part of our Pre-sessional programme, this summer we are offering you the opportunity to join in with tonnes of events and trips for FREE. This year, we have opened our events to all students, because we believe the more, the merrier!

This week we have held an Advice Centre drop-in and an opportunity to try out Tai Chi and play badminton and basketball, plus much more. Now we are getting ready for our trip to Oxford coming up this weekend. If you would like to join us, we will be leaving from Southampton Central Station on Saturday. All you … Read the rest

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Why join SUSUtv?: Our TV station takeover

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In the same year that our very own student-led television station, SUSUtv, turns ten years old, we caught up with new Station Manager, Alex Smith, to find out why he thinks you should give SUSUtv a go. 

Now although I only became a member of SUSUtv at the beginning of last year, I have truly found it to be one of the greatest experiences I’ve had at university. Here is exactly why you should become a member of your Union’s TV Station!

Firstly, you get the chance to make exactly what you want and are given the opportunity to investigate Read the rest

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Congratulations on your graduation!

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Congratulations to everyone who is graduating this week and next. We hope the weather stays as lovely as it has been today and that you enjoy it.

University is one of the best times of your life and you have worked very hard, so you deserve to have a great time. Why not celebrate with your family with a nice meal in The Bridge or head over to The Shop on Top to browse the market stalls for a University branded souvenir? However you choose to spend your day, on behalf of everyone at the Union, we hope it’s a … Read the rest

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Sounds of Summer: Surge BBQ Playlist Takeover

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Surge’s Station Manager, Toby Leveson, has taken over our blog to give you the tunes to accompany your summer BBQ. Here’s what he said…

If there’s one thing a British summer can guarantee, it’s a BBQ. And whether that BBQ is in the sun or in the rain, you’re going to need a playlist. So we’ve done the hard work for you and made you a playlist suited to all your BBQ needs.

That is what we do at Surge, the University of Southampton’s very own Student Radio Station. We entertain you, fill your ears with wide variety of music, … Read the rest

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Closer to The Edge: A Brief History of Your Entertainment Magazine

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With a new (academic) year nearly upon us, we caught up with Anneka Honeyball, Editor of The Edge (editor@theedgesusu.co.uk) in her first blog takeover to find out why she thinks you should get involved with our student-led entertainment magazine.

Though my degree is, of course, what I’m here for, a fundamental part of my University experience has been in the societies I have joined. Of the 300 student groups and societies available at Southampton, the society I chose to dedicate the majority of my time, effort and unending passion to was The Edge – the Union’s leading entertainment magazine of … Read the rest

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Union Films over the summer

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Our Pre-sessional programme of events is back and what better way to welcome our summer students, than to open up our cinema for four screenings of some of the latest blockbuster films.

Look out for:

Ant-Man

  • Saturday 09 July
  • 20:00

A con artist named Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) gets a shot at redemption when his mentor (Michael Douglas) asks him to protect a superpowered suit. Donning the stunning technology, which shrinks him down to minuscule size, he fights off villains seeking to steal the invention, and organizes a heist that could save the world. Peyton Reed directs this high-octane superhero … Read the rest

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