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Spring Elections: Vote Now for the students you want to lead our Union

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Voting is now open for our Spring Elections at www.unionsouthampton.org/vote or at one of our physical polling stations across campus.

Midday today saw the start of Voting Week in our Spring Elections, where all current University of Southampton students become eligible to cast their votes for the students that you want to lead our Union for the next academic year. All you need is your Student ID to be able to vote.

The voting period lasts until 16:00 on Friday (03 March).

Make an informed choice by accessing the candidate manifestos at www.unionsouthampton.org/elections and coming along to our Meet The Read the rest

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Magic Society present The Museum of Magic at The Annex Theatre

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Roll up, roll up for the greatest show on earth.

Tomorrow the Union’s Magic Society are putting on a magic show for one night only at The Annex Theatre.

The student group will be performing a series of tricks set in the mysterious Museum of Magic, a place where history comes to life. The show promises to take the audience on a journey through some of the greatest illusions of all time, starting off in Egypt with the world’s oldest magic trick and weaving through history to the modern day.

According to the society’s Secretary, James Easton, the performance is … Read the rest

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Show your support for Boat Club as they compete in Spotify Soundclash

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Our Boat Club are taking part in this year’s Spotify Soundclash, where as a student group, you can you create a Spotify playlist in a bid to gain as many followers as possible in order to win the grand prize of £10,000.

By following the playlist, you are supporting the University of Southampton and helping Boat Club to show we are on top!

So far*, Boat Club aren’t displaying on the top set of Unis, so make sure you show your support today and let’s give them a nice boost!

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The 10 Best Things About This March

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Despite being in the throes of Storm Doris this week, we are looking ahead to what’s set to be a great March. In no particular order, here’s why we think March is one of the most underrated months in the student calendar…

1.Lighter evenings

So where lighter mornings doesn’t really register on the student radar, we’re loving being able to walk back from campus at the end of the day knowing that we have experienced some sunlight. It has even been worth heading out for a quick walk around the stream at Highfield campus during lunchtimes to stock up on … Read the rest

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Society Spotlight on our Canoe Club

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Earlier this month we interviewed committee members Nick (Kit Secretary), Rachel (Vice President) and Amy (Treasurer) of the Southampton University Canoe Club (SUCC). We spoke to them about what the club offers and the recent funding they received from the Union.

SUCC were recently granted extra funding by the Union which was greatly received by all club members. They were given £1,500 which has enabled them to purchase four brand new boats, and has helped fund their white water safety and rescue course which is designed to teach members safety procedures for residential trips. Nick said: ‘we didn’t expect [the Read the rest

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Student Volunteering Week: Students explain why they give up their time to volunteer

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Student Volunteering Week is well underway this week. On Monday and Tuesday, we offered opportunities to meet charities and pick the brains of our student volunteers on the Concourse. As we gather our marigolds and bin bags ready for today’s Community Clear Up at Portswood Recreation Ground, we caught up with some of our members to ask them what they get out of volunteering their time.

Volunteering can add something to your social lives as a hobby as well as being an activity that can enhance your CV.

Ambrose Chou is a Youth Rep for his Parish Church and is … Read the rest

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WSA Summer Ball: Date and Theme Announced

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We are delighted to announce that the WSA Summer Ball 2017 will be held on Friday 05 May.

The theme will be ‘Moulin Rouge’, as chosen by students in our recent survey.

Tickets will be available to buy from Monday 06 March from the Union Box Office at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice.

Last year’s event was a huge success, with over 150 students from Winchester School of Art attending the Great Gatsby themed night at Winchester Guildhall.

The location and details of what to expect on the night will be announced very soon on our official Facebook event.… Read the rest

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Trampolining Club Wins Seven Medals at the BUCS National Championships

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Trampolining Club had a fantastic weekend in Sheffield at the BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) National Championships, taking home an incredible seven medals including four golds and three bronzes across the synchronised, individual and team categories.

The club’s President Rhys Gray, was the golden boy, taking home the title of national champion for the second year running with a gold medal in the BUCS Elite Men’s category. Rhys also won another Gold medal as part of a team effort with Louis Lister and Joe Deevoy in the group category.

Competitors were required to finish in the top 8 in … Read the rest

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Five students running for Union President

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With nominations now closed, we are pleased to introduce our candidates for the Spring Elections 2017.

We have received a healthy 51 nominations from students running for our Full-Time Officer and Student Leader roles and the figure includes an incredible five nominations for students running as Union President this year. The Union President is responsible for leading the Union and the Full-Time Officers. The role involves playing a key part in decision making across the Union, including chairing our Trustee Board and being in charge of Union finances.

Seventeen students nominated themselves for our Full-Time Officer roles – and you Read the rest

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Rugby Football Club promote the Look After Your Mate campaign and show their softer side

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What would you think if we asked you – what are Rugby Football players like?

You might perhaps imagine 15 oversized, hairy and muddy men in the field of play? Do you hear their low grunts or maybe wince at the thought of bone crunching tackles? Does it conjure thoughts of wasted exertion in fruitless pursuit of an oval ball?

Well, if that is what you thought you couldn’t be more wrong.

Why?

Well, on an unprepossessing and grey day all the way back in December, men and women from our Rugby Football Club volunteered to pitch up on … Read the rest

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