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Union staff to present training programme success at national conference

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Staff from our Learning and Development team have been invited to present their successful launch of the Union’s ‘A To B’ Project Management programme to the Charity Learning Consortium (CLC) at their annual national conference.

The conference, which will be held on Thursday 22 June in London, will host non-profit organisations from across the UK to network and share best practice.

CLC approached the Union to ask if our Learning and Development team could present a section of the conference to explain how they used the software to engage with staff on the course.

The team have been using the … Read the rest

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Culture Festival

» 29 March 2017 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Culture Festival

Join us to celebrate Southampton’s cultural diversity at Culture Festival between Sunday 30 April – Saturday 06 May.

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Sunday 30 April

🌏 Holi Festival 2017

  • Redbrick
  • 11:00-14:00

Cover yourself in powder paint to celebrate this traditional Indian Spring festival marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring.

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Tuesday 02 May

🌏 Global Village

  • 11:00-17:00
  • Concourse and Redbrick, Union building (42), Highfield campus

Immerse yourself in a fayre of cultural exploration as our international student groups hold stalls and activities across the Union.

🌏 Language Exchange at The Bridge

  • 21:45-23:15
  • The Bridge, Union building (42),
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Chamber Choir wins trophy at 91st annual Southampton Festival of Music and Drama

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Our Chamber Choir society has won a trophy for the Class 130 – Open Adult Choir in the 91st annual Southampton Festival of Music and Drama on Thursday 16 March in Thornden Hall, Eastleigh.

The group performed a twenty-minute recital of four varied pieces including: “Ah, Sun-flower!” and “Adieu! Farewell Earth’s bliss” by Jonathan Dove, from his fantastic “The Passing of the Year” song cycle;  “E si fussi pisci” by Berio –  a light-hearted Sicilian love song; and “Crossing the Bar” – a poem by Tennyson, arranged for four-part harmony by Arbo.

The society’s PR Officer, Hannah Donald, comments, “We … Read the rest

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Society Spotlight: Southampton University Ladies Football Club (SULFC) Talk Team, Tactics and Training

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Last week we spoke to Katrina and Rachel, the President of the Union’s ladies football club (SULFC) and the 2nd Team Captain, following the start of the BUCS and FA outreach programme.

The newly established scheme, organised in collaboration with our Union, allows the team to deliver free football lessons to local schoolchildren across Southampton. Find out what the ladies had to say here.

How did you go about setting up the programme?

Katrina: Myself and Jack, the Athletic Union Officer, started the programme. I think he was contacted through BUCS as there was some funding to start this programme … Read the rest

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Surge Radio smash their Comic Relief fundraising target by nearly DOUBLE at 48 Hour Marathon

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Surge Radio has raised £863.40 for Comic Relief, at their annual 48 hour broadcasting marathon on Thursday – Saturday.

The total nearly doubled their initial fundraising goal of £480 for the charity.

The marathon, which was broadcast live outside the Union building on the Redbrick, started at 00:00 on Thursday, ending 48 hours later at 00:00 on Saturday 25 March.

The shows featured a series of competitions, on-air challenges, and games, including an appearance from BBC Radio 1 DJ and Surge alumna, Chris Stark, who tuned in on Thursday morning to offer the team motivation and a donation of £100.… Read the rest

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Easter Opening Times

» 23 March 2017 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Easter Opening Times

The Easter holidays are almost here! A full list of our opening times during the break can be found below – we’ll be having a rest at the weekends where we will be closed, but there are still plenty of opportunities to join us for some relaxation with friends during our weekly opening hours.

We hope you have a cracking Easter, and remember to have some fun between the studying!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Union Southampton WSA Opening Times

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Chocs away for our Easter Giveaway Eggstravaganza

» 21 March 2017 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Chocs away for our Easter Giveaway Eggstravaganza

Just when you were starting to feel bogged down in deadlines, it seems the Easter bunny came early.

We’ll be hopping over to the Union Redbrick on Thursday from 11:00 to lay out an edible eggstravaganza!

Eggspect a chocolate competition with a difference, as you get the chance to pick five delicious eggs from our clucky dip. If you get the golden egg, you will win a HUGE Lindt chocolate collection.

That’s going straight in our baskets!

Look out for our Marketing and Communications crew on Friday in Winchester as well, as we give you another chance to win at … Read the rest

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iSolutions Launch Wifi Survey

» 21 March 2017 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on iSolutions Launch Wifi Survey

What do you make of the wifi around campus?

As students, you use the internet everyday to study, socialise, do banking and pay bills. That’s why you should have your say on the University’s iSolutions survey.

iSolutions are asking for student feedback on the wireless internet service, so they are able to make improvements as part of a bigger project over the next year.

The survey takes just a few minutes to complete and you can do it online here before Friday 07 April.

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The Student Film Festival 2017 Launches on Thursday

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The Student Film Festival returns to Union Films this Thursday.

The student-led event is set to begin at 18:00, featuring screenings from the sixteen shortlisted films at the black tie evening.

There are ten awards up for grabs including:

🎬 Best Film

🎬 Audience Award

🎬 Best Director

🎬 Best Editor

🎬 Best Cinematography

🎬 Best Actress

🎬 Best Actor

🎬 Best Music

🎬 Best Sound

🎬 Best Screenplay

The films will be judged by a panel of students and lecturers from the University’s Film Department including: Hollie Geraghty (Film Editor for The Edge), Ben Robins (Film graduate from the … Read the rest

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Surge Radio’s 48 Hour Marathon Returns on Thursday to raise money for Comic Relief

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Surge Radio are embarking on their annual 48 hour broadcasting marathon on Thursday to raise money for Comic Relief.

The marathon, which will be broadcast live outside the Union building on the Redbrick, is due to start at midnight on Thursday, ending 48 hours later at 00:00 on Saturday 25 March.

The 40 strong team of volunteers aim to raise £480 for Comic Relief in association with RAG (Raise and Give) society  through a series of competitions, on-air challenges, and games.

The marathon will be broadcast live on the Surge website, but can also be followed across Surge’s social … Read the rest

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