Before the end of term, we had a chat with Yasmin Sharif and Seda Bektas, two First Year students who achieved 3rd place in the Barclays Change the World Around You competition. There were over 200 applicants, making their win super impressive! This competition required university students across the UK to submit their idea for one thing they would like to change about the world. This idea was then brought to life by a 3D artist using the Google Tilt Brush app. These were then published on Facebook and the design with the greatest number of “likes” … Read the rest
Our annual Graduation Ball was held on Saturday 10 June and it was fantastic to see hundreds of you suited and booted as we came together to celebrate the end of an era.
As we’re sure you’ve seen from the photos we posted on our Facebook page, we transformed the Union to fit in with this year’s Eden Project theme and there were 6 different venues which offered a whole range of exciting live entertainment. This included performances from rock band Don Broco, singer-songwriter Hannah Trigwell, and DJs Tom Zanetti & KO Kane. There was also a Shisha Garden, … Read the rest
Last month, over 10% of our membership took part in our Tap. Choose. Change. consultation and decided what our new logo should be.
After weeks of work to finalise the logos and design clothing and signage options, we are now ready to implement our new logo. Based on your feedback, we have designed colourful signage that represents the Union in a welcoming and inclusive way.
Our new signage will be put up over the weekend, so we are all set for the University Open Days on Saturday 08 July. Keep your eyes peeled!… Read the rest
Our very own Learning and Development Department has been recognised as one of the highest performing departments in the L&D sector at Charity Learning Consortium’s Conference happening in London yesterday (Thursday 22 June).
Hannah Hastilow (Learning & Development Manager) and Margarita Palmer-Stanelik, (Learning & Development Coordinator) were invited to deliver a 30-minute presentation on “Successful Blended Learning Solutions” where they presented the success of their ‘A To B’ Project Management Training programme implemented at the Union from January this year.
The mix of class-room based and e-learning solutions implemented to deliver this course was recognised as “innovative” and … Read the rest
Whether you’re staying in Southampton this summer, or just popping back to visit now and then, here’s a handy list of our outlet and service opening times over the break.
The Advice Centre
- Open weekdays, 09:00 – 17:00.
- Open weekdays, 08:30 – 16:30.
- Closed weekends, excluding Saturday 09 September (open 10:00 – 16:00), Sunday 10 September (11:00 – 15:30) and Saturday 23-Sunday 24 September (10:00 – 18:00) for Welcome Weekend.
Shop on Top
- Open weekdays, 10:00 – 14:30.
- Closed weekends.
- Open weekdays, 08:30 – 15:30.
- Closed weekends, excluding Saturday 08 July (08:00-16:00), Saturday 09 September and
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Our Graduation Ball 2017 is nearly here! We’re sure that you’re all set with your wristbands and outfits, but there’s some other important information that you’re going to need to know:
- We’ll open the gate to the Ball at 20:00 on Saturday 10 June
- You will (of course) need to be wearing your Grad Ball wristband, but also remember to bring your Student ID. You will need to show both in order to get in!
- If you don’t have a Student ID, you will need to bring an other form of ID for proof of age
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It has come to light that the University is in the process of implementing a restructuring of the Residents’ Support Service (RESSUP), moving from an overnight service to a 24-hour one, which will result in an 18 to 20% cut in take-home pay for the members of that team according to UNISON.
RESSUP is a key support service for students living in halls, offering pastoral support, practical support, advice, and generally a friendly face to students who might be struggling.
We consider RESSUP as one of the key elements to providing welfare support for students and improving the student experience … Read the rest
We’re excited to announce that the Grad Ball Wristbands have arrived! You’ll be able to collect yours from 09:00-20:00 on Monday 05 – Thursday 08 June at the Box Office in Building 42.
On Friday 09 June, ticket collections will only be from 09:00–17:00 as we will be closing Building 42 from 18:00 (more info here)
On the night, remember to bring the wristband and your Student ID. Without both, you won’t be allowed in, and we’d hate for you to miss out on the fun! If you have bought a ticket for a friend who is not… Read the rest
Grad Ball 2017 is so close that we can almost taste the prosecco bubbles, hear the music and smell the delicious food we’ll be serving up at the Food Fayre on the Redbrick!
As we have lots to prepare and decorate to make sure that the night is super special, there will be some closures across campus.
- The Shop will be closed on Saturday 10 June
- The Bridge will be closed on Saturday 10 June
- The Stag’s will be open from 12:00-19:00 only for the England v Scotland
- Building 42 will be close at 18:00 from Friday 09 June
Keep … Read the rest