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Graduates: 8 Top Tips for Job Hunting

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Congratulations to all of our recent graduates! This is an exciting time of year (we’re talking selfies with your pals all robed up, holidays, meals out and ciders in the sun) but what happens when it’s time to face reality and begin the job hunt?

Here are 8 of our top tips for you to bear in mind if you’re yet to secure a job.

  1. Don’t let rejection put you off your search. No one likes to be rejected and we understand it can be sad when you don’t make the cut for a role you set your heart on.
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Students Shift 2.3 Tonnes of Stuff

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This summer we asked once again for students to Shift Your Stuff, donating any unwanted clothes, food and household items to us to help protect the environment and support local charities, rather than simply putting items in the bin.

The campaign was a great success and a huge 2.3 tonnes of clothes, bedding, kitchenware and food was donated on campus or left at Portswood collection points – we were even donated a printer!

Pre-sessional students were invited to attend a fundraising event in The Cube on Wednesday 05 July 2017 to stock up on essential items for the year ahead. … Read the rest

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Graduate to Attempt Guinness World Record For “Most Pull Ups in 1 Minute”

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Steve Quick, a former Royal Marine, personal trainer, and soon-to-be MSc Energy and Sustainability graduate, is attempting to beat the Guinness World record for “most pull ups in 1 minute” in aid of the Royal Marines Association.

Steve will be doing three attempts over three months, with the first taking place at Crossfit Solent on Saturday 22 July at 14:00 (the dates for the rest are to be confirmed) and will then submit his best record.

Since returning home from Afghanistan, Steve said that his ethos has been to “do the impossible”. He hopes that his record attempt, … Read the rest

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Meet the Officer: Samuel Dedman, VP Education

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This year we have a brand new team of Full-Time Officers at the Union (and a couple of familiar faces too). We asked a few questions to get to know them a little better…

Samuel works with Academic Presidents and Course Reps to represent you on educational matters like teaching quality, library provision and feedback.

What advice would you give to your Fresher self?

Don’t be afraid to get involved with Union Elections. They aren’t as scary as they seem, yet are so fundamentally important to all the work that the Union does. Needless to say I got the idea … Read the rest

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