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350 Pre-sessional Students Attend Saints Match

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Over 300 Pre-Sessional students supported Southampton ‘Saints’ FC in their recent Premier League match against Swansea FC on 12 August 2017, in a trip arranged by the University of Southampton Students’ Union.

Attending the football match was a brilliant way for our new students to feel welcomed into the Southampton community and a chance for them to get behind their new home team. It was also a chance to spend time with new friends and practice English language skills for their courses.

Some students chose to buy Southampton team scarves and took part in a photo competition arranged by the … Read the rest

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Freshers’ 2017 Passes and Tickets

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Getting your hands on an Official Freshers’ 2017 Master Pass, Variety Pass or individual event tickets couldn’t be easier through the Union’s Box Office.

Five easy steps will get you on your way to Freshers’ 2017:

  1. You will need to be enrolled at the University before you can access our Box Office. You can find out more about the enrollment process at www.southampton.ac.uk/welcome
  2. Visit the Union’s Box Office at susu.org/boxoffice
  3. As this is the first time you are using our Box Office, you will be asked to register a new account before you can purchase your passes and tickets.
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Variety Pass: Freshers’ Done Differently

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If you want a fantastic Freshers’ experience but fancy doing things a little differently to the big parties and nights out, look no further than our Variety Pass.

For only £30, our Variety Pass gives you entry to the following events:

Waffles, Cakes and Shakes: Start your morning with a taste of all the sweet treats our new American-themed Bar Three Coffee Shop has to offer whilst admiring all our movie memorabilia.

25 September, Bar Three, 10:00 – 11:30

Murder Mystery: Our popular Murder Mystery evening is back with another chance for Freshers’ to unleash your … Read the rest

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Master Pass: The Ultimate Freshers’ Experience

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Party animal? We’ve got the perfect Freshers’ lined up for you! For only £80* (save a massive £25) our Master Pass gives you access to 12 of the biggest Freshers’ events in Southampton.

With our Master Pass, you’ll gain entry to:

Freshers’ Welcome Parties 

We’re kick-starting the year with our famous Welcome Parties. Spread over three days, the Welcome Party you attend will depend on which Halls you’re living in. This is the perfect way for you to mix and mingle with your fellow residents.

  • Welcome Party 1 – Saturday 23 September, 21:00 – 02:00, the Union (for Archers
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Congratulations! Welcome Freshers’

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The long wait is over, the grades are in, the hard work has paid off… and you’ve secured your place at university – congratulations!

As a student at the University of Southampton, you automatically become a member of the Students’ Union. We’re run by students for students and are here to make sure that you have the best possible experience.

We’ve got lots of things planned to make sure that you have a fantastic Freshers’ Week (which is in fact 3 weeks!) and settle into your new student life. With a whole range of exciting daytime and night-time events and … Read the rest

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Meet the Officer: Sam Higman, VP Welfare

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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…

As Welfare Officer, Sam’s role is to work alongside the University to ensure action on issues such as housing, mental health and finance to improve students’ rights, equality and wellbeing.

What advice would you give to your Fresher self?

I would say to get involved in as much as you can (without neglecting your degree!) because I wish I’d signed up to more societies.

 

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BBC Radio 1’s Dev to host Awards at RAG Conference 2017

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This year’s Awards Ceremony at the National RAG Conference will be hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter and DJ, Devin “Dev” Griffin. You may have heard Dev on Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast Show, and he has previously hosted on Radio 1Xtra. Some of you may even remember him from CBBC TV shows Smile and Bring It On!

Dev will be helping us announce the best of the best in student fundraising with awards including Student Fundraiser of the Year, Most Improved RAG, Charity of the Year, RAG of the Year and many more.

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2017 NSS Results Announced

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In the recent National Student Survey 2017 results, the University of Southampton Students’ Union received a satisfaction rate of 48% for academic representation. We are disappointed with this result but we are confident that we can, and will, do better for our students.

We already have several projects planned to strengthen academic representation this year: we are pushing to make online submissions available to all students, lobbying for functioning online module choice and we will work with the University to improve teaching and feedback quality.

Whilst the NSS Students’ Union question focused on academic representation and interests, we believe many … Read the rest

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EthiCo: Sustainable Living for Southampton Students

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EthiCo, a student start-up project which won £500 from the University of Southampton Students’ Union Enterprise Fund last year, are due to launch their sustainable student Essentials Pack this September during Freshers’ week.

EthiCo promotes the use of reusable products to reduce single-use plastic waste on campus and in the local community. They aim to provide students, staff and the local community with the means to consume food, drink and other products in an ethical and sustainable way.

Winning the Students’ Union Enterprise Fund last year kick started EthiCo’s business plan. The team launched the sale of reusable coffee cups, … Read the rest

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Meet the Officer: Stephen Gore, VP Sport

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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…

Stephen is the lead Full- Time officer on sport and our Athletic Union (AU) & Intramural (IM) sports clubs. His role is to promote participation, support club committees and work with volunteers.

What advice would you give to your Fresher self?

I’d tell my fresher self to do exactly what I did, which was sign up to some societies and get to know as many people … Read the rest

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