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30
May

Important – Grad Ball Ticket Collection

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Grad Ball is just over a week away, and we can’t wait to celebrate the end of the year!

Tickets will be available to collect from the Box Office (Building 42) between Friday 01 June at 09:00 and Friday 08 June at 17:00.

Unable to get your ticket during this time? Don’t panic! You can collect your ticket on the night between 20:00–21:00. After this time, entry will only be permitted to those who have already collected their ticket. Remember to bring a form of ID, too.

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30
May

Recipients of Athletic Union Colours to receive graduation recognition

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Students who have been awarded Athletic Union (AU) Colours by the Students’ Union for a high level of sporting success or dedication to a club will now have their award announced during their graduation ceremony and within the ceremony programme.

The Union and the University of Southampton have recently confirmed completion of a joint initiative designed to recognise the numerous achievements of our dedicated Team Southampton athletes and the amount of hours they put into sports clubs alongside their studies.

The project was conceived by our VP Sports, Steve Gore, and the Vice Chancellor of the University at the … Read the rest

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23
May

Success for our Model United Nations Society at EuroMUN

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The Southampton Model United Nations Society (SotonMUN) recently attended the four day European Model United Nations Conference (EuroMUN) held in Maastricht, The Netherlands. SotonMUN’s head delegate, Nathaniel McVeagh, was awarded Best Delegate Award in the World Health Organisation committee!

EuroMUN is the largest and most prestigious MUN conference in Continental Europe, with 500 delegates taking part in over 13 simulated committees. SotonMUN funded four of their members to attend (Nathaniel McVeagh, Fleur Elizabeth Walsh, Sebastian Vogg and Kaeko Ishikawa) and represent Southampton in four committees: World Health Organisation, United Nations Human Rights Committee, Economic and Social Council, and Crisis Committee.

Nathaniel McVeagh received the … Read the rest

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22
May

RAG 2018/19 Charities

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The core charities which will be supported by RAG during the 2018/19 academic year have been chosen, following a student vote. They are…

Yellow Door

By offering a variety of specialist therapeutic, supportive and preventative services around the issues of domestic and sexual abuse, Yellow Door work with victims and the local Southampton community to help victims overcome the negative impacts of trauma, violence and abuse.

Trinity Winchester

Trinity Winchester provide practical and emotional support to those who are experiencing the effects of homelessness or vulnerability. They also run a dedicated Women’s Service, supporting women to make positive changes to their … Read the rest

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22
May

The Bridge: An Update

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Hello everyone! Samuel Dedman here, your Vice-President Education for 2017/18. Part of my role concerns itself with study spaces around our campuses, and it is off the back of that that I come to you with an update about The Bridge. This has been an area of some debate over the past year, and so I’m here with what I believe is a solution which benefits everyone.

As VP Education I’m keen to see as much study space as possible made available around our campuses, and indeed within our own Union buildings. First and foremost, The Bridge is our … Read the rest

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21
May

Rate Your Crib to win one month’s rent

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Like your lounge? Love your bedroom? Bored of your kitchen? We want to hear about your student home.

Take our Rate My Crib survey to tell us about your student housing experience this year, whether it’s been expensive or cheap, dirty or clean, great or terrible.

Everyone who takes part will be entered into a prize draw – the winner will receive one month’s rent (£350) and runners-up will receive IKEA vouchers!

Your feedback will help us support future students, whether they live in Halls, private rented accommodation or at home. All students can complete the survey.

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18
May

Summer Elections 2018 Results

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We are pleased to announce the results for the Summer Elections 2018.  A fantastic 818 of you voted in these elections.  Congratulations to all the successfully elected candidates.

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics Department President – James Peploe
  • BM School President – William Connelly
  • Chair of Senate – Thomas Radford
  • Chemistry School President – Katja Stout
  • Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering Department President – Russell Luckhurst
  • Economic, Social and Political Science School President – Edit Barbantan
  • Education School President – Jessica Paternoster
  • Electronics and Computer Science School President – Hope Shaw
  • Engineering School President – Jake Maddocks
  • English Department President – Evelyn
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17
May

Grad Ball – In It To Win It

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Win exclusive prizes to enjoy at this year’s Grad Ball!

With our In It To Win It prize draw you could win:

  • A £5 food voucher to enjoy on the night
  • Transport to Grad Ball and queue jump for you and your mates*
  • £45 worth of drinks to enjoy on the night**

When you purchase a ticket from www.susu.org/boxoffice (or the Box Office in B42) you’ll automatically be entered and will be in with the chance of winning a fantastic prize over three Fridays (so the earlier you get yours, the more times your name will be entered!).

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15
May

Excellence in Volunteering Awards 2018 – the winners

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On Friday 11 May we celebrated our Excellence in Volunteering Awards 2018 at the Union. These awards are a chance to say well done and thank you to students who have gone the extra mile with their volunteering efforts this year, whether that’s helping in the community, fundraising or giving up their own time to benefit a society or sports club.

A full list of winners can be found below:

Creative Industries Volunteer of the Year – Max Hayman

Democracy Volunteer of the Year – Thrinayani Ramakrishnan

Education Volunteer of the Year – Adrian Li

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15
May

Home Office Telephone Scam – Important Information

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It has been brought to our attention by the Visa & Immigration Student Advice Service that many international students have recently become targets of a telephone scam. Students have reported receiving a call from somebody claiming to be from the Home Office who tells them they haven’t paid for an immigration service and must pay a fine or risk being reported to the police. The callers have become progressively insistent and forceful in their attempt to get students to make payments.

The number they call from appears to be the real Home Office number (020 7035 4848), however this is … Read the rest

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