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28
Aug

What&Where success with Union Enterprise Funding

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A local student start-up company What&Where recently won funding from the Union’s Enterprise Fund, enabling them to begin connecting students with local businesses and services.

During his time at the University of Southampton, Paul Musa founded the online search platform What&Where, with help from the Union’s Enterprise Fund. The website offers students a tool to locate products and services from local businesses in their university city. “This means that for students, rather than relying on erroneous search results, clunky swathes of information on search engines, the hope of word of mouth reaching them and travelling home to the communities … Read the rest “What&Where success with Union Enterprise Funding”

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22
Aug

Pre-sessional and Postgrad Students Enjoy Saints vs Burnley Match

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Over 1300 Pre-sessional and Postgraduate students supported Southampton “Saints” FC in their recent Premier League match against Burnley FC  on 13 August 2018, in a trip arranged by the Union.

Pre-sessional students are international students who are undertaking English language courses ahead of their degree to prepare them for studying in the UK. The match was a great chance to meet new friends and practise English Language skills whilst showing support for their new home team!

The Union’s President, Emily Dawes, says: “It’s fantastic that we can offer experiences like this in the local community. The students had a … Read the rest “Pre-sessional and Postgrad Students Enjoy Saints vs Burnley Match”

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20
Aug

The Greatest Freshers’ Ball 2018!

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This is The Greatest Freshers’ Ball 2018!

We are incredibly excited to announce our Freshers’ ball 2018 line-up and spectacular theme – it’ll be a night you never forget! Dress to impress and prepare for a magical journey at the biggest, boldest and best Freshers’ Ball in town!

Our line-up of entertainment includes:

  • Live DJs in The Cube
  •  Soul 45 DJs
  • Live Circus performances including fire eaters, trapeze artists, aerial hoop artists, hula hoop performers, acro troup and much more!
  • Meet P.T Barnum and his performers!
  • Live The Greatest Showman performances
  • Magician
  • Silent Disco
  • Dodgems and rides
  • Hall of Mirrors
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17
Aug

Freshers’ 2018 Line-Up Announced!

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We are thrilled to announce our Freshers’ 2018 line-up – it’s set to be our biggest and best Freshers yet!

Freshers’ Week kicks off with our Welcome Festivals (Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September, £12 per night), featuring Chris Stark from BBC Radio 1 Adrian Murphy and Retrojam. This is the perfect chance to party with your new flatmates and say one HUGE hello to thousands of Freshers’!

Then every night from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September our Union will transform into the only place to be this Freshers’. Tickets are ONLY £5 per night and give you access … Read the rest “Freshers’ 2018 Line-Up Announced!”

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10
Aug

Student fundraising achieves record-breaking 2017-18 total!

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Through student fundraising, Southampton RAG have donated a record breaking £229,354.21 throughout the 2017-18 academic year! This is a fantastic achievement and the total has benefited over 35 charities including CLEAR, Mind and AIDS Orphan.

Some of the student clubs and societies who have fund raised this year include Amnesty International, Brass Band, British Red Cross, Cameroon Catalyst, Coppafeel, East African Society, Engineering Soc, GeogSoc, Hindu Soc, Hillwalking Club, Islamic Society, Jazzmanix, Korfball, LGBT+, Livesoc, Lopsoc, Medsoc, MindSoc, MNDA, Nepalese SocietyRead the rest “Student fundraising achieves record-breaking 2017-18 total!”

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