Archive > September 2018


Autumn Elections: Nominations are open

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Nominations for our Autumn Elections are now open, so take a lead on your course, your Halls and your campus. This is your chance to make change to your university life and share the ideas of fellow students to the Union, the University and the wider world. You can nominate yourself at

Fancy being a course rep to represent those on your course? Or maybe you’re living in halls and are looking to help build the community of your block? If you’re interested in how we make change nominate yourself to be one of our senators! Postgraduate? Check … Read the rest

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Society Spotlight: Cake Decorating Society

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Today marks the beginning of one of the best weeks of the year, National Cupcake Week. Yep, it’s a thing! Originally created by British Baker magazine, National Cupcake Week is a special week set aside to celebrate the “gloriously sweet bundles of joy that are cupcakes.” However, we all know decorating them is the best bit (or maybe it’s eating them?) and this society definitely agrees. 

No one loves cupcakes as much as our very own Cake Decorating Society. They hold cake decorating sessions fortnightly creating delicious little masterpieces based around a new theme each time. Read the rest

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7 things you should do after moving into Halls

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Now that you’ve arrived at the University of Southampton and you’re settling into your new home, it’s time to go and meet your housemates and get stuck into Freshers’ here at the Students’ Union! Here are a few top tips to help kick-start your student experience in the best way possible…

1.Don’t hide away in your room

Staying behind closed doors doesn’t exactly encourage conversation – go introduce yourself to your new housemates! Hanging out in the communal kitchen or Hall’s bar is also a good way to settle in.

2.Swap phone numbers

In this day and age, phone numbers … Read the rest

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What to pack for university (and what to leave behind)

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Congratulations, you’ve secured a place at University! Now the excitement and nerves of moving to a new city begins.

It can be tricky to know what’s needed in your student home. For many of you this is the first experience of fending for yourself and it’s easy to pack too much, or forget something important. We’re here to help! Check if you’ve packed:

Important documents. A form of ID, your University admissions letter, accommodation documents, bank details and bank card, and some passport-sized photos.

Device charger cables. Think they’re packed? Check again.

Winter clothes. Cold weather will be here … Read the rest

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Getting around in Southampton

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You’ve arrived at the University of Southampton, and you’re finally here in the big city of Southampton! But how can you get around and explore everything you want to? Here are a few top tips from us…


The Unilink bus is the perfect way to get to and from campus. If you’re living in Halls in Southampton, good news! You’ll automatically get a free Unilink bus pass. This also gives you access to the city’s Bluestar buses, so it’s a great way to begin exploring Southampton and beyond. To buy a pass or to discuss your options, pop … Read the rest

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Freshers’ 2018 Sports Tasters Timetable

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Join us during Freshers’ to try different sports for FREE! Our full schedule of tasters is below…
For any tasters held at Wide Lane Sports Ground, the nearest Unilink bus stop is Airport Parkway Road. Wide Lane is located opposite this stop.
Men’s Football 10:00-12:00 & 13:00-15:00
Lifesaving 20:00 – 22:00
Basketball 09:00-12:00
Netball 12:00-15:00
Volleyball 15:00-18:00
Trampolining 18:00-20:00
Fencing 18:00-21:00
Cricket Mens 11:00-14:00
Archery 14:00-17:00
Korfball 17:00-19:00
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Celebrate Freshers’ with your Halls

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One of the best ways to celebrate Freshers’ is to chill out and party with your new house mates and course mates! We’ve got something for everyone at Freshers’ this year, whether you want to watch a film, play video games, boogie at a roller disco, test your knowledge at a pub quiz or dance the night away. It’s the perfect chance to make memories you’ll never forget and meet friends for life!

If you’re unsure which night to join us for Freshers’, we’ve allocated each Halls to a different night of the week (psst, this doesn’t mean you can’t … Read the rest

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Freshers’: Things you’re probably worried about that will actually be ok

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As the big move to University gets closer, there’s bound to be some things you’re feeling a little nervous about, and that’s okay!

We hope these tips put some of your worries at ease…

I’m not going to make any friends

Remember: There are lots of opportunities to meet new people, some even specifically created to help you make friends.

We have a wide range of Freshers’ events whatever your interests and they can be a great way break the ice. If you want to get a head start, there are loads of Facebook groups you can join to find … Read the rest

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Clubs and Societies: Explained

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You’ve arrived at University of Southampton, and you want to try something new – but with 300+ societies offered here at the Students’ Union it can get a little confusing. Whether it’s our sustainability groups that spark your interest, charity societies or creative industries, there is a club or society for everyone! We’ve put together this handy guide of what to expect from at Bunfight on Wednesday 26 September, 2018…

Performing Arts

Performing Arts encompasses all of our performance societies. They fall into four categories: Theatrical, Dance, Music and Technical. There is no need to be a West … Read the rest

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