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20
Dec

Christmas Opening Hours

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Campus will be closed from Saturday 22 December 2018 – Tuesday 01 January 2019 inclusive.

Students’ Union outlets will stay open as normal until Saturday 15 December, after which all Union outlets will be closed, including weekends, unless stated below. Everything will be back open as normal from Monday 07 January 2019. 

The Union
Monday 17 December – Friday 21 December: 08:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 02 January – Friday 04 January: 08:00 – 20:00

The Shop
Monday 17 December – Friday 21 December: 08:00 – 16:30
Wednesday 02 January – Friday 04 January: 08:00 – 20:00

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20
Dec

Students create Christmas cards for Contact the Elderly

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20 handmade Christmas cards created by students are to be sent out to Contact the Elderly, a national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness  amongst older people living in the UK.

Contact the elderly estimate that 3.6 million older people in the UK live alone, with 2 million of these aged 75 or older. 1.9 million older people have said they often feel ignored or invisible, and two fifths of all older people say that the television is their main source of company.

Students from WSA did their part to help tackle loneliness and social isolation amongst older people by … Read the rest

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19
Dec

Welfare Wednesday Podcast No.8: The Recap

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It’s Welfare Wednesday! This week we are joined by some very special  guests. 

We’re sharing all the highlights of this term as well as some pretty big exclusives. Find out about all the things coming up in 2019 right here 👇🎧

You can now listen to our Welfare Wednesday Podcast on SpotifyApple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

Want to join the conversation, or would like a topic to be discussed? Send us a message.

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19
Dec

Remember, You Are More Than Your Studies

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Our You Are More Than campaign is back for January 2019. We have lots of activities planned, including free exercise sessions, and the best news of all… the Hearing Dogs are back! You can also grab some free soup and take advantage of our study and chill out spaces.

Studying is important but we would like to encourage everyone to keep your study habits healthy – this means remembering to take lots of breaks, eat healthily, exercise, and look after your mental health. 

Meet the Hearing Dogs
Tuesday 15 January, 10:30 – 14:00
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18
Dec

Stay Safe this Holiday Season

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During the festive season you may find you are celebrating in the city, partying with friends, or maybe you are studying late into the evening. Whatever the reason, if you are staying out late make sure you have a plan for travelling around the city and getting home. We have some helpful info below to guide you…

Safety Bus
The Union’s Safety Bus is available every evening from 21:00 during term time, on the Redbrick outside Building 42, Highfield Campus. Our team will drop you off right at your door for just £1.50 if you live within 3 miles of … Read the rest

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17
Dec

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

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Happy Holidays, from everyone here at the Students’ Union.

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17
Dec

SIAYA Sole Survey – help us help others

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SIAYA Sole are a shoe enterprise working in partnership with Sole Support, whose mission is to reduce the spread of infection and disease from foot related injuries in west Kenya.

SIAYA Sole donate one pair of school shoes in Kenya for every pair of shoes sold in the UK. The more shoes they sell, the more they donate, so they would love to know what type of shoe you’d like to buy!

To help in their research, please complete this quick survey: SIAYA Sole Survey. Everyone who takes part will have a chance of winning one of two … Read the rest

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14
Dec

Islamic Society awarded for Charity Week fundraising

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The team received two awards from Islamic Relief for their recent Charity Week fundraising after they raised an incredible £17,743.37. 

Islamic Society received the Crystal award for the ‘most unique event’ after they held a plant sale on the Redbrick, as well as being awarded the ‘best display of unity’. “This is considered to be the most prestigious award, which we received for our Reading vs Surrey vs Southampton charity football tournament” the team says. 

Charity Week is a global initiative by Islamic Relief to raise money for orphans and children in need in 7 countries worldwide; the money … Read the rest

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14
Dec

What do you think of our website?

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You’ve successfully navigated our website to find this blog post… but what do you think of the rest of our site? 

Our VP Engagement, Fleur, is looking to improve our website as part of her Sabb plan, so we want to hear from you. Is susu.org as user friendly as possible? Can you find all the information you’re looking for?

Tell us what you think via our Website Review here: SUSU Website Survey

Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a £25 Amazon gift voucher.… Read the rest

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13
Dec

Improved Wi-fi Now Available for Medical and Health Sciences Students

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Student feedback success! Wi-fi is now available for students who study and train at the Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton, and the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.

The wi-fi service provided at RSH Hospital is eduroam, and the service at QAH Hospital is provided by Portsmouth Hospitals Trust. 

Increased wi-fi coverage was an issue previously raised at last year’s Student Forum so it’s fantastic to see this improvement for Medical and Health Science students now in action.

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