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28
May

Win tickets to Reading Festival 2019

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Tell us what events you would like to see us put on next year and you could win 2 tickets to Reading Festival 2019. 

Complete our survey and upload your favourite photo from Freshers’ and we’ll automatically enter you into our prize draw to win tickets to Reading Festival. You could be seeing incredible acts including Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975 and more! 

Complete the survey here. 

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28
May

Community Spotlight: Southampton Hub

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Earlier this year, we launched a new community spotlight series, led by your Community and Volunteering Officer, Charlotte Colombo. These spotlights cover some of the brilliant volunteering opportunities you can get involved with, in and around Southampton, alongside your studies.

Today’s spotlight is on Southampton Hub and Charlotte spoke with Melissa Camargo, Communications Officer at Southampton Hub.

What is Southampton Hub?

We are the Southampton based branch of charity focusing on encouraging and supporting students who want to and are passionate about making an impact on their local community.

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25
May

Summer Festival 2019

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Celebrate Summer with us at SUSU on Friday 07 June. 

🌺 REDBRICK: Edge of Desire // Culture Code DJ Set – 16:00-22:00

🍾 THE STAGS: Soul 45 DJ – 22:00- late

🌴 OUTDOORS: BBQ // Bars // Food Stalls – 16:00 – late

🎬 FILM SCREENING: – 22:00-00:00

🌊 SURF BOARD SIMULATOR

🌼 SEGWAYS

☀️ LIGHT REACTION GAMES
The Line Up 👇
LIVE MUSIC FROM:
Edge of Desire
Splinter
The Dirty Cassettes
Quayside

FOLLOWED BY LIVE DJ SET:

Culture Code

Weareyetii

(Courtesy of Artist Serve)

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24
May

SUBC to cycle from London to Paris in 24 hours for charity fundraiser

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This Summer, our Boat Club will be cycling from London to Paris in 24 hours to raise as much money as possible for national charity, Breast Cancer Now. 

The team of 23 students will undertake the 242 mile (390 kilometres) journey from London to Newhaven, where they will catch the evening Ferry to Dieppe on the 09 July, through to Paris, where they aim to arrive in the late afternoon on 10 July.

“We are doing this cycle to really challenge ourselves to push through the fatigue of cycling the distance to Paris and the added time pressure of doing … Read the rest

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23
May

Vote today in the European Parliamentary Elections

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Brexit

Polls are OPEN today in Southampton for the European Parliamentary Elections 🗳 Make sure you have your say!

Find your polling station by clicking here.

We’re backing a people’s vote. In March, we asked you “Should the Students’ Union support the national campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit?” With over 80% of voters in favour, the Union is now committed to supporting the

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22
May

Rate Your Crib to win £350

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Rate Your Crib is back and we want to know about the good, the bad and the ugly. 

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 £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.… Read the rest

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21
May

AU Ball 2019: The Winners

In Sport

On Friday 17 May Team Southampton celebrated another fantastic year of sporting achievements at the AU Ball 2019, held at St Mary’s Stadium with an evening of awards and entertainment 🏆

All the photos from the night are can now be found on our Facebook page.📸 Photo credit: SUPS events

and the winners are…

FIRST YEAR SPORTSPERSON

Canoe Polo – Olivia George

THE UNION ENGAGEMENT AWARD 

Hillwalking – Serena Hayes

THE JAMES ATHERTON SPORT & WELLBEING AWARD

Athletics & Cross Country – Jon Pairman 

SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 

Netball– Georgia Ivey 

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21
May

Statement regarding The Soton Tab

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The Soton Tab recently published an article regarding the death of a University of Southampton student. This article displays a complete lack of sensitivity on the subject, with no mention of support services for readers. 

The Union has received complaints from students, including submissions to You Make Change, and the article has received considerable backlash on social media.

Students have asked the Union to take action.  We have therefore contacted the national Tab directly and asked them to take down the article out of respect for the student, their family & friends, and all those affected by this tragic event.… Read the rest

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16
May

You Are More Than Your Studies: What help is available?

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As a Students’ Union, mental health and wellbeing is so important to us. SUSU, as well as University of Southampton, have a number of services available to every student. We would like to take this You Are More Than Your Studies to remind you of these. 

Whether you need some support, would like to get involved or just need some more info we’ve got it all below. 

The Advice Centre

The Advice Centre, located in Building 40, provides free, independent and confidential support to all students. They can help you with issues that could be impacting your mental health Read the rest

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16
May

Home Office allows student to complete exams after SUSU appeal over Visa issue

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One of our students, who was facing ‘significant’ Visa issues, has been allowed to stay to finish their exams in Southampton after VP Communities, Emily Harrison appealed on their behalf in a letter to the Home Office. 

Emily says: “I’m delighted to update that the Home Office has now allowed the student to stay to complete their final exams here at Southampton. I am so pleased that there has been a positive outcome and happy to have been able to have a positive impact on the life of this student.”

“This is exactly what Sabbatical Officers are elected to do,

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