Archive > June 2019


The Cafe now open later in new trial

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In response to student feedback, The Cafe will now be open later during The Shop’s reduced opening hours over the Summer period.

The Cafe will now be open for business between 16:00 and 19:00 for students to buy sandwiches, snacks, drinks and more. Hot food won’t be served however, this can still be purchased from either The Bridge or The Stag’s.

This is a trial running until 17 July to determine if there is enough demand to keep it open permanently. You can find the Cafe on level 3 of the SUSU building (Building 42).

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Welcome Pre-sessional Students!

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Pre-sessional students, we hope you’re all settling in well, take a look at some the activities SUSU will be putting on for you, including a trip to the seaside town of Bournemouth.

We’ll be in touch soon with more activities and information so add us on WeChat to keep in touch!

SUSU’s Tour of Southampton: an introduction to the city, including where to eat, drink and shop!
29 June – Wessex Lane Halls at 12:00, meet at Reception.
30 June –  Mayflower Halls at 12:00, meet at Reception.

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Pack for Good this Summer

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Moving out or moving house? Make packing easier by donating all your unwanted stuff.

We’ve teamed up with both the British Heart Foundation and the University to bring you Pack for Good. The donated items, which would otherwise likely have ended up in landfill, are taken to the British Heart Foundation charity shops, where they are sold on to make money. The money raised supports lifesaving research.

Please donate:

  • Unwanted clothing, shoes, bags, accessories
  • Books
  • Computer games
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Electrical items
  • Crockery, cookware and homeware

Please don’t donate:

  • Food
  • Knives
  • Hangers
  • Dirty and damaged items
  • Duvets or pillows

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Wessex Scene Launch Monthly Newsletter

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Wessex Scene, the University’s oldest student publication, is launching a monthly newsletter for the next academic year.

The newsletter will include several segments including previews of upcoming issues, a ‘Section in Focus’, a ‘Contributor of the month’, details of upcoming events and an update on the progress of the editorial team and publication.

Charlotte, Editor-elect of Wessex Scene, says: “One of my main goals for the next 12 months is to improve engagement and communication between the editorial team and our wonderful contributors and readers. Wessex Scene wouldn’t exist without any of you, so I think it’s time we gave … Read the rest

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The SCA Journey

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Written by SCA Society President, Laura Barr

I took over as President of SCA in late 2017, and this time almost exactly one year ago in 2018, I was having meetings with various members of staff to organise a new project myself and SCA wanted to do: understand what is really going on at the University of Southampton. This month, the University Council approved the action plan proposed to them.

Within that year, so much has happened. The survey we ran was a success, with 857 responses. We had 6 survivors bravely tell their stories in short films. As a … Read the rest

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Grad Ball 2019

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You chose a Gatsby-themed ball and so, on Saturday, we were transported back to the 1920s for our special night celebrating the class of 2019 in style.

The entire Union was transformed for the sell-out event, with a casino, silent disco under the stars, and every prop and photo opportunity you could dream of, complete with vintage cars giving the perfect background for all your snaps.

The Cube was packed from beginning to end with Sub Focus, Adrian Murphy, Nathan Dawe and 1991 keeping the party going until the early hours of the morning.


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6 things you must do before moving house

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Are you moving house? Make sure you’ve ticked off these important steps first: 

  • Create a moving out inventory, including detailed photos
  • Donate or recycle any unwanted items
  • Contact utility companies for final meter readings
  • Get your full deposit back! Click here to learn how to do this
  • Rate your crib by clicking here 
  • Rate your landlord with Marks out of Tenancy by clicking here

Find more info at or speak to our Advice Centre.

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Community Spotlight: Yellow Door

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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 local charity, Yellow Door.

What is Yellow Door?

Established in 1985, Yellow Door is a registered charity providing supportive and preventative services in response to domestic and sexual abuse. We offer a range of specialist therapeutic, advocacy and community outreach initiatives to support children, young people, women, men and families across Southampton and western … Read the rest

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