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Archive > April 2020

29
Apr

How to spot and avoid Coronavirus scams

In General

The current environment has allowed repugnant fraudsters to target our most vulnerable in a range of scams which, as of 20 March 2020, have led to approximately £960,000 being stolen from individuals. The City of London Police have reported a 400% increase in coronavirus-related scams and 105 crimes have been reported to Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for crime and cyber-crime. Many of these scams are ones we have seen before such as phishing sites or nasty malware attacking your computer. Others are related to online shopping scams involving highly sought-after items such as face masks and … Read the rest

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28
Apr

Netball Club Fundraises Over £4,000 for NHS Charities Together

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Southampton University Netball Club (SUNC) have raised an amazing £4,460 for NHS Charities Together by running and cycling over 1700km in 7 days!

55 members of SUNC took part in the fundraising challenge from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 April, covering a total of 1846km in running and 146km in cycling.

The total raised stands at £4,460 as of 28 April, but it’s increasing all the time and has far exceeded their original goal of £2,500!

On their Facebook post announcing their success, the club said: “A massive thank you to all the girls who participated in this amazing event … Read the rest

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27
Apr

In case you missed it: our Transition Week support and activities

In Features

We hope you found the activities and tutorials throughout Transition Week helpful and you feel ready to jump into online learning! If you missed any of the activities and support we shared on Wednesday and Friday, we’ve popped it all below for you so you can catch up anytime.

The Advice Centre

The Advice Centre can support you with financial, academic and housing issues. Our team are still working remotely at the moment – it’s a free, confidential service, and is independent from the University. Our team of advisors are brilliant and if they can’t help you with a problem … Read the rest

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24
Apr

Academic Awards 2020: The Winners!

In News, What's on

Congratulations to everyone who’s been recognised in the Academic Awards 2020! Despite us not being able to celebrate in person our winners will still receive certificiates and SUSU mugs – our Academic Awards team will be in touch with our winners about this. If you missed the live ceremony, you can catch up here…

Best Consultation

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Samuel Pegg, Year 1 English Course Representative
Samuel has been praised for his ability to approach students and gather feedback. ‘Students and staff find him incredibly approachable which helps with ensuring the student voice is heard’. He has … Read the rest

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24
Apr

SUSU Secures Funding for Online Learning

In News

UPDATE: As of 17:00 on Thursday 07 May 2020 the Online Learning Grant will be closed to new applications. If you have already submitted an application, this will still be processed and you will receive an outcome via email within 10 working days. The Online Learning Grant has received a very high level of applications and has provided funding to over 1200 students.

SUSU have worked with the University to successfully secure a fund for students to buy equipment and other products you may need to enable you to study from home!

This fund is open to ALL Undergraduate and … Read the rest

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23
Apr

Ladies Lacrosse Win League and Western Conference Cup!

In Sport

Congratulations to our Ladies Lacrosse 1st Team, who played Exeter 5ths on Wednesday 11 March in the final of the Western Conference Cup, winning with a score of 19-7! Their Club Captain, Amy, tells us more about their achievements this year…

Our Ladies 1st Team have won their league this year with a clean sheet! Seeing scores against Bournemouth 1st 15-3, Plymouth 1st 15-5 and UWE 1st 15-5.

Our team have worked hard this year, through both team bonding and training, to see our team move up the league, and ultimately push Southampton into higher levels of Lacrosse.

In other … Read the rest

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23
Apr

Volunteering: How can you help?

In Features

Our VP Activities and Volunteering and Fundraising Officer have put together a list of ways you can volunteer during this crisis, while still maintaining social distancing. Volunteering can be a great way to feel productive and make yourself socialise if you’re feeling lonely. But, there is absolutely no requirement or moral pressure to volunteer if you do not have the emotional, mental or physical capacity to do so. You’re allowed to use this time just for you, and staying inside will help lots of people too!

Follow Government advice at all times

No matter what volunteering you are doing … Read the rest

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22
Apr

Southampton RAG Shortlisted for National Societies and Volunteering Award

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Congratulations to Soutampton RAG who have been shortlisted for Best Collaboration in the National Societies & Volunteering Awards 2020! The nomination is for their Fight Night event, which was held on Saturday 30 November 2019 in collaboration with SUABC (Southampton Amateur Boxing Club).

The event was sold out at Oceana Southampton, with over 600 tickets sold, and raised an incredible £18,000 for Movember. Read more on our blog: RAG’s Fight Night pulls no punches, and on Wessex Scene’s article: Reviewing the Charity Boxing Fight Night: One Month On.

The National Societies and Volunteering Awards are an annual … Read the rest

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21
Apr

What’s on at SUSU during Transition Week

In News, What's on

Welcome to term 3! We know this is a strange way to be returning to your studies but we hope you’re all settling in and getting used to online learning.

As you’ll know this week is Transition Week, and you might have spotted we are taking over Wednesday afternoon and Friday! This is your chance to find out how to get involved with our societies from afar, and the support available to you.

You can find the full Transition Week timetable on Blackboard Faculty Hubs.

Wednesday 22 April, 14:00 – 17:00

Wednesday is our day to showcase our fantastic societies … Read the rest

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20
Apr

Nominees Announced for AU Ball 2020!

In News, Sport, What's on

We are excited to announce our longlist of nominees for the AU Ball 2020! We plan to hold a virtual awards ceremony on Friday 01 May on our Facebook page. We will announce more details for this soon!

In the meantime, here are your nominees…

1st Year Sportsperson

Jessy Marin – Canoe Polo Club
Kate Callaghan Benton – Canoe Polo Club
Sam Sterling – Canoe Polo Club
Rowan Kettle – Canoe Polo Club
Patrick Stuckle – Canoe Polo Club
Harry Burns – Men’s Football Club
Kai Major – Table Tennis Club
Ellie Brown – Netball Club

Sports Volunteer of the

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