Archive > October 2020

22
Oct

Introducing: Our New Strategy, Brand and Values

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Over the summer we have been taking a look at what matters most to us as a students’ union. What do we want to achieve? What should our purpose be? How does all of this impact on students? We’ve spoken to staff, students, and the University, and run polls, questionnaires and focus groups.

We’re excited to now introduce to you our new strategy, brand, vision and values, and how all of this puts us in a much better position to represent students and deliver on our vision: for every student to love their time at Southampton.

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21
Oct

Did you enjoy your Welcome 2020 experience?

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Now that your studies for this year are well underway, we would love to hear what you thought of your Welcome experience.

We know this September was a different start to the year than normal, and certainly different from our usual line-up of events and activities, but we hope you still had plenty of opportunities to meet new people. Our aim was to give you a safe opportunity to have fun and make new friends, as well as trying societies and sports clubs.

Whether you attended a meet and greet on campus, a virtual event, joined us for a drink … Read the rest

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20
Oct

Meet Your Candidates in the Autumn Elections 2020

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Nominations have closed in our Autumn Elections 2020, which means we now know who is running for each role!

Head over to our Elections page to meet the candiates running to become your next Course Reps, Faculty Reps, Student Officers, Postgraduate Student Officers, Senators and Chair of Senate: Autumn Elections Candidates 2020.

Make sure to take a look at who is running for each role, and when voting opens have your say on which students you think will best represent you.

Voting opens on Monday 26 October at 09:00, and is open until Wednesday 28 October at 16:00.Read the rest

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19
Oct

Autumn Elections Nominations Close TODAY!

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Nominations for our Autumn Elections, where you can run for important positions within your Students’ Union, represent fellow students and create change, close TODAY at 16:00!

Already know which role you want to run for? There’s still plenty of time to nominate yourself here: Autumn Elections 2020.

Some of the roles you can run for are…

Course Reps: Every course has a Course Rep to listen to the concerns and ideas of your course mates. They are the eyes and ears of the student voice at Southampton!

Faculty Officers, and School and Department PresidentsThese roles … Read the rest

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18
Oct

The Five Best Student Cooking Tips

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Coming to uni, you get so many opportunities to try new things, explore and be independent. Maybe before uni you had not cooked much before, or had the freedom in the kitchen to try cooking the things you want to. There are few times where you will have as much time, freedom or opportunity to try what you want. So, without further ado, here are a few of our best student cooking tips!

  1. Olive oil makes everything 5 times more delicious

It’s easy to resort to super cheap cooking oil or butter to cook all of your food in, but … Read the rest

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16
Oct

How To: Prioritise Your Mental Health at Uni

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Last week marked World Mental Health Day, so we wanted to share a blog about prioritising your mental health at university alongside the resources we shared last week. It is difficult when you are busy, working hard, away from home, or socialising a lot to keep on top of your mental health and to incorporate good self care and wellness practices into your routine.

Find activities that make you feel productive and interested

Finding activities like sports clubs, societies, part time work or other extra-curricular activities is so important. Knowing you are interested in something and have a goal or … Read the rest

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14
Oct

How to: Cope with Homesickness

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Coming to uni and leaving home can be an incredible time, having independence and being able to find your feet in a new environment. But, it can also be a really stressful time and you may be really missing your family, home and friends. During Lockdown, a lot of us spent all of our time at home, with family, and although it may have gotten tedious, it then does mean leaving may be a bit more challenging, even for returning students. We wanted to put together a few bits of advice on coping with homesickness for all students. 

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13
Oct

Introducing: Afterglow and Safe Dating

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Afterglow is a dating app with wellbeing and safety at the heart of it, created by University of Southampton students. Dating is a minefield of conventions, comedy and awkward encounters, but it can also be unsafe. Meeting someone we don’t know, of course is a risk. So, here are a few tips from the Afterglow team about safe dating!

If you or someone you know has encountered abuse, harassment or assault while at university, please contact the local authorities or use the SUSU Report and Support Tool. 

Tips on Safe Dating 

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13
Oct

Welcome might be over, but it’s not too late to join Clubs and Societies!

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Many of you have been getting to know all the clubs and societies on offer at uni through our Meet and Greets, Big Online Fair and taster sessions. Socials have been attended, friends have been made and new hobbies have been discovered. But, you might not have had the chance to come along, or maybe you weren’t sure what you wanted to go to.

Never fear, because you can still join clubs and societies!

Head over to susu.org/opportunities to find all of our clubs and societies. With over 300 to choose from ranging from basketball to cricket, quidditch to philosophy, … Read the rest

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12
Oct

The Best Hidden Gems in Southampton

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Whether you’re new to Southampton this year or have been living here for a while, there may be some awesome places you haven’t heard of that could make your time in Southampton all the more enjoyable. So, we asked you on our Instagram, where you HAVE to check out!

Cafe Thrive

Based in the city centre, Cafe Thrive is a vegan cafe serving healthy fast food and plant based alternatives to milkshakes, desserts, burgers and more! With a great vibe and excellent food, this is a must try!

Sunsets on The Common

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