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
The Students’ Union recently donated old Freshers’ t-shirts to the charity Farm4Life, who have distributed them across various projects in Liberia.
These projects include a school for the blind, the Liberian Disability Centre, the Bob Bates Academy Liberia and the Farm4Life office in Liberia.
Farm4life is an international charity committed to empowering individuals, and organisations, to help communities flourish. They have sent aid and/or run projects in Ghana, Ukraine, Gambia, Madagascar, Uganda and many more countries around the world.
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We are pleased to announce our first International Forum, a casual discussion event held every month free for all to attend.
Its aim is to brainstorm ideas to see what future changes you would like to see regarding all things international.
The first International Forum will take place at 11am on the 11th December 2018 in Bar 2 in the Students’ Union (Building 42).
You don’t have to come for the whole thing, you can drop in whenever and stay for as little or as long as you would like. Refreshments will be provided.
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The most glamorous and festive event of the year, The Christmas Ball, is tomorrow night! Dress to impress and party the night away at Christmases past, present and future!
We’ve tons of amazing entertainment lined up for you, including:
- Meet Scrooge
- Ice Rink
- Adrian Murphy DJ set in The Cube
- Christmas carollers
- Silent Disco with 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s hits
- The Christmas Present Bar
- FREE prosecco for everyone (non-alcoholic options also available)
- Meet Steve McFadden (subject to availability)
- Selfie with Santa at our Magic Mirror photobooth
Don’t miss the perfect way to celebrate the festive season with your … Read the rest
This week is Women in Sport Week, an annual week with free sports taster sessions, guest speakers and sport challenges to break down barriers, challenge gender stereotypes and celebrate our amazing women in sport. This is Amy’s story.
Zumba President Amy, is all about female empowerment, ““I’m always encouraging girls to whoop and scream and I’m always cheering people on even when I’m instructing, I’m always very loud.” laughs Amy.
For Amy, Zumba created a home-from-home after moving away from her family to come to university. “Zumba was a way to make friends and build a sense of community” … Read the rest
Mind Society’s annual walk with the Hill Walking Club has so far raised an incredible £308 for charity.
The annual walk sees Mind Society and the Hillwalking Club come together with volunteers to walk all the way to Winchester from Southampton dressed in their best Christmas attire. This year proceeds from the walk will be going to both Solent Mind, the Southampton branch of the mental health charity Mind and No Limits, a charity offering free and confidential information, advice, counselling, support and advocacy for young people.
Mind Society President, Kiana, says “the Santa walk to Winchester has … Read the rest
This week is Women in Sport Week, an annual week with free sports taster sessions, guest speakers and sport challenges to break down barriers, challenge gender stereotypes and celebrate our amazing women in sport. This is Laura’s story.
Laura’s first taste of martial arts was in her local karate hall in rural Essex where there was just seven other members, three of them members of her own family and also two 80-year-old men. “I didn’t get the best experience of martial arts and defending myself ” smiles Laura. “Even though I felt capable, I don’t think I actually was.” … Read the rest
This week it’s Women in Sport week here at the Students’ Union. Celebrating by joining in with free taster sessions, guest speakers and sports challenges. Together we will challenge gender stereotypes around sports, break down barriers and show that #SotonGirlsCan!
All events for Women in Sport Week are completely free and open for everyone to attend!
MONDAY 03 December:
Canoe Polo – 10:30-11:30 // (dry session) Team Southampton Hall
Basketball – 11:00-13:00 // Jubilee Sports Hall
Ladies Football – 18:00- 20:00 // Wide Lane
Self-Defence Class – 18:00- 19:45 // The Redbrick
Group Run – 18:15-19:15 // The Redbrick… Read the rest
*Content Warning: Mention of sexual assault and rape*
The Sexual Consent Awareness (SCA) society alongside SUSU, have recently launched a university wide survey to better understand sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape at the University.
The anonymous questionnaire looks to explore the need for “more adequate policies against sexual assault for students, more accessible support systems for students to access, and a harder line on condemning all forms of sexual assault and harassment at University.”
President of SCA Laura, says “We want to ensure all students are safe at university. The survey is important to SCA in … Read the rest
Do you have an original idea, event, or project that just needs some from funding? 💰
The Students’ Union has created a funding opportunity for entrepreneurial and innovative students to help you on your way to making your dream a reality. The Union Enterprise Fund means you could receive up to £500.
Previous winner Paul Musa founded his online search platform What&Where, with help from the Union’s Enterprise Fund. After attending a Law fair, Paul met with Sarah Rogers, a representative from the Student Enterprise team. She introduced him to the various funding opportunities at the University, which resulted … Read the rest