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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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10
Oct

World Mental Health Day 2020: You Are Not Alone

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Content warning: Mental Illness

Saturday 10th October 2020 is World Mental Health Day, and we wanted to take this opportunity to let students know that in these particularly difficult times, we are here to help you with your mental health.

Problems like loneliness, homesickness, work pressures, housing issues, financial difficulties, romantic relationships, and physical health can all contribute to mental illness or struggling with your mental wellbeing at university. Whether you are a new or returning student, we know that sometimes there are things going on in your life which may negatively affect your mental health. We will be posting … Read the rest

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07
Oct

What are the Autumn Elections all about?

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As a Students Union, we are independent from the University and we are run by students, for students. We are here to represent you and ultimately help make your university experience the best it can be.

Every Autumn we hold elections to fill roles within the Union such as Student Officers and Academic Representatives – these include our team of Course Reps, School and Department Presidents, and Faculty Officers. These Officers and Reps work with our five full-time Sabbatical Officers to take the concerns and ideas of students and make sure they are acted upon, and ultimately make sure students … Read the rest

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01
Oct

Black History Month 2020

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Black History Month is the time for staff, students, societies and the wider community to reflect on, celebrate and learn about Black History.

Every October since 1987, Britain has come together to discuss, celebrate and learn about Black history. Black History Month is incredibly important every year, but with the tragic and tumultuous events of 2020, it is more important than ever before that conversations about race and history take place.

Here are some of the events we are hosting this month:

Weekly Book Recommendations as part of our Black History Month Book Club on our Facebook page

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14
Sep

Welcome 2020: Top Tips For Living in Halls From Students, To Students

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Living in halls is a whole new world of people, experiences and opportunities, and it is such a great way to broaden your horizons, have fun and really immerse yourself in university life. It can be a total change from your life at home, and can be pretty daunting, so we want to give you some advice from the people who have been exactly where you are, about to move into halls, unsure of what to expect. 

We asked students past and present what advice they would give someone moving into halls and here are just a few of the … Read the rest

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