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14
Oct

Invisible Disabilities Week

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Blog by Lily McDermaid, Disabilities Officer

This week is Invisible Disabilities Week, an annual campaign celebrated during 14 – 20 October. Over the course of this week, several articles written by students will be published on the Wessex Scene in order to share their experiences and shed some light on what living with an invisible disability or illness is like. Head on over to wessexscene.co.uk to read these articles and please share articles so as many people as possible can hear the important messages behind this awareness campaign. Feel free to get in touch with Lily McDermaid, Disabilities Officer … Read the rest

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25
Sep

The Plant Pot Now Open!

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Our new hub of sustainable living unfurls its vines on Monday 23 September, in Level 3 of Building 42.

The Plant Pot will exclusively serve tasty vegan and vegetarian food options, as well as offering a zero waste shop and sustainable lifestyle items available to buy.

Delicious Vegan and Vegetarian Food

We’ve had a sneak peek of the menu and there are lots of delicious options to choose from: sandwiches, wraps, pies, salads and pasties as well as hot meals. We can’t wait to try the Sweet Potato Curry, Chilli Tacos and Wild Mushroom Pasta. There’s also beef-style burgers and … Read the rest

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17
Sep

What are your concerns about Brexit?

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Our VP Welfare and Communities, Laura Barr, has been meeting with various people in the University to gain a better understanding of what the University’s plan is for a no-deal Brexit.

Laura intends to lobby the University to put provisions in place to mitigate potential damage for EU and International students, British students who want to study abroad, and prospective students, should a no-deal Brexit take place.

SUSU now has a central role on the No-Deal Brexit Taskforce with the University. This means that there will now be a SUSU presence to protect the interests of our students and … Read the rest

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10
Sep

World Suicide Prevention Day

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Content Warning: talk of suicide, suicidal ideation, death, mental illness


Despite the breaking down of stigma around mental illness, suicide is still seen as a taboo topic. Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day dedicated to preventing suicide through action, conversation and support.

A lesser-talked about issue within this conversation is suicidal ideation. Many people experience suicidal thoughts without actively planning for it, or even necessarily wanting to.

Something I’d learned in therapy this year was that intrusive thoughts, and thoughts about death and suicide, are actually a lot more common than we think. Many people experience intrusive thoughts … Read the rest

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14
Jun

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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11
Jun

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 susu.org/housing or speak to our Advice Centre.

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06
Jun

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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28
May

Community Spotlight: Southampton Hub

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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 Southampton Hub and Charlotte spoke with Melissa Camargo, Communications Officer at Southampton Hub.

What is Southampton Hub?

We are the Southampton based branch of charity focusing on encouraging and supporting students who want to and are passionate about making an impact on their local community.

How does Southampton Hub work, and how do students come Read the rest

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16
May

You Are More Than Your Studies: What help is available?

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As a Students’ Union, mental health and wellbeing is so important to us. SUSU, as well as University of Southampton, have a number of services available to every student. We would like to take this You Are More Than Your Studies to remind you of these. 

Whether you need some support, would like to get involved or just need some more info we’ve got it all below. 

The Advice Centre

The Advice Centre, located in Building 40, provides free, independent and confidential support to all students. They can help you with issues that could be impacting your mental health Read the rest

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25
Apr

Academic Integrity and Exams: Why It Matters

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Hello there! Sam Dedman here, SUSU VP Education for 2017-19. I’m here today to talk about something which has become of increasing importance within both the Union and University – academic integrity. Following a significant increase in unintentional breaches of academic integrity during the Semester 1 exam period reported to the SUSU Advice Centre we decided it was time to take some action.  

Make sure it’s your degree, your content. Take a look at our top tips for academic integrity below:

Academic integrity is quite a broad concept – in fact, the University has a document called Academic Integrity Guidance Read the rest

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