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12
Feb

Valentine’s Day on a budget

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Wanna impress your date but running low on funds? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. We’ve put our heads together and come up with this list of handy ideas for Valentine’s on a budget. Now say it with us, ‘it’s the thought that counts.’

💗A card

Buy one: It’s a must really and some even say this is the most important part. There are a lot of places to get a cheap card these days but just make sure you write a thoughtful message inside. Just a ‘love from’ isn’t going to cut it on Valentine’s Day.

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06
Feb

Elections: FAQ

In Features, Representation

There’s one week to go until nominations for our spring elections close. That’s still plenty of time to nominate yourself or a friend for a role. So what are you waiting for? All your questions are answered right here 👇

1.) How do I nominate myself?

You will need to log in to our website and follow this link. If you have not used our website before, or are a new student starting at Southampton, you do not need to set up a new account. Please use your University credentials; these are the login details for your iSolutions … Read the rest

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05
Feb

SUSU Lettings FAQ

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I’ve never rented a house before – how do I do it?

🏡 First, make sure you have a bunch of good mates to rent with

Once you sign a Contract, you are locked in for the life of the tenancy – usually 12 months. If you fall out with other members of the group, it can be a very costly and stressful experience to extricate yourself from the Contract. Who you share with is often more important than finding the ‘right’ house

🏡 Work out what you can afford to pay for rent

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30
Jan

Welfare Wednesday Podcast No.9: How To Adult

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It’s Welfare Wednesday! This week we were out and about at the Housing and Life Skills Fayre to try and learn how to adult.

For this podcast we were joined by some very special guests to bring you all the info you could need about saving money, rating your landlord and get back that deposit 👇🎧

You can now listen to our Welfare Wednesday Podcast on SpotifyApple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

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21
Jan

Spring Elections: Run for Union President!

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If you’re thinking of running for the role of Union President, you might want to know what you’ll be working on day-to-day, and what you’re responsible for. Find out more about life as Union President below…

The Union President acts as the figurehead of the Union and is the public spokesperson, representative of all students. They ensure the Union has a strong presence across all University of Southampton campuses and Halls, and represent the views of students at sites to the University. By encouraging feedback from students about sustainability issues and lobbying the University, the President ensures we are doing … Read the rest

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19
Jan

#YouAreMoreThan: Exam tips from Evie

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This You Are More Than our Sabbs are bringing you some excellent top tips for exam season. We’re bringing you even more exam tips courtesy of our VP DCI Evie ReillyWatch the exam tips video below 👇🎬

Top tips 


Teaching people what you know 

“If you can explain it to someone who has no idea what you’re talking about then it’s a really good way to make sure you really know what you’re talking about. Sometimes you can think you’re making a really good argument but actually you’re not. One of the other things my friend … Read the rest

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17
Jan

Spring Elections: Our top tips for candidates!

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So, you’ve decided to nominate yourself to represent students in our Spring Elections – that’s great! Take a look at our top tips below for every stage in our elections, from submitting your nomination, to campaigning, and those all-important votes. You can nominate yourself at susu.org/elections or suggest a friend at susu.org/representation/suggest-a-friend.

First up, consider these tips before submitting your nomination…

  • Talk to your course mates to see what problems they have faced as a student. Doing the groundwork before submitting your nomination can help you to have a campaign that speaks to your fellow students.
  • Talk to staff at
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16
Jan

#YouAreMoreThan: Exam tips from Emily

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This You Are More Than our Sabbs are bringing you some excellent top tips for exam season. Next up we have VP Communities Emily Harrison.Watch her exam tips video to learn how it’s done 👇🎬

First step for Emily is to get out all her highlighters and coloured pens. “When I would study I would get all the colours I could possibly get because I love to colour code.”

“I go through and highlight all of the useful information with different colours” says Emily “and then I will go through with revision cards and follow up on the colours.”

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13
Jan

#YouAreMoreThan: Exam tips from Isabella

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This You Are More Than our Sabbs are bringing you some excellent top tips for exam season. We are starting with our VP Welfare Isabella Camilleri who is sharing her suggestions for looking after yourself when things get stressful. Watch below 👇🎬

You might want to be somewhere comfy but Isabella suggests separating the environment where you sleep and the one where you chill. “If you bring them together you’ll be stressed when you’re trying to sleep and when you’re trying to work you’ll just want to nap.”

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10
Jan

Society Spotlight: StageSoc

In Features, Opportunities

The Stage Technicians’ Society provide technical support for more than 20 productions by Performing Arts Societies every year, covering lighting, sound and stage. 

“We work mostly at The Annex Theatre but sometimes have opportunities at other venues, such as The Nuffield, Turner Sims, or the Guildhall.”

Members can take part in as many or as few shows a year as the desire, and individuals of any level of experience are welcome, as they hold introductory training sessions and have dedicated mentors who support new members. 

So what can you expect by joining StageSoc? “Members can get stuck into our strong … Read the rest

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