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20
Dec

Students create Christmas cards for Contact the Elderly

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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

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19
Dec

Welfare Wednesday Podcast No.8: The Recap

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It’s Welfare Wednesday! This week we are joined by some very special  guests. 

We’re sharing all the highlights of this term as well as some pretty big exclusives. Find out about all the things coming up in 2019 right here 👇🎧

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

Want to join the conversation, or would like a topic to be discussed? Send us a message.

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17
Dec

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

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Happy Holidays, from everyone here at the Students’ Union.

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05
Dec

Women in Sport Week: Amy’s Story

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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

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03
Dec

Women in Sport Week: Laura’s Story

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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

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30
Nov

Holiday Food Drive: One CAN Make a Difference!

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What is the Students’ Union Food Drive?

Hi everyone, it’s Charlotte, your Community and Volunteering Officer for 2018/19! I’m here to announce a project I have been working on with the External Engagement team and the Students’ Union to help support the local community over the holidays.

From now until Tuesday 18 December, there is a food drive collection point on Highfield Campus (Building 42) which we hope will make a big difference to the lives of people in our local community. I, along with the External Engagement zone of the Students’ Union, have launched this project because the current levels … Read the rest

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28
Nov

Change Summit + AGM: What’s it all about?

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On Thursday 29 November 2018, the Union will be holding a Making Change Summit and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Students’ Union. This event will be held in the Café on Level 3 of Building 42, Highfield Campus from 14:00 onwards.

Your attendance and contribution will help to directly shape the work that is done over this next year by your team of elected officers. Join in with the discussion and share your ideas. Register your vote by clicking here.

What is an AGM? 

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23
Nov

Jailbreak: What’s it all about?

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You’ve probably heard it mentioned by now, the annual fundraising hitchhike organised by our amazing RAG has seen previous year’s volunteers reach Dubai, Morocco and Hong Kong. Jailbreak is one of the most exciting charity events you can get involved in but how does it all work? 🗺✈️

It’s simple. Groups of 2 or 3 compete in a race against time to get as far away from Southampton as possible, without spending any of their own money. This year, groups are raising money for three charities, Yellow Door, Anthony Nolan and Help Refugees. Each group must raise an initial £50 … Read the rest

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14
Nov

Wednesday Welfare Podcast No.5: Transgender Awareness Week

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This week is #transawarenessweek – a time for transgender people and their allies to bring awareness of transgender and gender non-conforming people and to highlight issues the community face. 

This week we were joined by Nia, President of our LGBT+ Society and Fleur, President of our Feminist Society to talk all about Transgender Awareness Week. 

Next week, on Tuesday 20th November, it is Transgender Day of Remembrance. This is an annual observance day to honour those whose lives were lost in anti-transgender violence. You can read more about Southampton’s own Transgender Day of Remembrance event by clicking here.Read the rest

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07
Nov

Welfare Wednesday Podcast No.4: Stress Awareness Day

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Today is National Stress Awareness Day – an opportunity to take a moment to think about your wellbeing and find advice or support on managing stress. We’re getting the conversation started with this week’s Welfare Wednesday Podcast 👇🎧

This week we’re joined by Kiana, President of the Mind Society to talk all things stress at Uni.

An NUS survey found that 87% of students experienced stress at Uni. Deadlines, assignments, managing your money and being away from family and friends can all trigger stress. If you feel like you need help or would just like someone to talk to, Read the rest

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