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18
Jul

We’re a Top 25 Students’ Union

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We are pleased to announce we were voted a Top 25 Students’ Union at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019. This annual awards ceremony recognises institutions for excellence in a wide variety of academic and social areas, from ‘Top University’ to ‘Giving Back’.

Our students voted us 16th in the Students’ Union category out of 131 institutions, and we were voted 9th in the Clubs and Societies category! Thank you to everyone who took the time to give a review.

In order to compile the votes, Whatuni.com collects 41,000 student reviews across 160 institutions asking them to rate their own … Read the rest

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28
May

Win tickets to Reading Festival 2019

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Tell us what events you would like to see us put on next year and you could win 2 tickets to Reading Festival 2019. 

Complete our survey and upload your favourite photo from Freshers’ and we’ll automatically enter you into our prize draw to win tickets to Reading Festival. You could be seeing incredible acts including Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975 and more! 

Complete the survey here. 

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22
May

Rate Your Crib to win £350

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Rate Your Crib is back and we want to know about the good, the bad and the ugly. 

Tell us about your student housing experience this year, whether it’s been expensive or cheap, dirty or clean, great or terrible.

Everyone who takes part will be entered into a prize draw – the winner will receive £350 and runners-up will receive IKEA vouchers!

Your feedback will help us support future students, whether they live in Halls, private rented accommodation or at home. All students can complete the survey.… Read the rest

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21
May

Statement regarding The Soton Tab

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The Soton Tab recently published an article regarding the death of a University of Southampton student. This article displays a complete lack of sensitivity on the subject, with no mention of support services for readers. 

The Union has received complaints from students, including submissions to You Make Change, and the article has received considerable backlash on social media.

Students have asked the Union to take action.  We have therefore contacted the national Tab directly and asked them to take down the article out of respect for the student, their family & friends, and all those affected by this tragic event.… Read the rest

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15
May

Excellence in Volunteering Awards 2019: the winners

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Our Excellence in Volunteering Awards are a chance to say well done and thank you to students who have gone the extra mile with their volunteering efforts this year, whether that’s helping in the community, fundraising or giving up their own time to benefit a society or sports club.

Here are this year’s winners:

Best contribution to the Creative Industries: Ben McQuigg

Best Behind-the-Scenes Contribution: Patrik Toobe

Social Impact Award: Charlotte Colombo

Best Student-Led Academic Campaign: Jessica Sainsbury

Best Sports Initiative: Tara Granea

Outstanding Commitment to Equality and Diversity: Maryam Malakoutikhah

Best Environmental Sustainability Initiative: BeeSoc

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09
Nov

Meet the WSA Committee: International Officer

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In our blog post earlier today, we found out more about Venny, our WSA Campus President. Now it’s time to see what our WSA International Officer, Bridgett, had to say.

What do you study and what year are you in?

I study Fashion Marketing and I’m in my second year.

What are you most excited about as International Officer?

I’m looking forward to ensuring that international students feel included and welcome in the Student’s Union. I hope to assure that proper information regarding the British education system is passed along to students so they feel comfortable in their studies.… Read the rest

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09
Nov

Meet the WSA Committee: WSA Campus President

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As you know from our blog post yesterday, we have recently welcomed two brand new members to the WSA Committee 2017/18. We chatted to all six members of the committee to help you get to know them a little better, and put a face to a name. First up, let’s meet Venezia (or Venny as she likes to be called) who was elected as our new WSA Campus President in the Autumn Elections this year.

What do you study and what year are you in?

I’m a second year Games Design and Art student.

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08
Nov

Meet the WSA Committee 2017/18

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Following the results from the Autumn Elections, we are proud to welcome two brand new members to the WSA Committee 2017/18 – Venezia Georgieva as WSA Campus President, and Bridgett Medeiros as International Officer. Big congratulations to you both!

Let’s take a look at all six committee members, to find out what each position involves…

Campus President – Venezia (Venny) Georgieva

As the Campus President, Venny’s main aim is to make positive changes to your everyday life at University. She is therefore responsible for making your voice heard at both Winchester and Southampton campuses.

International Officer – Bridgett Medeiros

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07
Nov

Society Spotlight: Football Beyond Borders

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We recently met with the President of Football Beyond Borders Southampton, Adnan Bakir, to find out more about the fantastic projects the society run and what they’ve been working on since their launch last year. Football Beyond Borders is an education charity with a core programme based in London. Their aim is to support and develop young people (aged 8 – 19) in the local community who may be from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is achieved ‘on and off the pitch’ through the power of football but also through mentoring sessions, to help young people achieve their goals and make … Read the rest

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03
Nov

Expect Respect – What does consent mean to you?

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Hi, it’s Sam Higman, VP Welfare, and I’m here with another Expect Respect blog following our campaign last week.

 

Trigger Warning: rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment

Last week, I wrote a blog about our Expect Respect campaign, which had a focus on sexual consent awareness. Throughout the week, student leaders, committee members and staff members wore  Expect Respect wristbands to show support for the campaign. In fact, many of us continue to wear them, and will do so on a daily basis.

We also ran the No Worries Wednesday Fayre on Wednesday 25 October, with relevant support and … Read the rest

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