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21
Sep

Welcome 2020: Six Things To Do After You Move In

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So you’ve unpacked the boxes, stacked your pots and pans and waved goodbye to the car pulling up the road. Your new flat is now really yours; but what do you do now that you’ve actually moved into your new home?

We are here with a few ideas of what you can do to make your transition into student life as smooth as possible and to share some hints and tips about moving out and living in Southampton.

  • Have a cuppa with your new housemates

    You may have met online before move-in, but these people are now living with you,
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09
Sep

What to Pack for University (and what you can probably leave behind)

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When you move to uni, it may feel like your room is full to the brim with stuff.

You are 1 part person, 3 parts IKEA purchases, shower caddies and pots and pans. There are boxes crammed with things you might need, could need, will inevitably share with your housemates and more tea towels than you know what to do with.

It is however inevitable that out of your entire flat, you won’t be able to find a single clean tea towel in a week. 

So, when you have hundreds of videos from popular studytubers and endless blog posts about … Read the rest

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22
May

Our Response to Racist Incident

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We have been made aware of an incident of targeted racism that occurred during the collaborative workshop with Wessex Scene and Ashamed, held on Zoom last week.

We are appalled to hear this has happened so blatantly. We understand that, although this was extreme, our students of colour continue to experience racism in many forms generally. SUSU absolutely condemns this and all forms of discrimination, outlined in our Expect Respect Policy, and we hold all members of our community to this standard. We do not know if the person who entered this call was a fellow student, but if they … Read the rest

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29
Apr

How to spot and avoid Coronavirus scams

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The current environment has allowed repugnant fraudsters to target our most vulnerable in a range of scams which, as of 20 March 2020, have led to approximately £960,000 being stolen from individuals. The City of London Police have reported a 400% increase in coronavirus-related scams and 105 crimes have been reported to Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for crime and cyber-crime. Many of these scams are ones we have seen before such as phishing sites or nasty malware attacking your computer. Others are related to online shopping scams involving highly sought-after items such as face masks and … Read the rest

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14
Mar

Boat Club Success with Fundraiser at Karaoke

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Congratulations to SUBC who raised £131.64 for Prostate Cancer UK at their Karaoke takeover last week. They had previously asked people to dress up in blue when attending the event to show solidarity.

The club also plan to ‘March for Men‘, a 50km walk from the Boat Club to Bournemouth Beach during March. The fundraiser has currently raised 25% of its £2500 target and if you would like to donate you can do here.

This is all to raise awareness of the fact that 1 in 8 men are expected to get prostate cancer in their lifetime, with … Read the rest

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11
Mar

Student Media Groups up for National Accolades

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It’s been a fantastic few weeks for our Student Media Groups who have been shortlisted or nominated for countless national awards:

Wessex Scene

Your campus news magazine has been shortlisted for three awards at the national Student Publication Awards:

Wessex Scene – Best Magazine Design

Charlotte Colombo – The Billy Dowling-Reid Award for Outstanding Commitment

Linnea Lagerstedt – The Billy Dowling-Reid Award for Outstanding Commitment

The Edge

Your campus entertainment magazine has also been shortlisted for three awards at the national Student Publication Awards:

The Edge – Best Specialist Publication

The Edge – Best Magazine Design

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10
Mar

Grad Ball – Join the Waiting List

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(Incredibly, Standard release tickets sold out in just 4 hours!)

While Early Bird and Standard release tickets have sold out for Grad Ball, you can add your name to our waiting list where you will be the first to hear about any additional ticket releases.

You can sign up to the waiting list by following the original ticket link here: boxoffice.susu.org/view/387/grad-ball-2020 Read the rest

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09
Mar

Discover something new this Culture Festival

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Prepare to discover something new this Culture Festival which is running until 20 March. You can check out the huge array of varied events on offer this year below:

Monday 09 March
🖊 Women in Creative Industries: Special Guest Elizabeth Noble, 18:00 – 22:00
💃 Zumba, 16:00 – 17:00, Activities Room, Level 2 Building 42
🔴 Capoeria Class, 18:30 – 20:00, Activities Room, Level 2 Building 42
🥋 Kung Fu, 20:00 – 22:00, Activities Room, Level 2 Building 42
🤹‍♂️ Circus Society, 20:30 – 22:00, The Cube Building 42

Tuesday 10 March
🌎 Global Village, 10:00 – 14:00, Building … Read the rest

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26
Feb

The Academic Elections are coming

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The election of Sabbatical and Student Officers in this years Spring Election on the 06 March will leave some senior empty positions within our academic representation structure. As a result, the Academic Elections will follow to fill our remaining academic officer positions.

Positions to be elected:

Sabbatical Officers:

VP Education and Democracy

(Find more information about this position here)

Faculty Officers:

Arts and Humanities Faculty Officer

Engineering and Physical Sciences Faculty Officer

Environment and Life Sciences Faculty Officer

The nominations period will open on Monday 09 March at 09:00 and close on Friday 13 March at 13:00, with voting Read the rest

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21
Feb

Will you help the Wessex Scene fund a special issue?

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The Wessex Scene are raising money to print a special edition of their magazine titled ‘Poverty & Class’ and need your help to fund the costs of printing.

This special edition will raise awareness of how issues like class divisions and poverty impact people on a local, national and international scale. 

Currently they have raised £500 of their £800 goal, and need to reach £600 in order for all of the money that has already been donated to not be automatically refunded to donors.

You can donate to the fund here, there are scaled rewards for donating £10 or … Read the rest

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