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30
Sep

Welcome 2020: Who Are Your Sabbatical Officers and What Do They Do? (Part One!)

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We are SUSU, your Student’s Union made up of students, opportunities, places and volunteers; a team. At the helm of our team we have our sabbatical officers. Now, that’s all well and good, but what actually are sabbatical officers, who are they and what do they do?

A Students’ Union is a unique workplace as it is led by a team of five full-time Sabbatical Officers, who are elected annually by students to lead and direct the organisation and to represent students. We want you to get to know who your Sabbatical Officers are, so you can see the work … Read the rest

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27
Sep

Introducing: Erasmus Student Network, Southampton

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As part of the Erasmus scheme, Southampton welcomes students from all over the world into its community, and many of our students get the opportunity to travel, learn and grow as part of the scheme. To help people feel at home, meet new people or just to have fun, there is the Erasmus Student Network. We had a chat with their incoming committee about who they are and what they do!

What is your society, what do you do and who is involved?

We are Erasmus Student Network. Our society brings together international students with existing Southampton students in a … Read the rest

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26
Sep

Introducing: University of Southampton Ladies Cricket Club

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Did you find yourself glued to the cricket this summer with little else happening in the sporting world? Want to see more women in cricket? Or maybe you’re just interested in going to great socials and meeting new people! We chatted to the Ladies Cricket Club about what they do, so you can have all the information you could need to get in touch and find out more. 

What is your society, what do you do and who is involved?

We are Southampton University Ladies Cricket Club, a group for those interested in playing cricket, developing new skills and most … Read the rest

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24
Sep

Starting Uni – Top Tips From Current Students to Incoming Students

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Pre-uni nerves have kicked in, and you have made your trip to Ikea/Wilko/other student appropriate shop where you can get what you need to take with you. Sure, physically you are pretty prepared, you’ve got it all sorted. But, what will actually happen once you’re there, what should you expect? You might just be nervous. Everyone is, and that is totally normal! 

But we want to help put your mind at ease, new students, or even returners who aren’t sure about the upcoming academic year. We asked students past and present what advice they would give to someone starting uni, … Read the rest

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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

Louise Chase Read the rest

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