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24
Jan

Community Spotlight: The Art House Gallery and Café

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We are launching new community spotlights this year, led by our Community and Volunteering Officer, Charlotte Colombo. These spotlights will cover some of the brilliant volunteering opportunities you can get involved with in and around Southampton alongside your studies.

Today’s spotlight is on The Art House Gallery Café, and Charlotte spoke to Devin Valentine, Coordinator at The Art House and alumni of the University of Southampton.

What is The Art House?
We are a not-for-profit community interest company on Above Bar St. We are also an ethical performance and art venue, with a vegan kitchen offering a seasonal menu of … Read the rest

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11
Jan

Community Spotlight: Naomi House & Jacksplace

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We are launching new community spotlights this year, led by our Community and Volunteering Officer, Charlotte Colombo. These spotlights will cover some of the brilliant volunteering opportunities you can get involved with in and around Southampton alongside your studies. Charlotte is launching the series with a look at Naomi House & Jacksplace.

What is Naomi House?
Naomi House & Jacksplace is a locally-based hospice which treats approximately 325 children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions. Naomi’s House focuses on the care of younger people whilst Jacksplace provides care to teenagers and young adults with serious conditions.

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10
Jan

Society Spotlight: StageSoc

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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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08
Jan

Students’ Union Enterprise Fund winner awarded £400 investment

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As part of the Enterprise Fund 2018 the Students’ Union has awarded Avila Chidume £400 to support the development of her growing business.

Avila creates diverse and personalised greetings cards and artwork aimed at marginalised groups including those with disabilities, identifying as LGBT+ and ethnic minorities. Currently selling her cards on platforms like Etsy, Avila hopes to expand her business, by introducing other merchandise and developing a website.She aims through her business, to improve representation and exclusivity within the greetings card industry.

The Students’ Union created the enterprise fund to support entrepreneurial and innovative students develop and grow their … Read the rest

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10
Dec

Students’ Union Donates T-Shirts to Farm4Life

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The Students’ Union recently donated old Freshers’ t-shirts to the charity Farm4Life, who have distributed them across various projects in Liberia.

These projects include a school for the blind, the Liberian Disability Centre, the Bob Bates Academy Liberia and the Farm4Life office in Liberia.

Farm4life is an international charity committed to empowering individuals, and organisations, to help communities flourish. They have sent aid and/or run projects in Ghana, Ukraine, Gambia, Madagascar, Uganda and many more countries around the world.

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04
Dec

Over £300 raised in MindSoc and Hillwalking Club’s Santa Hillwalk

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Mind Society’s annual walk with the Hill Walking Club has so far raised an incredible £308 for charity.

The annual walk sees Mind Society and the Hillwalking Club come together with volunteers to walk all the way to Winchester from Southampton dressed in their best Christmas attire. This year proceeds from the walk will be going to both Solent Mind, the Southampton branch of the mental health charity Mind and No Limits, a charity offering free and confidential information, advice, counselling, support and advocacy for young people.

Mind Society President, Kiana, says “the Santa walk to Winchester has … Read the rest

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03
Dec

Women in Sport Week: Laura’s Story

In Features, Opportunities, Sport

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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01
Dec

Receive £500 from The Union Enterprise Fund

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Do you have an original idea, event, or project that just needs some from funding? 💰

The Students’ Union has created a funding opportunity for entrepreneurial and innovative students to help you on your way to making your dream a reality. The Union Enterprise Fund means you could receive up to £500.

Previous winner Paul Musa founded his online search platform What&Where, with help from the Union’s Enterprise Fund. After attending a Law fair, Paul met with Sarah Rogers, a representative from the Student Enterprise team. She introduced him to the various funding opportunities at the University, which resulted … Read the rest

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22
Nov

ACCC Receive £3,000 Grant from Sport England

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Our Athletics and Cross Country Club (ACCC) recently applied to Sport England for a grant of £3,561 – we are thrilled to report this application was successful!

The funding will be used for new indoor high jump mats and an indoor shot put throwing circle platform.

Jon Pairman, President of ACCC, says: “This equipment is essential for athletics training during the winter and when the weather is poor. Currently the only athletics track in Southampton closes off the high jump mats when the weather is poor, so for the entirety of September through to March/April we cannot train for high jump … Read the rest

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