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05
Feb

SUSU Lettings FAQ

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I’ve never rented a house before – how do I do it?

🏡 First, make sure you have a bunch of good mates to rent with

Once you sign a Contract, you are locked in for the life of the tenancy – usually 12 months. If you fall out with other members of the group, it can be a very costly and stressful experience to extricate yourself from the Contract. Who you share with is often more important than finding the ‘right’ house

🏡 Work out what you can afford to pay for rent

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31
Jan

Get financially savvy with help from SUSU!

In Support, What's on

Next week is National Student Money Week, and we are giving students the opportunity to learn key skills in budgeting and learning how to manage money.

The Advice Centre team will be at the following locations next week. Come along for freebies and competitions.

Monday 04 February // 10:00 – 14:00 // Hartley Library, Highfield Campus

Tuesday 05 February // 10:00 – 14:00 // NOCS Exhibition Area

Wednesday 06 February // 10:00 – 14:00 // WSA Café

Thursday 07 February // 10:00 – 14:00 // Avenue Campus North Corridor

Friday 08 February // 10:00 – 14:00 // Boldrewood Café… Read the rest

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19
Jan

#YouAreMoreThan: Exam tips from Evie

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This You Are More Than our Sabbs are bringing you some excellent top tips for exam season. We’re bringing you even more exam tips courtesy of our VP DCI Evie ReillyWatch the exam tips video below 👇🎬

Top tips 


Teaching people what you know 

“If you can explain it to someone who has no idea what you’re talking about then it’s a really good way to make sure you really know what you’re talking about. Sometimes you can think you’re making a really good argument but actually you’re not. One of the other things my friend … Read the rest

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18
Jan

Learn ‘how to adult’ at the Union this month!

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When did you learn to read your gas meter? Are you up to date with paying your bills? Are you getting the most out of your central heating? The Union is here to help you pick up key life skills this month!

Housing and Life Skills Day

Tuesday 29 January, 11:00 – 15:00, on the Redbrick (Highfield campus)
Learn more about student housing and important life skills you might not have mastered yet, like budgeting, maintaining your home and first aid.
There will be the opportunity to win prizes in our raffle too.

Meet a Housemate

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16
Jan

#YouAreMoreThan: Exam tips from Emily

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This You Are More Than our Sabbs are bringing you some excellent top tips for exam season. Next up we have VP Communities Emily Harrison.Watch her exam tips video to learn how it’s done 👇🎬

First step for Emily is to get out all her highlighters and coloured pens. “When I would study I would get all the colours I could possibly get because I love to colour code.”

“I go through and highlight all of the useful information with different colours” says Emily “and then I will go through with revision cards and follow up on the colours.”

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13
Jan

#YouAreMoreThan: Exam tips from Isabella

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This You Are More Than our Sabbs are bringing you some excellent top tips for exam season. We are starting with our VP Welfare Isabella Camilleri who is sharing her suggestions for looking after yourself when things get stressful. Watch below 👇🎬

You might want to be somewhere comfy but Isabella suggests separating the environment where you sleep and the one where you chill. “If you bring them together you’ll be stressed when you’re trying to sleep and when you’re trying to work you’ll just want to nap.”

“It doesn’t have to be a stressful environment” Isabella … Read the rest

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19
Dec

Remember, You Are More Than Your Studies!

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Our You Are More Than campaign is back for January 2019! We have lots of activities planned, including free exercise sessions, and the best news of all… the Hearing Dogs are back! You can also grab some free soup and take advantage of our study and chill out spaces.

Studying is important but we would like to encourage everyone to keep your study habits healthy – this means remembering to take lots of breaks, eat healthily, exercise, and look after your mental health. 

Meet the Hearing Dogs
Tuesday 15 January, 10:30 – 14:00
Meet the adorable hearing dogs and chill out … Read the rest

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18
Dec

Stay Safe this Holiday Season

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During the festive season you may find you are celebrating in the city, partying with friends, or maybe you are studying late into the evening. Whatever the reason, if you are staying out late make sure you have a plan for travelling around the city and getting home. We have some helpful info below to guide you…

Safety Bus
The Union’s Safety Bus is available every evening from 21:00 during term time, on the Redbrick outside Building 42, Highfield Campus. Our team will drop you off right at your door for just £1.50 if you live within 3 miles of … Read the rest

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02
Dec

SCA and SUSU launch Sexual Assault Survey

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*Content Warning: Mention of sexual assault and rape*

The Sexual Consent Awareness (SCA) society alongside SUSU, have recently launched a university wide survey to better understand sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape at the University.

The anonymous questionnaire looks to explore the need for “more adequate policies against sexual assault for students, more accessible support systems for students to access, and a harder line on condemning all forms of sexual assault and harassment at University.”

President of SCA Laura, says “We want to ensure all students are safe at university. The survey is important to SCA in … Read the rest

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