As the big move to University gets closer, there’s bound to be some things you’re feeling a little nervous about, and that’s okay!
We hope these tips put some of your worries at ease…
I’m not going to make any friends
Remember: There are lots of opportunities to meet new people, some even specifically created to help you make friends.
We have a wide range of Freshers’ events whatever your interests and they can be a great way break the ice. If you want to get a head start, there are loads of Facebook groups you can join to find … Read the rest
If you are considering an academic appeal to the results you’ve received this year, our Advice Centre are here to help.
On Thursday 28 June 13:00 – 16:00 and Friday 29 June 10:00 – 16:00 we will be running Results Hub Drop-Ins. Our Advice Centre team are independent from the University and will be available to support you through the appeals process. There’s no need to book, just turn up and one of our team will be able to speak to you.
What is an academic appeal?
There may be occasions when you may need to ask for a formal … Read the rest
The exam and hand-in season is upon us, so we have devised a handy list of 10 top tips to help you during revision and coursework…
- Get to grips with the syllabus – don’t be afraid to contact lecturers to find out what you’re expected to know so that you can revise accordingly.
- Do plenty of past papers and questions if they are available to you, as this will give you a better idea of the type of questions to expect in the real thing.
- Stick revision notes around your room to help you retain the information by associating it
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November is Men’s Health Month; we have met with students to discuss the stigma often attached to physical and mental health problems in men, and consider how we can tackle this. We spoke to Alastair about coping with depression whilst at university:
“I came to university much like any other student: excited about what seemed an endless array of possibilities. My first year passed quickly, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Then, during my second year a number of factors aligned and I began to feel depressed. Depression is one of those things that, once you’ve had it once, you … Read the rest
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
Night owls, rejoice! From Monday 06 November at 07:30, Hartley Library will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until Friday 15 December.
Group Study Rooms will also be available to book 24/7 during this period.
Remember that after 22:00, the outer Library doors are card entry only, so you’ll need your University ID cards to gain access.
24 hour opening provides the opportunity to study at all hours of the day and night, but don’t forget to take regular breaks and stay hydrated. If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed with your studies our Advice Centre, … Read the rest
With exams and coursework deadlines approaching, you will be pleased to find out that we will be running our campaign again this summer to help you to relax and remind you that while your university work is important, you are more than your studies and you deserve time to relax and re-energise between deadlines.
The timetable is shaping up to be another cracker, with visits from adorable dogs and farm animals, plus favourites such as our Postgrad Power Teas and meditation classes to help you stay chilled as you smash that work out. Here’s what you can expect:
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What would you think if we asked you – what are Rugby Football players like?
You might perhaps imagine 15 oversized, hairy and muddy men in the field of play? Do you hear their low grunts or maybe wince at the thought of bone crunching tackles? Does it conjure thoughts of wasted exertion in fruitless pursuit of an oval ball?
Well, if that is what you thought you couldn’t be more wrong.
Well, on an unprepossessing and grey day all the way back in December, men and women from our Rugby Football Club volunteered to pitch up on … Read the rest
Through the Special Considerations and Extension Deadlines Policy you may be allowed:
- An extension on a deadline
- A second attempt at an assessment or exam
- Other recommended action based on the evidence which you provide
For more information about your options:
- Look in your subject handbook
- Ask at your Faculty Student Office
- Speak to your Personal Academic Tutor or Senior Tutor
- Contact the Students’ Union Advice Centre at:
023 8059 2085
First floor, Building 40,
Highfield Campus (09:00 – 17:00)
Have your studies been affected by exceptional circumstances beyond your control?
Do you think that these circumstances have … Read the rest
Yesterday evening saw the first Student Support Symposium at The Bridge to raise staff and student awareness of existing support services available to University of Southampton students.
As well as raising awareness of support, the Symposium was intended to let people hear about students’ first-hand experiences of mental ill health and to start working towards a ‘One Click’ system, where you will you will be guided through a series of questions online to reach the appropriate support quickly.
The evening, run by our Advice Centre and Peer Support team at the Union, included the student-run services Student Minds and Nightline … Read the rest