We understand how difficult things are for students in the current circumstances, especially now that England will enter another lockdown from Thursday 05 November. Please remember there is always lots of help and support available from SUSU, the University and external teams. Some of our outlets and services will remain open during this next lockdown, please see the opening times below.
Support for Students
If you are struggling with your mental health, feeling lonely or just want to talk about what’s on your mind please make sure you reach out to someone. You’re not alone and lots of students may … Read the rest
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
The process of finding and moving into a new home is likely to be different, as those involved in the process will need to adapt practices and procedures to ensure that the risk of spread of coronavirus is reduced as far as
As a Students’ Union, mental health and wellbeing is so important to us. SUSU, as well as University of Southampton, have a number of services available to every student. We would like to take this You Are More Than Your Studies to remind you of these.
Whether you need some support, would like to get involved or just need some more info we’ve got it all below.
The Advice Centre
TheAdvice Centre, located in Building 40, provides free, independent and confidential support to all students. They can help you with issues that could be impacting your mental health … Read the rest
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
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: