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04
Jan

Special Considerations and Extension Deadlines

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We understand that January can be a stressful month for many of you, so we’re running a series of activities and events to help you stay focused and stress free – and remind you that you’re more than your studies.

We’ll also be making you aware of the University’s Special Considerations and Deadline Extensions Policy, which exists to help students who have experienced circumstances beyond their control and may be struggling to meet upcoming deadlines.

We’ll be with the Advice Centre at different campuses on the following dates with information and support on what to do if you have … Read the rest

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19
Dec

How to balance work and your studies

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January can be a stressful time for students, you may have University exams, portfolio deadlines, your thesis to write or you may be on placement. All this, coupled with the commitments of your job may feel a little overwhelming. Most universities recommend that students only take on a maximum of between 10 and 15 hours employment per week during the academic term, but a study carried out by the NUS and Endsleigh Insurance in 2013 found that 57% of students hold down a part-time job whilst at university, with nine out of 10 of that number working as many as … Read the rest

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16
Dec

Keep safe over Christmas

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We want to make sure you stay safe and sound this holiday (and forever), so please take care of yourselves by following these steps:

  • Have you charged your phone before your night out?
  • Have you saved the Radio Taxis number into your contacts? Radio Taxis is our official taxi partner and the only company that runs our safe taxi scheme. This means that you can get home from a night out even if you have run out of money. Click here to find out more.
  • Have you checked how all of your friends are getting home? Make sure you look
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05
Dec

Coping with family at Christmas

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Going home for Christmas is a joy for many, but it can also bring quite a few problems with it; from the temporary loss of independence to having to live by the rules of the house, rather than your own.

The first, and most important thing to remember is that if you’re going home or have been invited somewhere for Christmas, then it is because that is where you’re wanted. Sure, it may not feel like it when you’re having another argument with your annoying little sister, but that’s not to say it’s not true. So even if you’ve got … Read the rest

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08
Nov

Beat the winter blues!

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Isn’t winter perfect? Snuggling up at home in your blanket, enjoying a nice cuppa and get chuffed for the festive season. But for some, once the clocks change, the winter blues arrive. Yes, that guy we don’t like seeing every year! Here are top tips to beat them!

1. Get out and be active

One of the best ways to let the winter blues not get the best of you is to go out! Yes, it’s cold but the fresh air and making the most of the sunlight (although not much!) will make you feel a lot better. So grab … Read the rest

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27
Oct

Did You Know?

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1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year.

Look out for the SU elephant, affectionately known as Trunky, which will be in a different part of the SU every month to raise awareness of mental health as part of the ‘Elephant in the Room’ campaign.

The idea is reduce the stigma surrounding talking about mental health problems. If you spot the elephant, send us a picture via our Twitter @yoursusu or Instagram @sususnaps with #TimeToTalk

So how can we help?
We have a range of different support available to help … Read the rest

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19
Sep

Welcome to the Students’ Union!

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It’s official…Freshers’ 2015/16 has begun! Congratulations on becoming a part of something special here at Southampton. We will strive to give you the best time of your life here and it all starts with your Freshers’ Week!

Alongside your JCR (an group of elected officers who are responsible for every halls group, including those in Private Rented accommodation), we have worked hard to bring you the best Freshers’ lineup  yet, featuring classic events such as the Bunfight and Freshers’ Ball with brand new ones like The Gatsby Dinner Dance!

But it’s all very good telling you about what we … Read the rest

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22
Jun

The Results Hub is back

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If you’re getting your results on Thursday June 25, and are worried they might not be what you’d hoped for, don’t panic. Obviously we hope you all get the results you want, but if not we are going to be providing the Results Hub, which will be your one-stop-shop to all your post exam needs.

This already ran on Friday June 19 after the finalist results, but it’ll also be provided this week as well. At the Results Hub there will be specially trained SUSU Peer Supporters, SUSU Advice Centre advisers and representatives from Enabling Services and the Visas and … Read the rest

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12
Jun

Results Hub

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You’ve experienced the petting zoo, and met the puppies, but now we have another update about this year’s Stress Less Fest activities.

The final part of this year’s Stress Less Fest will be the Results Hub, which will be the one-stop-shop to all your post-exam needs. By this we don’t mean we’ll be providing beer (but the Stags’ will be open if you do want that!), but over at the Results Hub there will be specially trained SUSU Peer Supporters as well as the SUSU Advice Centre advisers and representatives from Enabling Services and the Visas and Immigration Student Advice … Read the rest

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27
Apr

Student support – SUSU are here to help

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Don’t forget, if the pressure is all getting a bit much, Peer Support and Nightline are here to support you.

SUSU’s Advice Centre is also open for any students wishing to seek support in this difficult time and can be found on Level 3 of Building 40 on the Highfield Campus.

We would like to encourage individuals to make use of all of the support services available.

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www.nightline.susu.org

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