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The Best Hidden Gems in Southampton

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Whether you’re new to Southampton this year or have been living here for a while, there may be some awesome places you haven’t heard of that could make your time in Southampton all the more enjoyable. So, we asked you on our Instagram, where you HAVE to check out!

Cafe Thrive

Based in the city centre, Cafe Thrive is a vegan cafe serving healthy fast food and plant based alternatives to milkshakes, desserts, burgers and more! With a great vibe and excellent food, this is a must try!

Sunsets on The Common

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Big Night Out: The Finale to Freshers’ 2017

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Freshers’ 2017 has been jam packed with a huge variety of fantastic daytime and evening events for everyone to enjoy.  From Welcome Parties to Fayres, Taster Sessions to Freshers’ Ball and everything in-between, we hope that your student experience has been kick-started in the best way possible. But wait a minute, Freshers’ isn’t over just yet, we have a huge event left and one very important question for you…

Are you Team Glitter, or Team Neon? Pick a side and head out into the city for Big Night Out on Thursday 12 October. This is your chance to experience … Read the rest

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Refreshers’: Bloc Party

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While you’re winding down to the Christmas holidays, we’re busy working like little elves to organise an immense Refreshers’ programme for your return.

Refreshers’ Week is like a mini Freshers’, where you can relax and unwind after your deadlines, exams and hand-ins and enjoy some time to party with your friends. Unlike September, you’ll have none of the worry about making friends and all of the fun!

We’ll be holding our sell-out Bloc Party once again on Monday 30 January. Hit Bedford Place for a January blowout, this time with hot tubs, balloon releases, free photobooths and much more!

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Freshers’ 2016: It’s going to be a Big Night Out

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Get acquainted with Southampton nightlife

Navigating Southampton’s nightlife has been a hot topic amongst many of you on our social media sites and during our Twitter #SotonQandA, but we have the ultimate solution to help you seek out the entertainment hotspots and clubbing favourites.

After an incredible intro into student life complete with our packed Freshers’ programme, grab your housemates on Thursday 13 October and join 5,000 other students to tour 10 of Southampton’s finest bars and clubs in the city’s biggest crawl.

For just £12 a ticket, or FREE entry with our Freshers’ Master Pass, you can … Read the rest

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Union Highlights of the Year 2015-16 Part 1 September-January

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In this two part special, we will be taking a look back on all the great things that have happened in the Union and Southampton over the last year, to get you excited for all the great things that can happen this year!


  • Various training weeks took place just before Freshers’ started, to ensure that all of the student groups were prepared and equipped to have as great as year as possible! Highlights from these included a laser tag game held by the Creative Industries.
  • Freshers’!!! Probably the biggest week of the year, this years Freshers’ boasted more events
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Halloween round up: Pimp your Pumpkin and Halloween 2015

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Last night saw the Students’ Union’s Halloween extravaganza with events being held in Southampton and Winchester to celebrate the festive occasion.

Students decorated pumpkins at the Pimp your Pumpkin event in the WSA Cafe yesterday evening. There was a good variety of designs, including a Minion pumpkin and even a Leprachaun design, plus much more.


The winning design was created by Josh Samways, who won a voucher to the WSA Art shop to spend on materials.

Students were given free Halloween-themed refreshments as they took part in games, including Pin the Nose on the Witch, a spooky twist on … Read the rest

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But Wait, There’s More – Grad Ball Dining Deals

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We’re counting down the final few weeks to Grad Ball 2015!

If you’re starting to plan your day on the 8th June, you might want to listen up now – your Grad Ball ticket entitles you to some amazing deals on food in local restaurants.

Indian and Chinese restaurant Tiger Lilly in Bedford Place are offering you 25% off everything (!!) when you present your Grad Ball ticket. You can check out their extensive menu here – tables can be booked online, or over the phone.

If you don’t fancy a curry before your big night out, you might prefer … Read the rest

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