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23
Feb

The 10 Best Things About This March

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Despite being in the throes of Storm Doris this week, we are looking ahead to what’s set to be a great March. In no particular order, here’s why we think March is one of the most underrated months in the student calendar…

1.Lighter evenings

So where lighter mornings doesn’t really register on the student radar, we’re loving being able to walk back from campus at the end of the day knowing that we have experienced some sunlight. It has even been worth heading out for a quick walk around the stream at Highfield campus during lunchtimes to stock up on … Read the rest

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25
Nov

Christmas Opening Hours

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The holidays are nearly upon us and while you’re tucking into your roast spuds, we’ll be working like little elves ready to organise some great events and services for you in the New Year. But just like you, there will be days where we’ll need to take forty winks, preferably after a good roast. For those of you staying in Southampton over the winter break, we’re keeping The Stag’s open on the weekend of the 07 and 08 January 2017 for you to have a post-Christmas catch-up with your best ones.Take note of our opening times below for more dates … Read the rest

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25
May

You Are More Than Your Thesis: The Science Room

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You may have already heard about the FREE events and activities we are holding as part of You Are More Than, but what, we hear you cry, are we doing for postgraduate students?!

We know that many of you are in the midst of relentless work on your thesis and as many of you also juggle jobs as well as study, sometimes things can get a little stressful. That’s why we have been holding our Postgrad Power Teas, where you can grab a free tea, coffee and snack to keep you powering on through the afternoon – perfect for … Read the rest

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07
May

Top holiday destinations to go this summer for under £300

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The summer holidays are coming up, and we know you all want to escape from England for a little while; but going abroad can be pricey. Luckily, we’re on hand to find you the best bargains and make sure you can go visit some fantastic cities for under £300!

Budapest

The beautiful capital of Hungary is the perfect place for a weekend away! With return flights costing as little as £60 from London Stansted, and some beautiful bargain apartments available on Airbnb there’s really no reason not to visit Budapest.

Whilst visiting make sure you visit Szimpla Kert, the oldest … Read the rest

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27
Mar

WSA: Easter Events around the City

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If you’re staying in Winchester during the Easter holidays, you’ll want some events and activities to give yourself a break. To help you out, we have scoured local events listings and looked up everything you need to know to have the Easter break you deserve. 

1. Easter Sunday Day Out – Chawton House Library

  • When?: Sunday 27th March
  • What time?: 11am-5pm
  • Where?: Chawton House Library, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ
  • Cost: £6 for students.

This event is perfect for a full day out if you are feeling up to an adventure a little further away from Winchester. You can take … Read the rest

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21
Mar

Postgrads: Get your fix of coffee, cake and conversation!

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Easter is almost upon us and that can only mean one thing: chocolate and lots of it!

And for the postgraduate students staying in Southampton over the holidays, you’ll be pleased to hear you can still get your sugar fix at our weekly Coffee and Cake events which will be continuing to run throughout the Easter break.

For those who may not have heard of this before, it’s a weekly event run for postgraduate students and takes place every Thursday in The Bridge from 10.30am. It’s a great chance to take a well-earned break from your studies and meet other … Read the rest

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18
Mar

WSA Opening Times

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If you’re staying in Winchester during the Easter break, here’s when we are open:

 

Shuttle Bus

The shuttle bus service is active during term times only, so the service will finish on Friday 18th March and resume as normal on Monday 18th April.

If you need to get to Highfield campus, you can find out details of the train and bus service on the University website here.

WSA Cafe

Open 08:00-16:00 from Monday 21st March-Sunday 17th April

The Union desk in the WSA Cafe

The reception desk will be closed from Friday 25th March-Friday 1st April

 

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15
Mar

Easter Opening Times

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We bet you can’t wait for the Easter break – 2016 seems to be flying by and it isn’t long to go now.

The break starts from Sunday 20 March 2016 and will last until Sunday 17 April 2016.

 

SUSU opening times:

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University opening times:

The University will be open throughout the break apart from the Easter weekend – 25-28 March, followed by the closure days on Tuesday and Wednesday, 29-30 March 2016.

Students can find a list of all opening hours for University libraries. The Hartley Library 24/7 service ends at midnight on Friday 18 March … 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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