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19
Dec

Enterprise Fund winners receive £1000 investment for their businesses

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Union Southampton awards student projects, FuseMind and EthiCo, £500 investment each, as part of the Enterprise Fund 2016.

The businesses, formed by University of Southampton students, were each awarded £250 from the Enterprise Fund, an initiative to encourage students to develop their innovative events, activities and projects. A further £250 was match-funded by Union President, Alex Hovden and awarded to each project.

One of the founding members of innovative academic search platform, FuseMind, Mauro Cozzi, says, “We’re really excited to hear that Union Southampton believes in FuseMind and is happy to invest in us. The funding will allow us to … Read the rest

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24
Nov

Creative Industries Careers Sessions – new events added

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Monday sees the start of Creative Industries Careers Sessions – a host of events and networking opportunities to help give you a step towards your chosen career in the Creative Industries and we have added more events to the programme!

Are you interested in a career in the Creative Industries? Whether you want to become an artist, writer, actor or you are interested in the technical side of production and behind-the-scenes work, we are here to help.

Browse our events below and make sure you pre-register for all sessions on our Eventbrite (all sessions are free).

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10
Nov

Creative Industries Careers Sessions

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Are you interested in a career in the Creative Industries? Whether you want to become an artist, writer, actor or you are interested in the technical side of production and behind-the-scenes work, we are here to help with our Creative Industries Careers Sessions. Back for another year, we will be hosting a range of different events and networking opportunities to help give you a step towards your chosen career.

The full timetable is coming soon, but here’s a little taster for now…

Monday 28 November

  • Presenter: Dom Kullander
  • Time: 16:00-19:00 (3x 50mins)
  • Location: Board Room (TBA)
  • Get to grips with
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04
May

Win £500 to develop your business idea!

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Fancy yourself as the next Karen Brady or Richard Branson?

You asked us for more opportunities to help you develop your careers after you leave Southampton, so we are offering you the chance to win up to £500 to go towards funding your own business idea!

So how does it work?

You will need to submit your application here before Friday 6 May, covering the following areas:

  • Who is applying for the funding and contact details
  • A summary of the idea
  • How much is being applied for
  • What the money will be spent on

Then what?

We will look over … Read the rest

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17
Jan

Are you on the job hunt?: CV Tips

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If you are looking for a new job this January or you are starting to think about your options once you graduate, we are here for you. A CV is the first impression that an employer gets of you, so make it count. Here are some tips to help you sharpen up your CV.

1. Short and sweet

Two pages of A4 is the generally accepted length. Some employers don’t mind a third page but to avoid the risk, just keep it to two. On average, employers spend less than 10 seconds looking at any one CV so first impressions … Read the rest

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06
Dec

Get yourself a Christmas job with SURecruit

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Struggling to find the spare cash for Christmas this year or maybe you want to build your work experience? We can help!

Our on-site recruitment agency, SURecruit is there to help you to find part-time jobs while you study. We know that it can be hard to balance your studies with work, so our specialist recruitment manager works to find opportunities that you can fit around your degree.

The agency covers vacancies in areas such as hospitality, care, the retail sector and much more!

But we also want to support you by giving you tips and advice to help you … Read the rest

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27
Nov

Improve your commercial awareness to help land yourself a career after University

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We are working in partnership with KPMG to get you the best experience and preparation for your future career before you leave University.

You can gain the skills you need at a workshop hosted by KPMG on ‘How to Develop Commercial Awareness’ on Thursday 3rd December 2015 between 5pm – 6.30pm. The event will be held in Building 54, Room 5025, Highfield Campus.

We understand that it can be difficult to know what potential employers are looking for. During the skills session, you will gain the tools and guidance you need to develop your commercial awareness so that you … Read the rest

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24
Nov

Halls Committee Results and By-Elections

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Last Wednesday was a great night, with lots of people gathering in The Bridge to find out the anticipated results of the Halls Committee elections. There is a full run down of who was successful in which positions here, and congratulations to everyone involved! https://www.susu.org/elections/2015/halls-committee-candidates.

There were some positions which had no nominations so If you were thinking about standing but you didn’t get a chance, we are holding by-elections.

 

So, what is a by-election?

The by-election is a really simple process, what it means, that instead of the whole halls population voting on candidates, the Halls Committee Board … Read the rest

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15
Nov

Learn from the best at this year’s Careers Season

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Looking to make it big in the Creative Industries, or in need of some ideas about your career path? Either way, this year’s Careers Season is where it’s at.

We have a whole fortnight of activities planned to offer you invaluable advice on how to break into your chosen career, as well as inspiration for those of you who are looking to discover your potential in this area.

Highlights include talks from a host of influential speakers as well as a series of insightful panels and workshops. There will also be some fantastic networking opportunities that will introduce you to … Read the rest

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12
Nov

Halls Committee nominations period extended until 8PM tonight

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We have extended the nominations period for Halls Committee Elections until 8pm tonight, to allow students more time to nominate themselves and take a look at the available roles. We want you to make an informed choice about which role to nominate yourself for….so read below and find out the options.

What are Halls Committees?

Every Halls of residence at University of Southampton (including private rented) has their own Halls Committee (formerly known as JCRs), to ensure that students are given the support they need in their first year.

What roles can I run for?

Each Halls (including Private rented) … Read the rest

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