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The Christmas Ball is tomorrow!

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The most glamorous and festive event of the year, The Christmas Ball, is tomorrow night! Dress to impress and party the night away at Christmases past, present and future!

We’ve tons of amazing entertainment lined up for you, including:

  • Meet Scrooge
  • Ice Rink
  • Adrian Murphy DJ set in The Cube
  • Magicians
  • Christmas carollers
  • Silent Disco with 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s hits
  • The Christmas Present Bar
  • FREE prosecco for everyone (non-alcoholic options also available)
  • Meet Steve McFadden (subject to availability)
  • Selfie with Santa at our Magic Mirror photobooth

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Don’t miss The Christmas Ball 2018!

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Don’t miss our most festive event at the Students’ Union – The Christmas Ball 2018! This year we present… Christmas Past, Present and Future! That’s right, we are telling the story of A Christmas Carol!

There’s plenty of incredible entertainment to enjoy on the night, including:

Ice rink!

Carol Singers

Meet our very own Scrooge!

70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s Silent Disco


The Christmas Present Bar

Free prosecco for everyone! (non-alcoholic option available, too)

Magic Mirror photobooth – get a selfie with Santa!

Tickets are only £10 when pre-booked via the Read the rest

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Staying safe this Christmas

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Judging by all the Christmas light displays around campus and our Tech Crew being busy setting up for tonight’s Christmas Ball, it looks like Christmas has come early!

While we are starting to feel festive, remember to follow some simple rules to stay safe. When on a night out, don’t leave your drink unattended and look after your friends – tiredness or too many drinks may make you feel unwell rapidly.

At the end of the night, make sure you avoid walking home alone – our Safety Buses will take you home for only £1.50 from the Redbrick (outside Building … Read the rest

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Christmas Ballin’ – 8 Days to go!

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8 days to go until you can be ballin’ with your best ones at our huge Christmas blowout before the end of the semester!

Grab your housemates and course friends and let’s get merry to Philip George! Remember this banger?

Sip on a free glass of prosecco on arrival to get the party started as you browse a winter wonderland of festive decorations and surprises.

Sleigh the dance floor at our Silent Disco before Santa himself makes an appearance. He’ll be fulfilling your Christmas wish list by giving you a chance to take shots in The Bridge in our … Read the rest

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❄️ 12 Days of Christmas BIG Giveaway ❄️

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On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 3 French hens, 2 turtle doves and a BIG Christmas giveaway! ⛄

Christmas is just around the corner, so we thought we would give you a gift to remember every day for 12 days.

We’ll be giving away 12 amazing prizes collectively worth £400 to give you a Christmas cracker of a day!

What will be under your tree?!

We don’t want you to open your presents all at once, so we won’t reveal all the prizes until the day but we can guarantee that you’ll … Read the rest

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University Road Closures

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University Road will be closed between 19:00-06:00 on 07, 08 and 09 December.

The area between the pelican crossings in front of the crescent will be affected, but the safety bus will still be running.

If you are at uni or attending the Christmas Ball or Karaoke, you can catch the safety bus in the coach bay where the WSA shuttle bus stops (next to the Interchange area).

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Xmas Ball: Stars of Channel 4’s Gogglebox Stephen and Chris confirmed

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We are delighted to announce that stars of Channel 4’s Gogglebox Stephen and Chris are confirmed at Christmas Ball 2016!

They will be serving drinks for you during the evening as part of ‘Stars behind Bars’ at The Diner.

The announcement comes after DJs Philip George, Drop Division and Jenova Collective were announced earlier this week.

Early-bird tickets have already sold out for the event. Standard tickets are available from the Box Office at  www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice for £12 each.

You can view the full line-up on our official Facebook event.… Read the rest

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Xmas Ball: Philip George, Drop Division and the cast of Channel 4’s Gogglebox confirmed

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Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Christmas Ball 2016

Join us at 21:00 on Friday 09 December at the Union for a chance to experience a winter wonderland.

We are delighted to announce the full festive line-up:

Enjoy a free glass of prosecco on arrival as you step into Christmas with…

❄ Live performances from DJs Philip George, Drop Division and Jenova Collective

❄ Stars Behind Bars’ with the cast of Channel 4’s Gogglebox

❄ Silent Disco

❄ #ShotsWithSanta at Santa’s Grotto

❄ Christmas Mass Karaoke

❄ Photobooth

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Master Pass – Great Weekend Giveaway!

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Our #SotonFreshers Master Pass tickets have been selling in their thousands so we’re celebrating with our Great Weekend Giveaway! Get our Master Pass before midnight tonight (Sunday 18 September) and you could win yourself one of these 10 incredible prizes!


That’s right! You can expect:

★ A free attempt at our Braveheart Challenge in The Diner worth £7.50

★ A meal for two in The Bridge

★ A free stationery starter kit

★ A year’s supply of pizza at The Stag’s

★ A University of Southampton branded hoodie

★ Two tickets to our Freshers’ Christmas Ball

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WSA: Free transport to the Christmas Ball

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If you’re a Winchester School of Art student with a ticket to the Christmas Ball, but you are concerned about transport,we have some good news for you…you shall go to the Ball!

We want to make sure you get to the ball, and get home safely, so we have organised free coaches for WSA students at the following times and locations.

Travel to Highfield Campus, Southampton

  • Time- 20.30
  • Location- Leaves from Erasmus Park car park

Return to Erasmus Park, Winchester

  • Times- 02.00 and 03.00
  • Location- Leaves from Highfield Interchange

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