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20
Dec

Christmas Opening Hours

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Campus will be closed from Saturday 22 December 2018 – Tuesday 01 January 2019 inclusive.

Students’ Union outlets will stay open as normal until Saturday 15 December, after which all Union outlets will be closed, including weekends, unless stated below. Everything will be back open as normal from Monday 07 January 2019. 

The Union
Monday 17 December – Friday 21 December: 08:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 02 January – Friday 04 January: 08:00 – 20:00

The Shop
Monday 17 December – Friday 21 December: 08:00 – 16:30
Wednesday 02 January – Friday 04 January: 08:00 – 20:00

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20
Dec

Students create Christmas cards for Contact the Elderly

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20 handmade Christmas cards created by students are to be sent out to Contact the Elderly, a national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness  amongst older people living in the UK.

Contact the elderly estimate that 3.6 million older people in the UK live alone, with 2 million of these aged 75 or older. 1.9 million older people have said they often feel ignored or invisible, and two fifths of all older people say that the television is their main source of company.

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17
Dec

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

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Happy Holidays, from everyone here at the Students’ Union.

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07
Dec

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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15
Oct

Christmas Lights Switch On Date Announced!

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This year’s Christmas Lights Switch On will take place on Tuesday 20 November at Highfield Campus!

Don’t miss this event to get into the festive spirit, with drinks, food, and our very own Southampton University Brass Band filling the air with all your favourite seasonal songs.

The market stalls will also be returning, and bookings are now being taken for those who would like to host a stall. If you’re interested, please contact events@soton.ac.uk and remember there are limited spaces available. The deadline for stall applications is Monday 05 November.

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10
Nov

Freshers’ Christmas Ball 2017

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Get ready to celebrate the festive season in style at the Freshers’ Christmas Ball on Friday 08 December 2017.

This year the Grinch has stolen inspiration from Christmases around the world and brought them to the Union. Chill out in The North Pole Bridge at our silent disco or grab a cosy mulled wine in the forests of Building 42 Bavaria. Prefer a sunny Christmas? Join us in the tropics of Hawaii Bar 2 with a BBQ and surf simulator. No Christmas would be complete without a family film, and we will … Read the rest

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23
Dec

Boxing Day Sales Tips

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Christmas Eve Recon Mission – If you’re really feeling keen, going on a scouting mission on Christmas Eve can be a great way to prepare for the sales. Check the back of labels in your fave stores for any markings or numbers which suggest they’ll be going in the sale! Most shops mark everything on Christmas Eve in preparation for Boxing Day.

 

Arrive early – Okay, so we’re not saying you have to be up at the crack of dawn. But make sure to arrive at your chosen shopping destination by mid morning at the latest to get hold of Read the rest

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22
Dec

How to Survive Studying over the Holidays

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With deadlines on the horizon, our Marketing and Communications crew member, Guillemette, talks about how to survive studying over the holidays…

Warm houses, bright lights and more food than a famished student could dream of; who doesn’t love Christmas? After a first semester made long by the absence of a half term, we are all looking forward to rushing back to home and its comforts.

But a cloud darkens the Christmas lights: exams and deadlines. Lecturers seem to forget that holidays are for relaxing and have laden you with coursework as well as the threat of January exams or deadlines … Read the rest

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22
Dec

Top 10 Christmas Traditions That Every Student Will Experience

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1) Stocking fillers

You don’t know why, but each year when you reach down to the bottom of your Christmas stocking Santa has decided to leave you a solitary satsuma. Is he a big fan of Vitamin C? Or just giving a new twist on the sackful of coal for those on the naughty list? We’ll never know.

 

2) Presents after dinner

Every year there is that one relative who suggests everyone opens their presents after eating dinner. Needless to say, the notion is swiftly rejected. Why would you want to wait for so many hours to open all Read the rest

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21
Dec

Why-Buy-Mince-Pie Recipe

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Why buy Mince Pies when you can have great fun making them whilst singing along to some top Christmas songs in your kitchen (and possibly annoying the neighbours). Our Marketing and Communications Crew member, Kathryn, shares her simple step-by-step guide on how to make them – what could go wrong?

Shopping list

  • 225g of butter, diced
  • 350g of plain flour
  • 100g of (caster) sugar
  • 280g of mincemeat
  • milk
  • Icing sugar

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180oC for a fan oven or 200oC for a normal oven.
  • Rub the diced butter into the flour until the mixture
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