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Student Scouts win Southampton City Queen’s Scout Award

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Four students from our Scout Society have won the Southampton City Queen’s Scout Award on 22-23 April at Windsor Castle.

Ben McDonagh, Tom Candy, Henry Hick and Oli Bills were all recognised with the award at the celebration event, which included a parade to mark St. George’s Day.

The award is the highest youth award within Scouting, available only to those aged 18-25 who complete a big set of challenges, similar to DofE. The Queen’s Scout award involves Scouts taking on and committing to a new skill, physical activity and volunteering service for a year or more, undertaking a self-sustained … Read the rest

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Update: Hindu Society make it through to the Battle of Bollywood dance competition finals

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Following our blog last week, we are delighted to announce that Hindu Society have made it through the finals of the Battle of Bollywood dance competition 2017.

The group were given the opportunity to take part in a Facebook ‘like’ competition, battling it out to receive the most likes to enter the finals, which are due to be held in London next year.

Hindu Society President 2017-18, Divyansh Dixit, comments, “We’re absolutely delighted with the win and the chance to represent Southampton in the final for the 2018 competition. Hopefully we can make everyone proud and bring the … Read the rest

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Nominations are open for the National Societies Awards

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The National Societies Awards are coming to the Crowne Plaza, Nottingham on Friday 19 May.

The ceremony, founded last year at Bristol UWE, gives us a chance to celebrate the very best student societies in the UK.

If you think your student group is deserving of an award, you can nominate them before 12:00 on Friday 21 April here.

The categories include:

  • Best Society
  • Best Local Community Contribution
  • Best Society Event
  • Best Cultural and Faith Society
  • Best Arts and Performance Society
  • Best Media Society
  • Best Hobby and Interest Society
  • Best Academic and Careers Society
  • Best Volunteering and Charity Society
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Chamber Choir wins trophy at 91st annual Southampton Festival of Music and Drama

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Our Chamber Choir society has won a trophy for the Class 130 – Open Adult Choir in the 91st annual Southampton Festival of Music and Drama on Thursday 16 March in Thornden Hall, Eastleigh.

The group performed a twenty-minute recital of four varied pieces including: “Ah, Sun-flower!” and “Adieu! Farewell Earth’s bliss” by Jonathan Dove, from his fantastic “The Passing of the Year” song cycle;  “E si fussi pisci” by Berio –  a light-hearted Sicilian love song; and “Crossing the Bar” – a poem by Tennyson, arranged for four-part harmony by Arbo.

The society’s PR Officer, Hannah Donald, comments, “We … Read the rest

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Rugby Football Club promote the Look After Your Mate campaign and show their softer side

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What would you think if we asked you – what are Rugby Football players like?

You might perhaps imagine 15 oversized, hairy and muddy men in the field of play? Do you hear their low grunts or maybe wince at the thought of bone crunching tackles? Does it conjure thoughts of wasted exertion in fruitless pursuit of an oval ball?

Well, if that is what you thought you couldn’t be more wrong.


Well, on an unprepossessing and grey day all the way back in December, men and women from our Rugby Football Club volunteered to pitch up on … Read the rest

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Halloween Big Night Out – Shy FX, Jaguar Skills and Charlie Sloth

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Big Night Out is back!

After thousands of you got together during Freshers’ to party across the best bars and clubs in Bedford Place at our last BNO – we thought we’d go one better and boy, are you in for a treat!

SHY FX, JAGUAR SKILLS and CHARLIE SLOTH are topping the line-up for what promises to be your best ever Halloween NEXT MONDAY (31 October).

Take a night off to relax and refresh, as you enjoy music from the likes of:

Artwork / Dubrocca / TQD / Royal T / DJ Q & Flava D / FooR / … Read the rest

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Big Night Out

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You may remember our Big Night Out FAQs blog, now our Big Night Out can’t come soon enough!

In just over a week’s time, you can get acquainted with Southampton nightlife and visit many of the different bars and clubs that you will have met at our Freshers’ Fayre.

If you don’t want to miss it, hurry and get your tickets at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice.

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 … Read the rest

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#SotonQandA Round-Up – Everything you wanted to know

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We held the second part in our series of live Q&As on Wednesday, where you took to Twitter using the hashtag #SotonQandA to ask us everything you wanted to know about student life and Freshers’. Our Vice-President Engagement, Dan Varley joined us to answer your questions. Here’s a quick round-up of what happened…

  1. You asked us about free bus passes for Freshers’ in Halls and yes, you lucky lot do indeed get free access to Unilink bus passes if you are in Halls of Residences. You’ll find this is a great way to get around the city efficiently (especially if
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Freshers’ 2016 Halls Events

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Freshers’ 2016 is approaching and with performances from Sigma, Becky Hill, a Chris Stark DJ set and much, much more – the fortnight is set to be HUGE! As you may have noticed, we have been getting a little overexcited for you to come and join us in Southampton and Winchester. We’ve been busy packing Freshers’ bags so you have loads of freebies to look forward to at our Union Fayre on Monday 26 September just after you arrive, as well as making sure everything is in place to ensure you have the best introduction to student life. But we … Read the rest

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Free sports, Karaoke and films for you

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If you’re a Pre-Sessional student, or you’re staying in Southampton this summer, we have plenty of free events that you can get involved in. Here’s what’s you can look forward to this week.

Tuesday 09 August – Snooker

  • 17.30-20.00
  • Level 3, Building 42, Highfield campus

They say the centre of the table is your friend, but in our case, you’ll be the centre of your social circle with our free snooker night. Meet us at the entrance to the Union and we’ll show you the way.

Wednesday 10 August – Badminton and Basketball

  • 19:00 – 22:00
  • Jubilee Sports Hall
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