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01
Nov

STRIVE Volunteer e-Badge Scheme

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The STRIVE scheme: Student Recognition in Volunteering e-Badges

We are very excited to be in the second year of our STRIVE scheme recognising all the wonderful volunteering work that you are doing and will do over the course of your studies at the University of Southampton!

Our mission within this scheme is to make sure that your volunteering accomplishments and experience are recognised in a legitimate way and can be showcased to prospective employers, therefore enhancing your future employability

We recognise your volunteering experience by issuing an e-Badge, a micro-credential of your volunteering experience.

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15
Jun

Our SUSU T-shirts have been on quite a journey…

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We are very pleased to announce that our recycled t-shirts and sports equipment have successfully arrived in Liberia, through the fantastic Farm4life charity! They are being used in Farm4Life’s cricket programme, which aims to bring sport to as many people as possible, regardless of their background or economic situation.

Farm4life run a number of products, and are predominantly based in Ghana. Through their Adoley Centre, Education4life, Sportz4all and Container projects, this international charity aims to empower individuals and communities, provide relief from financial, social and economic disadvantage, and improve education and opportunities. Our t-shirts travelled to Ghana in containers … Read the rest

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21
Nov

Be Santa for the Homeless with our Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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Be Santa for the homeless this year by sending a Christmas shoebox to those in need through our Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

This Christmas we are working in partnership with Homed, one of our societies which supports homeless people living in Southampton, and Two Saints, a Southampton-based charity which supports the homeless and vulnerable. In this season of goodwill and gift-giving, we are giving back to the local community by preparing small boxes of essentials and gifts which would mean a great deal to those in need.

Some items to include in a shoebox may include:

  • Toiletries (shower gel,
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07
Nov

Society Spotlight: Football Beyond Borders

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We recently met with the President of Football Beyond Borders Southampton, Adnan Bakir, to find out more about the fantastic projects the society run and what they’ve been working on since their launch last year. Football Beyond Borders is an education charity with a core programme based in London. Their aim is to support and develop young people (aged 8 – 19) in the local community who may be from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is achieved ‘on and off the pitch’ through the power of football but also through mentoring sessions, to help young people achieve their goals and make … Read the rest

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08
Aug

EthiCo: Sustainable Living for Southampton Students

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EthiCo, a student start-up project which won £500 from the University of Southampton Students’ Union Enterprise Fund last year, are due to launch their sustainable student Essentials Pack this September during Freshers’ week.

EthiCo promotes the use of reusable products to reduce single-use plastic waste on campus and in the local community. They aim to provide students, staff and the local community with the means to consume food, drink and other products in an ethical and sustainable way.

Winning the Students’ Union Enterprise Fund last year kick started EthiCo’s business plan. The team launched the sale of reusable coffee cups, … Read the rest

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13
Mar

Nominations are now open for our annual EVA Awards

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Our annual Excellence in Volunteering (EVAs) Awards returns to The Cube, Highfield campus on Friday 12 May.

The awards are a chance to recognise the contribution of our members to volunteering in the local community and internationally.

If you know a student who has given up their time to volunteer for a cause, whether it be a charity or making a different to a student group, you can nominate them for an award online at www.unionsouthampton.org/evas

The categories include:

  • Best Volunteer in each Zone Award
  • Specialist Zone Awards
  • Cross-collaboration of the Year
  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Volunteer-led event of the Year
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22
Feb

Student Volunteering Week: Students explain why they give up their time to volunteer

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Student Volunteering Week is well underway this week. On Monday and Tuesday, we offered opportunities to meet charities and pick the brains of our student volunteers on the Concourse. As we gather our marigolds and bin bags ready for today’s Community Clear Up at Portswood Recreation Ground, we caught up with some of our members to ask them what they get out of volunteering their time.

Volunteering can add something to your social lives as a hobby as well as being an activity that can enhance your CV.

Ambrose Chou is a Youth Rep for his Parish Church and is … Read the rest

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17
Feb

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.

Why?

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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15
Feb

Three Union dance groups place at KCL Just Dance It 2017

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Bhangra Society joined fourteen other University of Southampton dance societies to enter the KCL Just Dance It 2017 competition at the Greenwood Theatre in Central London.

Seven University of Southampton dance squads entered the dance competition, including Novice Ballet, Novice Tap, Novice Jazz, Novice Contemporary, Novice Street, Salsa and Bhangra, dancing in six different categories: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Street and Wildcard divided into novice and advanced levels.

The competition, attended by ten universities, was a triumph for our student groups, with Novice Tap and Novice Ballet winning their category, Novice Contemporary placing 2nd, Bhangra Society coming 4th and Salsa … Read the rest

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13
Feb

LGBT+ Society celebrate LGBT History Month with rainbow handprints

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LGBT+ Society are on the Concourse in Building 42, Highfield campus, today creating a rainbow banner of handprints in support for LGBT History Month.

The student group have rallied students to use their handprints to celebrate equal opportunities for LGBT+ rights.

LGBT+ Society President, Jonathon St Clair-Smith says, “We’re making the banner to show unity within the community”.

Pop down to the Concourse before 15:00 today to show your support with a rainbow handprint and look out for the finished banner, which is due to be displayed at the Union Reception.

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