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05
Dec

You’re ready

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Care about medics?

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Care about others?

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Care about students’ health?

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Love sport?

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Care about student groups?

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Love social media?

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Love the stage?

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Passionate about your community?

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Passionate about Performing Art?

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Love fundraising?

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Passionate about diversity?

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17
Nov

SUSO appoints new musical director to launch new era

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Southampton University Symphony Orchestra (SUSO)  has appointed Music Director, Susanna Riddell as part of the launch of a new era.

Our student-run orchestra, which first launched in October 1919 as an orchestral society at the Hartley University College (now the University of Southampton), celebrated its 97th birthday last month.

With over 90-strong members, the student group continues to provide opportunities to study and perform some of the most challenging symphonic repertoire. Membership consists of students studying a wide variety of subjects at the University of Southampton ranging from mechanical engineering and medicine, to music and archaeology.

Susanna Riddell has gathered … Read the rest

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17
Nov

Project Crowdfund – Tickets on sale now

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Project Crowdfund is an initiative to allow you to get the funding you need to get your social enterprise idea off the ground, organised in association with Office of Development and Alumni Relations (ODAR). We have received some ingenius submissions from you already, which are all worthy of investment.

Here are your ideas:

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Ignite:

Ignite run creative therapy and educational sessions with the purpose of empowering women from troubled backgrounds, giving them the support they need to get jobs or even start a business.

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Campus Collective:

Campus Collective will run a university vegetable garden to … Read the rest

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14
Nov

Nuffield Theatre: Be in a Professional Production!

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Fancy yourself as a bit of an actor, dancer or musician? Want the chance to work with world-class theatre professionals?

The Nuffield Theatre are giving you the opportunity to appear in a professional production of John Steinbeck’s epic play The Grapes of Wrath, directed by the Nuffield’s Associate Director Abbey Wright.

Auditions are open to all Southampton residents on Tuesday 13 December. You don’t need any previous theatre or drama skills at all, just enthusiasm and a willingness to turn up regularly to rehearsals and be part of the team.

The play deals with migration, the poverty gap, and our … Read the rest

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01
Nov

Southampton Refugee Month

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Twenty-four of our student groups are getting together to launch a new and exciting programme of events: Southampton Refugee Month. Organised to raise awareness of the current refugee crisis all over the world, with a particular emphasis on Syria, the following events will give you the chance to find out more and inspire you to get involved…

Thursday 03 November – FREE screening of The White Helmets

  • 19:00 at 46/2003, Physics Building, Highfield Campus
  • Get down to the Physics Building to watch The White Helmets for free. This hard-hitting documentary follows the volunteer rescue workers put their lives on the
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19
Oct

Autumn Elections – Nominate before Friday!

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You have until 13:00 on Friday 21 October to nominate yourself in our Autumn Elections!

Nominate at www.unionsouthampton.org/nominations

Do you want the opportunity to enhance your CV, do something you feel passionately about and improve your student experience all at the same time? Run for one of these positions:

  • Senators – Interested in overseeing the political direction of the Union? There are 8 roles available to ensure a better reflection of the whole student body. If you are a post-graduate, part-time, mature, international or EU student or you identify yourself as having a disability, put yourself forward for this role!
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10
Oct

We put the fun in crowdfunding

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Project Crowdfund
In association with Office of Development and Alumni Relations (ODAR)

Have you got an idea that you want to get off the ground to help your community or the wider world?

We’re hosting a new and exciting opportunity for you to crowdfund the cash you need to make it happen.

Your project should fit into one of the following areas:

  • Wellbeing matters
  • Access to Education
  • Equality for all
  • Sustainability in the community
  • Combatting climate change

If you want to create social change and help others in your community, we can help with our crowdfunding project coming soon.… Read the rest

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21
Sep

Mature students, Postgrads and Student Parents – Here’s what Freshers’ can offer you

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While undergrads look forward to 2 weeks of non-stop partying, we understand that not all of our new students have the same wants and timetables… hence why we have prepared Freshers’ with something for everyone! These are just a few of the events that will be on offer for you, so get picking and tailor your own experience!

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  • Meet the Guide Dogs at Southampton and WSA

Cuddle fluffy guide dogs for just a donation that will go to The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

Southampton: Thursday 29 September 11:00 at the Union

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25
Aug

Rainbow Love: Southampton Pride is Back!

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This Sunday 28 August sees the return of Southampton Pride, the city’s biggest celebration of LGBT+ equality.

Celebrations will commence on West Marlands Road (outside the Stage Door) from 11:00 on Sunday, with live music from midday. The party is set to continue through the evening at the official after party at The Edge & Box Bar.

The Community Parade will leave the Stage Door at 15:00, heading around Guildhall Square and down Above Bar Street to the Bargate.

As a Union, we are proud to have such a diverse student population and we are here to welcome, celebrate … Read the rest

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31
Jan

Society Spotlight: Meet Hookers, Knitters and Stitchers society

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So often we think about habits that we would like to give up – unhealthy eating, smoking etc, but how often do we consider taking up something such as a new hobby? Now deadlines are over for most of you, why not go along to a Hookers, Knitters and Stitchers society event. Here’s what happened when we caught up with Sally Amberton, President of the society…

Describe your society and what it is you do

We teach knitting, sewing, and crochet to people who are interested in learning and provide a social space for those who already know how to … Read the rest

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