This week is Women in Sport Week, an annual week with free sports taster sessions, guest speakers and sport challenges to break down barriers, challenge gender stereotypes and celebrate our amazing women in sport. This is Amy’s story.
Zumba President Amy, is all about female empowerment, ““I’m always encouraging girls to whoop and scream and I’m always cheering people on even when I’m instructing, I’m always very loud.” laughs Amy.
For Amy, Zumba created a home-from-home after moving away from her family to come to university. “Zumba was a way to make friends and build a sense of community” … Read the rest
Graduation is on the horizon! We can’t wait to come together and celebrate this momentous occasion as you receive your well-earned academic degree. This is an exciting event, but we understand that you might be a little confused about how to get your hands on that fancy robe and mortarboard we’re sure you’ve always longed to wear.
Without the correct attire, you’ll not be allowed to attend the ceremony, and we definitely don’t want that!
There we said it. Sex. It’s natural and completely normal, but people often find ourselves shying away from the subject when it’s mentioned. So to help offer you information about sexual health and consent and to give you body confidence, we will be running various events and activities during this Thursday 05 and Friday 06 May.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
Thursday 05 May
THE BODY POSITIVE EXHIBITION
Concourse, Building 42, Students’ Union
The Body Positive is a free exhibition of photography that aims to promote body positivity, confidence and challenge negative portrayals of the human … Read the rest
The nominations for Spring Elections are open, but how much do you really know about the elections process? Find out more with our myth-buster!
“I can’t run as a Full-Time Sabbatical Officer because I’m in first year’
Full-Time Officer roles are 35 hours a week (full-time as a the name suggests), so you are able to take a year out of your studies to run, no matter what year you are in or what you are studying. You can then return to your studies as normal once the position has ended.
For many final year students, as the end of semester two approaches, this dreaded question is rearing its ugly head more frequently by the day: “So what are you going to do after university?”. If, like almost everybody, you give a long-winded answer about how you will probably just fall into a job, and if not you’ll go travelling around the world for a few years, you need to stop kidding yourself.
Career Destinations is the service run by the University which helps guide students in a search for jobs, and develop employability skills. Here are our four top … Read the rest
The BEES project is entering the next stage of development as they prepare for their official launch on the 5 February. Taking place on the Red Brick, students will have the chance to learn more about the project, find out how they can get involved and enter a prize draw to win £50 to spend at the SUSU shop!
SUSU and the University of Southampton, first started work on BEES (Business Ethics & Environment, Students) in August when they beat competition from over 100 unions to win £175,000 funding from HEFCE to champion sustainability practices in local businesses.
This Wednesday we’re running a FREE Women’s Workshop in The Café (Building 42, Highfield campus) between 3pm and 5pm.
With 54% of students at the University of Southampton female, it’s disappointing that this is not reflected in the elected officers at SUSU and that women at the University of Southampton are therefore under represented in the students’ union.
This workshop aims to talk about key tools like confidence, assertiveness and public speaking, while also inspiring the next generation of excellent females of SUSU. We’ve got guest speakers and practical hands-on sessions, so whether you’re considering running to … Read the rest