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Creative Industries Careers Sessions

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This month we are running four careers workshops to help launch you into your dream creative career! These sessions are brought to you by the Creative Industries Zone and are perfect for anyone hoping to kick-start a career in media, advertising, marketing, journalism/editing, events promotion or fundraising. We are also running a LinkedIn Lab to help you tailor your profile to the career you’re working towards. All sessions are free but some do require sign-up via Eventbrite – check out the full details below:

CI Careers Session: Media and Advertising Workshop

Wednesday 07 March, 14:30 – 15:30, Building 58, Room Read the rest

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Whole Lotta Love! Led Zeppelin Charity Showcase – Friday 09 February 2018

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Did you know rock royalty once took to the stage at the University of Southampton Students’ Union? 45 years ago, Led Zeppelin performed in Garden Court and we are celebrating this anniversary with a brilliant Charity Showcase!

Led Zeppelin performed a one-off gig at the Union in 1973 especially to gain an audible recording and footage of a live performance – Garden Court has some particularly good acoustics! Their main tour date in Southampton was at the Gaumont Theatre (now the Mayflower Theatre).

On Friday 09 February 2018, nine bands from the Union’s Live Music Society will be performing … Read the rest

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Surge Radio’s 48 Hour Marathon Returns on Thursday to raise money for Comic Relief

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Surge Radio are embarking on their annual 48 hour broadcasting marathon on Thursday to raise money for Comic Relief.

The marathon, which will be broadcast live outside the Union building on the Redbrick, is due to start at midnight on Thursday, ending 48 hours later at 00:00 on Saturday 25 March.

The 40 strong team of volunteers aim to raise £480 for Comic Relief in association with RAG (Raise and Give) society  through a series of competitions, on-air challenges, and games.

The marathon will be broadcast live on the Surge website, but can also be followed across Surge’s social … Read the rest

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Creative Industries Careers Sessions – new events added

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Monday sees the start of Creative Industries Careers Sessions – a host of events and networking opportunities to help give you a step towards your chosen career in the Creative Industries and we have added more events to the programme!

Are you interested in a career in the Creative Industries? Whether you want to become an artist, writer, actor or you are interested in the technical side of production and behind-the-scenes work, we are here to help.

Browse our events below and make sure you pre-register for all sessions on our Eventbrite (all sessions are free).


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Surge Radio wins two Student Radio Awards (SRAs)

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Our very own student-run radio station, Surge Radio, has won a gold and a silver award following three nominations at last night’s 2016 Student Radio Awards (SRAs) at the Indigo at the O2, London.
The nominations were announced on Wednesday 12 October, with Surge receiving three nominations: Best Entertainment Programme with ‘The Lowdown with Tom Cross’ (Gold Award) and ‘Don’t Touch Me I’m Famous’ and Best Male – Tom Cross (Silver Award).
The SRAs are an annual awards ceremony run by the Student Radio Association, where student radio stations across the UK are recognised for the work they do … Read the rest

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Tweet our leaders: Our Full-Time Officers Twitter Accounts

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Do you really know what our Full-Time Officers are doing day-to-day? To help you gain an insight into what our Officers get up to while you’re in lectures, they’ve launched their very own Twitter accounts. Ask them for progress on projects at the click of a button and get a chance to snoop into the world of University meetings and events planning, as it happens.

Follow Friday #FF

  • Union President – Alex Hovden @SotonPres
  • Vice-President Democracy & Creative Industries – Cameron Meldrum @SotonVPDCI
  • Vice-President Engagement – Dan Varley @SotonVPEngage
  • Vice-President Education – Elliot Grater @SotonVPEd
  • Vice-President Sports Development – Tom
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10 things you did not know about the Students’ Union…until now!

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The Students’ Union is full of weird and fun facts that you may have never known about…until now!

  • Let’s start with one of our favourites…we have our own cat called Susu!

Susu is a stray cat who has adopted the Students’ Union at Highfield as her home – you can often see her chilling on the sofas by The Cube being cuddled by students.

  • In preparation for Freshers’, we ordered over 7,000 pot noodles to give away to this year’s intake! 

True story – don’t say we don’t spoil you.

  • In last year’s Union elections, Private Rented are the JCR
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Creative Industries Summer Showcase

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On Thursday June 4th we will be putting on a mass showcase of societies across the Creative Industries Zone. Whether you want to show off what your dance society can do, showcase your magazine’s latest issue or hold a massive picnic, there’s a spot for you.

The Creative Industries Summer Showcase is the place for societies across the spectrum to exhibit, perform, and quite rightly show off all their amazing work. There are already some amazing ideas that we’re so excited to see put into action, but there’s still space to squeeze in a few more societies.

And if you … Read the rest

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Nominations for Elections 2015 Open: May the Odds be Ever in Your Favour

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It’s almost upon us again: Elections season 2015 kicks off on Monday 12th January at midday, when the nominations will open online.

To kick off the nomination period, your Vice President Democracy and Creative Industries, Megan Downing will be taking over our Twitter from the moment they’re open for a live Q&A session, answering any queries from hopeful nominees as well as from anyone who wants to know more about the elections season ahead. You can nominate yourself and find out more at susu.org/stand.

You can follow the Q&A on our Twitter @YourSUSU, and … Read the rest

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