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Black History Month 2020

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Black History Month is the time for staff, students, societies and the wider community to reflect on, celebrate and learn about Black History.

Every October since 1987, Britain has come together to discuss, celebrate and learn about Black history. Black History Month is incredibly important every year, but with the tragic and tumultuous events of 2020, it is more important than ever before that conversations about race and history take place.

Here are some of the events we are hosting this month:

Weekly Book Recommendations as part of our Black History Month Book Club on our Facebook page

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FemSoc raise money for Yellow Door with Catwalk4Consent

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For the second year running, Feminist Society successfully put on a ‘Catwalk4Consent’ a fashion show and accompanying exhibition to raise awareness of sexual consent.

*Trigger Warning: text and photos contain mentions of sexual assault, rape, domestic abuse, child sexual abuse*

The #Catwalk4Consent aims to not only raise awareness but also “deconstruct victim blaming culture” whilst fundraising for local charity, Yellow Door.

FemSoc asked for submissions about people’s experiences with sexual assault. The catwalk then featured models wearing the outfits described in people’s accounts.

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving at WSA

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It’s nearly time for our annual WSA Halloween pumpkin carving competition!

Get in the spooky spirit with an opportunity to embrace this seasonal tradition for just £1 each – plus, you’ll still have time to make it down to Bedford Place for our Big night Out Halloween special.

You can pick up pumpkins for just £1 at the WSA Cafe on Friday 28 October and creatively carve it. Then come along to the Café on Monday 31 October to allow the judging to commence. Expect FREE refreshments to keep you going!

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Black History Month

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It’s Black History Month and we’re showing our support by running a packed programme of events in collaboration with student groups. You can look forward to:

All month – Cultural Food in The Bridge 

  • Enjoy special dishes in The Bridge inspired by different cultures

Saturday 15 October – Nigerian Independence Day Party

  • 19:00 in The Bridge
  • Organised in collaboration with Nigerian Society

Thursday 20 October – Hairspray

  • 19:00 at Union Films

Tuesday 25 October to – Friday 28 October East African Society Exhibition

  • 09:00-17:00 in the Union Southampton Concourse

Thursday 27 October – Hotel Rwanda

  • 19:00 at Union Films

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Freshers’: World at Southampton and Winchester

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Over 1/3 of University of Southampton students are international, so we’re celebrating our cultural diversity with World at Southampton and Winchester!

World at Southampton and World at Winchester are events organised to showcase the wide range of cultures we have at the university. There will be craft stands, games and all sorts of wonderful cultural things, including lots of international music. And because these events are free, there is no need to buy any tickets or pre-register, simply turn up and have fun!

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Freshers’: Cheese and Wine Tasting

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Come and delight your taste buds with a selection of the finest cheeses Hampshire has to offer, personally selected by our Michelin trained chef at The Bridge. A panel of experts will also be showcasing a wide range of refined wines from our Bridge Bar.

Join us for a night of culinary sophistication and elegance with a little “je ne sais quoi” of French culture.

Find out more on our official Facebook event.

Where? The Bridge (The Union, Building 42, Highfield campus)

When?  Monday 26 September between 18:30 – 21:00

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Your Guide to Local Festivals Summer 2016

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If you’re staying in Southampton this summer, you don’t have to miss out on the festival circuit. With more festivals around than ever before, there is sure to be something for everyone.


  • Friday 01 & Saturday 02 July
  • Vicarage Farm, near Winchester
  • Tickets: £95 weekend, day tickets also available
  • For more information, go to: www.blissfields.co.uk

With Dizzee Rascal, Everything Everything and Shy FX topping the bill, you’re in for a treat.

Southampton Thai Festival

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Culture Festival: What’s On

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Culture Festival is nearly upon us, but what can you expect? We have written the timetable for the full week’s activities, not to mention a world map and Mandarin translations which will be located across the different University campuses.

Sunday 24th April


★ Redbrick Area, Students’ Union
★Tickets: £3 for Indian Society £4 for Uni of Southampton Students and £5 for everyone else
★ Hosted by: SUSU & India Society
★ Get your tickets from www.susu.org/boxoffice. Tickets released 12 midday on Monday 11th

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Get the lingo!: Basic greetings in French, German, Spanish and Italian

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Whether you’re jetting off to another country this summer or you simply want to learn a few new words, we’re here to help. Learning a language takes a lot of practice and dedication, but if you’re looking for a quick cheat sheet to get you started on the basics, you’ve come to the right place.


Hello how are you?

Bonjour, comment ça va?

My name is…

Je m’appelle…

I would like…please.

Je voudrais…s’il vous plaît

Where is…?

Où est…?

I don’t understand, I speak English.

Je ne comprends pas, je parle anglais.

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October’s Black History Month Events

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This year we have lots of events planned to commemorate Black History Month, .

Black History Month is a time to recognise and celebrate the important contributions that people of African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean heritage make to humanity – raising awareness of different cultures and communities, and our events aim to highlight these contributions.

On the 25th October there will be a free screening of the film ’42’ in Union Films. The film is about Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in the baseball Major League, and the screening will begin at 2:15pm. Finally on the 28th October there … Read the rest

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