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31
Mar

Union staff to present training programme success at national conference

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Staff from our Learning and Development team have been invited to present their successful launch of the Union’s ‘A To B’ Project Management programme to the Charity Learning Consortium (CLC) at their annual national conference.

The conference, which will be held on Thursday 22 June in London, will host non-profit organisations from across the UK to network and share best practice.

CLC approached the Union to ask if our Learning and Development team could present a section of the conference to explain how they used the software to engage with staff on the course.

The team have been using the … Read the rest

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09
Apr

Society Spotlight: Engineers Without Borders

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We caught up with Zach Rowland, President of newly affiliated society Engineers Without Borders, to find out more about the charity’s work and how you can get involved.

What is Engineers Without Borders?

Engineers Without Borders is a UK charity dedicated to facilitating human development through engineering. This aim is achieved by providing engineering expertise to partner charities, and encouraging better consideration of global responsibility in education. There is a national HQ in London that manages all international placements for professional engineers (amongst other programmes), whilst also providing support for student branches in the form of training and logistics advice.… Read the rest

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27
Nov

Improve your commercial awareness to help land yourself a career after University

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We are working in partnership with KPMG to get you the best experience and preparation for your future career before you leave University.

You can gain the skills you need at a workshop hosted by KPMG on ‘How to Develop Commercial Awareness’ on Thursday 3rd December 2015 between 5pm – 6.30pm. The event will be held in Building 54, Room 5025, Highfield Campus.

We understand that it can be difficult to know what potential employers are looking for. During the skills session, you will gain the tools and guidance you need to develop your commercial awareness so that you … Read the rest

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30
May

FREE Transport to our Culture Cafe

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Our Culture Cafe event is less than two weeks away now – and we’ve got an exciting update for students over at the Winchester School of Arts!

Our Creative Industries Zone is always growing and developing – and with the ever-changing national landscape of the creative arts it’s important that we adapt to achieve alongside new changes.

That’s why we’re holding the Culture Cafe on Thursday 4th June – to provide an open event to discuss the arts and culture with like-minded, passionate people. Whatever your interest – whether it’s visual arts, performing arts, written arts or media – it’s … Read the rest

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20
May

Coming Soon: Culture Cafe

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Our Creative Industries Zone is always growing and developing – and with the ever-changing national landscape of the creative arts it’s important that we adapt to achieve alongside new changes.

That’s why we’re holding the Culture Cafe on Thursday 4th June – to provide an open event to discuss the arts and culture with like-minded, passionate people. Whatever your interest – whether it’s visual arts, performing arts, written arts or media – it’s up for discussion at the Cafe.

From 3pm, there will be a showcase of some of the creative industries’ work within SUSU on the Concourse. This will … Read the rest

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27
Apr

Startup Weekend is back!

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Budding student entrepreneurs who are looking to create a new business or develop the latest tech innovation are invited to Startup Weekend Southampton at the University of Southampton from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 May.

The student-led event will enable technical and non-technical entrepreneurs to collaborate on new projects and create a business idea within 54 hours.

Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, the Startup Weekend culminates in Sunday night demos and presentations to a panel of expert judges.

This year’s Startup Weekend, the fourth to take place in Southampton, … Read the rest

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22
Nov

Social Innovation Challenge

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Your opportunity to make a difference in Southampton through innovation and enterprise

 

The problem: Isolation of older people in Southampton

 

A million older people in the UK haven’t spoken to anyone for a month.

At Christmas, an estimated 500,000 older people will be alone.

Sources: Age UK; Friends of the Elderly

 

Southampton University research has shown the extent of isolation experienced by older people in Southampton.  Local voluntary sector organisations working in this area have confirmed that fresh ideas are urgently needed to make a sustainable difference.

 

The challenge: To come up with an innovative, enterprising idea … Read the rest

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17
Nov

Union Stars: Leading the Way

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There are countless staff here at SUSU, working constantly to serve you and behind the scenes and ensuring that your students’ union runs at its absolute best. These staff range from student staff on the bars right up to the Sabbatical Officers, as well as full-time staff in the offices.

To celebrate all the hard work they put in, SUSU rewards Union Stars – those who have gone above and beyond in achieving the best for the union and truly work towards our mission statement.

We are very pleased to announce that, from all the nominations submitted over the summer, … Read the rest

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14
Nov

SUSU wins Learning at Work Week Award 

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We have been awarded The Pearson Best Event Award for Promoting and Learning Environment by the Campaign for Learning. This award was given after SUSU partook in Learning at Work week 2014. The week represents a chance for staff members of organisations that take part in the week to learn new skills. The course itself is not prescribed, but rather encourages employers to make sessions and workshops available in skill areas they feel would benefit staff most.

Each year, a selection of organisations that carried out a successful campaign for Learning at Work Week are awarded prizes. In 2014, winners … Read the rest

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