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30
Nov

Holiday Food Drive: One CAN Make a Difference!

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What is the Students’ Union Food Drive?

Hi everyone, it’s Charlotte, your Community and Volunteering Officer for 2018/19! I’m here to announce a project I have been working on with the External Engagement team and the Students’ Union to help support the local community over the holidays.

From now until Tuesday 18 December, there is a food drive collection point on Highfield Campus (Building 42) which we hope will make a big difference to the lives of people in our local community. I, along with the External Engagement zone of the Students’ Union, have launched this project because the current levels … Read the rest

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28
Apr

The EVAs Awards shortlist is now live

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After much consideration, we are pleased to announce the shortlisted students for our Excellence in Volunteering (EVAs) Awards.

The quality of nominations was extremely high and we had a tough job whittling down the longlist, but we are excited to announce the award winners at our ceremony on Friday 12 May at 19:00 in The Cube.

To view the full list, go to www.unionsouthampton.org/evas

Non-dining tickets are available for just £15 each at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice.

For the latest award updates, check out our official EVAs Facebook event.… Read the rest

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20
Mar

‘Feed People Not Bins!’ an Interview with Student Ahead of Half Marathon Fuelled by Food Waste

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We recently met up with Jack, a third year Marine Biologist who has decided to eat nothing but food waste ahead of running the half marathon next month! Normally, Jack lives a freegan lifestyle 3 days a week – that is, according to good old Oxford Dictionary, someone who: ‘rejects consumerism and seeks to help the environment by reducing waste, especially by retrieving and using discarded food’.

Jack is part of Curb, Southampton’s branch of The Real Junk Food Project, an initiative consisting of volunteers who collect and redistribute food waste. According to Jack, Curb collected 14.5 … Read the rest

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21
Nov

Swap Shop on Friday: Get a whole new winter wardrobe

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Fancy some new clothes?

Christmas is just around the corner and where students across Southampton and Winchester are penny pinching ready for the festive season, we are offering you the perfect opportunity to get yourself a whole new winter wardrobe. How?! – we hear you cry…our Swap Shop is back.

You can watch Planet Earth guilt-free as you save the environment while you shop!

Donate your unwanted clothes on Friday 25 September at 09:00 and then get shopping from 11:00 on the same day.

Fancy volunteering?

If you want to build up some volunteering experience, we’re looking for students to … Read the rest

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23
Oct

RAG Breastival: Rescheduled for 03 December

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#SotonFreshers may have finished, but we’ve got some fantastic events to keep you partying until the end of semester!

It may seem like a while to go yet, but from our experience the term will fly by – so we’ve got lots planned for you to look forward to!

Go out with a bang and raise money for charity all at once at Southampton RAG’s Breastival on Saturday 03 December at 18:00.

For the second year in a row, RAG are working in collaboration with MuSoc to source some amazing local musicians – all in the name of fighting … Read the rest

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16
Jun

How To De-Clutter Your Home

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Many of you will experience housing changes this year. Whether you are moving from halls of residences to student houses, graduating or simply wanting a change, you will find that you have accumulated a lot of belongings. From knackered fancy dress costumes that you’ve only worn once, to old text books and random cutlery, you may find that you want a clear out to make your move that bit easier.

That’s why we are running our #ShiftYourStuff campaign again this year. All you have to do is pack up your unwanted belongings and we will pick them up at your … Read the rest

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27
May

Shift Your Stuff

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Over your time at uni, it is likely that you have accumulated a lot of stuff. Whether it is clothes, furniture, books or boxsets, when it comes to packing up your room for the summer, you may find that you have a little more than you anticipated. That’s why we are running our annual Shift Your Stuff campaign, where you can donate your unwanted items and we will organise for them to go to one of fifteen participating charities.

How does it work?

  1. Collect your stickers and red bag

Available from between 31 May-29 June from the Union’s Highfield Reception … Read the rest

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26
Apr

The Swap Shop is back

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Out with the old, in with the new!

Did you know, if you own clothes you’ve not worn in over a year, you’re never likely to wear them again? If this is ringing any bells with you, maybe it’s time to have a spring clean and clear out that wardrobe.

But don’t get throwing any of your unwanted items away – bring them along to our Swap Shop!

The Swap Shop is the sustainable answer to shopping – and it’s free! What more could you want?

If you’ve not visited one of our Swap Shops before, this is how it … Read the rest

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08
Apr

Name A Puppy!

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If you cast your minds back to Freshers’ Week, we held two Meet the Guide Dog events at Highfield and Winchester, where you donated to The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in return for a cuddle with lots of cute guide dogs. Both events were a storming success, with lots of smiling students and wagging tails!

We wanted to give you a quick update to thank you for helping to raise an incredible £1,500 for the guide dogs. With this continued support, we are able to name a puppy! Come to the Concourse, Building 42, Highfield campus from 18… Read the rest

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