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30
Apr

Summer Elections 2018: Nominations Open!

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Nominations are now open in the Summer Elections 2018!

This is a brilliant opportunity to develop your skills whilst working with a student-led charity organisation to represent our members and make positive changes to student life. The roles are part-time, meaning they can fit alongside your studies nicely – they will help boost your CV, too! The positions we are looking to fill are:


Academic Roles:

  • School Presidents
  • Department Presidents

By-elected Student Leaders:

  • Arts and Humanities Faculty Officer
  • Halls Officer
  • Housing Officer
  • Intra-Mural Officer
  • Student Enterprise Officer

WSA Committee Roles:

  • WSA International Officer
  • WSA Social Events Officer
  • WSA Welfare Officer
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19
Dec

Enterprise Fund winners receive £1000 investment for their businesses

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Union Southampton awards student projects, FuseMind and EthiCo, £500 investment each, as part of the Enterprise Fund 2016.

The businesses, formed by University of Southampton students, were each awarded £250 from the Enterprise Fund, an initiative to encourage students to develop their innovative events, activities and projects. A further £250 was match-funded by Union President, Alex Hovden and awarded to each project.

One of the founding members of innovative academic search platform, FuseMind, Mauro Cozzi, says, “We’re really excited to hear that Union Southampton believes in FuseMind and is happy to invest in us. The funding will allow us to … Read the rest

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24
Nov

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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11
Nov

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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10
Nov

Creative Industries Careers Sessions

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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 with our Creative Industries Careers Sessions. Back for another year, we will be hosting a range of different events and networking opportunities to help give you a step towards your chosen career.

The full timetable is coming soon, but here’s a little taster for now…

Monday 28 November

  • Presenter: Dom Kullander
  • Time: 16:00-19:00 (3x 50mins)
  • Location: Board Room (TBA)
  • Get to grips with
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04
Nov

Enterprise Fund: Get funding for your business idea

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The Union Enterprise Fund exists to help you fund original and innovative events, activities and projects. Submit an idea for the chance to receive £500 in funding.

How will it help me?

In May last year, University of Southampton student, Andreas Ostrovsky received a £300 investment towards prototypes for his sustainable fishing project, ‘Right Light Technologies’. A year on and Andreas’ business is going from strength to strength, having presented his business to the United Nations to help create an environmentally and economically sustainable fishing industry.

Andreas says, “The Enterprise Fund was an incredible opportunity to further my project idea. … Read the rest

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10
Oct

We put the fun in crowdfunding

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Project Crowdfund
In association with Office of Development and Alumni Relations (ODAR)

Have you got an idea that you want to get off the ground to help your community or the wider world?

We’re hosting a new and exciting opportunity for you to crowdfund the cash you need to make it happen.

Your project should fit into one of the following areas:

  • Wellbeing matters
  • Access to Education
  • Equality for all
  • Sustainability in the community
  • Combatting climate change

If you want to create social change and help others in your community, we can help with our crowdfunding project coming soon.… Read the rest

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25
Mar

Grad Scheme Application Tips

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For many third year students the time has come in which many of you will be researching and applying for, and hopefully receiving an offer for, graduate jobs! Getting any job is a tough call, but as students from the University of Southampton you’ve got a lot going for you, and hopefully after reading this you will have all the tips to help you earn a place on a great graduate scheme.

What have you studied and how does it relate to the role?

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30
Jan

Student Volunteering Week – Save the Date

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There is nothing more satisfying and worthwhile than giving. And what better way to start than with our annual Student Volunteering Week, which is back for another year between Monday 22nd-Sunday 28th February. You can get involved with events, talks, volunteering tasters and much more across the University and Southampton.

What is volunteering?

Volunteering is ‘freely offering something’, usually your time, to a cause.

It is a common misconception that volunteering is just helping charity. It can be that, but it may also include:

  • Coaching your local football team
  • Representing your Halls of Residences in a Halls Committee
  • Organising an
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06
Dec

Get yourself a Christmas job with SURecruit

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Struggling to find the spare cash for Christmas this year or maybe you want to build your work experience? We can help!

Our on-site recruitment agency, SURecruit is there to help you to find part-time jobs while you study. We know that it can be hard to balance your studies with work, so our specialist recruitment manager works to find opportunities that you can fit around your degree.

The agency covers vacancies in areas such as hospitality, care, the retail sector and much more!

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