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.
Student Volunteering Week is well underway this week. On Monday and Tuesday, we offered opportunities to meet charities and pick the brains of our student volunteers on the Concourse. As we gather our marigolds and bin bags ready for today’s Community Clear Up at Portswood Recreation Ground, we caught up with some of our members to ask them what they get out of volunteering their time.
Volunteering can add something to your social lives as a hobby as well as being an activity that can enhance your CV.
Ambrose Chou is a Youth Rep for his Parish Church and is … Read the rest
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
Over the past year we’ve worked alongside to improve our relationship with local residents and expand communication between students and the local community.
Our Vice President Engagement, Ellie Cawthera, held a Street Party in conjunction with the Outer Avenue Residents’ Association in Gordon Avenue, which hundreds of local residents came too. Following on from this hugely successful event Ellie organized the Building Bridges Curry alongside the Highfield Residents’ Association where students and local residents could meet and get to know each other.
Additionally, in March we created a community newsletter that is distributed to local residents to improve the communication … Read the rest