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Students create over 100 crafts for Post Pals charity

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Over 90 string butterflies and 38 cards created by students during Freshers’ week will now be sent as gifts to seriously ill children in the UK through the charity Post Pals.

During Freshers’ 2018 the Union held Creative Chill Outs at Highfield, Avenue, WSA and NOC campuses. If you wanted a break from the rush of Freshers’ week, these chill outs were for you! A chance to relax, meet new people, grab a snack and create some arts and crafts. This included crafting small butterflies from lolly sticks, string and pipe cleaners, and decorating greetings cards.

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Freshers’: Welcome Giveaway from your Sabbatical Officers

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Welcome Welcome Welcome!

Freshers’ 2018 has officially begun and we couldn’t be more excited. As a warm welcome, your sabbatical officers are running a giveaway as their own little way of saying hello!


You can find out all you need to know about your Sabbaticals here. 

Keep up with them as friends on Facebook, where you can talk to them about any feedback, queries, and questions you may have.

What are they giving away?

3 x Freshers’ Ball tickets

2 x Meal for 2 in the Bridge

1 x Team Southampton Masuri Kit Sweater

1 x Keep Cup

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7 things you should do after moving into Halls

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Now that you’ve arrived at the University of Southampton and you’re settling into your new home, it’s time to go and meet your housemates and get stuck into Freshers’ here at the Students’ Union! Here are a few top tips to help kick-start your student experience in the best way possible…

1.Don’t hide away in your room

Staying behind closed doors doesn’t exactly encourage conversation – go introduce yourself to your new housemates! Hanging out in the communal kitchen or Hall’s bar is also a good way to settle in.

2.Swap phone numbers

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Freshers’ 2018 Sports Tasters Timetable

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Join us during Freshers’ to try different sports for FREE! Our full schedule of tasters is below…
For any tasters held at Wide Lane Sports Ground, the nearest Unilink bus stop is Airport Parkway Road. Wide Lane is located opposite this stop.
Men’s Football 10:00-12:00 & 13:00-15:00
Lifesaving 20:00 – 22:00
Basketball 09:00-12:00
Netball 12:00-15:00
Volleyball 15:00-18:00
Trampolining 18:00-20:00
Fencing 18:00-21:00
Cricket Mens 11:00-14:00
Archery 14:00-17:00
Korfball 17:00-19:00
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Celebrate Freshers’ with your Halls!

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One of the best ways to celebrate Freshers’ is to chill out and party with your new house mates and course mates! We’ve got something for everyone at Freshers’ this year, whether you want to watch a film, play video games, boogie at a roller disco, test your knowledge at a pub quiz or dance the night away. It’s the perfect chance to make memories you’ll never forget and meet friends for life!

If you’re unsure which night to join us for Freshers’, we’ve allocated each Halls to a different night of the week (psst, this doesn’t mean you can’t … Read the rest

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Freshers’: Things you’re probably worried about that will actually be ok!

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As the big move to University gets closer, there’s bound to be some things you’re feeling a little nervous about, and that’s okay!

We hope these tips put some of your worries at ease…

I’m not going to make any friends

Remember: There are lots of opportunities to meet new people, some even specifically created to help you make friends.

We have a wide range of Freshers’ events whatever your interests and they can be a great way break the ice. If you want to get a head start, there are loads of Facebook groups you can join to find … Read the rest

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Clubs and Societies: Explained

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You’ve arrived at University of Southampton, and you want to try something new – but with 300+ societies offered here at the Students’ Union it can get a little confusing. Whether it’s our sustainability groups that spark your interest, charity societies or creative industries, there is a club or society for everyone! We’ve put together this handy guide of what to expect from at Bunfight on Wednesday 26 September, 2018…

Performing Arts

Performing Arts encompasses all of our performance societies. They fall into four categories: Theatrical, Dance, Music and Technical. There is no need to be a West End … Read the rest

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The Greatest Freshers’ Ball 2018!

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This is The Greatest Freshers’ Ball 2018!

We are incredibly excited to announce our Freshers’ ball 2018 line-up and spectacular theme – it’ll be a night you never forget! Dress to impress and prepare for a magical journey at the biggest, boldest and best Freshers’ Ball in town!

Our line-up of entertainment includes:

  • Live DJs in The Cube
  •  Soul 45 DJs
  • Live Circus performances including fire eaters, trapeze artists, aerial hoop artists, hula hoop performers, acro troup and much more!
  • Meet P.T Barnum and his performers!
  • Live The Greatest Showman performances
  • Magician
  • Silent Disco
  • Dodgems and rides
  • Hall of Mirrors
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