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Living at home after university

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Whether you’ve finished for the summer or finished for good, living at home post University isn’t always the easiest experience. Here are our top tips on how to make the transition comfortable for both you and your parents.

Work through it

As tempting as it might be to hide away with a mountain of box sets, there’s nothing better for taking your mind off things than getting a job. Whether it’s a part-time job to put some extra cash in your pocket, work experience to further your career or even a spot of volunteering, it will keep you busy and … Read the rest

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Keeping Fit in Southampton

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What with work commitments, student budgets and time to hang out with your friends, keeping fit can seem like the last thing on your mind. But we all know we should do it, so whether you are a gym bunny or a sporty type, here is a quick overview of some ways you can exercise in Southampton…


Saturday. 9am. 5k. Okay now the worst bit is over, we can tell you about all the good things. It’s completely free and this includes stats about your run! For example, you can find out how you did for your age group, … Read the rest

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Coping with family at Christmas

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Going home for Christmas is a joy for many, but it can also bring quite a few problems with it; from the temporary loss of independence to having to live by the rules of the house, rather than your own.

The first, and most important thing to remember is that if you’re going home or have been invited somewhere for Christmas, then it is because that is where you’re wanted. Sure, it may not feel like it when you’re having another argument with your annoying little sister, but that’s not to say it’s not true. So even if you’ve got … Read the rest

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Beat the winter blues!

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Isn’t winter perfect? Snuggling up at home in your blanket, enjoying a nice cuppa and get chuffed for the festive season. But for some, once the clocks change, the winter blues arrive. Yes, that guy we don’t like seeing every year! Here are top tips to beat them!

1. Get out and be active

One of the best ways to let the winter blues not get the best of you is to go out! Yes, it’s cold but the fresh air and making the most of the sunlight (although not much!) will make you feel a lot better. So grab … Read the rest

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Student Housing: Stay Savvy and Don’t Rush to Rent!

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No doubt students will be starting to think about their accommodation arrangements for next year, and there will be some of you who will be tempted to start house hunting as early as before Christmas. We’re here to reassure you not to panic! As part of our Don’t Rush campaign, we’re encouraging you to hold off until after exams finish in January. This way, you will be able to:

  • Visit our Housing Advice Fayre
  • Consider applying for halls with friends
  • Get to know potential housemates and make an informed choice about who they’re going to be living with
  • Look at
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Halls Committee Elections coming soon!

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Halls Committee Officers (formerly known as the JCR Committee – a change made as part of SU Upgrade) are elected student officers there to help students with life in halls of residence. There are Halls Committee Officers for every Halls of Residence and private rented accommodation (E.g. Bencraft Committee).

We can now announce the Halls Committee elections are coming soon. This means that you can run to be a Halls Officer and represent the views and interests of your fellow students.

What roles can I run for?

Each Halls (including Private rented) has the following roles:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Welfare and
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