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04
Feb

Southampton RAG Raise £32,872 since September 2018!

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Our Southampton Raise and Give (RAG) group have raised an incredible £39,872.62 for charity through student fundraising since September 2018.

This fundraising total includes record-breaking donations from Southampton RAG to Children in Need and The Poppy Appeal. Within the overall total, many student societies donated to The University of Southampton Movember Network, raising a total of £10,421 for the appeal. This put the University at 15th on The Big Moustache on Campus national leader board!

Some of the huge variety of fundraising activities have included hitchhiking across the world, fayres, film screenings, bake sales, a 24-hour cycle on … Read the rest

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27
Nov

2018 Jailbreak winners reach New York

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Start spreadin’ the news… This year’s Jailbreak winners travelled an incredible 3,419 miles, managing to reach New York in their bid to get as far away from Southampton as possible without spending any of their own money. 

Student teams started off from rainy Southampton at 8:00 AM Saturday morning and raced across the country to catch lifts, trains and flights in a bid to get as far away as they could in 36 hours, all in the name of charity. Organised by our amazing RAG, this year, groups are raising money for three charities, Yellow Door, … Read the rest

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26
Nov

SUSUtv are Going Live for Charity

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SUSUtv will be broadcasting live for six hours as part of ‘Big Live’, a 24-hour live stream fundraising event on Friday 30 November 2018.

KTV (Kent Union’s student TV station) are hosting a 24-hour live stream for the charity ‘Books 2 Africa‘, which was set up by University of Kent Alumni. KTV are collaborating with Forge TV at the University of Sheffield, and our very own SUSUtv!

The full live stream of Big Live will run from the afternoon of Friday 30 November to the afternoon of the Saturday 01 December. SUSUtv will be broadcasting for a six … Read the rest

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20
Nov

MedSoc Raise Over £2,000 for Charity

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On Wednesday 14 November 60 members of Medical Society (MedSoc) took part in a London Underground raid which raised £2,221.57 for charities Action Aid and Southampton Hospital Charity.

The raid involves students from MedSoc spreading out across 14 London Underground stations with collection buckets and flyers. Their original target was to raise £2,000 for both charities, but MedSoc were pleased to post the following message this morning: “We are pleased to announce that we smashed that target! We made £2221.57 and we would like to thank everyone that was involved on the day”.

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04
Sep

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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10
Aug

Student fundraising achieves record-breaking 2017-18 total!

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Through student fundraising, Southampton RAG have donated a record breaking £229,354.21 throughout the 2017-18 academic year! This is a fantastic achievement and the total has benefited over 35 charities including CLEAR, Mind and AIDS Orphan.

Some of the student clubs and societies who have fund raised this year include Amnesty International, Brass Band, British Red Cross, Cameroon Catalyst, Coppafeel, East African Society, Engineering Soc, GeogSoc, Hindu Soc, Hillwalking Club, Islamic Society, Jazzmanix, Korfball, LGBT+, Livesoc, Lopsoc, Medsoc, MindSoc, MNDA, Nepalese SocietyRead the rest

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14
Mar

Led Zeppelin Charity Showcase Raises Over £400

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On Friday 09 February, the Union and our Live Music Society hosted a charity showcase to celebrate 45 years since Led Zeppelin played a gig at the Union in 1973. Through ticket sales and RAG collections on the night of the concert, we have raised a fantastic total of £414.03 for Ovation.

Ovation is a charity which supports young musicians and provides them with a platform to get involved with making music. Deborah Bonham, rock and blues vocalist and Patron of Ovation, is the sister of John Bonham, the late drummer for Led Zeppelin, so this charity was the … Read the rest

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05
Mar

Creative Industries Careers Sessions

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This month we are running four careers workshops to help launch you into your dream creative career! These sessions are brought to you by the Creative Industries Zone and are perfect for anyone hoping to kick-start a career in media, advertising, marketing, journalism/editing, events promotion or fundraising. We are also running a LinkedIn Lab to help you tailor your profile to the career you’re working towards. All sessions are free but some do require sign-up via Eventbrite – check out the full details below:

CI Careers Session: Media and Advertising Workshop

Wednesday 07 March, 14:30 – 15:30, Building 58, Room Read the rest

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19
Jan

Whole Lotta Love! Led Zeppelin Charity Showcase – Friday 09 February 2018

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Did you know rock royalty once took to the stage at the University of Southampton Students’ Union? 45 years ago, Led Zeppelin performed in Garden Court and we are celebrating this anniversary with a brilliant Charity Showcase!

Led Zeppelin performed a one-off gig at the Union in 1973 especially to gain an audible recording and footage of a live performance – Garden Court has some particularly good acoustics! Their main tour date in Southampton was at the Gaumont Theatre (now the Mayflower Theatre).

On Friday 09 February 2018, nine bands from the Union’s Live Music Society will be performing … Read the rest

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17
Jan

Shoebox Appeal: How your donations have helped

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Throughout December 2017 we ran our annual Shoe Box Appeal in association with our Homed society. We received a fantastic 53 boxes of essential items, toiletries and gifts, which were donated to Two Saints Day Centre, an organisation who support the homeless in Southampton.

You may wonder exactly how our donations contribute to the important work Two Saints carries out. We were thrilled to receive a thank you letter from the team at Two Saints Day Centre:

“As an organisation we are always grateful to receive donations, especially clothing, food, toiletries, shoes and of course financial. It goes without … Read the rest

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