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05
Nov

Halls Elections: Nominations Now Open!

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Want to build the community at your Halls? Maybe you want to host amazing events to bring everyone at your Halls together, or be a point of contact for issues and ideas from your flat mates and neighbours? Nominate yourself to be on your Halls Committee!

Nominations are open from Monday 05 November at 09:00 – Thursday 22 November at 13:00.

The two roles you can put yourself forward for are President and Vice-President. The President will focus on being the liaison between student life at Halls and the Students’ Union, passing on all the vital feedback to make sure … Read the rest

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17
Sep

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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10
Sep

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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18
Jun

Glen Eyre says Farewell to their 2017-18 residents

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Glen Eyre held The Big Summer Farewell on Friday afternoon, and what an afternoon it turned out to be! With free ice-cream and burgers, inflatables, competitive games, live music and a photo booth, there was plenty to make our way around. Best of all, the sun decided to join the party, encouraging everyone to embrace the start of summer. Despite the large amount of students who have already headed home for the holidays, there was a great turnout and wonderful atmosphere. There were some fantastic and helpful stalls for students to browse, including representatives from Student Life, The Advice Read the rest

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14
Dec

Reflecting on the Making Change Summit (+AGM) 2017

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Hi, it’s Evie Reilly, VP Democracy and Creative Industries for 2017/18. Earlier this month we held our first Making Change Summit (+AGM) and it was fantastic to see so many of you getting involved and voicing your opinions. Along with getting your quick comments on the Concourse, we also hosted more in-depth debates and discussions throughout the day in Bar 2, and here is a brief overview of some of the issues explored. We were also pleased to launch our first Representation Report a project headed by VP Education, Samuel Dedman, which will explore how we are working … Read the rest

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13
Nov

Meet the WSA Committee: Erasmus Park Halls President

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We’ve introduced you to our WSA Campus President, International Officer and Welfare Officer, and now it’s time to find out more about Jake, the Erasmus Park Halls President.

What are you studying and what year are you in?

I’m currently studying Fine Art and this is my very first year over at WSA.

What are you most looking forward to about being the Erasmus Park Halls President? What is your main aim?

Well, my main aim will be to keep our students in the loop with everything happening at WSA. I’m a very social person and always willing … Read the rest

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29
Sep

Laughter Lounge: Live professional stand-up comedy tonight with Birthday Girls

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We’ve had everyone from Michael McIntyre to Josh Widdicombe grace our Laughter Lounge stage and this year’s Freshers’ line-ups are shaping up to be some of our best yet.

Our sell-out comedy evening brought to you by Off The Kerb Productions & Comedy Central UK is back with another jaw-dropping line up of the finest professional comedians that the circuit has to offer…and tonight Connaught, Glen Eyre, City Gateway, Bencraft, Highfield and Liberty Point are in for a treat! Here’s what you’ve got to look forward to:

 

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22
Sep

Get the Lowdown on the Freshers’ Lingo

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So you’ve been told time and time again that you should try and talk to as many people as possible, particularly during Freshers’ where the majority of people are nervous and missing home. That’s all good, but how do you go about it? The first words in a conversation can make or break it, and not knowing what to say when you first meet someone is not a good feeling – but that is where our guide comes in. We’ve got a selection of conversation starters for you here, so read on to see which ones you could use.

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21
Sep

Hurry! It’s 3 days til #SotonFreshers – www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice

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HURRY! Tickets to #SotonFreshers are selling fast! If you don’t want to miss out on the only Official University of Southampton Freshers’, get your tickets as soon as possible from our Box Office at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice

Don’t forget, that with our Master Pass, you have all this to look forward to:

Welcome Party with Chris Stark and Drop Division – Saturday 24, Sunday 25, Monday 26 September (different dates for each halls)
Foam Party – Thursday 29, Friday 30 and Saturday 30 September (different dates for each halls)
Bloc Party – Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 September
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19
Sep

Alternative Freshers’ Party

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If you are more into Metallica and AC/DC than Taylor Swift or Beyoncé, the Alternative Freshers’ Party is for you! Held at Monte Bar, prepare for some heavy beats and glorious guitar solos!

Expect live alternative and rock music all night for FREE!

Keep an eye out for acts to be announced on our official Facebook event.

If you’re interested in alternative and rock music, pop along to our Bunfight: Student Groups Fayre on Wednesday 28 September to meet RockSoc and ask them more about how you can get involved.

Where? Montefiore Hall Bar

When?  Thursday 29 September between … Read the rest

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