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Content warning: Mental Illness
Saturday 10th October 2020 is World Mental Health Day, and we wanted to take this opportunity to let students know that in these particularly difficult times, we are here to help you with your mental health.
Problems like loneliness, homesickness, work pressures, housing issues, financial difficulties, romantic relationships, and physical health can all contribute to mental illness or struggling with your mental wellbeing at university. Whether you are a new or returning student, we know that sometimes there are things going on in your life which may negatively affect your mental health. We will be posting … Read the rest
Tags: advice, help, helplines, Mental Health, support, World Mental Health Day
Content Warning – Suicide
On Thursday 28 November 84 pairs of shoes will be placed in the centre of the redbrick to represent the average of 84 men who take their own lives each week in the UK.
On behalf of the charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), leaflets and information will be provided at the protest with the aim of helping those suffering from poor mental health or who might be considering suicide. If this is an issue you are not comfortable discussing with our trained volunteers, the same information can be found here. Worried about somebody else? … Read the rest
Tags: help, male mental health, male suicide, suicide prevention
For the second year running, Feminist Society successfully put on a ‘Catwalk4Consent’ a fashion show and accompanying exhibition to raise awareness of sexual consent.
*Trigger Warning: text and photos contain mentions of sexual assault, rape, domestic abuse, child sexual abuse*
The #Catwalk4Consent aims to not only raise awareness but also “deconstruct victim blaming culture” whilst fundraising for local charity, Yellow Door.
FemSoc asked for submissions about people’s experiences with sexual assault. The catwalk then featured models wearing the outfits described in people’s accounts.
The event description explains, “too often we talk about the circumstances of assault instead … Read the rest
Tags: culture, help, people, year
10th October is World Mental Health Day, an annual day recognised by The World Health Organisation to provide an opportunity for those working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done. This year’s theme, chosen by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’.
As a Students’ Union, young people’s mental health and well being is so important to us. We would like to take this World Mental Health Day to talk about the work being done and the work left to do. … Read the rest
Tags: create, help, lifestyle, theme
Our recent blog posts gave you an insight into what each Full-Time Officer role involves, but there’s also a range of exciting, voluntary Part-Time roles (Student Leaders and Student Trustees) available for you to take on alongside your studies.
Taking on one of these roles will mean that you are responsible for representing a certain area of student life, including many of our sports clubs and societies, as well as the international and postgraduate communities. This is a fantastic way to gain valuable experience and help enhance the student experience for all of our members. University is much more than … Read the rest
Tags: Full-Time Officer, help, roles, student experience
Nominations for our Spring Elections are well underway, but there’s still time to put yourself forward to become a Full-Time Officer (also known as Sabbatical Officer). These are paid positions, with a competitive starting salary of £20,989. These roles are perfect for those of you graduating this year (or for anyone willing to take a gap year to get some work experience), who would like to represent and improve a particular aspect of student life.
This week we will be providing you with an overview of each Sabbatical Officer role to give you a better understanding of what you … Read the rest
Tags: environment, full-time, Full-Time Officer, graduate scheme, help, Mental Health, paid, roles, Students Union, sustainability, you're ready
With exams and deadlines approaching, we have devised some of our top tips to help you revise, prepare and relax. We’ll be posting each one on social media, so you’re never far away from the support you need on the go .
1. Stick revision notes all around the room/house to help you retain the information by associating it with a particular place. When trying to recall it on the day of the exam, you’ll be able to mentally ‘walk’ through your notes.
2. Travel to the Past – Do plenty of past papers and questions (if such
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Tags: #ideas, Academic Integrity, calm, exams, help, international, revision, student, study, support, tips, Your Content, Your degree
Southampton alumna and Liberal Democrat Peer nominee, Claire Tyler, will be visiting the University for a Distinguished Lecture on Thursday 22 June.
Claire graduated in Law and Politics at the University and has gone on to sit in the House of Lords as Baroness Tyler of Enfield.
The talk promises to be an interesting evening, with topics including wellbeing and Brexit to be discussed.
All students are welcome to come along to the talk, which will be held in Building 58 Room 1067, Highfield campus.
Register your free place on Eventbrite.
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Tags: Brexit, Claire Tyler, Distinguished Lectures Facebook, events, help, lecture, talk, wellbeing
With exams and coursework deadlines approaching, you will be pleased to find out that we will be running our campaign again this summer to help you to relax and remind you that while your university work is important, you are more than your studies and you deserve time to relax and re-energise between deadlines.
The timetable is shaping up to be another cracker, with visits from adorable dogs and farm animals, plus favourites such as our Postgrad Power Teas and meditation classes to help you stay chilled as you smash that work out. Here’s what you can expect:
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Tags: advice, Advice Centre, coursework, Degree Programme, exams, free events, help, revision, stress, studies, support, thesis, timetable, work, WSA, You Are More Than Your Studies
We are delighted to announce that Ladies Football Club (SULFC) have begun to to deliver free football to local schoolchildren across Southampton.
The outreach programme is designed to encourage the club to expand their football provision internally and out to the community. Eleven members of SULFC are signed up to the programme, which is open to Key Stage 2 girls at three local Southampton Primary schools: Bassett Green, Bitterne Manor and Beechwood Junior. All sessions are free for students to attend and are run as after-school clubs.
British University Colleges & Sport (BUCS) and the Football Association (FA) funded £2,500 … Read the rest
Tags: after-school, Bassett Green, Beechqood Junior, Bitterne Manor, BUCS, club, FA, Football Association, football coaching, FREE, Funding, help, Ladies Football Club, Level 1 Coaching, local, local schoolchildren, opportunity, primary schools, qualification, schools, sport, teaching, Team Southampton, TRAINING, Union Southampton, volunteering