Tag Archive > help

08
Jun

Be aware of phishing scams

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There is a new phishing scam which is targeting students via email.

If you receive an email claiming that you have won an education grant from the Department of Education, please do not click on any links or submit any of your details.

If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

Don’t forget that our Advice Centre (open Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00) is always on hand to offer you support on a variety of different issues.

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03
Jun

Advice Centre: Hand-ins and exams didn’t go so well?

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We understand that you have tried your best with your work this year, but if you aren’t satisfied with the results you get on the day, we’re here to support you.

Come along to our Results Hub events at the Advice Centre, above The Stag’s in Building 40 on:

Friday 17 June 10:00 – 16:00.

Friday 24 June 10:00 – 16:00.
We can offer you information and support if you are considering appealing your exam results. Come and have a chat with us to:
• Receive a comprehensive guide on the grounds and process for appeal.
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01
May

You Are More Than is back!

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If you cast your minds back to the January exam period (painful thoughts we know!), you may remember that we offered you the chance to attend free events and activities to help you relax and de-stress away from your studies as part of our You Are More Than (YAMT) campaign. Well, YAMT back due to popular demand for the summer with a whole host of new events and old favourites to help you power on through tough times spent in the library.

New for Summer 2016, you can look forward to a trip to Southampton’s new board game cafe, ‘Board … Read the rest

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08
Apr

Name A Puppy!

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If you cast your minds back to Freshers’ Week, we held two Meet the Guide Dog events at Highfield and Winchester, where you donated to The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in return for a cuddle with lots of cute guide dogs. Both events were a storming success, with lots of smiling students and wagging tails!

We wanted to give you a quick update to thank you for helping to raise an incredible £1,500 for the guide dogs. With this continued support, we are able to name a puppy! Come to the Concourse, Building 42, Highfield campus from 18… Read the rest

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04
Apr

Get the lingo!: Basic greetings in French, German, Spanish and Italian

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Whether you’re jetting off to another country this summer or you simply want to learn a few new words, we’re here to help. Learning a language takes a lot of practice and dedication, but if you’re looking for a quick cheat sheet to get you started on the basics, you’ve come to the right place.

French

Hello how are you?

Bonjour, comment ça va?

My name is…

Je m’appelle…

I would like…please.

Je voudrais…s’il vous plaît

Where is…?

Où est…?

I don’t understand, I speak English.

Je ne comprends pas, je parle anglais.

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29
Mar

Easy Recipes on a Budget: Basic Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce

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If you’re strapped for cash and you want to maintain a healthy diet, all is not lost! Despite what you may think, it is possible to eat relatively healthily without breaking the bank. Try out our healthy bolognese recipe which will keep your wallet fat and your wait trim! We have aimed to keep the recipe content as flexible as possible for you to adapt to dietary requirements and budget.

Ingredients

These are the basic ingredients for a tomato sauce:

  • A tablespoonful of oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Pepper
  • 1 Tin of tomatoes

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25
Mar

Grad Scheme Application Tips

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For many third year students the time has come in which many of you will be researching and applying for, and hopefully receiving an offer for, graduate jobs! Getting any job is a tough call, but as students from the University of Southampton you’ve got a lot going for you, and hopefully after reading this you will have all the tips to help you earn a place on a great graduate scheme.

What have you studied and how does it relate to the role?

The first time echoes what has just been said – you are students at a Russell … Read the rest

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16
Mar

Cyber-Bullying: What it is and how you can be supported

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What is it?

Cyber bullying is any sort of bullying which takes place online. This could be through social networking sites (such as Facebook), messaging apps or gaming sites. In a recent national bullying survey taken by Bullying UK, 56% of young adults said that had witnessed other people being bullied online, with 42% saying they felt unsafe online.

Examples of Cyber Bullying:

Cyber bullying could appear in a number of different forms and could affect different people in different ways. This could be by spreading rumours or presenting threatening behaviour. Many forms of Cyber Bullying may also be illegal. … Read the rest

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04
Mar

How to Save Money in Southampton: Saving energy around the house

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Welcome to the second installment in our three-part blog series about how you can save money in Southampton. Last week, we looked at how to save money on shopping/food and this time, we are going to impart our wisdom about how to save energy on your house. Both good for the planet and your wallet, these tips are not to be missed! If you’ve got any advice that you think would help other students, then please get in touch via our Twitter page @yoursusu.

Saving Energy Around the House

– Get leaky taps fixed, if your taps are constantly … Read the rest

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03
Mar

University Mental Health Day 2016: How can we help?

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Today is University Mental Health Day. This is a national day to raise awareness of mental health in students and to offer support and information for those going through a mental health problem. Did you know that as many as 1 in every 4 people experience some kind of mental health issue in any given year, but there are places that you can get help and ensure that you don’t have to suffer in silence!

Within the Union there are multiple places where you can get help for any issues you may be facing. One invaluable service that is … Read the rest

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