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Top Tips For Living in Halls From Students, To Students

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Living in halls is a whole new world of people, experiences and opportunities, and it is such a great way to broaden your horizons, have fun and really immerse yourself in university life. It can be a total change from your life at home, and can be pretty daunting, so we want to give you some advice from the people who have been exactly where you are, about to move into halls, unsure of what to expect. 

We asked students past and present what advice they would give someone moving into halls and here are just a few of the … Read the rest

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Freshers’ FAQ

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With Freshers’ fast approaching, we’ve devised a list of frequently asked questions to clarify a few things – we hope you find it useful.

When does Freshers’ start?

We’re proud to offer not one, not two but three whole weeks of Freshers’! This begins on Welcome Weekend (Saturday 23 September/Sunday 24 September).

When do lectures begin?

Semester One starts on Thursday 28 September. You can find out all the key dates for the academic year here.

What’s the difference between the Master Pass and Variety Pass?

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Special Considerations and Extension Deadlines Policy

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Through the Special Considerations and Extension Deadlines Policy you may be allowed:

  • An extension on a deadline
  • A second attempt at an assessment or exam
  • Other recommended action based on the evidence which you provide

For more information about your options:

  • Look in your subject handbook
  • Ask at your Faculty Student Office
  • Speak to your Personal Academic Tutor or Senior Tutor
  • Contact the Students’ Union Advice Centre at:


023 8059 2085

First floor, Building 40,
Highfield Campus (09:00 – 17:00)


Have your studies been affected by exceptional circumstances beyond your control?
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Southampton Refugee Month

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Twenty-four of our student groups are getting together to launch a new and exciting programme of events: Southampton Refugee Month. Organised to raise awareness of the current refugee crisis all over the world, with a particular emphasis on Syria, the following events will give you the chance to find out more and inspire you to get involved…

Thursday 03 November – FREE screening of The White Helmets

  • 19:00 at 46/2003, Physics Building, Highfield Campus
  • Get down to the Physics Building to watch The White Helmets for free. This hard-hitting documentary follows the volunteer rescue workers put their lives on the
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Freshers’: Global Speed Meet

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Are you an international student joining us this year? Worried about meeting new people, whether you are international student or not? Perhaps you’re just a friendly person and want to meet a range of new people? Well there’s nothing to worry about, because we have organised the Global Speed Meet, with the aim of helping you to meet new people from different cultures in a relaxed environment for FREE.

The idea of speed meeting people goes back a long way, and is based on a simple premise that you have a very short period of time with someone to introduce … Read the rest

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Gin Gin: Drink up our Gin Tasting event

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What do Tennessee Williams, James Bond and the Great Gatsby have in common? Gin!

Come to The Bridge for an evening of sophistication and discover our hand-picked selection of premium gins.

(Tuxedo optional…)

See who else is going on our official Facebook event.

Where? The Bridge (The Union Building 42, Highfield campus)

When?  Tuesday 04 October between 19:30 – 22:00

Tickets – £10

Go to our Box Office at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice to purchase tickets. There are limited tickets available and our last Gin Tasting event completely sold out, so buy early to avoid disappointment!

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Union Highlights of the Year 2015-16 Part 1 September-January

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In this two part special, we will be taking a look back on all the great things that have happened in the Union and Southampton over the last year, to get you excited for all the great things that can happen this year!


  • Various training weeks took place just before Freshers’ started, to ensure that all of the student groups were prepared and equipped to have as great as year as possible! Highlights from these included a laser tag game held by the Creative Industries.
  • Freshers’!!! Probably the biggest week of the year, this years Freshers’ boasted more events
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Welcome to our Pre-Sessional students

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The Pre-sessional programme is back for another summer which means the Union will become a one-stop shop for some great FREE activities and events to welcome our Pre-sessional students. And the best part – you can get involved too!

Get all the support you need to help you settle in with our free Advice Drop-In on Monday, make your halls a home with a herb garden from our gardening session and get to know your fellow students at our BBQ on Friday, plus much more!

Here’s what you can expect:

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To keep up-to-date with the latest Pre-sessional news, we have … Read the rest

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To include every student…you said, we did!

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Our mission statement is to unlock the potential and enrich the life of every student and that means that we aim to provide opportunities, facilities and services that include every student, regardless of what you’re studying and where.

You Said – “Improve transport services between Southampton and WSA”

The Students’ Union Did – We introduced the Shuttle Bus, a free service operating between the WSA and the University Highfield Campus, Monday-Friday during term-time from 8:00 to 20:00.

The two campuses are better connected and you are able to attend events at both locations.


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WINchester: Union launches FREE shuttle bus between WSA and Highfield

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We have already promised that life at the Union will be bigger and better this year and the good news starts here: we have been working in partnership with the University of Southampton to launch a FREE shuttle bus to take students from Winchester School of Art (WSA) to Highfield Interchange.

The bus, launching at Freshers’, is intended to make Highfield campus more accessible to WSA students.

A Blue Ford Transit Van will provide the service, operating on weekdays on a 2 hour loop starting with departures at WSA (by the carpark next to Student Services) at 8:00am, with last … Read the rest

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