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03
Nov

U.S. Presidential Elections – Watch the results at The Stag’s

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Will Hillary clinch it or will America play their Trump card?

We’ve teamed up with Wessex Scene and Surge to show the U.S. Presidential Elections results at The Stag’s.

Find out the results with us on Tuesday 08 November from 20:00.

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07
Jul

Closer to The Edge: A Brief History of Your Entertainment Magazine

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With a new (academic) year nearly upon us, we caught up with Anneka Honeyball, Editor of The Edge (editor@theedgesusu.co.uk) in her first blog takeover to find out why she thinks you should get involved with our student-led entertainment magazine.

Though my degree is, of course, what I’m here for, a fundamental part of my University experience has been in the societies I have joined. Of the 300 student groups and societies available at Southampton, the society I chose to dedicate the majority of my time, effort and unending passion to was The Edge – the Union’s leading entertainment magazine of … Read the rest

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01
Apr

Unveiling the new brand…

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As you may know, for the last few months we have been in the midst of a rebrand. We appointed Manchester-based branding agency Holdens’ to work with us on the new brand concepts using the Ted’s Talks, branding workshops and a survey which received 2,562 responses to gain your views.

According to your feedback, the new brand needed to reflect who we are. So we paid particular attention to the history of Southampton, looking for something as unique as the Union is, and when we came across the story of sea-kale farming and export from the city, we knew we’d … Read the rest

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26
Mar

Wessex Scene Takeover: The History of SUSU (and its media) By Bridie Pearson-Jones

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As Wessex Scene turns eighty years old, the Editor, Bridie Pearson-Jones, has completed her first Union blog takeover to tell us about the history of the SUSU and its student media through the ages. Get in touch with your comments @yoursusu, or contact Bridie directly at editor@soton.ac.uk.

This year has been historic for SUSU. All of its student groups sitting in the Creative Industries Zone have significant birthdays – Wessex Scene turned 80, Union Films turned 50, Surge turned 40, SUSUtv is turning 10, and the Edge 5. SUSU is reviewing their brand this year, after years of apathy … Read the rest

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26
Dec

Refreshers’: An evening of Burlesque and Cabaret

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After the success of events in years gone by, it’s back again…the infamous Velvet Lounge will be taking over The Bridge for a night of Burlesque and Cabaret. For only £5 you can indulge in a night of vintage inspired entertainment hosted by ‘delightfully silly’ international cabaret compere Peggy De Lune, who’ll appear on alongside glittering showgirl Lena Mae, who will dazzle the audience with her classic burlesque routines.

Dating back to the 1830s and 40s in London, burlesque is a form of entertainment that’s often mislabeled. Initially it consisted of on musical theatre parodies that were used to … Read the rest

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