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23
Dec

Boxing Day Sales Tips

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Christmas Eve Recon Mission – If you’re really feeling keen, going on a scouting mission on Christmas Eve can be a great way to prepare for the sales. Check the back of labels in your fave stores for any markings or numbers which suggest they’ll be going in the sale! Most shops mark everything on Christmas Eve in preparation for Boxing Day.

 

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22
Dec

How to Survive Studying over the Holidays

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With deadlines on the horizon, our Marketing and Communications crew member, Guillemette, talks about how to survive studying over the holidays…

Warm houses, bright lights and more food than a famished student could dream of; who doesn’t love Christmas? After a first semester made long by the absence of a half term, we are all looking forward to rushing back to home and its comforts.

But a cloud darkens the Christmas lights: exams and deadlines. Lecturers seem to forget that holidays are for relaxing and have laden you with coursework as well as the threat of January exams or deadlines … Read the rest

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20
Dec

Whats On In Southampton Over Christmas?

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Our Marketing and Communications crew member, Selina, has been busy getting festive in Southampton and has pulled together these ideas for the top things to do this holiday, so if you’re in Southampton over the Christmas break, you can be sure to have a great time. Thanks Selina for the photos as well!

Southampton Christmas Festival

If you fancy a traditional German feast head towards the high street where the German market is offering Bratwursts, schnitzels and other specialities. Grab a drink and soak up the festive atmosphere! There’s also hand made decorations, soaps and vintage jewellery.

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19
Dec

Winchester Town Centre is beaming with Christmas Cheer!

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When she’s not in Southampton enjoying the festive activities, our Marketing and Communications crew member, Selina, has been scouting out the best things to do in Winchester. Thanks again for some great photos Selina!

If you’re staying in Winchester this Christmas there’s plenty of festive fun to be had. Whether you’re interested in hand made Christmas craft fairs or love to sample the Christmas delights, there’s something for everyone here this holiday. Grab a mince pie and a cup of tea, the following festivities are guaranteed to make your tinsel tingle.

Winchester Christmas Market

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30
Nov

Fern Brady to headline the final Laughter Lounge of the semester

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We are delighted to confirm that Scottish comedy sensation Fern Brady, will be joining us to headline the final Laughter Lounge of the year on Thursday 08 December.

The show. which includes support sets from Darren Harriott and Alistair Williams will open its doors at 19:00 at The Bridge for a 19:30 start.

Tickets remain at the bargain price of just £4 each available from our Box Office at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice with a limited number on the door.

For an extra £2, you can enjoy nachos during the show.

Here’s what you can expect:

Fern Brady

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25
Nov

Christmas Opening Hours

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The holidays are nearly upon us and while you’re tucking into your roast spuds, we’ll be working like little elves ready to organise some great events and services for you in the New Year. But just like you, there will be days where we’ll need to take forty winks, preferably after a good roast. For those of you staying in Southampton over the winter break, we’re keeping The Stag’s open on the weekend of the 07 and 08 January 2017 for you to have a post-Christmas catch-up with your best ones.Take note of our opening times below for more dates … Read the rest

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04
Nov

Book your Christmas meal at The Bridge

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The Bridge are now accepting Christmas meal bookings. Expect mouth-watering meals with a festive twist.

Whether you’re missing home cooking or you simply want to celebrate Christmas before you break up for the holidays, we have some delectable delights prepared by our Michelin-trained chef.

Book early to avoid disappointment at events@unionsouthampton.org

Vegan options available.

Find out more including the full menu on our Christmas brochure 2016, coming soon to www.unionsouthampton.org/christmas

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22
Jun

Staying safe in the sun

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The holidays are finally here and no doubt many of you are planning to escape the British weather and catch some rays elsewhere. But while we all appreciate a good tan, far too many of us get caught out and end up looking, well, not so hot. So whether it’s home or abroad, here are our top tips on staying safe in the sun – so you won’t see red this summer.

Wear sunscreen

Sunscreen is the sure-fire way to protect yourself from UV rays. Here are a few things to remember:

  • Make sure your sunscreen is not past its
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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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27
Mar

WSA: Easter Events around the City

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If you’re staying in Winchester during the Easter holidays, you’ll want some events and activities to give yourself a break. To help you out, we have scoured local events listings and looked up everything you need to know to have the Easter break you deserve. 

1. Easter Sunday Day Out – Chawton House Library

  • When?: Sunday 27th March
  • What time?: 11am-5pm
  • Where?: Chawton House Library, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ
  • Cost: £6 for students.

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