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11
Oct

International Day of the Girl: Feminist Society

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 Today is International Day of the Girl, an observance day declared by the United Nations, which aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. 

In recent years there seems to be an overload of national awareness days and we’re definitely guilty of jumping on almost every single one, (did you see our blog post for #NationalCupcakeWeek BTW?). While some make fun posts for social media, they can be also be great tool in getting conversations started. We used this opportunity to sit down withRead the rest

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01
Nov

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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11
May

EU Referendum: BritaIN or BrEXIT?

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Not sure whether to vote BritaIN or BrEXIT? Here are some of the facts to help you make an informed decision…

Reasons to remain according to Britain Stronger in Europe:

  • 3 million UK jobs are linked to our trade with the EU
  • The UK gets £66 million of investment every day from EU countries
  • For every £1 we put into the EU, we get almost £10 back through increased trade, investment, jobs, growth and low prices
  • Worker’s rights are protected by the EU, such as paid maternity leave and guaranteed holiday leave
  • EU laws protect women’s rights, including equal
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