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02
Nov

Student groups launch Southampton Refugee Month this November.

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The month has been organised to raise awareness about refugee crisis across the world with a focus on Syria.

Twenty-four student groups are involved in the events programme which includes a free film screening of White Helmets; a bake sale; a panel event headed by Soton2Calais founder and Medical student, Ilaf Moslawy; an Amnesty sleep-out; and much more.

 

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09
Apr

Society Spotlight: Engineers Without Borders

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We caught up with Zach Rowland, President of newly affiliated society Engineers Without Borders, to find out more about the charity’s work and how you can get involved.

What is Engineers Without Borders?

Engineers Without Borders is a UK charity dedicated to facilitating human development through engineering. This aim is achieved by providing engineering expertise to partner charities, and encouraging better consideration of global responsibility in education. There is a national HQ in London that manages all international placements for professional engineers (amongst other programmes), whilst also providing support for student branches in the form of training and logistics advice.… Read the rest

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17
Feb

Union Awards: Nominations coming soon

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Union Awards Season is approaching so it’s time to start thinking about the people who have had a real impact on you here at university, whether that’s through excellent teaching or academic representation, fantastic sporting achievements or great volunteering successes. Whatever you want to celebrate, our awards have got it covered.

This year, we’ve merged our Course Rep Awards (CRAs) and Excellence in Teaching Awards (ETAs) to form the all new Academic Awards – one unified celebration of the academic achievements across both staff and students.

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30
Jan

Forget the Oscars…it’s Union Awards time!

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We know how hard you work and how important it is to all of you that we recognise your achievements. That’s why, last year, we introduced the Course Rep Awards to celebrate the successes of the students who represent your courses and work to improve your education. Whether it’s one of your Course Reps, Academic Presidents or Faculty Officers, if you know someone who deserves recognition for their hard work, this is your chance to reward them.

But it doesn’t stop there. Of course, your courses wouldn’t be what they are without your lecturers and we know how much you … Read the rest

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17
Nov

Waste not want not! The perils of best-before dates

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Let’s start off with some stats to surprise you:

THE PROBLEM:

  • 16% food we take home from a shop, we throw away.
  • Equates to £15 each week (average household).
  • 50% of total food wastage comes from our homes and 50% of our wastage is actually edible!

EFFECTS:

  • Huge environmental damages – the process of landfill degrades the land, pollutes with toxic gases and uses up scarce resources.

BENEFITS:

  • Waste reduction
  • Save money
  • Improved environmental conscience
  • If we ate all the wasted edible food, the environmental impact would be the same as taking a quarter of all cars off the road!
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