Over the weekend, there has been significant media attention on the senseless murder of George Floyd by a U.S policeman. However, this is not an isolated incident. In the last few weeks alone, there have been a number of racist attacks on the Black community, and has been an ongoing issue for a long time. This has led to recent media attention on the #BlackLivesMatter movement and today people are positing black squares as part of #blackouttuesday to raise awareness. We encourage people using the #blackouttuesday hashtag to NOT use the #blacklivesmatter hashtag, as it is currently removing space for important updates … Read the rest
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It has been brought to our attention by the Visa & Immigration Student Advice Service that many international students have recently become targets of a telephone scam. Students have reported receiving a call from somebody claiming to be from the Home Office who tells them they haven’t paid for an immigration service and must pay a fine or risk being reported to the police. The callers have become progressively insistent and forceful in their attempt to get students to make payments.
The number they call from appears to be the real Home Office number (020 7035 4848), however this is … Read the rest
We’re excited to announce that the Grad Ball Wristbands have arrived! You’ll be able to collect yours from 09:00-20:00 on Monday 05 – Thursday 08 June at the Box Office in Building 42.
On Friday 09 June, ticket collections will only be from 09:00–17:00 as we will be closing Building 42 from 18:00 (more info here)
On the night, remember to bring the wristband and your Student ID. Without both, you won’t be allowed in, and we’d hate for you to miss out on the fun! If you have bought a ticket for a friend who is not… Read the rest
Grad Ball 2017 is so close that we can almost taste the prosecco bubbles, hear the music and smell the delicious food we’ll be serving up at the Food Fayre on the Redbrick!
As we have lots to prepare and decorate to make sure that the night is super special, there will be some closures across campus.
- The Shop will be closed on Saturday 10 June
- The Bridge will be closed on Saturday 10 June
- The Stag’s will be open from 12:00-19:00 only for the England v Scotland
- Building 42 will be close at 18:00 from Friday 09 June
Keep … Read the rest
Graduation is on the horizon! We can’t wait to come together and celebrate this momentous occasion as you receive your well-earned academic degree. This is an exciting event, but we understand that you might be a little confused about how to get your hands on that fancy robe and mortarboard we’re sure you’ve always longed to wear.
Without the correct attire, you’ll not be allowed to attend the ceremony, and we definitely don’t want that!
We can’t wait to join you on Saturday 10 June for an unforgettable night of entertainment across the whole Union.
Our buildings will be transformed into a formal evening venue, ready for you to celebrate your time at University where it all began.
Stay tuned as we announce more surprises from the night based on the choices made by this year’s student Grad Ball Committee.
Last week we caught up with the lovely President of the Feminist Society, Emily.
According to Emily, the Feminist movement strives for equality and justice for people of all genders. It explores and questions gender inequality, but, as Emily commented, it’s important to be mindful that people are affected by inequality differently. By this, she means that the level of discrimination someone faces is often influenced by factors beyond their gender too, for example their race, sexuality, class and where in the world they live.
During the interview, Emily touched upon the positive impact that female celebrities such … Read the rest
National Student Money Week runs between the Monday 06 – Friday 10 February. Students’ Unions all over the country are running events to give you tips and advice on how to stretch those pennies a little bit further. Whether it is by planning your food shop by using a list or opening a separate bank account to help you save – we’re interested in hearing what you do, so we can share ideas to other students. Tweet us your best ideas @Union_Soton.
But that’s not all. We’ll be travelling around the different campuses, holding competition and advice stalls full … Read the rest
Refreshers’ 2017 is here!
Get ready to begin the ultimate week of partying to celebrate the end of exam and hand-in season. Let your hair down and enjoy six HUGE events to relive your Freshers’ experience.
Early-bird tickets have already sold out, but if you’re late to the party, you can still get your hands on a standard Refreshers’ Pass and any individual tickets from our Box Office at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice.
If you’re one of the early-birds who have wisely got your tickets already, you can collect them TODAY (Monday 30 January) between 12:00-18:00 at the Union … Read the rest
There is construction work being carried out near the Gower on Salisbury Road. We have received reports of safety incidents, so please ensure that you stay safe and cross the road with caution to avoid the traffic.
Make sure you:
- Use the pavements
- Look both ways
- Only cross where it is indicated you should do so
Thank you and have a lovely holiday.… Read the rest