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15
May

Home Office Telephone Scam – Important Information

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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

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09
Nov

Meet the WSA Committee: International Officer

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In our blog post earlier today, we found out more about Venny, our WSA Campus President. Now it’s time to see what our WSA International Officer, Bridgett, had to say.

What do you study and what year are you in?

I study Fashion Marketing and I’m in my second year.

What are you most excited about as International Officer?

I’m looking forward to ensuring that international students feel included and welcome in the Student’s Union. I hope to assure that proper information regarding the British education system is passed along to students so they feel comfortable in their studies.… Read the rest

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16
May

Study Tips and Revision

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With exams and deadlines approaching, we have devised some of our top tips to help you revise, prepare and relax. We’ll be posting each one on social media, so you’re never far away from the support you need on the go .

 

Revision

1.       Stick revision notes all around the room/house to help you retain the information by associating it with a particular place. When trying to recall it on the day of the exam, you’ll be able to mentally ‘walk’ through your notes.

2.       Travel to the Past – Do plenty of past papers and questions (if such

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29
Mar

Culture Festival

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Join us to celebrate Southampton’s cultural diversity at Culture Festival between Sunday 30 April – Saturday 06 May.

#SotonCultureFest

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Sunday 30 April

🌏 Holi Festival 2017

  • Redbrick
  • 11:00-14:00

Cover yourself in powder paint to celebrate this traditional Indian Spring festival marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring.

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Tuesday 02 May

🌏 Global Village

  • 11:00-17:00
  • Concourse and Redbrick, Union building (42), Highfield campus

Immerse yourself in a fayre of cultural exploration as our international student groups hold stalls and activities across the Union.

🌏 Language Exchange at The Bridge

  • 21:45-23:15
  • The Bridge, Union building (42),
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26
Jan

Refreshers’: 4 Days to Go

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Don’t feel you partied hard enough at Freshers’? Want another chance to bond with your housemates?

You have four days left until Refreshers’  to get our Pass!

So many of you said that you thought Freshers’ went too quickly, so we’re giving you another opportunity to relax and refresh!

For just £25 for a wristband, you can expect entry to all this for FREE:
– Plus discounted food deals throughout the city all week!!

*FREE with our Refreshers’ Pass*

Monday 30 January

BLOC PARTY 

  • 22:00-03:00
  • Bedford Place, Southampton
  • Included in the Refreshers’ Pass
  • Individual tickets are £6.50

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26
Sep

Freshers’: World at Southampton and Winchester

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Over 1/3 of University of Southampton students are international, so we’re celebrating our cultural diversity with World at Southampton and Winchester!

World at Southampton and World at Winchester are events organised to showcase the wide range of cultures we have at the university. There will be craft stands, games and all sorts of wonderful cultural things, including lots of international music. And because these events are free, there is no need to buy any tickets or pre-register, simply turn up and have fun!

make sure you pop along and see what you can learn! There will be lots of tables … Read the rest

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24
Sep

Freshers’: Global Speed Meet

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Are you an international student joining us this year? Worried about meeting new people, whether you are international student or not? Perhaps you’re just a friendly person and want to meet a range of new people? Well there’s nothing to worry about, because we have organised the Global Speed Meet, with the aim of helping you to meet new people from different cultures in a relaxed environment for FREE.

The idea of speed meeting people goes back a long way, and is based on a simple premise that you have a very short period of time with someone to introduce … Read the rest

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22
Sep

International Cross Campus Scavenger Hunt

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What better way to get to know your new home, then by taking part in our International Cross Campus Scavenger Hunt! We are giving you the opportunity to win one of these great prizes, simply by sending us photos of places from your adventures:

Prizes –delicious and fun prizes to be won!

  • Premier passes to Union Films for your whole team
  • Meal at The Bridge for you and four of your friends
  • £50 to spend at WSA Art Shop
  • A trip to the Union films cinema for your team
  • A pitcher of beer from The Stag’s
  • Toasties for your team
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08
Sep

British Customs

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Coming over to the UK to study can be a daunting task. You’ll be a long way from home, in a strange place and not too sure about a lot of the ways of life in Britain. Whilst we cannot tell you about every little thing you’ll experience in British life, this guide should provide a handy rundown of some of the things you can expect.

  1. Manners! One thing you’ll soon learn about the UK is that people love it when you use manners and are polite, and really, you can never say please or thank you enough. As with
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01
Aug

Free events for you this week

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If you’re a Pre-Sessional student, or you’re staying in Southampton this summer, we have plenty of free events that you can get involved in. Here’s what’s you can look forward to this week.

Tuesday 02 August – Trip to Sprinkles

  • 19.00-21.00
  • Meet at Highfield Interchange (the main bus stop on campus) and we will walk to Sprinkles together.

Indulge in a sweet treat at one of Southampton’s finest ice cream and waffle parlours.

Wednesday 03 August – Badminton and Basketball

  • 17:00 – 20:00
  • Meet us at Avenue Campus and we will walk to Richard Taunton College Sports Hall together.
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