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20
Mar

CoppaFeel! UBT Society Spotlight

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Founded in 2009, CoppaFeel! is a London based charity which strives toward educating and encouraging women under 30 to be proactive and  get into the swing of regularly checking their breasts. Earlier this year, we gave affiliation to our own CoppaFeel! UBT (Uni Boob Team) here at the Union. Following International Women’s Week, we interviewed committee members Constantia, the President, Ella, Treasurer and Helena, Secretary to find out more about what they do.

When asked what distinguishes CoppaFeel! from other cancer charities, Constantia pointed out that it is less focused on research and cure and is instead centred around a … Read the rest

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27
Feb

Magic Society present The Museum of Magic at The Annex Theatre

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Roll up, roll up for the greatest show on earth.

Tomorrow the Union’s Magic Society are putting on a magic show for one night only at The Annex Theatre.

The student group will be performing a series of tricks set in the mysterious Museum of Magic, a place where history comes to life. The show promises to take the audience on a journey through some of the greatest illusions of all time, starting off in Egypt with the world’s oldest magic trick and weaving through history to the modern day.

According to the society’s Secretary, James Easton, the performance is … Read the rest

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22
Feb

Society Spotlight on our Canoe Club

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Earlier this month we interviewed committee members Nick (Kit Secretary), Rachel (Vice President) and Amy (Treasurer) of the Southampton University Canoe Club (SUCC). We spoke to them about what the club offers and the recent funding they received from the Union.

SUCC were recently granted extra funding by the Union which was greatly received by all club members. They were given £1,500 which has enabled them to purchase four brand new boats, and has helped fund their white water safety and rescue course which is designed to teach members safety procedures for residential trips. Nick said: ‘we didn’t expect [the Read the rest

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15
Feb

Society Spotlight on FemSoc: “It’s about being part of a movement which is there to help all women everywhere.”

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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

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23
Feb

Society Spotlight: Meet CrimSoc

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Formed in December 2014, CrimSoc have rapidly grown to a healthy 330 members. When they’re not visiting crime museums and prisons, you can find them hanging out to watch the latest episode of CSI or The Bridge. We caught up with CrimSoc President, Kamil, to find out more…

Describe your society and what it is you do:

The society was created to give a space to Criminology students and all other people interested in topics like crime, forensics and investigation. We organise trips to seminars at the University of Oxford, trips to courts, crime museums and much more. We also … Read the rest

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19
Feb

Society Spotlight: Meet Real Ale and Cider Society

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It’s time to kick back, relax with a pint and meet Charles Roffey, President of Real Ale and Cider Society and Treasurer, Josh Upton. With eighty members, the Real Ale and Cider Society endorses local pubs and breweries and samples what they have to offer as well as offering discounts at the best places around Southampton.   

When did the society start?

Spring 2011

What is the best part about being involved in your society?

Being introduced to some great tasting beers and ciders that you would never have tried before and getting discounts on them whilst doing so.

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19
Jan

On the job hunt: Interview Tips

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If you are looking for a job in January or you are thinking about your career after University, read our interview tips to help you land your dream job.

1. Do your research in advance

Possibly one of the biggest blunders you could ever commit is to go into an interview without having a clue about the company and their values. Make sure you’ve done your homework and clue yourself up on things such as the latest product launches/advances in the company. Also have a look at the company values, if you can throw in a few of these in … Read the rest

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11
Dec

Society Spotlight: Meet Kandyan and Bharatanatyam Dance Society

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We caught up with Jithin James Mullappillil, President of Kandyan and Bharatanatyam Dance Society to ask what he loves about being involved in a society and why other students should join. The society was founded in 2013 and has 25 regular dance members. Not sure what Kandyan and Bharatanatyam dancing is? Read all about it here…

Describe your society and what it is you do:

Southampton Kandyan and Bharatanatyam Dance Society provides dance training and classes for two Asian classical dance styles. Kandyan and Bharata Natyam are two of the most well known, tradtional Sri Lankan and Indian cultural dancing. … Read the rest

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27
Nov

Society Spotlight: Meet Nursing and Midwifery Society (NAMSOC)

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We caught up with NAMSOC (Nursing and Midwifery Society) President Zan Winder and Co-Vice President Calum Lyon to chat about their society and why you should consider becoming a member. Here’s what they said…
Describe Nursing and Midwifery Society and what it is you do:

Nursing and Midwifery Society (NAMSOC) society has 586 members to date and was established back in 2005. The society aims to support it’s members throughout their journey as a student nurse or midwife. Our committee comprises of 15 members: president, vice presidents, nursing rep, welfare rep, communications rep, midwifery rep, sports rep, social secs, mature … Read the rest

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29
Oct

Meet Ryan, your new WSA Campus President!

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We caught up with Ryan Notman-Watt, the new elected WSA Campus President to ask him about his new role, his plans for the year and his message to WSA students.

Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background.

My name is Ryan Notman-Watt, I’m a third year Fashion Marketing/Management student. I’m half Brazilian, half English, and was born and spent my childhood in Dubai, UAE.

What does a WSA Campus President do?/What does the role involve?

The new WSA Campus President role has combined the roles of academic president and a social chair (a role that hasn’t … Read the rest

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