What would you think if we asked you – what are Rugby Football players like?
You might perhaps imagine 15 oversized, hairy and muddy men in the field of play? Do you hear their low grunts or maybe wince at the thought of bone crunching tackles? Does it conjure thoughts of wasted exertion in fruitless pursuit of an oval ball?
Well, if that is what you thought you couldn’t be more wrong.
Well, on an unprepossessing and grey day all the way back in December, men and women from our Rugby Football Club volunteered to pitch up on … Read the rest
If you cast your minds back to Freshers’, we held an evening of gin tasting. Due to popular demand, we’ve hand selected some of the finest gins to give you a refreshing break from lectures every Wednesday in The Bridge from 17:00.
We’re inviting you to join us for a G&T choose from a range of delectable gins infused with botanicals accompanied with a complimentary tonic.
To whet your appetite, here’s what you can expect…
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Since December we have been working on a review and now a rebrand of SUSU.
It’s been quite a journey! We’ve completed surveys and workshops involving both staff members and yourselves and we’ve made visits to Holdens’ branding agency in Manchester to discuss some interesting concepts discussed along the way.
Since our last update, Holdens’ have been working on getting together a set of branding guidelines to help us implement the new brand. This includes how to use the brand in order to reinforce who we are based on everything we learned during our consultation process, which saw 10% … Read the rest
After months of planning and getting everything ready, the Union’s very own job hunting service SURecruit is launching today!
Students have been asking us to help them to find part-time work, so that is exactly what we have done! So meet SURecruit, your very own recruitment agency. Located next to The Bridge in the Students’ Union, the agency has set up a website and established great links with local employers to help you find a job whilst you study at university. How it works is quite simple, you show SURecruit that you are interested by going to their website… Read the rest
We have already promised that life at the Union will be bigger and better this year and the good news starts here: we have been working in partnership with the University of Southampton to launch a FREE shuttle bus to take students from Winchester School of Art (WSA) to Highfield Interchange.
The bus, launching at Freshers’, is intended to make Highfield campus more accessible to WSA students.
A Blue Ford Transit Van will provide the service, operating on weekdays on a 2 hour loop starting with departures at WSA (by the carpark next to Student Services) at 8:00am, with last … Read the rest
Today we launch our student consultation questionnaire, and we need YOUR help in choosing the name of our new recruitment agency. The current suggestions we have are:
– Part Time
– Jobs in the City
– Easy Apply
– The Recruitment Agency
But if you think you can do better let us know in the questionnaire, or vote for your favourite of those suggested above at www.susu.org/yoursay
Our new recruitment agency will provide temporary and part-time work opportunities in the city for current students and will be based right here at the Union.
We’ve … Read the rest
On the 6th May the Captains of the Sports Groups will be attending the National Student Minds and BUCS pilot programme which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and what sports teams can do to facilitate any issues for their members. The session is from 1pm-3pm in SUSU, after this session the Captains will meet in the Concourse to launch the start of the Elephant in the Room campaign.
The Elephant in the Room campaign is encouraging a greater discussion regarding mental health, in specific removing stigma (it’s ok to not be ok) and developing tools to encourage … Read the rest
Budding student entrepreneurs who are looking to create a new business or develop the latest tech innovation are invited to Startup Weekend Southampton at the University of Southampton from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 May.
The student-led event will enable technical and non-technical entrepreneurs to collaborate on new projects and create a business idea within 54 hours.
Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, the Startup Weekend culminates in Sunday night demos and presentations to a panel of expert judges.
This year’s Startup Weekend, the fourth to take place in Southampton, … Read the rest
Students are invited to bid for funding through a new SUSU initiative ‘The Launch Pad.’
If you need some funding to kick start your new venture come and pitch to a panel of experts!
The Launch Pad from the Students’ Union gives you an amazing opportunity to pitch a business idea to a panel of University Alumni, University Senior staff and SUSU Trustees. If they like your idea then you could receive up to £75000 on a loan, equity, or small grant basis.
What if you are unsure of your idea? Spend time thinking it through but more importantly submit … Read the rest
Today see’s the grand launch of the Your Vote Your Voice website www.yourvoteyourvoice2015.com which has been specially created to give you all the information you need to make your voice heard in the upcoming General Elections on the 7 May 2015.
Here you’ll find details on everything from what the General Elections are to where you can find your local polling station and how you can vote.
The website has even been designed to provide you with personalised voting information just for you.
To access this all you have to do is enter your University username and password.
So, how … Read the rest