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16
Jun

How To De-Clutter Your Home

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Many of you will experience housing changes this year. Whether you are moving from halls of residences to student houses, graduating or simply wanting a change, you will find that you have accumulated a lot of belongings. From knackered fancy dress costumes that you’ve only worn once, to old text books and random cutlery, you may find that you want a clear out to make your move that bit easier.

That’s why we are running our #ShiftYourStuff campaign again this year. All you have to do is pack up your unwanted belongings and we will pick them up at your … Read the rest

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28
Apr

How to Cope with Difficult Housemates

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Housemates are like marmite. Sometimes you’ll love them, other times you may find them tricky to get along with. No matter how close you are to them, it’s not always plain sailing and in the worst case, things can get nasty. Whether it’s the classic problem of bin jenga or loud sing-alongs to the likes of Bieber and One Direction, here are a few pieces of advice on how to deal with some of these issues before things escalate into full-blown fisticuffs.

Issue 1: Messiness

There’s mould growing in old mugs, the bins are full to burst and there’s an … Read the rest

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10
Apr

Staying safe abroad

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With summer on the horizon, no doubt many of you will be thinking about heading for the sun once you finish University for the year. So for the keen jet setters among you, here’s a checklist of tips, things to remember and how to stay safe on your travels.

Before you go

  • If you have any concerns about the destination you’re travelling to, you can visit Foreign Travel Advice for the latest information about that specific country.
  • Familiarise yourself with your destination’s local laws and customs, to avoid getting into hot water while you’re out there!
  • Make sure your passport
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08
Apr

Name A Puppy!

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If you cast your minds back to Freshers’ Week, we held two Meet the Guide Dog events at Highfield and Winchester, where you donated to The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in return for a cuddle with lots of cute guide dogs. Both events were a storming success, with lots of smiling students and wagging tails!

We wanted to give you a quick update to thank you for helping to raise an incredible £1,500 for the guide dogs. With this continued support, we are able to name a puppy! Come to the Concourse, Building 42, Highfield campus from 18… Read the rest

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29
Mar

Easy Recipes on a Budget: Basic Homemade Tomato Pasta Sauce

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If you’re strapped for cash and you want to maintain a healthy diet, all is not lost! Despite what you may think, it is possible to eat relatively healthily without breaking the bank. Try out our healthy bolognese recipe which will keep your wallet fat and your wait trim! We have aimed to keep the recipe content as flexible as possible for you to adapt to dietary requirements and budget.

Ingredients

These are the basic ingredients for a tomato sauce:

  • A tablespoonful of oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Pepper
  • 1 Tin of tomatoes

Option extras (depending on dietary requirements and budget):… Read the rest

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28
Mar

RAG Awards are coming!

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2016 has already been a huge year for RAG, having raised an enormous £4754.87 for charity during The Big Give, boosting their annual running total up to a spectacular £60,616.88, compared to £40,967.53 at the same point last year (correct at the last count in February). We think it’s fair to say that there are many students who deserved to be awarded for this amazing contribution to charity!

Save the Date

You are cordially invited to the RAG Awards on Monday 9th May at 7pm in The Bridge.

You will get the chance to nominate those you think … Read the rest

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04
Mar

How to Save Money in Southampton: Saving energy around the house

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Welcome to the second installment in our three-part blog series about how you can save money in Southampton. Last week, we looked at how to save money on shopping/food and this time, we are going to impart our wisdom about how to save energy on your house. Both good for the planet and your wallet, these tips are not to be missed! If you’ve got any advice that you think would help other students, then please get in touch via our Twitter page @yoursusu.

Saving Energy Around the House

– Get leaky taps fixed, if your taps are constantly … Read the rest

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29
Jan

The Big Give #GiveAPound

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The Big Give is back!

The Big Give is a week-long series of events organised by SUSU RAG in order to raise as much money as possible for their chosen charities, which this year are: Make-A-Wish UK, Student Minds and The Red Lipstick Foundation.

Last year, you generous lot raised an incredible £7,000 during the Big Give week, but this year we want to smash the total and raise even more!

Remember, ‘Give a Pound, Change a Life’.

Here is the timetable of events you have to look forward to:

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ALL WEEK – WSA Raggle

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23
Jan

Easy Tips for Saving Money as a Student

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Being a student comes with many opportunities, which can make it difficult to live life on a shoe-string. We’ve compiled some of our top tips to help you save money.

Budget during the first week of term

Making a budget early on will prevent you from blowing your entire savings in just a few weeks. It’s easy to get complacent especially when your student loan comes in so make sure you plan carefully!

If in doubt, download a free app! There are loads of budgeting apps but The Telegraph have helpfully compiled a list of a few good ones.… Read the rest

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22
Jan

Road Cycling Club raises £8,000 for bike maintenance stands

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Cycling has become an increasingly popular way of getting across campus. It’s free, good exercise and you’re looking after the environment at the same time! To help you out and encourage you to keep on cycling safely, Road Cycling Club (SURC) has been busy raising over £8,000 to fund public bike maintenance stands for you to use across the University.

The stands are set to be installed at Highfield and Boldrewood campuses, to give the public free access to bike maintenance tools and a tyre pump. The University’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) already has bike maintenance stands located across the … Read the rest

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