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04
Jul

30 Things To Do Over The Summer

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Students may be the envy of most of the working world during the long summer holiday, but three months can be a long time to fill. When you’ve finished watching the latest season of Game of Thrones and you’re starting to get a little sick of daytime TV, it’s time to hit our list of things to keep you busy…

  1. Write a letter to your uni friends An actual old-fashioned, pen and paper piece of snail mail.
  2. Go for a run – Download a running app to help you track your progress, hit play on the new Blood Orange
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17
Jun

New Safety Buses on the way

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As you know, we recently overhauled our brand to become Union Southampton – so what better time to give our Safety Buses a makeover too?!

Each bus in our existing fleet has done in excess of 95k in the last five years, so we thought it was high time we let them have a rest! So we’ve acquired five brand spanking new buses that will be driving our way in the first week of August.

All five of our new buses are 15 seaters and are blue in colour to match the WSA Shuttle Bus.  They are all equipped with … Read the rest

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15
Jun

Our Social Media Accounts are Moving…

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Our recent rebrand is now in full swing and you may have noticed new signage popping up all over our buildings. In addition, our transition to the new brand across our social media channels is almost complete, and this Friday (17 June) we’ll be fully moving over across to our new Facebook pages. Below is a quick reminder of our new pages and where you can access the information that matters to you. Make sure you get liking before we make the big move this Friday.

Union Southampton

Union Southampton – WSA 

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26
May

Graduating this year? Here’s 50 things to do before you leave Southampton

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However hard we try to deny it, the end of the year is nigh, which means another cohort of amazing students have to graduate from Southampton and go forth into the wide world. But have no fear – there’s still a month or so left to make the most of your time in Southampton, so we’ve compiled a list of 50 things to do before you leave our humble city.

  1. Have a BBQ on The Common
  2. Find one of the prizes in the Hartley Treasure Hunt
  3. Get a selfie with Susu the cat
  4. Indulge in a 10 piece breakfast from
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20
May

Our Social Media channels have had a makeover…

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Our transition to Union Southampton is now in full swing and, as part of this, we now have all-new Facebook pages in line with our new brand. Our existing ‘SUSU’ Facebook pages will be remaining live until Friday 17 June.

New Facebook pages

For news and information on everything happening at Union Southampton, ‘like’ our new Union Southampton page.

For Winchester students, you can find all things WSA on our new Union Southampton – WSA page.

Opportunities, Places, Representation, Support

We’ve also introduced four new Facebook pages based on our key areas. This means it will be easier … Read the rest

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19
May

We’ve changed

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We have been rolling out our new brand identity this week across our campuses.

We started by changing the buildings’ external signs, before heading out on a roadshow to WSA and Avenue to showcase the new brand and give you a chance to ask us any questions.

Today marks our official Highfield launch of Union Southampton. Please stop by the Redbrick from 11:00 to chat with us about the brand and for an opportunity to get creative by putting your own stamp on the new face of the Union.

We are now Union Southampton, or simply, the Union. ‘Us’ will … Read the rest

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16
May

Explaining our new brand

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For the last three years, we’ve been consulting our members about what we wanted the Union to be, starting with the Redbrick research – a survey about students’ interests – to the brand review consultation we ran this year and the ‘Who Are You’ lifestyle survey.

For the brand review, we ran a huge survey (2,500 of you took part) and held many workshops and drop-ins, which means that 10% of the membership got involved in the process. Hundreds of us attended the successful Ted’s Talks in January to discuss branding and our brand review. Those of us who attended … Read the rest

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01
May

You Are More Than is back!

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If you cast your minds back to the January exam period (painful thoughts we know!), you may remember that we offered you the chance to attend free events and activities to help you relax and de-stress away from your studies as part of our You Are More Than (YAMT) campaign. Well, YAMT back due to popular demand for the summer with a whole host of new events and old favourites to help you power on through tough times spent in the library.

New for Summer 2016, you can look forward to a trip to Southampton’s new board game cafe, ‘Board … Read the rest

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01
Apr

Unveiling the new brand…

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As you may know, for the last few months we have been in the midst of a rebrand. We appointed Manchester-based branding agency Holdens’ to work with us on the new brand concepts using the Ted’s Talks, branding workshops and a survey which received 2,562 responses to gain your views.

According to your feedback, the new brand needed to reflect who we are. So we paid particular attention to the history of Southampton, looking for something as unique as the Union is, and when we came across the story of sea-kale farming and export from the city, we knew we’d … Read the rest

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23
Mar

Brand Review Update

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The last couple of weeks have been a great step forward in rebranding the Union.

We would like to thank you all for filling out the survey and coming to our various rebrand workshops last month. 2,500 (10%) of you got involved to tell us what you thought and a further 150 of you came to the Ted’s Talk events hosted by Holdens’ in January.

As you may know from our last update, some of the Students’ Union team including our in-house designers, spent two days in Manchester visiting Holdens’ HQ at the end of last month to come up … Read the rest

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