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23
May

WSA Summer Ball – Standard tickets now available!

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Round off the year with a final farewell to your friends at WSA with the Summer Ball. Soiree until the early hours with a Gatsby-style twist and enjoy the company of those who have been there from the very beginning!

When?: Saturday 18 June

Where?: Winchester Guidhall

What time?: 20:30

First release and early-bird tickets have already sold out, so get your tickets if you don’t want to miss out! Standard tickets are on sale now at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice for just £20 each!

Find out who else is already going on our Facebook event here.… Read the rest

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20
Apr

PGRs: An update from your PGR Officer, Mike

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Hi fellow PGRs,

Just wanted to catch you all up on what’s been happening at the Students’ Union lately.

Intercampus Travel: We’re pleased to confirm that if you’re an interdisciplinary PGR in FNES, FEE or Medicine who travels regularly between University campuses you should now be able to arrange with your graduate school to reclaim your bus fares if they exceed £100 a year. This has been agreed with the Doctoral College and should mean that PGRs in this position should no longer be left significantly out of pocket for what is a research expense.

Mental Health: This is a … Read the rest

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08
Mar

Keep yourselves safe

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It is important to maintain you and your friends personal safety around campus and halls.  Please keep in mind the following safety tips:

  • #TakeAMate – Avoid walking home alone at night, walk with a friend
  • Avoid dark alleyways and always walk along main roads that are well lit
  • Book a registered taxi company (or the safety bus on journeys back from Highfield). We work in partnership with Radio Taxis on the Safe Taxi Scheme, where you can get home safely even when you don’t have any money on you.
  • Notify security at your halls of residence if you see
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03
Mar

PGR Committee Guest Blog: “I wish I had branched out and made more friends in my twenties”

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Check out the first guest blog from our Community Engagement Officer, Ben Yarnall, who is a member of the Postgraduate Research Committee…

Great news everyone! This weekend marks the first attempt, in my stay at the University of Southampton, of an open postgraduate event.

The presence of a postgraduate society for biological scientists was a great help to me in the first year of my PhD. I did not study here for my undergraduate degree and had no existing friends in the area. Having people to play socialise with from the word go at least distracted me from the daunting … Read the rest

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18
Feb

Grad Ball update!

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If you filled out our Grad Ball survey, you’re probably wondering what we’re doing with your comments. We want to keep you in the loop every step of the way…so here’s a quick update!

Based on those of you who nominated yourselves, we have now formed a Grad Ball Committee to get you involved in the whole process and ensure that you get the uni send off you want!

The Committee are busy working away collating your survey results into ideas for the ball…so watch this space and keep your eye out for more details on our social media pages.… Read the rest

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18
Dec

SUSU brand review update: We have appointed Holdens’ agency

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Recently we told you that we were reviewing different areas of the Students’ Union in line with our Vision 2020, a strategic plan designed to position us as one of the top students’ unions in the UK by 2020. Here is a key update on the SUSU brand review…

Why do we need a brand review?

The decision to review the SUSU brand is a logical and important part of the change process as we commit to gaining a deeper understanding of our 23,000 strong membership, which includes a large population of mature and international students.

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28
Oct

Winchester: News, Events and Updates

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Just down the road from us is the beautiful city of Winchester, home to a stunning cathedral, wonderful Christmas markets, and most importantly (well, to us at least!) the Winchester School of Art (WSA), part of University of Southampton!

The WSA Cafe is used for Students’ Union events like the Quiz and Curry, and tomorrow’s Pimp Your Pumpkin.

You may not yet have known that the Union – Winchester has its very own Facebook page, dedicated to bringing both WSA and all other University of Southampton students the latest news and events across Winchester.

If you haven’t already, make … Read the rest

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07
Oct

Laughter Lounge is back!

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If you enjoyed the Laughter Lounge events during Freshers’, we have some good news for you!

Our sell-out comedy evening brought to you by Off The Kerb Productions & Comedy Central UK is back with another jaw-dropping line up of the finest professional comedians the circuit has to offer tomorrow night from 7pm at The Bridge.

For the bargain price of £4-£6 (depending on whether you want some nachos to nibble on during the show), you can watch some of the best professional comedians on the circuit, including:

MC: Mark Simmons
Open: David Trent
Close: Gavin Webster

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04
Oct

Representing YOU in Higher Education

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This morning, SUSU was on BBC Breakfast discussing changes in Higher Education; and whilst the nation is talking about how students are treated, we’re giving you a chance to have your say as well. Click here to see the story, including interview with Union President, Sam Ling.

This Friday, 5th October (tomorrow), at 3pm in the Bridge Bar, Surge Radio will be relaunching its topical debating programme, The Key Debate.

The first edition will be on current issues in higher education, including tuition fees and place allocation, with a range of different views and personalities represented on the … Read the rest

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27
Sep

Kind of a Big Deal Day

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The sun is out this morning after yesterday’s disappointing weather – so make sure you head to Highfield campus for Kind of a Big Deal Day!

We’re  showcasing how we keep SUSU ethical, environmentally friendly and socially awesome, with the help of:

✓ Southampton City Council Recycling
✓ Green Academy – Make a pledge to be more sustainable and be in with the chance to win some amazing prizes
✓ University Environments Team – See how everything we do in SUSU influences what the university do to be more sustainable
✓ University Transport – UniLink and Bluestar are handing out … Read the rest

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