Earlier this year, we launched a new community spotlight series, led by your Community and Volunteering Officer, Charlotte Colombo. These spotlights cover some of the brilliant volunteering opportunities you can get involved with, in and around Southampton, alongside your studies.
Today’s spotlight is on Southampton Hub and Charlotte spoke with Melissa Camargo, Communications Officer at Southampton Hub.
What is Southampton Hub?
We are the Southampton based branch of charity focusing on encouraging and supporting students who want to and are passionate about making an impact on their local community.
How does Southampton Hub work, and how do students come … Read the rest
A University of Southampton student presents his sustainable fishing project to the United Nations, following a £300 investment from our Union.
We made the £300 investment towards prototypes as part of the our Enterprise Fund in May 2016. The fund aims to support students launch their own businesses and community projects.
Andreas Ostrovsky, presented ‘Right Light Technologies’ to the United Nations last week to showcase his project to help create an environmentally and economically sustainable fishing industry. Right Light Technologies design solar powered fishing lamps as an alternative to pressurised kerosene lanterns used in the night fishing industry in Daggaa … Read the rest
So you have arrived and just been hit by the tidal wave of events on offer throughout Freshers’, including what seems to be a dozen or so Fayres. So what are these and what’s the difference between them?
Don’t worry, here is your definitive guide to our Fayres, which are there to show you how much Southampton, Winchester and our Union has to offer you. Come along to see how much you can experience and get out of your time with us!
Our Union is here to represent you, whether you are a postgrad, undergrad, you … Read the rest
We held the second part in our series of live Q&As on Wednesday, where you took to Twitter using the hashtag #SotonQandA to ask us everything you wanted to know about student life and Freshers’. Our Vice-President Engagement, Dan Varley joined us to answer your questions. Here’s a quick round-up of what happened…
You asked us about free bus passes for Freshers’ in Halls and yes, you lucky lot do indeed get free access to Unilink bus passes if you are in Halls of Residences. You’ll find this is a great way to get around the city efficiently (especially if
As Freshers’ approaches, we’ve come up with the ultimate 10 things that you will need to know about student life in your first few weeks. Have a read through these and you’ll be all set up to have a great first semester!
Halls life is actually quite good! You may have heard lots of horror stories about halls, from past students or friends who have experienced it, but actually, being in a halls of residence is not too bad. With cleaners, comfortable rooms, and very few fire alarms going off at midnight, halls do provide a secure sanctuary for you
Here at Southampton we are proud to have over 300 student run student groups, ensuring there is something for everyone. Among these are four award-winning media outlets as well as your very own student cinema, based in the heart of the Union. Each of these groups are run by a Student Leader, elected in our Spring Elections, and each offer you a range of ways of getting involved, with anything from simply watching, reading or listening, to making potentially award-winning content or putting on a film. Here is a brief rundown of how they are!
We have launched five new minibuses for you to use!
All five fifteen-seater vans have full disabled access, roof racks and have been selected for their low carbon emissions.
The brand new blue Ford Transit vans will be used to deliver you home safely following student nights and library visits as part of our Safety Bus scheme. Student groups, including sports clubs and societies, will also be able to hire the buses for trips and fixtures.
You can access our ‘Safety Bus’ service from the Redbrick area, outside Building 42 at Union Southampton for just £1.50 for journeys within a … Read the rest
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.
We are currently looking to recruit a Catering Assistant to #JoinOurTeam at our busy Highfield campus.
Our catering operation services over 20,000 students and staff. With other Union Southampton commercial operations, its main role is to help fund student activities. Within our 3 main outlets (The Bridge, The Cafe and Bar Three Diner), we provide a wide range of catering to our students from café style food for those in a hurry through to table service in a casual dining environment.
We are looking for an experienced catering assistant with the ability to work across a range of catering tasks … Read the rest