We are launching new community spotlights this year, led by our Community and Volunteering Officer, Charlotte Colombo. These spotlights will cover some of the brilliant volunteering opportunities you can get involved with in and around Southampton alongside your studies. Charlotte is launching the series with a look at Naomi House & Jacksplace.
What is Naomi House? Naomi House & Jacksplace is a locally-based hospice which treats approximately 325 children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions. Naomi’s House focuses on the care of younger people whilst Jacksplace provides care to teenagers and young adults with serious conditions.
Surge Radio broadcast a series of special live sessions at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London on Thursday.
Our student-run station were recording live between 12:00-16:00 via their website at www.surgeradio.co.uk.
Local musicians joined the team to perform live on the show, including Portsmouth-based singer-songwriter, Jerry Williams and Will Joseph Cook, an indie solo artist with several million streams on Spotify.
Surge were offered the opportunity to broadcast at the world-renowned studio, following the discovery of a rare ‘BTR (British Tape Recorder) Workhouse Tape Machine’ found at the station’s previous recording studio at Glen Eyre Halls. The studio … Read the rest
We are delighted to announce that Ladies Football Club (SULFC) have begun to to deliver free football to local schoolchildren across Southampton.
The outreach programme is designed to encourage the club to expand their football provision internally and out to the community. Eleven members of SULFC are signed up to the programme, which is open to Key Stage 2 girls at three local Southampton Primary schools: Bassett Green, Bitterne Manor and Beechwood Junior. All sessions are free for students to attend and are run as after-school clubs.
British University Colleges & Sport (BUCS) and the Football Association (FA) funded £2,500 … Read the rest
Project Crowdfund is an initiative to allow you to get the funding you need to get your social enterprise idea off the ground, organised in association with Office of Development and Alumni Relations (ODAR). We have received some ingenius submissions from you already, which are all worthy of investment.
Here are your ideas:
Ignite run creative therapy and educational sessions with the purpose of empowering women from troubled backgrounds, giving them the support they need to get jobs or even start a business.
Campus Collective will run a university vegetable garden to … Read the rest
Fancy yourself as a bit of an actor, dancer or musician? Want the chance to work with world-class theatre professionals?
The Nuffield Theatre are giving you the opportunity to appear in a professional production of John Steinbeck’s epic play The Grapes of Wrath, directed by the Nuffield’s Associate Director Abbey Wright.
Auditions are open to all Southampton residents on Tuesday 13 December. You don’t need any previous theatre or drama skills at all, just enthusiasm and a willingness to turn up regularly to rehearsals and be part of the team.
The play deals with migration, the poverty gap, and our … Read the rest
The Union Enterprise Fund exists to help you fund original and innovative events, activities and projects. Submit an idea for the chance to receive £500 in funding.
How will it help me?
In May last year, University of Southampton student, Andreas Ostrovsky received a £300 investment towards prototypes for his sustainable fishing project, ‘Right Light Technologies’. A year on and Andreas’ business is going from strength to strength, having presented his business to the United Nations to help create an environmentally and economically sustainable fishing industry.
Andreas says, “The Enterprise Fund was an incredible opportunity to further my project idea. … Read the rest
Whether you are interested in forming your own business after University, or you simply want to make yourself more employable, Global Entrepreneurship Week may be just up your street.
We have teamed up with the University to bring you a week packed with events to help you go from start-up to empire between 14-20 November.
Learn how to form a business plan; ask panels of experts about everything you need to know about business from the highs to the pitfalls; develop teamwork skills to boost your employability as you come up with new social enterprise ideas and learn the process … Read the rest