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05
Dec

Women in Sport Week: Amy’s Story

In Features, Sport

This week is Women in Sport Week, an annual week with free sports taster sessions, guest speakers and sport challenges to break down barriers, challenge gender stereotypes and celebrate our amazing women in sport. This is Amy’s story. 

Zumba President Amy, is all about female empowerment, ““I’m always encouraging girls to whoop and scream and I’m always cheering people on even when I’m instructing, I’m always very loud.” laughs Amy.

For Amy, Zumba created a home-from-home after moving away from her family to come to university. “Zumba was a way to make friends and build a sense of community” … Read the rest

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04
Dec

Over £300 raised in MindSoc and Hillwalking Club’s Santa Hillwalk

In News, Opportunities

Mind Society’s annual walk with the Hill Walking Club has so far raised an incredible £308 for charity.

The annual walk sees Mind Society and the Hillwalking Club come together with volunteers to walk all the way to Winchester from Southampton dressed in their best Christmas attire. This year proceeds from the walk will be going to both Solent Mind, the Southampton branch of the mental health charity Mind and No Limits, a charity offering free and confidential information, advice, counselling, support and advocacy for young people.

Mind Society President, Kiana, says “the Santa walk to Winchester has … Read the rest

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11
Oct

International Day of the Girl: Feminist Society

In General

 Today is International Day of the Girl, an observance day declared by the United Nations, which aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. 

In recent years there seems to be an overload of national awareness days and we’re definitely guilty of jumping on almost every single one, (did you see our blog post for #NationalCupcakeWeek BTW?). While some make fun posts for social media, they can be also be great tool in getting conversations started. We used this opportunity to sit down withRead the rest

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04
May

We’re sponsoring a new Guide Dog puppy!

In General

We are delighted to announce that we have recently started sponsoring an adorable Guide Dog puppy! We received several name suggestions for this cute pup, and third year undergraduate Psychology student Emilie Paulsen’s suggestion of Sansa was the winner! Emilie said:

“I’m so happy to hear that you chose to name the puppy Sansa! I came across a stand on campus that offered to let me suggest a name for a £1 donation. Sansa is the name of my favourite character in the TV show “Game of Thrones”. She’s kind, intelligent and loyal to the people she loves. These

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24
Apr

Funding approved for the Photographic Society, Water Polo Club and Sub-Aqua Club!

In General

Did you know that your affiliated club or society can apply for funding from the Union? This funding isn’t designed to cover the day-to-day running costs of the group (this should be covered by membership fees, fundraising or from other sources) but it can be provided to cover the costs of resources, specific pieces of equipment or trips that wouldn’t otherwise be able to be provided.

We recently approved some new capital funding awards to the Photographic Society, Water Polo Club and Sub-Aqua Club. This means they have some exciting new equipment coming their way which will help to improve … Read the rest

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10
Nov

Meet the WSA Committee: Welfare Officer

In General

It’s time to chat to our WSA Welfare Office, Sam. Let’s find out her favourite place in Winchester and more in the Q&A below…

What do you study and what year are you in?

I study Games Design and Art, and currently I am in my third year.

What is your main aim being Welfare Officer?

If I am honest, I want to be that very loud voice (apparently us northerners are loud? I mean I know I can be, but I’m honestly not loud often and without reason!) for the people who don’t feel like they can speak … Read the rest

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25
Oct

Expect Respect – Speaking Up and Raising Awareness

In General

Trigger Warning: rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment

This week we’re running our Expect Respect campaign, with a focus on sexual consent awareness. Last week, we saw the huge emergence of the #MeToo campaign on social media, where victims bravely shared their experiences of sexual harassment, assault, or violence, drawing attention to this widespread issue. We need to speak up and raise awareness about the importance and necessity of consent and make it clear that harassment is unacceptable.

It’s important to remember that many assaults and rapes go unreported; many people suffer in silence. According to Rape Crisis, 85,000 women and Read the rest

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01
Aug

Farm4life: Helping Disadvantaged Communities

In General

We recently donated boxes of our off-brand t-shirts to a fantastic international charity called Farm4life.

Working predominantly in Ghana to provide communities with relief from financial, social and economic hardship, Farm4life aims to improve the education and general well-being of young people and adults.

Farm4life was co-founded by Lloyd and Karen Clewer following Lloyd’s visit to Jamestown, Accra, where he was saw first-hand the day-to-day struggles of those living in disadvantaged communities.

The organisation particularly encourages the donation of furniture, including desks and chairs. These are taken apart and sent over to Farm4life co-workers who live in the communities in … Read the rest

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30
Jun

Students WIN £300 for Charity and Our Enterprise Fund in Barclays “Change the World Around You” Competition

In General

Before the end of term, we had a chat with Yasmin Sharif and Seda Bektas, two First Year students who achieved 3rd place in the Barclays Change the World Around You competition. There were over 200 applicants, making their win super impressive! This competition required university students across the UK to submit their idea for one thing they would like to change about the world. This idea was then brought to life by a 3D artist using the Google Tilt Brush app. These were then published on Facebook and the design with the greatest number of “likes” … Read the rest

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01
Nov

Southampton Refugee Month

In General

Twenty-four of our student groups are getting together to launch a new and exciting programme of events: Southampton Refugee Month. Organised to raise awareness of the current refugee crisis all over the world, with a particular emphasis on Syria, the following events will give you the chance to find out more and inspire you to get involved…

Thursday 03 November – FREE screening of The White Helmets

  • 19:00 at 46/2003, Physics Building, Highfield Campus
  • Get down to the Physics Building to watch The White Helmets for free. This hard-hitting documentary follows the volunteer rescue workers put their lives on the
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