We’re backing a people’s vote. In March, we asked you “Should the Students’ Union support the national campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit?” With over 80% of voters in favour, the Union is now committed to supporting the
This week isWomen 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 Georgia and Rianna’s story.
Captain Georgia “lives and breathes netball”. After starting when she was just 8 years-old, coached by her mum, she’s played it ever since. Similarly, Sponsorship & Media Secretary, Rianna started playing at school with her local club and it all “just went from there really.”
For both girls, netball has played a major part in their lives, “it’s just so … Read the rest
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
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
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 #NationalCupcakeWeekBTW?). 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 with… Read the rest
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 are qualities
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
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 out. … Read the rest