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31
Mar

Union staff to present training programme success at national conference

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Staff from our Learning and Development team have been invited to present their successful launch of the Union’s ‘A To B’ Project Management programme to the Charity Learning Consortium (CLC) at their annual national conference.

The conference, which will be held on Thursday 22 June in London, will host non-profit organisations from across the UK to network and share best practice.

CLC approached the Union to ask if our Learning and Development team could present a section of the conference to explain how they used the software to engage with staff on the course.

The team have been using the … Read the rest

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27
Mar

Society Spotlight: Southampton University Ladies Football Club (SULFC) Talk Team, Tactics and Training

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Last week we spoke to Katrina and Rachel, the President of the Union’s ladies football club (SULFC) and the 2nd Team Captain, following the start of the BUCS and FA outreach programme.

The newly established scheme, organised in collaboration with our Union, allows the team to deliver free football lessons to local schoolchildren across Southampton. Find out what the ladies had to say here.

How did you go about setting up the programme?

Katrina: Myself and Jack, the Athletic Union Officer, started the programme. I think he was contacted through BUCS as there was some funding to start this programme … Read the rest

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21
Nov

Our Union appears on ITV’s Off Their Rockers

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Last Sunday, our Union appeared on ITV’s comedy sketch show Off Their Rockers.
Filming for the secret camera prank programme started in 2015, with camera crews visiting our Union during Freshers’ week in October last year.
The show’s characters targets unsuspecting members of the public using hidden cameras to film their reactions.
The programme, which aired on Sunday 20 November at 18:30 on ITV is available via catch up on the ITV Hub. (Don’t forget that you now need a TV licence to access the show).

If you got pranked, get in touch with us @union_soton to tell us … Read the rest

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04
Oct

Gin Tasting TONIGHT

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If a sip of gin and tonic makes you do this…

then you are in for a treat!

In the second week of our #SotonFreshers programme, we are offering you the chance to go gin tasting this evening at The Bridge.

From 19:30, you can get a chance to sample some of the finest gins on the market, while experts tell you the story of how they are made and how best to enjoy their tantalising taste.

Tickets are just £10 available at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice or from our Box Office in the Union Reception, Building 42, Highfield campus. 

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18
Jul

Telly Addicts: The Edge’s top TV picks

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Editor of The Edge, Anneka Honeyball, offers a few suggestions for shows worthy of binge-watching over the summer holidays.

The art of binge-watching is a skill that every student comes to perfect during their studies. With the rise of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, we have been given the perfect excuse to procrastinate by whittling down our time, episode by episode. But during the summer, we are given that very rare opportunity wherein the art of binge-watching is more or less guilt-free. With no impending essays or exams to revise for, now is the time for you … Read the rest

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05
Jul

Union Films over the summer

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Our Pre-sessional programme of events is back and what better way to welcome our summer students, than to open up our cinema for four screenings of some of the latest blockbuster films.

Look out for:

Ant-Man

  • Saturday 09 July
  • 20:00

A con artist named Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) gets a shot at redemption when his mentor (Michael Douglas) asks him to protect a superpowered suit. Donning the stunning technology, which shrinks him down to minuscule size, he fights off villains seeking to steal the invention, and organizes a heist that could save the world. Peyton Reed directs this high-octane superhero … Read the rest

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17
May

Movie Night at Erasmus Park

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Our You Are More Than campaign is now in full swing and some of you may already have enjoyed events including Meet the Farm Animals, Meet the Guide Dogs and our trip to Southampton’s gaming café, Board in the City.

But we’ve still got plenty more planned to keep you stress free and remind you that You Are More Than your studies. And what better way to chill out than with a good movie and a free supply of popcorn?!

We’re holding a Movie Night at Erasmus Park on Friday 27 May. Come along to the Common Room from 7pm Read the rest

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09
May

#YouAreMoreThan: Free Hand Massages!

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Finding yourself feeling stressed? We are here to help!

We are offering FREE hand massages to students on Monday 09 May from 10:30 in the WSA Cafe as part of our #YouAreMoreThan programme, which aims to provide events and activities to help you relax away from your studies!

Yes, we know. It sounds too good to be true, but it really isn’t!

We have been liaising with a local physiotherapist from Winchester Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic to organise the event, who is an expert in banishing those knots and creating a relaxing environment for you to go on about … Read the rest

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09
Apr

Society Spotlight: Engineers Without Borders

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We caught up with Zach Rowland, President of newly affiliated society Engineers Without Borders, to find out more about the charity’s work and how you can get involved.

What is Engineers Without Borders?

Engineers Without Borders is a UK charity dedicated to facilitating human development through engineering. This aim is achieved by providing engineering expertise to partner charities, and encouraging better consideration of global responsibility in education. There is a national HQ in London that manages all international placements for professional engineers (amongst other programmes), whilst also providing support for student branches in the form of training and logistics advice.… Read the rest

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30
Jan

Student Volunteering Week – Save the Date

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There is nothing more satisfying and worthwhile than giving. And what better way to start than with our annual Student Volunteering Week, which is back for another year between Monday 22nd-Sunday 28th February. You can get involved with events, talks, volunteering tasters and much more across the University and Southampton.

What is volunteering?

Volunteering is ‘freely offering something’, usually your time, to a cause.

It is a common misconception that volunteering is just helping charity. It can be that, but it may also include:

  • Coaching your local football team
  • Representing your Halls of Residences in a Halls Committee
  • Organising an
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