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Creative Industries Careers Sessions – new events added

» 24 November 2016 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Creative Industries Careers Sessions – new events added

Monday sees the start of Creative Industries Careers Sessions – a host of events and networking opportunities to help give you a step towards your chosen career in the Creative Industries and we have added more events to the programme!

Are you interested in a career in the Creative Industries? Whether you want to become an artist, writer, actor or you are interested in the technical side of production and behind-the-scenes work, we are here to help.

Browse our events below and make sure you pre-register for all sessions on our Eventbrite (all sessions are free).

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RAG Breastival: Rescheduled for 03 December

» 23 October 2016 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on RAG Breastival: Rescheduled for 03 December

#SotonFreshers may have finished, but we’ve got some fantastic events to keep you partying until the end of semester!

It may seem like a while to go yet, but from our experience the term will fly by – so we’ve got lots planned for you to look forward to!

Go out with a bang and raise money for charity all at once at Southampton RAG’s Breastival on Saturday 03 December at 18:00.

For the second year in a row, RAG are working in collaboration with MuSoc to source some amazing local musicians – all in the name of fighting … Read the rest

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You Are More Than Your Thesis: The Science Room

» 25 May 2016 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on You Are More Than Your Thesis: The Science Room

You may have already heard about the FREE events and activities we are holding as part of You Are More Than, but what, we hear you cry, are we doing for postgraduate students?!

We know that many of you are in the midst of relentless work on your thesis and as many of you also juggle jobs as well as study, sometimes things can get a little stressful. That’s why we have been holding our Postgrad Power Teas, where you can grab a free tea, coffee and snack to keep you powering on through the afternoon – perfect for … Read the rest

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An Audience with Eddie Izzard – Free transport confirmed

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We have organised for comedian, charity activist and ultra marathon runner, Eddie Izzard to talk about his views on the EU Referendum to encourage you to register to vote ahead of the 07 June deadline.

The event, held at Switch Southampton, will feature a talk from the comedian and charity activist, before a Q&A session where the audience will be able to pose their questions for Eddie to answer.

Vice-President Engagement, Hannah Talbot, says, “We want students to understand the arguments surrounding the EU Referendum and to feel empowered to vote. The UK is the 2nd largest beneficiary of … Read the rest

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PGRs: An update from your PGR Officer, Mike

» 20 April 2016 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on PGRs: An update from your PGR Officer, Mike

Hi fellow PGRs,

Just wanted to catch you all up on what’s been happening at the Students’ Union lately.

Intercampus Travel: We’re pleased to confirm that if you’re an interdisciplinary PGR in FNES, FEE or Medicine who travels regularly between University campuses you should now be able to arrange with your graduate school to reclaim your bus fares if they exceed £100 a year. This has been agreed with the Doctoral College and should mean that PGRs in this position should no longer be left significantly out of pocket for what is a research expense.

Mental Health: This is a … Read the rest

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How to Save Money in Southampton: Saving energy around the house

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Welcome to the second installment in our three-part blog series about how you can save money in Southampton. Last week, we looked at how to save money on shopping/food and this time, we are going to impart our wisdom about how to save energy on your house. Both good for the planet and your wallet, these tips are not to be missed! If you’ve got any advice that you think would help other students, then please get in touch via our Twitter page @yoursusu.

Saving Energy Around the House

– Get leaky taps fixed, if your taps are constantly … Read the rest

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Postgraduate Guest blog: Life as a mature student

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This week we caught up with Linda Baines, a postgraduate mature student studying a PhD at the Business School. We asked her about life as a mature student who studies from afar. Grab a cuppa and read Linda’s story here…

I’m a part-time self-funded PhD student at Southampton Business School and I live some 70 miles away from campus.  I started my PhD in September 2011 when I was still working full-time.  I caught the “research itch” when I was undertaking my MSc and I realised that if I wanted to achieve a life-time ambition, it was now or never.  … Read the rest

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Postgraduate Guest Blog: Life as a Postgraduate Student Parent

» 06 November 2015 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Postgraduate Guest Blog: Life as a Postgraduate Student Parent

We caught up with Kirsty Bolton, a Postgraduate student studying a PhD in Medieval Literature, to talk about her life as a Student Parent at the University of Southampton. Here’s what she said:

My daughter’s Pre-School teacher pulled me aside at collection time the other day to tell me that they had been talking about what jobs the children’s parents do.  “She told us that you go to university to read and study bugs?!”  Well, I don’t study bugs (I think that she meant books), but it makes me really happy to see how proud my daughter is of what … Read the rest

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