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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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Win tickets to see Hairspray the Musical!

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A little bit of light relief on a chilly Wednesday!

We’ve teamed up with ibis hotels, the official sponsor of Hairspray The Musical UK Tour, to give two lucky winners a pair of tickets to see the all-star cast in the international smash hit musical comedy, on Monday 16th November at 7.30pm at the Southampton Mayflower Theatre.

All you need to do to win is like and share our Facebook post before Friday 13th November at 12pm and we will pick randomly select a winner!

The ibis Hotel brand family, including ibis, ibis Styles and ibis Budget provides a range

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SURecruit joins Twitter

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SURecruit has been opened since Freshers Week!

The Facebook page is up-and-running, giving you the opportunity to find the latest part-time jobs listings and industry news to help them you with your job search.

However, we want to be accessible to every student and that means looking at other channels to help you find out about jobs. So, meet the SURecruit Twitter page, @SURecruit.

Launched on 12th October, the page will be used to give you the latest job information and to build relationships with local employers, in order to make sure you have the best opportunities as they … Read the rest

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Did You Know?

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1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year.

Look out for the SU elephant, affectionately known as Trunky, which will be in a different part of the SU every month to raise awareness of mental health as part of the ‘Elephant in the Room’ campaign.

The idea is reduce the stigma surrounding talking about mental health problems. If you spot the elephant, send us a picture via our Twitter @yoursusu or Instagram @sususnaps with #TimeToTalk

So how can we help?
We have a range of different support available to help … Read the rest

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#SotonAMA: Everything you want to know about being a Fresher from our live Twitter Q&A

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Here at the Union, we understand that the coming weeks will fill you with lots of questions and you might not know who you should ask. Well, fear not, because we are here to help!

This coming Friday (5th September), we will be doing a live Q&A on Twitter between 2-3pm to answer all the questions you could possibly have about coming here!  We will be manning our account @yoursusu  from 2pm, ready and waiting for any question you want to ask us! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SotonAMA and #SotonFreshers for us to find your tweets. You never … Read the rest

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SUSU to hold two Open Days this week

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Later this week (Friday 4 and Saturday 5 July), the University of Southampton will be holding Open Days to give prospective students the chance to visit the campus and find out more about what the University and SUSU can offer.

SUSU will be open and thriving during these two days, as many student groups have been offered the chance to appear on campus during the day in order to promote their society – a good chance to get their oar in and draw in potential new Freshers before the madness of The Bunfight kicks off in September.

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