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13
Nov

Meet the WSA Committee: Erasmus Park Halls President

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We’ve introduced you to our WSA Campus President, International Officer and Welfare Officer, and now it’s time to find out more about Jake, the Erasmus Park Halls President.

What are you studying and what year are you in?

I’m currently studying Fine Art and this is my very first year over at WSA.

What are you most looking forward to about being the Erasmus Park Halls President? What is your main aim?

Well, my main aim will be to keep our students in the loop with everything happening at WSA. I’m a very social person and always willing … Read the rest

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17
Nov

Project Crowdfund – Tickets on sale now

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Project Crowdfund is an initiative to allow you to get the funding you need to get your social enterprise idea off the ground, organised in association with Office of Development and Alumni Relations (ODAR). We have received some ingenius submissions from you already, which are all worthy of investment.

Here are your ideas:

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Ignite:

Ignite run creative therapy and educational sessions with the purpose of empowering women from troubled backgrounds, giving them the support they need to get jobs or even start a business.

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Campus Collective:

Campus Collective will run a university vegetable garden to … Read the rest

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27
Sep

Pure Imagination: Ice Cream Social

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Enter a world of pure imagination with chocolatey treats and indulgent ice cream in the ultimate Freshers’ chill out.

Ice cream and films are some of life’s greatest pleasures, so for Freshers’ this year we thought, why not combine the two and give you a great 1950’s themed night to remember! Everyone enjoys chilling out (see what we did there) and relaxing, so this 1950s inspired night is a great way of having a fun, calm night to help you rest up ready for our other Freshers’ favourites. And for the real cherry on the top – we’re offering this … Read the rest

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21
Sep

Mature students, Postgrads and Student Parents – Here’s what Freshers’ can offer you

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While undergrads look forward to 2 weeks of non-stop partying, we understand that not all of our new students have the same wants and timetables… hence why we have prepared Freshers’ with something for everyone! These are just a few of the events that will be on offer for you, so get picking and tailor your own experience!

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  • Meet the Guide Dogs at Southampton and WSA

Cuddle fluffy guide dogs for just a donation that will go to The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

Southampton: Thursday 29 September 11:00 at the Union

WSA: Wednesday 05 October 11:00 on … Read the rest

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20
May

Our Social Media channels have had a makeover…

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Our transition to Union Southampton is now in full swing and, as part of this, we now have all-new Facebook pages in line with our new brand. Our existing ‘SUSU’ Facebook pages will be remaining live until Friday 17 June.

New Facebook pages

For news and information on everything happening at Union Southampton, ‘like’ our new Union Southampton page.

For Winchester students, you can find all things WSA on our new Union Southampton – WSA page.

Opportunities, Places, Representation, Support

We’ve also introduced four new Facebook pages based on our key areas. This means it will be easier … Read the rest

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20
Apr

PGRs: An update from your PGR Officer, Mike

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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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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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04
Apr

Get the lingo!: Basic greetings in French, German, Spanish and Italian

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Whether you’re jetting off to another country this summer or you simply want to learn a few new words, we’re here to help. Learning a language takes a lot of practice and dedication, but if you’re looking for a quick cheat sheet to get you started on the basics, you’ve come to the right place.

French

Hello how are you?

Bonjour, comment ça va?

My name is…

Je m’appelle…

I would like…please.

Je voudrais…s’il vous plaît

Where is…?

Où est…?

I don’t understand, I speak English.

Je ne comprends pas, je parle anglais.

Find out more about French Society … Read the rest

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16
Mar

Cyber-Bullying: What it is and how you can be supported

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What is it?

Cyber bullying is any sort of bullying which takes place online. This could be through social networking sites (such as Facebook), messaging apps or gaming sites. In a recent national bullying survey taken by Bullying UK, 56% of young adults said that had witnessed other people being bullied online, with 42% saying they felt unsafe online.

Examples of Cyber Bullying:

Cyber bullying could appear in a number of different forms and could affect different people in different ways. This could be by spreading rumours or presenting threatening behaviour. Many forms of Cyber Bullying may also be illegal. … Read the rest

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23
Feb

Society Spotlight Interview: Tennis Club

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We’re always hearing about how great the Southampton University Tennis Club is, so we interviewed the club’s Sponsorship Officer, Jack Harvey, to find out what all the racquet is about and why it’s so ace to be a member!

How many members belong to the Tennis Club?

We’ve got around 100 members.

Tell us about the club’s different squads?

We’ve got two men’s and two women’s teams which compete in BUCS, made up of 16 guys and 16 girls.

The next step down from that is the Intermediate Squad which trains on a Saturday afternoon and, through being a member … Read the rest

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