Tag Archive > societies

24
Sep

Welcome 2020: Starting Uni – Top Tips From Current Students to Incoming Students

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Pre-uni nerves have kicked in, and you have made your trip to Ikea/Wilko/other student appropriate shop where you can get what you need to take with you. Sure, physically you are pretty prepared, you’ve got it all sorted. But, what will actually happen once you’re there, what should you expect? You might just be nervous. Everyone is, and that is totally normal! 

But we want to help put your mind at ease, new students, or even returners who aren’t sure about the upcoming academic year. We asked students past and present what advice they would give to someone starting uni, … Read the rest

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06
May

Society and Volunteering Awards 2020: The Winners!

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Huge congratulations to all our award winners and nominees in our first Society and Volunteering Awards! We are so glad we could celebrate all the amazing things our societies have achieved this year, and all the hard work and dedication from society members behind-the-scenes. If you missed the live ceremony, you can watch it below…

Best Event

Southampton University Symphony Orchestra – Centenary Concert
“The Best Event award had many high quality nominations, making it difficult for the panel to pick the winner. SUSO‘s Centenary Concert however, held on 14 March, really stood out for its scale, impact and
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27
Apr

In case you missed it: our Transition Week support and activities

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We hope you found the activities and tutorials throughout Transition Week helpful and you feel ready to jump into online learning! If you missed any of the activities and support we shared on Wednesday and Friday, we’ve popped it all below for you so you can catch up anytime.

The Advice Centre

The Advice Centre can support you with financial, academic and housing issues. Our team are still working remotely at the moment – it’s a free, confidential service, and is independent from the University. Our team of advisors are brilliant and if they can’t help you with a problem … Read the rest

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21
Apr

What’s on at SUSU during Transition Week

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Welcome to term 3! We know this is a strange way to be returning to your studies but we hope you’re all settling in and getting used to online learning.

As you’ll know this week is Transition Week, and you might have spotted we are taking over Wednesday afternoon and Friday! This is your chance to find out how to get involved with our societies from afar, and the support available to you.

You can find the full Transition Week timetable on Blackboard Faculty Hubs.

Wednesday 22 April, 14:00 – 17:00

Wednesday is our day to showcase our fantastic societies … Read the rest

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10
Jan

Society Spotlight: StageSoc

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The Stage Technicians’ Society provide technical support for more than 20 productions by Performing Arts Societies every year, covering lighting, sound and stage. 

“We work mostly at The Annex Theatre but sometimes have opportunities at other venues, such as The Nuffield, Turner Sims, or the Guildhall.”

Members can take part in as many or as few shows a year as the desire, and individuals of any level of experience are welcome, as they hold introductory training sessions and have dedicated mentors who support new members. 

So what can you expect by joining StageSoc? “Members can get stuck into our strong … Read the rest

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23
Nov

Jailbreak: What’s it all about?

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You’ve probably heard it mentioned by now, the annual fundraising hitchhike organised by our amazing RAG has seen previous year’s volunteers reach Dubai, Morocco and Hong Kong. Jailbreak is one of the most exciting charity events you can get involved in but how does it all work? 🗺✈️

It’s simple. Groups of 2 or 3 compete in a race against time to get as far away from Southampton as possible, without spending any of their own money. This year, groups are raising money for three charities, Yellow Door, Anthony Nolan and Help Refugees. Each group must raise an initial £50 … Read the rest

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04
Sep

Clubs and Societies: Explained

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You’ve arrived at University of Southampton, and you want to try something new – but with 300+ societies offered here at the Students’ Union it can get a little confusing. Whether it’s our sustainability groups that spark your interest, charity societies or creative industries, there is a club or society for everyone! We’ve put together this handy guide of what to expect from at Bunfight on Wednesday 26 September, 2018…


Performing Arts

Performing Arts encompasses all of our performance societies. They fall into four categories: Theatrical, Dance, Music and Technical. There is no need to be a West … Read the rest

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07
Nov

Society Spotlight: Football Beyond Borders

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We recently met with the President of Football Beyond Borders Southampton, Adnan Bakir, to find out more about the fantastic projects the society run and what they’ve been working on since their launch last year. Football Beyond Borders is an education charity with a core programme based in London. Their aim is to support and develop young people (aged 8 – 19) in the local community who may be from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is achieved ‘on and off the pitch’ through the power of football but also through mentoring sessions, to help young people achieve their goals and make … Read the rest

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10
May

Student Scouts win Southampton City Queen’s Scout Award

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Four students from our Scout Society have won the Southampton City Queen’s Scout Award on 22-23 April at Windsor Castle.

Ben McDonagh, Tom Candy, Henry Hick and Oli Bills were all recognised with the award at the celebration event, which included a parade to mark St. George’s Day.

The award is the highest youth award within Scouting, available only to those aged 18-25 who complete a big set of challenges, similar to DofE. The Queen’s Scout award involves Scouts taking on and committing to a new skill, physical activity and volunteering service for a year or more, undertaking a self-sustained … Read the rest

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27
Apr

SUSUtv shortlisted for Best Media Society at National Societies Awards

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You may remember reading our recent blog post, calling for nominations for the National Societies Awards.

Following a flurry of nominations, we are delighted to announce that our student-run television station, SUSUtv have been shortlisted for Best Media Society.

Head of Publicity, Tara Granea comments, “Everyone here at the station is absolutely delighted with this nomination! We’ve been working so hard all year and, although we don’t do it for the awards, it’s such a great feeling to see everyone’s effort pay off. We’re very grateful!”

The awards, due to take place on Friday 19 May at the … Read the rest

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