Tag Archive > societies

13
Oct

Welcome might be over, but it’s not too late to join Clubs and Societies!

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Many of you have been getting to know all the clubs and societies on offer at uni through our Meet and Greets, Big Online Fair and taster sessions. Socials have been attended, friends have been made and new hobbies have been discovered. But, you might not have had the chance to come along, or maybe you weren’t sure what you wanted to go to.

Never fear, because you can still join clubs and societies!

Head over to susu.org/opportunities to find all of our clubs and societies. With over 300 to choose from ranging from basketball to cricket, quidditch to philosophy, … Read the rest

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04
Oct

Introducing: Showstoppers Musical Theatre Society, Southampton

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The University of Southampton is home to a variety of popular performing arts societies, from theatre and comedy, to orchestras and opera. One of these societies is the much-loved Showstoppers. Home to singers, actors, dancers and even just regular audience members, we wanted to find out more about Showstoppers!

What is your society, what do you do and who is involved?

Showstoppers is a society dedicated to putting amazing pieces of Musical Theatre. Every part of the production is done by students, the performers, the production and the band. On our Committee we have a President and Vice President, a … Read the rest

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03
Oct

Introducing: The Edge Magazine

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Student Journalism is an excellent way to get into journalism, freelance writing, marketing or just to meet new people and write about the things you enjoy. The Edge magazine provides an excellent opportunity to get involved in the ‘student journo’ world, or just try your hand at writing. Alongside Wessex Scene, they are the backbone of print journalism at the University of Southampton, so we wanted to find out more, and tell you what they have to offer!

What is your society, what do you do and who is involved?

We are The Edge, the University of Southampton’s entertainment magazine. … Read the rest

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01
Oct

How To: Make Friends When Learning has Moved Online

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Making friends at uni is a worry for many new students. Coming from home, from a smaller college, or a group you have known since year 7 into an environment where there are 23,000 other students can be pretty nerve wracking. 

Usually, lecture theatres, The Stag’s and society welcome meetings can be a place to meet people in the same position as you and to cultivate new friendships, but, alas, coronavirus has had other plans. So, while lectures are online and in person opportunities are pretty limited, we wanted to help you find new ways to make friends at uni!… Read the rest

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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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