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10
Jan

Society Spotlight: StageSoc

In Features, Opportunities

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?

In Features

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? đŸ—şâœˆď¸

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 ÂŁ50 … Read the rest

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04
Sep

Clubs and Societies: Explained

In General

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 End … Read the rest

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07
Nov

Society Spotlight: Football Beyond Borders

In General

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

In General

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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24
Apr

Update: Hindu Society make it through to the Battle of Bollywood dance competition finals

In General

Following our blog last week, we are delighted to announce that Hindu Society have made it through the finals of the Battle of Bollywood dance competition 2017.

The group were given the opportunity to take part in a Facebook ‘like’ competition, battling it out to receive the most likes to enter the finals, which are due to be held in London next year.

Hindu Society President 2017-18, Divyansh Dixit, comments, “We’re absolutely delighted with the win and the chance to represent Southampton in the final for the 2018 competition. Hopefully we can make everyone proud and bring the … Read the rest

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20
Apr

Hindu Society represent our Union at the Battle of Bollywood dance competition

In General

Hindu Society performed at the Battle of Bollywood dance competition at Hammersmith Apollo, London in March.

A group of eighteen students made up the energetic team, who battled it out against 23 other Universities at the competition last month, following three months of rehearsals.

The society are calling for students to ‘like’ their performance video on the Battle of Bollywood competition Facebook page before the 21 April, as they compete to receive the most ‘likes’ to gain an automatic place at the 2018 finals.

Team Captain and former Hindu Society Vice-President, Karishma Patel comments, “I don’t think I’ve met a … Read the rest

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06
Apr

Nominations are open for the National Societies Awards

In General

The National Societies Awards are coming to the Crowne Plaza, Nottingham on Friday 19 May.

The ceremony, founded last year at Bristol UWE, gives us a chance to celebrate the very best student societies in the UK.

If you think your student group is deserving of an award, you can nominate them before 12:00 on Friday 21 April here.

The categories include:

  • Best Society
  • Best Local Community Contribution
  • Best Society Event
  • Best Cultural and Faith Society
  • Best Arts and Performance Society
  • Best Media Society
  • Best Hobby and Interest Society
  • Best Academic and Careers Society
  • Best Volunteering and Charity Society
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27
Mar

Chamber Choir wins trophy at 91st annual Southampton Festival of Music and Drama

In General

Our Chamber Choir society has won a trophy for the Class 130 – Open Adult Choir in the 91st annual Southampton Festival of Music and Drama on Thursday 16 March in Thornden Hall, Eastleigh.

The group performed a twenty-minute recital of four varied pieces including: “Ah, Sun-flower!” and “Adieu! Farewell Earth’s bliss” by Jonathan Dove, from his fantastic “The Passing of the Year” song cycle;  “E si fussi pisci” by Berio –  a light-hearted Sicilian love song; and “Crossing the Bar” – a poem by Tennyson, arranged for four-part harmony by Arbo.

The society’s PR Officer, Hannah Donald, comments, “We … Read the rest

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