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08
Oct

World Mental Health Day: Student Minds

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10th October is World Mental Health Day, an annual day recognised by The World Health Organisation to provide an opportunity for those working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done. This year’s theme, chosen by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’.

 

As a Students’ Union, young people’s mental health and well being is so important to us. We would like to take this World Mental Health Day to talk about the work being done and the work left to Read the rest

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30
Jul

Union Films Shortlisted for Best Student Cinema!

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Union Films, our student-run cinema, has been shortlisted in the Cinema for All Film Society of the Year Awards 2018 for Best Student Cinema!

The Film Society of the Year awards have been running since 1969, and are an opportunity to celebrate achievements and innovation in film exhibition. A full list of this year’s award nominations can be found here.

Evie Reilly, VP DCI, says: “I’m thrilled to see Union Films recognised for their amazing work. They’ve achieved so much in this past year, purely through the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm of their volunteers. Max, the Cinema Manager, … Read the rest

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10
Apr

Christian Union: “Easter…is single-handedly the most important date in the Christian calendar, and a cornerstone of the faith”

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While we sit munching on chocolate eggs in the sunshine surrounded by pretty daffodils, all we can think about is the long Easter weekend ahead. But it’s worth reminding ourselves why we enjoy these holidays, so we caught up with Rehana Nurmahi from Christian Union to ask more about the origins of this springtime religious tradition.

“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!”

– Luke 24:6

Easter is celebrated by Christians every year to symbolise the resurrection of Christ Jesus. It is single-handedly the most important date in the Christian … Read the rest

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20
Mar

CoppaFeel! UBT Society Spotlight

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Founded in 2009, CoppaFeel! is a London based charity which strives toward educating and encouraging women under 30 to be proactive and  get into the swing of regularly checking their breasts. Earlier this year, we gave affiliation to our own CoppaFeel! UBT (Uni Boob Team) here at the Union. Following International Women’s Week, we interviewed committee members Constantia, the President, Ella, Treasurer and Helena, Secretary to find out more about what they do.

When asked what distinguishes CoppaFeel! from other cancer charities, Constantia pointed out that it is less focused on research and cure and is instead centred around a … Read the rest

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15
Mar

Paintball Society wins the ‘The Student Cup’ National Paintball Competition

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Our very own Paintballing Society has come first in the ‘Student Cup’ National Paintball Competition on 25-26 February.

The sixth annual tournament, organised by the UK Student Paintball Network and run by the team at the Central Premier Paintball Series (CPPS) paintball site, was held in Penkridge, Staffordshire, featuring 19 teams across two divisions, making it the biggest competition yet.

We provided the group with £265 to go towards the subsidised travel and the tournament entry free.

The team travelled to the competition on Saturday 25 to prepare with a training session against the other competing teams, before the main … Read the rest

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20
Feb

Trampolining Club Wins Seven Medals at the BUCS National Championships

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Trampolining Club had a fantastic weekend in Sheffield at the BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) National Championships, taking home an incredible seven medals including four golds and three bronzes across the synchronised, individual and team categories.

The club’s President Rhys Gray, was the golden boy, taking home the title of national champion for the second year running with a gold medal in the BUCS Elite Men’s category. Rhys also won another Gold medal as part of a team effort with Louis Lister and Joe Deevoy in the group category.

Competitors were required to finish in the top 8 in … Read the rest

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17
Feb

Rugby Football Club promote the Look After Your Mate campaign and show their softer side

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What would you think if we asked you – what are Rugby Football players like?

You might perhaps imagine 15 oversized, hairy and muddy men in the field of play? Do you hear their low grunts or maybe wince at the thought of bone crunching tackles? Does it conjure thoughts of wasted exertion in fruitless pursuit of an oval ball?

Well, if that is what you thought you couldn’t be more wrong.

Why?

Well, on an unprepossessing and grey day all the way back in December, men and women from our Rugby Football Club volunteered to pitch up on … Read the rest

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13
Feb

LGBT+ Society celebrate LGBT History Month with rainbow handprints

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LGBT+ Society are on the Concourse in Building 42, Highfield campus, today creating a rainbow banner of handprints in support for LGBT History Month.

The student group have rallied students to use their handprints to celebrate equal opportunities for LGBT+ rights.

LGBT+ Society President, Jonathon St Clair-Smith says, “We’re making the banner to show unity within the community”.

Pop down to the Concourse before 15:00 today to show your support with a rainbow handprint and look out for the finished banner, which is due to be displayed at the Union Reception.

Find out more about LGBT_ Society by going … Read the rest

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10
Oct

Society Spotlight: SUSUtv – What’s It All About?

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Our very own student-run television station, SUSUtv, got in touch with us to tell you all about their upcoming events to tell you more about how you can get involved this year. We caught up with SUSUtv‘s Head of Publicity, David Williams, to find out the latest…

SUSUtv is Union Southampton’s television station, and since I joined at the beginning of my first year, I’ve had the chance to learn skills in production, directing, editing and plenty more.

This week we’re holding our first two events of the academic year, which will give you a chance to … Read the rest

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23
Sep

The Edge and SUSUtv launch an exciting new screenplay competition

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The Edge Editor, Anneka Honeyball talks to us about an exciting new screenplay competition in this week’s blog takeover…

Are you a budding screenwriter with some time on your hands this summer? Do you have an idea for a short film that you’d love to see realised by two national award-winning media departments? Well, if so, you’re in luck because The Edge and SUSUtv have teamed up to launch an exciting new screenplay competition!

As two of the most entertainment-based Union groups on campus, we love seeing new stories and ideas brought to life for others to enjoy – which … Read the rest

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