Whether you’re new to Southampton this year or have been living here for a while, there may be some awesome places you haven’t heard of that could make your time in Southampton all the more enjoyable. So, we asked you on our Instagram, where you HAVE to check out!
Based in the city centre, Cafe Thrive is a vegan cafe serving healthy fast food and plant based alternatives to milkshakes, desserts, burgers and more! With a great vibe and excellent food, this is a must try!
As part of the Erasmus scheme, Southampton welcomes students from all over the world into its community, and many of our students get the opportunity to travel, learn and grow as part of the scheme. To help people feel at home, meet new people or just to have fun, there is the Erasmus Student Network. We had a chat with their incoming committee about who they are and what they do!
What is your society, what do you do and who is involved?
We are Erasmus Student Network. Our society brings together international students with existing Southampton students in a … Read the rest
The annual walk sees Mind Society and the Hillwalking Club come together with volunteers to walk all the way to Winchester from Southampton dressed in their best Christmas attire. This year proceeds from the walk will be going to both Solent Mind, the Southampton branch of the mental health charity Mind and No Limits, a charity offering free and confidential information, advice, counselling, support and advocacy for young people.
Mind Society President, Kiana, says “the Santa walk to Winchester has … Read the rest
You’ve probably heard it mentioned by now, the annual fundraising hitchhike organised by our amazingRAGhas 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
You’ve arrived at the University of Southampton, and you’re finally here in the big city of Southampton! But how can you get around and explore everything you want to? Here are a few top tips from us…
The Unilink bus is the perfect way to get to and from campus. If you’re living in Halls in Southampton, good news! You’ll automatically get a free Unilink bus pass. This also gives you access to the city’s Bluestar buses, so it’s a great way to begin exploring Southampton and beyond. To buy a pass or to discuss your options, pop … Read the rest
We recently met up with the following members of the Volleyball Club (SUVC) to find out more about what they get up to: Matt, club President, (joined Men’s 1st Team, joined 2 years ago), Phoebe, Higher Education Volleyball Officer, (joined Women’s 1st Team, joined 2 years ago), Christina (Women’s 1st Team, joined in her second semester 2 years ago), Coco (Women’s 1st Team, joined since the start of this academic year), Owen (Men’s 1st Team, joined at the start of the academic year) and Brendan (joined 2nd Team last year, advanced to Men’s 1… Read the rest
Be Santa for the homeless this year by sending a Christmas shoebox to those in need through our Christmas Shoebox Appeal.
This Christmas we are working in partnership with Homed, one of our societies which supports homeless people living in Southampton, and Two Saints, a Southampton-based charity which supports the homeless and vulnerable. In this season of goodwill and gift-giving, we are giving back to the local community by preparing small boxes of essentials and gifts which would mean a great deal to those in need.
We are delighted to announce that a brand new 44-seat bus will be replacing the smaller WSA shuttle bus from Monday 18 September.
Following the success of the WSA shuttle bus, and our ongoing lobbying with the University, the University have introduced a larger, more regular bus, that will allow more WSA students to travel between our Highfield and Winchester campuses. This is something which many of you have asked for, so we’re extremely pleased that it has been put into action. The larger bus will enable more WSA students to make the most out of everything we have to … Read the rest
Starting university is an exciting new experience and we want to make sure you kick start your student years with a fantastic Freshers’ Week (which is in fact three weeks!). Some of you will have your Freshers’ events organised and ready; others might be unsure what to expect. We are here to help out.
We have an amazing line-up of events and activities planned for you. Freshers’ is the perfect opportunity to meet new people, discover new hobbies and experience everything the Union has to offer. It’s also chance to enjoy some huge student parties and great entertainment. We can’t … Read the rest