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Over £300 raised in MindSoc and Hillwalking Club’s Santa Hillwalk

» 04 December 2018 » In News, Opportunities » Comments Off on Over £300 raised in MindSoc and Hillwalking Club’s Santa Hillwalk

Mind Society’s annual walk with the Hill Walking Club has so far raised an incredible £308 for charity.

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

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Jailbreak: What’s it all about?

» 23 November 2018 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Jailbreak: What’s it all about?

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 … Read the rest

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Getting around in Southampton

» 12 September 2018 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Getting around in Southampton

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…

Bus

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

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Society Spotlight: Volleyball

» 27 March 2018 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Society Spotlight: Volleyball

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

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Be Santa for the Homeless with our Christmas Shoebox Appeal

» 21 November 2017 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Be Santa for the Homeless with our Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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.

Some items to include in a shoebox may include:

  • Toiletries (shower gel,
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Brand New 44-Seat Bus for WSA Students!

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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

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Southampton Freshers’ 2017: What’s On

» 04 September 2017 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on Southampton Freshers’ 2017: What’s On

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

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350 Pre-sessional Students Attend Saints Match

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Over 300 Pre-Sessional students supported Southampton ‘Saints’ FC in their recent Premier League match against Swansea FC on 12 August 2017, in a trip arranged by the University of Southampton Students’ Union.

Attending the football match was a brilliant way for our new students to feel welcomed into the Southampton community and a chance for them to get behind their new home team. It was also a chance to spend time with new friends and practice English language skills for their courses.

Some students chose to buy Southampton team scarves and took part in a photo competition arranged by the … Read the rest

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BBC Radio 1’s Dev to host Awards at RAG Conference 2017

» 11 August 2017 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on BBC Radio 1’s Dev to host Awards at RAG Conference 2017

This year’s Awards Ceremony at the National RAG Conference will be hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter and DJ, Devin “Dev” Griffin. You may have heard Dev on Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast Show, and he has previously hosted on Radio 1Xtra. Some of you may even remember him from CBBC TV shows Smile and Bring It On!

Dev will be helping us announce the best of the best in student fundraising with awards including Student Fundraiser of the Year, Most Improved RAG, Charity of the Year, RAG of the Year and many more.

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EthiCo: Sustainable Living for Southampton Students

» 08 August 2017 » In Uncategorized » Comments Off on EthiCo: Sustainable Living for Southampton Students

EthiCo, a student start-up project which won £500 from the University of Southampton Students’ Union Enterprise Fund last year, are due to launch their sustainable student Essentials Pack this September during Freshers’ week.

EthiCo promotes the use of reusable products to reduce single-use plastic waste on campus and in the local community. They aim to provide students, staff and the local community with the means to consume food, drink and other products in an ethical and sustainable way.

Winning the Students’ Union Enterprise Fund last year kick started EthiCo’s business plan. The team launched the sale of reusable coffee cups, … Read the rest

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