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03
Dec

Women in Sport Week: Laura’s Story

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This week is Women in Sport Week, an annual week with free sports taster sessions, guest speakers and sport challenges to break down barriers, challenge gender stereotypes and celebrate our amazing women in sport. This is Laura’s story. 

Laura’s first taste of martial arts was in her local karate hall in rural Essex where there was just seven other members, three of them members of her own family and also two 80-year-old men. “I didn’t get the best experience of martial arts and defending myself ” smiles Laura. “Even though I felt capable, I don’t think I actually was.” Read the rest

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03
Dec

Try free sports this Women In Sport Week!

In Sport

This week it’s Women in Sport week here at the Students’ Union. Celebrating by joining in with free taster sessions, guest speakers and sports challenges. Together we will challenge gender stereotypes around sports, break down barriers and show that #SotonGirlsCan!

All events for Women in Sport Week are completely free and open for everyone to attend!

MONDAY 03 December:

Canoe Polo – 10:30-11:30 // (dry session) Team Southampton Hall
Basketball – 11:00-13:00 // Jubilee Sports Hall
Ladies Football – 18:00- 20:00 // Wide Lane
Self-Defence Class – 18:00- 19:45 // The Redbrick
Group Run – 18:15-19:15 // The Redbrick… Read the rest

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18
Jun

Southampton Sharks shoot hoops with The GROW Project

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Chris Conti and Simeon Superville, from our very own Southampton Sharks (SUBC), ran a fantastic basketball activity session for five members of The GROW Project last Friday. The GROW Project is an innovative charity committed to bringing day services to adults with physical and learning disabilities in Southampton and Eastleigh. Once we heard that several of their members were interested in basketball, the Sharks jumped at the opportunity to help!

After a quick warm-up in the Team Southampton Sports Hall, Chris and Simeon coached the basketball fans in dribbling, shooting, and passing. Everyone was encouraged to team up, get involved … Read the rest

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24
Apr

Funding approved for the Photographic Society, Water Polo Club and Sub-Aqua Club

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Did you know that your affiliated club or society can apply for funding from the Union? This funding isn’t designed to cover the day-to-day running costs of the group (this should be covered by membership fees, fundraising or from other sources) but it can be provided to cover the costs of resources, specific pieces of equipment or trips that wouldn’t otherwise be able to be provided.

We recently approved some new capital funding awards to the Photographic Society, Water Polo Club and Sub-Aqua Club. This means they have some exciting new equipment coming their way which will help to improve … Read the rest

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15
Mar

Union Southampton’s Ladies Football Club (SULFC) offers free football coaching for local schoolchildren

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We are delighted to announce that Ladies Football Club (SULFC) have begun to to deliver free football to local schoolchildren across Southampton.
The outreach programme is designed to encourage the club to expand their football provision internally and out to the community. Eleven members of SULFC are signed up to the programme, which is open to Key Stage 2 girls at three local Southampton Primary schools: Bassett Green, Bitterne Manor and Beechwood Junior. All sessions are free for students to attend and are run as after-school clubs.
British University Colleges & Sport (BUCS) and the Football Association (FA) funded £2,500 … Read the rest

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24
Feb

Show your support for Boat Club as they compete in Spotify Soundclash

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Our Boat Club are taking part in this year’s Spotify Soundclash, where as a student group, you can you create a Spotify playlist in a bid to gain as many followers as possible in order to win the grand prize of £10,000.

By following the playlist, you are supporting the University of Southampton and helping Boat Club to show we are on top!

So far*, Boat Club aren’t displaying on the top set of Unis, so make sure you show your support today and let’s give them a nice boost!

Find out more about the competition on the Spotify websiteRead the rest

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23
Feb

The 10 Best Things About This March

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Despite being in the throes of Storm Doris this week, we are looking ahead to what’s set to be a great March. In no particular order, here’s why we think March is one of the most underrated months in the student calendar…

1.Lighter evenings

So where lighter mornings doesn’t really register on the student radar, we’re loving being able to walk back from campus at the end of the day knowing that we have experienced some sunlight. It has even been worth heading out for a quick walk around the stream at Highfield campus during lunchtimes to stock up on … Read the rest

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22
Feb

Society Spotlight on our Canoe Club

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Earlier this month we interviewed committee members Nick (Kit Secretary), Rachel (Vice President) and Amy (Treasurer) of the Southampton University Canoe Club (SUCC). We spoke to them about what the club offers and the recent funding they received from the Union.

SUCC were recently granted extra funding by the Union which was greatly received by all club members. They were given £1,500 which has enabled them to purchase four brand new boats, and has helped fund their white water safety and rescue course which is designed to teach members safety procedures for residential trips. Nick said: ‘we didn’t expect [the 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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13
Feb

Our Marketing & Communications Crew hit campus to get feedback on the student experience

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Members of our Marketing and Communications Crew hit campus last week to gain your views on the student experience in both Southampton and Winchester.

The crew, who are also students here at the University of Southampton, took ipads around campus to encourage you to fill out the National Student Survey (NSS).

The national survey, which can be completed at www.thestudentsurvey.co.uk, is a UK-wide feedback indicator, which is used to help us and the University to improve the student experience.

Open to all final year undergraduate students, we use the information to make positive changes for the future.

Some changes … Read the rest

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