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
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
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
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
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 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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Roll up, roll up for the greatest show on earth.
Tomorrow the Union’s Magic Society are putting on a magic show for one night only at The Annex Theatre.
The student group will be performing a series of tricks set in the mysterious Museum of Magic, a place where history comes to life. The show promises to take the audience on a journey through some of the greatest illusions of all time, starting off in Egypt with the world’s oldest magic trick and weaving through history to the modern day.
According to the society’s Secretary, James Easton, the performance is … Read the rest
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 website… Read the rest
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
Bhangra Society joined fourteen other University of Southampton dance societies to enter the KCL Just Dance It 2017 competition at the Greenwood Theatre in Central London.
Seven University of Southampton dance squads entered the dance competition, including Novice Ballet, Novice Tap, Novice Jazz, Novice Contemporary, Novice Street, Salsa and Bhangra, dancing in six different categories: Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Street and Wildcard divided into novice and advanced levels.
The competition, attended by ten universities, was a triumph for our student groups, with Novice Tap and Novice Ballet winning their category, Novice Contemporary placing 2nd, Bhangra Society coming 4th and Salsa … Read the rest
Last week we caught up with the lovely President of the Feminist Society, Emily.
According to Emily, the Feminist movement strives for equality and justice for people of all genders. It explores and questions gender inequality, but, as Emily commented, it’s important to be mindful that people are affected by inequality differently. By this, she means that the level of discrimination someone faces is often influenced by factors beyond their gender too, for example their race, sexuality, class and where in the world they live.
During the interview, Emily touched upon the positive impact that female celebrities such … Read the rest