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Breastfeeding at the Union: an update!

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Hey there, it’s Arun Aggarwal, Vice President Student Communities for 2017/18. I wanted to take a moment to give a quick update about You Make Change, and the Union’s policy on breastfeeding on our campuses.

Before the Christmas holidays, we received a You Make Change submission regarding breastfeeding facilities across our campuses – specifically Highfield. We were informed that the current provisions were often oversubscribed or unsanitary/demeaning (e.g. toilets). To better understand the problem and come up with the most suitable options, I have worked closely with Lauren Coffin, a first year student parent, and our NOC Officer … Read the rest

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WSA: Easter Events around the City

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If you’re staying in Winchester during the Easter holidays, you’ll want some events and activities to give yourself a break. To help you out, we have scoured local events listings and looked up everything you need to know to have the Easter break you deserve. 

1. Easter Sunday Day Out – Chawton House Library

  • When?: Sunday 27th March
  • What time?: 11am-5pm
  • Where?: Chawton House Library, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ
  • Cost: £6 for students.

This event is perfect for a full day out if you are feeling up to an adventure a little further away from Winchester. You can take … Read the rest

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Postgraduate Guest Blog: Life as a Postgraduate Student Parent

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We caught up with Kirsty Bolton, a Postgraduate student studying a PhD in Medieval Literature, to talk about her life as a Student Parent at the University of Southampton. Here’s what she said:

My daughter’s Pre-School teacher pulled me aside at collection time the other day to tell me that they had been talking about what jobs the children’s parents do.  “She told us that you go to university to read and study bugs?!”  Well, I don’t study bugs (I think that she meant books), but it makes me really happy to see how proud my daughter is of what … Read the rest

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