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12
Feb

Valentine’s Day on a budget

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Wanna impress your date but running low on funds? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. We’ve put our heads together and come up with this list of handy ideas for Valentine’s on a budget. Now say it with us, ‘it’s the thought that counts.’

💗A card

Buy one: It’s a must really and some even say this is the most important part. There are a lot of places to get a cheap card these days but just make sure you write a thoughtful message inside. Just a ‘love from’ isn’t going to cut it on Valentine’s Day.

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16
May

Study Tips and Revision

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With exams and deadlines approaching, we have devised some of our top tips to help you revise, prepare and relax. We’ll be posting each one on social media, so you’re never far away from the support you need on the go .

 

Revision

1.       Stick revision notes all around the room/house to help you retain the information by associating it with a particular place. When trying to recall it on the day of the exam, you’ll be able to mentally ‘walk’ through your notes.

2.       Travel to the Past – Do plenty of past papers and questions (if such

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27
Apr

Tap. Choose. Change. It’s Time to Pick Your Favourite Logo

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Last October you voted and told us that you wanted the Union Southampton brand with the ‘SUSU’ name. Since then, we have been working hard and have developed a series of brand new logos which combine our current identity and the SUSU name.

We are pleased to announce that all of you will have the opportunity to pick your favourite logo from Monday 08 to Friday 12 May as part of our Tap. Choose. Change. campaign.

It’s simple; all you have to do is select your preferred logo out of three different designs. You can do this using your … Read the rest

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27
Mar

Surge Radio smash their Comic Relief fundraising target by nearly DOUBLE at 48 Hour Marathon

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Surge Radio has raised £863.40 for Comic Relief, at their annual 48 hour broadcasting marathon on Thursday – Saturday.

The total nearly doubled their initial fundraising goal of £480 for the charity.

The marathon, which was broadcast live outside the Union building on the Redbrick, started at 00:00 on Thursday, ending 48 hours later at 00:00 on Saturday 25 March.

The shows featured a series of competitions, on-air challenges, and games, including an appearance from BBC Radio 1 DJ and Surge alumna, Chris Stark, who tuned in on Thursday morning to offer the team motivation and a donation of £100.… Read the rest

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20
Mar

‘Feed People Not Bins!’ an Interview with Student Ahead of Half Marathon Fuelled by Food Waste

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We recently met up with Jack, a third year Marine Biologist who has decided to eat nothing but food waste ahead of running the half marathon next month! Normally, Jack lives a freegan lifestyle 3 days a week – that is, according to good old Oxford Dictionary, someone who: ‘rejects consumerism and seeks to help the environment by reducing waste, especially by retrieving and using discarded food’.

Jack is part of Curb, Southampton’s branch of The Real Junk Food Project, an initiative consisting of volunteers who collect and redistribute food waste. According to Jack, Curb collected 14.5 … Read the rest

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22
Nov

Union Southampton raises awareness of student mental health at Student Support Symposium conference

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Yesterday evening saw the first Student Support Symposium at The Bridge to raise staff and student awareness of existing support services available to University of Southampton students.

As well as raising awareness of support, the Symposium was intended to let people hear about students’ first-hand experiences of mental ill health and to start working towards a ‘One Click’ system, where you will you will be guided through a series of questions online to reach the appropriate support quickly.

The evening, run by our Advice Centre and Peer Support team at the Union,  included the student-run services Student Minds and Nightline … Read the rest

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11
Nov

Surge Radio wins two Student Radio Awards (SRAs)

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Our very own student-run radio station, Surge Radio, has won a gold and a silver award following three nominations at last night’s 2016 Student Radio Awards (SRAs) at the Indigo at the O2, London.
The nominations were announced on Wednesday 12 October, with Surge receiving three nominations: Best Entertainment Programme with ‘The Lowdown with Tom Cross’ (Gold Award) and ‘Don’t Touch Me I’m Famous’ and Best Male – Tom Cross (Silver Award).
The SRAs are an annual awards ceremony run by the Student Radio Association, where student radio stations across the UK are recognised for the work they do … Read the rest

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05
Oct

An Audience with Russell Kane is on Monday

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Star of BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Stupid Man, Smart Phone and general funnyman, comedian Russell Kane will be headlining Monday’s An Audience with… with support from Jenny Collier.

The Edinburgh Comedy Award winner is set to hit The Cube stage between 19:00-22:00 as part of our Freshers’ programme.

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The perfect tonic to a fortnight of heavy partying, we challenge you to attend without cracking a smile. From daring gags and hilarious observations, kick off your University experience with an evening of giggles and laughs at one of the highlights of our Freshers’ calendar.

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28
Sep

Union Southampton funded project presented at United Nations

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A University of Southampton student presents his sustainable fishing project to the United Nations, following a £300 investment from our Union.

We made the £300 investment towards prototypes as part of the our Enterprise Fund in May 2016. The fund aims to support students launch their own businesses and community projects.

Andreas Ostrovsky, presented ‘Right Light Technologies’ to the United Nations last week to showcase his project to help create an environmentally and economically sustainable fishing industry. Right Light Technologies design solar powered fishing lamps as an alternative to pressurised kerosene lanterns used in the night fishing industry in Daggaa … Read the rest

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23
Sep

The Edge and SUSUtv launch an exciting new screenplay competition

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The Edge Editor, Anneka Honeyball talks to us about an exciting new screenplay competition in this week’s blog takeover…

Are you a budding screenwriter with some time on your hands this summer? Do you have an idea for a short film that you’d love to see realised by two national award-winning media departments? Well, if so, you’re in luck because The Edge and SUSUtv have teamed up to launch an exciting new screenplay competition!

As two of the most entertainment-based Union groups on campus, we love seeing new stories and ideas brought to life for others to enjoy – which … Read the rest

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