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30
Jan

Spring Elections 2017 – Nominations are Open!

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It’s that time of year again… *drum roll please* nominations for the Spring Elections 2017 have officially opened today (Monday 30 January)!

If you’re keen to represent the Students’ Union, and would like to become one of our next Full-time Sabbatical Officers, now is your chance to nominate yourself. These are paid positions and you will have the responsibility of overseeing the policy and activity zones, and setting the direction for our Union.

There are 7 positions up for grabs, and just a reminder these are:

  • Union President
  • VP Democracy and Creative Industries
  • VP Education
  • VP Engagement
  • VP Sports Development
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23
Oct

RAG Breastival: Rescheduled for 03 December

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#SotonFreshers may have finished, but we’ve got some fantastic events to keep you partying until the end of semester!

It may seem like a while to go yet, but from our experience the term will fly by – so we’ve got lots planned for you to look forward to!

Go out with a bang and raise money for charity all at once at Southampton RAG’s Breastival on Saturday 03 December at 18:00.

For the second year in a row, RAG are working in collaboration with MuSoc to source some amazing local musicians – all in the name of fighting … Read the rest

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12
Aug

FREE film at Union Films tonight

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If you’re a Pre-Sessional student, or you’re staying in Southampton this summer, we have plenty of free events that you can get involved in. After a packed week of events, including games of snooker, badminton and basketball, plus karaoke, we are offering you the chance to watch Zootropolis for FREE tonight at Union Films.

 

Friday 12 August – Free Film at Union Films

  • 20:00 – 22:00
  • Union Films, Level 3 of Building 42, Highfield campus

Sit back and relax with Zootropolis, a bucket of popcorn, and new friends!

There’s no need to book in advance for any … Read the rest

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12
Aug

RAG bids to host the 2017 RAG Conference

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Our very own Southampton RAG team have put in a bid to host the 2017 RAG Conference.

The conference is hosted in a different Union annually to showcase the successes of the year’s fundraising.

The bid comes after RAG announced their 2015-16 fundraising total, which was an incredible £165, 194.05.

Each year, our student-run team focuses its fundraising efforts on three nominated charities, voted on by you! in 2015-16, Make A Wish Foundation, Student Minds, and The Red Lipstick Foundation were just some of the charities that benefitted! From charity Colour Runs to Christmas Fayres, you have had the opportunity … Read the rest

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13
Jul

Congratulations on your graduation!

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Congratulations to everyone who is graduating this week and next. We hope the weather stays as lovely as it has been today and that you enjoy it.

University is one of the best times of your life and you have worked very hard, so you deserve to have a great time. Why not celebrate with your family with a nice meal in The Bridge or head over to The Shop on Top to browse the market stalls for a University branded souvenir? However you choose to spend your day, on behalf of everyone at the Union, we hope it’s a … Read the rest

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25
May

The face of Union Southampton: Get a FREE caricature this Thursday

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Our new brand is all about celebrating us and what each and every one of us brings to our students’ union. Together, we are all the face of Union Southampton.

That’s why this Thursday, our Union President Ben will be on the Redbrick getting a bigger picture of who we all are. Join us from 12:00-14:00 to tell us more about yourself and get a free caricature while you’re at it!

We’re looking forward to seeing your caricatures and getting a better image of the people who make our union what it is.… Read the rest

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20
May

Our Social Media channels have had a makeover…

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Our transition to Union Southampton is now in full swing and, as part of this, we now have all-new Facebook pages in line with our new brand. Our existing ‘SUSU’ Facebook pages will be remaining live until Friday 17 June.

New Facebook pages

For news and information on everything happening at Union Southampton, ‘like’ our new Union Southampton page.

For Winchester students, you can find all things WSA on our new Union Southampton – WSA page.

Opportunities, Places, Representation, Support

We’ve also introduced four new Facebook pages based on our key areas. This means it will be easier … Read the rest

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02
May

Let’s Talk about Sex!

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There we said it. Sex. It’s natural and completely normal, but people often find ourselves shying away from the subject when it’s mentioned. So to help offer you information about sexual health and consent and to give you body confidence, we will be running various events and activities during this Thursday 05 and Friday 06 May.

Here’s what you can look forward to:


Thursday 05 May

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THE BODY POSITIVE EXHIBITION

  • 09:00-17:00
  • Concourse, Building 42, Students’ Union

The Body Positive is a free exhibition of photography that aims to promote body positivity, confidence and challenge negative portrayals of the human … Read the rest

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30
Apr

Summer Elections: #JoinTheTeam

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Nominations for our Summer Elections are now open – you have until Wednesday 4th May to nominate yourself for one of hundreds of positions that will equip you with new skills and impact on the experience of your fellow students.

If you’ve never considered becoming part of the Students’ Union team, here is just a snapshot of what our Course Reps have achieved for students.

Law

  • Secured extended opening times for the Law building during exam periods.

Chemistry

  • Secured print credit from the Faculty for all students on this course.

 Electronics & Computer Science

  • Worked with University staff to
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26
Apr

The Swap Shop is back

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Out with the old, in with the new!

Did you know, if you own clothes you’ve not worn in over a year, you’re never likely to wear them again? If this is ringing any bells with you, maybe it’s time to have a spring clean and clear out that wardrobe.

But don’t get throwing any of your unwanted items away – bring them along to our Swap Shop!

The Swap Shop is the sustainable answer to shopping – and it’s free! What more could you want?

If you’ve not visited one of our Swap Shops before, this is how it … Read the rest

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