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25
Jul

Graduates: 8 Top Tips for Job Hunting

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Congratulations to all of our recent graduates! This is an exciting time of year (we’re talking selfies with your pals all robed up, holidays, meals out and ciders in the sun) but what happens when it’s time to face reality and begin the job hunt?

Here are 8 of our top tips for you to bear in mind if you’re yet to secure a job.

  1. Don’t let rejection put you off your search. No one likes to be rejected and we understand it can be sad when you don’t make the cut for a role you set your heart on.
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16
May

WSA End of Term BBQ

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We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a WSA End of Term BBQ on Thursday 08 June.

The annual get-together will kick off from 16:00 on the grass in front of the WSA Cafe.

Students can expect crazy golf and music, with food served from 17:30.

Tickets are a bargain at just £5 each, including a burger, kebab and sausage with onions, salad garnish and sauces! Get yours in advance at the WSA Cafe cash desk.

The afternoon is set to be a sizzler, so round up your best friends to celebrate the end of the academic … Read the rest

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10
May

Student starts buying and selling website for University of Southampton students

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Business student Zhanpeng Lim and his business partner, Wenhao Xie, have launched Stradents, a new Gumtree-style selling webpage aimed at University of Southampton students.

The business, founded earlier this year, aims to enable students to purchase and sell their household items.

Students can sign up for free to list the items they want to sell or purchase, listing the contact details they are happy to share as well as their University of Southampton email address.

Zhanpeng explains, “We came up with the idea for the business last summer because as international students, we found that it could be very … Read the rest

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05
May

General Election: Register to vote

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As you may have heard, our Prime Minister has called a Snap General Election, which means the deadline to register to vote is fast approaching.

It’s really important that students have their say, so make sure you register before the following deadlines:

  • Monday 22 May – Deadline to register to vote
  • Tuesday 23 May – Deadline to register for postal or postal proxy vote
  • Wednesday 31 May – Deadline to register for proxy vote
  • Thursday 08 June – Deadline to register to vote on the day or emergency day postal votes

Register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

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10
Apr

Joseph Lim and Sean Gilbody through to Chortle Student Comedy Awards Semi-Finals

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Southampton students, Joseph Lim and Sean Gilbody have been voted through to the semi-finals of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2017.

The students performed at the Southampton heat of the acclaimed awards in held at The Bridge on the 02 March.

President of our Comedy Society and Politics and Economics student, Sean Gilbody, won the heat, with Joseph Lim achieving the People’s Choice Award, securing them both places in the Awards semi-finals, held in London in May. The semi-finalists will battle it out at the finals at Pleasance One at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August in a bid to … Read the rest

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04
Apr

Grad Ball: Music, Memories and More across Multiple Union Venues

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We are delighted to announce some more details of our secret set-up for Graduation Ball 2017 across multiple Union Venues.

Our buildings will be transformed into a formal evening venue, ready for you to celebrate your time at University where it all began.

Make the most of your time with your friends by enjoying a tipple and acoustic sounds live on the Redbrick area, as you enjoy champagne, prosecco and a food fair.

Head down to Bar 2, where we will transport you to an ethereal atmosphere in our Shisha Garden.

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31
Mar

Union staff to present training programme success at national conference

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Staff from our Learning and Development team have been invited to present their successful launch of the Union’s ‘A To B’ Project Management programme to the Charity Learning Consortium (CLC) at their annual national conference.

The conference, which will be held on Thursday 22 June in London, will host non-profit organisations from across the UK to network and share best practice.

CLC approached the Union to ask if our Learning and Development team could present a section of the conference to explain how they used the software to engage with staff on the course.

The team have been using the … Read the rest

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29
Mar

Culture Festival

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Join us to celebrate Southampton’s cultural diversity at Culture Festival between Sunday 30 April – Saturday 06 May.

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Sunday 30 April

🌏 Holi Festival 2017

  • Redbrick
  • 11:00-14:00

Cover yourself in powder paint to celebrate this traditional Indian Spring festival marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring.

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Tuesday 02 May

🌏 Global Village

  • 11:00-17:00
  • Concourse and Redbrick, Union building (42), Highfield campus

Immerse yourself in a fayre of cultural exploration as our international student groups hold stalls and activities across the Union.

🌏 Language Exchange at The Bridge

  • 21:45-23:15
  • The Bridge, Union building (42),
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27
Mar

Chamber Choir wins trophy at 91st annual Southampton Festival of Music and Drama

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Our Chamber Choir society has won a trophy for the Class 130 – Open Adult Choir in the 91st annual Southampton Festival of Music and Drama on Thursday 16 March in Thornden Hall, Eastleigh.

The group performed a twenty-minute recital of four varied pieces including: “Ah, Sun-flower!” and “Adieu! Farewell Earth’s bliss” by Jonathan Dove, from his fantastic “The Passing of the Year” song cycle;  “E si fussi pisci” by Berio –  a light-hearted Sicilian love song; and “Crossing the Bar” – a poem by Tennyson, arranged for four-part harmony by Arbo.

The society’s PR Officer, Hannah Donald, comments, “We … Read the rest

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20
Mar

CoppaFeel! UBT Society Spotlight

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Founded in 2009, CoppaFeel! is a London based charity which strives toward educating and encouraging women under 30 to be proactive and  get into the swing of regularly checking their breasts. Earlier this year, we gave affiliation to our own CoppaFeel! UBT (Uni Boob Team) here at the Union. Following International Women’s Week, we interviewed committee members Constantia, the President, Ella, Treasurer and Helena, Secretary to find out more about what they do.

When asked what distinguishes CoppaFeel! from other cancer charities, Constantia pointed out that it is less focused on research and cure and is instead centred around a … Read the rest

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