Our You Are More Than campaign is back for January 2019. We have lots of activities planned, including free exercise sessions, and the best news of all… the Hearing Dogs are back! You can also grab some free soup and take advantage of our study and chill out spaces.
Studying is important but we would like to encourage everyone to keep your study habits healthy – this means remembering to take lots of breaks, eat healthily, exercise, and look after your mental health.
Meet the Hearing Dogs Tuesday 15 January, 10:30 – 14:00 Meet the adorable hearing dogs and chill … Read the rest
Our very own Learning and Development Department has been recognised as one of the highest performing departments in the L&D sector at Charity Learning Consortium’s Conference happening in London yesterday (Thursday 22 June).
Hannah Hastilow (Learning & Development Manager) and Margarita Palmer-Stanelik, (Learning & Development Coordinator) were invited to deliver a 30-minute presentation on “Successful Blended Learning Solutions” where they presented the success of their ‘A To B’ Project Management Training programme implemented at the Union from January this year.
The mix of class-room based and e-learning solutions implemented to deliver this course was recognised as “innovative” and … Read the rest
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 .
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
We held the second part in our series of live Q&As on Wednesday, where you took to Twitter using the hashtag #SotonQandA to ask us everything you wanted to know about student life and Freshers’. Our Vice-President Engagement, Dan Varley joined us to answer your questions. Here’s a quick round-up of what happened…
You asked us about free bus passes for Freshers’ in Halls and yes, you lucky lot do indeed get free access to Unilink bus passes if you are in Halls of Residences. You’ll find this is a great way to get around the city efficiently (especially if
With exams and hand-ins to contend with, we understand that this can be a stressful time for you. That’s why we’re running a relaxing programme of events to remind you that You Are More Than Your Studies and to take some time out for yourself.
We all know exercise can have a massive impact on your mood, and yoga in particular has been proven to benefit your wellbeing and boost memory and concentration levels – exactly what’s needed to stay focused for those crucial study sessions.
We understand that many of you will be busy studying late on campus during January. Our priority is to keep you safe, so we have organised for the Safety Bus to run from 8pm to 6am until 22nd January. We recommend you take the Safety Bus because it is free with your Student ID and will drop you home safely wherever you live. However, if you do decide to walk, please take a friend with you and let your housemates know when you will be home. Always carry a charged phone so you can seek help if you need … Read the rest
If you cast your mind back to this time last year, we held a Petting Zoo as part of Stress Less Fest (now known as ‘You Are More Than’) to give you a chance to de-stress and relax away from your studies. There were sheep, goats, chickens and even these adorable ducks to rid you of your deadline woes and study blues.
Well, we have some good news for you. The Petting Zoo is back due to popular demand! We understand that you want to do well at University, but it is important to remember that sometimes it is helpful … Read the rest
So you’ve made it through the first semester and now it boils down to the dreaded January exams. Obviously we know there’s no way to make the revision super fun, but we do have a few tips to help you prepare and (hopefully) feel less stressed!
This sort of goes without saying, but start your revision early. Check the dates for each of your exams and prioritise accordingly way in advance. Use all the free time you can during the Christmas break, but of course, do spend time stuffing yourselves with turkey and pudding!