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04
Jul

30 Things To Do Over The Summer

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Students may be the envy of most of the working world during the long summer holiday, but three months can be a long time to fill. When you’ve finished watching the latest season of Game of Thrones and you’re starting to get a little sick of daytime TV, it’s time to hit our list of things to keep you busy…

  1. Write a letter to your uni friends An actual old-fashioned, pen and paper piece of snail mail.
  2. Go for a run – Download a running app to help you track your progress, hit play on the new Blood Orange
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04
Jul

Welcome to our Pre-Sessional students

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The Pre-sessional programme is back for another summer which means the Union will become a one-stop shop for some great FREE activities and events to welcome our Pre-sessional students. And the best part – you can get involved too!

Get all the support you need to help you settle in with our free Advice Drop-In on Monday, make your halls a home with a herb garden from our gardening session and get to know your fellow students at our BBQ on Friday, plus much more!

Here’s what you can expect:

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30
Jun

Your Guide to Local Festivals Summer 2016

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If you’re staying in Southampton this summer, you don’t have to miss out on the festival circuit. With more festivals around than ever before, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Blissfields

  • Friday 01 & Saturday 02 July
  • Vicarage Farm, near Winchester
  • Tickets: £95 weekend, day tickets also available
  • For more information, go to: www.blissfields.co.uk

With Dizzee Rascal, Everything Everything and Shy FX topping the bill, you’re in for a treat.

Southampton Thai Festival

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22
Jun

Staying safe in the sun

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The holidays are finally here and no doubt many of you are planning to escape the British weather and catch some rays elsewhere. But while we all appreciate a good tan, far too many of us get caught out and end up looking, well, not so hot. So whether it’s home or abroad, here are our top tips on staying safe in the sun – so you won’t see red this summer.

Wear sunscreen

Sunscreen is the sure-fire way to protect yourself from UV rays. Here are a few things to remember:

  • Make sure your sunscreen is not past its
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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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17
Apr

WSA End of Term BBQ: Save the Date

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The summer term kicks off tomorrow – but it’s not officially summer until you’ve had a BBQ!

That’s right: the annual WSA End of Term BBQ is back on 02 June.

We’ve got lots of surprises in store for you, including some amazing entertainment and, of course, plenty of good Barbie grub!

So save the date and make sure you don’t miss out on one of the highlight events in the WSA Calendar.

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12
Apr

All New Events: Massaoke, Gin Tasting and The Art of Coffee

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You’ve got an exciting few months to look forward to with all new events at the Union along with all your favourites, which will be back for the summer semester.

Massaoke

An exciting twist on our classic weekly karaoke in The Stag’s, Massaoke encourages everyone to get involved with mass anthem sing-alongs across the whole pub.

Gin-Tasting

As they say, when life give you lemons, make a G&T! Come along to our Gin-Tasting events to help you get to know your Gordon’s from your Bombay Sapphire to transform you into a connoisseur at the envy of your friends!

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06
Feb

WSA: What you’ve asked for and what you’ve got!

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Your Campus President, Ryan, has been busy working away to improve the WSA student experience. Here is what he has been getting up to:

Shuttle Bus

You asked us to improve the connections between WSA and Highfield, so we made a FREE shuttle bus available for you to travel between campuses during term-time. All you need to do is present your Student ID as you board. You can find the timetable here.

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