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09
Oct

Surge Radio features on BBC Radio Solent ‘Teenage Takeover’ Launch

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The University of Southampton Students’ Union student-run radio station, Surge Radio, interviewed BBC Radio 1 DJ, Chris Stark, as part of a new launch on BBC Radio Solent last night.

The interview with Chris Stark aired live on Surge on Sunday 23 September and was played on BBC Radio Solent as a part of the launch of their evening show, Teenage Takeover with Stephanie Newenhouse, a new show which aims to celebrate and champion young people.

Chris Stark, who is a University of Southampton and Surge Radio alumnus, appeared as a guest and was interviewed by Surge Radio, … Read the rest

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10
May

Media Ball 2018 – the winners

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On Monday 07 May we celebrated another year of fantastic talent, hard work and dedication shown from our student media groups at the Media Ball 2018. This year the ball was held at the Southampton Harbour Hotel and was a very glamorous occasion!

 

Congratulations to all the students who received Media Ball 2018 Awards. A full list of winners is below:

Best News Coverage: Jake Willis and the Surge News Team

Best Interview: Lydia Pallot Union Election Candidate Interviews (SUSUtv)

Best Review: Sophie Jones’ Twin Peaks Review

Best Broadcast Feature: SUSUtv Fresher’s Coverage

Best Print Feature: James … Read the rest

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26
Mar

Student Media Teams Nominated for 12 National Awards

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Congratulations to the Union’s media teams who have recently been nominated in national awards ceremonies. Wessex Scene and The Edge have been nominated for five awards in the Student Publication Association Awards 2018, whilst Surge Radio have been nominated for seven I Love Student Radio Awards 2018. SUSUtv have also submitted their show reel entry for Best Freshers’ Content 2017/18 to the National Student Television Association Awards 2018.

Wessex Scene, our official student-run magazine, received SPA Award nominations for:

  • Best Interview – Alice Hearing’s interview with Jon Sopel
  • Best Feature – Linnea Lagerstead’s powerful piece
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17
Nov

Surge Win Silver at Student Radio Awards 2017

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Huge congratulations are in order for Surge Radio, our student-run radio station, who won two Silver awards at the 2017 Student Radio Awards: Best Multi-platform Initiative and Best Live Event or Outside Broadcast.

Both awards were for Surge’s brilliant live coverage of the RAG (Raise and Give) 2016 Jailbreak, an event where students aim to travel as far from Southampton as possible without spending any money, fundraising as they go. Surge covered the event live for 36 hours, keeping track of 30 teams on their adventures.

Surge’s Station Manager, Xavier Voight-Hill, says: “It was a fantastic … Read the rest

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02
May

WSA Summer Ball: Ticket Collection information ahead of Friday’s Ball

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If you are one of the savvy students who has already secured your WSA Summer Ball tickets, you can now collect them between 10:00-15:00 this week in the WSA Cafe.

All you need to bring is your ticket confirmation and Student ID and we will do the rest! (Don’t forget that you will need these, plus your proof of age ID to gain entry on the night).

For those of you who haven’t already got your tickets – hurry! You only have three more days to sort your plans for the night of the year at Winchester Guildhall on … Read the rest

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06
Apr

Surge Radio set to broadcast live at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios

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Surge Radio has been invited to broadcast at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios on Thursday 13 April.

Our student-run station is set to record between 12:00-16:00 on Thursday in a series of four live sessions, which students can listen to on the station’s website at www.surgeradio.co.uk. The broadcast will include live performances from Jerry Williams, a Portsmouth-based singer-songwriter and Will Joseph Cook, an indie solo artist with several million streams on Spotify.

The studio offered the station the broadcast in exchange for a ‘BTR (British Tape Recorder) Workhouse Tape Machine’ which the station had used at their previous studio … Read the rest

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21
Mar

Surge Radio’s 48 Hour Marathon Returns on Thursday to raise money for Comic Relief

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Surge Radio are embarking on their annual 48 hour broadcasting marathon on Thursday to raise money for Comic Relief.

The marathon, which will be broadcast live outside the Union building on the Redbrick, is due to start at midnight on Thursday, ending 48 hours later at 00:00 on Saturday 25 March.

The 40 strong team of volunteers aim to raise £480 for Comic Relief in association with RAG (Raise and Give) society  through a series of competitions, on-air challenges, and games.

The marathon will be broadcast live on the Surge website, but can also be followed across Surge’s social … Read the rest

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22
Sep

10 things you did not know about the Students’ Union…until now!

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The Students’ Union is full of weird and fun facts that you may have never known about…until now!

  • Let’s start with one of our favourites…we have our own cat called Susu!

Susu is a stray cat who has adopted the Students’ Union at Highfield as her home – you can often see her chilling on the sofas by The Cube being cuddled by students.

  • In preparation for Freshers’, we ordered over 7,000 pot noodles to give away to this year’s intake! 

True story – don’t say we don’t spoil you.

  • In last year’s Union elections, Private Rented are the JCR
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23
Mar

An apology from SUSU

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On Friday we attempted to create a carnival atmosphere on the Redbrick Area for the last day of term. We have been made aware that despite all our best endeavours to compliment our earlier bookings we may have not 100% succeeded in our intent. We did have an open dialogue throughout with both Surge Radio and the Freshman’s Tour Bus but despite this it appears not everything went according to plan and for this we would like to sincerely apologise.

Nothing about the day was about generating commercial income and no financial incentives have been received by SUSU as an … Read the rest

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10
Mar

Varsity is coming

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Sunday marks the biggest day in SUSU’s sporting calendar: Varsity 2015 this year it will be held at Portsmouth so make sure you make plans to watch Team Southampton as they #PlayToWin!

Last year Southampton excelled themselves to ensure they came out on top with an astounding score line of 204-64! The teams have been training harder than ever to retain the Varsity trophy and  we’re right behind them! Go #TeamSouthampton!!

Tickets are selling out fast so if you have plans of supporting your sporting heroes in person then you best act now to avoid disappointment!, If you’re unable … Read the rest

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