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22
Jan

Sustainability Stories – watch groundbreaking documentaries on the big screen

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For our new series of Sustainability Stories we will be giving students the opportunity to watch some fantastic documentaries for free on the big screen. A different documentary will be shown every month at Union Films (Level 3, Students’ Union (B42)).

This project has been led by Lucy Stephenson, our Ethics and Environment Officer, and is part of a wider project to raise awareness of environmental and social issues to students.

Before the Flood – Wednesday 30 January, 17:00, Union Films

Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations … Read the rest

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18
Jan

Could we be more sustainable at Southampton?

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Do you think the University and Students’ Union could be more sustainable?

We want to hear from you! What sustainable changes would you like to see on campus, at Halls and at your Students’ Union to help protect and preserve the environment?

Tell us your sustainability ideas here: SUSU Sustainability Survey Read the rest

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17
Apr

Change Our World Week

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Our world is constantly changing. Some changes are natural and some are our responsibility. Join us in a series of of activities for Change Our World Week (Monday 23 April – Friday 27 April) to do some amazing things for our planet!

Monday 23 April

Meat Free Monday

Try something new today at The Bridge, The Café  and The Shop!

The Bridge – 10% discount on all vegetarian and vegan meals.

The Café – 10% discount on our vegetarian and vegan range of products (breakfast, burgers and Quorn nuggets only).

The Shop – vegetarian and vegan sandwiches and … Read the rest

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23
Jan

Could you be the next President or VP Welfare?

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Nominations for our Spring Elections are well underway, but there’s still time to put yourself forward to become a Full-Time Officer (also known as Sabbatical Officer). These are paid positions, with a competitive starting salary of £20,989. These roles are perfect for those of you graduating this year (or for anyone willing to take a gap year to get some work experience), who would like to represent and improve a particular aspect of student life.

This week we will be providing you with an overview of each Sabbatical Officer role to give you a better understanding of what you … Read the rest

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14
Dec

Reflecting on the Making Change Summit (+AGM) 2017

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Hi, it’s Evie Reilly, VP Democracy and Creative Industries for 2017/18. Earlier this month we held our first Making Change Summit (+AGM) and it was fantastic to see so many of you getting involved and voicing your opinions. Along with getting your quick comments on the Concourse, we also hosted more in-depth debates and discussions throughout the day in Bar 2, and here is a brief overview of some of the issues explored. We were also pleased to launch our first Representation Report a project headed by VP Education, Samuel Dedman, which will explore how we are working … Read the rest

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15
May

Shift Your Stuff 2017: A Spring clean is the dream

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Shift Your Stuff is back for a third year, helping you to give your unwanted items a new home when you move out of your house this summer. We want to help you donate these items to a good cause, reducing the waste that goes to landfill in the process. It’s really simple.

 

Step One: Collect your stickers and a bag

Available from 31 May until 29 June from the Union’s Highfield reception, Avenue Campus reception and the WSA Café.

 

Step Two: Pack your stuff

 

Sort your items into the categories on the stickers and put into … Read the rest

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20
Apr

Change Our World Week

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Do you feel as though you can change the world?

Next week, we’re giving you the opportunity to see how you can affect our Union, the local community and the wider world with a series of free events to promote sustainability and environmental issues.

Over the course of the week, you can find out more about how to eat green, use ethical cosmetics and recycle as we collaborate with students and student groups to discuss environmental issues that will affect you both now and in the future.

Read the full timetable below…

 

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Tuesday 25 April – How … Read the rest

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02
Mar

Students Launch Southampton’s First Ever Student-Led Waste Recycling Scheme

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The student group, Southampton Hub, launches Bio-Cycle, Southampton’s first ever student-led food waste recycling scheme in a bid to benefit the local community by recycling and repurposing otherwise wasted food.

The scheme works by providing you with a five litre food waste caddy, filters and a roll of compostable bin liners at the cost of £10, which includes automatic registration for the regular weekly food waste pickup service.

Up to 160 students are already benefitting from the project, with waste collections organised at 33 households across Southampton, equating to approximately 200kg of recycled food waste every month.

All collected … Read the rest

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08
Feb

Hundreds of Union t-shirts flown to Ghana for Farm4Life charity

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In January, we partnered with Farm4Life, an international charity that aims to create a better life for people in Ghana. The charity runs a host of different community projects in Ghananian towns and communities, including Sportz4all, an initiative to enable disabled children and others, in deprived areas, to participate in sports activities.

We donated hundreds of our campaign branded t-shirts to Farm4Life for them to use as sports team bibs as part of Sportz4all, which runs a project teaching blind cricket to the visually impaired.

 

 

During the past month, the t-shirts have travelled an incredible … Read the rest

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27
May

Shift Your Stuff

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Over your time at uni, it is likely that you have accumulated a lot of stuff. Whether it is clothes, furniture, books or boxsets, when it comes to packing up your room for the summer, you may find that you have a little more than you anticipated. That’s why we are running our annual Shift Your Stuff campaign, where you can donate your unwanted items and we will organise for them to go to one of fifteen participating charities.

How does it work?

  1. Collect your stickers and red bag

Available from between 31 May-29 June from the Union’s Highfield Reception … Read the rest

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