We want to make sure new and returning students are given a big welcome (or welcome back!) to uni this September, and ensure campus is a safe environment for everyone.
All SUSU’s buildings and venues paces on campus will have additional safety measures in place, such as hand sanitising stations and one-way systems. Our venues may have altered opening hours this term, check our website to see when we’re open: SUSU Places.
Please watch our short video below to find out how to visit us safely this term.
I’ve never rented a house before – how do I do it?
🏡 First, make sure you have a bunch of good mates to rent with
Once you sign a Contract, you are locked in for the life of the tenancy – usually 12 months. If you fall out with other members of the group, it can be a very costly and stressful experience to extricate yourself from the Contract. Who you share with is often more important than finding the ‘right’ house
Boo! It’s almost Halloween! Which means it’s almost that time of year where the student housing nightmare begins. Every year the rumours about all the good houses being gone begin to circulate, the rush of panicked house viewings start and deposits are begrudgingly handed over.
But what if we told you it didn’t have to be this way, that it’s OK to take your time, choose your new housemates wisely and that you don’t have to rush to rent?!
Sounds pretty good huh? Listen to our Welfare Wednesday podcast below to hear some student housing horror stories, sound advice … Read the rest
Would you like to have a month off paying your rent or get yourself some fancy furniture for your student pad?
We’re offering you the chance to do just that by completing our annual housing survey here.
Why do you want to know about my housing experience?
Every year we ask students to complete our housing survey, so that we can keep track of the cost of student rent, to ensure we provide a competitive service at our very agency, SUSU Lettings, and so we can give you the information you need to pick the right place for … Read the rest
Housemates are like marmite. Sometimes you’ll love them, other times you may find them tricky to get along with. No matter how close you are to them, it’s not always plain sailing and in the worst case, things can get nasty. Whether it’s the classic problem of bin jenga or loud sing-alongs to the likes of Bieber and One Direction, here are a few pieces of advice on how to deal with some of these issues before things escalate into full-blown fisticuffs.
Issue 1: Messiness
There’s mould growing in old mugs, the bins are full to burst and there’s an … Read the rest
Welcome to the second installment in our three-part blog series about how you can save money in Southampton. Last week, we looked at how to save money on shopping/food and this time, we are going to impart our wisdom about how to save energy on your house. Both good for the planet and your wallet, these tips are not to be missed! If you’ve got any advice that you think would help other students, then please get in touch via our Twitter page @yoursusu.
The holidays are approaching and you are about to embark on a well-deserved break. Like yourselves, we will be resting up ready for 2016. Here are the Christmas opening times at the Students’ Union between Monday 14th December-Wednesday 23rd December.
SUSU (including all outlets) is closed weekends from 11th December unless otherwise stated.
SUSU is closed on the 24th December and will reopen on the 4th January (normal opening times from 4th January)
No doubt students will be starting to think about their accommodation arrangements for next year, and there will be some of you who will be tempted to start house hunting as early as before Christmas. We’re here to reassure you not to panic! As part of our Don’t Rush campaign, we’re encouraging you to hold off until after exams finish in January. This way, you will be able to:
Visit our Housing Advice Fayre
Consider applying for halls with friends
Get to know potential housemates and make an informed choice about who they’re going to be living with
It’s official…Freshers’ 2015/16 has begun! Congratulations on becoming a part of something special here at Southampton. We will strive to give you the best time of your life here and it all starts with your Freshers’ Week!
Alongside your JCR (an group of elected officers who are responsible for every halls group, including those in Private Rented accommodation), we have worked hard to bring you the best Freshers’ lineup yet, featuring classic events such as the Bunfight and Freshers’ Ball with brand new ones like The Gatsby Dinner Dance!