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09
May

You Are More Than Your Studies

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With exams and coursework deadlines approaching, you will be pleased to find out that we will be running our campaign again this summer to help you to relax and remind you that while your university work is important, you are more than your studies and you deserve time to relax and re-energise between deadlines.
The timetable is shaping up to be another cracker, with visits from adorable dogs and farm animals, plus favourites such as our Postgrad Power Teas and meditation classes to help you stay chilled as you smash that work out. Here’s what you can expect:

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01
May

You Are More Than is back!

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If you cast your minds back to the January exam period (painful thoughts we know!), you may remember that we offered you the chance to attend free events and activities to help you relax and de-stress away from your studies as part of our You Are More Than (YAMT) campaign. Well, YAMT back due to popular demand for the summer with a whole host of new events and old favourites to help you power on through tough times spent in the library.

New for Summer 2016, you can look forward to a trip to Southampton’s new board game cafe, ‘Board … Read the rest

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08
Jan

You Are More Than: The Petting Zoo is back!

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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.

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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

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19
Dec

How to balance work and your studies

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January can be a stressful time for students, you may have University exams, portfolio deadlines, your thesis to write or you may be on placement. All this, coupled with the commitments of your job may feel a little overwhelming. Most universities recommend that students only take on a maximum of between 10 and 15 hours employment per week during the academic term, but a study carried out by the NUS and Endsleigh Insurance in 2013 found that 57% of students hold down a part-time job whilst at university, with nine out of 10 of that number working as many as … Read the rest

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08
Dec

Postgraduate Guest Blog: Advice to my younger self – top tips for new (and current) PhD students Part 3 Your Life

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We asked postgraduate student Zoe M. Harris to write a post to give students some advice for new and current PhD students. She has done just that and some of her gems of knowledge may be useful to undergraduates as well! This is Zoe’s final post in a series of tips and advice covering the PhD and the job hunt and now: your life. 

After handing in my thesis and waiting to viva (this is an oral examination for those that don’t know!), I was applying for jobs and working as a research assistant writing papers from my PhD. I Read the rest

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12
Nov

Postgraduate Guest blog: Life as a mature student

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This week we caught up with Linda Baines, a postgraduate mature student studying a PhD at the Business School. We asked her about life as a mature student who studies from afar. Grab a cuppa and read Linda’s story here…

I’m a part-time self-funded PhD student at Southampton Business School and I live some 70 miles away from campus.  I started my PhD in September 2011 when I was still working full-time.  I caught the “research itch” when I was undertaking my MSc and I realised that if I wanted to achieve a life-time ambition, it was now or never.  … Read the rest

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