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05
Apr

Post-Easter Health Kick

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If you’re lying in a heap of Easter egg wrappers feeling like you’ve overdone it, we hear you. So here are just some tips to help you rein it back in after that obligatory Easter splurge.

Go outdoors

Not getting your money’s worth out of that gym membership you signed up for in January? Why not get outside instead? Southampton has plenty of lovely green spaces for you to take advantage of, and now the nights are lighter, it’s the perfect time to get on the run. And there’s no need to put too much pressure on yourself – just … Read the rest

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25
Mar

Grad Scheme Application Tips

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For many third year students the time has come in which many of you will be researching and applying for, and hopefully receiving an offer for, graduate jobs! Getting any job is a tough call, but as students from the University of Southampton you’ve got a lot going for you, and hopefully after reading this you will have all the tips to help you earn a place on a great graduate scheme.

What have you studied and how does it relate to the role?

The first time echoes what has just been said – you are students at a Russell … Read the rest

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30
Jan

Student Volunteering Week – Save the Date

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There is nothing more satisfying and worthwhile than giving. And what better way to start than with our annual Student Volunteering Week, which is back for another year between Monday 22nd-Sunday 28th February. You can get involved with events, talks, volunteering tasters and much more across the University and Southampton.

What is volunteering?

Volunteering is ‘freely offering something’, usually your time, to a cause.

It is a common misconception that volunteering is just helping charity. It can be that, but it may also include:

  • Coaching your local football team
  • Representing your Halls of Residences in a Halls Committee
  • Organising an
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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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17
Dec

Housing: Good things come to those who wait!

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It’s that time of year again: the housing frenzy has descended upon us. You haven’t found somewhere to live next year, you have no idea who you’ll be moving in with and various letting agents and landlords may have convinced you that you need to get a move on.

But we’re here to tell you – Don’t Rush to Rent!

Sadly, we know of far too many students who, under pressure to commit, have ended up in some unpleasant situations that could easily have been avoided. Damp, mould and pests rank highly in the list of housing issues experienced … Read the rest

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27
Nov

Refreshers’: What not to miss!

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So the year is flying by and you’re wondering if you’ll ever make it to Karaoke night at The Stag’s….fear not; the bucket list has arrived!

Having completed and smashed January exams, Refreshers’ is a euphoric time capsule with many opportunities to explore the diverse range of events that the Union offers.

Didn’t party hard enough during September Freshers’? Here’s a brief line-up of the events:

Tue – Bloc Party

Wed – Student therapy Oceana

Thurs – Big Night Out

Fri – Juiced @ Switch

Sunday – Refreshers’ Rave

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06
Nov

Postgraduate Guest Blog: Life as a Postgraduate Student Parent

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We caught up with Kirsty Bolton, a Postgraduate student studying a PhD in Medieval Literature, to talk about her life as a Student Parent at the University of Southampton. Here’s what she said:

My daughter’s Pre-School teacher pulled me aside at collection time the other day to tell me that they had been talking about what jobs the children’s parents do.  “She told us that you go to university to read and study bugs?!”  Well, I don’t study bugs (I think that she meant books), but it makes me really happy to see how proud my daughter is of what … Read the rest

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