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23
Nov

RAG Society raises £5,400 for charity at Jailbreak 2016

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RAG (Raise and Give) Society and Enactus Society raise an estimated £5,400 for charity during Jailbreak 2016, with one group of students travelling as far as The Gambia in under 36 hours with no money.

Jailbreak is a challenge where students aim to get as far away from the Students’ Union as possible in 36 hours using none of their own money in a bid to raise cash for charity.

26 teams made up of 63 students participated in this year’s event, each with a minimum fundraising target of £150 that students had to raise before departure last weekend.

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10
Sep

Exploring the South Coast and Beyond

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Whether you’re studying in Southampton or in Winchester, there are so many different places to go and visit through your time as a student here. Of course, it goes without saying that if you’re studying in Winchester you should visit Southampton and vice versa (and check out our guides on some of the amazing places to see in each!), but there are also lots of places just a little further afield that offer some truly wonderful experiences.

  1. Stonehenge Nobody is quite sure what the original purpose of Stonehenge was, but it was estimated to have been constructed between 3000 and
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08
Sep

British Customs

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Coming over to the UK to study can be a daunting task. You’ll be a long way from home, in a strange place and not too sure about a lot of the ways of life in Britain. Whilst we cannot tell you about every little thing you’ll experience in British life, this guide should provide a handy rundown of some of the things you can expect.

  1. Manners! One thing you’ll soon learn about the UK is that people love it when you use manners and are polite, and really, you can never say please or thank you enough. As with
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09
Aug

Free sports, Karaoke and films for you

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If you’re a Pre-Sessional student, or you’re staying in Southampton this summer, we have plenty of free events that you can get involved in. Here’s what’s you can look forward to this week.

Tuesday 09 August – Snooker

  • 17.30-20.00
  • Level 3, Building 42, Highfield campus

They say the centre of the table is your friend, but in our case, you’ll be the centre of your social circle with our free snooker night. Meet us at the entrance to the Union and we’ll show you the way.

Wednesday 10 August – Badminton and Basketball

  • 19:00 – 22:00
  • Jubilee Sports Hall
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07
May

Top holiday destinations to go this summer for under £300

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The summer holidays are coming up, and we know you all want to escape from England for a little while; but going abroad can be pricey. Luckily, we’re on hand to find you the best bargains and make sure you can go visit some fantastic cities for under £300!

Budapest

The beautiful capital of Hungary is the perfect place for a weekend away! With return flights costing as little as £60 from London Stansted, and some beautiful bargain apartments available on Airbnb there’s really no reason not to visit Budapest.

Whilst visiting make sure you visit Szimpla Kert, the oldest … Read the rest

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10
Apr

Staying safe abroad

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With summer on the horizon, no doubt many of you will be thinking about heading for the sun once you finish University for the year. So for the keen jet setters among you, here’s a checklist of tips, things to remember and how to stay safe on your travels.

Before you go

  • If you have any concerns about the destination you’re travelling to, you can visit Foreign Travel Advice for the latest information about that specific country.
  • Familiarise yourself with your destination’s local laws and customs, to avoid getting into hot water while you’re out there!
  • Make sure your passport
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14
Mar

University Travel Plan – Last week to complete it

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You may remember a couple of weeks ago, we asked you to complete the University’s 2016 Student Travel Survey. This is a survey which asks you about your travel habits to find out how they have changed compared to 2013.

The results are used to inform the University’s Travel Plan, which will look at ways in which the University can be more sustainable. For example, last year there were over 5 million journeys on Uni-link buses and our Bike Doctor Service repaired more than 1,000 staff and student bikes.

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22
Feb

University’s Student Travel Survey

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The University carry out a student travel survey to find out how student travel habits have changed over time. The results will help inform the University’s Travel Plan, which seeks to provide good, sustainable transport links between University Campuses. For example, last year there were over 5 million journeys on Uni-link buses and our Bike Doctor Service repaired more than 1,000 staff and student bikes. Results of the survey will be reported in the Plan.

If you complete it, you will have the option to enter a prize draw to win either one of five £50 West Quay vouchers, … Read the rest

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13
Feb

10 Southampton places you NEED to visit

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While studying in Southampton, you have the perfect opportunity to explore a new city. After visiting the outlets that you have on your doorstep at the Students’ Union, you may want to branch out further afield. From the weird to the wonderful, here are some of the quirkier places to visit that you may not have come across before…

Southampton Reptile

Centre for snakes, geckos, chameleons…you name it! This UK exotic animal centre even sells the reptiles too. That python could make a perfect house pet – or not!

Opening times; Mon-Sat: 9:30-6pm Sunday: 10:30-4pm

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19
Nov

Postgraduate Guest blog: Four cities, four years, one PhD.

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This week, we caught up with Rosemarie Stolte, who has travelled, married and has still managed to fit in her PhD. She told us about her journey and why it has all been worth it…

As the title indicates, my story is not so straightforward. At 30 when all my friends had gotten married and were having children – or the other way around – I decided it was time to work on a project that I had been thinking about for a long time. At that time I was already teaching German at the University of Southampton. I was … Read the rest

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