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Black History Month 2020

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Black History Month is the time for staff, students, societies and the wider community to reflect on, celebrate and learn about Black History.

Every October since 1987, Britain has come together to discuss, celebrate and learn about Black history. Black History Month is incredibly important every year, but with the tragic and tumultuous events of 2020, it is more important than ever before that conversations about race and history take place.

Here are some of the events we are hosting this month:

Weekly Book Recommendations as part of our Black History Month Book Club on our Facebook page

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Jailbreak: What’s it all about?

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You’ve probably heard it mentioned by now, the annual fundraising hitchhike organised by our amazing RAG has seen previous year’s volunteers reach Dubai, Morocco and Hong Kong. Jailbreak is one of the most exciting charity events you can get involved in but how does it all work? 🗺✈️

It’s simple. Groups of 2 or 3 compete in a race against time to get as far away from Southampton as possible, without spending any of their own money. This year, groups are raising money for three charities, Yellow Door, Anthony Nolan and Help Refugees. Each group must raise an initial £50 … Read the rest

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General Election: Register to vote

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As you may have heard, our Prime Minister has called a Snap General Election, which means the deadline to register to vote is fast approaching.

It’s really important that students have their say, so make sure you register before the following deadlines:

  • Monday 22 May – Deadline to register to vote
  • Tuesday 23 May – Deadline to register for postal or postal proxy vote
  • Wednesday 31 May – Deadline to register for proxy vote
  • Thursday 08 June – Deadline to register to vote on the day or emergency day postal votes

Register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

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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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UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum

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In just our third nationwide referendum, 52% of the UK yesterday voted to leave the EU in what has been a historical decision in the future of Britain.

London’s stock market began to plunge as the Leave outcome came to light.

David Cameron, who has fiercely supported the Remain campaign, announced earlier today that he will stand down as prime minister in October following his defeat.

Two Labour MPs have also submitted a motion of no confidence in Labour leader and Remain campaigner Jeremy Corbyn.

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Day Trippin’: Day-long getaways from Southampton

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Everyone loves a good holiday right? But we don’t always have the time or money for that five star trip to Paris. So why not explore what’s just on your doorstep? There are some great places to visit in and around Southampton so here’s a quick list of just a few!

1. Isle of Wight

Explore the Isle of Wight with just a quick ferry ride away! Once you’re there, there’s plenty to do (Trip Advisor’s got a great list here including coastal walks, zoos and even the odd dinosaur!

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Refreshers’: An evening of Burlesque and Cabaret

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After the success of events in years gone by, it’s back again…the infamous Velvet Lounge will be taking over The Bridge for a night of Burlesque and Cabaret. For only £5 you can indulge in a night of vintage inspired entertainment hosted by ‘delightfully silly’ international cabaret compere Peggy De Lune, who’ll appear on alongside glittering showgirl Lena Mae, who will dazzle the audience with her classic burlesque routines.

Dating back to the 1830s and 40s in London, burlesque is a form of entertainment that’s often mislabeled. Initially it consisted of on musical theatre parodies that were used to … Read the rest

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Secret Santa Ideas for Under £5

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So it’s that time of the year again when at some point, we’ll all be frequenting West Quay for a bit of Christmas shopping. Your bank account need not suffer though! Fear not, we’ve got the perfect gift ideas for under a fiver just for you! Perfect as secret Santa presents or stocking fillers!


Because who doesn’t love a fancy pen or a fun and goofy pencil case?

Paperchase pens are one of the smoothest things to write with, we swear by it! Best thing is, they’re refillable too!

Mystic Rose mechanical pen

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Cost: £2.50

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#LoveSUs – A day to appreciate your SU

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Monday was #LoveSUs Day, where people were tweeting in the things that they love about their Students’ Unions across the UK in response to the government’s Higher Education green paper that announced a consultation on increasing the transparency and accountability of students’ unions. The day was a great chance to join together with students and alumni to celebrate the positive impact of students’ unions across the country.

Here is a summary of some of the tweets we received:

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The Stag’s Winter Beer Festival returns!

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The Stag’s bar are holding a Winter Beer Festival starting next Monday (23rd November) at 11.30am – Sunday (29th November) to get you in the Christmassy spirit!

There will be 12 craft bottle / can beers from some of the best brewery’s in the UK, along with 12 locally sourced cask ales!

Featuring beer from the likes of Vibrant Forest Brewery, Siren Craft BrewArbor Brewing Company, Red Willow Brewery, Elgoods Brewery, BrewDog Brewery, Wiper and True Brewing Co., Hop Back Brewery & many more!

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