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
You’ve probably heard it mentioned by now, the annual fundraising hitchhike organised by our amazingRAGhas 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
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.
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
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!
The Red Jet runs frequently throughout the week and prices … Read the rest
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
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!
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:
My ol' stomping ground, @YourSUSU, totally changed my life. So many friends, new skills, confidence and opportunities #LoveSUs