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13
Mar

Graduation Ball comes to our Union on Saturday 10 June

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Saturday 10 June sees the return of our annual Graduation Ball, where we will celebrate our final year members’ graduation at the Union, Highfield campus.

The evening will be your night to look back over your time here at University and make even more everlasting memories.

Our Grad Ball Committee, made up of a group of seven students from across the University, have taken a central role in the organisation of the night, choosing everything from the venue to the theme, which will be revealed shortly!

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01
Mar

Spring Elections: Free hot chocolate, candy floss, popcorn and pizza for voters

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It’s the third day of our Spring Elections and what a week it has been so far! We’ve heard from the candidates as they spoke to SUSUtv about their manifestos on the Concourse at our Meet the Candidates events, we’ve toured the University campuses with our crew armed with iPads getting votes and we’ve even enjoyed some pancakes as we welcomed a company onto the Redbrick to serve up some of our favourite seasonal tasty treats yesterday.

But if you’re already spent from lent and you’re looking for your next indulgent snack to get you through a day in the … Read the rest

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08
Feb

Hundreds of Union t-shirts flown to Ghana for Farm4Life charity

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In January, we partnered with Farm4Life, an international charity that aims to create a better life for people in Ghana. The charity runs a host of different community projects in Ghananian towns and communities, including Sportz4all, an initiative to enable disabled children and others, in deprived areas, to participate in sports activities.

We donated hundreds of our campaign branded t-shirts to Farm4Life for them to use as sports team bibs as part of Sportz4all, which runs a project teaching blind cricket to the visually impaired.

 

 

During the past month, the t-shirts have travelled an incredible … Read the rest

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30
Jan

Spring Elections 2017 – Nominations are Open!

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It’s that time of year again… *drum roll please* nominations for the Spring Elections 2017 have officially opened today (Monday 30 January)!

If you’re keen to represent the Students’ Union, and would like to become one of our next Full-time Sabbatical Officers, now is your chance to nominate yourself. These are paid positions and you will have the responsibility of overseeing the policy and activity zones, and setting the direction for our Union.

There are 7 positions up for grabs, and just a reminder these are:

  • Union President
  • VP Democracy and Creative Industries
  • VP Education
  • VP Engagement
  • VP Sports Development
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24
Nov

Thank you: We bid farewell to Debbie from The Shop after 31 years service

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Today we celebrated the career of one of our longest standing employees, Ms Debbie Geddes, who is retiring after 31 years (and two months) with the Union.

Debbie has worked with four Shop Managers and in four different locations of the shop – including a nine year run at the Archers Road Campus.  Debbie was part of a strong core of long term staff members who have ensured that our shop is consistently one of the best in the country.  She inducted and managed thousands of student employees over the years and has always been a shop favourite with her … Read the rest

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09
Nov

U.S. Election – Results are in!

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After months of bitter campaigning, yesterday the U.S. finally went to the polls to choose their 45th President. Last night, as polls closed and counting began, legions of students joined Wessex Scene and Surge at The Stag’s to eagerly await the results. After a nail-biting night, we can now announce that Donald Trump won with 278 against 218 electoral college votes!

A big thank you to Wessex Scene and Surge for their overnight coverage of the results, and to everyone who joined them for the occasion.

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07
Nov

Refreshers’ Pass 2017

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Don’t feel you partied hard enough at Freshers’? Want another chance to bond with your housemates?

Introducing Refreshers’ 2017!

So many of you said that you thought Freshers’ went too quickly, so we’re giving you another opportunity to relax and refresh!

For just £25 for a wristband, you can expect entry to all this for FREE:
– Plus discounted food deals throughout the city all week!!

*FREE with our Refreshers’ Pass*

Monday 30 January

BLOC PARTY 

  • 22:00-03:00
  • Bedford Place, Southampton
  • Included in the Refreshers’ Pass
  • Individual tickets are £6.50

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28
Sep

Union Southampton funded project presented at United Nations

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A University of Southampton student presents his sustainable fishing project to the United Nations, following a £300 investment from our Union.

We made the £300 investment towards prototypes as part of the our Enterprise Fund in May 2016. The fund aims to support students launch their own businesses and community projects.

Andreas Ostrovsky, presented ‘Right Light Technologies’ to the United Nations last week to showcase his project to help create an environmentally and economically sustainable fishing industry. Right Light Technologies design solar powered fishing lamps as an alternative to pressurised kerosene lanterns used in the night fishing industry in Daggaa … Read the rest

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16
Sep

#SotonFreshers Fayres – Get The Lowdown On Which Fayres Are Which

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So you have arrived and just been hit by the tidal wave of events on offer throughout Freshers’, including what seems to be a dozen or so Fayres. So what are these and what’s the difference between them?

Don’t worry, here is your definitive guide to our Fayres, which are there to show you how much Southampton, Winchester and our Union has to offer you. Come along to see how much you can experience and get out of your time with us!

Southampton

Union Fayre

Our Union is here to represent you, whether you are a postgrad, undergrad, you … Read the rest

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27
Aug

Freshers’ 2016: Welcome Parties – Your Introduction To Student Life

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Our Welcome Parties are the official start of the greatest 2 weeks of your life and the best introduction possible for your uni years. BBC Radio 1 DJ and Southampton alumnus, Chris Stark, our (almost) resident DJ, comes back every year for this event, so it must be quite something!

Your hall will be assigned to one of our 3 Welcome Parties so it’s the perfect opportunity to see how dance compatible you are with your new hall friends;

Welcome Party I – Saturday 24 September 2016: Erasmus Park, City Gateway, Mayflower, Private Rented

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