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13
Feb

Our Marketing & Communications Crew hit campus to get feedback on the student experience

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Members of our Marketing and Communications Crew hit campus last week to gain your views on the student experience in both Southampton and Winchester.

The crew, who are also students here at the University of Southampton, took ipads around campus to encourage you to fill out the National Student Survey (NSS).

The national survey, which can be completed at www.thestudentsurvey.co.uk, is a UK-wide feedback indicator, which is used to help us and the University to improve the student experience.

Open to all final year undergraduate students, we use the information to make positive changes for the future.

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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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21
Dec

#HumansOfSoton – Christmas Traditions

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What are your Christmas traditions? Have you been doing them since childhood or is it a recent trend you want to introduce? Whatever you do at the most festive time of the year, our Marketing and Communications crew member, Alice, has been chatting to students about how they celebrate Christmas…

“I’m French so we celebrate a little differently at home! On the 24th, we always have traditional French food like snails, foie gras, salmon and everyone dresses up really fancy to eat. Christmas Day itself… we spend it in our pyjamas!” – Emma, Film Studies

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16
Dec

Special Considerations and Extension Deadlines Policy

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Through the Special Considerations and Extension Deadlines Policy you may be allowed:

  • An extension on a deadline
  • A second attempt at an assessment or exam
  • Other recommended action based on the evidence which you provide

For more information about your options:

  • Look in your subject handbook
  • Ask at your Faculty Student Office
  • Speak to your Personal Academic Tutor or Senior Tutor
  • Contact the Students’ Union Advice Centre at:

advice@unionsouthampton.org

023 8059 2085

First floor, Building 40,
Highfield Campus (09:00 – 17:00)

www.unionsouthampton.org

Have your studies been affected by exceptional circumstances beyond your control?
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30
Nov

University Road Closures

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University Road will be closed between 19:00-06:00 on 07, 08 and 09 December.

The area between the pelican crossings in front of the crescent will be affected, but the safety bus will still be running.

If you are at uni or attending the Christmas Ball or Karaoke, you can catch the safety bus in the coach bay where the WSA shuttle bus stops (next to the Interchange area).

If you have any queries about this, please don’t hesitate to tweet us @Union_SotonRead the rest

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22
Nov

Union Southampton raises awareness of student mental health at Student Support Symposium conference

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Yesterday evening saw the first Student Support Symposium at The Bridge to raise staff and student awareness of existing support services available to University of Southampton students.

As well as raising awareness of support, the Symposium was intended to let people hear about students’ first-hand experiences of mental ill health and to start working towards a ‘One Click’ system, where you will you will be guided through a series of questions online to reach the appropriate support quickly.

The evening, run by our Advice Centre and Peer Support team at the Union,  included the student-run services Student Minds and Nightline … Read the rest

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03
Nov

Global Entrepreneurship Week

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Whether you are interested in forming your own business after University, or you simply want to make yourself more employable, Global Entrepreneurship Week may be just up your street.

We have teamed up with the University to bring you a week packed with events to help you go from start-up to empire between 14-20 November.

Learn how to form a business plan; ask panels of experts about everything you need to know about business from the highs to the pitfalls; develop teamwork skills to boost your employability as you come up with new social enterprise ideas and learn the process … Read the rest

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23
Oct

RAG Breastival: Rescheduled for 03 December

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#SotonFreshers may have finished, but we’ve got some fantastic events to keep you partying until the end of semester!

It may seem like a while to go yet, but from our experience the term will fly by – so we’ve got lots planned for you to look forward to!

Go out with a bang and raise money for charity all at once at Southampton RAG’s Breastival on Saturday 03 December at 18:00.

For the second year in a row, RAG are working in collaboration with MuSoc to source some amazing local musicians – all in the name of fighting … Read the rest

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05
Oct

Big Night Out

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You may remember our Big Night Out FAQs blog, now our Big Night Out can’t come soon enough!

In just over a week’s time, you can get acquainted with Southampton nightlife and visit many of the different bars and clubs that you will have met at our Freshers’ Fayre.

If you don’t want to miss it, hurry and get your tickets at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice.

After an incredible intro into student life complete with our packed Freshers’ programme, grab your housemates on Thursday 13 October and join 5,000 other students to tour 10 of Southampton’s finest bars and clubs in … Read the rest

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05
Oct

An Audience with Russell Kane is on Monday

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Star of BBC’s Live At The Apollo, Stupid Man, Smart Phone and general funnyman, comedian Russell Kane will be headlining Monday’s An Audience with… with support from Jenny Collier.

The Edinburgh Comedy Award winner is set to hit The Cube stage between 19:00-22:00 as part of our Freshers’ programme.

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The perfect tonic to a fortnight of heavy partying, we challenge you to attend without cracking a smile. From daring gags and hilarious observations, kick off your University experience with an evening of giggles and laughs at one of the highlights of our Freshers’ calendar.

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