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21
Mar

Surge Radio’s 48 Hour Marathon Returns on Thursday to raise money for Comic Relief

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Surge Radio are embarking on their annual 48 hour broadcasting marathon on Thursday to raise money for Comic Relief.

The marathon, which will be broadcast live outside the Union building on the Redbrick, is due to start at midnight on Thursday, ending 48 hours later at 00:00 on Saturday 25 March.

The 40 strong team of volunteers aim to raise £480 for Comic Relief in association with RAG (Raise and Give) society  through a series of competitions, on-air challenges, and games.

The marathon will be broadcast live on the Surge website, but can also be followed across Surge’s social … Read the rest

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15
Mar

Union Southampton’s Ladies Football Club (SULFC) offers free football coaching for local schoolchildren

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We are delighted to announce that Ladies Football Club (SULFC) have begun to to deliver free football to local schoolchildren across Southampton.
The outreach programme is designed to encourage the club to expand their football provision internally and out to the community. Eleven members of SULFC are signed up to the programme, which is open to Key Stage 2 girls at three local Southampton Primary schools: Bassett Green, Bitterne Manor and Beechwood Junior. All sessions are free for students to attend and are run as after-school clubs.
British University Colleges & Sport (BUCS) and the Football Association (FA) funded £2,500 … Read the rest

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13
Mar

Nominations are now open for our annual EVA Awards

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Our annual Excellence in Volunteering (EVAs) Awards returns to The Cube, Highfield campus on Friday 12 May.

The awards are a chance to recognise the contribution of our members to volunteering in the local community and internationally.

If you know a student who has given up their time to volunteer for a cause, whether it be a charity or making a different to a student group, you can nominate them for an award online at www.unionsouthampton.org/evas

The categories include:

  • Best Volunteer in each Zone Award
  • Specialist Zone Awards
  • Cross-collaboration of the Year
  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Volunteer-led event of the Year
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22
Feb

Student Volunteering Week: Students explain why they give up their time to volunteer

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Student Volunteering Week is well underway this week. On Monday and Tuesday, we offered opportunities to meet charities and pick the brains of our student volunteers on the Concourse. As we gather our marigolds and bin bags ready for today’s Community Clear Up at Portswood Recreation Ground, we caught up with some of our members to ask them what they get out of volunteering their time.

Volunteering can add something to your social lives as a hobby as well as being an activity that can enhance your CV.

Ambrose Chou is a Youth Rep for his Parish Church and is … Read the rest

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25
Apr

Awards Ceremonies update

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Thank you to everyone who nominated someone deserving for one of our awards.

We received a total of 181 nominations for our Excellence in Volunteering Awards (EVAs), which have been carefully whittled down to a shortlist of 66 entries.

You can view the shortlist of EVAs nominees here.

The EVAs are taking place on 6th May in The Cube. Find out more by joining the Facebook event.

In the sporting world, we’re also excited to confirm that this year’s AU Ball will be appropriately headlined by sporting star and England rugby icon turned DJ, James Haskell.

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19
Apr

Awards Ceremonies: Tickets on sale on Wednesday 20 April!

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As you may have heard, you are about to experience SUSU awards season. This is when we host a range of opportunities for you to celebrate your fellow staff and students (or your own!) successes from across the year!

This is what we have coming up:

Athletic Union (AU) Ball 

Friday 29 April 2016 at The Hilton, Ageas Bowl

Academic Awards

Thursday 5 May at The Cube

Excellence in Volunteering Awards (EVAs)

Friday 6 May at The Cube

‘So how do I get tickets’, we hear you cry?!

We are delighted to announce that TICKETS ARE ON SALE at 12pm … Read the rest

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08
Mar

Union Awards: More Nominations Coming!

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Nominations for this year’s all new Academic Awards closed last week and we’re pleased to have received 148 nominations for the staff and students who have made a real difference to your academic experience.

 

Now it’s time to applaud the past year’s stand out volunteering and sporting achievements, as nominations for our Excellence in Volunteering Awards (EVAs) and the AU Ball are officially now open!

 

Here’s a reminder of the key dates for your diary and how to nominate:

 

EVAs – 6th May 2016

Nominations close 20th March

Nominate here

 

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17
Feb

Union Awards: Nominations coming soon

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Union Awards Season is approaching so it’s time to start thinking about the people who have had a real impact on you here at university, whether that’s through excellent teaching or academic representation, fantastic sporting achievements or great volunteering successes. Whatever you want to celebrate, our awards have got it covered.

This year, we’ve merged our Course Rep Awards (CRAs) and Excellence in Teaching Awards (ETAs) to form the all new Academic Awards – one unified celebration of the academic achievements across both staff and students.

Our Excellence in Volunteering Awards exist to reward the successes of our societies, volunteer … Read the rest

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30
Jan

Student Volunteering Week – Save the Date

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There is nothing more satisfying and worthwhile than giving. And what better way to start than with our annual Student Volunteering Week, which is back for another year between Monday 22nd-Sunday 28th February. You can get involved with events, talks, volunteering tasters and much more across the University and Southampton.

What is volunteering?

Volunteering is ‘freely offering something’, usually your time, to a cause.

It is a common misconception that volunteering is just helping charity. It can be that, but it may also include:

  • Coaching your local football team
  • Representing your Halls of Residences in a Halls Committee
  • Organising an
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04
Nov

Union Upgrade: The future of your Union

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As some of you may now be aware, this year your Students’ Union is embarking on a significant review of some of its key areas. The project, which will be known as ‘Union Upgrade’, will include a review of the following:

  • SUSU Brand
  • Democracy
  • Volunteering
  • Student Communities (including International review, Halls Committee review and WSA review)

We are run by students, for students, but we want to go that step further and ensure that every single one of you is involved in how we are run.

Therefore, the Union Upgrade is taking place in line with our Vision 2020, … Read the rest

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