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Did you enjoy your Welcome 2020 experience?

In News

Now that your studies for this year are well underway, we would love to hear what you thought of your Welcome experience.

We know this September was a different start to the year than normal, and certainly different from our usual line-up of events and activities, but we hope you still had plenty of opportunities to meet new people. Our aim was to give you a safe opportunity to have fun and make new friends, as well as trying societies and sports clubs.

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How to: Cope with Homesickness

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Coming to uni and leaving home can be an incredible time, having independence and being able to find your feet in a new environment. But, it can also be a really stressful time and you may be really missing your family, home and friends. During Lockdown, a lot of us spent all of our time at home, with family, and although it may have gotten tedious, it then does mean leaving may be a bit more challenging, even for returning students. We wanted to put together a few bits of advice on coping with homesickness for all students. 

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Welcome 2020: What’s On This Week!

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We hope you had a great first week of Welcome 2020 and enjoyed getting to know lots of new people at our events, and our societies and sports clubs too!

There’s still plenty more to enjoy this week including the WSA Welcome Fair, Oktoberfest in The Stag’s, plus events from our societies including LGBT+ Society, Hookers, Knitters and Stitchers, Video Games and e-Sports Society, RAG and many more!

Check out everything we have on this week in our Welcome Week 1 Event Timetable.

To book onto any of our events visit the events site: Welcome 2020 Events.

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Welcome 2020 is coming!

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There’s lots going on behind the scenes at SUSU to bring you a fantastic Welcome to Southampton this September!

We know this year will be different to our usual events, but we plan to bring you lots of virtual ways to meet new people, join our societies and sports clubs and dive in to student life in Southampton.

Welcome will be from Monday 28 September – Sunday 11 October.

All our events will be called Welcome 2020, not Freshers’, so they will be easy to spot online and on social media.

Hear all the latest announcements via…

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Grad Ball: Tom Zanetti and K.O.Kane set to perform at The Cube

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Following Tuesday’s venue line-up announcement, we are delighted to reveal that Tom Zanetti and K.O.Kane will be performing at The Cube at this year’s Grad Ball.

Tom Zanetti is most famous for his hit single, You Want Me feat. Sadie Ama. The DJ duo have also collaborated on bangers including TNT, Lose My Head and No More.

The pair is set to play alongside a line-up of other live music and entertainment including sets in The Stag’s, Garden Court and the Redbrick. Ticket-holders can also enjoy a shisha garden at Bar 2 and a silent disco at The Bridge, plus … Read the rest

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Rainbow Love: Southampton Pride is Back!

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This Sunday 28 August sees the return of Southampton Pride, the city’s biggest celebration of LGBT+ equality.

Celebrations will commence on West Marlands Road (outside the Stage Door) from 11:00 on Sunday, with live music from midday. The party is set to continue through the evening at the official after party at The Edge & Box Bar.

The Community Parade will leave the Stage Door at 15:00, heading around Guildhall Square and down Above Bar Street to the Bargate.

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Free events you can join in with!

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As part of our Pre-sessional programme, this summer we are offering you the opportunity to join in with tonnes of events and trips for FREE. This year, we have opened our events to all students, because we believe the more, the merrier!

This week we have held an Advice Centre drop-in and an opportunity to try out Tai Chi and play badminton and basketball, plus much more. Now we are getting ready for our trip to Oxford coming up this weekend. If you would like to join us, we will be leaving from Southampton Central Station on Saturday. All you … Read the rest

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Spring Elections 2016: Meet your new elected officers!

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Thank you to everyone who has taken part and voted in the Spring Elections 2016! 5,507 students voted!

Now, it’s time for you to meet your elected officers for 2016-17…


Full Time Officer Roles

elections results


Elected Teams

Leadership Team

Leadership Team 1

Creative Industries Team

CI team

Sports Development Team

sports development team

Welfare Team

welfare team 1

Education Team

education team

Student Communities Team

student communities team

Engagement Team

engagement team


We will be holding By-Elections during the Summer Elections next term to fill the following Part-time Student Leader positions:

  • Charity and Community Officer
  • Engineering and Environment Faculty Officer
  • National Oceanography Centre (Site Officer)
  • Nightline Officer
  • Sports Participation Officer
  • Student Enterprise Officer
  • Wellbeing Officer
  • WSA
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SURecruit Launches Today

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After months of planning and getting everything ready, the Union’s very own job hunting service SURecruit is launching today!

Students have been asking us to help them to find part-time work, so that is exactly what we have done! So meet SURecruit, your very own recruitment agency.  Located next to The Bridge in the Students’ Union, the agency has set up a website and established great links with local employers to help you find a job whilst you study at university. How it works is quite simple, you show SURecruit that you are interested by going to their websiteRead the rest

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Welcome to the Students’ Union!

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It’s official…Freshers’ 2015/16 has begun! Congratulations on becoming a part of something special here at Southampton. We will strive to give you the best time of your life here and it all starts with your Freshers’ Week!

Alongside your JCR (an group of elected officers who are responsible for every halls group, including those in Private Rented accommodation), we have worked hard to bring you the best Freshers’ lineup  yet, featuring classic events such as the Bunfight and Freshers’ Ball with brand new ones like The Gatsby Dinner Dance!

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