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02
May

Let’s Talk about Sex!

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There we said it. Sex. It’s natural and completely normal, but people often find ourselves shying away from the subject when it’s mentioned. So to help offer you information about sexual health and consent and to give you body confidence, we will be running various events and activities during this Thursday 05 and Friday 06 May.

Here’s what you can look forward to:


Thursday 05 May

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THE BODY POSITIVE EXHIBITION

  • 09:00-17:00
  • Concourse, Building 42, Students’ Union

The Body Positive is a free exhibition of photography that aims to promote body positivity, confidence and challenge negative portrayals of the human … Read the rest

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05
Apr

WSA: Meet the Winchester Student Committee

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Congratulations to Ryan Shannon (pictured), Bex Willis and Kezia Davies, who have been elected as your representatives in the new Winchester Student Committee for 2016-17.

Winchester Campus President – Bex Willis

Your Winchester Campus President for this year (2015-16) has been Ryan Notman-Watt. Ryan will continue in the position until the end of this academic year alongside Bex Willis, who will be learning the ropes to take over the position officially for 2016-17.

What does the Campus President do?

During this year, Ryan has worked hard … Read the rest

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28
Jan

#IWill Nominate Myself in the Spring Elections

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Nominations for the Spring Elections are open! Nominate yourself here.

Did you know?

  • Sabbatical positions are just that – if you are in the middle of your studies, you can take a year out to run for a position and then resume your work afterwards.
  • We have Full-Time (Sabbatical) positions, but we also have lots of part-time positions available for you to take part in.

Here’s a bit more about our Full-Time roles. You can find out more here.

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09
Nov

Halls Committee elections – Nominations Now Open

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You can now nominate yourself to be involved in your Halls Committee!

What are Halls Committees?

Every Halls of residence at University of Southampton (including private rented) has their own Halls Committee (formerly known as JCRs), to ensure that students are given the support they need in their first year.

What roles can I run for?

Each Halls (including Private rented) has the following roles:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Welfare and Campaigns Officer
  • Sports Officer
  • Fundraising and Volunteering Officer
  • Events and Activities Officer
  • Communities Officer

What can I gain from running?

  • Opportunity to shape your Halls! – Staying in Halls can be
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23
Oct

Should the Hartley Library be open 24 hours a day, all-year round? – YOU Decide!

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Approved at Union Council last Monday, we will be holding a referendum on Friday 30th October for students to decide whether they want the Hartley Library at Highfield campus to be open 24 hours a day, year-round.

In response to the increased student intake and in order to ‘reduce library overcrowding’, the University has planned to begin 24-hour opening of the Hartley Library from 2 November 2015 to 5 June 2016. The referendum is a response to the lack of student consultation carried about by the University. The last student consultation on a 24-hour library was run in 2013, when … Read the rest

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06
Sep

The Students’ Union launches SURecruit

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We are launching our very own on-site recruitment agency, SURecruit, to help students find part-time work while they study.

The agency, set to be launched this Freshers’, will work with local employers to find opportunities for students in areas such as hospitality, leisure and care.

Located in the Students’ Union by The Bridge, the agency has been founded in partnership with the University of Southampton’s Careers Destinations Team. Each student will be offered support with the aim of finding suitable work opportunities according to their individual skills and interests.

VP Welfare Officer Sam Bailey says “SURecruit is perfect if you’re … Read the rest

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05
Sep

Meet the Guide Dogs

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Following on from the hugely successful Pet a Puppy events of the last year, we are giving you the chance to Meet the Guide Dogs this Freshers’!

The event was last seen in exam season and many students found that petting the trainee guide dogs to be the perfect way to relax from all the stresses that exam season brings. Although there are no exams going on during Freshers’, due to the huge popularity of the event before, we just couldn’t resist giving you another chance to experience this little treat during Freshers’! What’s more is the event is free … Read the rest

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03
Jun

Pet a Puppy is Here!

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After the success of our Petting Zoo event, we are hosting a Pet a Puppy event on Thursday 4th June. The event is designed to help you relax and de-stress after all the exams, or to help you chill out before any final exams at the end of the exam period.

Everybody knows puppies are one of the cutest things known to man, so it makes sense that by giving them a cuddle, you’ll get the perfect stress-buster.

Whilst this event is aimed at helping students, we are also taking the welfare of the puppies very seriously too, ensuring that … Read the rest

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18
May

What’s coming up in Stress Less Fest

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Stress Less Fest has already had an event-packed week, but our attempts to keep you free from stress throughout exam and hand-in season doesn’t end there. Over the next few weeks we’ve lined up a whole variety of events to look after your welfare! Make sure your attending the event for updates on what’s happening: https://www.facebook.com/events/823261811098262/

Continuing on from last week and running until 5 June, is the Safety Bus service, which you can catch from the Redbrick. They run throughout the night and take you straight home to your door, allowing you to work late on campus and still … Read the rest

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24
Dec

The Housing Fayre is set to return…

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Got your student house for next year sorted yet? No? That’s what we like to hear.

The truth is, no matter what letting agents might tell you, there’s really no need to rush in getting yourself sorted for a house for the year ahead. There’s no shortage of housing, so you’re better off getting settled and choosing your housemates wisely (trust us on that one) before rushing into a contract.

So, congrats if you’ve held off until now. If you think you might be ready, late January is a good time to start looking at what housing’s out there – … Read the rest

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