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19
Jun

Wessex Scene Launch Monthly Newsletter

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Wessex Scene, the University’s oldest student publication, is launching a monthly newsletter for the next academic year.

The newsletter will include several segments including previews of upcoming issues, a ‘Section in Focus’, a ‘Contributor of the month’, details of upcoming events and an update on the progress of the editorial team and publication.

Charlotte, Editor-elect of Wessex Scene, says: “One of my main goals for the next 12 months is to improve engagement and communication between the editorial team and our wonderful contributors and readers. Wessex Scene wouldn’t exist without any of you, so I think it’s time we gave … Read the rest

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04
Sep

Clubs and Societies: Explained

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You’ve arrived at University of Southampton, and you want to try something new – but with 300+ societies offered here at the Students’ Union it can get a little confusing. Whether it’s our sustainability groups that spark your interest, charity societies or creative industries, there is a club or society for everyone! We’ve put together this handy guide of what to expect from at Bunfight on Wednesday 26 September, 2018…


Performing Arts

Performing Arts encompasses all of our performance societies. They fall into four categories: Theatrical, Dance, Music and Technical. There is no need to be a West … Read the rest

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10
May

Media Ball 2018 – the winners

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On Monday 07 May we celebrated another year of fantastic talent, hard work and dedication shown from our student media groups at the Media Ball 2018. This year the ball was held at the Southampton Harbour Hotel and was a very glamorous occasion!

 

Congratulations to all the students who received Media Ball 2018 Awards. A full list of winners is below:

Best News Coverage: Jake Willis and the Surge News Team

Best Interview: Lydia Pallot Union Election Candidate Interviews (SUSUtv)

Best Review: Sophie Jones’ Twin Peaks Review

Best Broadcast Feature: SUSUtv Fresher’s Coverage

Best Print Feature: James … Read the rest

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26
Mar

Student Media Teams Nominated for 12 National Awards

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Congratulations to the Union’s media teams who have recently been nominated in national awards ceremonies. Wessex Scene and The Edge have been nominated for five awards in the Student Publication Association Awards 2018, whilst Surge Radio have been nominated for seven I Love Student Radio Awards 2018. SUSUtv have also submitted their show reel entry for Best Freshers’ Content 2017/18 to the National Student Television Association Awards 2018.

Wessex Scene, our official student-run magazine, received SPA Award nominations for:

  • Best Interview – Alice Hearing’s interview with Jon Sopel
  • Best Feature – Linnea Lagerstead’s powerful piece
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21
Mar

The Student Film Festival 2017 Launches on Thursday

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The Student Film Festival returns to Union Films this Thursday.

The student-led event is set to begin at 18:00, featuring screenings from the sixteen shortlisted films at the black tie evening.

There are ten awards up for grabs including:

🎬 Best Film

🎬 Audience Award

🎬 Best Director

🎬 Best Editor

🎬 Best Cinematography

🎬 Best Actress

🎬 Best Actor

🎬 Best Music

🎬 Best Sound

🎬 Best Screenplay

The films will be judged by a panel of students and lecturers from the University’s Film Department including: Hollie Geraghty (Film Editor for The Edge), Ben Robins (Film graduate from the … 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.

Don’t forget to let us know what you make of the results – … Read the rest

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03
Nov

U.S. Presidential Elections – Watch the results at The Stag’s

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Will Hillary clinch it or will America play their Trump card?

We’ve teamed up with Wessex Scene and Surge to show the U.S. Presidential Elections results at The Stag’s.

Find out the results with us on Tuesday 08 November from 20:00.

Join our official Facebook event.… Read the rest

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08
Sep

Our Student Media Opportunities

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Here at Southampton we are proud to have over 300 student run student groups, ensuring there is something for everyone. Among these are four award-winning media outlets as well as your very own student cinema, based in the heart of the Union. Each of these groups are run by a Student Leader, elected in our Spring Elections, and each offer you a range of ways of getting involved, with anything from simply watching, reading or listening, to making potentially award-winning content or putting on a film. Here is a brief rundown of how they are!

Surge Radio – Surge are … Read the rest

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03
Sep

Highlights from 2015-2016 Part 2 (February – June)

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This is the second part of our two-part blog special, looking back at all the great things that have happened in the Union and Southampton over the last year, to build up the excitement for all the great things that can happen this year! This part will take you from February right through to the end of the year, and it is in this period that our student-led media groups all celebrated big birthdays, with The Edge turning 5, SUSUtv 10, Surge turned 40 and Wessex Scene an astonishing 80!

February

  • Our Elections begin in February, with all sorts of
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07
Jul

Closer to The Edge: A Brief History of Your Entertainment Magazine

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With a new (academic) year nearly upon us, we caught up with Anneka Honeyball, Editor of The Edge (editor@theedgesusu.co.uk) in her first blog takeover to find out why she thinks you should get involved with our student-led entertainment magazine.

Though my degree is, of course, what I’m here for, a fundamental part of my University experience has been in the societies I have joined. Of the 300 student groups and societies available at Southampton, the society I chose to dedicate the majority of my time, effort and unending passion to was The Edge – the Union’s leading entertainment magazine of … Read the rest

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