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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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26
May

Graduating this year? Here’s 50 things to do before you leave Southampton

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However hard we try to deny it, the end of the year is nigh, which means another cohort of amazing students have to graduate from Southampton and go forth into the wide world. But have no fear – there’s still a month or so left to make the most of your time in Southampton, so we’ve compiled a list of 50 things to do before you leave our humble city.

  1. Have a BBQ on The Common
  2. Find one of the prizes in the Hartley Treasure Hunt
  3. Get a selfie with Susu the cat
  4. Indulge in a 10 piece breakfast from
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26
Mar

Wessex Scene Takeover: The History of SUSU (and its media) By Bridie Pearson-Jones

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As Wessex Scene turns eighty years old, the Editor, Bridie Pearson-Jones, has completed her first Union blog takeover to tell us about the history of the SUSU and its student media through the ages. Get in touch with your comments @yoursusu, or contact Bridie directly at editor@soton.ac.uk.

This year has been historic for SUSU. All of its student groups sitting in the Creative Industries Zone have significant birthdays – Wessex Scene turned 80, Union Films turned 50, Surge turned 40, SUSUtv is turning 10, and the Edge 5. SUSU is reviewing their brand this year, after years of apathy … Read the rest

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21
Oct

October’s Black History Month Events

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This year we have lots of events planned to commemorate Black History Month, .

Black History Month is a time to recognise and celebrate the important contributions that people of African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean heritage make to humanity – raising awareness of different cultures and communities, and our events aim to highlight these contributions.

On the 25th October there will be a free screening of the film ’42’ in Union Films. The film is about Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in the baseball Major League, and the screening will begin at 2:15pm. Finally on the 28th October there … Read the rest

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16
Mar

A huge Varsity victory for #TeamSoton

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It maybe Monday morning, but it’s time to celebrate as yesterday saw another victory for Team Southampton over in Portsmouth in our annual Varsity competition. Over 40 of our AU sports teams went head to head with theirs in order to decide the ultimate victor between the two universities – and we’re so excited to say that it was a landslide victory for our own sportsmen and women!  If anyone stood out to you remember you have just a few hours left to make your nominations for our AU Awards (these close at midnight tonight!) – Click here to see … Read the rest

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26
Jan

SUSU does LGBT History Month

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For the last two months SUSU’s Equality and Diversity Committee have been working hard in collaboration with The Edge and Wessex Scene magazines to create a month full of exciting activities and events to celebrate LGBT History Month. In addition to these events, we are releasing a special edition magazine for the month, celebrating the unique stories and contributions
of LGBT people in the community. We would like to emphasise that everyone is welcome to attend the events, not just members of the LGBT community.

We will be launching all of the celebrations at our LGBT History Month Launch Party, … Read the rest

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