With the influx of new students and looming reading lists just around the corner, it’s that time of year again: Freshers’ season is almost upon us. For new and returning students, there’ll be a bombardment of information from the University and from SUSU – but luckily ex-President (now Student Engagement Officer) David Gilani has put together a survey asking YOU how you’d most like to receive updates and information.
The survey takes just a few minutes to complete and has loads of opportunity to get your opinions out. Would you rather get your exam timetable by text or email? … Read the rest
Tags: Mr Gilani, SUSU, Words Caitlin Hobbs
Reckon you could write a screenplay? Better with words than Shakespeare himself? Well, SUSUtv is running a competition that could see your brilliant story idea realised on-screen. The competition calls for a script for four episodes that should last at least five minutes each but should not be longer than ten minutes each. To go along with the guidelines for the competition, at least one episode must feature a rude awakening, which is the competition’s theme. You may decide that your entire story arc focuses on a rude awakening instead – it’s entirely up to you! While we’re speaking about … Read the rest
Tags: AM, Best Writing, SUSUtv, Words Caitlin Hobbs
Surely by now you’ve heard of our cat-tastic SUSU the cat competition. With a lot of you away over summer, we knew we’d inevitably miss you. Turns out, a great way to keep up with all the fun things you’re up to is to see some snaps – and what holiday pic isn’t greatly improved by SUSU the cat’s magnificent face? The competition is beginning to draw to a close, so if you haven’t submitted a snap yet, then get photo taking! Entries submitted after August 1st will not be counted so don’t do yourself an injustice by forgetting … Read the rest
Tags: SUSU, Words Caitlin Hobbs
Formula Student is described by event organisers as “Europe’s most established educational motorsport competition, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Backed by industry and high profile engineers such as our Patron Ross Brawn OBE, the competition aims to inspire and develop enterprising and innovative young engineers.”
The competition involves building and testing a race car – a true challenge for any engineer! University of Southampton’s Formula Student Team entered this year, and this is what their PR Officer Jo, had to say:
“Unlike many other universities, SUFST is not reserved for final year engineering students or a particular group … Read the rest
Tags: Endurance Day, Europe, SUFST, Words Caitlin Hobbs
As you will know, last week marked the beginning of graduation ceremonies on campus. Droves of students have been turning up in their finest dress, both excited and nervous. The words on most graduands’ lips spoke excitement for this official-feeling step into the real world, and mostly nervous about this ‘strange’ handshake they had never encountered before… well that and falling over in front of family, friends and lectures. What can we say, so far the ceremonies have been nothing but a great success, campus being blessed with beautiful sunshine to accompany the celebrations.
Even though professional photographs are available … Read the rest
Tags: Hartley Library, SUSU, Union Films, Words Caitlin Hobbs
For students who just can’t get enough, the University of Southampton offers what are commonly referred to as MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses, free and available to anyone in the world. Current MOOCs offered are ‘Web Science’, ‘Exploring our Oceans’ and ‘Exploring Portus’ and so far, have been very successful.
This week the university unveiled the latest addition to the MOOC scheme: ‘Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds (Maritime Archeology)’. The course will offer the chance to analyse humanity’s relationship with the ocean for the last two and half billion years, and the website (link available at bottom of article) gives … Read the rest
Tags: MOOC, societies, Southampton, Words Caitlin Hobbs
Can’t cope with the financial strain of a Netflix account any longer? Don’t even get started on trying to put up with iPlayer’s slow buffering… and half the shows aren’t even available.
The University of Southampton have made a move to put an end to all of these student woes. Now, using a university login, students and staff can access BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National, an online television network that allows users to watch and record any broadcast program from over sixty channels (and radio channels too!). All programs recorded by users will be added automatically to the BoB … Read the rest
Tags: films, Southampton, Words Caitlin Hobbs
Are you a University of Southampton ‘graduand’? It’s a word that’s been flying around a lot in the past month, meaning someone who has technically completed all the requirements of their degree – but is yet to receive that all-important certificate.
Graduation ceremonies are edging closer, ready to turn our ‘graduands’ into fully-fledged graduates – but are you up to speed with all the details of your ceremony?
The University have put together a handy web page (link at the bottom) with all the information you’ll need for the big day, but we’ll run through the basics for … Read the rest
Tags: ID, Southampton, SUSU, Words Caitlin Hobbs
On 20 June, we launched our huge summer comPAWtition, giving you the chance to win £25 in SUSU Vouchers.
Time is running out as you’ve now only got two weeks to get your entries into us. It’s really simple to enter – just get hold of one of the SUSU cat masks and snap a photo of it somewhere (preferably on a friend’s face!) You can either print out one of the masks from the link at the bottom of this post, or come and say hello to the CMT crew in the CMT office (working hours, Mon-Fri) and pick … Read the rest
Tags: CMT, SUSU, Words Caitlin Hobbs
Last week at SUSU saw the end of an era, as the Sabbatical team from 2013/14 handed over to the incoming officers prior to the beginning of their year in office this Tuesday.
We spoke to the new Sabbatical team about the handover week, and about their outlook on the year in general. They were all in agreement that the handover week had been a fantastic experience, with Anjit Aulakh (incoming VP Communities) saying that it had been “probably [his] best week in Southampton yet… surreal and an absolute blast.”
Sophia D’angelico (incoming VP Education) added that it had … Read the rest
Tags: Anjit Aulakh, Katie Lightowler, Megan Downing, Words Caitlin Hobbs