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20
Jun

Win a £25 voucher in our Susu the cat competition!

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To celebrate our beloved pet cat, Susu, we’re launching a brand new cat-themed compawtition to give you the chance to win £25 worth of SUSU vouchers.

Susu has been living around the Union since 2002 when, as a stray cat, porters started to give her food. Now a permanent resident, she can often be found in her bed on level 4 of the Union. Last year she was even the mascot for the team from University of Southampton on University Challenge. So what better way to revere our cherished moggy than by holding a competition in her honour?!

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17
Jun

SUSU launches crowdfunding platform

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SUSU has teamed up with the University of Southampton and educational crowdfunding experts Hubbub to launch a crowdfunding platform.

 

Students, staff members and groups can now use the platform as a way to gather financial support for projects and activities. It is hoped that the initiative will encourage a more enriched experience for those in Southampton, with the fundraising method making it easier to gain backing for projects.

 

Crowdfunding has grown in popularity in the last few years as a digital collection of funds from a wider community of backers to support a project. Social networking is generally … Read the rest

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16
Jun

Brazil 2014 World Cup at The Stag’s Head

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World Cup football fever has truly set in and we’re certainly excited!

 

To celebrate the beautiful game, The Stag’s Head is televising matches every day for the next few weeks, with special deals on food and drinks throughout the tournament.

 

During the group stages, Fosters is £2, Strongbow is £2.20 and Amstel is £2.25. You can also bring your friends along and make the most of 3 for 2 deals on bottles of Sol or Heineken. As always, pizza will also be available from the bar.

 

World Cup matches in The Stag’s Head this week include:

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16
Jun

Students scoop prize at 2014 Student Enterprise Awards

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A scheme set up by Enactus Southampton won the title of Best Student Enterprise at the 2014 SETsquared Student Enterprise

Awards earlier this month in a ceremony at the University of Exeter.

 

The non-profit student project SanEco which won the award, is working to enhance the lives of women and communities in

Kenya through the adoption of innovative sanitary solutions. Formed in late-2012, the project has already implemented

SanEco toilets which recycle human waste for use as affordable fertilisers. They have also provided SanEco sanitary towels and embarked on a marketing strategy to teach women about the importance of … Read the rest

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01
Jun

SUSU awarded silver Investors in People award

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We are pleased to announce that we have just been presented with the Silver award from the business improvement programme Investors in People (IiP).

The programme aims to measure and improve working culture, employee engagement and effective leadership in an attempt to realise the potential of the people within the company and improve overall standards.

 

IiP assessor, Janet Duncan, said that it was the quality of relationships between staff, and the fun and vibrant atmosphere which gained the organisation the impressive award. The flexible work arrangements offered by SUSU were also praised for creating a friendly work environment.

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31
May

SUSU launches sustainability garden

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The Students’ Union has launched a new initiative to encourage the use of organic produce within SUSU’s food outlets.

 

The sustainability garden consists of planters on the outside decked area on level two of the SUSU building in which a variety of herbs are being grown. It is hoped will be used in meals served at on-campus restaurant The Bridge within the next month.

 

The decision to utilise this space to produce herbs is part of a wider push towards sustainability in Southampton, following the success of other initiatives which were celebrated at the Sustainability Action Awards which … Read the rest

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02
May

Enterprise course for entrepreneurial students

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Fancy setting up your own business after university, but unsure where to start? Well you’re in luck, because an educational course in enterprise is now accepting applications. The course which will take place at Totton College in Southampton is called Enterprise4Totton and aims to provide the skills needed to start a business.

Covering content from the OCNRL Level 2 Certificate in First Steps to Enterprise, the programme will cover mandatory units in legal aspects of trading, financial considerations, understanding how to sell products, and assessing your capacity to start up and run a new business. Other optional units are available … Read the rest

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30
Apr

Enterprise course for entrepreneurial students

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Fancy setting up your own business after university, but unsure where to start? Well you’re in luck, because an educational course in enterprise is now accepting applications. The course which will take place at Totton College in Southampton is called Enterprise4Totton and aims to provide the skills needed to start a business.

 

Covering content from the OCNRL Level 2 Certificate in First Steps to Enterprise, the programme will cover mandatory units in legal aspects of trading, financial considerations, understanding how to sell products, and assessing your capacity to start up and run a new business. Other optional units are … Read the rest

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28
Apr

Excellence in Teaching Awards nominees announced

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The nominees for the Excellence in Teaching Awards (ETAs) have been announced.

 

The ETAs aim to celebrate the members of academic staff who have gone over and above the call of duty or used innovative techniques to help students excel in their studies. A call for nominations from students in March resulted in more than 500 being submitted, showcasing some of the best staff at the University of Southampton.

 

The awards cover five categories: Outstanding Lecturer, Teaching & Learning Lifetime Achievement, Innovative Teaching, Best Feedback Provision, and Contribution to Academic Support.

 

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21
Apr

Career Destinations: Make the most of it before it’s too late

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For many final year students, as the end of semester two approaches, this dreaded question is rearing its ugly head more frequently by the day: “So what are you going to do after university?”. If, like almost everybody, you give a long-winded answer about how you will probably just fall into a job, and if not you’ll go travelling around the world for a few years, you need to stop kidding yourself.

 

Career Destinations is the service run by the University which helps guide students in a search for jobs, and develop employability skills. Here are our four top … Read the rest

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