It’s getting to that time of year when everyone is looking to clear their belongings out of their accommodation as contracts come to an end. Some first years may have experienced that first year feeling of financial fecundity, and splurged on that six-foot cardboard cut-out of a palm tree that seemed like such a good decoration idea at the time. The only problem now is what on earth do you do with it? No matter what stage of your degree you find yourself at, you always seem to end up with double the amount of belongings at the end of … Read the rest
It’s a big, scary world out there – particularly for an undergraduate taking that seemingly small step over that invisible line where the word ‘under’ suddenly gets dropped. Before they know it, they’re just a ‘graduate’, and what on earth are they going to do? Well, as it turns out, that’s exactly what we’d like to know. The Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) Survey is for recent graduates. Congratulations to everyone who has just received their final degree classification, you will be hearing about the DLHE Survey from the university between 10th November 2014 and 7th March 2015. … Read the rest
Hopefully, you have heard by now that students have taken over the writing of SUSU’s social media content, among other tasks. However, the re-jigging of the Communications Team does not end there! With this welcome change in the team structure, comes another that will hopefully increase the range of student voices funnelling into SUSU’s communications outlets. SUSU is now welcoming students to send in requests to firstname.lastname@example.org about things they would like to see the comms team writing about on social media and elsewhere. Even though the comms team now includes eight diverse students, it is still impossible for their … Read the rest
Earlier this year, SUSU made the unprecedented decision to expand its communications team. Universities across the country have a host of their own social media content for their unions, but our union has made the rare decision to allow students to write the content. Eight new students have joined SUSU’s communications operations as Communications Crew members. You can meet the new members below:
Hi I’m Howell, a third year BA Geography student, formerly Records Editor and Deputy Editor of The Edge.
Hey, I’m Caitlin, in my second year of BA English, and I’m Events and … Read the rest
As the academic year begins to come to an end, several students are finishing their degree. Some students have luckily already taken their last exams, and submitted their last assignments. However, many music students are performing in their final recitals at this time of the year. Many of us may relish the opportunity to play an instrument or take to the mic instead of writing a 3000 word assignment. What we may not recognise, is the large amount of hard work and preparation that goes into the performance examination, and getting stage-ready. Third year English Literature and Music student Charlie … Read the rest
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is renowned as the world’s largest arts festival, with weeks of theatre, music, comedy and more being performed across the city, in a range of venues, all day.
This year, a group of University of Southampton students are taking up two theatrical shows, a gender-swapped version of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, and Stephen Belber’s ‘Tape’.
Paying for the performance space alone is setting them back by over £3000, and there are additional costs for set, costume, transport and accommodation. The students are operating under the name of ‘Gone Rogue’, a brand set up … Read the rest