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07
Apr

Work with us: WSA Assistant and Safety Bus Drivers wanted!

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If you are looking for work, we are currently recruiting for two positions at the Union. If you want to apply, hurry, because applications close on Monday 11th April at 9am.

Winchester School of Art Assistant 

The Role

  • To assist the Manager – Union WSA to improve the SUSU experience at WSA.
  • To work as part of a team of students who coordinate our communications across the day, evening and weekend.
  • To assist with arranging events locally at WSA Union.

We can offer you

  • A role based at WSA
  • Flexible hours to suit you and fit around your studies
  • 28
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02
Apr

Summer Elections: Your chance to lead

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If you found yourself thinking about running in the Spring Elections, but for whatever reason didn’t, we are giving you another chance! We understand that January was a busy time with exams, so we are holding Summer Elections to give you another opportunity to run your Students’ Union with hundreds of different roles including:

  • Student Leaders

Our Student Leaders are senior part-time officers who lead on various areas of the Union’s work. We’ve got several positions still available from the Spring Elections, so if there’s something you might be interested in, give it a go!

  • Academic Presidents/Vice-Presidents

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25
Mar

Grad Scheme Application Tips

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For many third year students the time has come in which many of you will be researching and applying for, and hopefully receiving an offer for, graduate jobs! Getting any job is a tough call, but as students from the University of Southampton you’ve got a lot going for you, and hopefully after reading this you will have all the tips to help you earn a place on a great graduate scheme.

What have you studied and how does it relate to the role?

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14
Feb

SURecruit – How interview etiquette is like dating!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

For the job-seekers among you, as well as thinking of your loved ones, you may be thinking about your next interview. But, did you know that interview etiquette is a lot like dating?

Here are some tips on how that all important interview is a lot like dating… and how to survive it!

1. You will be agonising over what to wear

First impressions are important make sure you dress smartly and conservatively and plan your outfit the night before to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. If in doubt, get a second opinion.

2. Arrive on time

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30
Jan

Forget the Oscars…it’s Union Awards time!

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We know how hard you work and how important it is to all of you that we recognise your achievements. That’s why, last year, we introduced the Course Rep Awards to celebrate the successes of the students who represent your courses and work to improve your education. Whether it’s one of your Course Reps, Academic Presidents or Faculty Officers, if you know someone who deserves recognition for their hard work, this is your chance to reward them.

But it doesn’t stop there. Of course, your courses wouldn’t be what they are without your lecturers and we know how much you … Read the rest

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30
Jan

Student Volunteering Week – Save the Date

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There is nothing more satisfying and worthwhile than giving. And what better way to start than with our annual Student Volunteering Week, which is back for another year between Monday 22nd-Sunday 28th February. You can get involved with events, talks, volunteering tasters and much more across the University and Southampton.

What is volunteering?

Volunteering is ‘freely offering something’, usually your time, to a cause.

It is a common misconception that volunteering is just helping charity. It can be that, but it may also include:

  • Coaching your local football team
  • Representing your Halls of Residences in a Halls Committee
  • Organising an
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19
Jan

On the job hunt: Interview Tips

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If you are looking for a job in January or you are thinking about your career after University, read our interview tips to help you land your dream job.

1. Do your research in advance

Possibly one of the biggest blunders you could ever commit is to go into an interview without having a clue about the company and their values. Make sure you’ve done your homework and clue yourself up on things such as the latest product launches/advances in the company. Also have a look at the company values, if you can throw in a few of these in … Read the rest

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17
Jan

Are you on the job hunt?: CV Tips

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If you are looking for a new job this January or you are starting to think about your options once you graduate, we are here for you. A CV is the first impression that an employer gets of you, so make it count. Here are some tips to help you sharpen up your CV.

1. Short and sweet

Two pages of A4 is the generally accepted length. Some employers don’t mind a third page but to avoid the risk, just keep it to two. On average, employers spend less than 10 seconds looking at any one CV so first impressions … Read the rest

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11
Jan

Work with us!

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If you’re looking for work, we have some fantastic part-time and full-time opportunities for you here at the Students’ Union:

Elections Marketing Crew

Are you a current University of Southampton student looking for a part-time temporary position to earn some extra money while you study? Look no further.

We are looking for a minimum of 20 Elections Marketing crew members from across the different University campuses who aren’t shy talking to their fellow students to help us promote our Spring Elections 2016. You will help support the nominations and voting periods, by providing flyers and posters, as well as speaking … Read the rest

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19
Dec

How to balance work and your studies

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January can be a stressful time for students, you may have University exams, portfolio deadlines, your thesis to write or you may be on placement. All this, coupled with the commitments of your job may feel a little overwhelming. Most universities recommend that students only take on a maximum of between 10 and 15 hours employment per week during the academic term, but a study carried out by the NUS and Endsleigh Insurance in 2013 found that 57% of students hold down a part-time job whilst at university, with nine out of 10 of that number working as many as … Read the rest

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