As well as our Halls Elections, we are also running by-elections for a select number of roles at the Union. If you want to make a difference on your course, at your faculty, or to represent a wider community of students, put your name forward!
Nominations are open from Monday 05 November at 09:00 – Thursday 22 November at 13:00.
The roles available in this round of elections are below –
Winchester School of Art roles
- WSA International Officer
- WSA Social Events Officer
- Arts and Humanities Faculty Officer
- Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Research Representative
- Medicine Postgraduate Research Representative
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Our VP Student Communities, Emily Harrison, launched our Sites Survey this week to hear your feedback on how we can improve student life at Avenue and Boldrewood campuses, the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton General Hospital and the Winchester School of Art.
If you spend time studying at any of these campuses, whether it’s a full week or just a few hours, we want to hear from YOU! Whatever ideas you have about how they can be improved or how we can extend the Union’s presence there, let us know.
Complete the survey here: Sites Survey
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Hello everyone! Samuel Dedman here, your returning VP Education for 2018/19. I wrote a blog post a few months ago about the new managed print service coming to the University of Southampton, and left it with a promise of a later update about pricing. I’m pleased to say that this is that update, and it is all good news!
I firmly believe that the cost of student printing at Southampton has been too high in previous years, putting increased pressure on the finances of many of our students. This is particularly true of our students at Winchester School … Read the rest
The countdown is on to the WSA Summer Ball 2018, with just over two weeks until the big night! This year the theme is flower power garden party, so get those flower crowns at the ready to celebrate the start of summer and enjoy a fantastic night with your friends before final hand-ins.
Our headliners of the night are Black Water County, a local indie/folk band, and our DJ is third year Graphics student, Lukas Keysell. There will also be garden party games to take part in and win prizes!
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Hi, everyone! This is Venny, the Winchester Campus President, with an update on printing. The WSA Committee and I would like to thank everyone who participated in the survey we sent out at the end of last semester. I’m really happy to say that nearly 300 of you have completed the survey, leaving over 5,000 words worth of comments! Without further ado, here are the results:
On average, how much do you spend on printing per term?
Note: We received a variety of responses to this question ranging from no money spent on printing to over £500. After … Read the rest
Hi everyone, it’s Venny, WSA Campus President for 2017/2018.
It was fantastic to meet so many of you at our first Free Fruit Fridays last week. For those of you who haven’t heard about it, Free Fruit Fridays is a brand new initiative led by the WSA Committee, and it’s exactly what it sounds like – you’ll will receive free fruit from the Students’ Union and the Student Committee, no strings attached. This project will run fortnightly on Fridays, in the WSA Cafe from approximately 10:00 until 14:00, although it may finish sooner depending on when we run … Read the rest
With Freshers’ fast approaching, we’ve devised a list of frequently asked questions to clarify a few things – we hope you find it useful.
When does Freshers’ start?
We’re proud to offer not one, not two but three whole weeks of Freshers’! This begins on Welcome Weekend (Saturday 23 September/Sunday 24 September).
When do lectures begin?
Semester One starts on Thursday 28 September. You can find out all the key dates for the academic year here.
What’s the difference between the Master Pass and Variety Pass?
We’ve seen a few pages circulating social media claiming to offer ‘official’ Southampton … Read the rest
We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a WSA End of Term BBQ on Thursday 08 June.
The annual get-together will kick off from 16:00 on the grass in front of the WSA Cafe.
Students can expect crazy golf and music, with food served from 17:30.
Tickets are a bargain at just £5 each, including a burger, kebab and sausage with onions, salad garnish and sauces! Get yours in advance at the WSA Cafe cash desk.
The afternoon is set to be a sizzler, so round up your best friends to celebrate the end of the academic … Read the rest
With exams and coursework deadlines approaching, you will be pleased to find out that we will be running our campaign again this summer to help you to relax and remind you that while your university work is important, you are more than your studies and you deserve time to relax and re-energise between deadlines.
The timetable is shaping up to be another cracker, with visits from adorable dogs and farm animals, plus favourites such as our Postgrad Power Teas and meditation classes to help you stay chilled as you smash that work out. Here’s what you can expect:
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If you are one of the savvy students who has already secured your WSA Summer Ball tickets, you can now collect them between 10:00-15:00 this week in the WSA Cafe.
All you need to bring is your ticket confirmation and Student ID and we will do the rest! (Don’t forget that you will need these, plus your proof of age ID to gain entry on the night).
For those of you who haven’t already got your tickets – hurry! You only have three more days to sort your plans for the night of the year at Winchester Guildhall on … Read the rest