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Housing Day comes to WSA

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Looking for next year’s accommodation? Studying at WSA? Don’t miss the WSA Housing Day!

Whether you want to search for a great house or flat, or if you need some housing advice, The Advice Centre team will be available for you to talk to.
Grab a cup of free hot chocolate too!

Monday 04 February // 10:00 – 15:00 // WSA Café… Read the rest

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Students create Christmas cards for Contact the Elderly

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20 handmade Christmas cards created by students are to be sent out to Contact the Elderly, a national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness  amongst older people living in the UK.

Contact the elderly estimate that 3.6 million older people in the UK live alone, with 2 million of these aged 75 or older. 1.9 million older people have said they often feel ignored or invisible, and two fifths of all older people say that the television is their main source of company.

Students from WSA did their part to help tackle loneliness and social isolation amongst older people by … Read the rest

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Remember, You Are More Than Your Studies

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Our You Are More Than campaign is back for January 2019. We have lots of activities planned, including free exercise sessions, and the best news of all… the Hearing Dogs are back! You can also grab some free soup and take advantage of our study and chill out spaces.

Studying is important but we would like to encourage everyone to keep your study habits healthy – this means remembering to take lots of breaks, eat healthily, exercise, and look after your mental health. 

Meet the Hearing Dogs
Tuesday 15 January, 10:30 – 14:00
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Autumn By-elections: Nominations Now Open

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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

Postgraduate roles 

  • Medicine Postgraduate Research Representative
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How can the Union improve our campuses?

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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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New Year, New Printing Costs

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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

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Countdown to WSA Summer Ball

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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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Printing at WSA: an update

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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?

  • £85

Note: We received a variety of responses to this question ranging from no money spent on printing to over £500. After … Read the rest

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WSA Free Fruit Fridays

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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 out … Read the rest

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Freshers’ FAQ

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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

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