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New chapters, constant commitment

By Julia Kendal |

When I joined the University’s Sustainability Action Programme four and a half years ago, I came ready to work. What I didn’t expect, was how much I’ve learnt along the way. I’ve learnt that students really are changing the world for the better, through their innovation, their commitment to the planet and their peers, and […]

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Highfield Campus BioBlitz

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog post by Oliver Cockroft, BioBlitz Intern On Wednesday 8 June the annual Highfield campus BioBlitz event took place. The aim of the day was to record as many different species present on the campus as possible. In recent years, the total number of species has been over 300. To aid in the species […]

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What would you give to fight hunger in the UK? How about 3 hours?

By Julia Kendal |

Between Thursday 30 June and Saturday 2 July FareShare, in conjunction with Tesco, will be holding the UK’s biggest Neighbourhood Food Collection. This is an opportunity for members of the public to donate food that doesn’t become surplus very often – long life items such as tins, rice and tea. These donations, along with the daily donations […]

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Your chance to become the first Sustainability Action Photographer of the Year

By Julia Kendal |

As part of the annual Sustainability Action Awards, we’re inviting entries to the first Sustainability Action Photographer of the Year 2016 competition. All of the University’s students and staff are invited to enter the competition, submitting your images on the theme of ‘My Global Goals’. The theme: My Global Goals 2015 was a landmark year […]

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Ensuring no child was without a present at Christmas

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Marika Stone, East Asia Administrator in the University’s International Office. Marika coordinated the University’s team contributing to the Christmas Complete Project. Thanks to all staff and students who contributed to the success of the University of Southampton Christmas Complete Project 2015! Christmas Complete is run by Southampton City and Region Action to Combat […]

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Jolly-Day – brighten your day, love yourself and love others!

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Caitlin Doyle, SUSU Equality and Diversity Officer Jolly-day on Wednesday 9th December, 10:00-16:30 in the Concourse and on the Redbrick, then 18:00-20:00 in The Bridge, Students’ Union (Building 42) End of term blues? Feeling a little stressed in the lead up to Christmas? Join us for a day of festive fun at the Students’ […]

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Thank you to all the volunteers who took part in this year’s Blackout

By Julia Kendal |

A big thank you to all the volunteers who took part in this year’s Blackout. More than 220 students and members of staff took part in the event on Friday 13 November which spanned five campuses – Highfield, Avenue, WSA, Boldrewood and, for the first time ever, the Somers Building at Southampton General Hospital. The Blackout team worked hard going round the buildings and […]

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A Postcard from Bristol

By Imogen Dinham-Price |

    Week Eleven on the Sustainability Action Internship: attend and present at an International Conference. ‘Yea, why not’ were my initial thoughts
And I am very glad they were! On Monday 7th September I (along with my supervisors) took the early morning train up to Bristol, which gave me an insight to the life […]

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Sabbatical Officer Sustainability Training

By Imogen Dinham-Price |

It is that time of year again, when the ever effective sustainability training of sabbatical officers takes place, and I am pleased to announce every Sabb (bar one- they will be trained in due course!) has ‘passed’ their sustainability training! The aim of the session was to improve the Sabbs’ existing knowledge and understanding of […]

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Uplifting Ideas and the Joy of the Internet

By Imogen Dinham-Price |

Learning from an intern sounds a bit backwards, does it not? Especially after always having thought it would be the other way round. Yet for some reason, it is not the case on this internship. Although it does not also mean that the intern does the ordering of the supervisor. For one this internship builds […]

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