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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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Employability opportunity #1: a platform for your research 

By Imogen Dinham-Price |

I guess it is not every day you hear about your own university hosting the UK’s First International Student Sustainability Research Symposium and wanting it to be all student led
well ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls it is true! On Friday 15th April 2016, a Student Sustainability Research Symposium will take place and we need […]

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7 steps to a sustainable Christmas

By Julia Kendal |

  1. Buy local. We’ll eat around 10 million turkeys in the UK this year. Not to mention all the potatoes, carrots and brussel sprouts! Buying the produce for your Christmas feast from local sources helps to reduce the carbon footprint of transporting it from further afield. The ‘Live My City’ map signposts local shops […]

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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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Live My City

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Sam Bailey, SUSU VP Welfare Moving away from home is pretty exciting, there are new friends to meet, activities to try out and an entirely new city to explore. We’re running walking tours of Southampton and Winchester next weekend to help you get to know some of our students’ favourite places around […]

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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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BioBlitz 2015: Hundreds search for Southampton’s wildlife

By Julia Kendal |

On Saturday 5th June over 200 people gathered on the University’s Highfield Campus to hunt for local wildlife. The Southampton BioBlitz brought together the public and wildlife experts to search for and identify mini-beasts, birds, bats, plants, moths and much more on the University campus and adjacent area of the Common. To mark the beginning of […]

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Volunteer with Shift Your Stuff (for free pizza!)

By Julia Kendal |

You’ve read here about how Shift Your Stuff is helping make it easier for you moving house at the end of the year. Now’s your chance to get involved with this new project being organised by the Students’ Union (and get free pizza…). Shift Your Stuff is making it easier for students to donate unwanted items […]

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Swapping throwaway-consumption for second-hand

By Julia Kendal |

On the 19th March Southampton Swap Shop returned to the Cube. Every year hundreds of students and staff donate unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories, swapping them for new (to them!) items at Swap Shop. This time over 450 items of men’s, women’s and children’s clothes and accessories (weighing a grand total of 140 kg) were saved […]

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Student teams: gain the recognition you deserve

By Julia Kendal |

In 2014 Cameroon Catalyst won the Student Team Award for their work improving the quality of life of those living in eastern rural Cameroon. If your team submits an application by the end of February, this year’s award could be yours. Last year’s diverse applicants showed the variety of current activities by students at Southampton […]

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