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Coming up in 2016

By Julia Kendal |

After the Christmas break, we’re rested and ready for another exciting year at Sustainability Action. Here’s a look at just a few of the things you can be involved in during the months ahead… The first ever student-led sustainability research conference! The ‘Educating Global Citizens’ Conference on 15th April provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate […]

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Swap Shop coming soon!

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Amy Paraskeva, SUSU Ethical and Environmental Officer The first Swap Shop of the year is just around the corner and it’s even more exciting than ever! Swap Shop has been running since 2013, where students and staff could donate their old unwanted clothes in exchange for new ones. This year it will […]

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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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My First Week in a Collective Cloud Brain

By Imogen Dinham-Price |

As an intern there were many thoughts which began to float around my head when I first began; What shall I wear? Will I be good enough? How does my boss like their coffee? There are also many tasks I thought I would be asked to do, for example; file, smile and make coffee. Of […]

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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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Southampton staff: win a 2015 Sustainability Action Award

By Julia Kendal |

The Sustainability Action Awards recognise staff at the University of Southampton making a difference, through your work or volunteering. If you’re giving of your spare time to volunteer at the university or in the community, then apply now for the 2015 awards. Launched in 2014, these annual awards are for students and staff, individuals and […]

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Sustainability doesn’t stop for Christmas!

By Julia Kendal |

With the end of term and the Christmas holidays fast approaching, it’s important to be thinking about the sustainability of this often consumer-focused holiday. Students on the interdisciplinary curriculum innovation module ‘Sustainability in the Local and Global Environment’ designed and produced films exploring different sustainability issues; these may help you navigate some of the sustainability […]

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What does Southampton have to offer YOU?

By Julia Kendal |

Calling all potential Freshers!  If you are in need of another reason to come to Southampton – in addition to the fantastic courses, brilliant sunshine and exciting campuses –look no further. We provide innovative and original ways for students to get involved in invaluable developments which address both our environmental impacts and social responsibilities. At […]

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A successful first Swap Shop of the year!

By Julia Kendal |

On the 5th December, we held the first Swap Shop of the year -a clothes swapping event for students and staff on campus. This followed the success of the first ever Swap Shop event which took place in March 2013. People dropped off their unwanted (or perhaps more appealing put “pre-loved”) clothes, shoes and accessories in the […]

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