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Southampton gets its own Bright Club

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Duncan Parker from the Bright Club Southampton team. Bright Club is coming to Southampton on 26th July! Bright Club started at University College London as an experiment 6 years ago with the idea of putting comedians and researchers from universities together on a single stage. Bright Club is a great chance to let people […]

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Shift Your Stuff!

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Lydia Butler, SUSU Ethical and Environmental Officer There is a visible cloud of stress over most University of Southampton students as final exams approach, however in a flash; another academic year will be over. In just a few weeks the stress will be over and will turn into sounds of celebration along […]

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Change in a Teacup – The Social Innovation Café

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Josie Francis, University Social Enterprise Manager On Wednesday afternoon, we held our very first Social Innovation Café at the Nuffield Theatre Kitchen. The café began with a single question – why do we find it so difficult to talk about mental health – and for the hour and a half which followed, groups […]

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99 attendees to the Sustainability Festival

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Madlaina Michelotti, Organiser of Southampton Hub’s Sustainability Festival On Saturday 7th March, Southampton Hub held another day-long Sustainability Festival that proved to bring even more students, staff and external organisations together than last year’s! With 99 attendees, inspiring talks and stallholders, delicious food and live music, the Physics building was buzzing with likeminded […]

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The International Social Innovation Challenge: ‘Empowering Women through Safer Communities’

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Josie Francis, University Social Enterprise Manager This summer, ten students from the University of Southampton will travel to India to take part in the International Social Innovation Challenge in Delhi.  Accompanied by peers from OP Jindal Global University, India, and Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan, Southampton students will participate in an […]

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Why you should become the next SUSU Ethical and Environmental Officer

By Julia Kendal |

Elections are fast approaching! Southampton University Student’s Union (SUSU) is recruiting for the next Ethical and Environmental (E&E) Officer to join the Senior Leadership Team to start in July 2015. We invited Lydia Butler, the current E&E Officer, to shed some light on the inner workings of this role and show you why you should run for this […]

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The University of Southampton Social Innovation Challenge Series: our first challenge and why we’re doing it 

By Julia Kendal |

Guest Blog by Pathik Pathak. A million older people haven’t spoken to someone else in over a month. 500,000 older people will be alone at Christmas.  Acute loneliness is as twice as deadly as obesity. It is as potent a cause of death as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. The headlines statistics are staggering. Athina […]

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‘A major milestone’ – University achieves EcoCampus Platinum

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Greg Sandford, Carbon Management  Communications Lead The University now sits alongside some of the world’s leading companies – including Rolls Royce and Lloyd’s Register – having reached the international standard for environmental management. The institution has been awarded EcoCampus Platinum, following almost three years’ work to implement the environmental management system (EMS) and an […]

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A year with Sustainability Action

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Jessica Lobo, Sustainability Action student representative A year on from when I first started working with Sustainability Action and it’s been a fantastic experience, not only for me, but also for the hundreds of students and staff that are involved across the campus in one way or another. From swap shops to […]

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Did you see the purple lightbulbs? Promoting our investments in carbon reduction

By Julia Kendal |

Guest blog by Greg Sandford, Carbon Management  Communications Lead Hopefully those of you who have been on our campuses over the last couple of months will have noticed the purple lightbulb tags celebrating our investments to reduce the University’s carbon emissions. We know that staff and students are almost a bit ‘snow-blind’ to all of the […]

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