News

Thursday 21st September

It might be a bit quieter than normal today

 
If you paid £77 for AAA get in contact!

We've had a mix-up here at the Students' Union.

 
The Den - we've made a few changes

Here at Solent Students' Union we are delighted to introduce Doozy at The Den.

 
Daytime events this freshers
Freshers Fayre

Here at Solent SU we’ve organised a wide range of different events and activities to help you settle in, meet new people and make the most of your new surroundings.

 
Southampton Pride

Hanna tells us all about Southampton Pride, which is taking place this weekend!

 
Use of ID in Pubs and Clubs

Important information about ID in Pubs and Clubs around Southampton

 
6 Reasons you made the right choice with Solent

If you've received A Level results today and you're joining us in September - you've made the right choice!

 
Introducing your new Sabb team…

Our new Sabb team is now all settled in!

 
Volunteering – painting room

Recently students at Solent volunteered to go and paint the walls of the new Sensory Room for Service Users at Southampton Day Centre.

The original Sensory room was shared with a gym space, which did not create a calming environment for the relaxation sessions.

 
Summer Ball 2017 timings

We hope you’re all as excited as we are for tonight’s Summer Ball!

Here’s the run down...

 
Last night bus before summer is tonight!

The Night Bus is closing for Summer! The Last Night Bus runs tonight before starting up again around Freshers. Watch this space and our social media for more details!

 
Union Awards Success

On Wednesday we hosted our Union Awards - a time to celebrate and reward those who have contributed to the Students' Union...

 
General Election 2017

We’re approaching another General Election! As your Welfare & Community Officer, I want to highlight why I feel it’s so important that students engage in this election and exercise their democratic rights.

 
Warning to Students looking for Accommodation online

When you are planning your year of study in the UK, it might be tempting to find your accommodation using the internet before you come to the UK, and it is good to know that you will have somewhere to live when you arrive!

 
Changes to opening times in The Den

The Den is now open 12-6pm.

 
What's your flavour? Commercial Review Survey

Here at Solent SU we want to know what you like to eat, and where you buy food on Campus!

 
Fill out the Annual Survey and be in with the chance to win an iPad!

Every year the Students’ Union launches the annual survey. This is a questionnaire that helps us collect information from students as to what they are satisfied with, and what they’d like to change. This helps us evaluate what we do as an SU, and give us a more defined direction going forward.

 
Common People - Buy your tickets at the SU now!

Common People tickets are now on sale in the Welcome Centre!

 
STAR Awards 2017 - Nominate now!

Do you know a member of teaching staff who's really made a difference to your university experience this year?

 
The results are in! Breakdown of Sabbatical Officer Elections

You might have seen SU staff outside the Library last week or roaming around Campus, or maybe you enjoyed sweets etc. from our hopeful candidates. Last week was of course our voting week...

 
6 Reasons to buy a Summer Ball ticket (if you haven't already)

There's not much time left until our Summer Ball! Have you got your ticket yet? Read on if you think you still need persuading!

 
The Alternative Vote - Explained

The Alternative vote is a different approach to voting, and uses a preferential system, rather than

 
Referenda - the results

Last month we held a Referenda, and here are the results!

 
Important dates for Sabbatical Officer Elections 2017

Here's all the important dates you need to know for Sabbatical Officer Elections 2017:

 
What to expect from Summer Ball 2017

We've had a few people asking about the finer details of the Summer Ball, so here's all you need to know...

 
Could you be one of our next Sabbatical Officers?

Nominations are now open for the Sabbatical Officers team 2017. Reckon you’ve got what it takes? Here are the skills and interests you might need to be in one these roles…

 
The Den - early closure this evening

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are having to close the bar at 4.30pm this evening.

 
Opportunity meets Talent event at St Mary's Stadium

If you’re hoping to get ahead of the crowd and find a job, don’t miss the Opportunity Meets Talent Convention at St Mary’s stadium for Wednesday 8th February from 10am to 4pm.

 
Referenda Extension

The Sabbatical Officer team has decided to extend our Referenda for an extra week, due to technical difficulties last week.

 
So you want to be a Sabbatical Officer?

Nominations are now open for 2017 Sabbatical Officers; think you could be part of the team? Read on to see what you could be part of.

 
5 Reasons to attend Refreshers Fayre 2017

You might have missed Freshers Fayre first time around, or maybe you just want to be reminded of what's available at Solent and in the city of Southampton? Whatever your reasons, make sure you don't miss Refreshers Fayre on Thursday 26th January, from 11-3pm at the Guildhall.

 
6 events to look forward to this term

So you’re just about recovering from demolishing your weight in mince pies and pigs in blankets, and have been fully equipped with enough socks to last the term, now what?

Here’s all you can look forward to at Solent SU this term…

 
Happy Holidays!

We’ve made it! It’s almost the end of term – for some it is already! Some students have started their travels back home, others may still be around working on deadlines and finishing work off for a while.

 
A quick update from the Sabbs!

We told you about the National Ballot where Solent students voted on the following question at student council: 'Should NUS conduct and publish a risk assessment and equality impact assessment before finalising the NSS boycott / sabotage action?'

 
The Den and Welcome Centre Christmas Opening Hours

Please note changes in our Commercial Services opening hours for the Christmas Period:

 
The results are in...Summer Ball Theme 2017

You’ve waited long enough, we can finally announce our Summer Ball Theme for 2017! And the winner is (drum roll)…

 
5 Reasons to attend AGM 2016

Time to discuss the SU future plans and hear from your sabbatical officers, while munching on Mince Pies and sipping Mulled Wine!

 
2017 Summer Ball Themes - Vote now!

So it’s that time of year again, here are your theme options for the 2017 Summer Ball!

 
Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM)

In adherence to the Memorandums and Articles of the Southampton Solent Students’ Union, I hereby give notice that the Trustees of the Union have called the Annual General Meeting.

 
Students from Solent Students' Union March on Parliament

Students from Solent Students’ Union will march on parliament this Saturday (19th) in a national demonstration for free, accessible education.

 
Meet the Sabbs: Hanna, VP Welfare and Community

Hi, I'm Hanna, and on July 1st I took over from Sam Spencer as VP Welfare & Community. The week leading up to this was full of meetings, introductions and all sorts of other sessions...

 
Meet the Sabbs: Lewis, VP Employability & Engagement

Hey! I’m Lewis, your Vice President of Employability & Engagement for 2016/17.

 
Protecting Students on Campus and NUS Welfare Zone

Find out what Hanna Head, our VP Welfare, has been up to this month!

 
Update from your Sabbatical officers!

Earlier on this year, at the National Union of Students National Conference (an event for all Students’ Unions to pass policies and NUS priorities for the year) a motion was passed for the NUS to support a boycott or sabotage of the NSS (National Student Survey we take in our final year).

 
Accessibility Audit

Today is the first meeting of SOSU’s Accessibility Audit, led by me – your VP Welfare & Community! We’ll be meeting in the SU Lounge at 10am, and chatting about how we feel is best for the audit to be completed.

 
SOSU Weston Shore Beach Clean

Volunteering opportunity for Solent students in the wider community

 
Why join a society while you’re at uni?

There's loads of reasons to join a Society here at Solent!

 
Safety Advice for Freshers Events

At Solent Students Union we have carefully put together a selection of Freshers events, to ensure you have a memorable start to your university experience and can celebrate joining us at Solent.