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Actuarial Society
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Southampton University Actuarial Society (SUAS) is a society for all students interested in joining the actuarial profession. We will provide industry exposure - companies will be invited to present on topics relating to the actuarial field in order to give students a more in-depth perspective of the profession and we will also have skills sessions, which will include activities such as CV workshops and interview skills sessions. The annual membership fee for UG, PGT and PGR students is £5 and offers discounted entry to SUAS events as well as refreshments following SUAS organised talks.

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Ancient History Society
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Ancient History Society is not just for those of you studying Ancient History - anyone is welcome at any of our events! We hold good old-fashioned toga socials, ancient murder mystery nights and pub crawls, but also on the more academic side we have guest lecturers and members of our own faculty hold talks and seminars outside of the modules. We're completely free to join, so please like our Facebook page and see what events we have coming up!

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Archaeology Society
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A subject group for students of, and those interested in, the many facets of archaeology. We aim to provide social and educational opportunities and trips of interest relevant to the subject. We also aim to broaden and support the understanding of archaeology in the University and further.

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Artificial Intelligence Society
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We are a tech-focused society with an aim to promote Artificial Intelligence across the university. We organise weekly machine learning workshops, AI talks with external speakers, and participate together in hackathons! Join us to find out more.

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Astronomy Society
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We are an enthusiastic group of astronomers from all parts of the university. We regularly observe on the Southampton Common

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Biological Sciences Society
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We are a society for the students who study biological sciences and for those interested them. We run educational and social events including bi-annual balls, Careers Day, many socials and seminars. We also offer several sports teams that compete in the intramural leagues. BioSoc aims to bring together people with similar interests to help everyone get the most out of their university experience.

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Business Society
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Due to the recent change in faculty name from the Management school to Business we have rebranded our society from The Management society to The Business society also. The University of Southampton Business Society is primarily focussed on helping students from every course within the university's business school to build strong relationships with each other. We also aim to become a medium for the school to promote events and facilities to be inclusive of all students, whether or not they belong to the faculty. We thoroughly believe that taking an interest in business is integral to future employability and have confidence that through this society we will engage an interest in business from those within other disciplines. We run a calendar of social events throughout the academic year - for students to engage with their fellow course mates outside of lectures. We put a strong focus on helping freshers integrate, and make friends by communicating with the business school buddies. With this we hope to create a support network within the faculty and between the different year groups. Our main goal is to help facilitate students to gain as much as possible from their university experience. We will build upon the old society’s sports team and introduce others. This will help students to get to know each other, work as a team in a fun environment, and help those who do not desire to be part of a sporting society to get some exercise while having great fun. Each year we provide a Christmas Ball and a Summer Ball open to all students at the university. This gives students something exciting to look forward to, increasing their levels of satisfaction. These balls sell out every year proving to be a huge success among students. Finally, we plan to promote employability and other such events through our Facebook page in order to help students interact with businesses, giving them as much information as possible about the options available both now and in the future. We will also conduct a book sale in both semesters.

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Chemistry Society
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ChemSoc provides a break from the academic pressures of Chemistry. We provide events to cater for all needs and aim to bring Chemists of all ages together in having a good time. In order to do this we participate in a number of social activities, sports and outreach activities to encourage mass participation and provide a better experience for chemists as a whole; creating a bridge between the school and the students.

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Cyber Security Society
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We're a group of students with an interest in computer security, learning how to make systems more secure by getting hands on and learning how attacks are carried out.

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Economics Society
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Southampton Economics Society is an academics and career focused society striving to create a communal and intellectually stimulating environment where our members can explore their passion for Economics. From exciting socials and three sports teams to join, to insightful career events and academic support, we have a commitment to ensuring we support all aspects of our members university life to only the highest standard

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Electronics and Computer Science Society
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ECSS is a student run society within the Electronics and Computer Science department. We're here to support you and make your time in ECS as enjoyable as possible! ECSS runs a wide variety of weekly socials, and has sporting events throughout the year. We also run academic talks, careers events and competitions. Everyone studying in ECS is automatically a member, so feel free to come to any of our events! We are always open to fresh ideas for events so feel free to give us your suggestions on our website.

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Engineering Society
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Welcome to Southampton Engineering Society! Here at SUES, we aim to make all engineers feel welcome, and provide opportunities to further their careers throughout their degree. Whether it's academic, social or sports events that you're interested in, we want to make sure your time as an engineer here is the best it can be. SUES works along side Southampton University Students Union and Faculty of Engineering and the Environment in order to support Engineering students through their time at the University of Southampton. 

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English Society
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EngSoc's here to help you make the most of your English degree! We build a community for every English student at Southampton by organising socials (including non-alcoholic trips!), larger events like the Boat Ball, quizzes, and our wonderful netball team! Please get involved!

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Environmental Science Student Society
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We hold events that increase awareness of environmental issues, whilst having fun.For example, - documentary evenings-- sustainable baking-- conservation management-- species identification-We also hold pub nights and drinking socials for all you party animals!When you join you will be invited to our events, get a newsletter about topical environmental issues and get involved in increasing sustainability at the University of Southampton, so come and get involved! Membership is FREE

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French Society
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If you study French, are French, or just love French culture, then come along and join in with FrenSoc. We have lots of events going on throughout the year such as:- Cafe Parler (A weekly language cafe for all levels!) - Frequent film nights with snacks provided - Exciting socials such as Battle of the Languages and Cheese&Wine nights- An annual trip to France during the Easter break. It's a society open to anyone and everyone, and we want to see as many of you involved as possible! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to fully immerse yourself in French culture! Here you'll get great French music suggestions, hilarious expressions, info about French events in and around Southampton and you'll be the first to know about our own FrenSoc events! FrenSoc amour x

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Geography Society
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Welcome to GeogSoc - your fun, friendly, big geography family!

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Geological Society
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Our aims are to arrange meetings, social events, careers fairs, field trips and other activities for Geology/Geophysics students, as well as for those with an interest in Earth Science.

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German Society
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GerSoc is a society for all students with an interest in the German language or German-speaking countries. Our weekly events include our chilled-out Stammtisch where we brush up on our German conversation skills, the language exchange, and our film nights where we screen fantastisch(e) German movies. However, the highlight of the GerSoc calendar is by far our action-packed trip during the Easter break. In 2016, we headed to Cologne in Germany to spread the GerSoc vibe. All that plus our joint language socials and fabulous Balls - what's not to like? Whether you're a novice or a native speaker, come share the love with GerSoc because (let's face it) there's so much to celebrate from Glühwein to Lederhosen. Join our Facebook group for all the latest goings on, we can't wait to see you! Bis dann!

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History Society
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The History Society is here to fulfil your social and educational needs during your three years at the University of Southampton. Use this page to stay in touch with your fellow historians and keep up to date with those all-important social events. The History Society runs a wide array of activities from pub-crawls, quizzes and balls. We will keep updated on all of the society's events via this Facebook group, as well as other social media pages which will be linked below. By following them all, it will be impossible for you to miss out! Within the society you can also engage in our sports teams and trips abroad! Our sports teams include Badminton, Football and Netball – if interested please message either one of the Sports Representatives or the relevant social media pages which is all linked below. The tour will be organised by Finn Procter (Secretary) this year and he will provide information at a later date. The society can also be your link with the history department itself. Let us know what you think of course content, resources and teaching quality! Everything will be reported back to lecturers to make sure your opinion is heard. Don’t hesitate to drop any committee member (or this page) a message… we will be happy to help! Alternatively, feedback for the department can be sent towards course representatives for each year group, or Aaron Marchant (History Academic President). Bleed Orange x President: Ben Brown Vice – President: Alex Welsh Secretary: Finn Procter Treasurer: Jack James Welfare Officer: Charlie Vicente Social Secretaries: Caitlin Hynd and Bryn Taylor Evans Sports Representatives: Annabel Evelyn and Josh Jones Instagram Accounts: https://www.instagram.com/sotonhistsoc/ https://www.instagram.com/histsocsports/ https://www.instagram.com/histsocfc/ Twitter Accounts: https://twitter.com/Soton_HistSoc https://twitter.com/HistSoc_Sports Histsoc Freshers Page https://www.facebook.com/University-of-Southampton-History-Society-Freshers-2019-20-110819686942398 Histsoc Sports Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/273250933275585/ Histsoc Nebtall Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/530784397663098/ Histsoc Football Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/2449262411819178/

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Inns of Court Society
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The Inns of Court Society is a student-led legal organisation at the University of Southampton that deals with student exposure to the legal profession and guidance for students looking to pursue a career at the Bar or elsewhere. We aim to give a range of opportunities so that students can decide whether a career in law, particularly at the Bar, is something they wish to pursue. To this end, we provide weekly events designed to improve employability by developing transferrable skills such as public speaking, networking and writing. To do this, we hold regular legal career orientated events such as mooting competitions, networking socials and skills workshops. We also offer a taste of professional legal culture with trips to the four Inns of Court in London and the major courts there. There is something for everyone at Inns. Whether you are looking for serious professional development or just a friendly bunch with which to socialise - we are the society for you!

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Italian Society
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The Italian society organises a wide variety of social and cultural events in order to bring together Italians and anyone interested in submerging themselves into Italian culture and lifestyle.

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Law Society
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USLS, primarily aims to guide students in their pursuit of successful careers as lawyers. We aim to help students who are studying law and also those who are not but have an interest in having a career in law.

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Life Sciences Postgraduate Society
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LSPS are a society for postgraduate students from the Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences and the School of Psychology. PhD and MSc students are entitled to become members for free when they enrol on their course. We are open to all postgraduate students, post-docs and research staff across the university and regularly invite the entire postgraduate community to attend events we put on. We have a close relationship with many other postgraduate societies, especially BSPS, with whom we regularly put on events for all postgraduate students. We provide a number of services for our members including academic talks, social events, coffee mornings with anonymous concern reporting, international themed events, mental health support and general welfare support.

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Maths Society
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SUMS is a Society set up with the intention of giving Southampton Mathematics students the chance to socialise together outside of lectures. Our main aim is to hold socials that everyone can enjoy, from fancy dress pub/house crawls. We hope everyone can find something to join in with. We also offer the opportunity for you to join one of our sports teams; check out the Sports page for more info. If you enjoy playing a sport for fun and don't want anything too serious or with too much commitment, If there is a sport you want to play that we don't currently have a team for, just let us know and we will see what we can do :). And finally SUMS also provides you with career related events. After all, that is the reason why most of us are at University (to get that all-important degree). Through the careers events we aim to offer you a chance to meet and talk to possible future employers, to ask them questions and seek their advice on what to do after University. We aim to offer something for everyone.

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MedSoc
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We are the medical student society at the University of Southampton. With a student body of over 1400 members we are one of the largest societies in the Union, and aim to provide our members with a varied and exciting calendar of events and activities throughout the year. Find out more: http://www.sotonmedsoc.org

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Midwifery Society
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MidSoc is a midwifery-specific society which represents the needs of the student midwives at Southampton University. The society aims to provide a platform for students to network, socialise, take part in study days and discuss issues that are specific to midwifery. The society enables students to have a voice and engage with the wider midwifery community as we believe that this is fundamental for student experience and personal professional development.

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Music Society
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Welcome to the Music Society (MuSoc) page, your musical community. MuSoc is for any and all musicians to get together and socialise, and stay up to date with gig opportunities in Southampton. Join our Facebook page and register your interest to stay up to date with everything we've got planned! https://www.facebook.com/groups/MuSoc

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Nursing Society
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NurSoc is the principal point of contact for nursing students. We offer continuous welfare support and guidance for all student nurses, and organise fun social events at student friendly venues around Southampton. NurSoc takes students' experience at university very seriously and we aim to regularly engage with students in a number of ways through face-to-face meet ups, socials, responding to queries via Facebook, Twitter or Email (nursoc@soton.ac.uk). We're also collaborating with other societies aimed at future healthcare professionals to give you additional support to develop your skills for the future within the multidisciplinary team. All student nurses are welcome to join; we are a society that will always provide help to its members and will help make your university experience amazing!

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Optics and Photonics Society
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Incorporating the University of Southampton OSA Student Chapter, the University of Southampton SPIE Student Chapter and the University of Southampton IEEE Photonics Society. The University of Southampton Optics and Photonics Society (OPSoc) consists of a group of postgraduate research students in the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, as well as related departments, at the University of Southampton. The students of the Optoelectronics Research Centre formed the society as a means to communicate their research to both internal and external audiences. This has resulted in a greater interaction between students in the ORC and the wider optics and photonics community. The society encourages social activities that enhances members' working relationships and provides a break from the hard work of scientific research. There is an educational aspect to our ventures, with regular trips to scientific sites and seminars in house. Our outreach programme, Lightwave, is a road show taken to schools and extracurricular clubs in the Southampton area and around the south coast, presenting scientific phenomena to primary and secondary school students. In addition, members of the society further their organisational experience; skills which will be of great value in their future careers.

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Philosophy Society
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The Philosophy Society aims to get students who have an interest in Philosophy (regardless of their degree subject) involved with both social and academic activities. We offer a broad range of activities, such as nights out, academic talks, debates and trips abroad.

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Physics Society
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Physoc is a society primarily concerned with the welfare of all physics undergraduates at the University of Southampton, though our doors are open to all who apply. We organise academic & careers talks, mentoring schemes, outreach programmes, socials (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), sports events and more, in order to ensure that our members enjoy and make the most of their time at university. Our society is not confined to undergraduates, but includes postgrads, post-docs, and staff.

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Physiotherapy Society
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We are a society aimed at improving engagement and interaction amongst physiotherapy students at the University of Southampton. The society runs monthly social events to improve relationships between cohorts, offers course such as sports massage to help enhance your development into a physiotherapist. Our aims for the society include: 1) Increase integration of students from a multitude of differing degree pathways (MSc and BSc). 2) Creating an environment in which information can be shared for the benefit of the student body and the academic performance. 3) Promoting the values of SUSU via increasing engagement from physiotherapy students. 4) Gathering students together in order to raise awareness and interest in intra-mural sports. 5) Create a unique identity which can be continued for years to come. We aim for physiotherapy students to feel that they have ownership of our profession and our society. 6) Work alongside sports teams to enhance the performance of university athletes by providing sports massage

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A social society for students of Podiatry and those with an interest in the subject.

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Politics Society
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Welcome to the PoliSoc page! We are a subject based society here to unite the Politics and IR students! Join our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter for more information on events we are running and any other news.

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Psychology Society
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We are the society for all students studying Psychology. Our aim is to help freshers make the transition to university life, provide a fun setting for students to meet people on their course, have a community where any course issues can be discussed and run events, socials and trips for our members.

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RoboSoc
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RoboSoc is a student-run society aimed at promoting and supporting robotics at the University of Southampton. We organise events, practical workshops and attend national and international competitions.

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Social Sciences Society
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Social Sciences Society is an academic society that aims to bring students from different schools within the faculty together by creating a forum for discussion across subject lines and exposing students to a wider variety of events from across the faculty rather than just within their school. The faculty of social sciences includes: Southampton Law School, Southampton Business School, Southampton Education School, Mathematical Sciences and Economics, Social and Political Sciences. This includes those studying; Accounting & Finance, Criminology, Economics, Education, International Relations, Law, Marketing, Mathematics, Politics, Social Policy, and Sociology

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Spanish, Latin American and Portuguese Society
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SLAPS functions to celebrate and promote the learning of the Hispanic Lusophone languages and their respective cultures; be sure to check out our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages to stay up to date. Also read on below to find out more....

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Wildlife Society
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Wildlife Society is a zoological society that loves nature. Events are run for many taxonomic groups including Botany (plants), Entomology (insects), Herpetology (reptiles), Ichthyology (fish), Mammology (mammals), Ornithology (birds) and Palaeontology (fossils). Some of our biggest events include Reptile Handling (and a handling course!) and reptile surveys in Chilworth, bird watching including in the New Forest, taking part in surveying of mammals and the University Mammal Challenge and many trips to zoological parks and museums.

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