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African and Caribbean Society
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We are a student run organisation focused on providing our members with opportunities that will develop them into culturally proud and aware, well rounded individuals who feel valued during their time in higher education. Our aim is to unite students from various backgrounds through the celebration of African and Caribbean culture while encouraging them to excel in their academic and career pursuits.

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Asian Cultural Society
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This is a society which brings together students with an Asian heritage or an interest in Asian culture in a friendly and social environment. We have several opportunities for you to get involved and meet each other throughout the year. Regular events (ranging from chill nights in to club nights) are organised by our wonderful committee. There are also regular sporting events which are not only very sociable but also provide a welcome break from the educational aspect of university life (which, as Asians, we know too well!).

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Association of British and Chinese University Students (ABACUS)
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ABACUS organises a variety of social and cultural events in order to bring together British Chinese students

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Bangladesh Society
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Welcome to the University of Southampton Bangladeshi Society! Facebook/Instagram: @sotonbanglasoc

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Bulgarian Society
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The aims of Bulgarian society are to gather all Bulgarian students at the University of Southampton, help them socialize among each other and with members of other societies, promote the Bulgarian culture to spread better awareness of our customs, traditions and history to all international students, while helping our own members gain a better understanding of other cultures, customs and traditions

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To serve and provide events, extra-curricular activities and information to all the Chinese students of the University. Our weichat platform is CSSASoton

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Cymru Soc
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Our aim is to unite the Welsh students of Southampton University. Activities include watching/attending rugby matches and learning/communicating in Welsh. We also want to start Welsh lessons in the coming year, for those who can't, but would like to speak our beautiful language. Make sure to join our Facebook group for the most up to date news on socials!

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East African Society
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East African Society is a place for students whatever their background to come together and celebrate the diverse cultures of East Africa

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Erasmus Society
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Our main aim is to provide all round support for everyone's exchange experience, from adjusting to life in Southampton, to advice on who to contact with housing, personal and academic concerns.

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Filipino Society
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Welcome to the Filipino Society! We bring Filipinos AND students from other nationalities together through Filipino food, music, cinema and more.

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Ghanaian Society
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An exciting opportunity for those of Ghanaian descent, and non-Ghanaians to engage, interact, and get educated in Ghanaian culture, tradition, food, music and more. As well as, explore the various means we can extend our good-will onto those back in Ghana

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Greek and Cypriot Society
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The main aim of our society is to promote the Greek and Cypriot culture, customs and social life to the students that live in Southampton.

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Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society
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Hong Kong Public Affairs And Social Services Society (HKPASS) was first founded by LSE over 10 years ago, and has since expanded across many other universities in the UK such as Kings College, Imperial, Exeter, Bath and Bristol. HKPASS is a non-profit making, student led society. As the name suggests, we aim to promote the importance of public issues regarding the social, economical and political concerns of Hong Kong, China, and other parts of the world. We also aim to increase community involvement amongs the students by contributing to the local community in HK through the organization of different social services and activities. We (Soton) are thrilled to be a new addition to the HKPASS family (since 2014), and anticipate a wide array of events to take place the coming year. We would very much appreciate any suggestions and improvements we could make to render a smooth and successful establishment at Southampton. Feel free to contact us via this email: sotonhkpass@gmail.com The 2019-2020 Executive Committee Members: President: Janice Chu External Vice-President: Sam Woo Internal Vice-President: Cherry Au Public Affairs Officer: Katie Cheng Social Services Officer: Charmaine Ng Secretary: Matt Chan Treasurer: Justin Chan

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India Society
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We are a small but still growing society and we run our society for two main reasons. One, we aim to make international students from India feel at home in a country so far away from their real home and two, we aim to help non-residential Indians or Overseas Citizens of India stick to their culturally rich roots. However, we welcome students of different nationalities and spread our Indian culture to them as well. As committee, the happiness of our members is our top priority, and we plan events according to this. We organise events like Dishoom , a Bollywood night out. We also celebrate festivals like Holi, which is one of our flagship events and we host Diya - the Diwali ball every year in collaboration with our university's Hindu Society. Both these events have seen sell out crowds. Our second flagship event is the Made in India Republic Day Celebration where we host an Indian cultural showcase with dancers from other universities performing in addition to our Indian Society Southampton dance troupe.

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The Indonesian Society is your gateway to experience the magnificent wonders of Indonesian food, culture, and travel destinations.

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Japanese Society
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We are a society that hopes to develop an understanding and experience of Japanese Culture, whilst also providing a welcoming environment for students coming from Japan.

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Lithuanian Society
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A society which brings together Lithuanian students and those who are interested in preservation of Lithuanian customs and culture. The senior members are encouraged to communicate and help Lithuanian freshers with any questions related to studies and life at the University of Southampton. The events will include national, sports and fresher's events, various sightseeing trips, film and game nights, and, the most importantly, tours to gatherings held by Lithuanian Youth Association in the UK (JKLJS) in London.

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Macau Society
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Macau Society is a platform for Macanese students to gather and build connections with not only in the university but also Macanese students in other universities across the UK. We provide enjoyable activities for students to make new friends and adapt to university life. We welcome all students who are interested in knowing more about our culture to join our society. We aim to keep in touch with all members by holding regular activities such as social, sports, educational and festival/events. If you want to find out more about our society, please find us on facebook or send us an email to uosmacau@soton.ac.uk.

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Malaysian Students Association Southampton
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The Malaysian Students Association (MSA) of Southampton is a non-profitable organisation which aims to secure the welfare of the Malaysian community in Southampton. We bring Malaysians together in many of our events throughout the year with the mission to encourage, foster and develop good ties among our members. We act as the representative or as a platform for Malaysian students to convey their voice to the university's administration. We help new members to settle down in the university, aid Malaysians in need of social and financial support and organise social events involving Malaysians of all cultures and religion to interact and share ideas

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For the past couple of years, there has already been a group of Mandarin speaking Chinese Christians meeting every Friday evening in Education Building 34. They get together for mutual support, fellowship and Bible study. Although each year some students will leave after their graduation, a fresh supply of new students will always join, as increasingly there are more and more international students from China, HongKong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore in SU. We recognize that it is important to mobilise Mandarin speaking Christians not only for the sake of their own spiritual wellbeing, but also for the benefit of the Chinese overseas students on the whole, as we all face unique challenges adapting our cultural backgrounds to our new experience as international students.

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Mexican Society
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The Mexican Society of Southampton has three main aims: the first one is to promote Mexico, its culture and traditions; secondly to create and develop friendly links between Mexican, British and foreign students, based on mutual respect of their cultures and customs; and thirdly to provide support for all Mexican students at the University of Southampton

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Middle Eastern & North African Society
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The University of Southampton Middle Eastern & North African Society is a cultural, non-political university society aimed at bringing together Middle Eastern & North African and non-Middle eastern students at the university and to give an insight into Middle Eastern culture, traditions, and history. It is open to people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, races, and beliefs. Whether you are from the Middle East & North Africa or not you will find something of interest to yourself from lectures and films, to cultural nights and meals!

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Nepalese Society
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Southampton NepSoc aims to bring all the Nepalese students as well as students from other nationalities together. We hope to further establish this community by engaging everyone in Nepalese culture, food, music and various events that will be held throughout the year.

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Nigerian society is relatively new society, envisaged to be a unifying body that represents the interest and speaks on behalf of the Nigerian students studying at the University and all those with a connection to Nigeria. The passion to start this society is borne out of the need to create a platform where Nigerians can share ideas and foster better relationships amongst ourselves. We feel that a strong Nigerian society will attract more potential students from Nigeria willing to study abroad to the University of Southampton, we also believe that we could, through the Nigerian society contribute to the the rich multi-cultural environment that exists here in Southampton.

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Omani Student Society (Southampton)
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This group is formed to help and support all Omani students during their study period. Omani students who study at the University of Southampton will be eligible for the membership of this group.

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Pakistan Society
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Pakistan Society aims to celebrate Pakistani culture, to attract a diverse member base comprising of both local and international students. We aim to provide our members with a platform to socialise and enhance their university experience. Everyone can join us and enjoy the range of activities we offer like one dish parties, cricket tournaments, board games night and more !!!

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Persian
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Persian society aims to introduce Iran and Persian culture to our academic community and offer celebrations and events based on the ancient culture of Iran. In addition, participate in Social events to introduce Iran and learn about other countries and cultures as well. Persian society organise regular gatherings for students, staff and alumni in order to create an opportunity for them to make friends, share their problems and reach for help if needed. The society tries to materialise these objectives through some cultural and social activities

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Polish Society
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Southampton University Polish Society, commonly known as PolSoc, was established to cultivate and share our traditions, and to promote our culture and history within all University Students. We do that by organizing variety of events, which primary goal is to integrate and have fun together. We are happy to provide freshers with help to make their start more comfortable in a new environment. Don't be afraid to join our society if you're not Polish! It is a great idea to explore new culture and make a lot of friends who know how to party!

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Punjabi Society
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Our aims are to celebrate Punjabi culture, integrate students and make them feel at home whilst at University.

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Romanian Society
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The Romanian Society, affectionately known as RoSoc, was founded in 2010 and aims to promote the Romanian culture, traditions and customs to all students at the University of Southampton. We want to help students get together, make new friends, look out for each other and have fun. We hope to aid new comers at the University and create a sense of belonging, provide great experiences to all of RoSoc's members and continue attracting new people in the years to come.

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Russian Speaking Society
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Our aim is to unite all Russian speaking students, help them to settle down in the new environment and of course we are going to organise various socials, parties and journeys.

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Saudi Society
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Everyone is Welcome, we are Saudi students aiming to introduce the Saudi Arabian culture and history to others and celebrate national holidays with everyone. Also, we will provide support and advice to Saudi students.

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Singapore Society
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The University of Southampton Singapore Society (SingSoc) is a place for students, Singaporean and non Singaporean alike, to immerse in uniquely Singaporean culture, and engage in a familiar community through casual and annually organised social and professional events. We are a diverse society comprising of students from varied backgrounds and nationalities that include students from Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, China, and the United Kingdom to name a few. Our primary aim is to provide help and specific knowledge to all members, as well as new or exchange students to the University of Southampton from Singapore. We hope to help ease the transition from the comforts of home to the independent overseas student life with tips, advice and personal experiences. In addition, we aim to provide members and students who are interested in Singapore's culture with more detailed and personal information on our homeland, especially to students who wish to pursue an exchange semester in Singapore. As a society we organise social trips within the UK, dinners commemorating various festive occasions and our annual Summer Chalet BBQ in Singapore. We build bonds with our members through regular sport sessions, and both inter and intra University sporting tournaments. We also constantly update members on any events organised by the SingSocs of other UK Universities. As our society liaises with companies and government departments, we periodically inform our members of career opportunities offered by establishments in Singapore so as to provide them with assistance in career development.

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Somali Society
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We're a society committed to ensuring Somali students have the best experience during their time at Southampton. We want to make sure you feel welcome, push yourself to be the best you are and give back to your community at the same time. Join us now!

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Sri Lanka Society
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Founded in 2003, The Sri Lankan Society was formed to act as a platform for Sri Lankan students to socialize and help one another in their University life away from home. The Society is focused on organizing events to educate and help the foreign community learn about the rich, vibrant and diverse culture that Sri Lanka has to offer

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Tamil Society
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The Tamil Society brings together those who are captivated with the ideas and traditions of Tamil culture. It aims to organise social, cultural and sports events in order to raise money for charities and other worthy causes, as well as providing opportunities for individuals to participate in inter-university competitions. We hope that in the future, Tamil Society will become a gravitation point for people of all kinds to learn about the unique nature of Tamil culture, and South-Asian culture in general.

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Women of Colour Society
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WOCSOC is dedicated to empowering, uplifting and uniting women. We are inter sectional, with a focus on creating a useful space for growth and discussions.

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