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We're the Beekeeping Society, or BeeSoc for short, and we provide training and practical hands on experience for all levels of experience.

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Cameroon Catalyst
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Founded at the University of Southampton, Cameroon Catalyst is a student driven charity which implements infrastructure projects in rural Cameroon which encourage sustainable development. Students fund raise, design and help build the projects in rural Cameroon and over the past ten years the projects completed include a health centre, a school, solar electrification hub, and more recently a series of wells that provide clean water to villages in the region. While the team are supported through a team of qualified trustees, Cameroon Catalyst provides a fantastic opportunity for students wanting a taste of international development charity work. Whether organising fundraising events, designing and building the project or helping promote the work of the charity through media, there is a role for everyone to get great experience. Our current focus is on water and sanitation, as 50% of rural Cameroonians lack access to safe drinking water. We are therefore currently planning a number of news wells to be installed in remote villages to help relieve this issue and provide thousands of people with this basic human right.

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Conservation Volunteers (SUCV)
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We run local conservation days on Sundays, restoring ecosystems and biodiversity around Southampton and Hampshire. We work with local nature reserves and wildlife trusts on heathland restoration, invasive plant removal, coppicing, tree planting, and much more- plus massive bonfires! Membership is free, along with free tea, coffee and biscuits on tasks, as well as a jacket potatoes if we have a bonfire! We also have socials, longer residential trips further afield every term and even occasional residentials abroad. We meet on Sunday mornings outside the SUSU Building between 9 and half 9, coming back at 4ish. Remember to join the mailing list and reply to task emails to let us know you're coming, or you may not get a place on the transport!

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CoppaFeel! UBT Southampton
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CoppaFeel! Uni Boob Team works hard throughout the academic year to spread awareness for breast cancer, important for both men and women! We spread awareness on how to check your boobs properly and regularly. The team also fundraises throughout the year to raise money for CoppaFeel! breast cancer awareness charity.

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Effective Altruism Society
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Effective Altruism is a philosophical, political and social movement that seeks to answer one main question - How can we do the most good? This is question is both fascinating and complex. It has led effective altruists to consider: How dangerous is AI Technology? Which beings are morally significant? Which charities effectively help people? What are our moral obligations to the global poor? And many others.We are a society affiliated with The Centre for Effective Altruism that is interested in tackling these questions and more. We shall be holding talks from prominent guest speakers; We will hold regular discussions about the ramifications of and questions posed by effective altruism; and hold more general opportunities for like-minded people to meet and socialise

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Engineers Without Borders (Southampton)
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Looking for enthusiasts from all backgrounds to change the world through engineering projects and outreach. Our mission is to lead a movement that inspires, enables and influences global responsibility through engineering

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Extinction Rebellion
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Feminist Society
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This society is for anybody from the university who has an interest in the Feminist movement. We are an open-minded, political society which holds regular meetings to discuss issues surrounding feminism and the fight for gender/sexual equality, including film screenings, guest speakers, energetic debates, presentations and social meetings. We also organise regular fundraising events throughout the year for local charities relating to feminist issues

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Friends of MSF
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Friends of MSF is a student society that supports the work of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). MSF is an international humanitarian aid organisation that provides medical assistance to those in greatest need in more than 60 countries. MSF follows the principles of neutrality, independence and impartiality. This means that MSF helps people in need irrespective of race, religion, ideology or political agendas. Southampton Friends of MSF runs multiple fundraisers throughout the year to raise money and awareness for the charity, as well as holding engaging events with healthcare professionals who have worked with MSF. Everybody is welcome, whether you just want to help out at fundraising events or get even more involved with us. We even have a few committee roles if you're particularly enthusiastic

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HackaSoton
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HackaSoton is a student-led community of skillful and passionate developers and tech-lovers who look for constant improvement by putting their knowledge in practice through entrepreneurial, technical and engineering competitions, conferences and events.

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HIV Education Southampton
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HIVE Southampton is an organisation that has been running for the last 8 years within the faculty of medicine. We feel that now is the time to branch out to the rest of SUSU, as we believe the work that we do is important and want to give others the opportunity to get involved. Here in the UK HIVE works in 2 ways: 1. We train students at University of Southampton who go into local schools and sixth forms in the area to educate about HIV 2. We put on various events to raise awareness of HIV and fundraise for local HIV charities e.g.World AIDS day gig every year in Southampton on 1st December

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Lawyers Without Borders
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The Lawyers Without Borders Southampton Student Division is a student-run group in affiliation with the non-profit organisation Lawyers Without Borders, formed to promote and further their work. Lawyers Without Borders is a charity that seeks to integrate skilled pro bono lawyers into rule of law programming designed to improve the integrity of the legal process around the world (www.lwob.org). The society works with LWOB on research projects, fundraise for them and promote opportunities in the human rights and legal field. The society will thus work with Lawyers Without Borders on research projects, fundraise for them and promote volunteering and internships in the protection of rights field. We aim to raise awareness about the importance of helping countries going through or recovering from, conflict to develop a sound judicial process and improve the link between the organisation's objectives and students who can continue to further their work. We look out for and help develop the passion and career paths of students who seek a future or have a keen interest in international human rights, civil liberties, and pro bono work.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender+ Society
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Welcome to the LGBT+ Society at the University of Southampton Students Union! We welcome anyone from any gender or sexual minority, and even allies who wish to support our community. Our aim is to provide an inclusive and safe space for LGBT+ students to socialise with one another, allowing them the freedom to discover and express who they are without judgement.

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Marine Conservation Society
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The University of Southampton Marine Conservation society are a group of people dedicated to conserving our wonderful coastlines and oceans. It's completely free to join, and as a member you’ll be invited to a whole range of events! We organise regular beach cleans, host guest speakers, screen documentaries and organise trips to marine conservation related events all over the country. We also run society socials where you can meet new people and chill out with friends. We’ll keep you up-to-date on marine news and volunteering opportunities over social media. We have big plans and hope to get everyone engaged in marine conservation. If the health of our oceans is important to you why not come and join us?

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Marrow
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Southampton Marrow is a student run branch of the charity Anthony Nolan. We help to save the lives of people with blood cancer. We raise awareness, hold fundraising events and events to sign people up to the stem cell donor register so that they can be potential lifesavers. If you want to find out about volunteering with us, or signing up to the stem cell donor register, we'd love to hear from you! Simply message our main Southampton Marrow page on Facebook and we'll get back to you.

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Mind Society
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Mind Society exists to gather students from University of Southampton who are passionate about campaigning on behalf of Mind, the mental health charity. All proceeds of our fundraising will go directly to Solent Mind, the branch of Mind which is based in Hampshire. Furthermore, the group will volunteer with Mind's national campaigns, such as the Virgin London Marathon. All fundraisers will exist with the intention of raising as much money as possible, and drawing attention to mental health problems.

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Motor Neurone Disease Association Society
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Welcome to MNDAsoc! Help us put the fun in fundraising and make a real difference to the lives of those in our community. The MNDA charity aims to provide help and support for those who live with the disease, as well as educating the public about MND whilst raising money from various fundraising initiatives to fund support for sufferers and carers as well as research for cures. Externally affiliated with MNDA South, this charity aims to get students involved in the fight against MND.

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Neurodiversity & Disability Society
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We're a society aimed at students who identify themselves as neurodivergent or disabled, those who are undiagnosed or self-diagnosed, and any members of the community that wishes to learn more about neurodiversity and disability issues.

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Nightline
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Nightline is a confidential information and listening service open from 8pm - 8am during term time. We are run by students, for students.

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RAG
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We are the major fundraising committee at the University of Southampton. Our committee and volunteers spend the year fundraising for dozens of charities depending upon what the students want us to do! All fundraising at the Union comes through us, and we are therefore the major support system for any other societies, clubs, groups or individuals who want to fundraise too. RAG are always hard at work planning new fundraising events and schemes, and helping others plan theirs. As well as our regular Speed Dating event every February, we run a whole load of other events from hitch-hiking events to Christmas markets, as well as the spectacular BIG GIVE! We also offer some fantastic opportunities like taking the Gorilla trek, Skydiving for Anthony Nolan or even getting your kit off for the annual RAG calendar. Check out our facebook page for up to date information on everything we're up to! https://www.facebook.com/SouthamptonRAG/

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Sign Language Society
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We promote the use of British Sign Language (BSL), offering non-professional classes for people who want to learn the language. We also aim to be a point of contact and social events for people who know any amount of BSL.

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SKIP
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SKIP (Students for Kids International Projects) is a national charity working with university students and overseas charity partnerships. At Southampton, we send a team of volunteers out to rural villages in central Madagascar on a health promotion project. This project includes educating children in basic hygiene (sanitation, oral health, nutrition, malaria prevention and safe water), we also work with older children to promote sexual health, sustainability and gender equality. The project takes place over the summer break over a 4 to 5 week period. Throughout the year, we hold training meetings in everything you need to know before you go out on project, socials for you to get to know your fellow volunteers and lots of fundraising events around campus! We are a student ran- student led charity, check out our team of dedicated and motivated committee and please email us with any questions, or contact us via our facebook and instagram page!

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Southampton Hub
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Southampton Hub is transforming students' involvement with social and environmental challenges in Southampton and around the world. We are a catalyst, facilitating more students to do more, more effectively and for longer. We are part of Student Hubs, a national network with the mission to create a culture change in UK universities so that student-powered social change becomes the norm and not the exception “ inspiring socially active citizens for life. We inspire students about their power and potential to shape a better world; connect them to opportunities to make a difference during their time at university, and support them to become civic leaders in their future lives and careers.

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Southampton Robotics Outreach
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SRO is a group of students who are enthusiastic about getting young people involved in Robotics, Computing, Electronics and STEM.

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Southampton Sexpression
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Southampton Sexpression is a student-led initiative from the University of Southampton aimed at organising peer-led sessions on Sex and Relationship Education (SRE).

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Student Action for Refugees (STAR)
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Student Action for Refugees (STAR) works to raise awareness about and improve the lives of refugees in the UK by doing the following: Volunteer at local refugee projects; Campaign to improve the lives of refugees; Educate people about refugees and asylum; Fundraise to welcome refugees

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Student Minds
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We are the University of Southampton's branch of Student Minds the national student mental health charity. As well as running support sessions for students, we aim to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, and run campaigns for mental wellbeing.

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Student Scout And Guide Organisation
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Southampton University's very own Student Scout and Guide Organisation. We are a social club at Southampton University, made up of all sorts of people but you don't have to actually be involved with Scouting or Guiding to join us! We welcome anyone who is interested in Scouts and Guides. From Camping to Biscuit Decoration Evenings, Campfires to Film Nights, Pub Crawls to Crate Stacking.. We generally do enough activities that one will be right for you !! Join us at The Crown Inn for our weekly meetings at 8pm on Mondays. We have a few drinks and a chat as well as let you know of up coming socials. We will be meeting at 7.45pm outside the Students' Union for the first 3 weeks of term to walk up. Otherwise, you can meet us at the pub: The Crown Inn, Highcrown Street, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1QE. We would love to meet you. For information on our latest socials, Visit our website: www.southamptonssago.com or join our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthamptonSSAGO/ Duke of Edinburgh Award We also offer support for those wishing to complete their Duke of Edinburgh award either through scouting/guiding, a local award centre or individually through the new virtual DofE Direct programme. The DofE award is open to anyone between the ages of 14 and 24 and focuses on 3 main areas: Physical, Volunteering and Skills. Participants take part in activities on a regular basis focused on these areas for a set period of time (depending on the award level). The award also includes an expedition and a residential experience (Gold Only). Whether you are completely new to the award or just need to finish one more section get in contact and find out how we can help. More information about the award can be found here: (https://www.dofe.org/do/).

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Unicef on Campus
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We are a student society which supports UNICEF UK (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund). Our aim is to raise awareness and funds to help the millions of children in danger across the world, who on a daily basis face violence, disease, hunger and the chaos of war and disaster. We raise funds for the organisation by means of various student-based events, such as bake sales, treasure hunts, christmas card sales and fast24. We may also collaborate with other societies to hold events and raise awareness of UNICEF within the campus. UNICEF UK is one of 36 UNICEF National Committees based in industrialised countries. UNICEF National Committees raise funds for UNICEF’s worldwide emergency and development work. In 2016 UNICEF UK raised £102.8 million for their work with children worldwide. Every penny of donations which we raise really does count, as little as 12p can protect a child from life-threatening polio. UNICEF On Campus is a UNICEF initiative designed to help university students get more involved in the work of UNICEF. Students have great potential to raise both funds and awareness for UNICEF, with the support of UNICEF UK. UNICEF On Campus University of Southampton society works in aid of UNICEF UK and not in association with UNICEF UK.

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Universities Allied for Essential Medicines Southampton
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Universities Allied for Essential Medicines is an international student movement that aims to combat the access to medicines crisis that claims millions of lives every year. Through concerted organising and campaigning on our own campuses and across the world, we aim to create a more equal system for addressing the health needs of those who are denied access to essential medicines and healthcare

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Vegan and Vegetarian Society
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Whether you're a vegetarian, pescetarian, vegan, or an open-minded omnivore, join the Southampton Vegan and Vegetarian society to have fun and enjoy the benefits. Our society aims to bring together like-minded people, to enjoy a variety of activities including restaurant trips, cooking events, themed food nights, movie nights, speaker events, debates and much more!We also offer support for people who are interested in becoming vegetarian or vegan, as well as those who already are, by sharing cooking skills, recipes and advice.

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WaterAid Society
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The aim of Southampton University WaterAid is to promote and support the work of WaterAid through fundraising and campaigning activities.

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Widening Access to Medicine Southampton
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WAMsoc is a medical student led society that aims to widen access to higher education for children from less privileged backgrounds, especially medicine. We have already been a representation of our University on a nationwide scale and we want to continue doing so. We are endeavouring to widen access in many different ways. Firstly we visit local schools, to give the children more information about applying to medicine, and show them that they have the potential to apply if they want. These sessions involve inspiring the children to raise their aspirations and apply to Medical school, as well as giving them the information and resources they need to do so. Another part of our society is running the Learn With Us sessions on campus. These are sessions where children from schools nationwide come to Highfield Campus, to learn about lots of different careers and university courses. We, as a society, represent Medicine at these sessions. We run stations of different activities a medical student does, to give the children more information on what being a medical student involves. Thirdly, we have launched an e-mentoring scheme where we match up current medical students with Year 12 students who are in the process of applying to medical school. Through this scheme, the Year 12 student can get continual assistance and input into applying for medical school from someone who has just undergone this experience.

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