Societies

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. The Actuarial Society is kindly sponsored by LCP

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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. We have a diverse following and take pride in giving back to the community through our charity work and mentorship scheme.

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Afrodynamix Dance Society
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Afrodynamix Dance society is the new vibrant dance society which teaches African, Caribbean and Street dance styles collectively. Go back to your roots or learn something new by experiencing the excitement of moving your hips, letting your body flow to the rhythm of the African drum, whining to the carnival call of the Caribbean and popin' droppin' and lockin' it to that smooth hip hop beat. We welcome anyone of any background with a passion to dance and the enthusiasm to learn from some of our most dedicated and driven teachers. Come and join us and help us to "GIVE IT TO THEMMMM! ♫"

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Ahlulbayt Society Southampton
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The Ahlulbayt are a group of really inspirational people from the household of the Holy Prophet of Islam. Their lives and works can be used as tools to improve and change our lives both personally and socially

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AIESEC in Southampton
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Our vision: peace and the fulfilment of humankind's potential. To achieve this we seek to engage and empower every young person.

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Alternative & Indie Music Society
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We are a society dedicated to the appreciation of alternative and indie music. Our monthly live event, Frequency gives local and student bands a chance to come and play for an audience in SUSU; it is a great way to showcase the talent that the South has to offer. We organise gig trips and socials to clubs that promote themselves as featuring alternative or indie music and have our own radio show on Surge called AIM hour. It's a great society to meet people who like similar music to you and finding gig buddies as Southampton has a great live music scene, with top venue The Joiners having just won NME's Best Small Venue.

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Amnesty International
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We are the Southampton Univeristy Affiliated Amnesty International Student group. We aim to promote human rights and an awareness of human rights abuses. Amnesty is an organisation that campaigns for freedom, fairness and justice, always by non-violent means.

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Anime and Manga Society
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Southampton Anime and Manga Society is a society dedicated to the mutual interest in anime, manga and other aspects of Japanese culture.

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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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Art Society
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Artsoc meets every Friday evening from 6.40 - 8.40pm for 2 hours of art. Each week we do something different; life drawing, painting, tie-dye and more. The committee members organize and run each session and are all happy to help with anything you need. Artsoc aims to bring together people who enjoy art and provide them with a place to explore this interest and socialise with like minded people. If you have any questions or are thinking of joining, don't hesitate to talk to a member of the committee via email or on facebook.

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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 events throughout the year, from movie nights to club nights, with the flagship event being our cultural show: Dhamaal. It is held in the weeks before Easter each year and provides a platform for people across all years to showcase their talents in an eclectic mix of music, dance, comedy and a fashion show. 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.

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Association of British and Chinese University Students (ABACUS)
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The Association of British and Chinese University Students (ABACUS), was founded in 1994 at the University of Cambridge. Over the years, ABACUS has spread all around the UK and there are now no fewer than fourteen branches of this society whom we shall maintain close links with. These branches exist at: Imperial, UCL, LSE, KCL, SOAS, Nottingham, Brunel, City, Queen Mary, Goldsmiths, City, Cardiff, Kent, and Cambridge respectively. The University of Oxford and the University of Leeds both have a similar society. The University of Southampton ABACUS is founded in November 2013 by a group of both international and British Chinese students. With our similar culture and aims, we firmly believe by having ABACUS in Southampton, we can create a more diverse and welcoming community for both our members and the university as a whole!

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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 Southampton Common

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Atheist Society
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We aim to represent the views of Atheists in the community and provide a social group for those interested in Atheism, Secularism, Humanism and Scepticism. Please see our website (with mailing list signup) or Facebook to keep up with our events.

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Ballet Society
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The ballet society is for all those with a love of ballet. We hope to cater for everyone by providing relaxed and fun ballet classes at 4 levels: beginners, improvers, intermediate, and advanced. So whether you have been dancing for as long as you can remember or are looking to try ballet for the first time, or even if you are just looking for a great way to stay flexible and fit, we hope you come along and get involved. As well as ballet classes, we have an active social calendar with events ranging from visits to the theatre to nights out on the town. We also run competition squads who have competed very successfully at inter-university dance competitions. Regular class attendees are also invited to perform in the annual 'Pure Dance' show, which showcases the work of Southampton University Dance Societies.

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Ballroom and Latin Dance Society
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We are Southampton University's Ballroom and Latin Dance Society. We encourage and teach dance at both a social and competitive level. Weekly classes for all standards are taught by professional teachers and we also compete regularly throughout the year against other universities across the country. We perform demonstrations at local events, take part in the annual dance showcase 'Pure Dance' and organise Southampton's very own Strictly Come Dancing every year! We are a very friendly and welcoming community open to all for enjoyment, fitness and involvement in the student union through our love of Ballroom dance... 'Keeeep Dancing!'

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Belly Dance Society
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Belly dancing is beautiful form of dance which happens to be a great way to get fit maintain flexibility and improve your core muscles, while having fun! The society is open to everyone from complete newbies to those with some previous experience. We run 3 weekly classes - one for beginners oriental, one for advanced oriental, and a squad class. We teach the traditional oriental style of belly dance, it is great for everyone who would like to refine technique and learn new moves or to just have fun dancing away on a Friday night, and rid those cloudy heads on Saturday afternoons! We also run workshops for a variety of different styles from burlesque belly dance to hip hop fusion belly dance! And also participating in competitions and performances and going on some great socials! And rest assured we wear the most fabulous costumes around!! Classes are just £3 for members (membership for the year is only £10!) Or membership for half of the year is £5. Classes for non-members are £4. If you take both classes on Friday evening you get a discount of just £5 for both.

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Bhangra Society
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Bhangra is a fun-filled, energetic and explosive form of dance, which originates from the Punjab region of India! We hold weekly classes which are open to anyone, irrespective of ability or background - so come along and get involved! We also have a Beginners' squad and a Competition squad, should you wish to take Bhangra that step further and perform at a university, local or national level.

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Biological Sciences Postgraduate
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BSPS is a newly founded society with the main aim to provide both educational and social events for the hard working postgrad students of B85 and beyond! We aim to provide a community for the Biological Sciences postgrad students through both social and educational events

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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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Brass Band
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We are a friendly group of brass players who gather once a week to rehearse for concerts and the annual events including the University Brass Band competition (aptly named UniBrass), and the Whit Friday marches.

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Brazilian Society
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A student group with the aim of promoting integration of Brazilian and non Brazilian students through social,sports and cultural events. Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/uosbrasoc

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Breakdance Society
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Breakdancing society is open to anybody interested in breaking (Bboying) regardless of current level or previous experience. Sessions are on Mondays 4 - 6pm, Wednesdays 1 - 3pm and Saturdays 4 - 6pm. The sessions are held in the Multi Purpose Studio on level 1 (bottom floor) of SUSU (Union) building. Join our facebook group or come down to a session if you're interested! https://www.facebook.com/groups/q5rviW/

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Bright Futures
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The Bright Futures Society, a not-for-profit, offers students the chance to engage with top graduate recruiters. It enables you to find out first-hand about all the different industries out there and the best way for you to take your first step on the ever competitive career-ladder. But it isn't just about skills and commercial awareness, it's also about boosting your self-confidence and raising your aspirations.

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British Red Cross Group
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The British Red Cross (BRC) is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. The BRC enables vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, the BRC helps people recover and move on with their lives Southampton University BRC Group (SUBRC) connects students/staff to various volunteering opportunities within the BRC whilst creating a social atmosphere for members. SUBRC provides opportunities in Fundraising, teaching Humanitarian Education and Everyday first aid and Event First Aid, including the necessary training and assessments. Add us on Facebook for more up to date information!

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Buddhist Meditation Society
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The Buddhist Meditation Society provides students with the opportunity to take part in and learn about meditation within the New Kadampa Buddhist tradition. Through practising meditation and mindfulness, as well as applying Buddhist insights to our daily lives, we can learn to maintain a peaceful and productive mind and outlook. The benefits of meditation are endless, and as a society we strive to spread the happiness. At both the Student's Union and the University of Southampton, we encourage free speech and the open exchange of ideas. In this way, we welcome peaceful debate of issues within our clubs and societies. We do not however support acts or words that encourage violence or hatred, and are firmly against those who use these methods to further their personal and political aims. We are a mediation society primarily and hold no political links to any particular organisation. Our regular classes are on Wednesdays (3-4pm) in Building 35, Room 1001 (to right of Hartley Library). Everyone is welcome, so come along and give it a try!

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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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Business School Postgraduate Society
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To promote business research activities in academic and social settings throughout University of Southampton by PGR student engaging with each other, the university and the wider community.

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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 are keen to run a calendar of social events throughout the academic year - for students to engage with their fellow course mates outside of lectures. We will 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. We have a great deal of interest from students about the possibility of providing them with a ball, of which has not happened in the last academic year. This will give students something exciting to look forward to, increasing their levels of student satisfaction around the newly branded business school. We are expecting this event to be a huge success. 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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Cake Decorating Society
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We aim to be a society with members interested in decorating cakes, improving their ability or learning from scratch. We have organized sessions for members to come and decorate either pre-baked cakes or dummies, with utensils provided by the society.

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Cameroon Catalyst
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Founded at the University of Southampton, Cameroon Catalyst is a student led charity which implements infrastructure projects in rural Cameroon which encourage sustainable development. Students fundraise, design and help build the projects in rural Cameroon and over the past five years the projects completed include a health centre, a school and solar electrification hub. 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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Canadian Law Society
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The Canadian Law Society is here to help Canadian students adjust to life and studying in Britain. We aim to make the transition to life here easier while also focusing on the unique needs Canadian students have if and when they return home to Canada and practice law.

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Capoeira
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Capoeira was born out of the slave trade around 500 years ago in Brazil. It was developed by the slaves as a martial art, however it was designed to look like tribal dances and rituals so that the slave masters would not suspect the violent aspect of the art. A crucial component of learning Capoeira has been the ability to mask your movements and intentions in an apparently non-threatening dance, combining combat and music. At Southampton we have an enthusiastic Capoeira teacher, Mestre Joaozinho, who teaches the Angola style of Capoeira and we also have open training sessions to practice together. You're welcome to come to any of our sessions! Your first session is free. Please see our Facebook group for more info or if you have any more questions feel free to email us. https://www.facebook.com/groups/sucapclub/

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Catholic Society
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Southampton University Catholic Society (CathSoc) is an open and friendly community of Catholic students from all over the world - we have over 36 nationalities represented among our ~150 members. Our main activity is hosting a Sunday Mass on campus every week during term time - we also organise social events (such as international food and dance evening, trips to the New Forest, trips to Sprinkles Ice Cream Shop, a Christmas Dinner and Summer Ball every year) and opportunities to profess and deepen our faith through prayer and worship groups. We also go retreats both in the UK and during the summer holiday we go to international trips. In the past we have been to Brazil, Italy and this coming we hope to go to Poland. All this for World Youth Day an international event lasting a week in any country of the world where we meet with the Pope, so worship pray and strengthen in our faith. We are not an evangelistic group but we reach out to the local community through our links with CAFOD and local parishes, mainly Immaculate Conception in Portswood and St Edmund's on The Avenue. The society is based at the Chaplaincy with support from our chaplain, Sr Catherine and a committee of students who run the society and the Masses. Anyone is welcome to join us for Mass on Sunday - just turn up at 6.30pm to the Nightingale Building (Building 67) in Highfield Campus. There is usually food afterwards :-) We are predominately Roman Catholics, but we have members from the Eastern Rite and the Orthodox Community regularly joining us. If you've made it this far, you should at least come and meet us now! We're very welcoming and very normal - see you on Sunday?

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Chamber Choir
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Southampton University Chamber Choir is an award-winning group made up of 20-30 singers from around the university, ranging in age, background and degrees. SUCC is a small auditioned choir that aims to perform to the highest possible standard across the local area and further afield. Through professional direction we aim to promote self-development in choral and vocal technique, and foster an integrated and social atmosphere. We have a strong focus towards learning, and creating unique opportunities for student singers through concerts, music in worship and a diverse range of events. The choir is led by conductor and musical director George Arthur Richford. The choir sings music from a range of genres including sacred music, madrigals, folk songs, and occasionally jazz and pop. Recent venues include Romsey Abbey, Mottisfont Abbey and Portsmouth Cathedral, with tours to Edinburgh, Berlin and Madrid in recent years. Rehearsals are held at Highfield Campus during term time every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Find out more on our website and YouTube channel: www.chamber-choir.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7ZYHSIwsZ256jwTXBwdCiQ or email us for more information: suchamberchoir@gmail.com

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Chamber Opera
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We are a small opera company dedicated to creating full productions of small operas. We aim primarily to give performers, directors, producers and all others aspiring for jobs within the theatre or opera industry a chance to explore these roles and work together to create a musical spectacle. We are dedicated to bringing chamber operas to the stage at university performance venues, exploring what we have learnt as students at university. Our productions thus far include Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (2016), Handel's Acis and Galatea (2017) and Gluck's Orpheus (2017).

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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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Chinese Students & Scholars Association
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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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Chinese Students Society
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Our society aims to gather all the Chinese students in the university, by holding a lot of activities in order to give our members a fun and fruitful university life.

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Christian Union
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united by Christ's LOVE // grounded in the BIBLE // excited about sharing the GOSPEL so that ALL may hear and respond to the Good News and Love of Jesus Christ

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Circus Society
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At circus society we're all about meeting people, getting involved and having fun. Everyone has fun teaching and learning new tricks together, and we highly encourage members to learn and develop performance skills. We cater for a wide range of skill levels, welcoming both complete beginners and experts, and have a range of our own circus equipment so that anyone can join in and learn tricks straight away. We occasionally organize beginners' sessions of various equipment such as juggling, poi, diabolo and unicycling, and our members have a huge variety of skills including staff, flower stick, hula hooping, contact juggling and more! We also have evenings where members get the opportunity to safely use fire equipment. Our experienced performers are available for hire for events both in and out of the university, and the society serves as a platform to advertise our members and their skills.

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Civil Engineering Society
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Southampton University Civil Engineering Society (CivSoc) is open to any undergraduate, postgraduate, staff or lecturer at the University of Southampton that is interested in the civil engineering industry (including those not studying civil engineering). We run regular socials, networking opportunities, talks, site visits and trips, as well as promoting events run by both the University of Southampton and professional engineering institutions

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Cocktail Society
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Social, fun and sophisticated; we welcome anyone who loves trying new things, making friends and maybe one or two cocktails.

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Comedy Society
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The University of Southampton Comedy Society aims to provide a wide range of comedy entertainment to appreciative audiences. We seek to encourage aspiring young writers, performers, producers and directors to enhance their creative skills in the pursuit of laughter.

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Concert Band
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SUCB is an entirely non-auditioned wind band, welcoming musicians of all standards and abilities. We play a wide variety of music ranging from wind band standards, music from film and stage, marches, to classical pieces and seasonal favourites! Rehearsals are weekly, playing to a high standard whilst also emphasising the social side of university life. We have regular socials such as pub crawls, meals, balls and day trips. The biggest event on the social calendar is our annual tour to an exotic European destination to play in a new environment. It is often the highlight of the year for many people and takes place during the Easter holiday. Come and find us at the Bunfight during Freshers week to meet some of our marvellous members. Alternatively, you can email us on band@susu.org or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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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 resi’s 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 though, or you may not get a place on the transport!

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Conservative Association
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Society representing the Conservative Party at the University. We aim to encourage conservatism on campus as well as being a place where Conservatives can meet.

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Contemporary Dance Society
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Southampton University Contemporary Dance Society aims to provide an opportunity for members and one off attendees to participate in dance classes at both and advanced and beginner level. Alongside this, we run a mixed ability lyrical class! We aim to offer a safe, friendly environment for people to experience a new style of dance or improve an already existing skill. Class times are Mondays, 6:00-7:15 pm for beginners 7:15-8:15 pm for lyrical and 8:15-9:30 pm for advanced in the MPS studio which is on the bottom floor of the SUSU building. Class prices are £3 members, £4 non-members and £4.50 for two classes. Membership is £10 and can be bought in class from our Treasurer or at the SUSU Box Office.

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CoppaFeel! UBT Southampton
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CoppaFeel! Uni Boob Team works hard throughout the academic year to 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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Creative Writing Society
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The Creative Writing Society is for all students from any disciplines at the University who like to write creatively. We run weekly workshops on a variety of writing themes, genres and techniques, and aim to nurture budding writers of Southampton by providing opportunities for feedback sessions, competitions and guest speakers. Find us on Facebook or come along to a meeting to find out more!

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Crime and Forensics Society
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The Crime and Forensics society offers an opportunity for students interested in the politics, history, public-perception and media-representations of crime to meet like-minded individuals at weekly meetings and at themed trips to notable landmarks throughout the academic year. This society is open to everyone with an interest in crime or forensics. We aim to cover interesting developments in forensics, crime and its social history.

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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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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.

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Debating Union
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We run weekly debates which are free to attend and open to everyone. In the last year we have had the pleasure of welcoming several high profile speakers to these events, including former MP and Government Minister Sir Vince Cable, Spokesperson for the Israeli Embassy Yiftah Curiel and leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron. We also run training sessions to educate people in debating, improve their skills at public speaking and formulating arguments, and prepare them for inter-university competitions.

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DJ Society
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Southampton University DJ Society is run by the DJs at Southampton Uni for the benefit of everyone at Southampton Uni. The society's members include many DJs who spin at events held around the University and beyond. Membership is not however limited to this; we exist to support the electronic music scene in Southampton and openly welcome anyone who shares this aim. We regularly play at both events around the union and in the city itself. These events will be posted on here, so keep your eyes peeled. We are always looking for new DJs to play at our nights, so if you're looking for your first chance to play to a crowd then drop us a line. So if you have any interest in DJing, or dance/electronic music as a whole, please join our Facebook group to find out about all our future events and socials or contact us directly for the latest info on the goings on in Southampton from the Soc!

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Duke of Edinburgh Society
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The Duke of Edinburgh Society is the principal way for university students to become affiliated with and complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award with Woolston and Weston Open Centre (WAWOC). The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an achievement award for 14-25 year olds. The SUDofE Society aims to provide participants with the means to complete their Gold Duke of Edinburgh award. We have meetings on Thursday evenings to prepare for expeditions as well as hosting a range of socials throughout the year including Fresher’s Camp and a Christmas meal. If you have already completed your Gold DofE you are also very welcome to join our society and you can get involved my helping with expeditions.

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East African Society
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The East African Society is a place for students to get together and spend time exploring what makes East African culture special.

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Economics Society
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As a subject society, we aim to bring peers together to integrate the three years of the course together and form social groups for academic and non-academic reasons � through social events and interest of the subject.

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ECS Entrepreneurs is a student run society whose mission is to build a platform for students who share like entrepreneurial passions to start building their technology start-ups. The society was founded by Zilong Wang. Spurred by the downturn of the economy and impressed by the hub of physical science and engineering innovation in Southampton he set up Southampton University’s first technology focused entrepreneurial society in August 2012. He truly believed that working with the university’s Faculty of Physical Sciences and Electronics we could grow successful technology entrepreneurs. Ever since, we have continued to focus to foster people with great ideas, with good technical expertise, entrepreneurial interest and are keen to build a team. And then we take them on a journey. We aim to be your coach, obstructing obstacles and guiding you towards success. Be it, equipment, finance or team climate we will do our best to help you achieve. The society organises regular talks, workshops and competitions since its foundations. Most recently, we organised the university’s first Dragons Den event to offer essential knowledge, skills and real investment to young talent and provide precious opportunity to connect aspirations.

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This society is for all students on the Education and Psychology course. This society is in place so you can get in contact with committee members, bring up general issues and socialise with fellow Education, and Education and Psychology students from across all 3 years. The committee is here to make sure everyone has the best time at uni as they possibly can! If you have an idea or suggestion about anything, get in contact with one of us and we will get back to you asap! Please join our Facebook group and get socialising! https://www.facebook.com/groups/UoSEduSoc/?fref=nf

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Egyptian society
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The Egyptian society aims to bring together Egyptian and non-Egyptian students of the University to celebrate and give an insight into Egyptian culture, history, and tradition. Please Contact us on: Egyptian-Society@soton.ac.uk and rt2g14@soton.ac.uk.

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Electronic Music Society (SEMSU)
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Our society is aiming to create a community of electronic music enthusiasts. The term �electronic music� is an umbrella term that encompasses a wide spectrum of different styles, genres and sub-genres of music. We hope to bring fans of electronic music (from across the spectrum) together in order for them to meet new people with similar tastes and to experience music that they may have otherwise never heard.

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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. We are always open to fresh ideas for events so feel free to give us your suggestions on our website

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Enactus Southampton
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Enactus Southampton is a student run social enterprise and an affiliated society of the University of Southampton Student's Union. The team are currently undertaking 9 projects, 6 Social Projects and 2 Commercial Enterprises and 1 Research and Development team. The principal objective of Enactus Southampton is to provide a channel whereby students can gain experience working in a business environment, while at the same time improving the quality of life and standard of living for communities and individuals in need. Enactus projects set University of Southampton students apart from their peers, by teaching them (through their experiences), the relevant skills to make them more employable in the future.

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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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Engineers Without Borders (Southampton)
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EWB-UK is an engineering focused charity that works with students and young professionals, providing them with the contacts and experience to make a difference in their local communities and the wider world

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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 Humanities Ball, book sales, and sports including netball, football and badminton. 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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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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eSports Society
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The eSports society is for enthusiastic gamers who wish to engage in competitive gaming, whether it is playing games such as Dota 2, LoL, CS:GO, Hearthstone, Overwatch or just enjoying watching it all on stream

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Fandomonium Society
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To unite all fans! We will include fandoms such as Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Lord of the Rings, Merlin, Supernatural, Star Wars, Star Trek, Hunger Games, Divergent etc :)

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Farm Africa Society
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Our society aims to support the work of Farm Africa through fundraising and educating others. Farm Africa is a charity which works to create permanent solutions to end hunger. They don’t give handouts, they help farmers help themselves. They provide the seeds, tools, and expertise that help rural farmers in eastern Africa to double or triple their yields, whether they are growing crops, farming livestock and fish, or earning a living from forest products. The money raised by this society will not be delivering a short-term ‘quick fix’. Instead, it will be delivering long-term sustainable solutions, helping farming families end hunger, for good.

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Fashion Society
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'Fashion is instant language.' Miuccia Prada Do you love keeping up to date with the latest trends in the magazines? Flaunting your style everyday? And, let's face it, shopping? Well then Fashion Society is for you! We offer many opportunities to gain experience in photoshoots throughout the year in a variety of roles, such as being a model, creative director, makeup artist, hair stylist or photographer. We are also introducing guest speaker events to hear about what it's like to work in the business of fashion. Join us now!

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

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Film Society
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Welcome to FilmSoc, the University of Southampton's Film Society: your one stop shop for all things cinema! FilmSoc is a student-run society which shows films chosen by our members every Tuesday at 18.00 in Avenue Campus, LTB. Screenings are free (and always will be), snacks and drinks will be provided (but feel free to bring your own) and there is no limit to the number of people you can bring along! Along with weekly screenings we will be hosting events in conjunction with the university's cinema Union Films and our sibling society ArthouseSoc: a film society for the arthouse film lovers every Thursday at 18.00 in Avenue Campus, LTB. For more information about screenings and events, find us on Facebook, Twitter or sign up to our FilmSoc mailing list by emailing filmsoc@soton.ac.uk. Film buffs unite!

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First Aid Society
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What could be a more important skill than knowing how to save a life? The First Aid Society is a diverse group of students from all courses who come together and learn essential skills. There is also the opportunity to complete official St John training (for free!) and become a qualified volunteer with the Southampton University Unit, providing first aid at University sporting events and at St Mary's Stadium, as well as other events like Fresher's ball. We meet on a Tuesday 7 - 9pm (location tbc) and always head to the pub afterwards. Learn a skill. Save a life.

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Fish On Toast
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We are The University of Southampton's Entrepreneurship and Business Society: We aim to promote and encourage entrepreneurship via speakers, events and our pre-accelerator programme Spawn, as well as help our members develop transferable business skills that will help prepare them for their careers. Since 2002 the society has been working to nurture and develop the next generation of entrepreneurs by encouraging a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration. We pride ourselves on having one of the most ambitious, motivated and creative groups of people as our members. You might not have thought about what you want to do after graduation but that doesn't matter. If you're simply looking for something fun to fill your Thursday evenings or you want to start a business next week, Fish on Toast is for you. We're about getting inspired by each other's enthusiasm and that of our incredible visiting speakers, running our own businesses, and entering sweet competitions whilst stuffing ourselves on free pizza! We are, quite literally, the most inspiring club that you can join at uni. Together we can learn the secrets for business success meet some awesome people and hopefully change the world!

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Folk Music Society
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For folk musicians, dancers, and anyone else interested; we run a variety of events for both the society and the general (primarily student) public. Monday Sessions: New Tunes/Songs, 7-9pm in 02/3041; General Session 9-11pm in The Stile, by Highfield Campus. Monthly Sessions: Euro Session, 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 9pm, The Junction (by St Denys) Outreach Session, 3rd Wednesday of the Month at 8pm, The Art House - new for 2016! General Public Session, 1st Friday of the Month at the Talking Heads In 2017 we will also be working with MenCap, a Southampton based charity that works with adults with Learning Disabilities; playing for local churches and organisations in variety shows; and working with other dance and music societies to put on joint shows.

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Football Beyond Borders
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Football Beyond Borders is an education charity which uses the power of football to inspire young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their goals and make their voices heard. The key principles of this charity includes; engaging with local communities, and using sport as a empowering tool for the promotion of positivity. As a society, we aim to build awareness of the work that Football Beyond Borders engages with by having a mixture of fun and active fundraising opportunities accompanied with the opportunity for students to actively engage with their local communities, providing mentoring to students on getting into higher education.

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French Society
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If you study French, speak 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: - A weekly language cafe (all levels are welcome!) - Fortnightly film nights with popcorn - Wild socials such as Battle of the Languages and Cheese&Wine nights - A memorable trip to France 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 love x

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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.

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Gaana Society
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It's a fun and energetic dance form originating from Tamil culture. We hold weekly sessions where anyone can join, whether they've been dancing for years or have never even heard of gaana before. We currently perform at numerous shows throughout the year, where the society are able to showcase their talent.

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Games Society
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A relaxed society aiming to provide a place to socialize and play board, card, tabletop war and role playing games. It's completely free and you don't even have to be a student to join in! Come along any time Wednesday or Saturday afternoons to meet like minded people and just have fun. You don't need to be good at games or know the games beforehand the rules will be explained. We have a variety of games available, you can even request games that the society can buy in for members to play. We continue during Holidays (including summer) so you can come any time of year!

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Geo-Guess
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Society for people that want to meet and play Geo-Guess. A game in which you are placed somewhere on google maps street view and you battle it out to see who can work out where in the world they are the fastest.

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Geography Society
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GeogSoc is a non-profit organisation run by students for students; all the money goes back into making the society better for members. Membership is 35 pounds for the whole three years of your degree and includes a free t-shirt for freshers and society discounts on socials, hoodies and trips! 2015/16 club and bar sponsorship details will soon be announced. We have got some great discounts for you this year!

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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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Group for geophysicists looking to broaden their horizons in the field of their degree. We arrange meetings for students across the year groups, including academic help, day trips and social events.

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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 at 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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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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Guild of Change Ringers
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The oldest Southampton University society, founded in 1955. We practice the English art of church bell ringing, and in particular change ringing. This takes place at the various towers around Southampton. The society meet with a practice one evening a week, service ringing on Sunday mornings, three tours during the academic year and an annual dinner held each year in February.

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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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Healthcare Ambassadors Society
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Welcome to the Healthcare Ambassadors Society! The society aims to: • Support outreach work carried out by the Faculty of Health Sciences • Promoting healthcare careers • Eliminating stereotypes and stigmas within healthcare • Promoting inter-professional team within multi-disciplinary teams in healthcare. • Working and widening access to school-aged students. If you are a student passionate about promoting healthcare careers to the community, then join us! Its great experience with plenty of opportunity to meet healthcare students and attend our socials.

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Herpetological Society
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A society for anyone interested in the cold blooded side of nature! A group for discovering, discussing, and surveying reptiles and amphibians, in the UK and around the world. The society will run a number of activities, such as: -Meetings to discuss current issues and news in the herpetological world. - Visits to local reptile/amphibian hotspots (the New Forest), where we can carry out some survey work on the side! - Talks on anything herp related, with everyone welcome to give a presentation. These will include special guest lectures from herpetological associations, professors, and researchers. - And of course, cold blooded socials!

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Hindu Society
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Southampton University Hindu Society aims to build the foundations for a strong and vibrant Hindu community in Southampton and fulfil the cultural, spiritual, educational and social needs of all of our members through an extensive range of campus and national activities

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History Society
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We aim to bring together all the history students under one society, giving them opportunities to meet more people from their course, and make more friends in doing so. The society aims to ensure studying the subject is sociable, active and even more enjoyable. We have a wealth of sports teams, organise a range of socials to suit everyone's interests and plan trips abroad for the society and the sports teams. We also organise both internal and external career events to provide society members with a wider understanding of the opportunities available to them after University. Our membership card (as seen below) offers a huge range of offers for local establishments to give our members excellent benefits for a very generous price! We encourage students from all subjects and faculties to join the History Society and improve their University life. Our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/HistSoc/

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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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HOMED
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HOMED is a student network which supports homeless people living in Southampton. We believe that people who do not have access to a safe and secure home face violations of a wide range of human rights. As students, we have a responsibility to be part of the movement for a better future for those without homes in the UK. What do we do • Educate students about homelessness and its associated injustices • Challenge prejudice and stereotypes associated with those without a home • Volunteer in local homeless projects HOMED allows students who may not have much experience in the field of homelessness to understand why people may become homeless and what challenges they face in our society.

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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 Personal Details of Committee Members: President: Jack Ho (+44)7427761989 | (+852)95224800 | smjh1g15@soton.ac.uk Public Affairs Vice President: Anson Cheung (+44)7490406847 | (+852)66900337 | tsc1g15@soton.ac.uk Social Service Vice President: Joyce Fan (+44)7478256210 | (+852)66427085 | pmf1g15@soton.ac.uk Secretary: Vikki Leung (+44)7492521701 | wkl1g15@soton.ac.uk Treasurer : Tiffany Au (+44)7472787669 | (+852)60815011 | cwa1g15@soton.ac.uk Social Secretary: Jonathan Lee (+44)7576032198 | (+852)54046023 | cyl1g15@soton.ac.uk

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Hookers Knitters & Stitchers
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Beginners to experts socialising and sharing skills across crochet, knitting, embroidery, patchwork... and any other stitch-based activity. We aim to participate in charitable activities too. The venue for our meet-ups is usually the WSA cafe so that it is open to anybody who wishes to join in for as long as they wish to. It is a neutral territory to encourage anybody from any course to join in whether Fine Art or Graphics, Fashion or Game Design.

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Human Powered Aircraft
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The Southampton University Human Powered Aircraft (SUHPAC) has its roots all the way back to 1961 where the University first manufactured and flew the world's first official human powered aircraft. In 2011, the SUHPA group design project (GDP) was initiated by Dr. Alexander Forrester as the 50th Anniversary of Southampton University's Man Powered Aircraft.

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Human Powered Submarine
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We are a group of students at the University of Southampton that design, build, and test human powered submarines to compete internationally! We recently competed for the first time at the International Submarine Races 2015. The race took place at the Naval Surface Warfare Centre in Carderock, USA. The society consists of approximately 50 interdisciplinary students from various academic tiers including undergraduates, Masters Students, PhDs and EngDs. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds including engineering, naval architecture, astronautics & aeronautics, biology, chemistry, physics and environmental science. However, just because you're not a STEM student doesn't mean you can't get involved! We welcome students of all disciplines to join us. This year we aim to compete at the European International Submarine Races held locally in Gosport. More information on the race can be found here: http://www.subrace.eu

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Hungarian Society
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Our society's goal is to provide a social platform for all the Hungarian students and those interested in the Hungarian culture. We organise a variety of events, and help freshers to fit in the new environment. Feel free to join even if you are not Hungarian, it's a lot of fun!

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Hydro Team
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We are a group of under/post-grad/MsC/PhD students from all disciplines who design and construct a 2-3metre long energy efficient remote control boat incorporating innovations with the aim of making shipping more efficient. The boat is entered into the international HydroContest in Lausanne, Switzerland in July. We meet on Thursdays at Boldrewood Campus - if you're interested in joining or just want to find out more, either email or Facebook message us! Throughout the year members design, construct and test a 2.5m by 2.5m water craft to carry 20kg and 200kg weights in three races. Responsible for the craft's hull, appendages, electronics and control system while marketing their team, sponsored by Hydros and UK companies interested in modern energy and nautical innovation.

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India Society University of Southampton
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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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Indonesian Society
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Indonesian Society is your gateway to experience the magnificent wonders of Indonesian foods, cultures, hospitalities, and travel destinations

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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 you a range of opportunities so that you can decide whether a career in law, particularly at the Bar, is correct for you. To this end, we provide you with weekly events designed to improve your 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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Intercultural Connections Southampton
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Intercultural Connections Southampton has the aim to promote and develop intercultural activities and awareness across the university and city of Southampton. We organise various projects, which provide students, staff and the local community with a social space to share their thoughts, to talk about their experiences and discuss several cultural topics. This contributes to creating a truly international environment where there are strong ties between people from different cultural backgrounds.

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Irish Dance Society
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The society provides the opportunity to learn or practice Irish Dancing and offers classes covering group ceili, soft shoe, and hard shoe. We offer beginners, improvers and advanced classes every Friday, alternating each week between soft and hard shoes, taught by a qualified teacher. We are also aiming to hold workshops throughout the year taught by professional dancers. The Irish Dance Society is a part of SUSUPA dance and holds auditions for a competition squad which competes all over the country for the university. We also take part in Pure Dance, a university-wide dance show held in March each year giving members the opportunity to show off their skills learned all year in team dances choreographed in class. The classes we hold are laid back and fun and perfect for students wanting to start their dance career or those you have danced throughout their lives and want to continue their passion. Come along and try us out, as one of the fastest growing dance societies on campus!!

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Islamic Society
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"Joining together in the mutual teaching of truth and patience"

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Italian Society
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Italian society organizes events which range from social to cultural purposes to bring together Italians and anyone interested in learning Italian or is just interested in the Italian culture and lifestyle.

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Jazz Band
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A welcoming non-auditioned big band which plays a variety of Jazz, Funk, Swing and Blues music which is open to musicians of all standards and abilities.

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Jazz Dance
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Jazz Dance at the University of Southampton is a growing and diverse society that provide fun and enjoyable classes for everyone from complete beginners to advanced dancers. You will take part in a range of dance styles, from traditional Jazz dance to contemporary Commercial routines. By joining the Jazz society, you will have the opportunity to take part in the annual USD Pure Dance Show, which sees all of the dance societies coming together in a celebration of talent and dedication. As well as this, we have novice and advanced Jazz dance squads who compete against other universities up and down the country. There are loads of socials throughout the year where you will get a chance to make great friends within the society as well as across USD dance.

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Jazz Orchestra
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SUJO is the premium big band in Southampton! We are a musical ensemble made up of talented musicians from the university that perform large and small gigs as well as going on tour to notorious international jazz festivals such as Montreux, North Sea and Jazz a Vienne.

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Jazzmanix
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Jazzmanix is a choral society, which specializes in Pop and Gospel music. We aim to provide an opportunity for everyone to sing Pop and Gospel music, irrespective of their musical ability and position within the university. We also wish to provide musical entertainment within the university, local community and beyond.

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Jewish Society
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The Southampton University Jewish Society is a close knit group of students who get together to celebrate Jewish festivals in a friendly and welcoming environment. We welcome Jews from all backgrounds, as well as non-Jews who are interested in our religion.

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Kandyan and Bharata Natyam Dance Society
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Kandyan and Bharatanatyam are two of the most well known, traditional Sri Lankan and Indian classical dances. Official host society for THAALA : The only Inter-University classical dance competition in the UK!

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Kingdom Movement Christian Fellowship
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KMCF is a Christian fellowship formed of students united by our common faith and love for Jesus Christ. We strive to be the light to this world and to be examples to everyone around us. 1st Tim 4:12 - let no one despise you for your youth but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. We hold weekly Bible studies on Thursdays. Throughout the year, we will hold many events such as a Christmas ministration, prayer and worship evenings and a retreat! ALL ARE WELCOME, we would love to see you there!

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Labour Society
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The Labour Society is a group for Labour supporting students on campus. We aim to work with the University, Union Southampton and other student societies to represent Southampton Students, to help students become involved in Labour politics and to support the local Southampton Labour Party

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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 havin a careers in law.

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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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Lebanese Society
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Lebanese people of Southampton, and all your friends, get ready for some action! We're Lebanese, we don't know "Calm"! Our Mission: Bringing Lebanon to the student community at the University of Southampton

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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. We aim to ensure that the highest level of discretion is maintained in order to protect our members who may be unable or unwilling to disclose information about their sexuality or gender. If you are unsure if an action has the potential to breach discretion don’t hesitate to drop us a message on Facebook or email us at lgbtsoc@susu.org. Check out our Safe Space Policy that we expect all committee and society members to adhere to: https://lgbt.susu.org/about/policy/safe_space.html We know that coming to an event may be daunting, so if you have any questions, don’t know where to go or would like to meet up with someone beforehand get in touch with us via our website at https://lgbt.susu.org/about/ or by dropping us a message on Facebook. If you need any advice our Welfare Officers, Tim Pellew and Leah Williams, are always around for a chat or to point you in the right direction for further help. We love to hear feedback from you, so drop us your suggestions at any time!

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Liberal Democrat Society
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The Southampton University Liberal Democrat Society aims to promote liberalism within the Student Union. The society raises the awareness of Liberal Democrat values and policies through campaigning for the success of Southampton-based Liberal Democrat candidates standing in local, general and European elections. We also arrange social events for like-minded, liberal students throughout the university.

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Light Opera Society
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We are the Southampton University Light Opera Society. We have a long and established history, having performed light operas and operettas since 1972. Our aim is to put on fun, enjoyable shows and to have an awesome time in the process! Every year, LOpSoc presents two shows: these are generally a combination of musical theatre works and operettas written by Gilbert and Sullivan, the latter of which is performed for a second time at the G&S Festival in Harrogate each August. These classics of British theatre are certain to be energetic, fun-filled extravaganzas. Anybody who wants to get involved in one or both of our shows is very welcome. Our chorus is non-auditioned and we rehearse at 7pm every Tuesday, usually in Building 34/4013 (the large room on the right at the top of the staircase). Our members join from all different courses of the university and come from all different backgrounds, which provides the society with a wide variety of personalities along with a great range of talents. Auditions for principal parts in the first show are usually held at the beginning of the academic year: for the second show, these auditions are usually held in December. We are a very laid-back society: we thoroughly enjoy what we do and we have great fun in the process. So why not come along and try something new? Anyone and everyone is welcome to sign up, join our society and get on-stage! For more information, please find us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/groups/2205079779/) or visit our website (www.lopsoc.co.uk). If you would like to get to know us, please feel free to join our Facebook group and, to find out more about our history, why not drop in on our wiki page, which documents over 40 years of shows and members (http://www.lopsoc.org.uk/wiki/Main_Page).

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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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Live Music Society
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LiveSoc provides a platform for musicians and music lovers to enjoy performing and watching live music in and around Southampton. Our aim is to host regular jams, gigs and open mics, provide support and equipment to budding musicians, and to meet and socialise with fellow music-lovers

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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 also target to promote friendships, respect, Macau culture to all students. In order to achieve our goals, we will organise social activities on a regular basis in our university. We will provide enjoyable opportunities for students to make new friends and adapt to university life. We welcome new “Macanese” into university and let everyone to join our society in the years to come. We aim to keep in touch with all members by holding regular activities such as social, sports, educational and festival/events.

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Magic Society
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The University of Southampton's Society of Magicians (Magicsoc) was founded in 2007 and has since grown continuously. Affiliated with Southampton University Student Union they provide bespoke entertainment for University events, charity fundraisers and society balls. Magicsoc frequently provides entertainment for local bars, clubs and charities. They can boast working in places including the Spinnaker tower in Portsmouth, The grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton, and even Oceana. Many of magicsoc's members find work and opportunity outside the society itself, some entering competitions, developing new magical products in their spare tme and even securing regular work and making a living from their art. Magicsoc is open to new members at all times. So if you have previous experience with magic, or even if you are a complete beginner, feel free to contact us.

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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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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, but what do we do, exactly? Regular beach cleans, using our own equipment.Sponsored sea swims- brrr! Raising awareness on campus, showing documentaries and engaging with other societies.Fundraising for marine charities- events! Keep you up-to-date on marine news with facebook, twitter and email. Social events to meet new people and discuss ideas. We have big plans to kick-start a leading society! We have lots of plans in the works, but if you have a fresh idea why not get in touch? We are looking for new members to lead their own projects, and lots of volunteers to lay the foundations

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Maritime Society
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Maritime society will represent all students within the Ship Science faculty in Southampton University. it will be a platform to unify faculty members and other students who wish to be introduced into the maritime industry.

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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 and we'll get back to you.

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Marxist Society
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Join the University of Southampton Marxist Society if you; -want to know more about Marxism -enjoy interesting discussions with people about philosophy, politics, economics and the world in general -like watching movies/documentaries about politics or history -want to debate and support your own views on Marxism (positive or negative) As Karl Marx once said; ''Philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it!''

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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. SUMS is a society created for you.

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Mature Students & Student Parent Society
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We are the Students' Union network for mature students and student parents. We provide support and social events for students who prefer a more relaxed or less drink focused time. By definition mature students are people who commence their course aged 21 or over, however, we welcome anyone who'd like to be involved with us. We run weekly coffee meetings as well as social events throughout the year including meals, quizzes, children's events and nights out.Add us on Facebook to keep up to date with our events and join our society to add yourself to the mailing list.

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The aim of the Southampton Mauritian Society is to bring together all the Mauritian students in the university to promote the Mauritian culture to non-Mauritian students. We want all Mauritians to be aware that the society will help them with whatever problems they may face. The committee is always happy to help and we know how it can be sometimes hard to be far from home and away from our comfort zone .

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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/your-medsoc

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MedTech Southampton
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Digital health is a fast growing sector in the medical world. Digital health innovations are necessary for the future of efficient healthcare service delivery. A spurt of healthcare professionals are finding solutions to chronic diseases, reducing mortality rates and getting to diagnoses quicker via technology. The purpose of the society is to get like minded students together who are interested in becoming involved in digital health.

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Melodics
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Melodics, Southampton's a cappella vocal group, is non-audition and open to anyone regardless of previous singing experience, meeting every Wednesday between 5 and 7pm. The group works to develop unique arrangements of pop songs new and old for performance in a fun and relaxed environment, with a variety of games and activities. We run three free taster sessions at the beginning of the academic year, but if you miss this opportunity, you're welcome to come along to any of our sessions to try the society out for free. Please don't hesitate to get in contact with any further queries

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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 Mexicans living around Southampton area organizing regular social gathering

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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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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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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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Model United Nations
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SotonMUN is a society dedicated to those who enjoy discussing politics and international relations, as well as a wide variety of other issues that we as a species face on a day-to-day basis. When participating in the Model United Nations, you take on the role as a delegate, representing countries and organisations from around the world in a wide range of committee’s, discussing issues that range from environmental problems, to education, to international security and more! As you progress through conferences, you may even have the opportunity chair some of the debates, a coveted position indeed! Not only is Model United Nations an excellent addition to any CV, but also the lessons you learn and the people you meet are truly unique to MUN. People from all walks of life, thinking in different ways is sure to both challenge and hone your view of the world. Feel free to join at anytime! Find us on Facebook (Search Southampton Model United Nations) for more information.

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Motor Neurone Disease Association Society
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Motor Neurone Disease is a common neurodegenerative condition. 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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Motorcycle Club
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SUMC is a group dedicated for people who own a motorcycle, have a general interest in motorcycles or are thinking of getting a motorcycle/licence. A place to meet like minded people and come together for regular ride outs and social events.

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Music Production Society
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Whether you love music, want to meet new people, learn a few engineering skills or love composing, this is the society for you!

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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. This year we have gigs booked at the Talking Heads and Orange Rooms for our members. 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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National Oceanography Centre Society
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NOCSOC is a group for anyone studying Geology, Geophysics, Marine Biology or Oceanography at the University of Southampton. Our aim is to create a friendly atmosphere among all students who study at the National Oceanography Centre. We host Socials, Academic events and trips abroad, as well as having sports teams for Rugby and Netball, so check out our Facebook page to get involved!!!

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The Southampton Natural History Society is the parent group to all the individual zoological societies. It includes Ornithology, Herpetology, Palaeontology, Entomology, and Mammal Society. Each of the above divisions will be running its own events, such a bird walks, trips to museums, and species surveys.

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Navs
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Soton Navs exists as a society to provide opportunities for students to explore and think about the Christian faith. We aim to do this by creating a welcoming environment which promotes discussion and friendship. We hope that by providing this warm environment to all students, whatever their faith background, that they would feel welcomed into the group.

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Nepalese United at the University of Southampton
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Nepalese United at University of Southampton [NUUS] 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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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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North American Society
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The North American Society is a great platform for University of Southampton students who have an interest or are from North America to connect with each other. It is the ideal space to share news, events and open the doors to the North American Community. The society holds events and socials for those wanting to explore the North American culture and also travel around Great Britain with fellow North Americans and those interested in the culture. Membership is free! Certain events may have a charge to cover the costs.

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Nursing Society
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The Nursing Society (NurSoc) is one of the largest societies at University of Southampton, and is the principal point of contact for nursing students. NurSoc offers continuous support and guidance for all nurses and organises fun events at student friendly venues in Southampton. Our popular events include Fresher's Week Fancy Dress, Christmas Ball and Summer Boat Ball. Nurses are welcome to discuss with us their positive stay in Southampton and most importantly we're here to listen to all your concerns and help you during difficult situations. NurSoc takes students' experience at university very seriously and we regularly hold coffee mornings and respond to queries via Facebook, Twitter or Email, as well as our welfare hotline. We're also collaborating with other societies aimed for future healthcare professionals that can give you the additional support to develop your skills for the future within a multidisciplinary team. All nurses are welcome to join; we are a society that will always provide help to its members and will guarantee to make your University experience amazing!

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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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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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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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Performing Arts
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SUSU Performing Arts represent 41 societies varying across the Dance (USD), Music and Theatrical areas. See our website, twitter or facebook to find a society you want to join or a show you want to watch

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Persian
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Persian society aims to gather Iranian students together and facilitate the communication. Also Persian Society strives to introduce the culture (music, art, food and …) and history of Iran to people from different background. The society tries to materialise these objectives through some cultural and social activities

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Philharmonic Choir
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SuPhil is a non auditioning choir, and is the student section of the Southampton City Philharmonic Choir. We aim to make music live in Southampton . We sing classical choral pieces, and have 2-3 concerts a year. Our professional conductor takes weekly rehearsals with a professional accompanist, and the choir is over 180 strong, with the student section being approximately 30+. The mix of the two choirs gives us a unique blend of youthful voices with those of more experienced singers, as well as offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform musical works on a massive scale in an ensemble of over 180 voices.

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Photographic Society
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Calling all beginner, amateur and professional photographers at the university of southampton! We are SUPS and you should join us. Our regular meetings cover a wide variety of topics, from theory through to hands on experience with studio equipment. We run regular lectures and workshops and we try to get out and about to photograph all manner of things, too For people more experienced in photography, our events team may be for you. We offer photographic services at a range of events, such as balls, nightclubs, sports events, gigs and even weddings. We have a fully equipped photographic studio with facilities to develop and scan black and white film. If you're new to photography, do not fear, we'll help you to take great photos. We also have a selection of cameras, lenses and other equipment that you are welcome to borrow. Best of all, you get all this for just £15 a year!

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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, socials (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), sports events, outreach programmes 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, working to provide high quality sports massage to students, and enhance the quality of student experience for physio students. Our goals: 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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Piano Society
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Pianosoc is a friendly environment for all people interested in listening to or performing piano of any genre, at any level. We generally discuss all things piano-related and even have a weekly dose of a brief introduction to a new pianist, to broaden our scope of the piano world for members for which it has not been so exposed to. We try to spread the love of piano music. Increase interest for the piano. Make more use of pianos lying around on campus by putting together concerts and playing times, perhaps even one day funding our own piano. We want to be able to offer members who want to pick up piano playing during their time at university classes, for all sorts of levels, ranging from people who have never touched a piano before to those who just want to continue practicing. Our society will cater adequately for pianists of all degrees, something no other society does – especially for those piano players who aren't at a high enough level to join the university orchestra or at a low enough level to forget about piano playing altogether. We also offer piano lessons for both groups and individual ranging from beginners to advance levels. There is a definite demand for Pianosoc; many people play the piano but never really get to meet other pianists since an individual activity. We provide a network of pianists, teachers and people who just have a general love for piano music.

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Pokersoc provides regular poker tournaments for the enjoyment of all members giving students a chance to win reasonable amounts of money with no risk of losing large amounts. Above all, our aim is to provide a comfortable atmosphere where all students are welcome to come and be sociable, meet new people, and have a good time.

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Polish Society
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Polish Society, commonly known as PolSoc, was established to cultivate and share our traditions, and to promote our culture and history within all Southampton 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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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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Pottery Society
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Hello, we're the University of Southampton Pottery Society. We meet every Thursday from 7-9pm at Cantell School (5 mins from Highfield Campus, near Glen Eyre Halls). You're welcome to come along no matter what level of ability you have, or when you last picked up some clay. Our wonderful teacher, Leo Deville, is more than happy to work with you to help you create anything you can imagine and she works with everyone at the beginning of each semester to ensure you know the basics. We're a really popular society which means we are members only due to the high demand. We offer taster sessions where you can come along to try it out at the beginning of each semester which cost £3 per person and must be booked in advance. This is the best time for you to come and try out the society before deciding whether it's for you! Membership for Semester 1 (2017/18) is currently being calculated but it's usually in the region of £25. There are no hidden fees, membership includes unlimited use of our clay, glazes, and equipment along with the room hire and tuition. This is to be purchased in person at our session - for more information on when that will be, please see our Facebook page/group. We're also a sociable bunch and run different kinds of socials all year round. Costs for our socials are normally quite low and, where possible, the committee take what members want into consideration, too! Last year, we organised a Sprinkles trip, and a Hollywood Bowling night which were brilliant fun! We've got all of this and more planned for this year for you to look forward to! If you want to get in touch, or are interested in joining, contact us via our Facebook page or group which are linked above. You can also find us on Instagram, or you can email us at potsoc@soton.ac.uk if you have any questions. We hope to see you soon!

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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 and trips useful to members studying.

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Quiz Society
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We're a Society for avid quiz goers and quiz makers, offering you the opportunity to attend In-House Quizzes, which use the QuizSoc Lock Out-Buzzer system and some unique quiz styles, and to join us for a variety of local pub quizzes. We also invite you to run your own quizzes, where we supply the infrastructure but you supply the quiz. Those of you who want to compete (at national level etc), there will be try-outs for teams and training for competitions. Think QuizSoc is just quizzes? Join us through-out the year for Socials and Special Events!

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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 zombie chases to Christmas markets, as well as the spectacular BIG GIVE! We also offer some fantastic opportunities like trekking the Inca Trail, taking the Gorilla trek through Uganda or even getting your kit off for the annual RAG calendar. Check out our blog for up to date information on everything we're up to! http://susurag.org/

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Real Ale and Cider Society
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This is a society for ale and cider lovers, to meet up, discuss their favourite drinks, and get to know each other. We aim to encourage the responsible enjoyment of ale and cider. The social events will include trips to breweries, famous pubs and cider houses, as well as visits to local pubs, pub games competitions, and BBQs

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Remote Controlled Vehicles Society
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This society is to promote radio control flying anyone in the Southampton University. Gathering all the flying RC hobbyist’s in a sociable environment discussing all the technical issues encountered on building, repairing and flying all sorts of model aircraft from anything including Helicopters, Multicopters, to Fixed Wing Planes. Every week we have socials and fly at the Riverside Park Sports Fields on the weekends. Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1092615567485119/ Members are encouraged to obtain a BMFA membership which includes personal liability insurance covering property damage and personal injury as well as others. Weekly Saturday/Sunday flying dependant on weather. Weekly social meetings.

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Robogals
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We're a group of volunteers who teach children programming and robotics through Lego Mindstorms, and aim to introduce young women to engineering. We teach workshops at local schools, as well as host a range of events to inspire and teach kids about technology. It's a fantastic initiative that's really fun and rewarding, and looks great on your CV too!

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

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Rock and Metal Music Society
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Commiserations traveler you have stumbled into the Southampton Uni Rock and Metal Society SUSU Page. Here at Rock Soc we aim to provide a friendly environment for anyone and everyone to share common interests, experiences, conversation and drinks (none of these are mandatory). Joining is free and our proverbial application form has only one question: Name? The group is for both current Uni students, ex students and anyone else in the area who is a fan of rock and metal. For both informal and formal events keep an eye on this page and feel free to join in the discussion. We have a lonely and forgotten web page at http/rocksoc.susu.org Peace, love, rock and roll Rocksoc xx

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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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Salsa Society
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WELCOME TO THE SALSA SOCIETY AMIGOS!!! If you want to get those hips shaking and feet moving to those sultry rhythms of Salsa, come down and get involved with the hottest society in Southampton! The University of Southampton Salsa Society runs weekly lessons taught by professional teachers. We hold classes for a range of abilities including beginners, improvers and advanced and you can start at any point during the academic year! Lessons: Thursday - The Activities Room, Student's Union Building. Beginners Bachata 7-8pm; Beginners Crossbody 8-9pm; Intermediate Crossbody 9-10pm; Prices: 1 lesson £3, 2 lessons £4, 3 lessons £5 (membership decreases each price by £1) Friday - The Cube. Beginners Cuban Salsa 7-8pm; £1 (free for members) Intermediate Cuban Salsa 8-10pm; £4 (£3 for members) Membership: £15 for the year (available through the society or the box office) No need to bring a partner along, there are plenty to go around! Hope to see you soon! SalsaSoc Email: salsasoc@soton.ac.uk

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The society will be called the Self-Empowerment Society. The society's main aim will be to help fellow students to feel a sense of empowerment through a variety of different ways. We aim to bring prominent speakers in, varying from mentors, successful professionals and fellow/former students to give insightful tips and techniques on how to approach not just academia but life itself. This society aims to show individuals that if they put their mind and full effort into anything, they can be successful.

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SHOUT
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SHOUT stands for Serve Your Heart Out - and was formed by a group of University of Southampton Students and Solent University in 2010/2011, with the aim of inspiring young people to serve in their society.

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Showstoppers
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Showstoppers is a Performing Arts Musical Theatre society. If you've any interest at all in performing in, directing, producing, conducting, playing in a band for, writing or seeing musicals, or just giving any of the above a go, this is the society for you. We offer members the opportunity to take part in numerous productions throughout the year, including a "Freshers" show at the beginning of the year (open to anybody who hasn't performed with us before), culminating in the chance to take shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. We also run regular open-house meetings for members to improve skills within the musical theatre genre, as well as Cabaret nights offering chances to perform outside of shows. It's easy to get involved - just drop one of us a message, or come along to a workshop or an audition!

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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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Sikh Society
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The aim of our society is to integrate Sikhs together. We want to raise awareness of the religion, and make freshers and all other years at university feel more comfortable and at home whilst at university. This society is open to all religions and all backgrounds, who want to learn more about and experience the Sikh religion.

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Sinfonietta
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The University of Southampton Sinfonietta (Sinf) is the university's only chamber music ensemble that allows members to experience working with a different professional conductor each term. Run entirely by students, it has quickly developed an outstanding reputation for performing high quality music that covers a wide range of repertoire, and collaborating with musicians from the Royal College of Music, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and London Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra is made up of some of the university's most talented musicians who work with the professional conductor Jonathan Lo, who is the overseeing musical director of the orchestra. Performing a minimum of three concerts a year within the first four weeks of each term, Sinfonietta produces music of the highest possible standard following intensive rehearsal periods.

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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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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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Soapbox Racers
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The University of Southampton Soapbox Racers is an exciting group that aims to design, build and race a gravity powered soapbox racer. Our aim is to compete in soapbox racing competitions, primarily the Red Bull Sopabox Race which takes place in locations across the globe. We have a different theme each year which provides a regular and exciting opportunity for students from all courses and backgrounds to get get involved in creative design! A video of the 2015 London race can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEnl45gv_eE

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Social Sciences Society
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A society for those studying sociology, social policy, criminology, anthropology, crim/psych, politics, and general pathway. We keep you up to date with all the latest events on your course, from sports to socials to book sales, as well as offering an environment for you to get in touch with those studying the same as you, so that you can ask any questions and discuss any issues.

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Southampton Arthouse Society
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Do the names of Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese and David Lynch sound familiar to you? If so, then Southampton Arthouse Society is the place for you. Join us as we plunge the artistic depths of cinema from German Expressionism to the Iranian New Wave. Cinematic knowledge isn’t required, just as long as you have a passion for films in all their different forms. Every week we show a film that helped shape cinema into its own unique art form, aiming to make Southampton University the most cinephilic university it can be.

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Spaceflight Society
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Spaceflight society is an engineering and outreach society, open to anyone who wants to get involved. We carry out high altitude balloon and model rocketry launches, working closely with schools to teach science and engineering. Opportunities to get involved with electronics, rockets, programming, radio communication, engineering, outreach and physics

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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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Stage Technicians' Society
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The Stage Technicians' Society is a Performing Arts society, focused on backstage craft and technical theatre.

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Stand Up To Racism - University of Southampton
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We are the an official group of the national Stand Up To Racism organisation; here within the University of Southampton. Our goal is to a central hub of information about relevant demonstrations and protests. Helping to get more students going to them by sharing information and by trying to always send some of our members We also try to help promote the national cause by raising money and awareness

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Steampunk Society (Kraken Soc)
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Southampton University Steampunk Society aims to provide a focal point for Steampunks, Cyberpunks and Dieselpunks at the University of Southampton. Membership of the society is free, and we are open to anyone with an interest in Steampunk, Victoriana, science fiction and retro-futurism, from the simply curious to the more learned. We're a social society, and run weekly events, most regularly film nights usually followed by a social. In addition we run other events including music gigs, day trips, games nights, workshops and attend steampunk gatherings both locally and around the country. As a society, we also make an effort to socialise with the local groups in the form of collaboration events and attendance to monthly meetings in order to gain experience and build ties with our more learned counterparts. Throughout the year, we aim to have groups of our members attending the Surrey Steampunk Convivial, a small event in February as a way of introducing newer members to a larger steampunk community, and the 'Weekend at the Asylum' event in Lincoln which is the largest Steampunk gathering in Europe. Both of these events are attended almost religiously since their establishment and we intend to return again every year. We run a popular annual Christmas Vintage Ball once again which has little under 100 in attendance and usually held at the union and features performances from the University's folk society and circus society. We are continually growing as a society and hope to continue introducing new elements to our program every year. The wearing of Steampunk or Victorian clothing is not obligatory! (and we do offer advice if you want to start)

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Street Dance Society
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We are a dance society that runs classes in street dance of varying levels and styles. We bring together people who love dancing and create a friendly environment for everyone to enjoy themselves and improve their hip hop skills. If you are interested in old school, new style, popping, locking, house, wacking, or voguing, or if you just want to groove on your favourite track, join us in the Multi Purpose Studio (MPS). There we have 3 classes per week, taught by 3 different external teachers. Classes are in the Multi Purpose Studio - come along to any of them and see if Street Dance is for you! Classes are held: Wednesday 3.00 - 4.00 pm -Advanced Street Dance; Wednesday 4.00 - 5.00 pm - Intermediate Street Dance; Wednesday 8.00-9.00 pm - Beginners Hip Hop; All held in the Multi Purpose Studio. A Year Membership is £10 and half-year membership is £6. Each class costs £2.50 with membership and £4 without membership. Membership can be purchased in class from our treasurer or from The Union Box Office.

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String Orchestra
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SUStrings is a friendly and active string orchestra which was founded to provide string musicians the opportunity to play and explore the extensive and varied repertoire for string orchestra. There are no auditions and anyone who plays the violin, viola, cello or double bass to around Grade 5 standard or above is welcome. We rehearse weekly and perform at least one concert per term and one tour per academic year. Rehearsals: Every Monday 7:30-9:30pm Building 28 LT 1019

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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. We aim to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and provide campaigns for mental wellbeing.

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Student Robotics (Southampton)
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Student Robotics is an exciting annual competition that challenges teams of 16-18 year-olds to build fully autonomous robots. Participating teams must design, build and test their robots, ready to compete against other teams. The Southampton branch helps to organise the competition, mentors local teams, runs local mentoring events for teams, and engages in wider outreach.

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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 Stile Pub 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 Stile Pub, University Road. Next to the Gower building (the row of banks). 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/SouthamtonSSAGO/

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Surge Radio
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Surge is your very own student run radio station. It is free to get involved and the ever-enthusiastic committee are always happy to help train new members and get people involved. Whether you see yourself as the next Zane Lowe, Scott Mills or Annie Mac, you can join our DJ team. We report all the latest news with our News team. You can interview famous names and review albums, games and even restaurants in the Features team. The Speech team are keen to get Radio plays/dramas, debates, sport and current affairs shows off the ground. There is all this and much more so get involved to be part of one of the best experiences you can have at University.

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SUSingers
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We are a group of non-auditioned singers who come together to rehearse and learn new music, both traditional and more modern pieces, with the aim of putting on 2-3 concerts a year for people to enjoy. We rehearse every Sunday evening at 7 pm in room 02/1083, and we are open to all who just want to sing!

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SUSUtv
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Here at SUSUtv we are committed to making shiny new television shows; for the students, by the students. Join us and be at the forefront of cutting edge television production. You don't need to be an expert camera operator or a skilled sound technician. All you need is interest, ideas and enthusiasm. So from directing, producing and script writing, to editing and acting, there's loads of opportunities to get involved with SUSUtv.

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Symphonic Wind Orchestra
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SUSWO, originally founded by woodwind and brass players at the university, performs a varied and challenging repertoire to a high standard. The orchestra gives a wide range of musicians from across the university the chance to perform in a friendly and talented ensemble. Today the orchestra has approximately fifty members and aims to perform three concerts a year. Members are auditioned at the start of the academic year and the orchestra is run by a committee of students who work closely with conductors to select a challenging and enjoyable repertoire.

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Symphony Orchestra
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The Southampton University Symphony Orchestra is widely recognised as one of the leading student orchestras in the UK. The orchestra seeks to provide the most talented musicians at the university with the opportunity to study and perform some of the most challenging symphonic repertoire. We cater both for members seeking to pursue careers in professional music, as well as attracting those wishing to continue and develop their performance skills whilst completing degrees in non-musical subjects. Many of our members go on to conservatoires after their time at Southampton, while others become doctors, engineers, teachers and more! We take on a full professional programme each term, and repertoire highlights in the last couple of years have included symphonies by Mahler, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky. In addition to the four concerts a year, our members enjoy a variety of socials and a European tour. Entry requirements and audition dates can be found on our website. Auditions for our 2017/18 season are now open. All auditions for clarinet, flute and trumpet happen on 30th September with other instruments on 2nd/3rd October! Auditions only take 10 minutes so why not come during a lunch break or in the evening after lectures? Click on the link and fill out the spreadsheet to secure your slot: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_OT56hFPibJr2ansOSlCadgG-ImXmYm007T8S-aYIL0/edit#gid=601075318

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Tai Chi for Health
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Classes teaching Tai Chi and related practices with the aim of cultivating holistic health

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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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Tap Dance
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Hello! Welcome to the tap dance society! We provide three tap classes every Wednesday ranging in all abilities. We participate in the annual Pure Dance show and also take our tap squads to inter-university competitions including SUSUPA's own dance competition, Bucks and Loughborough. We aim to give dancers a chance to learn something brand new, improve their technique and ability but also to have a lot of fun and get involved in a friendly and sociable society! If you fancy coming along - just pop us a message, we look forward to meeting you!

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Tea Society
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Lectures sapping your mental energy away? We've got the perfect solution - a nice, hot cup of tea.

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The Edge
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The Edge is Southampton's leading entertainment magazine, run by and for the students of the university. We cover everything entertainment, from local gigs to film reviews, exclusive interviews and professional theatre. The Edge has everything to keep you up to date with all the things you love about the media, as well as some amazing opportunities for our writers. Created in 1995 as an insert of the Wessex Scene, the content, team and readership have grown ever since. The 2011/12 year was the first time the publication was printed separately, again enhancing the identity of the magazine. September 2013 saw a complete redesign of the magazine. There is an ongoing refresh of the design for September 2017.

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The Hub (Southampton)
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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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Theatre Group
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A society to improve theatrical skills through workshops; original writing; producing; directing; and acting. We aim to celebrate creativity in all mediums of drama and to provide all society members with a fun, inclusive environment to further their individual skill sets and to form a community with a love of theatre.

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Trading & Investment Society
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This society is about exposing people to trading and investment. Merged with Southampton Forex Society

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Travelling Society
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The Travelling Society is a group where students can meet others with a passion for travelling. Prepare yourself for a variety of informative meetings, exciting events, fun socials & life changing travels!

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Unicef on Campus
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Unicef on Campus is Southampton University's direct link to the great work that UNICEF does worldwide. Our role as a society is to raise awareness of UNICEFs mission and efforts. In addition to raising awareness for children's rights and wellbeing, the society also gets involved in raising money for UNICEF to help them in their work. Our society does everything from hosting socials to putting on concerts to achieve these goals and we have a great atmosphere in our society; lots of fun in a family-like environment to raise money for great causes.

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Union Films
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Union Films is your student-run cinema, right at the heart of Highfield Campus. Located in the Union, we're completely run by volunteers; from the from the front of house staff who sell tickets and refreshments, to the projectionists who show the films on our 35mm and digital projectors. You can help out as much or as little as you like, and when you do, you get to see films for free!

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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. ---------------OUR VISION--------------- Universities and publicly funded research institutions will be part of the solution to the access to medicines crisis by promoting medical innovation in the public interest and ensuring that all people regardless of income have access to essential medicines and other health-related technologies. ---------------OUR MISSION--------------- As a non-profit organization rooted in a global movement of university students, UAEM aims to (1) promote access to medicines and medical innovations in low- and middle-income countries by changing norms and practices around academic patenting and licensing, supported by our own independent research, (2) ensure that university medical research meets the needs of people worldwide and (3) empower students to respond to the access and innovation crisis. ---------------OUR VALUES--------------- As committed students from all over the world who passionately believe in social justice and health equity, we find it unacceptable that millions of people do not have access to essential medicines. We are particularly concerned about people in developing countries who are disproportionately affected by the access to medicines crisis. Universities have a social compact with society and, as educational and research institutions, they have a responsibility to promote and manage the deployment of innovations for the public benefit. In no field are the moral imperatives to do so as clear as they are in medicine. Students are uniquely positioned to push for normative change in their universities and research institutions. We will use the intellectual sophistication, rigor and integrity of our members to fight for increased innovation as well as access to medicines and health-related technologies for all. Our work is guided at all times by principles of non-partisanship, democracy, transparency and respect.

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

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Wessex Films
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Wessex Films is an award-winning filmmaking society. We are dedicated to facilitating practical filmmaking for all our members and we provide tuition for a variety of fundamental practices through exciting workshops and tutorials during the entire academic year. We host meetings every Wednesday and all sorts of socials in between. Whether you'd like to write, act, edit, direct, operate cameras, work special effects, compose music, record foley, storyboard, create concept artwork or more, there's plenty of opportunities to pursue. We welcome all levels and abilities, with no previous experience required. So if you're passionate about film, why not get involved?

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Wessex Scene
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The Wessex Scene is the official student publication of the University of Southampton. We cover a huge range of topics, and any student here is welcome to write for us. Email the editor if you want a writers account, or like us on Facebook and join our writers group to get going. The Scene is a friendly, welcoming society that is the perfect platform for getting involved in journalism or writing, with no previous experience required.

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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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Wireless Society
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The Southampton University Wireless Society (SUWS) is the university base for all things regarding amateur radio and wireless communications. Topics and interests vary from shortwave listening, HF/VHF transmission and data-mode reception. Regular outings are organised to participate in contests and volunteering. SUWS is also responsible for the upkeep of the university club callsign G3KMI. SUWS incorporates the Southampton Open Wireless Network (SOWN): an ongoing project which aims to build a free-to-use wireless network surrounding the Southampton area. Anyone is welcome to join in and start setting up additional coverage for their specific area. Meetings are every Thursday 6pm, at the Zepler CLS.

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Women in Business Society
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We are a society who are passionate about improving the representation of women in corporate and commercial sectors where they are typically not well represented. These sectors include: law, banking politics and engineering to name a few. We aim to challenge the low figures of women within these sectors by: • Providing work experience opportunities • Hosting regular inspirational talks • Giving young women the opportunity to mentor and be mentored by other women • Encourage young women to volunteer at partner organisations (Southampton Women's Centre), which will also improve employability • Create an alumni that lasts even long after the women have graduated

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Women of Colour Society
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WOMEN OF COLOUR SOCIETY is a female empowerment group for women of diverse background which encourages, supports and nurtures.

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WSA Life Drawing
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Life drawing classes at Winchester School of Art Campus ever Wednesday lunchtime 1-2 pm with a model supplied. Anyone welcome to come along to make use these facilities. Admission £2 for students £5 non-students

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