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Transgender Awareness Week 2023 – Dos and Don’ts of Being a Good Ally 

Here is a brief overview of just a few of the ways in which you can be a good ally to the transgender community; there are both things you can do more often and things you can avoid, which together help create an environment that is safer and more supportive for transgender, nonbinary and gender […]

Black History Month: Loving Natural Afro-Hair

Nakieah May, Criminology and Psychology student and member of ACS, has shared her blog with us this Black History Month on loving your natural afro hair. Afro hair comes in a range of textures, coils, and curls. Maintained in an array of protective styles, like braids, dreadlocks, and twists amongst many others. Today, the diversity […]

Read the SUSU Impact Report 2022-23

It’s time to look back and celebrate all of the amazing work and achievements from 2022/23! You can read through our facts and stats from last year and find out what we’ve been up to in our Impact Report: SUSU Impact Report 2022/23. Thank you to everyone in our student community, we can’t wait for […]

Top tips for new students!

Pre-uni nerves have kicked in, and you have made your trip to IKEA/Wilko/other student appropriate shops where you can get what you need to take with you. You’re feeling as prepared as you can be. But, what will actually happen once you’re there, what should you expect? We want to help put your mind at […]

Your City, Your Say: contribute to Southampton City Council consultations

Southampton University grounds, green space with Building 42 in the background

Southampton City Council are currently running many consultations for their plans in the city. These cover Green Infrastructure, Biodiversity, sports facilities, homelessness and more. As a student living and studying in Southampton, you’re a resident of this city, so it’s really important to have your say and ensure the student voice is heard in these […]

Top tips for living in Halls!

Living in halls is a brand new world of people, experiences and opportunities, and it is such a great way to have fun and immerse yourself in university life. It can be a total change from your life at home, and can be pretty daunting, so we asked current students who have been exactly where […]

How to choose the right housemates and housing for you

The Advice Centre team have put together this guide to help you find student housing, and choose the right housemates for you! If you have any questions, you can contact The Advice Centre. We have advisers trained in housing issues who can offer you independent and impartial advice, and check your housing contract before you […]

5 Great Student Cooking Tips

Coming to uni, you get so many opportunities to try new things, explore and be independent – including learning to cook! You might not have cooked much before, or had the freedom in the kitchen to try cooking the things you want to. Here a few of our best student cooking tips! Get a few […]

Get To Know The LGBTQ+ Flags

As part of LGBTQ+ History Month, we would like to celebrate and help educate members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies by learning the meanings and history behind the different Pride flags. The Gilbert Baker Pride Flag This was the flag that started it all! Created in 1977 by Gilbert Baker, Baker and Harvey […]

History That Matters: LGBTQ+ History Month

In the UK, there is a long history of legislation that protects the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals and seeks to promote equality. Here are some key pieces of legislation that relate to LGBTQ+ issues in the UK: Laws regarding LGBT rights vary widely around the world. While some countries have made significant progress in protecting […]

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