On Wednesday 6th December, Dr. Martens launched their highly anticipated new store with Southampton’s finest music acts providing a night of raucous celebration. Support artist and singer/songwriter Sean McGowan warmed the crowd with an energetic folk-punk performance, playing to an audience eager to welcome him to the brand-new store. We had a chat with Sean before the event. Next up headline act … Continue reading Dr. Martens Launch Event
I had the great opportunity to speak to Film and TV Production student, James Court, who is the writer and show-runner of one of Sonar TV's latest projects - Overdraft. The life of the student is a mad one. We stumble around our campus going between uni assignments and our social lives. Finding a healthy work-life … Continue reading Sonar TV to produce sitcom based on Student Life
The Happy Cafe returns to Solent! Solent Happy Café has happened twice now – it’s a monthly event which focuses on helping students to relax, take time out of their day to de-stress and just remember to look after themselves. The idea comes from the Action For Happiness, who describe the idea as “simple and … Continue reading Solent SU hosts second Happy Cafe
SAFE Week is coming to an end, and I’ve worked with so many great services this week and there’s many more that can help so I thought todays post would be a summary of those, as well as good places to start looking for information if you need it! Sexual Health - Solent NHS Sexual Health … Continue reading Safe Week: Summary of the week!
We as a union, a university and a city pride ourselves on being welcoming and inclusive to all. That means that we value the contributions of minority groups, we work hard to be allies and provide support if needed. Solent is pretty great for its LGBT+ inclusivity, we have an incredibly active staff network that … Continue reading Safe Week: Making Solent LGBT+ Inclusive
Today probably won’t be as fun or personal as yesterdays post, but sometime we need to get real for a few minutes. CW for the rest of post for this sensitive area, although no specific topics. Consent. The word itself has so many negative and positive connotations, for so many reasons but the basic jist … Continue reading Safe Week: I Love Consent
One of the biggest problems we see students facing is maintenance issues! Some things do fall under your responsibility, but some are the landlord's. If you’ve read your contract properly (see above) this should explain this! If not, the Shelter website is really helpful when trying to work it out. Make sure you report any … Continue reading Housing Week: Maintenance and Deposits