Funding cuts affecting university sport

Universities have faced massive funding cuts to UK sports initiatives over the past four years. Many universities have faced funding cuts throughout the year with the government’s aim focusing more on participation as oppose to competition. Table tennis is an example of a sport which is facing funding problems at Solent University with the team struggling in the BUCS Western 1A league this year due the absence … Continue reading Funding cuts affecting university sport

Crohn’s Disease – The Invisible Illness

The word Crohn’s may not sound that familiar to you, or in fact to many people, as it is not a widely talked about or known disease. Crohn’s disease is definitely something that you should acknowledge, as it effects over 300,000 people in the UK alone. Crohn’s disease is known as an invisible illness. On the outside the sufferer can look as well as you … Continue reading Crohn’s Disease – The Invisible Illness

A Cabin On The Beach: Cabana Review

Located in WestQuay, Cabana, the home of Rio’s street food, is amongst the best restaurants in Southampton that provides a cultural experience for all food lovers. From the moment you enter Cabana, you’re hit by the beautiful Brazilian aromas that flow from the open kitchen and through the whole of the restaurant. What we love about Cabana is its communal set-up and how they encourage … Continue reading A Cabin On The Beach: Cabana Review

MuTrend: Portland Street Exchange

Southampton’s Portland Street was taken over by creatives from around the city, in a bid to bring life back to the historic street. The free community event was curated by the Mu Collective team to explore the themes of time, memories and history.  At the street opening visitors were greeted by a monumental cardboard griffin, commissioned by David McDiarmid, before being guided along the length … Continue reading MuTrend: Portland Street Exchange

Reducing drug related litter in our city

Since October last year, Southampton City Council has been looking into how to reduce drug related litter in the city with a focus on keeping the community safe. This comes after there were 7,567 items of drug related litter found across the city in 2016/17, 95% of which were in the city centre. This has been undertaken by an official scrutiny panel made up of … Continue reading Reducing drug related litter in our city

Women and The Right to Vote in The Spark

They say that a picture speaks a thousand words, but how many words can we use to describe one of the most progressive and important moves made in history towards women’s rights? This morning students and staff members of Southampton Solent University gathered in their masses to take a commemorative photo to celebrate 100 years since women were given the right to vote. Standing together, … Continue reading Women and The Right to Vote in The Spark

Millennials look to teaching for a stable career

New research released by Censuswide shows that millennials, the newest entrants to the job market, are looking for personal fulfilment in their careers with 50% of them wanting to feel that their job is worthwhile. Around three quarters, 76%, of students and recent graduates in Southampton feel that emotional rewards in their future career are equally – or more important – than practical ones. A … Continue reading Millennials look to teaching for a stable career