Fiona Sunderland, Student Insights Coordinator, reflects on her internship

Fiona starring in the University’s ‘Making Friends and Socialising’ video

Fiona Sunderland, former SUSU Vice President Activities and now MSc Biomedical Engineering student, looks back on her internship as Student Insights Coordinator with the Arts team at University of Southampton, sharing what she has enjoyed and learnt.

After what seems like no time at all, my three-month internship has already come to an end! I’ve been working closely with the Arts and Culture Team, including our venues Turner Sims and John Hansard Gallery, to help communicate the University’s broad cultural offer to our student community Рfrom creative student societies, to events presented by different faculties Рin consultation with students over the summer. Whilst my internship may now be over, I hope to keep working with the team as I continue with my studies.

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Arts at University of Southampton launches Home of Creativity student campaign

Developed hand-in-hand with students, Home of Creativity is a new student-focused campaign from Arts at University of Southampton in which the benefits of creativity and culture are laid out. 

Creativity, arts and culture are at the heart of the University of Southampton experience, whether in supporting your studies or offering a range of activities to enjoy in your down time, with world-renowned music and arts venues found alongside numerous creative communities.

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Introducing Fiona Sunderland, Student Insights Coordinator with the Arts team

Fiona has enjoyed finding ways to keep busy during lockdown!


What is your role at Arts at University of Southampton? 

I‚Äôll be working as ‚ÄúArts, Culture and Student Insights Coordinator‚ÄĚ which is a fancy title I came up with to look cool on LinkedIn. In reality, it means I‚Äôll be working closely with Louise Coysh and Jen Harris in the University‚Äôs Arts and Culture team, alongside our venues John Hansard Gallery and Turner Sims, to look at how we can develop the student experience around the University‚Äôs arts and culture offer. This involves supporting the student voice in the Heart of Campus project and city-wide cultural development. I‚Äôll be particularly focused on making sure we have extensive student consultation and input! 

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#InternInsights, a Friday night concert and Turner Sims’ top 5 online music highlights

The team at Turner Sims have been working hard in the run up to the first week of term, preparing a feast for your ears to support you through that ‘back to school’ feeling. 

This Friday 24 April, Turner Sims is streaming a free-to-watch concert from Clara Sanabras and Harvey Brough to help you wind down after a week of study and their team of student Interns have been busy preparing the soundtrack to your week in their #InternInsights playlist series. To top it all off, Turner Sims has provided a round-up of their top 5 online music recommendations to be enjoyed during lockdown. 

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The Show Must Go Online: animating Arts at University of Southampton in the digital sphere

hrm199 (Siobhan Coen and Haroon Mirza), Dreamachine 2.0, 2019. Courtesy hrm199. Photo: Thierry Bal

During these challenging times and faced with the new normal, Arts at University of Southampton is joining our friends at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, in pledging that The Show Must Go On(line). 

John Hansard Gallery and Turner Sims are both exploring ways to focus their energies within the digital sphere, seeking to animate online spaces to bring you inspiring art and culture. Alongside this, Arts at University of Southampton’s digital channels will be dedicated to sharing with you the best of the arts to be accessed remotely. We’ll also be inviting the talented creatives and artists in our own team to contribute ideas and showcase their practice.

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