Snow Update: Universities Minister Cancels Visit, NUS Referendum Results & Twisted Moved to Boiler House


The Universities Minister David Willett’s visit to Southampton tomorrow has been cancelled, after the University confirmed that they plan to close for a second day in a row due to severe weather.

Union President Billy Fitzjohn has also revealed that the NUS Referendum Results Party and Twisted will be held at the Boiler House instead of The Bridge Bar tomorrow evening.

Voting for the Referendum will close at 8pm tomorrow evening, and the live results announcement will take place at the Monte Bar from this time, as the Student Union will be closed all day.

This week’s Twisted: Beducate Ball will also be held at the Monte Bar, which has a smaller capacity than The Cube of 350. Organisers of the event have therefore asked people to get there early to avoid disappointment, and to continue checking the Facebook event page online at 

VP Academic Affairs Rob Stanning has also confirmed on Facebook that Universities Minister David Willetts will no longer be visiting the University due to the snow. It is expected that Willetts will visit the University instead in January, after MPs will have already voted on new proposals for university fees. Stanning has, in the meantime, urged all students to write to their MPs on the matter. More details can be found at

The University has indicated that they plan to re-open services, including the library, from Saturday morning.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Adam Wheeler said: ‘Students who were scheduled for lectures, assignments or exams will not be disadvantaged [as a result of the closures]and alternative arrangements will be made.’


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