19
Feb

Online Harassment Reporting Tool

Hey everyone, it’s Arun Aggarwal (VP Student Communities) and Sam Higman (VP Welfare) here. This year we’ve seen a rise in the number of reported issues around harassment come to the Sabbatical team, and be publicly risen. Because of this, we have worked alongside the Stand Up To Racism Society to better the Union’s method […]

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14
Feb

Society Spotlight: Canoe Polo

We recently sat down with three members of the Union’s Canoe Polo club, Tom Ladyman (President), Olivia Reed (Club secretary) and Erik Meilak, to find out what the world of canoe polo is all about. For those who are new to the sport, canoe polo “is a cross between basketball, netball and rugby” or “water polo…in […]

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08
Feb

Students’ Union response to UCU industrial action

On Thursday 08 February 2018, our Education Zone met for an extraordinary meeting of the Zone to discuss the recent announcement of industrial action by the University and Colleges Union (UCU). The Education Zone is one of our groups of elected student representatives who makes decision on specific academic issues on behalf of the student […]

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08
Feb

Spring Elections Candidates Announced!

We are pleased to announce the candidates who are running in our Spring Elections, for Full-Time or Part-Time Officer roles. Say hello to everyone running for a Full-Time Officer role in our video below…   27 students are running for a Full-Time Officer role, and 40 are running for Part-Time roles. All candidates will begin […]

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07
Feb

Study Spaces – an update!

The Consultation Corner board

Hello! Samuel Dedman here – your neighbourhood VP Education for 2017/18. Recently the Education Zone (the Union committee which I chair) opened up some consultation about study space provision across the University. Spaces such as these are the cornerstone of academic study while at University, and therefore it is an important element of the Zone’s […]

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07
Feb

Spring Elections – the next steps!

Over the past month, we have been looking for students who will form next year’s Sabbatical Team and our team of Student Leaders and Trustees to lead the Union on a Full-Time or Part-Time basis. The Full-Time Team (Sabbatical Officers) is made up of seven paid positions, with each one focusing on a specific area […]

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02
Feb

All Student Vote and our next steps

Following a successful student petition, we conducted an All Student Vote between Monday 10 December and Friday 12 January to gather our members’ opinion on the current restructure of the University. The questions were created in conjunction with the students who submitted the petition, and results were as follows: Do you believe that there has […]

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01
Feb

Varsity 2018: 10th Anniversary

VARSITY 2018: TEAM SOTON vs TEAM POMPEY The sporting rivalry between Southampton and Portsmouth celebrates its 10th anniversary on Sunday 11 March 2018, and it’s set to be the biggest Varsity yet! This year Team Southampton is hosting the fixtures on home turf at Highfield Campus and Wide Lane sports ground. We have won eight […]

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01
Feb

Arun’s visit to our Malaysian campus

Hi guys, it’s Arun Aggarwal, Vice President of Student Communities for 2017/18. As you might know, we have a campus in Malaysia which I’ve just come back from! Part of my remit as a Sabbatical Officer at the Students’ Union is to look at our offer at sites and campuses, and see how we can […]

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30
Jan

Could you become a Part-Time Officer?

Our recent blog posts gave you an insight into what each Full-Time Officer role involves, but there’s also a range of exciting, voluntary Part-Time roles (Student Leaders and Student Trustees) available for you to take on alongside your studies. Taking on one of these roles will mean that you are responsible for representing a certain […]

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