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Change Your World Week

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University is meant to be a time where you explore who you are and become inspired to do the things you have always wanted to, whether that is academically, or socially. So this year, we would like to introduce Change Your World Week. The week, held between Saturday 5th March-Sunday 13th March, will be packed with events and activities surrounding sustainability, to empower you to change your world. You may think of recycling and the environment when you hear the word ‘sustainability’, but it can also include business, employability, equality and diversity and much more!

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Keeping Fit in Southampton

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What with work commitments, student budgets and time to hang out with your friends, keeping fit can seem like the last thing on your mind. But we all know we should do it, so whether you are a gym bunny or a sporty type, here is a quick overview of some ways you can exercise in Southampton…

Parkrun

Saturday. 9am. 5k. Okay now the worst bit is over, we can tell you about all the good things. It’s completely free and this includes stats about your run! For example, you can find out how you did for your age group, … Read the rest

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Spring Elections 2016: The Hows and Whys of Voting

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You will be able to vote for the candidates that you want to lead the Students’ Union from Monday (29th February) at midday – Friday 4th March at 4pm.

Why should you vote?

How do I vote?

Online

You can vote online at home or on your tablet or phone using the link: www.susu.org/vote

Polling stations

Alternatively, you can vote at one of our many polling stations. Here is the timetable of where they will be:

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Monday 29th February

Location Time Location Time
Concourse 12:00-17:00 SGH 12:00-14:00
Library 12:00-17:00 Archers Road Halls  17:00-19:00
Interchange 12:00-17:00 Glen Eyre Halls  17:00-19:00
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Brand Review: An Update

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Thank you for taking part

 

It’s a very exciting time here at your Students’ Union as we enter the next phase of our Brand Review. It all started with an initial Brand Review Survey which received a staggering total of 2,562 responses. This was followed by six Brand Workshops (3 for students, 3 for staff) which got participants thinking about what the ‘SUSU’ brand means to them and the changes they would like to see going forward.

 

Thank you to each and every one of you who got involved to become part of this important landmark in our

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Nominations open for the Academic Awards

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Union Awards Season is upon us! We want to celebrate the people who have had a real impact on you here at university, whether that’s through excellent teaching or academic representation, fantastic sporting achievements or great volunteering successes. Whatever you want to celebrate, our awards have got it covered.

As you may remember from our previous awards blog, we’ve merged our Course Rep Awards (CRAs) and Excellence in Teaching Awards (ETAs) to form the all new Academic Awards – one unified celebration of the academic achievements across both staff and students.

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How to Save Money in Southampton: Shopping/Food

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Welcome to the first in our series of three blogs about how you can save money in Southampton. We will cover penny pinching tips for shopping/food, saving energy around the house and saving cash on transport and nights out. If you’ve got any tips that you swear by to make that loan last longer, then please get in touch via our Twitter page @yoursusu.

Shopping/Food

There are a huge number of ways you can reduce your shopping bill. First of all go basics. Sainsbury’s covers almost all products and the difference in taste is negligible if any!

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Society Spotlight Interview: Tennis Club

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We’re always hearing about how great the Southampton University Tennis Club is, so we interviewed the club’s Sponsorship Officer, Jack Harvey, to find out what all the racquet is about and why it’s so ace to be a member!

How many members belong to the Tennis Club?

We’ve got around 100 members.

Tell us about the club’s different squads?

We’ve got two men’s and two women’s teams which compete in BUCS, made up of 16 guys and 16 girls.

The next step down from that is the Intermediate Squad which trains on a Saturday afternoon and, through being a member … Read the rest

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Society Spotlight: Meet CrimSoc

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Formed in December 2014, CrimSoc have rapidly grown to a healthy 330 members. When they’re not visiting crime museums and prisons, you can find them hanging out to watch the latest episode of CSI or The Bridge. We caught up with CrimSoc President, Kamil, to find out more…

Describe your society and what it is you do:

The society was created to give a space to Criminology students and all other people interested in topics like crime, forensics and investigation. We organise trips to seminars at the University of Oxford, trips to courts, crime museums and much more. We also … Read the rest

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University’s Student Travel Survey

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The University carry out a student travel survey to find out how student travel habits have changed over time. The results will help inform the University’s Travel Plan, which seeks to provide good, sustainable transport links between University Campuses. For example, last year there were over 5 million journeys on Uni-link buses and our Bike Doctor Service repaired more than 1,000 staff and student bikes. Results of the survey will be reported in the Plan.

If you complete it, you will have the option to enter a prize draw to win either one of five £50 West Quay vouchers, … Read the rest

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Spring Elections 2016: Voting opens next Monday

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When can I vote?

We announced the candidates last Friday and you will have the opportunity to vote for who you want to lead your Union from midday on Monday 29th February.

How can I vote?

You will be able to vote online at www.susu.org/vote or visit one of our polling stations in person during the voting period.

When does voting close?

Voting closes Friday 4th March at 4pm.

I’m not sure who to vote for?

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