In the recent National Student Survey 2017 results, the University of Southampton Students’ Union received a satisfaction rate of 48% for academic representation. We are disappointed with this result but we are confident that we can, and will, do better for our students.

We already have several projects planned to strengthen academic representation this year: we are pushing to make online submissions available to all students, lobbying for functioning online module choice and we will work with the University to improve teaching and feedback quality.

Whilst the NSS Students’ Union question focused on academic representation and interests, we believe many students may have answered based on other aspects of their Union experience. We are reviewing all the responses made in the survey and these will inform the areas we choose to focus on for improvement in the future.

Your opinions and suggestions are invaluable in helping us shape the future of our Union. You can make suggestions anytime through our You Make Change website.

Our leadership, staff and volunteers are committed to working hand in hand with the University and our students to improve everyone’s experience at Southampton.

Flora Noble

Union President