We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved member of the Union team, Susu the cat, passed away earlier today. She was our honorary president and feline friend, and will be greatly missed by all our members and staff who met her throughout her years with us.

Susu was always a superstar of the Union, she even made BBC headlines after we announced her as Honorary President! Members loved spotting her on campus and often headed down to her favourite spot near Bar 2 to say hello.

Our President, Flora Noble, comments: “Susu the cat brought love and cuddles to the lives of Southampton students for fifteen years, and she will be sorely missed by staff and students alike. She was a true figurehead of the Union, and will always remain in our hearts.”

We would love to see your photos and hear your memories of Susu. Please share them with us via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #susuthecat.

A book of condolences will be available from Monday 16 October on the concourse in Building 42.