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30
Nov

12 Days of Christmas: Win prizes every day!

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It’s the most wonderful time of year and we are excited to announce the return of our 12 Days of Christmas competitions! Every day, from Monday 04 until Friday 15 December, there will be a new competition and new prizes on offer. All you have to do is keep an eye on our Facebook page for clues and details of how to enter each day.

Without further ado, lets open the doors in the 12 Days of SUSU… #12daysofSUSU

Day 12 (15 December)

Our Christmas teddy bear is hiding, where could he be? Track him down and you’ll be the … Read the rest

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28
Nov

WSA Printing Cost Survey

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Hi everyone, it’s Venny, the WSA Campus President for 2017/18.

As a member of the WSA Student Committee, I strive to represent you as best as possible. I’m here to listen to your concerns, help solve your problems, and enhance your student experience in any way I can, along with the rest of the Committee.

Based on feedback the Union has gathered over a multitude of years, and personal experience, we know first-hand that printing costs are a major issue for the vast majority of students at WSA. Many of you have requested to either have more affordable printing … Read the rest

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28
Nov

Humans of SUSU: Men’s Health Month

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November is Men’s Health Month; we have met with students to discuss the stigma often attached to physical and mental health problems in men, and consider how we can tackle this. We spoke to Alastair about coping with depression whilst at university:

“I came to university much like any other student: excited about what seemed an endless array of possibilities.  My first year passed quickly, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  Then, during my second year a number of factors aligned and I began to feel depressed.  Depression is one of those things that, once you’ve had it once, you … Read the rest

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22
Nov

Freshers’ Christmas Ball 2017 Line-Up

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The festive season is well and truly underway and we have an early Christmas present for you…. act announcements for Freshers’ Christmas Ball 2017!

We are excited to reveal that we will be joined by Patrick Nazemi, Drop Division and Radio 1’s Scott Mills for a fantastic night of live music in The Cube, along with plenty of seasonal entertainment around the Union, including:

  • Silent Disco in The North Pole Bridge
  • Mulled wine and cider in the forests of Building 42 Bavaria
  • BBQ and surf simulator in the tropics of Hawaii Bar 2
  • Photo ops galore in Hollywood
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22
Nov

Hot Water: an update!

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Hello everyone, Samuel Dedman here – VP Education for the 2017/18 year. My role encompasses everything to do with educational experience at the University, including a whole bunch of work on study spaces and facilities.

Quite a few of us have been asking about free hot water access – this is something which the Students’ Union’s Academic Reps have campaigned on for many years now, and I’m pleased to bring a series of updates on the issue.

You might not be aware but the Students’ Union outlets have never charged for hot water and provide this free of charge to … Read the rest

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21
Nov

Be Santa for the Homeless with our Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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Be Santa for the homeless this year by sending a Christmas shoebox to those in need through our Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

This Christmas we are working in partnership with Homed, one of our societies which supports homeless people living in Southampton, and Two Saints, a Southampton-based charity which supports the homeless and vulnerable. In this season of goodwill and gift-giving, we are giving back to the local community by preparing small boxes of essentials and gifts which would mean a great deal to those in need.

Some items to include in a shoebox may include:

  • Toiletries (shower gel,
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20
Nov

Hot Drinks Discounts

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Hi everyone, Sam Higman here. As part of the Sustainability remit of my role as VP Welfare, I have been liaising with relevant Union staff to make more changes to ensure that we are as sustainable as we can possibly be.

As a result, I can now announce that from Monday 20 November, all outlets at the Students’ Union will be able to offer 10p off every hot drink when the customer uses their own reusable mug*! This is really positive, and it will undoubtedly help the Union to reduce our consumption of takeaway coffee cups.

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17
Nov

Surge Win Silver at Student Radio Awards 2017

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Huge congratulations are in order for Surge Radio, our student-run radio station, who won two Silver awards at the 2017 Student Radio Awards: Best Multi-platform Initiative and Best Live Event or Outside Broadcast.

Both awards were for Surge’s brilliant live coverage of the RAG (Raise and Give) 2016 Jailbreak, an event where students aim to travel as far from Southampton as possible without spending any money, fundraising as they go. Surge covered the event live for 36 hours, keeping track of 30 teams on their adventures.

Surge’s Station Manager, Xavier Voight-Hill, says: “It was a fantastic … Read the rest

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16
Nov

Printing: An Update!

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Hello everyone! For those who don’t know me, my name is Samuel Dedman and I’m VP Education at the Students’ Union. During my election campaign for this role I made a commitment to look into printing and printing costs across the University of Southampton, and with the start of term fast approaching I thought it was worth doing a bit of an update. In order to make things easier I’ve divided the project into two parts – free printing and printing costs. And so without any further ado…

 

Printing Costs

Alongside looking into free printing (below) it also seemed … Read the rest

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14
Nov

Vice-Chancellor Address – Representing your academic interests

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The Vice Chancellor in a staff address has recently outlined the University ten year plan and some substantial changes to the structure of the University. It was announced that the University was intending to drop from eight to five faculties, push more professional services out into the faculties, and lower their staff costs by £20M through targeted voluntary redundancies in the first instance.

Five of our elected Officers were present at the University Senate when the plan was first announced, where they asked how this would affect the student experience.

Our Academic Reps will lead a consultation with all of … Read the rest

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