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21
Dec

Union Senate: an update on Full-Time Officer progress

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Earlier this month, we had our first Senate meeting of the academic year.  One of the main purposes of the Senate is to hold the Sabbatical Officers to account. At each of the meeting, our officers give an update on their plan and students can ask questions about progress.

Union Senate also monitors the work of our Zone Committees, Union Officers and Trustee Board, check considerable expenditure by the Students’ Union and takes decisions on major Union issues. These meetings are open to everyone – any student can speak at and take part in Senate meetings, but only the members … Read the rest

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19
Dec

Our Christmas Shoebox Donations

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Throughout November and December 2017 we ran our Christmas Shoebox appeal alongside our Homed society, encouraging donations of a small box of essential items or gifts that would mean a great deal to those in need in Southampton.

In total 53 shoe boxes were donated and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved! The shoe boxes were donated earlier today to Two Saints Day Centre, who were very grateful and expressed how the boxes would go a long way in supporting the work they do.

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18
Dec

Sports Club Grants Round Two – comment from VP Sports

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The second round of Sports Clubs Grant decisions have been released to close out 2017.

We allocated £22,000 to our sports clubs this round to help in continuing the delivery of opportunities to students to stay active and healthy, whilst representing Team Southampton and the University of Southampton both in the UK and internationally.

The good news to come out of this round is that the applications submitted by clubs have been more competitive than ever before. I can say that on the whole, the information submitted has been comprehensive and well-reasoned and the high majority of applications received were … Read the rest

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18
Dec

Humans of SUSU: Alex Teuten, Team GB Cross Country Runner

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Alex Teuten, a member of the University of Southampton Students’ Union Athletics and Cross-Country Club and PhD Chemistry student, recently placed second in the European Cross Country Trials and has therefore qualified to join Team GB! We met with Alex to find out more about his fantastic achievement and what the future holds.

First up we congratulated Alex and asked him how the Cross Country Trials went: “It was the race of my life really, and it went fantastically well.” Alex represented England during the trials and raced against world-class athletes to achieve his qualification to Team GB.

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14
Dec

Reflecting on the Making Change Summit (+AGM) 2017

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Hi, it’s Evie Reilly, VP Democracy and Creative Industries for 2017/18. Earlier this month we held our first Making Change Summit (+AGM) and it was fantastic to see so many of you getting involved and voicing your opinions. Along with getting your quick comments on the Concourse, we also hosted more in-depth debates and discussions throughout the day in Bar 2, and here is a brief overview of some of the issues explored. We were also pleased to launch our first Representation Report a project headed by VP Education, Samuel Dedman, which will explore how we are working … Read the rest

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11
Dec

Southampton RAG raises £38,625.26 after four months of student fundraising

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Our Raise and Give Society, Southampton RAG has raised so far an incredible £38,625.26 to charity in just four months (September – December 2017) through student fundraising activities. This total has benefited over 20 charities, including CLEAR, Mind and AIDS Orphan and is over £12,000 more than was raised this time last year.

Societies who have taken part in fundraising this year are: British Red Cross, Cameroon Catalyst, Coppafeel, Engineering Soc, Hindu Soc, Humanist Soc, Islamic Soc, Jazzmanix, Korfball, LGBT+, Lopsoc, MedSoc, MindSoc, MNDA, Netball, … Read the rest

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11
Dec

All Student Vote on the University Restructure

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Hello there! My name is Evie Reilly – the Vice-President Democracy & Creative Industries for 2017/18. The end of term may be fast approaching, but we at the Students’ Union have today launched our first All Student Vote of the year.

The University is entering a period of restructure led by the Vice-Chancellor. As part of this, a 7% reduction in staff costs has been announced, with 50 to 75 academic staff posts at risk from across six departments. The University have claimed this restructure will not negatively impact student experience. A shortened version of the report given to Union Read the rest

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08
Dec

Staying safe this Christmas

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Judging by all the Christmas light displays around campus and our Tech Crew being busy setting up for tonight’s Christmas Ball, it looks like Christmas has come early!

While we are starting to feel festive, remember to follow some simple rules to stay safe. When on a night out, don’t leave your drink unattended and look after your friends – tiredness or too many drinks may make you feel unwell rapidly.

At the end of the night, make sure you avoid walking home alone – our Safety Buses will take you home for only £1.50 from the Redbrick (outside Building … Read the rest

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06
Dec

WSA Free Fruit Fridays

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Hi everyone, it’s Venny, WSA Campus President for 2017/2018.

It was fantastic to meet so many of you at our first Free Fruit Fridays last week. For those of you who haven’t heard about it, Free Fruit Fridays is a brand new initiative led by the WSA Committee, and it’s exactly what it sounds like – you’ll will receive free fruit from the Students’ Union and the Student Committee, no strings attached. This project will run fortnightly on Fridays, in the WSA Cafe from approximately 10:00 until 14:00, although it may finish sooner depending on when we run out … Read the rest

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