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National Societies Awards 2018 – Our Society Nominations!

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We are thrilled to announce three societies from our Union have received nominations in the National Societies Awards 2018, along with a student nomination for Individual Award for Outstanding Contribution.

Nominations recieved for Southampton are:

Danny Rickard, Station Manager of SUSUtv, has received a well-deserved nomination for Individual Award for Outstanding Contribution, for his dedicated work with SUSUtv.

Evie Reilly, VP DCI, says: “Congratulations to Danny, SUSUtv, Football Beyond Borders and NurSoc! I’m really pleased their hard work over … Read the rest

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Society Spotlight: Volleyball

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We recently met up with the following members of the Volleyball Club (SUVC) to find out more about what they get up to: Matt, club President, (joined Men’s 1st Team, joined 2 years ago), Phoebe, Higher Education Volleyball Officer, (joined Women’s 1st Team, joined 2 years ago), Christina (Women’s 1st Team, joined in her second semester 2 years ago), Coco (Women’s 1st Team, joined since the start of this academic year), Owen (Men’s 1st Team, joined at the start of the academic year) and Brendan (joined 2nd Team last year, advanced to Men’s 1… Read the rest

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Student Media Teams Nominated for 12 National Awards

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Congratulations to the Union’s media teams who have recently been nominated in national awards ceremonies. Wessex Scene and The Edge have been nominated for five awards in the Student Publication Association Awards 2018, whilst Surge Radio have been nominated for seven I Love Student Radio Awards 2018. SUSUtv have also submitted their show reel entry for Best Freshers’ Content 2017/18 to the National Student Television Association Awards 2018.

Wessex Scene, our official student-run magazine, received SPA Award nominations for:

  • Best Interview – Alice Hearing’s interview with Jon Sopel
  • Best Feature – Linnea Lagerstead’s powerful piece
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Improving the student experience year on year

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We’re very excited to announce that Southampton has risen from 42nd to 29th in the ‘THE Student Experience Survey 2018’, with particularly good results for “societal experience”.

Societal experience is the metric that measures our impact as a Students’ Union on the student experience.

We provide outstanding opportunities to round out the academic experience and to have jumped twelve places from 33rd (2017) to 21st nationally in this category shows we are moving in the right direction in delivering high level social life opportunities, a real community atmosphere, compelling extracurricular activities/societies and a positive environment on campus/around … Read the rest

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Well Done Wednesday – Health Sciences Academic Reps

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This #WellDoneWednesday we are celebrating the recent successes of our Academic Reps from the Faculty of Health Sciences, who have made a number of improvements to student experiences this year.

Passing on your ideas, concerns and feedback to your Course Reps can really make a difference, as we can see from the huge list below! The Union works hard to make sure all students are represented, working alongside the University in making change happen. If you want to know who you Course Reps are, you can search for them here.

Take a look at the recent successes from the … Read the rest

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Society Spotlight: Human Powered Aircraft

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Earlier this month at Refreshers’ Fayre we said hello to the Union’s Human Powered Aircraft Society (SUHPA) – you may have spotted them in the Old Sports Hall pedaling on an exercise bike alongside some aircraft wings! We met with Euan (Society Vice-President) and Tatjana (Society Secretary and Outreach) to find out more about the society.

SUHPA has been recently re-affiliated, but the society has an impressive history and claim to fame…back to 1961 the society manufactured and flew the world’s first official human powered aircraft! Many members of the society are Engineering or Aerospace students, but anyone with plenty … Read the rest

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Led Zeppelin Charity Showcase Raises Over £400

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On Friday 09 February, the Union and our Live Music Society hosted a charity showcase to celebrate 45 years since Led Zeppelin played a gig at the Union in 1973. Through ticket sales and RAG collections on the night of the concert, we have raised a fantastic total of £414.03 for Ovation.

Ovation is a charity which supports young musicians and provides them with a platform to get involved with making music. Deborah Bonham, rock and blues vocalist and Patron of Ovation, is the sister of John Bonham, the late drummer for Led Zeppelin, so this charity was the … Read the rest

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Team Southampton WIN Varsity 2018!

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Huge congratulations to all of our fantastic athletes for winning Varsity 2018 this weekend – what a brilliant way to celebrate the 10th Anniversary!

This year Varsity took place on home turf and we are delighted to announce yet another victory over Portsmouth. The final score is 188-96 to Team Southampton!

Steve Gore, VP Sports, says: “Varsity is our biggest sporting event in the calendar and this year is no exception. Our students turned up and brought a great competitive spirit on and off the pitch; it’s on days like this that I’m reminded what an honour it is … Read the rest

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Excellence in Volunteering Awards: Nominations Open

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** NOMINATIONS CLOSE MONDAY 09 APRIL at 09:00 – Simply email activities@susu.org with the name of the person/society you would like to nominate and for which award, and a short paragraph explaining why you have nominated them.**

Our annual Excellence in Volunteering Awards (EVAs) returns in May and nominations are now open!

This is a chance to celebrate the success of our student volunteers and the impact that they have in the local community and wider world. Who do you think deserves to be recognised for their work? If you know a student who has given up their time to … Read the rest

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Printing at WSA: an update

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Hi, everyone! This is Venny, the Winchester Campus President, with an update on printing. The WSA Committee and I would like to thank everyone who participated in the survey we sent out at the end of last semester. I’m really happy to say that nearly 300 of you have completed the survey, leaving over 5,000 words worth of comments! Without further ado, here are the results:


On average, how much do you spend on printing per term?

  • £85

Note: We received a variety of responses to this question ranging from no money spent on printing to over £500. After … Read the rest

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