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30
Nov

Outcomes from the Making Change Summit + AGM

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On Thursday 29 November 2018 we held our first Making Change Summit of the academic year, and our Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Our AGM is a legally required meeting to approve the accounts for the Students’ Union, appoint the auditors and consider other governance matters. It requires 250 students to have registered a proxy vote online or be present in-person in order to be a valid meeting.  This year we had 270 voters, although not all of these voted for every point on the agenda.

Specific matters that were approved at the AGM include the decision that there will be … Read the rest

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30
Nov

Holiday Food Drive: One CAN Make a Difference!

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What is the Students’ Union Food Drive?

Hi everyone, it’s Charlotte, your Community and Volunteering Officer for 2018/19! I’m here to announce a project I have been working on with the External Engagement team and the Students’ Union to help support the local community over the holidays.

From now until Tuesday 18 December, there is a food drive collection point on Highfield Campus (Building 42) which we hope will make a big difference to the lives of people in our local community. I, along with the External Engagement zone of the Students’ Union, have launched this project because the current levels … Read the rest

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29
Nov

VP Student Communities: Postgraduate Experience

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Hello! My name is Emily Harrison and I am your VP Student Communities for 2018/19.

As part of my role, I oversee the representation and support of Postgraduate students. However, I do not do this alone! We also have elected PGR reps and a Postgraduate Committee who help provide feedback about what students want and help to deliver PG events and activities.

This blog post is intended to be a bit of an update as to my current progress on a few projects, and what you can expect to see from the Students’ Union in the next few months.

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29
Nov

Ice Rink Coming to SUSU Redbrick

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An ice-skating rink is coming to SUSU’s Redbrick. 

The ice rink will be open on the Redbrick from Tuesday 04 December through to Saturday 08 December and also available throughout the evening at The Christmas Ball.

Sessions will be 45 minutes long and will run from: 14:00 to 21:00 Tuesday-Friday and 12:00 to 18:00 Saturday.

Sessions cost £4.50 + 50p Booking Fee and will be available to book via the SUSU Box Office, online and at reception.

Children are welcome to take part.

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28
Nov

Change Summit + AGM: What’s it all about?

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On Thursday 29 November 2018, the Union will be holding a Making Change Summit and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Students’ Union. This event will be held in the Café on Level 3 of Building 42, Highfield Campus from 14:00 onwards.

Your attendance and contribution will help to directly shape the work that is done over this next year by your team of elected officers. Join in with the discussion and share your ideas. Register your vote by clicking here.

What is an AGM? 

The AGM stands for Annual General Meeting and it is a meeting of the … Read the rest

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27
Nov

Don’t miss The Christmas Ball 2018!

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Don’t miss our most festive event at the Students’ Union – The Christmas Ball 2018! This year we present… Christmas Past, Present and Future! That’s right, we are telling the story of A Christmas Carol!

There’s plenty of incredible entertainment to enjoy on the night, including:

Ice rink!

Carol Singers

Meet our very own Scrooge!

70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s Silent Disco

Magicians

The Christmas Present Bar

Free prosecco for everyone! (non-alcoholic option available, too)

Magic Mirror photobooth – get a selfie with Santa!

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27
Nov

2018 Jailbreak winners reach New York

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Start spreadin’ the news… This year’s Jailbreak winners travelled an incredible 3,419 miles, managing to reach New York in their bid to get as far away from Southampton as possible without spending any of their own money. 

Student teams started off from rainy Southampton at 8:00 AM Saturday morning and raced across the country to catch lifts, trains and flights in a bid to get as far away as they could in 36 hours, all in the name of charity. Organised by our amazing RAG, this year, groups are raising money for three charities, Yellow Door, … Read the rest

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26
Nov

SUSUtv are Going Live for Charity

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SUSUtv will be broadcasting live for six hours as part of ‘Big Live’, a 24-hour live stream fundraising event on Friday 30 November 2018.

KTV (Kent Union’s student TV station) are hosting a 24-hour live stream for the charity ‘Books 2 Africa‘, which was set up by University of Kent Alumni. KTV are collaborating with Forge TV at the University of Sheffield, and our very own SUSUtv!

The full live stream of Big Live will run from the afternoon of Friday 30 November to the afternoon of the Saturday 01 December. SUSUtv will be broadcasting for a six … Read the rest

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25
Nov

Grab a FREE Punk IPA on campus with BrewDog

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Drink Punk. Join the revolution.

Independent craft brewer, BrewDog, is bringing it’s craft beer revolution to the Redbrick right here at Southampton next Tuesday 27 November 2018, between 12:00 – 19:00, and students will be able to grab a FREE can of Punk IPA!

This event declares the University of Southampton Students’ Union as a Punk State University! BrewDog have previously announced Punk State cities in the UK to be Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Sheffield, but we are the first University to receive this status!

Punk IPA is described on the BrewDog website as a … Read the rest

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23
Nov

Jailbreak: What’s it all about?

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You’ve probably heard it mentioned by now, the annual fundraising hitchhike organised by our amazing RAG has seen previous year’s volunteers reach Dubai, Morocco and Hong Kong. Jailbreak is one of the most exciting charity events you can get involved in but how does it all work? 🗺✈️

It’s simple. Groups of 2 or 3 compete in a race against time to get as far away from Southampton as possible, without spending any of their own money. This year, groups are raising money for three charities, Yellow Door, Anthony Nolan and Help Refugees. Each group must raise an initial £50 … Read the rest

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