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21
Feb

Spring Elections Medical Candidates Announced

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The candidates for Medical Society President and University Hospital Southampton (UHS) Officer in our Spring Elections 2019 have now been announced…

Medical Society President
Abdullah Kahled
Deepika Anbu
Raymond Effah

UHS Officer
David Hendry

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21
Feb

Defend the Crown: Varsity 2019

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Get ready for Varsity 2019 and help Team Southampton defend the crown on Sunday 24 March.

This year Varsity is held at our rival’s campus – the University of Portsmouth. Whether you are competing in Team Southampton or supporting friends and team mates, make sure to buy your ticket and be there to cheer each other to victory!

Tickets are £12 from the Union’s Box Office and are on sale now.
Your ticket includes entry to Varsity itself, a Varsity 2019 t-shirt, travel to and from Portsmouth and entry to the after party at Oceana Southampton.

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20
Feb

Switch off from screens this National Day of Unplugging

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On Friday 01 March, we will be switching off from our screens and social media to join in with National Day of Unplugging – a ‘communal digital detox’.

From the National Day of Unplugging website – “The National Day of Unplugging (NDU) is an annual 24-hour period, of observing a communal digital detox.
The NDU is an outgrowth of the Sabbath Manifesto, an adaption of our ancestors’ ritual of carving out one day per week to unwind, unplug, relax, reflect, get outdoors, and connect with loved ones.
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20
Feb

Get your voice heard in UK Parliament

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Find out how to take action and make an impact on decisions made in the UK Parliament at our workshop. You will discover the tools you can use to influence debates, decisions and legislation.

You will also learn how to build effective relationships with MPs and members of the House of Lords. This session is perfect for those wishing to be heard and make a difference on the issues that matter most. An interactive workshop with discussions, debates, games and quizzes.

If you’d like to join us and learn more, please sign up here: bit.ly/SUSUInfluential
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19
Feb

Celebrate Culture Festival 2019

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The Union’s Culture Festival is back during 11 – 24 March 2019, with lots of exciting events planned. Why not come along and discover something new?

Global Village, Monday 11 March, 11:00 – 15:00, Students’ Union
Take a trip around the World with SUSU’s Cultural Societies and learn something new with free food, activities and games.

Tai Chi Chuan – hosted by Hung Leng Kuen Kung Fu Group, Monday 11 March, 19:00 – 20:30, Activities Room (Building 42)
All abilities welcome, your first few sessions will be free!

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18
Feb

Meet the Candidates in our Spring Elections 2019

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We are pleased to announce the candidates for our 2019 Sabbatical and Student Officer roles! Take a look at the full list below, and read why you should vote for them over at susu.org/representation/elections-candidates

You can also ask our candidates questions at: susu.org/elections/spring-2019/questions

Union President

George Fairweather
Emily Harrison
Henry Hill
Nikhil Mukherjee
Henry Oliver-Edwards
Aaron Page

VP Activities

Corin Holloway
Abigail Mustard
Fiona Sutherland

VP Education and Democracy

Sebastian Graves-Read
Jessica Harding
Evelyn Hayes
Joanne Lisney

VP Welfare and Community

Laura Barr
George Hart
Daphne Li
Fleur MacInnes

VP Sports

Olivia Reed

WSA Welfare Officer
Sarah Willcocks

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18
Feb

You Make Change: Avenue Cafe extended opening hours

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Good news for our early risers. Thanks to the Union, Avenue Cafe have extended their opening hours.

Avenue Cafe now opens from 8am every day.

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15
Feb

Vice President Engagement Resignation

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Fleur Elizabeth Walsh, Vice President Engagement, has announced her resignation with immediate effect.

“After much consideration I have decided to resign from my role as Vice President Engagement due to personal circumstances.

I’d like to take this time to thank all our amazing volunteers, especially those I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with in the External Engagement Zone, and those in Halls. I’d also like to thank and praise the sabbatical team for their unwavering dedication to improving the student experience.” – Fleur Elizabeth Walsh

Students’ Union Acting President and Vice President Sports, Steve Gore, commented:

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15
Feb

Entertainment for Grad Ball: the results are in!

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We are pleased to announce the winning entertainment option for Grad Ball 2019. The winner is…

THEMES!

60%* of people who took part chose ‘Themes’. This means the focus will be on transforming the Students’ Union into an amazing venue for Grad Ball, with themed decor, entertainment and performances. 

If you voted for ‘Acts’, don’t worry, you haven’t missed out. There may still be a live DJ, musician or performer on the night. More information on this will be available nearer the event. 

Tickets will go on sale on Monday 11 March at the early bird price of £20.
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12
Feb

Valentine’s Day on a budget

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Wanna impress your date but running low on funds? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. We’ve put our heads together and come up with this list of handy ideas for Valentine’s on a budget. Now say it with us, ‘it’s the thought that counts.’

💗A card

Buy one: It’s a must really and some even say this is the most important part. There are a lot of places to get a cheap card these days but just make sure you write a thoughtful message inside. Just a ‘love from’ isn’t going to cut it on Valentine’s Day.

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