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28
Feb

Become a mystery shopper for SUSU!

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Would you like to volunteer as a mystery shopper for SUSU?
We are currently looking for students to mystery shop at the Union’s outlets and feed back on customer service, quality and their experience to our team.

Interested? Sign up here: Become a SUSU Mystery Shopper

Some terms and conditions to be aware of:

  • The Union will reimburse students for up to the value of £5 or £10 for meal purchased, depending on the outlet it’s chosen from.
  • Money will only be reimbursed if there is a valid receipt for the purchase.
  • Money will only be reimbursed on completion of
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28
Feb

Spring Elections – what’s coming up?

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Our candidates in Spring Elections are currently campaigning for your votes!

You can meet all our candidates and find out why they think you should vote for them here: Spring Elections Meet the Candidates

Find out more about our Spring Elections here: Spring Elections 2019

Take a look at the next key Elections dates for your diaries below…

VP Activities Candidate Spotlight: Monday 04 March, 12:00 – 13:00, The Redbrick, Highfield Campus
Meet our candidates for VP Activities and ask them your questions.

VP Education and Democracy Candidate Spotlight: Tuesday 05 March, 12:00 – 13:00, The Redbrick, Highfield Campus
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26
Feb

How does the Union voting process work?

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How does the Union make sure our voting process is fair, and which system do we use? We use the Single Transferable Voting (STV) system, and we will explains how this works below.

In our elections, you don’t vote for one person alone, you can rank the candidates in order of your preference. So, the candidate your most preferred candidate is placed number 1, your second preferred candidate is placed number 2, and so on.
This means your vote isn’t lost once your number 1 candidate is voted out, we can still look to your second and third choices to … Read the rest

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26
Feb

VP Education takes up new role with the Office for Students

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The University of Southampton Students’ Union are pleased to announce that our VP Education Samuel Dedman has been successful in his application to sit on the Office for Students’ Student Panel. This role runs until 28 February 2020, and will be completed alongside Samuel’s duties as VP Education here at Southampton.

The Office for Students is the independent public body that regulates higher education in England, aiming to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers’. The Student Panel is a core part of its work, … Read the rest

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25
Feb

Why should I vote in Union Elections?

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It’s that time of year again and our Spring Elections are in full swing, with candidates currently campaigning to win your votes! But why is it important to vote in Union elections? Let us break it down for you…

Whoever wins represents you – yes, you!

Remember, Sabbatical and Student Officers at the Union represent all students.

It’s simple: you need to make sure the candidates who you think are best to represent you, get the votes. Vote for whoever you think should listen to your feedback, take it to the right people and Make. Change. Happen.

Candidates’ key points

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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

To find out more about these candidates and why they think you should vote for them, visit: Spring Elections Candidates Read the rest

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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!

Language Exchange, Tuesday 12 March, 19:00 – 23:00, The Read the rest

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