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22
Mar

All Student Vote: The Results

In News, Representation

Brexit

Earlier this week, we asked you “Should the Students’ Union support the national campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit?”

A turnout of 10% of students was required for the vote to be valid. We are pleased to announce that 3,755 of you voted, in less than 72 hours, an overall turnout of 17.9%.

The final results were:

23% of voters were Postgraduate Taught or Postgraduate Research students, which is fantastic to see – that’s actually more postgraduates voting now than in the recent Spring Elections.

With over 80% of voters in favour, the Union is now committed to … Read the rest

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20
Mar

Grad Ball 2019 – SOLD OUT

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As of Monday 18 March tickets for our Great Gatsby-themed Grad Ball have completely sold out! This includes early-bird tickets, standard tickets and the final batch of tickets released to anyone signed up to our mailing list.

We hope everyone is as excited as we are to celebrate on Saturday 08 June!

We are aware scammers, bots and fake profiles may now be targeting our Grad Ball Facebook event to sell fake tickets. We would strongly advise against buying secondary tickets from someone you don’t know.
We have yet to release any physical tickets, so at this point there is … Read the rest

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19
Mar

All Student Vote: A People’s Vote

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On 23 June 2016, Britain held a referendum to ask whether it should leave the European Union, with Leave winning by 51.9% to 48.1%. Since then, more than 1.4 million young people are now eligible to vote.

When the referendum was held, the Union backed remain, citing a negative impact on higher education and graduate opportunities as key reasons for this decision. Our full blog on this decision can be found here: EU Referendum: BritaIN or BrEXIT?

The deadline for the UK to leave the EU is fast approaching. What this will look like no one yet knows, but there … Read the rest

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19
Mar

SUSU shortlisted in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019

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Our affiliated Clubs & Societies have once again been shortlisted in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

Based on the 41,000 student reviews this result not only recognises the very large number of clubs and societies we offer (over 300), but also the commitment and passion of the hundreds of members who run the groups on a daily basis.

Our mission is to unlock the potential and enrich the life of every student at the University. One of the ways we do this is by funding and supporting our  affiliated clubs and societies, to ensure that all of our … Read the rest

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15
Mar

SUSUtv Shortlisted for Best Media Society 2019

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SUSUtv, the Union’s student-run TV station has been shortlisted for Best Media Society in the National Societies Awards.

The National Societies Awards celebrate the achievements of student societies at universities across the country.This year there were almost 800 nominations of which SUSUtv have now been shortlisted.

“This year has been the year of collaboration for SUSUtv” says Ben McQuigg, Station Manager. “We worked with so many societies, groups, external companies as well as other Student TV stations from around the country.”

This is the third year running SUSUtv have been shortlisted for the award having previously been awarded runner … Read the rest

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14
Mar

Missed out on Grad Ball tickets?

In News, What's on

Have you missed out on Grad Ball 2019 tickets?

You are not the only one. We may put more tickets on sale if there is demand for it. 

Sign-up now and we will be in touch if this happens! 

 Join here:  bit.ly/gradball_ticket

Event held in aid of the Union’s charitable activities.

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13
Mar

Who do you think deserves an Excellence in Volunteering Award?

In What's on

This year our Excellence in Volunteering Awards (EVAs) will be held on Friday 10 May 2019 at the Students’ Union. We can’t wait to celebrate the achievements of fantastic student volunteers here at Southampton, but first we need to know who you think should be put forward to receive an award.

If you know someone who has been an incredible volunteer this year, we want to hear about them!
They could have volunteered their time for charity, as a member of a sports club or society, supporting the local community, fundraising, or something completely different!

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12
Mar

University Mental Health Day: Q&A

In General

07 March was University Mental Health Day, an annual day that’s all about the power of using your voice.

As a Students’ Union, young people’s mental health and well being is so important to us. SUSU, as well as University of Southampton, have a number of services available to every student. For this University Mental Health Day we teamed up with Enabling Services to answer all your questions. Here’s what you asked 👇

 

Q&A WITH ENABLING SERVICES  

Q: How do you book an appointment with the Enabling Services? Or is it drop-in the only option? 

A: You can call us … Read the rest

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11
Mar

Spring Elections Update

In General

Following the Returning Officer’s statement last week, we thought it would be helpful to give more detail about how the elections work. Our elections are conducted in line with other Students’ Unions but we understand that most people will know little about the process.

Rules Overview

All candidates are governed by the SUSU Rules, including Rule 7 (Elections), the Elections By-law and Spring Elections Guidance. Section 4.1 of the By-law also states that “The Deputy Returning Officer may from time to time issue guidance as to campaigning. This guidance shall have the force of a by-law and shall be enforceable … Read the rest

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11
Mar

RAG’s Big Give Week

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The Big Give is back. RAG’s annual week long series of events, planned to to raise as much money as possible. 

This year’s core charities are Anthony Nolan, Yellow Door and Help Refugees.

Keep an eye out for the buckets on The Redbrick and remember – give a pound, change a life. Want to get involved? Check out the full list of events below 👇

Monday 11: 

💰 Take Me Out, The Bridge 19:00-23:00 Tickets available here 

Tuesday 12:

💰 Redbrick Masterclasses 11:00-16:00

💰 Erasmus Park Film Screening, Clueless 18:00-20:00

💰 Jesters 90’s vs 00’s 22:00-2:00 Tickets available Read the rest

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