Archive > March 2019
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!
You can put their name … Read the rest
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
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.
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
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 👇
💰 Take Me Out, The Bridge 19:00-23:00 Tickets available here
💰 Redbrick Masterclasses 11:00-16:00
💰 Erasmus Park Film Screening, Clueless 18:00-20:00
Thank you to everyone who voted in our Spring Elections 2019. We had an brilliant turnout this year, with 4,323 of you turning out to vote, making up a total of 27,132 individual votes. That works out at 21% of the student population having their say.
Without further ado, here are the results…
Union President – Emily Harrison with 1826 votes
Vice President Education and Democracy – Joanne Lisney with 1309 votes
Vice President Welfare and Community – Laura ‘Elizabeth’ Barr with 1315 votes… Read the rest
Statement from the Returning Officer
Spring Elections 2018-19
As Returning Officer, I received and investigated a series of complaints relating to one of the candidates standing for Union President, Henry Hill.
These complaints covered potential breaches of various aspects of the Elections By-law and Guidance, which are in place to ensure free and fair elections with accountable campaigning. Amongst the complaints was a significant campaign overspend which resulted in extensive social media reach that is otherwise extremely unlikely to have been possible.
Having reviewed the evidence, I find that the candidate was in breach of the By-law and Guidance. The … Read the rest
Meet our candidates for the Sabbatical Officer role of Union President on the Redbrick TODAY from 12:00 – 13:00. This is chance to ask them any questions you have on their key points and why you should vote for them.
The responsibilities of Union President include leading the Union, ensuring there’s a Union presence at all our sites, and creating a more sustainable environment. They will oversee all our sites officers, our Halls Officer and Sustainability Officer. You can read the full job description here: Union President.
Voting is NOW OPEN in our Spring Elections! You have until Friday 08 … Read the rest
Hi everyone, I’m Charlotte, your Community and Volunteering Officer. I have been working with the External Engagement Zone to bring you another community project which you can get involved with! This time we are looking at tackling the problem of period poverty in Southampton with a multi-campus Red Box Project throughout the whole of March to coincide with Women’s Month.
What is period poverty?
‘Period poverty’ is a term which refers to a lack of access to essential sanitary products due to financial constraints. Sanitary products such as tampons are sold at inflated prices with an additional ‘tampon tax’ due … Read the rest
Meet our candidate for the Sabbatical Officer role of VP Sports on the Redbrick TODAY from 12:00 – 13:00. This is chance to ask them any questions you have on their key points and why you should vote for them.
The responsibilities of VP Sport include leading the Athletic Union, developing sport performance and encouraging participation in Sport. They will oversee our Athletic Union, Sports Participation and Intramural Officers. You can read the full job description here: Vice President Sports.
Voting is NOW OPEN in our Spring Elections! You have until Friday 08 March at 16:00 to have your say: … Read the rest