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24
May

SUBC to cycle from London to Paris in 24 hours for charity fundraiser

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This Summer, our Boat Club will be cycling from London to Paris in 24 hours to raise as much money as possible for national charity, Breast Cancer Now. 

The team of 23 students will undertake the 242 mile (390 kilometres) journey from London to Newhaven, where they will catch the evening Ferry to Dieppe on the 09 July, through to Paris, where they aim to arrive in the late afternoon on 10 July.

“We are doing this cycle to really challenge ourselves to push through the fatigue of cycling the distance to Paris and the added time pressure of doing … Read the rest

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23
May

Vote today in the European Parliamentary Elections

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Brexit

Polls are OPEN today in Southampton for the European Parliamentary Elections 🗳 Make sure you have your say!

Find your polling station by clicking here.

We’re backing a people’s vote. In March, we asked you “Should the Students’ Union support the national campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit?” With over 80% of voters in favour, the Union is now committed to supporting the

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22
May

Rate Your Crib to win £350

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Rate Your Crib is back and we want to know about the good, the bad and the ugly. 

Tell us about your student housing experience this year, whether it’s been expensive or cheap, dirty or clean, great or terrible.

Everyone who takes part will be entered into a prize draw – the winner will receive £350 and runners-up will receive IKEA vouchers!

Your feedback will help us support future students, whether they live in Halls, private rented accommodation or at home. All students can complete the survey.… Read the rest

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21
May

AU Ball 2019: The Winners

In Sport

On Friday 17 May Team Southampton celebrated another fantastic year of sporting achievements at the AU Ball 2019, held at St Mary’s Stadium with an evening of awards and entertainment 🏆

All the photos from the night are can now be found on our Facebook page.📸 Photo credit: SUPS events

and the winners are…

FIRST YEAR SPORTSPERSON

Canoe Polo – Olivia George

THE UNION ENGAGEMENT AWARD 

Hillwalking – Serena Hayes

THE JAMES ATHERTON SPORT & WELLBEING AWARD

Athletics & Cross Country – Jon Pairman 

SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 

Netball– Georgia Ivey 

THE MIKE BERESFORD COACH AWARDRead the rest

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21
May

Statement regarding The Soton Tab

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The Soton Tab recently published an article regarding the death of a University of Southampton student. This article displays a complete lack of sensitivity on the subject, with no mention of support services for readers. 

The Union has received complaints from students, including submissions to You Make Change, and the article has received considerable backlash on social media.

Students have asked the Union to take action.  We have therefore contacted the national Tab directly and asked them to take down the article out of respect for the student, their family & friends, and all those affected by this tragic event.… Read the rest

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16
May

You Are More Than Your Studies: What help is available?

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As a Students’ Union, mental health and wellbeing is so important to us. SUSU, as well as University of Southampton, have a number of services available to every student. We would like to take this You Are More Than Your Studies to remind you of these. 

Whether you need some support, would like to get involved or just need some more info we’ve got it all below. 

The Advice Centre

The Advice Centre, located in Building 40, provides free, independent and confidential support to all students. They can help you with issues that could be impacting your mental health Read the rest

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16
May

Home Office allows student to complete exams after SUSU appeal over Visa issue

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One of our students, who was facing ‘significant’ Visa issues, has been allowed to stay to finish their exams in Southampton after VP Communities, Emily Harrison appealed on their behalf in a letter to the Home Office. 

Emily says: “I’m delighted to update that the Home Office has now allowed the student to stay to complete their final exams here at Southampton. I am so pleased that there has been a positive outcome and happy to have been able to have a positive impact on the life of this student.”

“This is exactly what Sabbatical Officers are elected to do,

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15
May

Voting Now Open in Summer Elections

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Voting is now open in our Summer Elections! Voting opens today at 09:00 until Friday 17 May at 16:00

Make sure to have your say on who you would like to represent you, listen to your ideas and concerns and make sure positive change is made at Southampton.

Find out more about Academic Representation and our structure of Reps in the video below and over at www.susu.org/representation

The following roles can be voted for in our current elections:

👉 School or Department President in your Faculty
👉 PGR Rep in your Faculty
👉 Student Officer for Avenue, Boldrewood, … Read the rest

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15
May

Excellence in Volunteering Awards 2019: the winners

In General

Our Excellence in Volunteering Awards are a chance to say well done and thank you to students who have gone the extra mile with their volunteering efforts this year, whether that’s helping in the community, fundraising or giving up their own time to benefit a society or sports club.

Here are this year’s winners:

Best contribution to the Creative Industries: Ben McQuigg

Best Behind-the-Scenes Contribution: Patrik Toobe

Social Impact Award: Charlotte Colombo

Best Student-Led Academic Campaign: Jessica Sainsbury

Best Sports Initiative: Tara Granea

Outstanding Commitment to Equality and Diversity: Maryam Malakoutikhah

Best Environmental Sustainability Initiative: BeeSoc

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10
May

Recognising student and staff achievement at the SUSU Academic Awards 2019

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SUSU’s Academic Awards have become a significant feature in the calendar of the University community.

It is an event which has given us the opportunity to recognise the hard work of SUSU Academic Reps and staff members across the past year and following the ceremony itself on Thursday 09 May 2019 we’re pleased to announce that the below have been selected as our Winners and Runners-Up, as decided by the SUSU Academic Reps (or a panel of SUSU and University of Southampton in the case of the Academic Rep Award).  

A full list of nominees for the SUSU Academic … Read the rest

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