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28
Oct

Lecture capture? Have your say!

In General

You can find the survey here.

Universal lecture capture has been an on campus issue since we conducted a similar survey in 2015/16. The results of this were overwhelmingly in favour of lecture capture being introduced. However, due to a number of reasons, including push back by some lecturers who feared that it might endanger their jobs, the University has yet to enact such policy.

Times have since changed. Read VP Education and Democracy Jo Lisney’s comments on why she thinks this survey will succeed where others have failed.

The way students are consuming academic material is changing. Students are … Read the rest

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22
Oct

SUSU commits to profitless menstrual products

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Your VP Welfare and Community Laura Barr tells you everything you need to know about our promise to not profit from menstrual products sold in The Shop.

What is this campaign all about?

“The move to make period products be at cost price and to stop the Union profiting from menstrual items is a statement to say that we do not support, or want to be complicit in, treating these necessary items as ‘products’ or ‘luxuries’.”

Why is this happening now?

“Now is as good a time as any. Really it should have happened years ago. If we want to Read the rest

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16
Oct

Students’ Union-University Relationship Agreement Signed

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The first ever SUSU-University networking event was held on Tuesday and concluded with the signing of the agreement that defines how SUSU and the University will work together to transform the lives of every student on all campuses.

The agreement states:

“The University has established that there will be a recognised Union of Students in its Statutes. The Union has fulfilled that role since before the University Charter was established. The two parties have always enjoyed positive and respectful relationships. Moving forward we wish to strengthen those relationships at all levels of both organisations and see this agreement as an Read the rest

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15
Oct

Bubble Tea is here!

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Now in Bar 3!

After a flood of emails, messages and You Make Changes, we have answered you – bubble tea has arrived at SUSU! Bubble Drop have joined us in Bar 3 (level 3, Building 42)!

For those unaware, bubble tea is a product of Taiwan that has been taking the UK by storm. It became known as ‘bubble tea’ because of the thick layer of foam that forms on the surface of the drink after it is shaken, and can contain toppings known as boba or pearls.

Bubble Drop offers either milk or fruit tea, ranging all the … Read the rest

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14
Oct

Invisible Disabilities Week

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Blog by Lily McDermaid, Disabilities Officer

This week is Invisible Disabilities Week, an annual campaign celebrated during 14 – 20 October. Over the course of this week, several articles written by students will be published on the Wessex Scene in order to share their experiences and shed some light on what living with an invisible disability or illness is like. Head on over to wessexscene.co.uk to read these articles and please share articles so as many people as possible can hear the important messages behind this awareness campaign. Feel free to get in touch with Lily McDermaid, Disabilities Officer … Read the rest

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09
Oct

Autumn Elections – Voting Now Open

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…and closes on Friday 11 October at 16:00.

Ready to elect your Course Representatives, Union Senators and a vast array of other Student Officers? These positions represent ALL students and inform what the Union focuses on through projects and campaigns.

Vote here: susu.org/vote

Remember, your vote matters and is one of the main ways you can make your voice heard here at SUSU and the University.

How does voting work?

Remember, voting opens on Wednesday 09 October at 09:00 and closes on Friday 11 October at 16:00. Get voting! Read the rest

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03
Oct

Have you registered to vote yet?

In General

Looking at the current situation in UK Parliament, it’s becoming more and more likely a General Election will happen soon. Now is the time to make sure you’ve registered to vote.

It’s an easy process:

  • You’ll need your national insurance number.
  • Following this you’ll be prompted to answer a series of questions. This takes no longer than 5 minutes.
  • Finally, upon completion, your local Council will process this information and let you know whether your registration has been successful. This should occur within 10 working days.

You can register to vote here: www.gov.uk/register-to-voteRead the rest

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