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25
Mar

SUSU Award Ceremonies To Go Ahead Online

In News, What's on

The Academic Awards 2020 and our first Society and Volunteering Awards will still be celebrated later this year! Although we are disappointed we can’t hold our award ceremonies on campus, we still want to celebrate all the fantastic nominations we’ve received.

We’ve decided we would love to share our winners online, and hopefully we can let you all know what our plans are for this very soon.

Society and Volunteering Awards 2020

We have extended the nominations deadline to Monday 06 April at 13:00. Our award categories are:

  • Best Event
  • Best Campaign
  • Best Collaboration
  • Fundraiser of the Year
  • Community Impact
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24
Mar

£10,000 Funding Secured for Humanities Textbooks

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Jo Lisney (VP Education and Democracy) and Hartley Library have successfully secured £10,000 for additional Humanities textbooks.

Humanities students can request any books/textbooks they need via the library, and can then borrow them as many times as they need to.

Jo says: “We’ve received a lot of feedback through SSLCs and student surveys about there not being enough copies of Humanities textbooks for students to access – whether that’s due to cost or availability.
SUSU and UoS have heard this and have worked together to secure £10,000 so students can use this fund to offset the cost of their core … Read the rest

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23
Mar

Our Response to Coronavirus Related Racism

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Last week the University were informed of a racially motivated attack on Chinese students outside of their accommodation, which was also reported by the Daily Echo here. SUSU has a zero tolerance approach to racism, and we have been working with the University in our capacity to support the students affected. The University have been working with the Leader of Southampton City Council and the Chinese Association of Southampton. Today, they published their response here.

A few weeks ago when the virus had reached a peak in China we worked closely with the Chinese Student Scholars Association to raise … Read the rest

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20
Mar

Academic Elections: The Results!

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Thank you to everyone who voted in the Academic Elections! We received 844 votes.

The elected VP Education and Democracy is Chidiogo Odunukwe.

The elected Faculty Officers are:
Environment and Life Sciences Faculty Officer – Renee Johnson
Arts and Humanities Faculty Officer – Joanne Lisney

This means your elected Sabbatical team for 2020-21 is:
Union President – Olivia Reed
VP Education and Democracy – Chidiogo Odunukwe
VP Activities
– Corin Holloway
VP Sports
– Samuel Tweedle
VP Welfare and Community
– Nicole Akuezumba

We’re looking forward to working with our new Officers soon!

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19
Mar

Academic Elections: Voting Now Open!

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Voting in our Academic Elections is now open until Friday 20 March at 16:00! This is your chance to say who should be our next VP Education and Democracy, Arts and Humanities Faculty Officer, and Environment and Life Sciences Faculty Officer.

VOTE HERE

Make sure you take a look at all the candidates’ key points and why they think you should vote for them here: Academic Elections Candidates.

Wondering why you should vote? Here’s a few reasons…

  • Whoever wins represents you – yes, you! Our Sabbatical and Faculty Officers are here to represent all students at Southampton.
  • Candidate
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18
Mar

Update on Upcoming SUSU Events

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Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel all of our upcoming large-scale events taking place this Summer term

This includes AU Ball, WSA Ball, Academic Awards, Society & Volunteering Awards and Grad Ball.  We are sorry for any disappointment caused but this is the most suitable course of action at this time.

Those of you who have already bought tickets for WSA Ball and Grad Ball will be refunded automatically (you won’t need to worry about contacting us) in due course.

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16
Mar

Academic Elections: Meet Your Candidates

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It’s time to meet the candidates running to be your next VP Education and Democracy and Faculty Officers in our Academic Elections!

VP Education and Democracy

Arts and Humanities Faculty Officer

Environment and Life Sciences Faculty Officer

See the full list of candidates here: Academic Elections Candidates

Voting opens Thursday 19 March, 09:00 and is open until Friday 20 March, 16:00. (When voting opens, vote here).… Read the rest

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14
Mar

Boat Club Success with Fundraiser at Karaoke

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Congratulations to SUBC who raised £131.64 for Prostate Cancer UK at their Karaoke takeover last week. They had previously asked people to dress up in blue when attending the event to show solidarity.

The club also plan to ‘March for Men‘, a 50km walk from the Boat Club to Bournemouth Beach during March. The fundraiser has currently raised 25% of its £2500 target and if you would like to donate you can do here.

This is all to raise awareness of the fact that 1 in 8 men are expected to get prostate cancer in their lifetime, with … Read the rest

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13
Mar

Varsity 2020 Cancelled

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Following consultation with the University of Portsmouth, who are now unable to participate, we regret to announce that Varsity 2020 has been cancelled.

We are all hugely disappointed that this is the case, particularly after our earlier announcement, but the situation is unprecedented.

We would like to thank all the hard work put into this event by our staff and students.  

We will be in contact with players and spectators to advise them about refunds.

If you have any specific queries about Varsity 2020 please get in contact with us via varsity@susu.org.… Read the rest

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13
Mar

SUSU Easter Opening Hours

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Following the University’s announcement to bring forward the end of this term by one week (to Friday 13 March), we have decided to move our Easter opening hours forward to start on Monday 16 March. Please see full details below:

SUSU Building 42
Monday 16 March – Friday 17 April – 08:00 – 20:00
Thursday 09 April – Tuesday 14 April – Closed
Wednesday 15 April – Friday 17 April – 08:00 – 20:00

The Stag’s
Monday 16 March – Wednesday 08 April – 15:30 – 23:00
Thursday 09 April – Tuesday 14 April – Closed
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