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17
Apr

Managing an Eating Disorder During Lockdown

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Lockdown may affect your mental and physical health in many ways, and its important to be aware of them so that we can ensure we reach out for help if and when we need it.

One of the things many people may struggle with is disordered eating, and a potential return of eating disorders, or intrusive thoughts associated with their previous eating disorder.

Our bodies may be reacting to the dramatic change in routine, and this can mean a decreased or increased appetite, craving different types of food, or anxiety associated with food being heightened.

Even so, there is absolutely … Read the rest

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17
Apr

Update on SUSU Staff and Sabbatical Officers

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As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to furlough some SUSU staff and Sabbatical Officers.

We, like many other organisations, have been having conversations about furloughing some of our staff. Although we are currently in a strong financial position, we expect the effects of the ongoing situation will be long-term, so we are doing everything we can to prepare for this. Therefore, we have made the decision to take advantage of the government’s job retention scheme to ensure we remain financially sustainable for the future, whilst ensuring there will always be people to … Read the rest

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16
Apr

Student Support from the University and SUSU

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There’s lots of information around at the moment with different details about the support you can currently access, so we’ve put it all in one place in a summary below. These services are available for every student!

Financial Support

The Student Hardship Fund has been expanded and is available to any student. They have now streamlined the process so that it offers short term, six-week assessments to cover essential day to day living costs, so it is now easier to apply and faster to get money. You can use this to access money for accommodation costs, necessary technical equipment, food … Read the rest

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09
Apr

Society and Volunteering Awards Nominees Announced!

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We are pleased to announce the longlist for nominees in the Society and Volunteering Awards 2020! The list includes nominees for Best Event, Best Fundraiser, Society of the Year and Outstanding Contribution.

View the nominees here: Society and Volunteering Awards 2020.

We received 175 nominations in total – thank you to everyone who sent in a society, event or student for recognition.

We plan to hold a virtual awards ceremony on Friday 06 May – we will announce further details for this as soon as it’s confirmed. We can’t wait to celebrate our winners and the fantastic things you’ve … Read the rest

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08
Apr

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Content Warning: Sexual Assault

Hi! I’m Laura, your VP Welfare and Community, and I’m going to give you a quick overview of Sexual Assault Awareness month, what SUSU are doing for it, and some tips on how to look after yourself. The current crisis has been emotionally exhausting for many people, and whereas I would have thrown myself into this campaign before the lockdown, I’ve made a personal and professional decision to take a step back and focus on promoting support, to look after both my headspace, and yours.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to … Read the rest

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07
Apr

The Bridge Menu Now Available On Good Food Talks

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The Bridge menu is now available on Good Food Talks, an app which makes menus accessible for those with visual impairments and Specific Learning Difficulties. Lily McDermaid, our Disabilities Officer, tells us more:

“As Disabilities Officer, one thing I really want to push for is making ‘accessible’ venues truly accessible. As a result, SUSU now has a partnership with an app and website which makes browsing menus much easier for people with visual impairments or Specific Learning Difficulties like Dyslexia.

It allows users to use reading software already built into phones to read menus out loud as well as … Read the rest

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03
Apr

We’re #InThisTogether

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When the academic year started in September, none of us could have predicted the situation we find ourselves in now. Everything is changing so rapidly and it can be really scary. But we want you to know, you’re not alone.

We, and Students’ Unions from across the UK, have a message for you…

Up and down the country, your student representatives are working tirelessly with your Universities and institutions to support you as best as we can.

Thank you to Winchester Student Union, UCLan SU, University of Essex Students’ Union, University of Birmingham Guild of Students, … Read the rest

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