Archive > June 2020

29
Jun

Could you be our next VP Education and Democracy?

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Nominations open today in our by-election to find the next VP Education and Democracy! Make sure to put your name forward if you’d like to lead on all things Education and Democracy at SUSU and make positive change for students across the University.

Remember, no previous experience or volunteering with SUSU is required – all you need is passion for representing students and ideas of what you’d like to achieve in your year.

The role is open to all students whether you are Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught or Research. If you’re looking for the next step after your studies, anyone who … Read the rest

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26
Jun

Update on our Sabb team 2020-21

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On Wednesday 01 July, the new Sabbatical Officer team will take office for the academic year 2020/21. However, we have unfortunately been made aware recently that the student elected to the role of VP Education & Democracy will be unable to fulfil the requirements of the role because of their particular visa restrictions.

We will, therefore, be holding a by-election for the role of VP Education & Democracy, which will open on Monday 29 June.

Due to the need to elect someone to this key role as quickly as possible, nominations will be open until Thursday 09 July, and voting … Read the rest

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26
Jun

Rate Your Crib: tell us about your student housing

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What has your student housing or accommodation been like this year? Was is clean or dirty… great or awful… well priced or expensive?

Whatever your experience has been like this year, we want to know! By taking our Rate Your Crib survey your feedback will help us support future students, whether they live in Halls, private rented accommodation or at home.

Plus, everyone who completes the survey will be enterted into our prize draw to win a month’s rent (£350)!

Complete our survey here: Rate Your Crib

Survey closes Sunday 19 July.

A photo of a bed with lots of cushions, a small bedside table and lamp.
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23
Jun

Have your say on Sustainability at Southampton

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We want to hear your views on sustainability at Southampton in student focus groups taking place this July. This is your chance to input on the University’s Sustainability and Environmental Strategy, which is being developed in partnership with SUSU.

A range of issues will be discussed at each focus group – such as the University’s carbon footprint, waste, sustainability in the curriculum, food on campus, and more. You can also share your ideas for initiatives, your views on how ambitious Southampton’s strategy should be, and what role students should play in its implementation.

The focus groups will be held at … Read the rest

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18
Jun

Successes from your VP Education and Democracy this year

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During her year as VP Education and Democracy, Jo Lisney has achieved lots of positive changes for students. Here we take a look at what she’s worked on this year and her most successful projects!

  • Lecture recordings implemented across all departments. For the last 10 years, SUSU’s VPs for Education have been lobbying the University to invest in ensuring lectures are recorded for students. As time has gone on, more lecturers have taken this practice up, but it was not consistent. This year, Jo was able to research and put together a proposal for the University to consider, and to
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12
Jun

SUSU’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Work 2019-20

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We know that some of you may not be aware of or see what SUSU have been doing regarding EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) work and more specifically work for our Black students. For us, this is not about virtue signalling or being performative just because this issue is in global media focus. We are committed to proactively pursuing equality and tackling racism. We know we have more work to do, and we always welcome collaboration, but we also wanted to share with you the projects and work we have been doing to this date. As ever, if you’d like … Read the rest

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02
Jun

SUSU Supports Black Lives Matter

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Over the weekend, there has been significant media attention on the senseless murder of George Floyd by a U.S policeman. However, this is not an isolated incident. In the last few weeks alone, there have been a number of racist attacks on the Black community, and has been an ongoing issue for a long time. This has led to recent media attention on the #BlackLivesMatter movement and today people are positing black squares as part of #blackouttuesday to raise awareness. We encourage people using the #blackouttuesday hashtag to NOT use the #blacklivesmatter hashtag, as it is currently removing space for important updates … Read the rest

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01
Jun

Vote for RAG Core Charities 2020-21

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Every year Southampton RAG choose three core charities (one local, one national, one international) to receive fundraising from core RAG events. Student suggestions for charities have been narrowed down to a shortlist, and now it’s time to vote on who you think should be a core charity this year.

Have your say and vote on the shortlisted charities here: Charity Nominations Shortlist 2020.

The shortlisted charities are:

International Charity
A21 – their mission is to end slavery everywhere, forever
Friends of the Earth – environmental charity
Gavi – help provide vaccines to millions of children worldwide

National Charity
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