Archive > July 2020

28
Jul

Join the first Alumni vs Students Sports Quiz

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Calling all students – you’re invited to the first Alumni v Students Sports Quiz!

The University are holding their first ever Alumni v Students Sports Quiz, hosted by the BBC’s Zoe Kleinman, alongside some familiar faces from across the University.

The quiz will be held on Thursday 30 July, 19:00, on the University of Southampton Alumni Facebook page.

Sign up for your free place via Eventbrite: Alumni vs Students Sports Quiz.
Select that you’re playing for Team Student and start quizzing – that’s all it takes! (Please note, if you don’t register there is no guarantee you’ll … Read the rest

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27
Jul

Welcome 2020 is coming!

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There’s lots going on behind the scenes at SUSU to bring you a fantastic Welcome to Southampton this September!

We know this year will be different to our usual events, but we plan to bring you lots of virtual ways to meet new people, join our societies and sports clubs and dive in to student life in Southampton.

Welcome will be from Monday 28 September – Sunday 11 October.

All our events will be called Welcome 2020, not Freshers’, so they will be easy to spot online and on social media.

Hear all the latest announcements via…

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22
Jul

Meet Your VP Education and Democracy!

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The results are in for our Academic Elections By-Election, and your new VP Education and Democracy is Avila Chidume!

Thank you to everyone who voted – we received 650 votes in this election.

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

We’re looking forward to working with Avila soon!… Read the rest

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20
Jul

Academic Elections: Voting Now Open

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The time has come to vote on who you think should be the next VP Education and Democracy! Voting is now open in our Academic Elections until Wednesday 22 July at 16:00.

Vote here: susu.org/vote

Get to know our nine candidates and why they think you should vote for them here: Elections Candidates.

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16
Jul

Who will you vote for in our Academic Elections?

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We have eight candidates in our Academic Elections running for the role of VP Education and Democracy, and today we’re sharing why they think you should vote for them! We have shared every candidate’s key campaign points below, and their full manifestos can be read here: Elections Candidates.

Alexander Beyene

  • Unity in diversity
  • Friendship
  • Student engagement
  • Sustainablity
  • University life Experience

Avila Chidume

  • The university must take accountability for its actions.
  • Student’s mental health must be a priority alongside education.
  • Personal academic tutors require adequate training to support students.
  • Students must be encouraged to pursue interests.
  • Provide students with the
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15
Jul

Southampton RAG Announce Core Charities for 2020-21

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RAG have announced their core charities for 2020-21 are A21, Teenage Cancer Trust and Robbie’s Rehab. The charities were selected via a student vote on the shortlisted charities.

Every year RAG has three core charities which receive fundraising from their core events, such as Jailbreak and Big Give week.

A21 (RAG’s International Charity 2020-21) – A21’s mission is to abolish slavery everywhere, forever. They operate in 17 different countries across the globe. “Freedom. That’s our goal for every human being on the planet.” Find out more on their website: A21.

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13
Jul

Meet Your Candidates for VP Education and Democracy!

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We have nine candidates running in our Academic Elections for the role of VP Education and Democracy. They are:

Make sure to read why they think you should vote for them at susu.org/representation/elections-candidates.

Voting opens next Monday 20 July at 09:00, and closes Wednesday 22 July at 16:00.… Read the rest

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13
Jul

Introducing our new Chief Executive: Jim Gardner

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We are pleased to announce we have recently appointed Jim Gardner as our new Chief Executive. Jim has been our Interim Chief Executive since February and he’s made a fantastic impact in his leadership so far.

Jim has twenty-five years’ leadership experience in the Third Sector and Education Sector. Before he joined SUSU, Jim was the Chief Executive of Kent Union, a large students’ union which is included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For 2020 and the preceding 10 years.

Jim has also served as Interim Chief Executive of 3 students’ unions, with accountability and … Read the rest

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10
Jul

The Shop to reopen on Monday 13 July

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We are pleased to announce The Shop will reopen on Monday 13 July. Opening hours will be 10:00 – 16:00, Monday – Friday.

Whether you need lunch on the go, toiletries, international foods, essentials for your cupboards, or stationery, The Shop has got you covered.

Additional safety and social distancing measures have been put in place for staff and customers, including a one-way system, hand sanitising stations and screens at tills.

Please note before your visit:

  • Hot pastries and hot drinks won’t be available
  • We will only be accepting card payments

Find The Shop on the Redbrick area at Highfield … Read the rest

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08
Jul

Nominations in our Academic Elections close tomorrow!

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Could you be our next VP Education and Democracy? Nominations in our Academic Elections close tomorrow – Thursday 09 July at 16:00.

There’s still plenty of time to nominate yourself, all you need to do is head to susu.org/elections, log in, and tell us “why vote for me” in 500 words or less.

You don’t need any previous experience of volunteering with SUSU to become a Sabb – 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 … Read the rest

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