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14
Jun

The SCA Journey

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Written by SCA Society President, Laura Barr

I took over as President of SCA in late 2017, and this time almost exactly one year ago in 2018, I was having meetings with various members of staff to organise a new project myself and SCA wanted to do: understand what is really going on at the University of Southampton. This month, the University Council approved the action plan proposed to them.

Within that year, so much has happened. The survey we ran was a success, with 857 responses. We had 6 survivors bravely tell their stories in short films. As a … Read the rest

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11
Jun

6 things you must do before moving house

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Are you moving house? Make sure you’ve ticked off these important steps first: 

  • Create a moving out inventory, including detailed photos
  • Donate or recycle any unwanted items
  • Contact utility companies for final meter readings
  • Get your full deposit back! Click here to learn how to do this
  • Rate your crib by clicking here 
  • Rate your landlord with Marks out of Tenancy by clicking here

Find more info at susu.org/housing or speak to our Advice Centre.

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06
Jun

Community Spotlight: Yellow Door

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Earlier this year, we launched a new community spotlight series, led by your Community and Volunteering Officer, Charlotte Colombo. These spotlights cover some of the brilliant volunteering opportunities you can get involved with, in and around Southampton, alongside your studies.

Today’s spotlight is on local charity, Yellow Door.

What is Yellow Door?

Established in 1985, Yellow Door is a registered charity providing supportive and preventative services in response to domestic and sexual abuse. We offer a range of specialist therapeutic, advocacy and community outreach initiatives to support children, young people, women, men and families across Southampton and western … Read the rest

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28
May

Community Spotlight: Southampton Hub

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Earlier this year, we launched a new community spotlight series, led by your Community and Volunteering Officer, Charlotte Colombo. These spotlights cover some of the brilliant volunteering opportunities you can get involved with, in and around Southampton, alongside your studies.

Today’s spotlight is on Southampton Hub and Charlotte spoke with Melissa Camargo, Communications Officer at Southampton Hub.

What is Southampton Hub?

We are the Southampton based branch of charity focusing on encouraging and supporting students who want to and are passionate about making an impact on their local community.

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16
May

You Are More Than Your Studies: What help is available?

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As a Students’ Union, mental health and wellbeing is so important to us. SUSU, as well as University of Southampton, have a number of services available to every student. We would like to take this You Are More Than Your Studies to remind you of these. 

Whether you need some support, would like to get involved or just need some more info we’ve got it all below. 

The Advice Centre

The Advice Centre, located in Building 40, provides free, independent and confidential support to all students. They can help you with issues that could be impacting your mental health Read the rest

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25
Apr

Academic Integrity and Exams: Why It Matters

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Hello there! Sam Dedman here, SUSU VP Education for 2017-19. I’m here today to talk about something which has become of increasing importance within both the Union and University – academic integrity. Following a significant increase in unintentional breaches of academic integrity during the Semester 1 exam period reported to the SUSU Advice Centre we decided it was time to take some action.  

Make sure it’s your degree, your content. Take a look at our top tips for academic integrity below:

Academic integrity is quite a broad concept – in fact, the University has a document called Academic Integrity Guidance Read the rest

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10
Apr

Meet the student behind Medicine Faculty’s new consent workshops

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Content warning: mentions of rape. 

After feeling uninformed of the support available to her at university, fourth-year student, Sarah teamed up with SUSU, SCA Society and MedSoc to introduce new consent workshops to the Faculty of Medicine.

“Unfortunately, during my years of university, I have been raped. When this happened, I felt alone and uninformed of the support available at university. I felt that educational systems had failed to educate my colleague on what consent means and how it applies to our lives,” says Sarah.

“I’ve now been able to find support at the Enabling Services which have allowed me

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12
Mar

University Mental Health Day: Q&A

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07 March was University Mental Health Day, an annual day that’s all about the power of using your voice.

As a Students’ Union, young people’s mental health and well being is so important to us. SUSU, as well as University of Southampton, have a number of services available to every student. For this University Mental Health Day we teamed up with Enabling Services to answer all your questions. Here’s what you asked 👇

Q&A WITH ENABLING SERVICES  

Q: How do you book an appointment with the Enabling Services? Or is it drop-in the only option? 

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08
Mar

Candidate Spotlight: Union President

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Meet our candidates for the Sabbatical Officer role of Union President on the Redbrick TODAY from 12:00 – 13:00. This is chance to ask them any questions you have on their key points and why you should vote for them.

The responsibilities of Union President include leading the Union, ensuring there’s a Union presence at all our sites, and creating a more sustainable environment. They will oversee all our sites officers, our Halls Officer and Sustainability Officer. You can read the full job description here: Union President.

Voting is NOW OPEN in our Spring Elections! You have until Friday 08 Read the rest

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07
Mar

Candidate Spotlight: VP Sports

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Meet our candidate for the Sabbatical Officer role of VP Sports on the Redbrick TODAY from 12:00 – 13:00. This is chance to ask them any questions you have on their key points and why you should vote for them.

The responsibilities of VP Sport include leading the Athletic Union, developing sport performance and encouraging participation in Sport. They will oversee our Athletic Union, Sports Participation and Intramural Officers. You can read the full job description here: Vice President Sports.

Voting is NOW OPEN in our Spring Elections! You have until Friday 08 March at 16:00 to have your say: Read the rest

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