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06
Mar

Candidate Spotlight: VP Welfare and Community

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Meet our candidates for the Sabbatical Officer role of VP Welfare and Community on the Redbrick TODAY from 12:00 – 13:15. 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 Welfare and Community include leading on student welfare leading on equality and diversity within the Union, and leading on Welfare and Community campaigns. They will oversee our International, LGBT+, Womens, BAME, Disabilities and Wellbeing Officers. You can read the full job description here: Vice President Welfare and Community.

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05
Mar

Candidate Spotlight: VP Education and Democracy

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Meet our candidates for the Sabbatical Officer role of VP Education and Democracy on the Redbrick TODAY from 11:30 – 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 Education and Democracy include representing students’ academic interests, ensuring students have a voice at the University and leading on Union Democracy. They will oversee Faculty Officers, our Joint Honours Officer, PGT and PGR Officers and Faculty Reps. You can read the full job description here: Vice President Education and Democracy.

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04
Mar

Candidate Spotlight: VP Activities

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Meet our candidates for the Sabbatical Officer role of VP Activities on the Concourse of Building 42 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 Activities include representing club and society interests, supporting all affiliated societies, and improving the student experience at Southampton. They will oversee Performing Arts, Media groups, volunteering, fundraising and enterprise. You can read the full job description here: Vice President Activities.

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26
Feb

How does the Union voting process work?

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How does the Union make sure our voting process is fair, and which system do we use? We use the Single Transferable Voting (STV) system, and we will explains how this works below.

In our elections, you don’t vote for one person alone, you can rank the candidates in order of your preference. So, the candidate your most preferred candidate is placed number 1, your second preferred candidate is placed number 2, and so on.
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25
Feb

Why should I vote in Union Elections?

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It’s that time of year again and our Spring Elections are in full swing, with candidates currently campaigning to win your votes! But why is it important to vote in Union elections? Let us break it down for you…

Whoever wins represents you – yes, you!

Remember, Sabbatical and Student Officers at the Union represent all students.

It’s simple: you need to make sure the candidates who you think are best to represent you, get the votes. Vote for whoever you think should listen to your feedback, take it to the right people and Make. Change. Happen.

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12
Feb

Valentine’s Day on a budget

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Wanna impress your date but running low on funds? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. We’ve put our heads together and come up with this list of handy ideas for Valentine’s on a budget. Now say it with us, ‘it’s the thought that counts.’

💗A card

Buy one: It’s a must really and some even say this is the most important part. There are a lot of places to get a cheap card these days but just make sure you write a thoughtful message inside. Just a ‘love from’ isn’t going to cut it on Valentine’s Day.

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06
Feb

Elections: FAQ

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There’s one week to go until nominations for our spring elections close. That’s still plenty of time to nominate yourself or a friend for a role. So what are you waiting for? All your questions are answered right here 👇

1.) How do I nominate myself?

You will need to log in to our website and follow this link. If you have not used our website before, or are a new student starting at Southampton, you do not need to set up a new account. Please use your University credentials; these are the login details for your iSolutions … Read the rest

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05
Feb

SUSU Lettings FAQ

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I’ve never rented a house before – how do I do it?

🏡 First, make sure you have a bunch of good mates to rent with

Once you sign a Contract, you are locked in for the life of the tenancy – usually 12 months. If you fall out with other members of the group, it can be a very costly and stressful experience to extricate yourself from the Contract. Who you share with is often more important than finding the ‘right’ house

🏡 Work out what you can afford to pay for rent

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30
Jan

Welfare Wednesday Podcast No.9: How To Adult

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It’s Welfare Wednesday! This week we were out and about at the Housing and Life Skills Fayre to try and learn how to adult.

For this podcast we were joined by some very special guests to bring you all the info you could need about saving money, rating your landlord and get back that deposit 👇🎧

You can now listen to our Welfare Wednesday Podcast on SpotifyApple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

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29
Jan

Spring Elections: Run for VP Education and Democracy!

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If you’re thinking of running for the role of VP Education and Democracy, you might want to know what you’ll be working on day-to-day, and what you’re responsible for. Find out more about life as one of our Sabbatical Officers below…

VP Education and Democracy supports students at all levels of study from Undergraduate to Postgraduate Research by representing their academic interests for their course, faculty and to the University. They ensure the Union is lobbying the University on behalf of students to improve the quality of education at Southampton, and lead on all areas of democracy at the Union … Read the rest

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