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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.

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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.

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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.
This means your vote isn’t lost once your number 1 candidate is voted out, we can still look to your second and third choices to … Read the rest

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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.

Candidates’ key points

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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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