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17
Feb

Candidates for the 2020 Spring Elections Revealed!

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Below are the candidates for the Sabbatical Officers and Student Volunteers being elected in this year’s Spring Election:

Sabbatical Officer Candidates

Union President

Kendall Field-Pellow

Siobhan La Roche-Seeley

Olivia Reed

Jacob Smith

Vice President Activities

Corin Holloway

Fiona Sunderland

Hao You

Vice President Sport

Luke Jefferies

Kiera Spencer-Hayles

Samuel Tweedle

Vice President Welfare and Community

Nicole Akuezumba

Kayleigh Littlemore

Vice President Education and Democracy

This position will be by-elected in the weeks following Election Night*

Student Trustees

Olivia George

Nathaniel Ogunniyi

Rishi-Nayan Varodaria

James Williams

Student Leader Candidates

Medical Society President

James Woodward

Nightline Officer

Dipam Sengupta

RAG President

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12
Feb

Academic Awards Nominations Now Open

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Our annual Academic Awards will be held on Thursday 07 May 2020 at the Students’ Union.

Nominations are now open!

Maybe you have a lecturer who gave an inspiring talk or went the extra mile to support your faculty? Perhaps your course has improved this year as a result of the fantastic work by one of your Academic Reps?

Academic Rep Categories

  • Best Contribution to the Faculty
  • Best Consultation
  • Best Impact

Academic Staff Categories

  • Best Pastoral Support
  • Best Academic Support
  • Most Engaging Lecturer

Tip for successful nominations

You have until Wednesday 11 March at 13:00 to nominate!

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11
Feb

SUSU Elections 2020 – Less than 24 hours to make change

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There are less than 24 hours to go until nominations close in the SUSU Elections 2020!

What would you change about student life at Southampton? Whether your ideas are big or small, for all students or one community, you could make them happen by becoming a Sabbatical Officer, Student Officer or Leader this Spring Elections.

The Sabbatical roles you can run for are Union President, VP Sports, VP Education and Democracy, VP Activities and VP Welfare and Community. You don’t need any previous experience of volunteering with SUSU or a similar role, and you’ll receive training … Read the rest

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04
Feb

LGBT+ Month 2020 – All you need to know

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LGBT+ Month returns throughout February with a huge array of events celebrating the LGBT+ community 🌈

The full schedule for LGBT+ Month 2020:

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ‘PRIDE’ Film Screening, Thursday 06, 19:00, Union Films

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ How to Make Your Club/Society LGBT+ Inclusive, Monday 17th, 18:00 – 19:00, 34/3019

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Glitter Party, Wednesday 12, 19:00, The Bridge – hosted by Southampton RAG and SUSU LGBT+ Society

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ ‘BEYOND: There is always a black issue dear’ screening, Thursday 13, WSA Campus, 4.30pm West Side Lecture Theatre

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01
Feb

New Weekend Opening Hours for The Bridge

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Starting from this Saturday 01 February, The Bridge will be open 11.30–17.00 on Saturdays instead of the usual 11.30–23:00. This is to provide a consistent set of operating hours for general use of The Bridge each day.

This will also allow The Bridge to operate additional priority hours for affiliated groups who wish to book the space out for functions and events. Clubs and societies who may have previously missed out on utilising this space will now have an additional day’s opportunity every week to book it.

Want to book The Bridge for your club or society’s event?

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31
Jan

Q&A with Gina Martin, campaigner who made upskirting illegal

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Join us for a Q&A with Activist, speaker and writer Gina Martin, who is best known for founding and running the national campaign to make upskirting illegal.

Her campaign ultimately led to the passing into law of the Voyeurism (Offences) Act in April 2019 which would make upskirting a criminal offence in England and Wales. Three other countries have since followed suit.

Gina is also an ambassador for UN Women UK and advocates for regular people creating change in their communities.

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24
Jan

Thinking of running for VP Welfare & Community?

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Nominations are now open in our Spring Elections until Wednesday 12 February, and one of the roles you can run for is VP Welfare & Community.

Do you have a passion for representing, promoting and campaigning for students and the issues they hold from all of the different communities across campus? This may be the role for you! All it takes is one great idea and lots of passion for the role – remember, change starts with you.

Previous examples of work an individual in this position has achieved include the introduction of WIDE Training as well as … Read the rest

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24
Jan

Thinking of running for VP Activities?

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Nominations are now open in our Spring Elections until Wednesday 12 February, and one of the roles you can run for is VP Activities.

Do you enjoy working with hundreds of different societies and helping them achieve their goals? This might be the role for you! All it takes is one great idea and lots of passion for the role – remember, change starts with you.

Previous examples of work an individual in this position has achieved include being accountable for 214 societies, having increased this number over time.

Don’t worry if you don’t have much experience … Read the rest

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24
Jan

Thinking of running for VP Sports?

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Nominations are now open in our Spring Elections until Wednesday 12 February, and one of the roles you can run for is VP Sports.

Do you enjoy working with sports clubs and want to develop a better sporting experience for students? This might be the role for you! All it takes is one great idea and lots of passion for the role – remember, change starts with you.

Previous examples of work an individual in this position has achieved include the introduction of Women in Sports Week as well as leading Team Southampton to victory over Portsmouth at Varsity … Read the rest

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24
Jan

Thinking of running for VP Education & Democracy?

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Nominations are now open in our Spring Elections until Wednesday 12 February, and one of the roles you can run for is VP Education & Democracy.

Do you have ideas about how to improve student’s academic experience or desire to increase student engagement with SUSU’s advice centre? This may be the role for you! All it takes is one great idea and lots of passion for the role – remember, change starts with you.

Previous examples of work an individual in this position has achieved include reducing printing prices for all students across the university as well as … Read the rest

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