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13
Jan

Live Q&A with Making a Murderer’s Jerry Buting coming to Southampton

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Union Films and native have teamed up to bring you an exclusive native talks Q&A with Netflix Making a Murderer’s Jerry Buting!

Jerry Buting, defence attorney for the murder conviction case of Steven Avery – now known worldwide as the real-life protagonist of Netflix cult series hit Making a Murderer, will be coming to The Cube (B42) on Wednesday January 29 (16:30-18:00*).

The conversation will involve moderated discussion of the Steven Avery case along with its broader implications and comments on the systematic failures of the criminal justice system.

This is your opportunity to see clips from the case that … Read the rest

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13
Jan

Union Enterprise Fund 2019 Winners Announced

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SUSU has awarded student projects Aquassentials, Future Brew and The Charge Project a total of £500 investment, as part of the Enterprise Fund 2019.

The businesses, formed by University of Southampton students, were each awarded prizes from the Enterprise Fund, an initiative to encourage students to develop their innovative events, activities and projects.

Aquassentials, awarded our highest prize of £250 is new start up created by students at the university that is creating a range of small hydroponic products that will be available later in the semester. The Enterprise panel really liked how innovative and sustainable the product is, … Read the rest

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20
Dec

Are you ready for Veganuary at SUSU?

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To celebrate the start of a new year, SUSU will be running deals on vegan food in The Plant Pot and The Bridge throughout January 🙌🏻

Whether you are looking to become vegan or vegetarian, you’re trying to be more sustainable, or simply want to reduce the amount of meat you consume, we can help keep those new year’s resolutions going! 🌍

Every day in January there’s 20% off all hot food in The Plant Pot 🌱

Not a vegan? Maybe you’re on the fence about giving it a go? Try it out with Meat Free Mondays in The Bridge. Read the rest

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19
Dec

RAG’s Fight Night pulls no punches

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RAG (Raise And Give), in collaboration with SUABC (Southampton University Amateur Boxing Club), pulled off one of their biggest ever events last month with a full bill of boxing, 16 bouts in total, at Oceana.

In the first event of its kind, the fighters, all from our very own university, underwent a rigorous training programme for over a month and a half to prepare for the night. They varied from complete beginners to more experienced boxers, both male and female. When it came to their bouts, each of the fighters where also praised for the high level of sportsmanship they … Read the rest

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09
Dec

Come grab a doughnut for voting!

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With the general election this week on Thursday (12 December), if you’re registered to vote, don’t miss out on your chance to do so!

As an incentive to practice your democratic right, we will be giving out doughnuts and hot chocolate to anyone who shows us a picture of them outside a polling station.

Show us a picture at any of these stalls on election day:

  • Highfield (Hartley Library) 10:00-18:00
  • Avenue 11:00-16:00
  • UHS (Hospital) 11:00-16:00

Regardless of the way you choose to vote, make this election a sweet one! … Read the rest

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14
Nov

SUSU to host event discussing UCU Strike Action

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An event is being hosted from 3pm on Friday 15 October in the concourse (reception area of building 42) looking at the UCU (University and College Union) and why they have decided to take 8 days of strikes from the 25 November.

This will be attended by UCU members working at the University and will be aimed at helping you understand why industrial action is happening and how it might affect you. The event will be an open forum with a Q&A.

We will be putting the question of whether you support these strikes to a vote at our AGM … Read the rest

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11
Nov

Hear from activist Kenny Jones as part of Trans Awareness Week

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As part of Trans Awareness week, male activist and entrepreneur Kenny Jones will be speaking at SUSU on Thursday 14 November. Kenny will be talking about his personal experience, transphobia, and what it is like to be trans in the BAME community. He will also be discussing period poverty in the trans community alongside gender neutral period products.

VP Welfare and Community Laura Barr says:

“Regardless of what community you are in, this is a great opportunity to hear a lived experience from somebody who can provide insight into these issues. Kenny will not be fully representative of the Read the rest

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28
Oct

Lecture capture? Have your say!

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You can find the survey here.

Universal lecture capture has been an on campus issue since we conducted a similar survey in 2015/16. The results of this were overwhelmingly in favour of lecture capture being introduced. However, due to a number of reasons, including push back by some lecturers who feared that it might endanger their jobs, the University has yet to enact such policy.

Times have since changed. Read VP Education and Democracy Jo Lisney’s comments on why she thinks this survey will succeed where others have failed.

The way students are consuming academic material is changing. Students are … Read the rest

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03
Oct

Have you registered to vote yet?

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Looking at the current situation in UK Parliament, it’s becoming more and more likely a General Election will happen soon. Now is the time to make sure you’ve registered to vote.

It’s an easy process:

  • You’ll need your national insurance number.
  • Following this you’ll be prompted to answer a series of questions. This takes no longer than 5 minutes.
  • Finally, upon completion, your local Council will process this information and let you know whether your registration has been successful. This should occur within 10 working days.

You can register to vote here: www.gov.uk/register-to-voteRead the rest

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29
Aug

Our statement on the prorogation of UK Parliament

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Brexit

As your Students’ Union, we strongly condemn the prorogation of the UK Parliament by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Our stance has been taken in line with the results of our All Student Vote conducted in March this year, in which 82.9% of students who voted (from a total turnout of 17.9%) asked us to support the national campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit. By suspending Parliament, the Prime Minister is halving the time for MPs to hold him to account and debate Brexit before the upcoming deadline on October 31st. As a result, this effectively eliminates the … Read the rest

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