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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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18
Jul

We’re a Top 25 Students’ Union

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We are pleased to announce we were voted a Top 25 Students’ Union at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019. This annual awards ceremony recognises institutions for excellence in a wide variety of academic and social areas, from ‘Top University’ to ‘Giving Back’.

Our students voted us 16th in the Students’ Union category out of 131 institutions, and we were voted 9th in the Clubs and Societies category! Thank you to everyone who took the time to give a review.

In order to compile the votes, Whatuni.com collects 41,000 student reviews across 160 institutions asking them to rate their own … Read the rest

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28
May

Win tickets to Reading Festival 2019

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Tell us what events you would like to see us put on next year and you could win 2 tickets to Reading Festival 2019. 

Complete our survey and upload your favourite photo from Freshers’ and we’ll automatically enter you into our prize draw to win tickets to Reading Festival. You could be seeing incredible acts including Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975 and more! 

Complete the survey here. 

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22
May

Rate Your Crib to win £350

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Rate Your Crib is back and we want to know about the good, the bad and the ugly. 

Tell us about your student housing experience this year, whether it’s been expensive or cheap, dirty or clean, great or terrible.

Everyone who takes part will be entered into a prize draw – the winner will receive £350 and runners-up will receive IKEA vouchers!

Your feedback will help us support future students, whether they live in Halls, private rented accommodation or at home. All students can complete the survey.… Read the rest

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21
May

Statement regarding The Soton Tab

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The Soton Tab recently published an article regarding the death of a University of Southampton student. This article displays a complete lack of sensitivity on the subject, with no mention of support services for readers. 

The Union has received complaints from students, including submissions to You Make Change, and the article has received considerable backlash on social media.

Students have asked the Union to take action.  We have therefore contacted the national Tab directly and asked them to take down the article out of respect for the student, their family & friends, and all those affected by this tragic event.… Read the rest

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15
May

Excellence in Volunteering Awards 2019: the winners

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Our Excellence in Volunteering Awards are a chance to say well done and thank you to students who have gone the extra mile with their volunteering efforts this year, whether that’s helping in the community, fundraising or giving up their own time to benefit a society or sports club.

Here are this year’s winners:

Best contribution to the Creative Industries: Ben McQuigg

Best Behind-the-Scenes Contribution: Patrik Toobe

Social Impact Award: Charlotte Colombo

Best Student-Led Academic Campaign: Jessica Sainsbury

Best Sports Initiative: Tara Granea

Outstanding Commitment to Equality and Diversity: Maryam Malakoutikhah

Best Environmental Sustainability Initiative: BeeSoc

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