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Our Response to Racist Incident

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We have been made aware of an incident of targeted racism that occurred during the collaborative workshop with Wessex Scene and Ashamed, held on Zoom last week.

We are appalled to hear this has happened so blatantly. We understand that, although this was extreme, our students of colour continue to experience racism in many forms generally. SUSU absolutely condemns this and all forms of discrimination, outlined in our Expect Respect Policy, and we hold all members of our community to this standard. We do not know if the person who entered this call was a fellow student, but if they … Read the rest

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How to spot and avoid Coronavirus scams

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The current environment has allowed repugnant fraudsters to target our most vulnerable in a range of scams which, as of 20 March 2020, have led to approximately £960,000 being stolen from individuals. The City of London Police have reported a 400% increase in coronavirus-related scams and 105 crimes have been reported to Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for crime and cyber-crime. Many of these scams are ones we have seen before such as phishing sites or nasty malware attacking your computer. Others are related to online shopping scams involving highly sought-after items such as face masks and … Read the rest

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Boat Club Success with Fundraiser at Karaoke

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Congratulations to SUBC who raised £131.64 for Prostate Cancer UK at their Karaoke takeover last week. They had previously asked people to dress up in blue when attending the event to show solidarity.

The club also plan to ‘March for Men‘, a 50km walk from the Boat Club to Bournemouth Beach during March. The fundraiser has currently raised 25% of its £2500 target and if you would like to donate you can do here.

This is all to raise awareness of the fact that 1 in 8 men are expected to get prostate cancer in their lifetime, with … Read the rest

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Student Media Groups up for National Accolades

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It’s been a fantastic few weeks for our Student Media Groups who have been shortlisted or nominated for countless national awards:

Wessex Scene

Your campus news magazine has been shortlisted for three awards at the national Student Publication Awards:

Wessex Scene – Best Magazine Design

Charlotte Colombo – The Billy Dowling-Reid Award for Outstanding Commitment

Linnea Lagerstedt – The Billy Dowling-Reid Award for Outstanding Commitment

The Edge

Your campus entertainment magazine has also been shortlisted for three awards at the national Student Publication Awards:

The Edge – Best Specialist Publication

The Edge – Best Magazine Design

Louise Chase Read the rest

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Grad Ball – Join the Waiting List

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(Incredibly, Standard release tickets sold out in just 4 hours!)

While Early Bird and Standard release tickets have sold out for Grad Ball, you can add your name to our waiting list where you will be the first to hear about any additional ticket releases.

You can sign up to the waiting list by following the original ticket link here: Read the rest

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Discover something new this Culture Festival

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Prepare to discover something new this Culture Festival which is running until 20 March. You can check out the huge array of varied events on offer this year below:

Monday 09 March
🖊 Women in Creative Industries: Special Guest Elizabeth Noble, 18:00 – 22:00
💃 Zumba, 16:00 – 17:00, Activities Room, Level 2 Building 42
🔴 Capoeria Class, 18:30 – 20:00, Activities Room, Level 2 Building 42
🥋 Kung Fu, 20:00 – 22:00, Activities Room, Level 2 Building 42
🤹‍♂️ Circus Society, 20:30 – 22:00, The Cube Building 42

Tuesday 10 March
🌎 Global Village, 10:00 – 14:00, Building … Read the rest

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The Academic Elections are coming

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The election of Sabbatical and Student Officers in this years Spring Election on the 06 March will leave some senior empty positions within our academic representation structure. As a result, the Academic Elections will follow to fill our remaining academic officer positions.

Positions to be elected:

Sabbatical Officers:

VP Education and Democracy

(Find more information about this position here)

Faculty Officers:

Arts and Humanities Faculty Officer

Engineering and Physical Sciences Faculty Officer

Environment and Life Sciences Faculty Officer

The nominations period will open on Monday 09 March at 09:00 and close on Friday 13 March at 13:00, with voting Read the rest

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Will you help the Wessex Scene fund a special issue?

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The Wessex Scene are raising money to print a special edition of their magazine titled ‘Poverty & Class’ and need your help to fund the costs of printing.

This special edition will raise awareness of how issues like class divisions and poverty impact people on a local, national and international scale. 

Currently they have raised £500 of their £800 goal, and need to reach £600 in order for all of the money that has already been donated to not be automatically refunded to donors.

You can donate to the fund here, there are scaled rewards for donating £10 or … Read the rest

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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

Paul … Read the rest

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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!

Nominate here: the rest

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