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03
Dec

Live Campaigns: Sports Bursary

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Campaign update from Union President, Ben Dolbear

Earlier in the academic year, the Students’ Union launched its first ever Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Strategic Plan, which details our plans for how we intend to build a sense of equity and belonging for all of our student members and staff, through key areas of work from representation and participation, through to insight and culture. In light of this launch, our VP Sports, Matt Smith, noticed a lack of established mechanisms for supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds to take part in sporting activity.

According to the Sutton Trust, a UK-based educational … Read the rest

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30
Nov

Live Campaigns: Supergraduation 2022

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Campaign update from Union President, Ben Dolbear

Here at SUSU, we have been working closely alongside colleagues in the University’s Student Engagement team to ensure that next summer’s graduation is an unforgettable experience for all participating graduands. This is because we know that each graduating cohort had their student experience negatively impacted by restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic, and deserve a special moment in the spotlight to celebrate their personal resilience and academic commitment.  

Graduation will take place at St. Mary’s Stadium between 20 – 22 July 2022, and each ceremony, though planning remains in relatively early stages, promises to be larger in scale than any graduation our University has ever seen. SUSU has secured diverse representation on the core Graduation Project Committee, as well … Read the rest

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21
Sep

Freshers Housing Guide

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The Advice Centre team at SUSU have put together this guide to support you in finding appropriate accommodation in Southampton. 

As you may not have housemates or be familiar with Southampton, this guide will support you in finding housemates, help your knowledge of where to live in Southampton and give you an understanding of how to safely rent a property.  

At all times, if you have any questions, you can contact SUSU Advice Centre  which is your practical support at university. We have advisers trained in housing matters who will be available to offer independent and impartial advice … Read the rest

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26
Oct

Voting is Now Open For Our Autumn Elections

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Voting is now open for our Autumn Elections! This week fellow students will be elected to represent you as your Academic Reps Student Officers and Senators.

From Monday 26 October at 09:00 to Wednesday 28 October at 16:00 you can vote, seal your ballot and have your say in who is going to represent you.

Voting in our elections is one of the key ways you can make your voice heard by the Union.

Vote here: susu.org/vote

Every Student Officer and Academic Rep we work with inform the decisions, projects and activities at SUSU. If you aren’t running for a … Read the rest

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11
Oct

Introducing… RAG – Raising And Giving

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If charity fund-raising and making a difference is your thing, or perhaps just doing good while having fun and meeting new people interests you, RAG is definitely the society for you.

What is your society, what do you do and who is involved?

RAG is the universities leading fundraising society where each year we raise money for our nominated international, national, and local charities. This year they are A21, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Robbie’s Rehab. RAG is full of enthusiastic, passionate, fun, and thoughtful people who always have your back! Anyone can join our family and become one of our … Read the rest

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04
Oct

Introducing: Showstoppers Musical Theatre Society, Southampton

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The University of Southampton is home to a variety of popular performing arts societies, from theatre and comedy, to orchestras and opera. One of these societies is the much-loved Showstoppers. Home to singers, actors, dancers and even just regular audience members, we wanted to find out more about Showstoppers!

What is your society, what do you do and who is involved?

Showstoppers is a society dedicated to putting amazing pieces of Musical Theatre. Every part of the production is done by students, the performers, the production and the band. On our Committee we have a President and Vice President, a … Read the rest

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03
Oct

Introducing: The Edge Magazine

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Student Journalism is an excellent way to get into journalism, freelance writing, marketing or just to meet new people and write about the things you enjoy. The Edge magazine provides an excellent opportunity to get involved in the ‘student journo’ world, or just try your hand at writing. Alongside Wessex Scene, they are the backbone of print journalism at the University of Southampton, so we wanted to find out more, and tell you what they have to offer!

What is your society, what do you do and who is involved?

We are The Edge, the University of Southampton’s entertainment magazine. … Read the rest

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02
Oct

The WSA Weekend Shuttle is Back in Action!

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The WSA Weekend Shuttle is back for a trial in October due to popular demand. This means you can travel to and from Winchester and Southampton on Saturdays and Sundays for FREE. 

The WSA Weekend Shuttle will seat 4 students on each trip and will be running every Saturday and Sunday from the weekend of 3/4 October until the weekend of  31 October/1 November.

Departure Times

Highfield InterchangeWSA Car Park
08:1509:00
12:0013:00
16:0017:00
20:0021:00

If you have any questions about the WSA Weekend Shuttle, contact us via transport@susu.org.Read the rest

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02
Oct

Welcome 2020: Who Are Your Sabbatical Officers and What Do They Do? (Part Two!)

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We are SUSU, your Student’s Union made up of students, opportunities, places and volunteers; a team. At the helm of our team we have our sabbatical officers. Now, that’s all well and good, but what actually are sabbatical officers, who are they and what do they do?

In this instalment, we will be explaining the roles and aims of our final three Sabbatical Officers.

Corin Holloway – VP Activities

Corin loves societies. A member of 39 societies (many of which have a focus on social justice and environmental issues) and on many committees, activities are not only Corin’s role but … Read the rest

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01
Oct

How To: Make Friends When Learning has Moved Online

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Making friends at uni is a worry for many new students. Coming from home, from a smaller college, or a group you have known since year 7 into an environment where there are 23,000 other students can be pretty nerve wracking. 

Usually, lecture theatres, The Stag’s and society welcome meetings can be a place to meet people in the same position as you and to cultivate new friendships, but, alas, coronavirus has had other plans. So, while lectures are online and in person opportunities are pretty limited, we wanted to help you find new ways to make friends at uni!… Read the rest

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