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19
Oct

Black History Month 2017 – The Scramble for Africa

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October is Black History Month and a time to reflect on history: a history from which we can take pride, learn from and sometimes avoid repeating it’s mistakes.

Several events will be coming up during this month, so keep an eye out for:

  • BHM Karaoke (Stags’) – 19 October
  • Caribbean Curry and Quiz at WSA (WSA Cafe)– 24 October
  • Debate: Building The Black Lives Matter Movement And Its Importance (Nuffield 06/1081)– 25 October

During this month, the Union and student societies are leading a campaign on the history of Colonialism in Africa. We will be focusing on African nations  which … Read the rest

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18
Oct

You Made Change – The Bridge Laptop Free Zone

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Hi everyone – it’s your friendly neighbourhood Union President here with an update on the laptop free zone in The Bridge!

We’ve had a lot of engagement through You Make Change submissions and social media about the laptop-free zone in the Bridge. It’s been so great to have so much feedback on an issue that really matters to students, and it means we can make better decisions that benefit you!

Therefore, from 01 November 2017, The Bridge will be a laptop-free zone between the hours of 11:00 and 14:00, a solution suggested in many of your You … Read the rest

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17
Oct

Voting for Autumn Elections Now Open

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Voting for our Autumn Elections is now open. This is your chance to have your say on who will represent you, make your voice heard and feedback your ideas and concerns to those who can make change happen.

Vote for who will be your Course Reps, Faculty Officers, Halls Committee and Zones members. Postgrad students can choose who will be on the Postgraduate Committee and WSA students can decide who they would like to be their Winchester Campus President and International Officer.

Voting closes on Friday 20 October at 16:00, so make sure you’ve got your votes in by then. … Read the rest

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12
Oct

Autumn Elections: last few days to nominate

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Still thinking about which role to go for? The deadline for nominations for our Autumn Elections is Monday 16 October at 13:00, which means you have a whole weekend to decide which role is best for you and get your nominations in.

Getting involved with democracy at the Union opens up a huge range of opportunities and experience, including leadership and communication skills, representing the views of others to a board or committee, plus the chance to share your own ideas and see them implemented.

The roles we have available during this round of elections are:

Academic Rep: Represent … Read the rest

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11
Oct

Today we say goodbye to an old friend

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We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved member of the Union team, Susu the cat, passed away earlier today. She was our honorary president and feline friend, and will be greatly missed by all our members and staff who met her throughout her years with us.

Susu was always a superstar of the Union, she even made BBC headlines after we announced her as Honorary President! Members loved spotting her on campus and often headed down to her favourite spot near Bar 2 to say hello.

Our President, Flora Noble, comments: “Susu the cat brought love and cuddles … Read the rest

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10
Oct

Big Night Out: The Finale to Freshers’ 2017

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Freshers’ 2017 has been jam packed with a huge variety of fantastic daytime and evening events for everyone to enjoy.  From Welcome Parties to Fayres, Taster Sessions to Freshers’ Ball and everything in-between, we hope that your student experience has been kick-started in the best way possible. But wait a minute, Freshers’ isn’t over just yet, we have a huge event left and one very important question for you…

Are you Team Glitter, or Team Neon? Pick a side and head out into the city for Big Night Out on Thursday 12 October. This is your chance to experience … Read the rest

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10
Oct

Jax Jones and Raye Surprise Students with The Best Lecture You’ve Ever Heard

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Wow, what an incredible Tuesday morning! Those of you who set your alarms, got out of bed early and made it on time for our 09:00 guest lecture today were instead surprised with a secret gig from Jax Jones and Raye in The Cube.

We advertised this event as ‘The Best Lecture You Ever Heard’, with a lecture from “Professor J. Jones” focusing on “The Early Bird Theory” – the theory that those who get up earlier are rewarded for their efforts.

The Cube was transformed into a huge early-morning party with confetti, t-shirt cannons, carnival dancers and fantastic music. … Read the rest

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02
Oct

Southampton RAG Win Prestigious Award at House of Lords Fundraising Celebration

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The President of Southampton RAG, Charlie Morris, and four outstanding fundraisers from the RAG team were invited to attend a conference and awards ceremony at the House of Lords on Monday 18 September, where the Union’s RAG President 2015/16, Kieran Reals, won the Individual Recognition Award.

The conference and awards were a thank you to the top fundraisers of Breast Cancer Now and a celebration of the hard work of student fundraisers across the country. Southampton RAG is part of Breast Cancer Now’s ‘Team Now’, the top RAG groups who raise the most money for the charity. Breast Cancer … Read the rest

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29
Sep

Take a Lead This Autumn Elections

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Nominations for our Autumn Elections are now open, so take a lead on your course, your Halls and your campus. This is your chance to make change to your university life and share the ideas of your peers to the Union, the University and the wider world. You can nominate yourself at susu.org/elections.

Academic Reps

Our Academic Reps are there to listen to the concerns, ideas and issues of everyone on their course and relay these to us and the University.

Halls Committees

Every Halls at the University has a Halls Committee, including one for students living in Private … Read the rest

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27
Sep

Freshers’ Rave and Freshers’ Ball Tickets Selling Fast!

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Freshers’ 2017 has kick-started and what an incredible first few days it’s been! Chris Stark and Drop Division brought the house down at our Welcome Parties in The Cube. If you had an amazing night at your Welcome Party, or loved heading out into Southampton with Bloc Party, then you are sure to have a blast at Freshers’ Rave and Freshers’ Ball, too. Tickets are selling fast so make sure you buy yours soon to guarantee another two fantastic Freshers’ events. Tickets are available from the Box Office in Building 42 and our online Box Office.

Freshers’ Rave – Read the rest

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