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07
Aug

Southampton RAG Fundraise Over £176,000 During 2019-20

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We are thrilled to announce the grand total for Southampton RAG student fundraising through the 2019-20 academic year is…

£176,717.88

We want to say a huge thank you and congratulations to everyone who has contributed by running an event, taking part in fundraising activities, or donating. You’ve all played such an important part in reaching this fantastic total.

The amount fundraised this year will benefit over 20 charities, including Yellow Door, Movember, Reach, BEAT, and RAG’s core charities for 2019-20 which were Medecins Sans Frontieres, Alzheimer’s Society, Solent Mind and Naomi House & JacksplaceRead the rest

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05
Aug

Sustainability Strategy: what do you think?

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Sustainability and green issues are increasingly urgent causes in our society and are increasingly supported by young people. At SUSU we believe in taking responsibility for our students and wider community and are proud to champion, support and represent the causes that students care about.  

We recognise that to make a meaningful, sustainable impact, we need systemic change in how society operates around the world, and organisations such as the University play a critical part of this change. We are delighted to be working with the University on their Sustainability Strategy, ensuring that the heart of the strategy includes the voices of both students and staff. Our first step is a draft paper which has been put together … Read the rest

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04
Aug

Our Response to Online Racist Incident

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SUSU was recently made aware of a small number of racist submissions made to the RAG (Raise and Give) sign-up form for a fundraising activity in support of Stop Hate UK, an organisation working to challenge all forms of hate crime and discrimination. Both SUSU and RAG condemn these submissions in the strongest possible terms; the views expressed in them are completely unacceptable and against our fundamental values. We immediately conducted an investigation and reported the incident to the Police and the University.

As a result of our investigation, we would strongly recommend that all clubs and societies in … Read the rest

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28
Jul

Join the first Alumni vs Students Sports Quiz

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Calling all students – you’re invited to the first Alumni v Students Sports Quiz!

The University are holding their first ever Alumni v Students Sports Quiz, hosted by the BBC’s Zoe Kleinman, alongside some familiar faces from across the University.

The quiz will be held on Thursday 30 July, 19:00, on the University of Southampton Alumni Facebook page.

Sign up for your free place via Eventbrite: Alumni vs Students Sports Quiz.
Select that you’re playing for Team Student and start quizzing – that’s all it takes! (Please note, if you don’t register there is no guarantee you’ll … Read the rest

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27
Jul

Welcome 2020 is coming!

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There’s lots going on behind the scenes at SUSU to bring you a fantastic Welcome to Southampton this September!

We know this year will be different to our usual events, but we plan to bring you lots of virtual ways to meet new people, join our societies and sports clubs and dive in to student life in Southampton.

Welcome will be from Monday 28 September – Sunday 11 October.

All our events will be called Welcome 2020, not Freshers’, so they will be easy to spot online and on social media.

Hear all the latest announcements via…

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22
Jul

Meet Your VP Education and Democracy!

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The results are in for our Academic Elections By-Election, and your new VP Education and Democracy is Avila Chidume!

Thank you to everyone who voted – we received 650 votes in this election.

This means your elected Sabbatical Officer team for 2020-21 is:
Union President – Olivia Reed
VP Education and Democracy – Avila Chidume
VP Activities
– Corin Holloway
VP Sports
– Samuel Tweedle
VP Welfare and Community
– Nicole Akuezumba

We’re looking forward to working with Avila soon!… Read the rest

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20
Jul

Academic Elections: Voting Now Open

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The time has come to vote on who you think should be the next VP Education and Democracy! Voting is now open in our Academic Elections until Wednesday 22 July at 16:00.

Vote here: susu.org/vote

Get to know our nine candidates and why they think you should vote for them here: Elections Candidates.

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16
Jul

Who will you vote for in our Academic Elections?

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We have eight candidates in our Academic Elections running for the role of VP Education and Democracy, and today we’re sharing why they think you should vote for them! We have shared every candidate’s key campaign points below, and their full manifestos can be read here: Elections Candidates.

Alexander Beyene

  • Unity in diversity
  • Friendship
  • Student engagement
  • Sustainablity
  • University life Experience

Avila Chidume

  • The university must take accountability for its actions.
  • Student’s mental health must be a priority alongside education.
  • Personal academic tutors require adequate training to support students.
  • Students must be encouraged to pursue interests.
  • Provide students with the
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15
Jul

Southampton RAG Announce Core Charities for 2020-21

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RAG have announced their core charities for 2020-21 are A21, Teenage Cancer Trust and Robbie’s Rehab. The charities were selected via a student vote on the shortlisted charities.

Every year RAG has three core charities which receive fundraising from their core events, such as Jailbreak and Big Give week.

A21 (RAG’s International Charity 2020-21) – A21’s mission is to abolish slavery everywhere, forever. They operate in 17 different countries across the globe. “Freedom. That’s our goal for every human being on the planet.” Find out more on their website: A21.

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13
Jul

Meet Your Candidates for VP Education and Democracy!

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We have nine candidates running in our Academic Elections for the role of VP Education and Democracy. They are:

Make sure to read why they think you should vote for them at susu.org/representation/elections-candidates.

Voting opens next Monday 20 July at 09:00, and closes Wednesday 22 July at 16:00.… Read the rest

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