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22
Sep

Student Accommodation Update

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We are aware that a number of students are facing challenges with regards to their accommodation for the coming academic year. We are in daily dialogue with senior University management on this issue and have been doing everything we possibly can through our Advice Centre and Lettings Agency to help students find accommodation. The University should be in contact with all those affected shortly, and we will continue to monitor the situation to reach a resolution for everyone.… Read the rest

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01
Sep

Union President: Statement on the recent events in Afghanistan

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On behalf of everyone at SUSU, our Union President, Ben Dolbear, has shared the statement below regarding the recent events in Afghanistan:

As an organisation that challenges discrimination and prejudice in all its forms, striving to be a force for good for both students and wider society, all of us at SUSU would like to express our outrage and sadness at the rapidly unfolding events in Afghanistan. Above all else, we believe that access to a good education, regardless of gender identity, is a human right, and we utterly reject the Taliban’s archaic and misogynistic steps to restrict opportunities for … Read the rest

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22
Mar

Student Leader Elections: The Winners!

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Congratulations to all the students elected in our recent Student Leader Elections, and thank you to everyone who voted. Your winners are:

RAG President: Zoe Chapple

Surge Radio Station Manager: Will Hough

SUSUtv Station Manager: Byron Kellett

The Edge Editor: Sam Pegg

Wessex Scene Editor: Emily Dennis

Find out how you can get involved with student Elections and democracy: Student Voice.

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16
Mar

Student Leader Elections: Vote Now!

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Who should be the next leaders of student fundraising and student media at SUSU? Voting will open from 9am on Wednesday 17th March and you can vote for who you think should fill the following positions:

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08
Mar

Student Leader Election 2021

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Want to be a magazine editor, TV or radio station manager or lead on student fundraising for charity? Use your student voice this year and become a Student Leader or Media Group Head!

Nominations are open for the following part time voluntary positions:

Nominations open Monday 08 March at 09:00, and you can nominate yourself here.  

Nominations close Monday 15 March at 16:00, with voting Wednesday 17 March 09:00 until Friday 19 March 16:00.… Read the rest

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25
Feb

All Student Vote (International Students’ Tuition Fees): the result!

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The results are in! With a total of 4,832 votes cast, 98% of students voted overwhelmingly in support of SUSU lobbying the University to reduce international students’ tuition fees.

Thank you to everyone who took part. We will now be using these results, alongside the other feedback we have received, to lobby the University on behalf of students.

Please look out for any further updates on our weekly updates page.… Read the rest

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26
Jan

February Course Rep Election

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Use your student voice this year – become a Course Rep with your students’ union! In this volunteer role you’ll need to listen to your course mates and fellow students, and make sure their ideas and concerns are being heard by the right people.

This election is only for students who have started at Southampton this term (January 2021).

Nominations open Monday 01 February at 09:00, and you can put your name forward yourself here.

If you have any questions about running in these elections please send the Representation Team an email: representation@susu.org.

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08
Jan

All Student Vote (Halls Accommodation Fees) – the result!

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Over December and the course of this week we have been having discussions with the University regarding rebates for University halls accommodation. Following a student led petition, in December SUSU launched an All Student Vote on this issue. 

A total of 2,704 votes were received with 95% of students voting to support the statement ‘The University should offer a partial refund of halls accommodation fees to all students in University halls.’ This turnout is over the 10% quoracy required for SUSU All Student Votes.  

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This result gives us a very clear mandate to present to the University and use in further lobbying. … Read the rest

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18
Dec

All Student Vote: Halls Accommodation Fees

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Today we have launched an All Student Vote on the following statement:

“The University should offer a partial refund of halls accommodation fees to all students in University halls, to reflect the time that students have not spent in their halls because of the student travel window and the staggered return to campus in January.

Although we recognise that circumstances have been beyond the University’s control, if students have followed Government guidance they will have left halls early in December and returned late in January, so it is unfair that they should pay halls accommodation fees for that period. We
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03
Dec

Could you be the winner of the UniVision Song Contest?

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Do you love singing, EuroVision or just competitions?

If any of those apply, then you’ll be excited to hear about our upcoming singing competition – UniVision!

Inspired by the Eurovision Song Contest, UniVision brings together a selection of Universities to compete through song to become the UniVision champions.

The event will be hosted in Surrey on Sunday 14 March and we need to submit one musical act (a solo singer or a group of singers) to represent Southampton and perform there live. Think this could be you? Record yourself performing a song and send it in to us (see details … Read the rest

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