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21
Nov

SUSU Votes to Support UCU Strike Action

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You will be aware that from Monday 25 November to Wednesday 4 December, members of UCU will be taking strike action, following a ballot of their members. SUSU’s stance on major issues affecting the academic experience like this is decided by our members following democratic procedures and so the question was taken to our AGM today.

With a result of 64% of those voting in favour of the strike action, SUSU will now be supporting the strike action.

You can find out more about the strike action and how it has come about by reading our previous discussion with UCU … Read the rest

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21
Nov

SUSU and University Release Joint Sustainability Statement

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SUSU and the University of Southampton have released a joint statement of intent on our commitment to sustainability, minimising our impact on global ecological destruction and stabilising climate change.

  • We commit to prioritising together sustainable actions to address urgent environmental issues using the passion, creativity and scholarship of our students and staff to find new, lasting solutions.
  • The whole University community will work together to slow significantly and ultimately minimise our impact on the environment.
  • We are setting ambitious targets to reduce our impact on the environment. We will lead by example, and we will change behaviours.
  • We will co-create
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19
Nov

Applications for this year’s Union Enterprise Fund are now open

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You can apply for the fund here.

Do you want to develop and progress the idea or start-up you have? The Union’s Enterprise Fund is a funding opportunity for innovative students to help you achieve exactly this! You could receive up to £500 worth of funding towards your project.

To be eligible to enter you must satisfy this criteria:

  • Who is applying for the funding (incl. contact details)?
  • What is the product or service?
  • What is your marketing strategy and brand?
  • What finance do you have in place?
  • How innovative is your product or service?

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01
Nov

Making Change Summit (+AGM)

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The University of Southampton Students’ Union will be holding a Making Change Summit on Thursday 21 November 2019 from 14:00 onwards. This event will incorporate our Annual General Meeting (AGM) objectives and we invite you to attend and help to shape your Students’ Union.

The Making Change Summit and its activities will be held on the Concourse (main reception area), Building 42, University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ.

You will be asked to consider as part of the AGM agenda, and if thought fit, to:

  1. receive and approve the Impact Report,
  2. receive and approve the Annual Accounts and Report of the
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22
Oct

SUSU commits to profitless menstrual products

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Your VP Welfare and Community Laura Barr tells you everything you need to know about our promise to not profit from menstrual products sold in The Shop.

What is this campaign all about?

“The move to make period products be at cost price and to stop the Union profiting from menstrual items is a statement to say that we do not support, or want to be complicit in, treating these necessary items as ‘products’ or ‘luxuries’.”

Why is this happening now?

“Now is as good a time as any. Really it should have happened years ago. If we want to Read the rest

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16
Oct

Students’ Union-University Relationship Agreement Signed

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The first ever SUSU-University networking event was held on Tuesday and concluded with the signing of the agreement that defines how SUSU and the University will work together to transform the lives of every student on all campuses.

The agreement states:

“The University has established that there will be a recognised Union of Students in its Statutes. The Union has fulfilled that role since before the University Charter was established. The two parties have always enjoyed positive and respectful relationships. Moving forward we wish to strengthen those relationships at all levels of both organisations and see this agreement as an Read the rest

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15
Oct

Bubble Tea is here!

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Now in Bar 3!

After a flood of emails, messages and You Make Changes, we have answered you – bubble tea has arrived at SUSU! Bubble Drop have joined us in Bar 3 (level 3, Building 42)!

For those unaware, bubble tea is a product of Taiwan that has been taking the UK by storm. It became known as ‘bubble tea’ because of the thick layer of foam that forms on the surface of the drink after it is shaken, and can contain toppings known as boba or pearls.

Bubble Drop offers either milk or fruit tea, ranging all the … Read the rest

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09
Oct

Autumn Elections – Voting Now Open

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…and closes on Friday 11 October at 16:00.

Ready to elect your Course Representatives, Union Senators and a vast array of other Student Officers? These positions represent ALL students and inform what the Union focuses on through projects and campaigns.

Vote here: susu.org/vote

Remember, your vote matters and is one of the main ways you can make your voice heard here at SUSU and the University.

How does voting work?

Remember, voting opens on Wednesday 09 October at 09:00 and closes on Friday 11 October at 16:00. Get voting! Read the rest

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03
Sep

SUSU Against Prorogue

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On Saturday, your Sabbatical Officers attended the Southampton protest against the prorogation of parliament, supported by mandate of a previous all student vote.

Whats that, you say? Boris did WHAT? -Bailey the dog, 2019.

In March 2019, SUSU held an all student vote asking if students wanted to support the national campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit. Of a total turnout of 17.9% (which is the highest turnout we have had from an all student vote), 82.9% of students overwhelmingly voted for SUSU to support this mandate.

SUSU attended Saturday’s protest to represent the Students’ Union and all students. … Read the rest

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27
Aug

SUSU Celebrates Pride

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At Southampton Pride 2019, staff and students from the University and SUSU went along to join in, march, and stand in solidarity with the LGBT+ community.

In the last 50 years, LGBT+ rights have come a long way. In the UK, sexual activity between men was decriminalized in 1967, and in 2010, same-sex marriage was legalized. Although we still have a long way to go, today we all celebrated where we are now, and who we are. Student activism has been a fundamental part of this.

The LGBT+ Society and the University Staff Pulse Network marched together in the parade … Read the rest

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