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08
Jan

SUSU Expect Respect Policy Now Approved

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Our #ExpectRespect Policy is now approved and available to view on our Equality and Diversity page here: SUSU Equality and Diversity.

This policy was approved by the Trustee Board, elected Senators at Senate, and has been reviewed by the Liberation Officers.

This policy outlines what YOU can and should expect from your Students’ Union, and what we can expect from you. This is to ensure our behaviour and conduct is appropriate, inclusive and tolerant of everybody. This began development at the beginning of August 2019 and will now be a terms of reference policy under SUSU.

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06
Jan

Spring Elections 2020: Nominations Now Open!

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This Spring Elections, change starts with you. Nominations are now open until Wednesday 12 February at 13:00. You can nominate yourself here: Nominate Now.

The the projects and campaigns you work on can directly impact student life at Southampton, whether it’s helping us launch the first vegan cafe on campus, reducing the cost of printing, or launching welfare training for

If you want to lead the direction of SUSU, make your ideas happen and represent all students at Southampton, nominate yourself for one of our Officer roles.

We have five Sabbatical roles available:

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17
Dec

Price Updates in The Plant Pot Zero Waste Shop

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The price of goods in The Plant Pot’s zero waste gravity dispensers has recently been lowered.

Use one of the provided recycled paper bags and fill it with however much produce you would like. Prices are per 100g.

Here is a full list of the new price brackets:

£0.21/100g

Red Split Lentils, Oats (Rolled/Porridge), Couscous, Green Lentils, Pearl Barley, Sunflower Seeds Premium, Orzo

£0.32/100g

Wholewheat Penne Pasta, Wholewheat Fusilli Pasta, Chickpeas, Oat Crispy Crunch Granola

£0.42/100g

Rice (Brown Basmati), Rice (White Basmati), Popping Corn, Kidney Beans (Organic), Cranberry Crunch Muesli

£0.53/100g

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12
Dec

Statement On Students Being Prevented From Voting

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We’ve received reports of multiple students being prevented from voting their local polling station due to an administrative error, meaning they’re not on their polling station list despite being registered to vote.

This morning our VP Education and Democracy, Jo Lisney, experienced this first hand and was turned away from her polling station in Southampton Test. Jo says: “It was a shock this morning when I went to vote and was told I couldn’t. I had my polling card come through so I knew I could, but the people at the station showed me the list and it said ‘details … Read the rest

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04
Dec

Christmas Opening Hours

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Christmas opening hours will come into effect on Monday 16 December.

Outlets will stay open as normal until Sunday 15 December, after which all outlets will be closed, including weekends, unless stated below. Everything will be back open as normal from Monday 06 January 2020.

Campus will be closed from Tuesday 24 December 2019 until Wednesday 01 January 2020 inclusive.

For a full list of timings check below:

Monday 16 December – Friday 20 December
The Union – 08:00 – 20:00
The Shop – 08:30 – 16:30
The Shop On Top – Open on request
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28
Nov

SUSU to host General Election Hustings Events

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Candidates for each of the three Southampton constituencies (Southampton Itchen; Southampton Test; Romsey and Southampton North) will address potential voters at our upcoming Hustings events. All events are open to everyone and are FREE, though you will need to register to attend.

Romsey and Southampton North – Monday 02 December, 18:30 – 20:30 (The Cube, Building 42) Register here

Confirmed Candidates:

  • Caroline Nokes (Conservative)
  • Claire Ransom (Labour)
  • Craig Fletcher (Liberal Democrats)

Southampton Test – Tuesday 03 December, 18:30 – 20:30 (John Hansard Gallery) Register Here

Confirmed Candidates:

  • Steven Galton (Conservative)
  • Katherine Barbour (Green)
  • Alan Whitehead (Labour)
  • Joe Richards (Liberal Democrats
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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.

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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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