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13
May

AU Ball 2022: Your Winners!

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Congratulations to all our winners in the 2022 Athletic Union Ball! We hope everyone had an amazing night celebrating the sporting achievements of Team Southampton this year.

Our award winners are:

First Year Sportsperson: Eloise Toms (Ladies Lacrosse)

The Union Engagement Award: Neve Smith (Korfball Club)

The James Atherton Sport & Wellbeing Award: Southampton University Trampolining Club

The Mike Beresford Coach Award: Graham Dodsworth (Ladies Cricket)

The Sports Volunteer of the Year Award: Francesca Eyles (Trampolining Club)

Most Improved Team of the Year: Men’s Lacrosse

Sportsman of the Year: Joseph Rickman (Trampolining Club)… Read the rest

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25
Feb

Union President: Statement on the recent events in Ukraine

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At SUSU, we cherish the value of standing strong for all of our students. On behalf of the entire team at SUSU, I am horrified to watch the unfolding of an unprovoked attack by Vladimir Putin on the people of Ukraine. We all watch in awe of the brave Ukrainian and Russian civilians speaking out against tyranny and military aggression.

The University is in the process of contacting all students affected by the fast moving situation, a number of whom have already reached out to the Students’ Union for support. I would like to remind all students that SUSU’s Advice Read the rest

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14
Feb

Darcy Coomber’s trophy takes its place in the Students’ Union

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Darcy Coomber was the former President of Monte Netball club and student at the university, studying Politics and International Relations. Unfortunately, during her final year at Southampton, she passed away peacefully on 27th January 2021.  

A year on from her passing, a trophy donated by Darcy’s dad, Chris Coomber, was unveiled in the Students’ Union Building.  Chris was honoured that both Professor Russell Bentley and Vice Chancellor Mark Smith were there on the day. 

This trophy, in memory of Darcy, is presented to the student who achieved the highest mark in their Politics and International Relations dissertation. The award is … Read the rest

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27
Jan

LGBTQ+ Exclusive Flats in Halls of Residence

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Recently at SUSU, we’ve had confirmation that the University of Southampton accepted our proposal on LGBTQ+ flats and therefore they will be implementing LGBTQ+ exclusive flats in their halls of residences in the 2022/2023 academic year.

This has been a big win as it was an idea brought forward by our student LGBTQ+ Officer, Jamie Norton. Having seen other universities (such as Sheffield, UWE, and Cardiff) introduce similar flats, he wrote a proposal for the halls, pitched directly to the Director of Residences. Jamie set out the main benefit of having these flats being that it “would be a simple … Read the rest

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20
Jan

Tackling Student Safety: January Update

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As many of you will be aware, prior to Christmas SUSU ran lots of initiatives to help tackle student safety issues, in particular actions to combat the rise in spiking. We wanted to provide an update as to where we’ve got to on all of this. So please see below for the update from Matt (VP Sports) and Savanna (VP Welfare & Community).

Student Safety Charter

As many of you will remember, on Monday 25th October we hosted a town hall event to try and create some positive change around the subject of spiking. From this event we created a … Read the rest

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07
Jan

All Student Vote – In-Person Exams During Covid: the result!

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Following a petition being submitted earlier this week by a student which very quickly gained well over the required 250 signatures, SUSU held an All Student Vote which asked students to vote on whether they thought the University should move exams online in light of ongoing concerns about Covid.

The All Student Vote needed to achieve quoracy of 10% of all students voting and this figure was reached within a few hours of the vote going live. Because of the need to move quickly to lobby the University, we decided to close the vote early and act on the clear … Read the rest

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09
Dec

SUSU Safe: an update on our safety measures

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The safety of students continues to be a top priority at SUSU, and we have lots to update you on when it comes to Covid safety, anti-spiking measures and getting you home safely. We encourage everyone to be vigilant, and stay safe.

Take a look at our updates below to find out more:

Vybe Christmas
Our final Vybe in The Cube will continue to go ahead on Friday 10 December. We want to make sure everyone’s experience at Vybe is as safe as possible, so we are putting extra safety measures in place and we’ve asked students attending to follow … Read the rest

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02
Nov

SUSU and University Relationship Agreement 2021-22

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On Thursday 28 October Ben Dolbear, Union President, and Professor Mark E. Smith, President and Vice Chancellor at the University of Southampton, signed the annual Relationship Agreement between SUSU and the University.

This agreement outlines the relationship between our two organisations and how we will work together throughout the academic year: “At the University of Southampton our students are central to all of our work. The strong relationship between the University and the Union is crucial to ensure we collectively support our student body to the highest level. Together, we are engaged in the important process of educating and transforming … Read the rest

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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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