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24
May

SUBC to cycle from London to Paris in 24 hours for charity fundraiser

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This Summer, our Boat Club will be cycling from London to Paris in 24 hours to raise as much money as possible for national charity, Breast Cancer Now. 

The team of 23 students will undertake the 242 mile (390 kilometres) journey from London to Newhaven, where they will catch the evening Ferry to Dieppe on the 09 July, through to Paris, where they aim to arrive in the late afternoon on 10 July.

“We are doing this cycle to really challenge ourselves to push through the fatigue of cycling the distance to Paris and the added time pressure of doing … Read the rest

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23
May

Vote today in the European Parliamentary Elections

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Brexit

Polls are OPEN today in Southampton for the European Parliamentary Elections 🗳 Make sure you have your say!

Find your polling station by clicking here.

We’re backing a people’s vote. In March, we asked you “Should the Students’ Union support the national campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit?” With over 80% of voters in favour, the Union is now committed to supporting the

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16
May

Home Office allows student to complete exams after SUSU appeal over Visa issue

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One of our students, who was facing ‘significant’ Visa issues, has been allowed to stay to finish their exams in Southampton after VP Communities, Emily Harrison appealed on their behalf in a letter to the Home Office. 

Emily says: “I’m delighted to update that the Home Office has now allowed the student to stay to complete their final exams here at Southampton. I am so pleased that there has been a positive outcome and happy to have been able to have a positive impact on the life of this student.”

“This is exactly what Sabbatical Officers are elected to do,

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15
May

Voting Now Open in Summer Elections

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Voting is now open in our Summer Elections! Voting opens today at 09:00 until Friday 17 May at 16:00

Make sure to have your say on who you would like to represent you, listen to your ideas and concerns and make sure positive change is made at Southampton.

Find out more about Academic Representation and our structure of Reps in the video below and over at www.susu.org/representation

The following roles can be voted for in our current elections:

👉 School or Department President in your Faculty
👉 PGR Rep in your Faculty
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10
May

Recognising student and staff achievement at the SUSU Academic Awards 2019

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SUSU’s Academic Awards have become a significant feature in the calendar of the University community.

It is an event which has given us the opportunity to recognise the hard work of SUSU Academic Reps and staff members across the past year and following the ceremony itself on Thursday 09 May 2019 we’re pleased to announce that the below have been selected as our Winners and Runners-Up, as decided by the SUSU Academic Reps (or a panel of SUSU and University of Southampton in the case of the Academic Rep Award).  

A full list of nominees for the SUSU Academic … Read the rest

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26
Apr

WhatUni Awards: The Results Are In

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We are thrilled to announce our Students’ Union has been rated 16th in the UK by our students in the 2019 WhatUni Student Choice Awards! This means we have risen by 14 places since the 2018 awards.

We have also been rated 9th in the UK for our Clubs and Societies offering for the second year in a row!

The University of Southampton has also been rated 5th in the UK for the overall Postgraduate experience, which is a huge 55 places higher than last year.

Read the full WhatUni Award results here: 2019 WhatUni Student Choice Awards

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24
Apr

Media Ball 2019 – the Award Nominees

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On Monday 06 May we will celebrate another year of talent, hard work and dedication shown from our student media groups at the Media Ball 2019. This year the ball will be held at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, Southampton.

We are pleased to announce the nominees for all 12 award categories below. Good luck, everyone!

Tickets are now on sale for £35 from the SUSU Box Office. Get yours here: Media Ball 2019 tickets.

Best News Coverage

  • Jake Willis and Lydia Pallot – News Roundup
  • Surge – This Week in Southampton
  • Surge – 2018 US Midterm Election Coverage
  • Surge –
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16
Apr

University of Southampton now offers extended parental leave for postgraduate students

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The University Executive Board has approved an extension to the Maternity and Shared Parental Leave policy for doctoral researchers.

Following a meeting on 26th November 2018, the University Executive Board (UEB) approved an agreed Policy for Maternity Pay and Shared Parental Leave for doctoral researchers at the University of Southampton.

The University Policy covers maternity, paternity or shared parental leave. Students covered by the policy are entitled to 52 weeks of leave.

Richard Curtis, FELS PGR Officer says “It is fantastic that the University of Southampton are finally recognising the real-world pressures on postgraduate students. Knowing that the ability to … Read the rest

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16
Apr

MedSoc Committee Elections Now Live

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You can nominate yourself for a role on the MedSoc committee today!

MedSoc is the student body for medical students here to represent you. The entire MedSoc committee is elected on an annual basis. Take a look at the committee and roles available by clicking here.

If you want to find out more information about all of the great things they do, head over to their Facebook page. Read the rest

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15
Apr

EVAs Awards: The Shortlist

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After much consideration, we are pleased to announce the shortlisted students for our Excellence in Volunteering (EVAs) Awards…

The quality of nominations was extremely high and we had a tough job whittling them down, but we are excited to announce the award winners at our ceremony next month on Friday 10 May.

Best contribution to the Creative Industries 

University of Southampton’s Student Film Festival

Ben McQuigg

Isaac Treuherz

Best Behind-the-scenes Contribution 

Beth Lanham

Patrik Toobe

Ibrahim Belal

Social Impact Award

Charlotte Colombo

Daniel Trickey

Phoebe Cousins

Best Student-Led Academic Campaign 

Eva Naggy

Hannah Teague

Jessica Sainsbury

Best Sports Initiative

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