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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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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:

Vote Now

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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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