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08
Jan

All Student Vote (Halls Accommodation Fees) – the result!

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Over December and the course of this week we have been having discussions with the University regarding rebates for University halls accommodation. Following a student led petition, in December SUSU launched an All Student Vote on this issue. 

A total of 2,704 votes were received with 95% of students voting to support the statement ‘The University should offer a partial refund of halls accommodation fees to all students in University halls.’ This turnout is over the 10% quoracy required for SUSU All Student Votes.  

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This result gives us a very clear mandate to present to the University and use in further lobbying. … Read the rest

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18
Dec

All Student Vote: Halls Accommodation Fees

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Today we have launched an All Student Vote on the following statement:

“The University should offer a partial refund of halls accommodation fees to all students in University halls, to reflect the time that students have not spent in their halls because of the student travel window and the staggered return to campus in January.

Although we recognise that circumstances have been beyond the University’s control, if students have followed Government guidance they will have left halls early in December and returned late in January, so it is unfair that they should pay halls accommodation fees for that period. We
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03
Dec

Could you be the winner of the UniVision Song Contest?

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Do you love singing, EuroVision or just competitions?

If any of those apply, then you’ll be excited to hear about our upcoming singing competition – UniVision!

Inspired by the Eurovision Song Contest, UniVision brings together a selection of Universities to compete through song to become the UniVision champions.

The event will be hosted in Surrey on Sunday 14 March and we need to submit one musical act (a solo singer or a group of singers) to represent Southampton and perform there live. Think this could be you? Record yourself performing a song and send it in to us (see details … Read the rest

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02
Dec

Islamic Society Raises Over £31,000 for Charity Week

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Congratulations to the University of Southampton Islamic Society (ISOC) who have raised an incredible £31,232 for Charity Week! This week the event ran over two weeks introduced many online events to allow fundraising to continue during the pandemic. In their blog below ISOC tell us more about their fundraising and the important work Charity Week supports every year.


Islamic Society (ISOC) takes part in an annual youth volunteer-led campaign known as Charity Week, a campaign with a 100% donation policy, funded by Islamic relief. What sets charity week aside from other fundraising initiatives is our vision- unity. We believe that … Read the rest

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20
Nov

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020

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Trans Day of Remembrance was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honour her memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was brutally killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester’s death and began an important memorial that has now become an annual event.

This day raises public awareness of hate crimes committed against transgender people, an action that mass media often fails to perform. It is a day to publicly mourn and honour the lives of the trans people lost to anti-transgender violence and discrimination. On … Read the rest

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19
Nov

Sports Clubs’ Coronavirus Appeal

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In collaboration with the University’s Office for the Development of Alumni Relations, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Sports Clubs’ Coronavirus Appeal. The aim of the appeal is to raise money to help students continue participating in sports to the fullest extent possible during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a normal year, the Students’ Union is able to give a reasonable amount of funding to our sports clubs, allowing them to compete against other universities in competitions such as BUCS and to be able to afford coaching and equipment. Unfortunately, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has … Read the rest

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18
Nov

By-Elections 2020: Voting Now Open!

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Voting is now open in our By-Elections 2020! This is your chance to have a say on who should represent you as an Academic Rep or Student Officer.

Vote now: susu.org/vote

The roles you can vote for are:

  • School and Department Presidents
  • Postgraduate Research Officers
  • BAME Officer
  • Sports Participation Officer & Intramural Officer
  • Halls Officer
  • Sites Officers for NOC, WSA and UHS
  • Enterprise Officer

Now more than ever, your vote can make a change. Voting is open until Friday 20 November at 16:00.Read the rest

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16
Nov

Trans Awareness Week 2020

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Trans Awareness Week runs from 13 – 19 November every year and on the 20th we commemorate Trans Day of Remembrance.  This is a time where we share and uplift the voices and experiences of the trans community. This is an opportunity for transgender people and their allies to take action and bring more attention to the community by educating the public, sharing their stories and advancing advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination and violence that affect the transgender community.

On campus, look out for the trans flag being flown by the Hartley Library. Pronoun badges usually … Read the rest

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09
Nov

By-Elections 2020: Nominations are now open

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Nominations are now open in our By-Elections 2020. These elections are for roles which were unfilled in our Autumn Elections, so if you were considering running for a role but didn’t get round to nominating yourself, now is your chance!

The roles you can run for are…

  • School and Department Presidents
  • Postgraduate Research Officers
  • BAME Officer
  • Sports Participation Officer & Intramural Officer
  • Halls Officer
  • Sites Officers for NOC, WSA and UHS
  • Enterprise Officer

Find out more about each role and nominate yourself at: susu.org/elections.

Put your name forward to represent your course mates, friends and the student community this … Read the rest

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06
Nov

Your Questions Answered This Week

In FAQs, News

Every week we will be sharing our most frequently asked questions from students. This week your questions were…

What are SUSU’s opening hours during lockdown?

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