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16
Oct

Students’ Union-University Relationship Agreement Signed

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The first ever SUSU-University networking event was held on Tuesday and concluded with the signing of the agreement that defines how SUSU and the University will work together to transform the lives of every student on all campuses.

The agreement states:

“The University has established that there will be a recognised Union of Students in its Statutes. The Union has fulfilled that role since before the University Charter was established. The two parties have always enjoyed positive and respectful relationships. Moving forward we wish to strengthen those relationships at all levels of both organisations and see this agreement as an Read the rest

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15
Oct

Bubble Tea is here!

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Now in Bar 3!

After a flood of emails, messages and You Make Changes, we have answered you – bubble tea has arrived at SUSU! Bubble Drop have joined us in Bar 3 (level 3, Building 42)!

For those unaware, bubble tea is a product of Taiwan that has been taking the UK by storm. It became known as ‘bubble tea’ because of the thick layer of foam that forms on the surface of the drink after it is shaken, and can contain toppings known as boba or pearls.

Bubble Drop offers either milk or fruit tea, ranging all the … Read the rest

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09
Oct

Autumn Elections – Voting Now Open

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…and closes on Friday 11 October at 16:00.

Ready to elect your Course Representatives, Union Senators and a vast array of other Student Officers? These positions represent ALL students and inform what the Union focuses on through projects and campaigns.

Vote here: susu.org/vote

Remember, your vote matters and is one of the main ways you can make your voice heard here at SUSU and the University.

How does voting work?

Remember, voting opens on Wednesday 09 October at 09:00 and closes on Friday 11 October at 16:00. Get voting! Read the rest

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03
Sep

SUSU Against Prorogue

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On Saturday, your Sabbatical Officers attended the Southampton protest against the prorogation of parliament, supported by mandate of a previous all student vote.

Whats that, you say? Boris did WHAT? -Bailey the dog, 2019.

In March 2019, SUSU held an all student vote asking if students wanted to support the national campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit. Of a total turnout of 17.9% (which is the highest turnout we have had from an all student vote), 82.9% of students overwhelmingly voted for SUSU to support this mandate.

SUSU attended Saturday’s protest to represent the Students’ Union and all students. … Read the rest

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27
Aug

SUSU Celebrates Pride

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At Southampton Pride 2019, staff and students from the University and SUSU went along to join in, march, and stand in solidarity with the LGBT+ community.

In the last 50 years, LGBT+ rights have come a long way. In the UK, sexual activity between men was decriminalized in 1967, and in 2010, same-sex marriage was legalized. Although we still have a long way to go, today we all celebrated where we are now, and who we are. Student activism has been a fundamental part of this.

The LGBT+ Society and the University Staff Pulse Network marched together in the parade … Read the rest

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22
Aug

SUSU donates record-breaking total to charity

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SUSU has donated a record-breaking £235,313.63 to charity over the 2018-19 academic year! This total was achieved through student fundraising and SUSU’s Raise and Give (RAG) Group.

The donations have benefited over 35 charities including Help Refugees, Anthony Nolan, Yellow Door and Trinity Winchester. The total was raised through a variety of events and activities students could get involved with, such as mountain treks, bake sales, quiz nights, 10k runs and much more.

Fiona Sunderland, SUSU’s VP Activities, says: “I’m absolutely amazed by the record breaking total raised this year. A massive congratulations to all those involved and … Read the rest

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18
Aug

The Cafe to relaunch as ‘The Plant Pot’ following student vote 

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After student consultation, The Cafe will re-open as ‘The Plant Pot’, a vegan and vegetarian cafe with a zero-waste shop, in the new academic year. 

Work is currently underway to transform the current space ready for it’s re-opening in September, where it will serve a brand new, all vegan and vegetarian menu.

After shortlisting from over 100 name suggestions from students and two rounds of voting, The Plant Pot was announced as the new name. The new space will also sell healthy snacks, drinks and will feature re-fillable stations for bulk foods such as, pasta, rice, pulses and grains.… Read the rest

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16
Aug

Hello Freshers’ 2019

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You did it! We can’t wait to meet you! We hope you’re as excited as we are for Freshers’ 2019 to begin. Check out everything we’ve got planned for you below 👇

Freshers’ officially begins Saturday 21 September and we’re pretty confident we’ve got something for everyone…

Get tickets: susu.org/boxoffice


Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 // 21:00 – 02:00: Welcome Parties

your welcome weekend starts here! 4000 students, One HUGE ‘Hello!’ There’ll be a live DJ, neon and UV zones and face painting! Tickets are £5 or £7 on the door.

Monday 23 // 10:00 – 16:00: Union FairRead the rest

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14
Aug

Your New Faculty Officers for 2019/20

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Hello there!

I am your new VP Education & Democracy for the coming academic year 2019-20. However, this is about not about me. As part of representing your academic interest, we have your Faculty Officers and Joint Honours Officer who are here to make your time at university a blast.

Now without further ado….

My name is Bailey Williams, your Joint Honours Officer for the 2019/20 academic year. I’m a third year Modern History & Politics student originally from Portsmouth. Previously in my time at the University, I’ve contributed to both student-run magazines and been representing the student body as … Read the rest

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18
Jul

We’re a Top 25 Students’ Union

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We are pleased to announce we were voted a Top 25 Students’ Union at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019. This annual awards ceremony recognises institutions for excellence in a wide variety of academic and social areas, from ‘Top University’ to ‘Giving Back’.

Our students voted us 16th in the Students’ Union category out of 131 institutions, and we were voted 9th in the Clubs and Societies category! Thank you to everyone who took the time to give a review.

In order to compile the votes, Whatuni.com collects 41,000 student reviews across 160 institutions asking them to rate their own … Read the rest

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