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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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02
Jul

Our Summer Opening Hours

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Staying with us over the summer? Thanks for not leaving us! Please find our summer opening hours here.

All outlets will be closed unless stated below. All outlets will also be closed on Monday 26 August for a Bank Holiday. Everything will be back open as normal from Monday 23 September 2019.

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01
Jul

Hello to the new Sabbatical team!

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Today we say a big hello to the new Students’ Union Sabbatical team of 2019-20, and welcome back Emily, who was re-elected in our Spring 2019 elections.

Union President– Emily Harrison

VP Education and Democracy– Joanne Lisney

VP Activities– Fiona Sunderland

VP Sports – Olivia Reed

WP Welfare and Community– Laura Barr

The team will be hard at work over the next couple of weeks in training, outlining their Sabb plans for the year, and getting to know each other and the Union team who will be supporting them.

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28
Jun

The Cafe now open later in new trial

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In response to student feedback, The Cafe will now be open later during The Shop’s reduced opening hours over the Summer period.

The Cafe will now be open for business between 16:00 and 19:00 for students to buy sandwiches, snacks, drinks and more. Hot food won’t be served however, this can still be purchased from either The Bridge or The Stag’s.

This is a trial running until 17 July to determine if there is enough demand to keep it open permanently. You can find the Cafe on level 3 of the SUSU building (Building 42).

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