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10
Mar

Varsity: All You Need to Know

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With Varsity fast approaching this Sunday 15 March here’s everything you need to know before the big day:

  • For those of you who have bought £12 tickets (THEY ARE NOW SOLD OUT), your last opportunities to collect your t-shirts will be on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 March from the SUSU concourse (reception area of B42).
  • Spectator tickets are now on sale – if you aren’t planning to attend the Varsity after party then these tickets are a much cheaper alternative (although you won’t receive a t-shirt) than the full ticket at only £5.
  • You will be able
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09
Mar

Academic Elections: Nominations Now Open

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Could you be our next VP Education and Democracy or a Faculty Officer? Nominations in our Academic Elections are now open, so this is your chance to put your name forward!

Find out more and nominate yourself for one of these roles here: susu.org/elections.
Nominations are open until Friday 13 March at 13:00.

VP Education and Democracy

This role is a paid, full-time opportunity and the main priorities are:

Represent Students’ Academic Interests

  • Lead and support the Undergraduate academic representation structure
  • Provide representation for all Postgraduate students, including leading the Postgraduate Committee and the Postgraduate Research Faculty Reps
  • Work
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06
Mar

Spring Elections: The Winners!

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Thank you to everyone who voted in our Spring Elections, and congratulations to our winners! This year we received 13,807 votes.

The elected Sabbatical Officers are:

Union President – Olivia Reed
VP Activities
– Corin Holloway
VP Sports
– Samuel Tweedle
VP Welfare and Community
– Nicole Akuezumba

The elected Student Officers are:

Athletic Union Officer – Daniel Akhter Hussain
Avenue Officer
– Gabriel Stirling
Boldrewood Officer
– Kitty McNeil
Disabilities Officer
Aimee Orchel
Engineering and Physical Sciences Postgraduate Research Officer
– Andrei- Dascalu
Halls Officer
– Rishi-Nayan Varodaria
International Officer
Kareem Hussein
Intra-Mural Officer
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04
Mar

Spring Elections: Voting Now Open!

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Voting in Our Spring Elections is open Wednesday 04 March, 09:00 – Friday 06 March, 16:00. This is your chance to say who should be our next Sabbatical and Student Officers and represent you!

VOTE HERE

Make sure you take a look at all the candidates’ key points and why they think you should vote for them here: Spring Elections Candidates

Wondering why you should vote? We’ve got a few reasons why…

  • Whoever wins represents you – yes, you! Our Sabbatical and Student Officers are here to represent all students at Southampton.
  • Candidate key points often go from idea
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02
Mar

Who Should Receive A Society and Volunteering Award?

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Nominations are now open for our first ever Society and Volunteering Awards! This is your chance to celebrate hard work and amazing events from societies, volunteers and fundraisers.

The award categories are:

  • Best Society Event
  • Best Society Campaign
  • Best Society Collaboration
  • Fundraiser of the Year
  • Community Impact Award
  • Society Committee Member of the Year
  • Society Member of the Year
  • Society of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution (Lifetime Membership)

Nominate a society or person here: Society and Volunteering Awards Nominations

Nominations close Friday 20 March at 09:00.

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02
Mar

SUSU Box Office Goes Cashless

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Throughout March we are trialling a cashless Box Office/main reception in Building 42 – this means you’ll only be able to pay via card.

This is currently only a trial so any feedback you have please let staff at reception or our Sabbs know.

Reception can be contacted at: hello@susu.org.
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20
Feb

Share Your Feedback to Improve Your Student Experience

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The University are currently running surveys for you to feedback on your student experience at the University of Southampton.

If you’re in the final year of an Undergraduate course, you’ll need to complete the National Student Survey (NSS). More information on this can be found here: National Student Survey blog.

For Undergraduates not in your final year, Postgraduate Research and Postgraduate Taught students – your surveys can be found below…

Southampton Student Survey (SSS)

Are you studying on an Undergraduate course? The SSS is an opportunity for Undergraduate students to share feedback about your course.
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19
Feb

All Student Vote – The Result

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Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate in this All Student Vote about the upcoming industrial strike action.

2,541 students voted. The voting breakdown is as follows:

I would like SUSU to support the cause and the action – 37%
I would like SUSU to support the cause but not the action – 35%
I do not want SUSU to support the cause or the action – 28%

This result has given us a clear mandate to support the strike action. Despite this, neither of the support options got 50%, or any clear majority, … Read the rest

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18
Feb

All Student Vote: UCU Strike Action

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On Friday 14 February 2020 dates were confirmed of upcoming strike action by UCU. This is happening as part of a national dispute over the issues of pay, workload and pensions of a significant amount of University staff, including PGRs. As a result, the Students’ Union are holding a vote for students to decide whether we should support the strike action.

The vote is open from now until 16:00 on Wednesday 19 February 2020 and only takes about 30 seconds to complete.

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13
Feb

The Safety Bus is now FREE to use!

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You heard that right, from now on the Safety Bus will be free to use whether you find yourself at Highfield campus for one of our events or have stayed late to study!

The service will run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 22:00 – 02:00. Pickup location is on the Redbrick area (outside The Stag’s).

You can keep up to date with any updates along with approximate pickup times on twitter: @SUSU_safetybus

For more information on the SUSU Saftey Bus, check here: SUSU Safety Bus.… Read the rest

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