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01
Apr

FemSoc raise money for Yellow Door with Catwalk4Consent

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For the second year running, Feminist Society successfully put on a ‘Catwalk4Consent’ a fashion show and accompanying exhibition to raise awareness of sexual consent.

*Trigger Warning: text and photos contain mentions of sexual assault, rape, domestic abuse, child sexual abuse*

The #Catwalk4Consent aims to not only raise awareness but also “deconstruct victim blaming culture” whilst fundraising for local charity, Yellow Door.

FemSoc asked for submissions about people’s experiences with sexual assault. The catwalk then featured models wearing the outfits described in people’s accounts.

The event description explains, “too often we talk about the circumstances of assault instead … Read the rest

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01
Apr

Easter Opening Hours

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The Easter holidays are here! SUSU will remain open during the break – other than Easter closure days- although some facilities will be running reduced hours. 

SUSU, and the rest of the University will be closed 17 – 22 April for Easter itself. A full list of opening times is below 👇 Happy Easter!

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25
Mar

Team Southampton WIN Varsity 2019

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Team Southampton have won again beating Portsmouth by 32 points at Varsity, the biggest Sporting event of the year.

Varsity takes place between Southampton and Portsmouth each year with the Students’ Unions hosting the event on alternate years. The University of Portsmouth Students’ Union (UPSU) hosted this year’s event with Team Southampton arriving in style to #DefendTheCrown 👇

The final scores were 174 to Southampton and 142 to Portsmouth marking this as the 10th win in 11 years.

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23
Mar

The Edge nominated for two Student Publication Association Awards

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The Edge, our very own entertainment magazine, has earned two nominations in the 2019 Student Publication Association National Awards.

The Student Publication Association hold the prestigious student journalism awards every year. This year, the magazine has been nominated for both Best Design and Best Specialist Publication.

Editor, Thea Hartman says, “’I’m so proud that The Edge has been shortlisted for Best Magazine Design and Best Specialist Publication for the second year in a row. It’s the cherry on top of such a fantastic year and wonderful recognition of our efforts to continue the amazing work this magazine has … Read the rest

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23
Mar

Joint statement on the elections by the Students’ Union and Henry Hill

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Following a decision by the independent Returning Officer, which was confirmed by Union Senate, Henry Hill was disqualified from the Spring Elections 2019 earlier in March.

There has been a lot of student feedback around this decision. This joint statement is intended to make clear the position of both Henry Hill and the Students’ Union, as well as confirming the next steps.

Henry accepts that he overspent on his campaign, and therefore broke the By-Law, which resulted in his disqualification. He does not believe that all the other evidence submitted to Union Senate was entirely clear and accurate, especially regarding … Read the rest

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22
Mar

All Student Vote: The Results

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Brexit

Earlier this week, we asked you “Should the Students’ Union support the national campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit?”

A turnout of 10% of students was required for the vote to be valid. We are pleased to announce that 3,755 of you voted, in less than 72 hours, an overall turnout of 17.9%.

The final results were:

23% of voters were Postgraduate Taught or Postgraduate Research students, which is fantastic to see – that’s actually more postgraduates voting now than in the recent Spring Elections.

With over 80% of voters in favour, the Union is now committed to … Read the rest

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20
Mar

Grad Ball 2019 – SOLD OUT

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As of Monday 18 March tickets for our Great Gatsby-themed Grad Ball have completely sold out! This includes early-bird tickets, standard tickets and the final batch of tickets released to anyone signed up to our mailing list.

We hope everyone is as excited as we are to celebrate on Saturday 08 June!

We are aware scammers, bots and fake profiles may now be targeting our Grad Ball Facebook event to sell fake tickets. We would strongly advise against buying secondary tickets from someone you don’t know.
We have yet to release any physical tickets, so at this point there is … Read the rest

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19
Mar

All Student Vote: A People’s Vote

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On 23 June 2016, Britain held a referendum to ask whether it should leave the European Union, with Leave winning by 51.9% to 48.1%. Since then, more than 1.4 million young people are now eligible to vote.

When the referendum was held, the Union backed remain, citing a negative impact on higher education and graduate opportunities as key reasons for this decision. Our full blog on this decision can be found here: EU Referendum: BritaIN or BrEXIT?

The deadline for the UK to leave the EU is fast approaching. What this will look like no one yet knows, but there … Read the rest

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19
Mar

SUSU shortlisted in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019

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Our affiliated Clubs & Societies have once again been shortlisted in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

Based on the 41,000 student reviews this result not only recognises the very large number of clubs and societies we offer (over 300), but also the commitment and passion of the hundreds of members who run the groups on a daily basis.

Our mission is to unlock the potential and enrich the life of every student at the University. One of the ways we do this is by funding and supporting our  affiliated clubs and societies, to ensure that all of our … Read the rest

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15
Mar

SUSUtv Shortlisted for Best Media Society 2019

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SUSUtv, the Union’s student-run TV station has been shortlisted for Best Media Society in the National Societies Awards.

The National Societies Awards celebrate the achievements of student societies at universities across the country.This year there were almost 800 nominations of which SUSUtv have now been shortlisted.

“This year has been the year of collaboration for SUSUtv” says Ben McQuigg, Station Manager. “We worked with so many societies, groups, external companies as well as other Student TV stations from around the country.”

This is the third year running SUSUtv have been shortlisted for the award having previously been awarded runner … Read the rest

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