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15
Apr

EVAs Awards: The Shortlist

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After much consideration, we are pleased to announce the shortlisted students for our Excellence in Volunteering (EVAs) Awards…

The quality of nominations was extremely high and we had a tough job whittling them down, but we are excited to announce the award winners at our ceremony next month on Friday 10 May.

Best contribution to the Creative Industries 

University of Southampton’s Student Film Festival

Ben McQuigg

Isaac Treuherz

Best Behind-the-scenes Contribution 

Beth Lanham

Patrik Toobe

Ibrahim Belal

Social Impact Award

Charlotte Colombo

Daniel Trickey

Phoebe Cousins

Best Student-Led Academic Campaign 

Eva Naggy

Hannah Teague

Jessica Sainsbury

Best Sports Initiative

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08
Apr

SUSU supports LGBT+ Society against Brunei regime

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The University of Southampton Students’ Union stands with SUSU LGBT+ Society in calling for University of Southampton to take action and sever ties with the anti-gay regime in Brunei. 

We support the motion submitted by Daniel Harris, LGBT+ Society member, to request the University take action on removing the title of the Brunei House at Glen Eyre Halls of Residence.

This building was funded by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and his government and currently displays a plaque to commemorate this. This motion is in light of the recent anti-gay legislation now signed into law by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, where punishment is … Read the rest

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05
Apr

SUSU joins UN Women UK University Champions Network

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The Union is proud to be joining a network of students across the country who are raising awareness for UN Women, the only global organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

By joining the network, and taking the lead on these campaigns, SUSU will be able to have a big impact both on campus, as well as throughout the UK and across the world.

UN Women UK approached VP Communities, Emily about the new University Champions Network and asked her to be a part of it. The network aims to bring representatives from UK universities … Read the rest

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05
Apr

Surge Nominated For 20 I Love Student Radio Awards

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The Union’s student-run radio station, Surge, has been nominated for an incredible 20 Ilove Student Radio Awards

Surge received nominations across 4 categories including Best Audience Initiative and Student Radio Team of the Year.

Surge has a long history of winning, at the first National Student Radio Awards in 1996, Radio Glen as Surge was known back then, swept the floor winning Gold, Silver, and Bronze in every category. They … Read the rest

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05
Apr

The Red Box Project: A Round-Up

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Hi everyone! It’s Charlotte, your Community and Volunteering Officer. After 24 days, three donation points and countless support from students, the community and SUSU, the Red Box Project has come to an end.

We finished distributing the donations yesterday, and as you can see from the car there’s no way we could’ve estimated just how successful this project would be! I am so unbelievably grateful for every single person who took the time to donate.


Across all the campuses we received:

71 packs of sanitary towels
70 boxes of tampons
7 packs of liners
4 mixed bags
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05
Apr

MP signs Union letter to Home Office in appeal over student’s Visa issue

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VP Communities, Emily Harrison has met with Alan Whitehead, MP for Southampton Test, to discuss support for one of our students who is facing ‘significant Visa issues’.

Together with the University’s Vice President International, Emily is sending a letter to the Home Office to appeal on behalf of the student.

“The student first came to me a couple of weeks ago and I am delighted to have received such positive support from everyone I have reached out to in dealing with this case, including from Alan and the University,” says Emily.

“Things like this are exactly why I

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03
Apr

Aerial Sports Society Host First Ever Inter-University Competition

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This weekend our very own Aerial Sports Society hosted the first ever inter-University Aerial Hoop Competition for University clubs and societies in the UK and Ireland.

📸 Photo credit: SUPS Events // Charlie House

“It was an amazing day!” says society President, Eleanor Dodd. “We’ve had overwhelmingly positive feedback from spectators and participants. We feel as though we’ve really brought together a community of student aerialists that didn’t exist before now. I think everyone wanted every performer to do really well.”

The event took place at the Students’ Union in The Cube, with Southampton competing against the University of Leeds, … Read the rest

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03
Apr

Union Sustainability Officers plant trees as part of Sport and Wellbeing’s carbon footprint pledge

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Isabella, VP Welfare and Lucy, SUSU Ethics and Environment Officer, helped plant 10 oak trees at Wide Lane Sports Centre as a result of the Sports & Wellbeing Centre’s pledge to work towards offsetting its carbon footprint.

Isabella and Lucy were invited to plant the trees to commemorate both their roles as Union Sustainability Officers. “I am really happy to see departments at the University making sustainable pledges like this,” says Isabella.

“Thank you Sport and Wellbeing and University Sustainability Manager for inviting SUSU Ethics and Environment officer and I to come along and help plant the trees, … Read the rest

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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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