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08
Jan

Students’ Union Enterprise Fund winner awarded £400 investment

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As part of the Enterprise Fund 2018 the Students’ Union has awarded Avila Chidume £400 to support the development of her growing business.

Avila creates diverse and personalised greetings cards and artwork aimed at marginalised groups including those with disabilities, identifying as LGBT+ and ethnic minorities. Currently selling her cards on platforms like Etsy, Avila hopes to expand her business, by introducing other merchandise and developing a website.She aims through her business, to improve representation and exclusivity within the greetings card industry.

The Students’ Union created the enterprise fund to support entrepreneurial and innovative students develop and grow their … Read the rest

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07
Jan

Nominations in Spring Elections 2019 now Open!

In News, Representation

Do you want to be the voice of students? Do you have ideas about how to improve student life at Southampton and want to make them happen? Nominate yourself in our Spring Elections 2019!

We are recruiting five Sabbatical Officers (listed below). As a Sabbatical Officer you will lead and be the public face of the Union, working on making positive changes, events and campaigns happen.

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20
Dec

Christmas Opening Hours

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Campus will be closed from Saturday 22 December 2018 – Tuesday 01 January 2019 inclusive.

Students’ Union outlets will stay open as normal until Saturday 15 December, after which all Union outlets will be closed, including weekends, unless stated below. Everything will be back open as normal from Monday 07 January 2019. 

The Union
Monday 17 December – Friday 21 December: 08:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 02 January – Friday 04 January: 08:00 – 20:00

The Shop
Monday 17 December – Friday 21 December: 08:00 – 16:30
Wednesday 02 January – Friday 04 January: 08:00 – 20:00

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20
Dec

Students create Christmas cards for Contact the Elderly

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20 handmade Christmas cards created by students are to be sent out to Contact the Elderly, a national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness  amongst older people living in the UK.

Contact the elderly estimate that 3.6 million older people in the UK live alone, with 2 million of these aged 75 or older. 1.9 million older people have said they often feel ignored or invisible, and two fifths of all older people say that the television is their main source of company.

Students from WSA did their part to help tackle loneliness and social isolation amongst older people by … Read the rest

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17
Dec

SIAYA Sole Survey – help us help others

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SIAYA Sole are a shoe enterprise working in partnership with Sole Support, whose mission is to reduce the spread of infection and disease from foot related injuries in west Kenya.

SIAYA Sole donate one pair of school shoes in Kenya for every pair of shoes sold in the UK. The more shoes they sell, the more they donate, so they would love to know what type of shoe you’d like to buy!

To help in their research, please complete this quick survey: SIAYA Sole Survey. Everyone who takes part will have a chance of winning one of two … Read the rest

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14
Dec

Islamic Society awarded for Charity Week fundraising

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The team received two awards from Islamic Relief for their recent Charity Week fundraising after they raised an incredible £17,743.37. 

Islamic Society received the Crystal award for the ‘most unique event’ after they held a plant sale on the Redbrick, as well as being awarded the ‘best display of unity’. “This is considered to be the most prestigious award, which we received for our Reading vs Surrey vs Southampton charity football tournament” the team says. 

Charity Week is a global initiative by Islamic Relief to raise money for orphans and children in need in 7 countries worldwide; the money … Read the rest

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14
Dec

What do you think of our website?

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You’ve successfully navigated our website to find this blog post… but what do you think of the rest of our site? 

Our VP Engagement, Fleur, is looking to improve our website as part of her Sabb plan, so we want to hear from you. Is susu.org as user friendly as possible? Can you find all the information you’re looking for?

Tell us what you think via our Website Review here: SUSU Website Survey

Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a £25 Amazon gift voucher.… Read the rest

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13
Dec

Improved Wi-fi Now Available for Medical and Health Sciences Students

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Student feedback success! Wi-fi is now available for students who study and train at the Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton, and the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.

The wi-fi service provided at RSH Hospital is eduroam, and the service at QAH Hospital is provided by Portsmouth Hospitals Trust. 

Increased wi-fi coverage was an issue previously raised at last year’s Student Forum so it’s fantastic to see this improvement for Medical and Health Science students now in action.

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12
Dec

Success for Midwifery Students Over New Uniforms

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Student feedback success! Midwifery students recently campaigned for new tunic uniforms, which was granted to new Midwifery students starting in September 2018. Following further student feedback, it has now been agreed all Midwifery students (apart from those in their final year) will receive three sets of the new style uniforms.


Midwifery Department President, Jenny Fowles, explained this further in a recent Facebook post to the SUSU Environmental and Life Sciences Reps page, which we have shared below:

“As you know the midwifery students have campaigned this year to get the midwifery uniform changed to tunics in view of options regarding … Read the rest

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08
Dec

International Forum

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We are pleased to announce our first International Forum, a casual discussion event held every month free for all to attend.

Its aim is to brainstorm ideas to see what future changes you would like to see regarding all things international. 

The first International Forum will take place at 11am on the 11th  December 2018 in Bar 2 in the Students’ Union (Building 42).

You don’t have to come for the whole thing, you can drop in whenever and stay for as little or as long as you would like. Refreshments will be provided.

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