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13
Jul

Meet Your Candidates for VP Education and Democracy!

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We have nine candidates running in our Academic Elections for the role of VP Education and Democracy. They are:

Make sure to read why they think you should vote for them at susu.org/representation/elections-candidates.

Voting opens next Monday 20 July at 09:00, and closes Wednesday 22 July at 16:00.… Read the rest

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13
Jul

Introducing our new Chief Executive: Jim Gardner

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We are pleased to announce we have recently appointed Jim Gardner as our new Chief Executive. Jim has been our Interim Chief Executive since February and he’s made a fantastic impact in his leadership so far.

Jim has twenty-five years’ leadership experience in the Third Sector and Education Sector. Before he joined SUSU, Jim was the Chief Executive of Kent Union, a large students’ union which is included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For 2020 and the preceding 10 years.

Jim has also served as Interim Chief Executive of 3 students’ unions, with accountability and … Read the rest

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10
Jul

The Shop to reopen on Monday 13 July

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We are pleased to announce The Shop will reopen on Monday 13 July. Opening hours will be 10:00 – 16:00, Monday – Friday.

Whether you need lunch on the go, toiletries, international foods, essentials for your cupboards, or stationery, The Shop has got you covered.

Additional safety and social distancing measures have been put in place for staff and customers, including a one-way system, hand sanitising stations and screens at tills.

Please note before your visit:

  • Hot pastries and hot drinks won’t be available
  • We will only be accepting card payments

Find The Shop on the Redbrick area at Highfield … Read the rest

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08
Jul

Nominations in our Academic Elections close tomorrow!

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Could you be our next VP Education and Democracy? Nominations in our Academic Elections close tomorrow – Thursday 09 July at 16:00.

There’s still plenty of time to nominate yourself, all you need to do is head to susu.org/elections, log in, and tell us “why vote for me” in 500 words or less.

You don’t need any previous experience of volunteering with SUSU to become a Sabb – all you need is passion for representing students and ideas of what you’d like to achieve in your year.

The role is open to all students whether you are Undergraduate, Postgraduate … Read the rest

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02
Jul

Moving house safely during Covid-19

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As you move back home for the summer, or move from one student house/flat to another, it’s important to remember how to stay safe during this process.

Moving out during Covid-19

The UK government have issued advice on moving house, which can be read here: Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus outbreak.
Their advice includes:

  • The process of finding and moving into a new home is likely to be different, as those involved in the process will need to adapt practices and procedures to ensure that the risk of spread of coronavirus is reduced as far as
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29
Jun

Could you be our next VP Education and Democracy?

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Nominations open today in our by-election to find the next VP Education and Democracy! Make sure to put your name forward if you’d like to lead on all things Education and Democracy at SUSU and make positive change for students across the University.

Remember, no previous experience or volunteering with SUSU is required – all you need is passion for representing students and ideas of what you’d like to achieve in your year.

The role is open to all students whether you are Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught or Research. If you’re looking for the next step after your studies, anyone who … Read the rest

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26
Jun

Update on our Sabb team 2020-21

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On Wednesday 01 July, the new Sabbatical Officer team will take office for the academic year 2020/21. However, we have unfortunately been made aware recently that the student elected to the role of VP Education & Democracy will be unable to fulfil the requirements of the role because of their particular visa restrictions.

We will, therefore, be holding a by-election for the role of VP Education & Democracy, which will open on Monday 29 June.

Due to the need to elect someone to this key role as quickly as possible, nominations will be open until Thursday 09 July, and voting … Read the rest

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26
Jun

Rate Your Crib: tell us about your student housing

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What has your student housing or accommodation been like this year? Was is clean or dirty… great or awful… well priced or expensive?

Whatever your experience has been like this year, we want to know! By taking our Rate Your Crib survey your feedback will help us support future students, whether they live in Halls, private rented accommodation or at home.

Plus, everyone who completes the survey will be enterted into our prize draw to win a month’s rent (£350)!

Complete our survey here: Rate Your Crib

Survey closes Sunday 19 July.

A photo of a bed with lots of cushions, a small bedside table and lamp.
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23
Jun

Have your say on Sustainability at Southampton

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We want to hear your views on sustainability at Southampton in student focus groups taking place this July. This is your chance to input on the University’s Sustainability and Environmental Strategy, which is being developed in partnership with SUSU.

A range of issues will be discussed at each focus group – such as the University’s carbon footprint, waste, sustainability in the curriculum, food on campus, and more. You can also share your ideas for initiatives, your views on how ambitious Southampton’s strategy should be, and what role students should play in its implementation.

The focus groups will be held at … Read the rest

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12
Jun

SUSU’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Work 2019-20

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We know that some of you may not be aware of or see what SUSU have been doing regarding EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) work and more specifically work for our Black students. For us, this is not about virtue signalling or being performative just because this issue is in global media focus. We are committed to proactively pursuing equality and tackling racism. We know we have more work to do, and we always welcome collaboration, but we also wanted to share with you the projects and work we have been doing to this date. As ever, if you’d like … Read the rest

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