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15
May

Voting Now Open in Summer Elections

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Voting is now open in our Summer Elections! Voting opens today at 09:00 until Friday 17 May at 16:00

Make sure to have your say on who you would like to represent you, listen to your ideas and concerns and make sure positive change is made at Southampton.

Find out more about Academic Representation and our structure of Reps in the video below and over at www.susu.org/representation

The following roles can be voted for in our current elections:

👉 School or Department President in your Faculty
👉 PGR Rep in your Faculty
👉 Student Officer for Avenue, Boldrewood, … Read the rest

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10
May

Recognising student and staff achievement at the SUSU Academic Awards 2019

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SUSU’s Academic Awards have become a significant feature in the calendar of the University community.

It is an event which has given us the opportunity to recognise the hard work of SUSU Academic Reps and staff members across the past year and following the ceremony itself on Thursday 09 May 2019 we’re pleased to announce that the below have been selected as our Winners and Runners-Up, as decided by the SUSU Academic Reps (or a panel of SUSU and University of Southampton in the case of the Academic Rep Award).  

A full list of nominees for the SUSU Academic … Read the rest

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26
Apr

WhatUni Awards: The Results Are In

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We are thrilled to announce our Students’ Union has been rated 16th in the UK by our students in the 2019 WhatUni Student Choice Awards! This means we have risen by 14 places since the 2018 awards.

We have also been rated 9th in the UK for our Clubs and Societies offering for the second year in a row!

The University of Southampton has also been rated 5th in the UK for the overall Postgraduate experience, which is a huge 55 places higher than last year.

Read the full WhatUni Award results here: 2019 WhatUni Student Choice Awards

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24
Apr

Media Ball 2019 – the Award Nominees

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On Monday 06 May we will celebrate another year of talent, hard work and dedication shown from our student media groups at the Media Ball 2019. This year the ball will be held at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, Southampton.

We are pleased to announce the nominees for all 12 award categories below. Good luck, everyone!

Tickets are now on sale for £35 from the SUSU Box Office. Get yours here: Media Ball 2019 tickets.

Best News Coverage

  • Jake Willis and Lydia Pallot – News Roundup
  • Surge – This Week in Southampton
  • Surge – 2018 US Midterm Election Coverage
  • Surge –
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16
Apr

University of Southampton now offers extended parental leave for postgraduate students

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The University Executive Board has approved an extension to the Maternity and Shared Parental Leave policy for doctoral researchers.

Following a meeting on 26th November 2018, the University Executive Board (UEB) approved an agreed Policy for Maternity Pay and Shared Parental Leave for doctoral researchers at the University of Southampton.

The University Policy covers maternity, paternity or shared parental leave. Students covered by the policy are entitled to 52 weeks of leave.

Richard Curtis, FELS PGR Officer says “It is fantastic that the University of Southampton are finally recognising the real-world pressures on postgraduate students. Knowing that the ability to … Read the rest

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16
Apr

MedSoc Committee Elections Now Live

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You can nominate yourself for a role on the MedSoc committee today!

MedSoc is the student body for medical students here to represent you. The entire MedSoc committee is elected on an annual basis. Take a look at the committee and roles available by clicking here.

If you want to find out more information about all of the great things they do, head over to their Facebook page. Read the rest

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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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