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06
Feb

Elections: FAQ

In Features, Representation

There’s one week to go until nominations for our spring elections close. That’s still plenty of time to nominate yourself or a friend for a role. So what are you waiting for? All your questions are answered right here 👇

1.) How do I nominate myself?

You will need to log in to our website and follow this link. If you have not used our website before, or are a new student starting at Southampton, you do not need to set up a new account. Please use your University credentials; these are the login details for your iSolutions … Read the rest

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29
Jan

Spring Elections: Run for VP Education and Democracy!

In Representation

If you’re thinking of running for the role of VP Education and Democracy, you might want to know what you’ll be working on day-to-day, and what you’re responsible for. Find out more about life as one of our Sabbatical Officers below…

VP Education and Democracy supports students at all levels of study from Undergraduate to Postgraduate Research by representing their academic interests for their course, faculty and to the University. They ensure the Union is lobbying the University on behalf of students to improve the quality of education at Southampton, and lead on all areas of democracy at the Union … Read the rest

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27
Jan

Spring Elections: Run for VP Welfare and Community!

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If you’re thinking of running for the role of VP Welfare and Community, you might want to know what you’ll be working on day-to-day, and what you’re responsible for. Find out more about life as one of our Sabbatical Officers below…

VP Welfare and Community promotes and supports student wellbeing, with a focus on mental and physical health, safety and housing. They represent students with protected characteristics, amplifying their voice and lobbying the University on feedback relating to equality and diversity. They run campaigns based around welfare and awareness, as well as supporting cultural events and celebrations.

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25
Jan

Spring Elections: Run for VP Activities!

In Representation

If you’re thinking of running for the role of VP Activities, you might want to know what you’ll be working on day-to-day, and what you’re responsible for. Find out more about life as one of our Sabbatical Officers below…

VP Activities supports and advocates on behalf of our clubs and societies, who are sector leading in the activities they run! They oversee they processes involved in running societies and support students to get involved in the activities available. They lead on areas of the Union’s work which support the student experience, such as employability, arts and media, volunteering and fundraising.… Read the rest

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23
Jan

Spring Elections: Run for VP Sports!

In Representation

If you’re thinking of running for the role of VP Sports, you might want to know what you’ll be working on day-to-day, and what you’re responsible for. Find out more about life as one of our Sabbatical Officers below…

VP Sports supports the running of the Athletic Union Clubs by acting as President of the Athletic Union. They represent the institution within the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and lead on the Union’s annual Varsity event, AU Ball and other sports events throughout the year. They lead on campaigns to encourage healthy and active lifestyles for all students as … Read the rest

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21
Jan

Spring Elections: Run for Union President!

In Features, Representation

If you’re thinking of running for the role of Union President, you might want to know what you’ll be working on day-to-day, and what you’re responsible for. Find out more about life as Union President below…

The Union President acts as the figurehead of the Union and is the public spokesperson, representative of all students. They ensure the Union has a strong presence across all University of Southampton campuses and Halls, and represent the views of students at sites to the University. By encouraging feedback from students about sustainability issues and lobbying the University, the President ensures we are doing … Read the rest

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17
Jan

Spring Elections: Our top tips for candidates!

In Features, Representation

So, you’ve decided to nominate yourself to represent students in our Spring Elections – that’s great! Take a look at our top tips below for every stage in our elections, from submitting your nomination, to campaigning, and those all-important votes. You can nominate yourself at susu.org/elections or suggest a friend at susu.org/representation/suggest-a-friend.

First up, consider these tips before submitting your nomination…

  • Talk to your course mates to see what problems they have faced as a student. Doing the groundwork before submitting your nomination can help you to have a campaign that speaks to your fellow students.
  • Talk to staff at
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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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13
Dec

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

In News, Representation

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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