Members of our Marketing and Communications Crew hit campus last week to gain your views on the student experience in both Southampton and Winchester.
The crew, who are also students here at the University of Southampton, took ipads around campus to encourage you to fill out the National Student Survey (NSS).
The national survey, which can be completed at www.thestudentsurvey.co.uk, is a UK-wide feedback indicator, which is used to help us and the University to improve the student experience.
Open to all final year undergraduate students, we use the information to make positive changes for the future.
Some changes … Read the rest
Tags: Academic Presidents, Academic Representation System, Academic Reps, democracy, democratic structure, Faculty Officers, feedback, improvements, National Student Survey, NSS, opinions, participation, questions, sport, student experience, students, Survey, university, Women of Wessex
If you found yourself thinking about running in the Spring Elections, but for whatever reason didn’t, we are giving you another chance! We understand that January was a busy time with exams, so we are holding Summer Elections to give you another opportunity to run your Students’ Union with hundreds of different roles including:
Our Student Leaders are senior part-time officers who lead on various areas of the Union’s work. We’ve got several positions still available from the Spring Elections, so if there’s something you might be interested in, give it a go!
- Academic Presidents/Vice-Presidents
There’s one Academic … Read the rest
Tags: Academic Presidents, Course Reps, democracy, nominate, opportunity, presidents, roles, Student Leaders, Student Trustees, Summer Elections, vice, vote, work
Every week, countless students give up numerous hours of their time to ensure their course is the best it can be by acting as a link between the student body, SUSU and the university, providing feedback and implementing changes. Their tireless efforts to strive for a better education for themselves and their fellow students deserve to be acknowledged, which is why the Course Representative Awards are so special, celebrating these volunteers for their dedication to improving the academic offering at University of Southampton.
There are five categories to vote on and it is up to you to nominate Course Reps … Read the rest
Tags: Academic Presidents, Course Rep Awards, Course Representative Awards, Course Reps, Faculty Officers, SUSU, University of SOuthampton
Over the past 6 months there has been tonnes of positive changes within the Education zone. Your Vice President Education, Sophia D’Angelico, has worked in so many different areas to ensure that the University of Southampton can provide the best academic experience possible.
In March we received approval for a 24 hour library period, which was trialled 6 days a week from April 28 to June 2. The trial was a great success, leading to the library being opened 24 hours a day, seven days a week over the January 2015 exam period as well, meaning students had access to … Read the rest
Tags: Academic Presidents, Academic Representation System, ARS, Southampton
A little later than some of the others, we finally bring to you the seventh sabbatical survey! Your new Vice President of Education Sophia D’angelico has been extremely busy with preparations for the beginning of the academic year, but she found time to complete our series of sabbatical interrogations. Carry on reading if you wish to find out more about Sophia’s hidden talents and plans for the next 12 months.
- When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I was determined to be a CSI agent or a spy!!!
- If you could
… Read the rest
Tags: Academic Presidents, CSI, QAA, YES
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 12pm on 14 May 2014 in The Bridge, and is one of the most important meetings of the year for students at the University of Southampton.
Policy and idea suggestions are now open on the SUSU website. Ideas for policy must be submitted by Monday 28 April 2014 at 5pm to be considered, while policies which you want to be debated at the AGM must be submitted by 7 May 2014 at noon. These suggestions will then be discussed at the meeting.
Students will also be asked to approve … Read the rest
Tags: Academic Presidents, AGM, Annual Accounts, Union Councillors
We’re pleased to announce that the deadline to nominate yourself for a course rep position has been extended by 24 hours. The nominations period will now end at 23.59 on Saturday 19th October.
Course reps are vital in making sure that students’ voices are heard – as well representing you on university committees, they work with the VP Education, Faculty Officers and Academic Presidents to get your opinion on the issues this matter. (For example, this week, they’ll be asking what YOU think good feedback looks like.)
If you want to nominate yourself, you can do so at … Read the rest
Tags: Academic Presidents
Voting is now open in the SUSU Autumn Elections! This is your chance to decide some of the people who help run SUSU – you can check out who’s standing at susu.org/elections.
We’ve got lots of positions up for election, from Faculty Officers and Academic Presidents (who look after you on your course) to Union Councillors (who help run SUSU, to make it as good as they can for you).
If this is the first time you’ve voted, don’t be scared – it only takes 60 seconds and can be done online at susu.org/vote – but hurry, voting closes … Read the rest
Tags: Academic Presidents, Autumn Elections, SUSU, Union Councillors