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What are the Autumn Elections all about?

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As a Students Union, we are independent from the University and we are run by students, for students. We are here to represent you and ultimately help make your university experience the best it can be.

Every Autumn we hold elections to fill roles within the Union such as Student Officers and Academic Representatives – these include our team of Course Reps, School and Department Presidents, and Faculty Officers. These Officers and Reps work with our five full-time Sabbatical Officers to take the concerns and ideas of students and make sure they are acted upon, and ultimately make sure students … Read the rest

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Share Your Feedback to Improve Your Student Experience

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The University are currently running surveys for you to feedback on your student experience at the University of Southampton.

If you’re in the final year of an Undergraduate course, you’ll need to complete the National Student Survey (NSS). More information on this can be found here: National Student Survey blog.

For Undergraduates not in your final year, Postgraduate Research and Postgraduate Taught students – your surveys can be found below…

Southampton Student Survey (SSS)

Are you studying on an Undergraduate course? The SSS is an opportunity for Undergraduate students to share feedback about your course.
Take the survey here:… Read the rest

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Lecture capture? Have your say!

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You can find the survey here.

Universal lecture capture has been an on campus issue since we conducted a similar survey in 2015/16. The results of this were overwhelmingly in favour of lecture capture being introduced. However, due to a number of reasons, including push back by some lecturers who feared that it might endanger their jobs, the University has yet to enact such policy.

Times have since changed. Read VP Education and Democracy Jo Lisney’s comments on why she thinks this survey will succeed where others have failed.

The way students are consuming academic material is changing. Students are … Read the rest

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Academic Awards 2018 – the winners

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On Thursday 10 May we celebrated the Academic Awards 2018 – an opportunity to say thank you and well done to our dedicated student volunteers and University staff who strive to improve the academic experience at Southampton. The awards were held right here at the Union and were presented by our VP Education, Sam Dedman.

After the Awards, Sam Dedman commented: “It was my absolute pleasure to host the Academic Awards 2018, recognising the best that our University community has to offer. This year has certainly had its challenges, but Academic Reps and staff alike have persevered and delivered … Read the rest

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All Student Vote and our next steps

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Following a successful student petition, we conducted an All Student Vote between Monday 10 December and Friday 12 January to gather our members’ opinion on the current restructure of the University. The questions were created in conjunction with the students who submitted the petition, and results were as follows:

Do you believe that there has been full and clear consultation with students on this restructure?

Yes – 325 votes (15%)

No – 1,843 (85%)


Do you believe that the Vice-Chancellor’s pay should be cut as part of the restructure?

Yes – 2,035 votes (90.6%)

No – 211 votes (9.4%)… Read the rest

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All Student Vote on the University Restructure

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Hello there! My name is Evie Reilly – the Vice-President Democracy & Creative Industries for 2017/18. The end of term may be fast approaching, but we at the Students’ Union have today launched our first All Student Vote of the year.

The University is entering a period of restructure led by the Vice-Chancellor. As part of this, a 7% reduction in staff costs has been announced, with 50 to 75 academic staff posts at risk from across six departments. The University have claimed this restructure will not negatively impact student experience. A shortened version of the report given to Union Read the rest

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