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17
Sep

What are your concerns about Brexit?

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Our VP Welfare and Communities, Laura Barr, has been meeting with various people in the University to gain a better understanding of what the University’s plan is for a no-deal Brexit.

Laura intends to lobby the University to put provisions in place to mitigate potential damage for EU and International students, British students who want to study abroad, and prospective students, should a no-deal Brexit take place.

SUSU now has a central role on the No-Deal Brexit Taskforce with the University. This means that there will now be a SUSU presence to protect the interests of our students and … Read the rest

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03
Sep

SUSU Against Prorogue

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On Saturday, your Sabbatical Officers attended the Southampton protest against the prorogation of parliament, supported by mandate of a previous all student vote.

Whats that, you say? Boris did WHAT? -Bailey the dog, 2019.

In March 2019, SUSU held an all student vote asking if students wanted to support the national campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit. Of a total turnout of 17.9% (which is the highest turnout we have had from an all student vote), 82.9% of students overwhelmingly voted for SUSU to support this mandate.

SUSU attended Saturday’s protest to represent the Students’ Union and all students. … Read the rest

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29
Aug

Our statement on the prorogation of UK Parliament

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Brexit

As your Students’ Union, we strongly condemn the prorogation of the UK Parliament by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Our stance has been taken in line with the results of our All Student Vote conducted in March this year, in which 82.9% of students who voted (from a total turnout of 17.9%) asked us to support the national campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit. By suspending Parliament, the Prime Minister is halving the time for MPs to hold him to account and debate Brexit before the upcoming deadline on October 31st. As a result, this effectively eliminates the … Read the rest

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23
May

Vote today in the European Parliamentary Elections

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Brexit

Polls are OPEN today in Southampton for the European Parliamentary Elections 🗳 Make sure you have your say!

Find your polling station by clicking here.

We’re backing a people’s vote. In March, we asked you “Should the Students’ Union support the national campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit?” With over 80% of voters in favour, the Union is now committed to supporting the

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22
Mar

All Student Vote: The Results

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Brexit

Earlier this week, we asked you “Should the Students’ Union support the national campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit?”

A turnout of 10% of students was required for the vote to be valid. We are pleased to announce that 3,755 of you voted, in less than 72 hours, an overall turnout of 17.9%.

The final results were:

23% of voters were Postgraduate Taught or Postgraduate Research students, which is fantastic to see – that’s actually more postgraduates voting now than in the recent Spring Elections.

With over 80% of voters in favour, the Union is now committed to … Read the rest

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19
Mar

All Student Vote: A People’s Vote

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On 23 June 2016, Britain held a referendum to ask whether it should leave the European Union, with Leave winning by 51.9% to 48.1%. Since then, more than 1.4 million young people are now eligible to vote.

When the referendum was held, the Union backed remain, citing a negative impact on higher education and graduate opportunities as key reasons for this decision. Our full blog on this decision can be found here: EU Referendum: BritaIN or BrEXIT?

The deadline for the UK to leave the EU is fast approaching. What this will look like no one yet knows, but there … Read the rest

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11
May

Distinguished Lecture: Watch Southampton alumna, Claire Tyler, talk wellbeing and Brexit

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Southampton alumna and Liberal Democrat Peer nominee, Claire Tyler, will be visiting the University for a Distinguished Lecture on Thursday 22 June.

Claire graduated in Law and Politics at the University and has gone on to sit in the House of Lords as Baroness Tyler of Enfield.

The talk promises to be an interesting evening, with topics including wellbeing and Brexit to be discussed.

All students are welcome to come along to the talk, which will be held in Building 58 Room 1067, Highfield campus.

Register your free place on Eventbrite.

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01
Apr

APRIL FOOLS’: The Union to stop selling pain au chocolat due to Brexit

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You may have read our previous blog claiming that pain au chocolat, croissants and brioche pastry products in Union outlets due to Brexit. However, we can now happily reveal that this was in fact an April Fools’ Day joke.

Pâtisserie Paradis is a completely made up company and we continue to enjoy a great relationship with our suppliers.

You can rest assured that our pastry products will still be supplied to The Shop, The Bridge and The Café as normal. Phew!

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01
Apr

The Union to stop selling pain au chocolat due to Brexit

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We will no longer be selling pain au chocolat, croissants and brioche pastry products in our Union outlets due to the recent government decision to trigger Article 50 to begin the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

The French company, Pâtisserie Paradis, that has been supplying The Shop, The Bridge and The Café for over 20 years, will sadly be bidding the Union farewell as we regrettably agree to leave our contract. The decision was made following the news that the French President intends to delay trade negotiations until after Brexit on 29 March 2019. Unfortunately, this has caused a … Read the rest

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24
Jun

UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum

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In just our third nationwide referendum, 52% of the UK yesterday voted to leave the EU in what has been a historical decision in the future of Britain.

London’s stock market began to plunge as the Leave outcome came to light.

David Cameron, who has fiercely supported the Remain campaign, announced earlier today that he will stand down as prime minister in October following his defeat.

Two Labour MPs have also submitted a motion of no confidence in Labour leader and Remain campaigner Jeremy Corbyn.

Meanwhile Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, has announced a second Scottish independence … Read the rest

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