Next week, we’re giving you the opportunity to see how you can affect our Union, the local community and the wider world with a series of free events to promote sustainability and environmental issues.
Over the course of the week, you can find out more about how to eat green, use ethical cosmetics and recycle as we collaborate with students and student groups to discuss environmental issues that will affect you both now and in the future.
With nominations now closed, we are pleased to introduce our candidates for the Spring Elections 2017.
We have received a healthy 51 nominations from students running for our Full-Time Officer and Student Leader roles and the figure includes an incredible five nominationsfor students running as Union President this year. The Union President is responsible for leading the Union and the Full-Time Officers. The role involves playing a key part in decision making across the Union, including chairing our Trustee Board and being in charge of Union finances.
Seventeen students nominated themselves for our Full-Time Officer roles – and you … Read the rest
What would you think if we asked you – what are Rugby Football players like?
You might perhaps imagine 15 oversized, hairy and muddy men in the field of play? Do you hear their low grunts or maybe wince at the thought of bone crunching tackles? Does it conjure thoughts of wasted exertion in fruitless pursuit of an oval ball?
Well, if that is what you thought you couldn’t be more wrong.
Well, on an unprepossessing and grey day all the way back in December, men and women from our Rugby Football Club volunteered to pitch up on … Read the rest
The results are in! 4,831 of you have voted in our all student vote (individual voters). As part of our new democratic structure, we’ve run a series of All Student Votes in order to gain your input on a variety of topics so have a look at the results displayed below.
The “campaign for fair tuition fees” has been voted the most important campaign, followed by the “campaign for mental health and wellbeing”, “campaign for sexual consent awareness” and the “campaign for housing quality”. We are here to provide a fantastic experience to our members and this vote … Read the rest
We have organised for comedian, charity activist and ultra marathon runner, Eddie Izzard to talk about his views on the EU Referendum to encourage you to register to vote ahead of the 07 June deadline.
The event, held at Switch Southampton, will feature a talk from the comedian and charity activist, before a Q&A session where the audience will be able to pose their questions for Eddie to answer.
Vice-President Engagement, Hannah Talbot, says, “We want students to understand the arguments surrounding the EU Referendum and to feel empowered to vote. The UK is the 2nd largest beneficiary of … Read the rest
You will need to register to vote for the EU Referendum before the 7th June, or by the 18th April, if you are interested in voting in local elections as well. Make sure you have your say and register to vote here.
The ‘You Are More Than’ campaign has been organised to offer you events and activities to help you de-stress and relax away from your studies. Even if you do not have deadlines in January, the campaign is a great chance to try out a new hobby (yoga anyone?!) for FREE on campus.
We have aimed to organise events across the different University campuses for your convenience, but students are welcome to attend any of our events wherever you are based.
The summer season has rolled around again, and for many of you that means leaving Southampton and all that we have to offer, so have a nostalgic look back on all the things that you’ll miss when you’re not here.
1. SUSU the Cat
Whether you’re a cat person or not, we’re all agreed that SUSU the Cat is the real queen of Building 42. Even if you’ve got pets back home, will your day really be the same without a grumpy scowl from our resident furry friend?
We’re launching our annual survey that gives you the chance to let us know how your house has treated you this year – it’s time to Vent About Your Rent! There’s a £250 prize up for grabs if you fill out the survey – tempted yet?
If you think you’ve had a raw deal with your house – whether that’s overpriced rent, unexpected extra costs, poor maintenance, pests or mould, now’s the time to shout about it. Whether it’s a straightforward problem or just something that’s been bugging you all year, we know that there are all sorts … Read the rest