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Spring Elections Update

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Following the Returning Officer’s statement last week, we thought it would be helpful to give more detail about how the elections work. Our elections are conducted in line with other Students’ Unions but we understand that most people will know little about the process.

Rules Overview

All candidates are governed by the SUSU Rules, including Rule 7 (Elections), the Elections By-law and Spring Elections Guidance. Section 4.1 of the By-law also states that “The Deputy Returning Officer may from time to time issue guidance as to campaigning. This guidance shall have the force of a by-law and shall be enforceable … Read the rest

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Spring Elections: Our top tips for candidates

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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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Summer Elections 2018 Results

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We are pleased to announce the results for the Summer Elections 2018.  A fantastic 818 of you voted in these elections.  Congratulations to all the successfully elected candidates.

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics Department President – James Peploe
  • BM School President – William Connelly
  • Chair of Senate – Thomas Radford
  • Chemistry School President – Katja Stout
  • Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering Department President – Russell Luckhurst
  • Economic, Social and Political Science School President – Edit Barbantan
  • Education School President – Jessica Paternoster
  • Electronics and Computer Science School President – Hope Shaw
  • Engineering School President – Jake Maddocks
  • English Department President – Evelyn
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Spring Elections Candidates Announced!

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We are pleased to announce the candidates who are running in our Spring Elections, for Full-Time or Part-Time Officer roles. Say hello to everyone running for a Full-Time Officer role in our video below…


27 students are running for a Full-Time Officer role, and 40 are running for Part-Time roles.

All candidates will begin campaigning for those all-important votes on Monday 19 February, and voting week will be from Monday 26 February until Friday 02 March.

Make sure to vote when the time comes – it’s your chance to have your say in who will lead the Students’ Union … Read the rest

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Spring Elections: Free hot chocolate, candy floss, popcorn and pizza for voters

In General

It’s the third day of our Spring Elections and what a week it has been so far! We’ve heard from the candidates as they spoke to SUSUtv about their manifestos on the Concourse at our Meet the Candidates events, we’ve toured the University campuses with our crew armed with iPads getting votes and we’ve even enjoyed some pancakes as we welcomed a company onto the Redbrick to serve up some of our favourite seasonal tasty treats yesterday.

But if you’re already spent from lent and you’re looking for your next indulgent snack to get you through a day in the … Read the rest

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Spring Elections: Vote Now for the students you want to lead our Union

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Voting is now open for our Spring Elections at www.unionsouthampton.org/vote or at one of our physical polling stations across campus.

Midday today saw the start of Voting Week in our Spring Elections, where all current University of Southampton students become eligible to cast their votes for the students that you want to lead our Union for the next academic year. All you need is your Student ID to be able to vote.

The voting period lasts until 16:00 on Friday (03 March).

Make an informed choice by accessing the candidate manifestos at www.unionsouthampton.org/elections and coming along to our Meet The Read the rest

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Five students running for Union President

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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 nominations for 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

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Project Crowdfund – Deadline extended until Sunday 13 November

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We’ve extended the deadline for you to apply for crowdfunding!
In association with Office of Development and Alumni Relations (ODAR)

Have you got an idea that you want to get off the ground to help your community or the wider world?

We’re hosting a new and exciting opportunity for you to crowdfund the cash you need to make it happen.

Your project should fit into one of the following areas:

  • Wellbeing matters
  • Access to Education
  • Equality for all
  • Sustainability in the community
  • Combatting climate change

If you want to create social change and help others in your community, we … Read the rest

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Spring Elections 2016: Meet your new elected officers!

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Thank you to everyone who has taken part and voted in the Spring Elections 2016! 5,507 students voted!

Now, it’s time for you to meet your elected officers for 2016-17…


Full Time Officer Roles

elections results


Elected Teams

Leadership Team

Leadership Team 1

Creative Industries Team

CI team

Sports Development Team

sports development team

Welfare Team

welfare team 1

Education Team

education team

Student Communities Team

student communities team

Engagement Team

engagement team


We will be holding By-Elections during the Summer Elections next term to fill the following Part-time Student Leader positions:

  • Charity and Community Officer
  • Engineering and Environment Faculty Officer
  • National Oceanography Centre (Site Officer)
  • Nightline Officer
  • Sports Participation Officer
  • Student Enterprise Officer
  • Wellbeing Officer
  • WSA
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Spring Elections 2016: Voting opens next Monday

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When can I vote?

We announced the candidates last Friday and you will have the opportunity to vote for who you want to lead your Union from midday on Monday 29th February.

How can I vote?

You will be able to vote online at www.susu.org/vote or visit one of our polling stations in person during the voting period.

When does voting close?

Voting closes Friday 4th March at 4pm.

I’m not sure who to vote for?

You still have another week before voting opens, so you have plenty of time to check out who the candidates are and what they … Read the rest

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