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01
Mar

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

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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.

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27
Feb

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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17
Feb

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.

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16
Feb

Last Chance to Nominate Yourself in the Spring Elections

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You wouldn’t turn down your dream job – so hurry and nominate yourself in our Spring Elections before 13:00 today!

All you need is passion and an interest in the area and we will offer full training on the job. Our Full-Time Officer positions are salaried and our Part-Time Student Leader roles can fit flexibly around your degrees.

We understand that you want to brush up those manifestos as you would a regular job application. However, make sure you don’t miss the deadline today to run for one of our roles.

You can nominate yourself now at www.unionsouthampton.org/elections.

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13
Feb

Our Marketing & Communications Crew hit campus to get feedback on the student experience

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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.

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12
Jan

Recommend a friend for a role

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Do you know someone that…

  • Cares about others?
  • Is passionate about sport?
  • Cares for students’ health?
  • Loves social media?
  • Is passionate about Performing Arts?
  • Cares about design?
  • Loves fundraising?
  • Cares about Medics?
  • Loves the stage?
  • Is passionate about diversity?
  • Is passionate about our community?

If you have someone in mind that demonstrates passion and enthusiasm, they may be just perfect for our Full-Time or Part-Time Officer roles. Recommend them for a role at www.unionsouthampton.org/elections/2016/they-are-ready.

Or if you would like more experience in the area you love, why not consider a role for yourself? Find out more at www.unionsouthampton.org/readyRead the rest

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05
Dec

Union Senate on Friday

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Join us for the very first Union Senate on Friday (09 December) at 13:00 in Meeting Room 2 (Union , Building 42).

Get the latest on Union news from the get-go as we kick off the year with a new format, replacing the previous Union Council.

It is a simpler and more effective way to get involved. Not sure what it’s all about? Read the blog from last year’s Vice-President Democracy and Creative Industries, Kerry Sclater, to find out more about how Senate ties in with the new democratic structure:

Introducing… The New Democratic Structure!

 

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05
Dec

By-Elections – Nominations now open

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Nominations are now open for our By-Elections – You can nominate yourself for the following roles:

Postgrad Taught

  • Postgraduate (Taught) Students Officer
  • RON (Re-Open Nominations)

Postgraduate Committee

  • Postgraduate Research (PGR) Academic Officer
  • Postgraduate Research (PGR) Training & Development Officer
  • Postgraduate Research (PGR) Welfare Officer
  • Postgraduate Taught (PGR) Academic Officer

Nominate yourself at www.unionsouthampton.org/postgrad

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Faculty Reps

  • Health Sciences
  • Engineering & Environment

Nominate yourself at unionsouthampton.org/academic

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Academic Presidents

  • Healthcare Science
  • Healthcare, (Management, Policy & Research)
  • Optoelectronics Research Centre

Nominate yourself at unionsouthampton.org/academic

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Key Dates

  • Nominations Open – Monday December 5 at 09:00
  • Nominations Close – Tuesday December 13 at 13:00
  • Voting Opens
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31
Oct

Autumn Elections 2016 – Results Are In

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Congratulations to everyone who was elected in our Autumn Elections 2016.

The elections were run to offer students the opportunity to run for positions in:

  • Student Leader, Zone Open Places, Postgrad Committee and Senate
  • Academic President and Vice President
  • Course Representatives

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19
Oct

Autumn Elections – Nominate before Friday!

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You have until 13:00 on Friday 21 October to nominate yourself in our Autumn Elections!

Nominate at www.unionsouthampton.org/nominations

Do you want the opportunity to enhance your CV, do something you feel passionately about and improve your student experience all at the same time? Run for one of these positions:

  • Senators – Interested in overseeing the political direction of the Union? There are 8 roles available to ensure a better reflection of the whole student body. If you are a post-graduate, part-time, mature, international or EU student or you identify yourself as having a disability, put yourself forward for this role!
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