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15
Feb

Society Spotlight on FemSoc: “It’s about being part of a movement which is there to help all women everywhere.”

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Last week we caught up with the lovely President of the Feminist Society, Emily.

According to Emily, the Feminist movement strives for equality and justice for people of all genders. It explores and questions gender inequality, but, as Emily commented, it’s important to be mindful that people are affected by inequality differently. By this, she means that the level of discrimination someone faces is often influenced by factors beyond their gender too, for example their race, sexuality, class and where in the world they live.

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13
Feb

LGBT+ Society celebrate LGBT History Month with rainbow handprints

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LGBT+ Society are on the Concourse in Building 42, Highfield campus, today creating a rainbow banner of handprints in support for LGBT History Month.

The student group have rallied students to use their handprints to celebrate equal opportunities for LGBT+ rights.

LGBT+ Society President, Jonathon St Clair-Smith says, “We’re making the banner to show unity within the community”.

Pop down to the Concourse before 15:00 today to show your support with a rainbow handprint and look out for the finished banner, which is due to be displayed at the Union Reception.

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22
Nov

Reclaim The Night

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We are proud to announce that Feminist Society are hosting Hampshire Reclaim the Night this Saturday 26 November, between 19:30-20:30 at East Park Terrace to raise awareness of women’s rights and to protest against the targeting of gender based violence and street harrassment.

The protest will begin and end in Southampton city centre, with the march going through the St Mary’s area, London Road and Bedford Place to end with a loop of Guildhall Square. Get together with your friends and housemates to wave banners and show your support.

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25
Aug

Rainbow Love: Southampton Pride is Back!

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This Sunday 28 August sees the return of Southampton Pride, the city’s biggest celebration of LGBT+ equality.

Celebrations will commence on West Marlands Road (outside the Stage Door) from 11:00 on Sunday, with live music from midday. The party is set to continue through the evening at the official after party at The Edge & Box Bar.

The Community Parade will leave the Stage Door at 15:00, heading around Guildhall Square and down Above Bar Street to the Bargate.

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18
Apr

Summer Elections – Nominate now!

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Whether it is the EU Referendum, Spring Elections or being bombarded by students in t-shirts with fliers, elections seem to be everywhere. You may feel like they don’t affect you, but:

  • Did you have an opinion on whether the Hartley Library should be open for 24 hours, year-round?
  • Have you visited The Bridge this year?
  • Have you attended a student group or society this year?

If you answered YES to any of the above, you have engaged in the Students’ Union. These are just three examples of how you may have engaged with your Union, out of literally hundreds!

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05
Apr

WSA: Meet the Winchester Student Committee

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Congratulations to Ryan Shannon (pictured), Bex Willis and Kezia Davies, who have been elected as your representatives in the new Winchester Student Committee for 2016-17.

Winchester Campus President – Bex Willis

Your Winchester Campus President for this year (2015-16) has been Ryan Notman-Watt. Ryan will continue in the position until the end of this academic year alongside Bex Willis, who will be learning the ropes to take over the position officially for 2016-17.

What does the Campus President do?

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09
Mar

WSA: Who do you want to represent you next year?

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We continually work to find new ways to improve our services to you in Winchester, so you can access opportunities that will make your student experience at University. For the first time ever this year, we have created a Winchester Student Committee, which includes roles for elected students to take ownership of the Union and to give you the chance to work with us to make the changes you want to see.

For example, your WSA Campus President, Ryan, organised the Saints and Sinners Ball at Winchester Guildhall to bring you a great night of entertainment with your friends. He … Read the rest

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07
Mar

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

By-Elections

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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28
Jan

#IWill Nominate Myself in the Spring Elections

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Nominations for the Spring Elections are open! Nominate yourself here.

Did you know?

  • Sabbatical positions are just that – if you are in the middle of your studies, you can take a year out to run for a position and then resume your work afterwards.
  • We have Full-Time (Sabbatical) positions, but we also have lots of part-time positions available for you to take part in.

Here’s a bit more about our Full-Time roles. You can find out more here.

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14
Jan

To include every student…you said, we did!

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Our mission statement is to unlock the potential and enrich the life of every student and that means that we aim to provide opportunities, facilities and services that include every student, regardless of what you’re studying and where.

You Said – “Improve transport services between Southampton and WSA”

The Students’ Union Did – We introduced the Shuttle Bus, a free service operating between the WSA and the University Highfield Campus, Monday-Friday during term-time from 8:00 to 20:00.

The two campuses are better connected and you are able to attend events at both locations.

 

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