The university currently has a number of key surveys out at the moment, designed to improve the student experience across a range of areas.
Whether you are a PGR, PGT or an undergrad, make sure you get your voice heard by completing one of the following surveys:
Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)
The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is the only UK higher education sector-wide survey to gain insight from postgraduate research students about their learning and supervision experience. The feedback from this survey will help to improve the experience for our postgraduate research students.If you are a PGR … Read the rest
Our annual Academic Awards ceremony returns on Thursday 11 May to The Cube, where we will be donning our best finery in preparation to celebrate the academic achievements of University staff and our Academic Reps.
Who do you think deserves an award?
If you have been inspired by a lecturer or perhaps one of our Academic Reps has gone above and beyond to represent you on your course – we want to hear from you!
You can now nominate the people that you think deserves to be recognised for their contribution to academia before midnight on Wednesday 15 March at: … Read the rest
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).
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:
We will be holding an Emergency Union Council meeting on Tuesday 31 May at 19:00 to discuss a motion relating to Thursday’s decision by Democracy Zone Committee as to the date of the referendum on the rebrand.
We held our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at The Bridge yesterday (11 May), where you got to openly discuss and vote on the ideas you submitted as part of ‘Change One Thing’.
How did it go?
The AGM was our most successful yet, with a record breaking number of ideas submitted by students (161) and the highest number of student submitted policies (19) than ever before!
Students were able to vote online at www.susu.org/change to make decisions during the AGM and the whole meeting was live streamed by our very own SUSUtv, which meant that you could have your … 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.
If you could Change One Thing – about the Students’ Union, University, or even the world – what would it be?
As part of the this year’s Annual General Meeting at the Union, we’ll be asking every student to suggest one thing they’d like to change. It could be big or small – more water fountains in the library, or campaigning for a better system for student loans.
You can submit your idea online when term starts after Easter.
What happens then?
We’ll post all the ideas we’ve received on the website, and everyone can rank the ones they like
The Union is run based on your feedback and suggestions, so if you like something we do, or you think we’re not getting it quite right – tell us! For general improvements, the best way to get your voice heard is by contacting your Full-Time Sabbatical Officers directly, getting in touch with us on Twitter @yoursusu, or via Facebook (SUSU, The Union Winchester pages). Alternatively, you can submit a question or feedback via You Make Change on our website. This is a great format which allows all questions to be publicly displayed on the website with responses … Read the rest