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What are your concerns about Brexit?

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Our VP Welfare and Communities, Laura Barr, has been meeting with various people in the University to gain a better understanding of what the University’s plan is for a no-deal Brexit.

Laura intends to lobby the University to put provisions in place to mitigate potential damage for EU and International students, British students who want to study abroad, and prospective students, should a no-deal Brexit take place.

SUSU now has a central role on the No-Deal Brexit Taskforce with the University. This means that there will now be a SUSU presence to protect the interests of our students and … Read the rest

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Home Office Telephone Scam – Important Information

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It has been brought to our attention by the Visa & Immigration Student Advice Service that many international students have recently become targets of a telephone scam. Students have reported receiving a call from somebody claiming to be from the Home Office who tells them they haven’t paid for an immigration service and must pay a fine or risk being reported to the police. The callers have become progressively insistent and forceful in their attempt to get students to make payments.

The number they call from appears to be the real Home Office number (020 7035 4848), however this is … Read the rest

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Reflecting on the Making Change Summit (+AGM) 2017

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Hi, it’s Evie Reilly, VP Democracy and Creative Industries for 2017/18. Earlier this month we held our first Making Change Summit (+AGM) and it was fantastic to see so many of you getting involved and voicing your opinions. Along with getting your quick comments on the Concourse, we also hosted more in-depth debates and discussions throughout the day in Bar 2, and here is a brief overview of some of the issues explored. We were also pleased to launch our first Representation Report a project headed by VP Education, Samuel Dedman, which will explore how we are working … Read the rest

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The Bridge to host International Forum

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The Bridge on the University of Southampton’s Highfield campus will host an International Forum Event on Wednesday 18th February at 18:00.

The event will focus on bringing about positive change for International Students at the University and aims to create an open discussion between students and the issues they face academically and personally whilst living and working in Southampton.

Topics of conversation during the evening include safety, security, support and accessibility, with five speakers leading the evening’s discussions.

The University’s International Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark Spearing will be present at the event to converse with students about the issues which … Read the rest

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SUSU By-Election to Elect New VP Student Communities

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Following the recent news that Oli Coles will not be taking his second year in office as VP Student Communities next year, it has been announced that SUSU will be holding a by-election to fill his position in the coming weeks.

The role of VP Student Communities is key to the running of SUSU, reaching out to student groups such as International Students, Post-Grad Students and students at sites (i.e. Winchester School of Art and the NOC), as well as overseeing the running of JCRs and Diversity Groups. Over the past year, SUSU has worked on fixing fees for international … Read the rest

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