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Halls Committee Results and By-Elections

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Last Wednesday was a great night, with lots of people gathering in The Bridge to find out the anticipated results of the Halls Committee elections. There is a full run down of who was successful in which positions here, and congratulations to everyone involved! https://www.susu.org/elections/2015/halls-committee-candidates.

There were some positions which had no nominations so If you were thinking about standing but you didn’t get a chance, we are holding by-elections.


So, what is a by-election?

The by-election is a really simple process, what it means, that instead of the whole halls population voting on candidates, the Halls Committee Board … Read the rest

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Christmas Ball Announcement: Live performances from Lawson and Stooshe and much more

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Your Halls Committee (formerly known as JCRs) are for life, not just for Christmas! Get into a wonderfully festive spirit and celebrate with your fellow students at the event of the year…the annual Christmas Ball!

Held on the 4th December at 9pm in the Students’ Union, you can expect…

❅ Live performances from Lawson and Stooshe

❅ Capital FM DJ Emma Jo Real-Davies

❅ Whispering Christmas Trees

❅ Snow machines

❅ Photobooths

❅ Plus more to be announced

Tickets are subject to availability. Make sure you don’t miss out and get yours … Read the rest

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Halls Committee elections – Nominations Now Open

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You can now nominate yourself to be involved in your Halls Committee!

What are Halls Committees?

Every Halls of residence at University of Southampton (including private rented) has their own Halls Committee (formerly known as JCRs), to ensure that students are given the support they need in their first year.

What roles can I run for?

Each Halls (including Private rented) has the following roles:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Welfare and Campaigns Officer
  • Sports Officer
  • Fundraising and Volunteering Officer
  • Events and Activities Officer
  • Communities Officer

What can I gain from running?

  • Opportunity to shape your Halls! – Staying in Halls can be
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10 things you did not know about the Students’ Union…until now!

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The Students’ Union is full of weird and fun facts that you may have never known about…until now!

  • Let’s start with one of our favourites…we have our own cat called Susu!

Susu is a stray cat who has adopted the Students’ Union at Highfield as her home – you can often see her chilling on the sofas by The Cube being cuddled by students.

  • In preparation for Freshers’, we ordered over 7,000 pot noodles to give away to this year’s intake! 

True story – don’t say we don’t spoil you.

  • In last year’s Union elections, Private Rented are the JCR
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Welcome to the Students’ Union!

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It’s official…Freshers’ 2015/16 has begun! Congratulations on becoming a part of something special here at Southampton. We will strive to give you the best time of your life here and it all starts with your Freshers’ Week!

Alongside your JCR (an group of elected officers who are responsible for every halls group, including those in Private Rented accommodation), we have worked hard to bring you the best Freshers’ lineup  yet, featuring classic events such as the Bunfight and Freshers’ Ball with brand new ones like The Gatsby Dinner Dance!

But it’s all very good telling you about what we … Read the rest

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Last chance to nominate!

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We’re heading towards our awards season, and nominations for several rounds of awards are closing this week! We’ll run you through the categories and awards one last time so you can make any last-minute choices before the deadline!


What are they?

The Excellence in Volunteering Awards are a celebration of the diverse and inspirational volunteering efforts made here in SUSU. Regardless of whether you are a charity fundraiser, a media mogul, a community hero or just doing a great job running your society or JCR, this is our way of giving you the recognition you deserve.

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Become a Fresher Rep

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Positive, responsible, fun, outgoing, friendly! Sound like you? Perfect! Why not apply to become a fresher rep?  Your role is to work with the JCR and help new students feel welcome to Southampton University by attending events and sharing your local knowledge to the new students. All successful Fresher Reps will be grouped into teams of six that should stick together and look after new students.

Want to take on more responsibility and challenge your leadership skills? Why not apply to be a Senior Fresher Rep? Your role will be to supervise a team of six fresher reps, and be … Read the rest

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Build your future by building Your Skills

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SUSU is rolling out a series of free training events aimed at building the skills you need to succeed in a student leadership role.  The programme, called Your Skills, is a selection of fun and informal workshops that you can book in to, to help you develop in the areas where you would like to be stronger.

With such diverse training schemes as ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy (Stress Management), Express Yourself (Communication & Interpersonal Skills) and Pushy or Pushover (Assertiveness Skills) SUSU is set to give you the leg up you need to navigate your way to success.

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No Halls? No problem!

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The Private Rented JCR are a group of students who are there to organise events and build community between students who don’t live in halls.

In the past, this has meant that students who choose not to live in halls during their first year could still meet lots of other first year students – but now we’re extending that to all students!

It’s easy to miss out on the community that living in Halls brings, so now any student can buy the Private Rented JCR pack!

“We’ve got something for everyone – undergraduate or postgraduate, UK or international, first year

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Freshers’ 2012 JCR Events Announced!

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The Freshers’ 2012 JCR events are now available to view online!

If you already know where you’re going to be living, click the relevant link below to find out about all of the amazing things going on in your new home during the first two weeks of term.

Archers Road JCR (Gately or Romero Halls)
Bencraft JCR
Chamberlain JCR (Hartley Grove or South Hill Halls)
Connaught JCR
Glen Eyre JCR
Highfield JCR
Monte JCR
Orion’s Point JCR
Private Rented JCR

If you’re going to be living in Erasmus Park in Winchester, don’t worry we haven’t forgotten about you – your … Read the rest

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