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30
Nov

Outcomes from the Making Change Summit + AGM

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On Thursday 29 November 2018 we held our first Making Change Summit of the academic year, and our Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Our AGM is a legally required meeting to approve the accounts for the Students’ Union, appoint the auditors and consider other governance matters. It requires 250 students to have registered a proxy vote online or be present in-person in order to be a valid meeting.  This year we had 270 voters, although not all of these voted for every point on the agenda.

Specific matters that were approved at the AGM include the decision that there will be … Read the rest

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20
Apr

AGM: It’s time to submit your ideas

In General

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is fast approaching on Wednesday 17 May and we are looking for your ideas to discuss on the day.

It can be about absolutely anything you would like to change about our Union – from practical to plain wacky, we’ve heard it all and we’ve made  a number of changes as a result. For example, we made Susu the cat Honorary President as a result of a suggestion from a student at AGM and we’ve included more vegan options in our Union outlets too.

You can submit a suggestion for discussion online before Monday 08 … Read the rest

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13
Mar

Graduation Ball comes to our Union on Saturday 10 June

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Saturday 10 June sees the return of our annual Graduation Ball, where we will celebrate our final year members’ graduation at the Union, Highfield campus.

The evening will be your night to look back over your time here at University and make even more everlasting memories.

Our Grad Ball Committee, made up of a group of seven students from across the University, have taken a central role in the organisation of the night, choosing everything from the venue to the theme, which will be revealed shortly!

Stay tuned as we will be announcing more information as the evening draws … Read the rest

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26
Oct

Laughter Lounge – TOMORROW

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For just £4, you can watch top professional comedy from Suzi Ruffell, Jake Lambert and Mat Ewins tomorrow (Thursday 27 October) from 19:00 (Doors) at The Bridge.

 

Get a little taste of what you can expect with these videos:

★Suzi Ruffell (Headliner)

Having previously supported Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges on tour, Suzi has been dubbed a ‘real stand up gem’ by The Guardian.

★Jake Lambert (Open)

BBC New Comedy Award Semi-Finalist and Finalist of the English Comedian of the Year 2015, Jake Lambert will be opening for Suzi at this Thursday’s show.

★Mat Read the rest

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25
Aug

Twitter Q & A – Ask us anything #SotonQandA

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We understand that there is a lot to take in during the lead up to Freshers’. From events to accommodation, your head is likely to be filled with questions and anticipation about how it will all pan out.

That’s where we come in.

As a University of Southampton student, you are automatically a member of Union Southampton. That means we are here to support you from the moment you enrol here. That’s why we are offering you the opportunity to ask us anything you would like to know at our live tweet Q and A sessions.

Join us on Twitter … Read the rest

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12
May

#SotonAGM Round Up

In General

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

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19
Apr

What would you change?

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If you could Change One Thing – about the Students’ Union, University, or even the world – what would it be?

As part of this year’s Union Annual General Meeting (AGM), we’re giving you the chance to make key decisions about the future of the Union in the year ahead. We’re asking you to suggest one thing you’d like to change. It could be anything from stocking your favourite chocolate bar in The Shop to a radical change such as a new building! Or it might be something you want to change in the University, or even the world! We’re … Read the rest

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16
Mar

Cyber-Bullying: What it is and how you can be supported

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What is it?

Cyber bullying is any sort of bullying which takes place online. This could be through social networking sites (such as Facebook), messaging apps or gaming sites. In a recent national bullying survey taken by Bullying UK, 56% of young adults said that had witnessed other people being bullied online, with 42% saying they felt unsafe online.

Examples of Cyber Bullying:

Cyber bullying could appear in a number of different forms and could affect different people in different ways. This could be by spreading rumours or presenting threatening behaviour. Many forms of Cyber Bullying may also be illegal. … Read the rest

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27
Feb

Spring Elections 2016: The Hows and Whys of Voting

In General

You will be able to vote for the candidates that you want to lead the Students’ Union from Monday (29th February) at midday – Friday 4th March at 4pm.

Why should you vote?

How do I vote?

Online

You can vote online at home or on your tablet or phone using the link: www.susu.org/vote

Polling stations

Alternatively, you can vote at one of our many polling stations. Here is the timetable of where they will be:

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Monday 29th February

Location Time Location Time
Concourse 12:00-17:00 SGH 12:00-14:00
Library 12:00-17:00 Archers Road Halls  17:00-19:00
Interchange 12:00-17:00 Glen Eyre Halls  17:00-19:00
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