As well as our Halls Elections, we are also running by-elections for a select number of roles at the Union. If you want to make a difference on your course, at your faculty, or to represent a wider community of students, put your name forward!
Nominations are open from Monday 05 November at 09:00 – Thursday 22 November at 13:00.
The roles available in this round of elections are below –
Winchester School of Art roles
- WSA International Officer
- WSA Social Events Officer
- Arts and Humanities Faculty Officer
- Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Research Representative
- Medicine Postgraduate Research Representative
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Over 1300 Pre-sessional and Postgraduate students supported Southampton “Saints” FC in their recent Premier League match against Burnley FC on 13 August 2018, in a trip arranged by the Union.
Pre-sessional students are international students who are undertaking English language courses ahead of their degree to prepare them for studying in the UK. The match was a great chance to meet new friends and practise English Language skills whilst showing support for their new home team!
The Union’s President, Emily Dawes, says: “It’s fantastic that we can offer experiences like this in the local community. The students had a … Read the rest
You have until 13:00 on Friday 21 October to nominate yourself in our Autumn Elections!
Nominate at www.unionsouthampton.org/nominations
Do you want the opportunity to enhance your CV, do something you feel passionately about and improve your student experience all at the same time? Run for one of these positions:
- Senators – Interested in overseeing the political direction of the Union? There are 8 roles available to ensure a better reflection of the whole student body. If you are a post-graduate, part-time, mature, international or EU student or you identify yourself as having a disability, put yourself forward for this role!
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You may have already heard about the FREE events and activities we are holding as part of You Are More Than, but what, we hear you cry, are we doing for postgraduate students?!
We know that many of you are in the midst of relentless work on your thesis and as many of you also juggle jobs as well as study, sometimes things can get a little stressful. That’s why we have been holding our Postgrad Power Teas, where you can grab a free tea, coffee and snack to keep you powering on through the afternoon – perfect for … Read the rest
Hi fellow PGRs,
Just wanted to catch you all up on what’s been happening at the Students’ Union lately.
Intercampus Travel: We’re pleased to confirm that if you’re an interdisciplinary PGR in FNES, FEE or Medicine who travels regularly between University campuses you should now be able to arrange with your graduate school to reclaim your bus fares if they exceed £100 a year. This has been agreed with the Doctoral College and should mean that PGRs in this position should no longer be left significantly out of pocket for what is a research expense.
Mental Health: This is a … Read the rest
Are you a postgraduate student who teaches? Do you feel fully supported and represented? Are you satisfied with the opportunities available to you?
These are just some of the questions we’re putting to you as part of our Postgraduates Who Teach survey. If you’ve not heard about it yet, this is a survey that we have put together to better understand your experience as a postgraduate student who teaches – and how we can help to improve it.
All responses are strictly confidential and will be used to compile a report of findings that will be presented to the … Read the rest
Easter is almost upon us and that can only mean one thing: chocolate and lots of it!
And for the postgraduate students staying in Southampton over the holidays, you’ll be pleased to hear you can still get your sugar fix at our weekly Coffee and Cake events which will be continuing to run throughout the Easter break.
For those who may not have heard of this before, it’s a weekly event run for postgraduate students and takes place every Thursday in The Bridge from 10.30am. It’s a great chance to take a well-earned break from your studies and meet other … Read the rest
Check out the first guest blog from our Community Engagement Officer, Ben Yarnall, who is a member of the Postgraduate Research Committee…
Great news everyone! This weekend marks the first attempt, in my stay at the University of Southampton, of an open postgraduate event.
The presence of a postgraduate society for biological scientists was a great help to me in the first year of my PhD. I did not study here for my undergraduate degree and had no existing friends in the area. Having people to play socialise with from the word go at least distracted me from the daunting … Read the rest
We asked postgraduate student Zoe M. Harris to write a post to give students some advice for new and current PhD students. She has done just that and some of her gems of knowledge may be useful to undergraduates as well! This is Zoe’s final post in a series of tips and advice covering the PhD and the job hunt and now: your life.
After handing in my thesis and waiting to viva (this is an oral examination for those that don’t know!), I was applying for jobs and working as a research assistant writing papers from my PhD. I … Read the rest
We asked postgraduate student Zoe M. Harris to write a post to give students some advice for new and current PhD students. She has done just that and some of her gems of knowledge may be useful to undergraduates as well! Zoe’s advice will appear in a weekly series following on from last week’s post with tips on the PhD. Stay tuned for next week’s post with more general life tips.
After handing in my thesis and waiting to viva (this is an oral examination for those that don’t know!), I was applying for jobs and working as a research … Read the rest