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Fern Brady to headline the final Laughter Lounge of the semester

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We are delighted to confirm that Scottish comedy sensation Fern Brady, will be joining us to headline the final Laughter Lounge of the year on Thursday 08 December.

The show. which includes support sets from Darren Harriott and Alistair Williams will open its doors at 19:00 at The Bridge for a 19:30 start.

Tickets remain at the bargain price of just £4 each available from our Box Office at www.unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice with a limited number on the door.

For an extra £2, you can enjoy nachos during the show.

Here’s what you can expect:

Fern Brady

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OPSoc PGR students shed light on science at Winchester Cathedral Primary Science Festival

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Postgraduate Research students from Optics and Photonics Society (OPSoc) took part in the Winchester Cathedral Primary Science Festival on 08 and 09 November.

The festival, now in its second year, helps pupils to explore science in the spectacular medieval building, working with scientists to carry out practical experiments.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the festival is organised to help Year 6 pupils gain an understanding of science in the working world including sound, geology and light as part of their Key Stage 2 Science National Curriculum studies.

The festival was a success with 120 primary school pupils and their … Read the rest

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Summer Elections: #JoinTheTeam

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Nominations for our Summer Elections are now open – you have until Wednesday 4th May to nominate yourself for one of hundreds of positions that will equip you with new skills and impact on the experience of your fellow students.

If you’ve never considered becoming part of the Students’ Union team, here is just a snapshot of what our Course Reps have achieved for students.


  • Secured extended opening times for the Law building during exam periods.


  • Secured print credit from the Faculty for all students on this course.

 Electronics & Computer Science

  • Worked with University staff to
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Summer Elections: Your chance to lead

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If you found yourself thinking about running in the Spring Elections, but for whatever reason didn’t, we are giving you another chance! We understand that January was a busy time with exams, so we are holding Summer Elections to give you another opportunity to run your Students’ Union with hundreds of different roles including:

  • Student Leaders

Our Student Leaders are senior part-time officers who lead on various areas of the Union’s work. We’ve got several positions still available from the Spring Elections, so if there’s something you might be interested in, give it a go!

  • Academic Presidents/Vice-Presidents

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Have you nominated yourself in the Spring Elections?

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The nominations for Spring Elections are open, but how much do you really know about the elections process? Find out more with our myth-buster!

“I can’t run as a Full-Time Sabbatical Officer because I’m in first year’

Full-Time Officer roles are 35 hours a week (full-time as a the name suggests), so you are able to take a year out of your studies to run, no matter what year you are in or what you are studying. You can then return to your studies as normal once the position has ended.

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#IWill Nominate Myself in the Spring Elections

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Nominations for the Spring Elections are open! Nominate yourself here.

Did you know?

  • Sabbatical positions are just that – if you are in the middle of your studies, you can take a year out to run for a position and then resume your work afterwards.
  • We have Full-Time (Sabbatical) positions, but we also have lots of part-time positions available for you to take part in.

Here’s a bit more about our Full-Time roles. You can find out more here.

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Work with us!

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If you’re looking for work, we have some fantastic part-time and full-time opportunities for you here at the Students’ Union:

Elections Marketing Crew

Are you a current University of Southampton student looking for a part-time temporary position to earn some extra money while you study? Look no further.

We are looking for a minimum of 20 Elections Marketing crew members from across the different University campuses who aren’t shy talking to their fellow students to help us promote our Spring Elections 2016. You will help support the nominations and voting periods, by providing flyers and posters, as well as speaking … Read the rest

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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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Calling all PGRs – Nominations for PGR Committee opening soon!

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Nominations open tomorrow for a range of positions as part of an all-new PGR Committee, designed to provide greater representation, support and opportunities for all PGRs.


What roles are available?

The line-up includes four new roles covering the following key areas:


Training & Development Officer

  • Responsibilities include gauging PGRs’ satisfaction with current training and development opportunities, and communicating ideas and feedback to the Union and University.

Academic Quality Officer

  • This role involves representing PGRs’ academic issues to the doctoral college, and suggesting and supporting policies that will improve the quality of their academic lives.

Welfare Officer

  • This position
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Halls Committee nominations period extended until 8PM tonight

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We have extended the nominations period for Halls Committee Elections until 8pm tonight, to allow students more time to nominate themselves and take a look at the available roles. We want you to make an informed choice about which role to nominate yourself for….so read below and find out the options.

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?

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