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07
Nov

Welfare Wednesday Podcast No.4: Stress Awareness Day

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Today is National Stress Awareness Day – an opportunity to take a moment to think about your wellbeing and find advice or support on managing stress. We’re getting the conversation started with this week’s Welfare Wednesday Podcast 👇🎧

This week we’re joined by Kiana, President of the Mind Society to talk all things stress at Uni.

An NUS survey found that 87% of students experienced stress at Uni. Deadlines, assignments, managing your money and being away from family and friends can all trigger stress. If you feel like you need help or would just like someone to talk to, Read the rest

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10
Oct

Welfare Wednesday Podcast No.1: World Mental Health Day

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10th October is World Mental Health Day, an annual day recognised by The World Health Organisation to provide an opportunity for those working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done. This year’s theme, chosen by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’.

As a Students’ Union, young people’s mental health and well being is so important to us. We would like to take this World Mental Health Day to talk about the work being done and the work left to do. Read the rest

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14
Aug

Meet the Officer: Sam Higman, VP Welfare

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This year we have a brand new team of Full-Time Officers at the Union (and a couple of familiar faces, too). We asked a few questions to get to know them a little better…

As Welfare Officer, Sam’s role is to work alongside the University to ensure action on issues such as housing, mental health and finance to improve students’ rights, equality and wellbeing.

What advice would you give to your Fresher self?

I would say to get involved in as much as you can (without neglecting your degree!) because I wish I’d signed up to more societies.

 

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04
Aug

Meet the Officer: Stephen Gore, VP Sport

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This year we have a brand new team of Full-Time Officers at the Union (and a couple of familiar faces too). We asked a few questions to get to know them a little better…

Stephen is the lead Full- Time officer on sport and our Athletic Union (AU) & Intramural (IM) sports clubs. His role is to promote participation, support club committees and work with volunteers.

What advice would you give to your Fresher self?

I’d tell my fresher self to do exactly what I did, which was sign up to some societies and get to know as many people … Read the rest

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12
Jul

Meet the Officer: Samuel Dedman, VP Education

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This year we have a brand new team of Full-Time Officers at the Union (and a couple of familiar faces too). We asked a few questions to get to know them a little better…

Samuel works with Academic Presidents and Course Reps to represent you on educational matters like teaching quality, library provision and feedback.

What advice would you give to your Fresher self?

Don’t be afraid to get involved with Union Elections. They aren’t as scary as they seem, yet are so fundamentally important to all the work that the Union does. Needless to say I got the idea … Read the rest

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30
Mar

Change One Thing

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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 the this year’s Annual General Meeting at the Union, we’ll be asking every student to suggest one thing they’d like to change. It could be big or small – more water fountains in the library, or campaigning for a better system for student loans.

You can submit your idea online when term starts after Easter.

What happens then?

  1. We’ll post all the ideas we’ve received on the website, and everyone can rank the ones they like
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27
Jan

Second installment of hall of fame focus

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It’s time for another hall of fame focus…

You may have noticed we have a selection of great– but how much do you know about the people who have won them?

In our series of interviews we’ve been finding out more about the different winners behind the trophies on display in the Concourse.

This time it’s our very own VP Engagement Claire Gilbert talking about The EVA excellence in volunteering awards – Commitment

What are the EVA excellence in volunteering awards?

The EVAs are an annual event to celebrate the amazing achievements of all the different volunteering that happens … Read the rest

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04
Mar

The results from Elections 2013!

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After weeks of nominations, campaigning and a very busy few days of voting we’re pleased to introduce you to your next team of Sabbatical Officers!

Winners-Graphic

Union President – David Gilani
VP Democracy & Creative Industries – David Martin
VP Education – David Mondoza-Wolfson
VP Engagement – Claire Gilbert
VP Sports Development – Evan Whyte
VP Student Communities – Oli Coles
VP Welfare – Rebecca Thomas

For the first time ever we’ve elected your Sabbatical Officers, Student Leaders, Trustees and Union Councillors at the same time – and the winners of the biggest Elections we’ve ever held were finally revealed last … Read the rest

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21
Feb

Presidential Debate

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This week SUSUtv have been filming candidate debates for all of the Sabbatical Officer positions, which will culminate on Friday 22 February with the LIVE Presidential Debate at 6pm in The Bridge.

The event will see the seven Presidential candidates debating and discussing their manifestos and taking your questions. Come along to watch the debate live, get answers to your questions – a great way to inform your decision and make your choice.

All full members of SUSU are welcome to attend and get involved.

The debate will also be streamed live on SUSUtv.

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09
Feb

Nominations OPEN for Elections 2013

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** Please note that nominations are now CLOSED **

Nominations for Elections 2013 are now OPEN – visit www.susu.org/elections to find out more and nominate yourself.

So, why should you run? Here are just a few reasons…

✔ Make a difference to students’ lives
✔ Looks great on your CV
✔ Work with a team of over 100 staff
✔ Amazing career development
✔ Represent your peers
✔ It’s amazing fun!

You could be at the head of SUSU as a full time paid Sabbatical Officer, make important financial and strategic decisions as a Trustee, lead a student group or … Read the rest

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