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Spring Elections 2016: Meet your new elected officers!

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Thank you to everyone who has taken part and voted in the Spring Elections 2016! 5,507 students voted!

Now, it’s time for you to meet your elected officers for 2016-17…


Full Time Officer Roles

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Elected Teams

Leadership Team

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Creative Industries Team

CI team

Sports Development Team

sports development team

Welfare Team

welfare team 1

Education Team

education team

Student Communities Team

student communities team

Engagement Team

engagement team


We will be holding By-Elections during the Summer Elections next term to fill the following Part-time Student Leader positions:

  • Charity and Community Officer
  • Engineering and Environment Faculty Officer
  • National Oceanography Centre (Site Officer)
  • Nightline Officer
  • Sports Participation Officer
  • Student Enterprise Officer
  • Wellbeing Officer
  • WSA
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Spring Elections 2016: Voting opens next Monday

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When can I vote?

We announced the candidates last Friday and you will have the opportunity to vote for who you want to lead your Union from midday on Monday 29th February.

How can I vote?

You will be able to vote online at or visit one of our polling stations in person during the voting period.

When does voting close?

Voting closes Friday 4th March at 4pm.

I’m not sure who to vote for?

You still have another week before voting opens, so you have plenty of time to check out who the candidates are and what they … Read the rest

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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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The Countdown to Results is on!

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Results Day is only days away now, and that means that thousands of you will be finding out if you’ll be coming to join us here in Southampton. If you are hoping to join us then it is important that you keep up to date with everything that we are planning for your freshers’ period, and there are lots of ways for you to do that.

If you’re a Twitter user then of course you should be following @yoursusu for all the latest updates, but also the official hashtag to use is #sotonfreshers. This is a great way for you … Read the rest

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Union Stars: Leading the Way

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There are countless staff here at SUSU, working constantly to serve you and behind the scenes and ensuring that your students’ union runs at its absolute best. These staff range from student staff on the bars right up to the Sabbatical Officers, as well as full-time staff in the offices.

To celebrate all the hard work they put in, SUSU rewards Union Stars – those who have gone above and beyond in achieving the best for the union and truly work towards our mission statement.

We are very pleased to announce that, from all the nominations submitted over the summer, … Read the rest

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First stop for the new Sabbs: Bolton!

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The coming week sees the new team of Sabbatical Officers take up their roles – but their first task will take them off campus, up to SU14 in Bolton.


SU14 is an annual conference run for all the Sabbatical Officers in the country, giving them a chance to network and form ideas, as well as tackle something as a team before they settle into their individual roles back in the Sabb Office in SUSU. The Conference will be held this year at the Bolton Wanderers Football Stadium, and will feature guest speakers from the NUS to impart wisdom upon … Read the rest

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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!


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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Here are your candidates!

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With nominations now closed and the candidates for Sabbatical Officers, Student Leaders, Trustees and Union Councillors all revealed in a special live broadcast from SUSUtv, we are very pleased to introduce you to your candidates!

Check out this video from SUSUtv for this year’s Sabbatical candidates,  and you can see the full candidate list for all positions online via our Elections pages.

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Don’t forget to vote for who’s going to be taking over your students’ union and representing you when voting opens at midnight on Wednesday 27th February.… Read the rest

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Sabbatical Mid Term Reviews

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This week our Sabbatical Officers are blogging their mid term reports so that you can see what they’ve been working on so far and what their plans are for the next 6 months.

So far can read Chloe’sSam’s, Shane’s, Nicole’s, Dean’s, Sasha’s and David’s reports at, and if you’ve got any comments, suggestions or questions feel free to comment on their posts!

This is part of a wider range of activity that the Sabbaticals are engaging in to help be accountable and accessible. They’ve already started a regular schedule of getting out … Read the rest

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First Union Council of the Year

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You can tell the new term is in full swing now, as it’s the first Union Council of the year on Monday 22 October at 5pm.

Union Council is the highest decision making body in SUSU, and is the place where important decisions are made on policy and where the elected officers are held to account. There are reports from the Sabbatical Officers and a chance to question them on their goals, achievements and what they’re working on.

This first Union Council also includes some elections,  and as well as electing Councillors onto the various standing committees, there will be … Read the rest

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