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06
May

General Elections 2015 – where can I find my local polling station?

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The 7th of May marks the date of the 2015 General Elections. Voting at this election is so crucial, as it will decide which party will form the next government for the next four years. It’s particularly important to get as many students who are eligible to vote to make their way to their nearest polling station and vote on the party they think will best represent their needs and interests, because statistically, the 18-24 age group is the worst represented at the ballot box. However, new statistics from the BBC show that students could tip the balance of power Read the rest

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08
Apr

Local MPs and City Council joins SUSU in lobbying against Lettings Agencies

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Following the ongoing “Vent About Your Rent” survey, devised by Union President David Gilani: for students to name-and-shame their lettings agency or landlord so as to identify Southampton’s 10 worst lettings agencies, the Union launched the infamous “Don’t Rush” campaign urging students not to hasten to sign housing contracts.

The campaign and survey were developed as a result of students decrying a range of issues with their student accommodation or landlord every year. So far, the survey and “Don’t Rush” campaign has reached over

60,000 students over social media, with media attention increasing since some local MPs and Councillors joined … Read the rest

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24
Mar

Southampton goes the distance for Sport Relief

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Hundreds of eager fundraisers crossed the finish line for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Southampton’s Guildhall Square on Sunday 23 March 2014.

Families, schoolchildren, army troops and participants in fancy dress turned out to support the nationwide Sport Relief campaign which generates valuable funds to transform the lives of people living in Southampton and around the world.

As part of Southampton’s 50th anniversary city celebrations, the Cultural Quarter welcomed crowds to complete the 1, 3 or 6 mile course around the central parks and committed participants were rewarded with a special medal at the finish line.

This year, … Read the rest

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17
Feb

Sport Relief stories

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Plans are well underway for Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile 2014. As we get set to co-host the event alongside Southampton Solent University, Saints Foundation and the Southampton City Council, we want to hear your stories.

It is all taking place on Sunday 23 March in the Southampton Guildhall Square and you have the option to run a mile or six, perform on the day or help marshal the route.

Whether you’re just trying to get fit or you want to make a difference to charity, we want to hear from you.

To submit your story, simply email comms@susu.org and the … Read the rest

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23
Oct

Student Housing Survey

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Southampton City Council is currently undergoing a public consultation on this issue of HMOs.

HMOs are Houses of Multiple Occupancy, which are what student houses are classed as. In an attempt to crack down on poor living standards, they want to hear feedback from those who live in Southampton and they’re doing this through an online survey, found here: www.southampton.gov.uk/living/housing/private/landlord/hmos/hmo-licensing-scheme

It’s really important that you fill in this survey and share your views as there’s a chance that students’ views may get overlooked if the consultation is only taken up by other residents.

HMO standards can be pretty tough on … Read the rest

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