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31
Jul

National Student Survey Results 2018

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The results are in for The National Student Survey 2018. We are excited to announce that the University of Southampton Students’ Union student satisfaction rate for academic representation has risen by over 7% to 50.9%.

This is great news and we are pleased to see our hard work during the 2017/18 academic year has had a positive impact on the overall student experience at Southampton.

This year we trained over 200 Academic Representatives and acted on over 270 student ideas and suggestions through our You Make Change platform, including improving services in the library and creating new study spaces at … 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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09
Aug

2017 NSS Results Announced

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In the recent National Student Survey 2017 results, the University of Southampton Students’ Union received a satisfaction rate of 48% for academic representation. We are disappointed with this result but we are confident that we can, and will, do better for our students.

We already have several projects planned to strengthen academic representation this year: we are pushing to make online submissions available to all students, lobbying for functioning online module choice and we will work with the University to improve teaching and feedback quality.

Whilst the NSS Students’ Union question focused on academic representation and interests, we believe many … Read the rest

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08
Aug

EthiCo: Sustainable Living for Southampton Students

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EthiCo, a student start-up project which won £500 from the University of Southampton Students’ Union Enterprise Fund last year, are due to launch their sustainable student Essentials Pack this September during Freshers’ week.

EthiCo promotes the use of reusable products to reduce single-use plastic waste on campus and in the local community. They aim to provide students, staff and the local community with the means to consume food, drink and other products in an ethical and sustainable way.

Winning the Students’ Union Enterprise Fund last year kick started EthiCo’s business plan. The team launched the sale of reusable coffee cups, … Read the rest

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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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22
May

SUSUtv WIN at the NaSTA Peoples Choice Awards 2017

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It’s been an incredibly successful weekend for our student television station, SUSUtv, who have won an impressive 4 awards at the NaSTA People’s Choice Awards 2017. They were also Highly Commended in another 2 categories.

SUSUtv won in the following categories: On-Screen Talent Award (Tom Pethick), Unsung Hero Award (Dave Williams), Technical Innovation Award (Developing VT Manager) and Content Innovation Award (Women in Sport Live). They were Highly Commended for the Live Award (EU Referendum Live) and the Open Award, for their hilarious piece titled “Where do Snowmen Go in the Summer?”.

Alex Smith, SUSUtv’s Station Manager, says: “SUSUtv … Read the rest

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22
Jan

Road Cycling Club raises £8,000 for bike maintenance stands

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Cycling has become an increasingly popular way of getting across campus. It’s free, good exercise and you’re looking after the environment at the same time! To help you out and encourage you to keep on cycling safely, Road Cycling Club (SURC) has been busy raising over £8,000 to fund public bike maintenance stands for you to use across the University.

The stands are set to be installed at Highfield and Boldrewood campuses, to give the public free access to bike maintenance tools and a tyre pump. The University’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) already has bike maintenance stands located across the … Read the rest

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15
Aug

Free sustainability conference

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Are you interested in student enterprise and want to deliver sustainability projects and solutions? Want some tips on how to build a relationship with your university or students’ union when it comes to sustainability? Well BEEs (Business Ethics and Environment students) have an exciting conference coming up.

On the 15th September, BEEs (Business Ethics and Environment students) will be holding a free daylong conference to equip businesses to deliver sustainability projects and solutions.

The day will start at 10:30 with a keynote from Jamie Agombar , winner of the 2014 Inspiring Leader of the Year in the Guardian University … Read the rest

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26
May

Foxes takes to The Bridge

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If you haven’t already heard, the amazing Foxes will be coming to SUSU on Wednesday the 27th and playing live in The Bridge! She’s appearing as part of a Guinness World Record Attempt with Trekstock and Citroën to play ‘the most live concerts in 12 hours in multiple cities’.

And even better, tickets are now available for free*! You just need to click through and log on to the SUSU Box Office and purchase the tickets as you would with a normal ticket, but in this case the ticket won’t cost you a penny!

The attempt will start here … Read the rest

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