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23
Jan

Spring Elections: Run for VP Sports

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If you’re thinking of running for the role of VP Sports, you might want to know what you’ll be working on day-to-day, and what you’re responsible for. Find out more about life as one of our Sabbatical Officers below…

VP Sports supports the running of the Athletic Union Clubs by acting as President of the Athletic Union. They represent the institution within the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and lead on the Union’s annual Varsity event, AU Ball and other sports events throughout the year. They lead on campaigns to encourage healthy and active lifestyles for all students as … Read the rest

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21
Jan

Spring Elections: Run for Union President

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If you’re thinking of running for the role of Union President, you might want to know what you’ll be working on day-to-day, and what you’re responsible for. Find out more about life as Union President below…

The Union President acts as the figurehead of the Union and is the public spokesperson, representative of all students. They ensure the Union has a strong presence across all University of Southampton campuses and Halls, and represent the views of students at sites to the University. By encouraging feedback from students about sustainability issues and lobbying the University, the President ensures we are doing … Read the rest

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17
Jan

Spring Elections: Our top tips for candidates

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So, you’ve decided to nominate yourself to represent students in our Spring Elections – that’s great! Take a look at our top tips below for every stage in our elections, from submitting your nomination, to campaigning, and those all-important votes. You can nominate yourself at susu.org/elections or suggest a friend at susu.org/representation/suggest-a-friend.

First up, consider these tips before submitting your nomination…

  • Talk to your course mates to see what problems they have faced as a student. Doing the groundwork before submitting your nomination can help you to have a campaign that speaks to your fellow students.
  • Talk to staff at
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07
Jan

Nominations in Spring Elections 2019 now Open

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Do you want to be the voice of students? Do you have ideas about how to improve student life at Southampton and want to make them happen? Nominate yourself in our Spring Elections 2019!

We are recruiting five Sabbatical Officers (listed below). As a Sabbatical Officer you will lead and be the public face of the Union, working on making positive changes, events and campaigns happen.

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02
Mar

Why vote in the Spring Elections?

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The snow should not prevent you from voting – Our online voting system is open until 16:00 today, so you can exercise your right to vote in any circumstances…

Not sure why it’s important? Below are just a couple of reasons (amongst many others) why we think you should take the time to cast your vote:

Why should I vote?

As a Students’ Union, we exist to enrich your life at University and our decisions affect anything from clubs and societies funding to Freshers’ activities, academic and University decisions or implementation of support services across campuses.

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26
Feb

Spring Elections: Voting now OPEN

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Today marks the start of Voting Week in this year’s Spring Elections – voting opens at 09:00! If you’re a current University of Southampton student, you’re eligible to cast a vote for the students that you want to lead our Union for the next academic year. It’s simple, all you need is your Student ID to be able to vote and head over to www.susu.org/vote, or find a voting station around campus. Don’t forget, if you show us your voting confirmation there will be freebies available for you during the week on campus!

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21
Feb

Spring Elections campaigning has begun

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Who do you think should lead the Union during 2018/19?

Campaigning in our Spring Elections has now begun for all candidates. The countdown is on to Elections Night Live (Friday 02 March), so candidates will need to win those all important votes (you may have spotted lots of posters around campus!).

It can be tricky to decide who you think is the best person for each role. On Monday SUSUtv  live streamed seven Meet the Candidates interviews, to grill each candidate running for a Full-Time Officer role on their key points and how they would implement these, should they … Read the rest

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08
Feb

Spring Elections Candidates Announced!

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We are pleased to announce the candidates who are running in our Spring Elections, for Full-Time or Part-Time Officer roles. Say hello to everyone running for a Full-Time Officer role in our video below…

 

27 students are running for a Full-Time Officer role, and 40 are running for Part-Time roles.

All candidates will begin campaigning for those all-important votes on Monday 19 February, and voting week will be from Monday 26 February until Friday 02 March.

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07
Feb

Spring Elections – the next steps!

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Over the past month, we have been looking for students who will form next year’s Sabbatical Team and our team of Student Leaders and Trustees to lead the Union on a Full-Time or Part-Time basis. The Full-Time Team (Sabbatical Officers) is made up of seven paid positions, with each one focusing on a specific area of student life, whereas the Part-Time roles are voluntary and carried out alongside your studying.

Nominations closed on Monday and our candidates are being briefed today on the next steps – keep an eye on our channels as we will be announcing the full list … Read the rest

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30
Jan

Could you be the next VP Communities, VP Sports or VP DCI?

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In last week’s blog we gave you some more information about the VP Engagement and VP Education roles. Today we’re rounding it off with some information about the roles of VP Communities, VP Sports and VP Democracy and Creative Industries (DCI).


VP Communities

Passionate about inclusivity? Interested in different cultures? 

Working with the Student Communities Coordinator, this role consists of raising awareness of multiculturalism in Southampton and celebrating diversity across campuses. You’ll be working closely with relevant Student Leaders and staff members to deliver the Union’s campaigns and projects at all sites. You will ensure that the voices of our students … Read the rest

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