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07
Mar

University Mental Health Day: What’s available?

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07 March is #UniMentalHealthDay, an annual day that’s all about the power of using your voice. 

As a Students’ Union, young people’s mental health and well being is so important to us. SUSU, as well as University of Southampton, have a number of services available to every student. We would like to take this University Mental Health Day to remind you of these. 

Whether you need some support, would like to get involved or just need some more info we’ve got it all below. 

The Advice Centre

The Advice Centre, located in Building 40, provides free, independent and confidential Read the rest

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28
Nov

Change Summit + AGM: What’s it all about?

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On Thursday 29 November 2018, the Union will be holding a Making Change Summit and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Students’ Union. This event will be held in the Café on Level 3 of Building 42, Highfield Campus from 14:00 onwards.

Your attendance and contribution will help to directly shape the work that is done over this next year by your team of elected officers. Join in with the discussion and share your ideas. Register your vote by clicking here.

What is an AGM? 

The AGM stands for Annual General Meeting and it is a meeting of the … Read the rest

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09
Oct

World Mental Health Day: Mind Society

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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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01
Oct

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Uni Boob Team

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1st October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our very own Uni Boob Team are shouting from the rooftops about regularly checking your boobs.

You may have seen them spreading their boob wisdom around Campus and beyond, hosting Glitter Parties, cake sales, and ‘shower take-overs’, they’re all about raising awareness and having a good time doing it.

These champions of boob health want to help everyone stand the best possible chance of surviving breast cancer, through early detection, education and empowerment. The team work throughout the year to fundraise and to try to “break the taboo … Read the rest

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30
Apr

Summer Elections 2018: Nominations Open

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Nominations are now open in the Summer Elections 2018!

This is a brilliant opportunity to develop your skills whilst working with a student-led charity organisation to represent our members and make positive changes to student life. The roles are part-time, meaning they can fit alongside your studies nicely – they will help boost your CV, too! The positions we are looking to fill are:


Academic Roles:

  • School Presidents
  • Department Presidents

By-elected Student Leaders:

  • Arts and Humanities Faculty Officer
  • Halls Officer
  • Housing Officer
  • Intra-Mural Officer
  • Student Enterprise Officer

WSA Committee Roles:

  • WSA International Officer
  • WSA Social Events Officer
  • WSA Welfare Officer
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24
Apr

Funding approved for the Photographic Society, Water Polo Club and Sub-Aqua Club

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Did you know that your affiliated club or society can apply for funding from the Union? This funding isn’t designed to cover the day-to-day running costs of the group (this should be covered by membership fees, fundraising or from other sources) but it can be provided to cover the costs of resources, specific pieces of equipment or trips that wouldn’t otherwise be able to be provided.

We recently approved some new capital funding awards to the Photographic Society, Water Polo Club and Sub-Aqua Club. This means they have some exciting new equipment coming their way which will help to improve … Read the rest

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23
Jan

Could you be the next President or VP Welfare?

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Nominations for our Spring Elections are well underway, but there’s still time to put yourself forward to become a Full-Time Officer (also known as Sabbatical Officer). These are paid positions, with a competitive starting salary of £20,989. These roles are perfect for those of you graduating this year (or for anyone willing to take a gap year to get some work experience), who would like to represent and improve a particular aspect of student life.

This week we will be providing you with an overview of each Sabbatical Officer role to give you a better understanding of what you … Read the rest

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10
Oct

Jax Jones and Raye Surprise Students with The Best Lecture You’ve Ever Heard

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Wow, what an incredible Tuesday morning! Those of you who set your alarms, got out of bed early and made it on time for our 09:00 guest lecture today were instead surprised with a secret gig from Jax Jones and Raye in The Cube.

We advertised this event as ‘The Best Lecture You Ever Heard’, with a lecture from “Professor J. Jones” focusing on “The Early Bird Theory” – the theory that those who get up earlier are rewarded for their efforts.

The Cube was transformed into a huge early-morning party with confetti, t-shirt cannons, carnival dancers and fantastic music. … Read the rest

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29
Sep

Take a Lead This Autumn Elections

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Nominations for our Autumn Elections are now open, so take a lead on your course, your Halls and your campus. This is your chance to make change to your university life and share the ideas of your peers to the Union, the University and the wider world. You can nominate yourself at susu.org/elections.

Academic Reps

Our Academic Reps are there to listen to the concerns, ideas and issues of everyone on their course and relay these to us and the University.

Halls Committees

Every Halls at the University has a Halls Committee, including one for students living in Private … Read the rest

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08
Sep

What does the new Sport and Wellbeing Membership mean for students?

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I’m Steve, your VP Sports at Students’ Union. My job is to help give students opportunities to compete in sport at all levels and represent your student voice to the University and the wider community. In my first blog I will be talking about the controversial recent changes in the Sport and Wellbeing membership from a student perspective. I’ll explain what has changed and why, and look at who is losing out and who will benefit under the new scheme. I will also discuss some exciting new developments in sports at the University of Southampton that will hopefully make … Read the rest

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