As part of the Erasmus scheme, Southampton welcomes students from all over the world into its community, and many of our students get the opportunity to travel, learn and grow as part of the scheme. To help people feel at home, meet new people or just to have fun, there is the Erasmus Student Network. We had a chat with their incoming committee about who they are and what they do!
What is your society, what do you do and who is involved?
We are Erasmus Student Network. Our society brings together international students with existing Southampton students in a … Read the rest
SUSU has donated a record-breaking £235,313.63 to charity over the 2018-19 academic year! This total was achieved through student fundraising and SUSU’s Raise and Give (RAG) Group.
The donations have benefited over 35 charities includingHelp Refugees, Anthony Nolan, Yellow Doorand Trinity Winchester. The total was raised through a variety of events and activities students could get involved with, such as mountain treks, bake sales, quiz nights, 10k runs and much more.
Fiona Sunderland, SUSU’s VP Activities, says: “I’m absolutely amazed by the record breaking total raised this year. A massive congratulations to all those involved and … Read the rest
I am your new VP Education & Democracy for the coming academic year 2019-20. However, this is about not about me. As part of representing your academic interest, we have your Faculty Officers and Joint Honours Officer who are here to make your time at university a blast.
Now without further ado….
My name is Bailey Williams, your Joint Honours Officer for the 2019/20 academic year. I’m a third year Modern History & Politics student originally from Portsmouth. Previously in my time at the University, I’ve contributed to both student-run magazines and been representing the student body as … Read the rest
Soton Tab recently published an article regarding the death of a University of
Southampton student. This article displays a complete lack of sensitivity on
the subject, with no mention of support services for readers.
Union has received complaints from students, including submissions to You Make
Change, and the article has received considerable backlash on social media.
Students have asked the Union to take action. We have therefore contacted the national Tab
directly and asked them to take down the article out of respect for the
student, their family & friends, and all those affected by this tragic
event.… Read the rest
VP Communities, Emily Harrison has met withAlan Whitehead, MP for Southampton Test, to discuss support for one of our students who is facing ‘significant Visa issues’.
Together with the University’s Vice President International, Emily is sending a letter to the Home Office to appeal on behalf of the student.
“The student first came to me a couple of weeks ago and I am delighted to have received such positive support from everyone I have reached out to in dealing with this case, including from Alan and the University,” says Emily.
Based on the 41,000 student reviews this result not only recognises the very large number of clubs and societies we offer (over 300), but also the commitment and passion of the hundreds of members who run the groups on a daily basis.
Our mission is to unlock the potential and enrich the life of every student at the University. One of the ways we do this is by funding and supporting our affiliated clubs and societies, to ensure that all of our … Read the rest
There’s one week to go until nominations for our spring elections close. That’s still plenty of time to nominate yourself or a friend for a role. So what are you waiting for? All your questions are answered right here 👇
1.) How do I nominate myself?
You will need to log in to our website and follow this link. If you have not used our website before, or are a new student starting at Southampton, you do not need to set up a new account. Please use your University credentials; these are the login details for your iSolutions … Read the rest
*Content Warning: Mention of sexual assault and rape*
The Sexual Consent Awareness (SCA) society alongside SUSU, have recently launched auniversity wide survey to better understand sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape at the University.
The anonymous questionnaire looks to explore the need for “more adequate policies against sexual assault for students, more accessible support systems for students to access, and a harder line on condemning all forms of sexual assault and harassment at University.”
President of SCA Laura, says “We want to ensure all students are safe at university. The survey is important to SCA … Read the rest
You’ve probably heard it mentioned by now, the annual fundraising hitchhike organised by our amazingRAGhas seen previous year’s volunteers reach Dubai, Morocco and Hong Kong. Jailbreak is one of the most exciting charity events you can get involved in but how does it all work? 🗺✈️
It’s simple. Groups of 2 or 3 compete in a race against time to get as far away from Southampton as possible, without spending any of their own money. This year, groups are raising money for three charities, Yellow Door, Anthony Nolan and Help Refugees. Each group must raise an initial £50 … Read the rest
A local student start-up company What&Where recently won funding from the Union’s Enterprise Fund, enabling them to begin connecting students with local businesses and services.
During his time at the University of Southampton, Paul Musa founded the online search platform What&Where, with help from the Union’s Enterprise Fund. The website offers students a tool to locate products and services from local businesses in their university city. “This means that for students, rather than relying on erroneous search results, clunky swathes of information on search engines, the hope of word of mouth reaching them and travelling home to the communities … Read the rest