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14
Aug

Your New Faculty Officers for 2019/20

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Hello there!

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

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21
May

Statement regarding The Soton Tab

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The 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. 

The 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

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05
Apr

MP signs Union letter to Home Office in appeal over student’s Visa issue

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VP Communities, Emily Harrison has met with Alan 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.

“Things like this are exactly why I

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19
Mar

SUSU shortlisted in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019

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Our affiliated Clubs & Societies have once again been shortlisted in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

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

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06
Feb

Elections: FAQ

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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

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02
Dec

SCA and SUSU launch Sexual Assault Survey

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*Content Warning: Mention of sexual assault and rape*

The Sexual Consent Awareness (SCA) society alongside SUSU, have recently launched a university 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

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23
Nov

Jailbreak: What’s it all about?

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You’ve probably heard it mentioned by now, the annual fundraising hitchhike organised by our amazing RAG has 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

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28
Aug

What&Where success with Union Enterprise Funding

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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

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30
May

Important – Grad Ball Ticket Collection

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Grad Ball is just over a week away, and we can’t wait to celebrate the end of the year!

Tickets will be available to collect from the Box Office (Building 42) between Friday 01 June at 09:00 and Friday 08 June at 17:00.

Unable to get your ticket during this time? Don’t panic! You can collect your ticket on the night between 20:00–21:00. After this time, entry will only be permitted to those who have already collected their ticket. Remember to bring a form of ID, too.

Don’t forget to let us know you’re going on the event page, … Read the rest

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15
May

Home Office Telephone Scam – Important Information

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It has been brought to our attention by the Visa & Immigration Student Advice Service that many international students have recently become targets of a telephone scam. Students have reported receiving a call from somebody claiming to be from the Home Office who tells them they haven’t paid for an immigration service and must pay a fine or risk being reported to the police. The callers have become progressively insistent and forceful in their attempt to get students to make payments.

The number they call from appears to be the real Home Office number (020 7035 4848), however this is … Read the rest

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