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02
Feb

All Student Vote and our next steps

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Following a successful student petition, we conducted an All Student Vote between Monday 10 December and Friday 12 January to gather our members’ opinion on the current restructure of the University. The questions were created in conjunction with the students who submitted the petition, and results were as follows:

Do you believe that there has been full and clear consultation with students on this restructure?

Yes – 325 votes (15%)

No – 1,843 (85%)

 

Do you believe that the Vice-Chancellor’s pay should be cut as part of the restructure?

Yes – 2,035 votes (90.6%)

No – 211 votes (9.4%)… Read the rest

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18
Dec

Humans of SUSU: Alex Teuten, Team GB Cross Country Runner

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Alex Teuten, a member of the University of Southampton Students’ Union Athletics and Cross-Country Club and PhD Chemistry student, recently placed second in the European Cross Country Trials and has therefore qualified to join Team GB! We met with Alex to find out more about his fantastic achievement and what the future holds.

First up we congratulated Alex and asked him how the Cross Country Trials went: “It was the race of my life really, and it went fantastically well.” Alex represented England during the trials and raced against world-class athletes to achieve his qualification to Team GB.

Alex has … Read the rest

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28
Nov

WSA Printing Cost Survey

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Hi everyone, it’s Venny, the WSA Campus President for 2017/18.

As a member of the WSA Student Committee, I strive to represent you as best as possible. I’m here to listen to your concerns, help solve your problems, and enhance your student experience in any way I can, along with the rest of the Committee.

Based on feedback the Union has gathered over a multitude of years, and personal experience, we know first-hand that printing costs are a major issue for the vast majority of students at WSA. Many of you have requested to either have more affordable printing … Read the rest

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13
Nov

Meet the WSA Committee: Erasmus Park Halls President

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We’ve introduced you to our WSA Campus President, International Officer and Welfare Officer, and now it’s time to find out more about Jake, the Erasmus Park Halls President.

What are you studying and what year are you in?

I’m currently studying Fine Art and this is my very first year over at WSA.

What are you most looking forward to about being the Erasmus Park Halls President? What is your main aim?

Well, my main aim will be to keep our students in the loop with everything happening at WSA. I’m a very social person and always willing … Read the rest

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09
Nov

Meet the WSA Committee: International Officer

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In our blog post earlier today, we found out more about Venny, our WSA Campus President. Now it’s time to see what our WSA International Officer, Bridgett, had to say.

What do you study and what year are you in?

I study Fashion Marketing and I’m in my second year.

What are you most excited about as International Officer?

I’m looking forward to ensuring that international students feel included and welcome in the Student’s Union. I hope to assure that proper information regarding the British education system is passed along to students so they feel comfortable in their studies.… Read the rest

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07
Sep

Brand New 44-Seat Bus for WSA Students!

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We are delighted to announce that a brand new 44-seat bus will be replacing the smaller WSA shuttle bus from Monday 18 September.

Following the success of the WSA shuttle bus, and our ongoing lobbying with the University, the University have introduced a larger, more regular bus, that will allow more WSA students to travel between our Highfield and Winchester campuses. This is something which many of you have asked for, so we’re extremely pleased that it has been put into action. The larger bus will enable more WSA students to make the most out of everything we have to … Read the rest

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25
Jul

Graduates: 8 Top Tips for Job Hunting

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Congratulations to all of our recent graduates! This is an exciting time of year (we’re talking selfies with your pals all robed up, holidays, meals out and ciders in the sun) but what happens when it’s time to face reality and begin the job hunt?

Here are 8 of our top tips for you to bear in mind if you’re yet to secure a job.

  1. Don’t let rejection put you off your search. No one likes to be rejected and we understand it can be sad when you don’t make the cut for a role you set your heart on.
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16
May

WSA End of Term BBQ

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We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a WSA End of Term BBQ on Thursday 08 June.

The annual get-together will kick off from 16:00 on the grass in front of the WSA Cafe.

Students can expect crazy golf and music, with food served from 17:30.

Tickets are a bargain at just £5 each, including a burger, kebab and sausage with onions, salad garnish and sauces! Get yours in advance at the WSA Cafe cash desk.

The afternoon is set to be a sizzler, so round up your best friends to celebrate the end of the academic … Read the rest

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10
May

Student starts buying and selling website for University of Southampton students

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Business student Zhanpeng Lim and his business partner, Wenhao Xie, have launched Stradents, a new Gumtree-style selling webpage aimed at University of Southampton students.

The business, founded earlier this year, aims to enable students to purchase and sell their household items.

Students can sign up for free to list the items they want to sell or purchase, listing the contact details they are happy to share as well as their University of Southampton email address.

Zhanpeng explains, “We came up with the idea for the business last summer because as international students, we found that it could be very … Read the rest

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05
May

General Election: Register to vote

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As you may have heard, our Prime Minister has called a Snap General Election, which means the deadline to register to vote is fast approaching.

It’s really important that students have their say, so make sure you register before the following deadlines:

  • Monday 22 May – Deadline to register to vote
  • Tuesday 23 May – Deadline to register for postal or postal proxy vote
  • Wednesday 31 May – Deadline to register for proxy vote
  • Thursday 08 June – Deadline to register to vote on the day or emergency day postal votes

Register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

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