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Student Leader Elections: Vote Now!

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Who should be the next leaders of student fundraising and student media at SUSU? Voting will open from 9am on Wednesday 17th March and you can vote for who you think should fill the following positions:

Vote Now

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Student Leader Election 2021

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Want to be a magazine editor, TV or radio station manager or lead on student fundraising for charity? Use your student voice this year and become a Student Leader or Media Group Head!

Nominations are open for the following part time voluntary positions:

Nominations open Monday 08 March at 09:00, and you can nominate yourself here.  

Nominations close Monday 15 March at 16:00, with voting Wednesday 17 March 09:00 until Friday 19 March 16:00.… Read the rest

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Surge Nominated For 20 I Love Student Radio Awards

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The Union’s student-run radio station, Surge, has been nominated for an incredible 20 Ilove Student Radio Awards.Ā 

Surge received nominations across 4 categories including Best Audience Initiative and Student Radio Team of the Year.

Surge has a long history of winning, at the first National Student Radio Awards in 1996, Radio Glen as Surge was known back then, swept the floor winning Gold, Silver, and Bronze in every category. They … Read the rest

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SUSUtv are Going Live for Charity

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SUSUtv will be broadcasting live for six hours as part of ‘Big Live’, a 24-hour live stream fundraising event on Friday 30 November 2018.

KTV (Kent Union’s student TV station) are hosting a 24-hour live stream for the charity ‘Books 2 Africa‘, which was set up by University of Kent Alumni. KTV are collaborating with Forge TV at the University of Sheffield, and our very own SUSUtv!

The full live stream of Big Live will run from the afternoon of Friday 30 November to the afternoon of the Saturday 01 December. SUSUtv will be broadcasting for a six … Read the rest

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Clubs and Societies: Explained

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You’ve arrived at University of Southampton, and you want to try something new – but with 300+ societies offered here at the Students’ Union it can get a little confusing. Whether it’s our sustainability groups that spark your interest, charity societies or creative industries, there is a club or society for everyone! We’ve put together this handy guide of what to expect from at Bunfight on Wednesday 26 September, 2018…

Performing Arts

Performing Arts encompasses all of our performance societies. They fall into four categories: Theatrical, Dance, Music and Technical. There is no need to be a West … Read the rest

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Media Ball 2018 – the winners

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On Monday 07 May we celebrated another year of fantastic talent, hard work and dedication shown from our student media groups at the Media Ball 2018. This year the ball was held at the Southampton Harbour Hotel and was a very glamorous occasion!


Congratulations to all the students who received Media Ball 2018 Awards. A full list of winners is below:

Best News Coverage: Jake Willis and the Surge News Team

Best Interview: Lydia Pallot Union Election Candidate Interviews (SUSUtv)

Best Review: Sophie Jones’ Twin Peaks Review

Best Broadcast Feature: SUSUtv Fresherā€™s Coverage

Best Print Feature: James … Read the rest

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Surge Win Silver at Student Radio Awards 2017

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Huge congratulations are in order for Surge Radio, our student-run radio station, who won two Silver awards at the 2017 Student Radio Awards: Best Multi-platform Initiative and Best Live Event or Outside Broadcast.

Both awards were for Surge’s brilliant live coverage of the RAG (Raise and Give) 2016 Jailbreak, an event where students aim to travel as far from Southampton as possible without spending any money, fundraising as they go. Surge covered the event live for 36 hours, keeping track of 30 teams on their adventures.

Surge’s Station Manager, Xavier Voight-Hill, says: “It was a fantastic … Read the rest

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Surge Radio broadcasts live show at the legendary Abbey Road Studios

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Surge Radio broadcast a series of specialĀ live sessions at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London on Thursday.

OurĀ student-run stationĀ were recording liveĀ between 12:00-16:00 via their website at www.surgeradio.co.uk.

Local musicians joined the team to perform live on the show, including Portsmouth-based singer-songwriter, Jerry Williams andĀ Will Joseph Cook, an indie solo artist with several million streams on Spotify.

Surge were offered the opportunity to broadcast at the world-renowned studio, following the discovery of a rareĀ ā€˜BTR (British Tape Recorder) Workhouse Tape Machineā€™ found at the station’s previous recording studio at Glen Eyre Halls. The studio … Read the rest

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Surge Radio smash their Comic Relief fundraising target by nearly DOUBLE at 48 Hour Marathon

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Surge Radio has raisedĀ Ā£863.40 for Comic Relief, at their annual 48 hour broadcasting marathon on Thursday – Saturday.

The total nearly doubled their initial fundraising goal of Ā£480 for the charity.

The marathon, which was broadcast live outside the Union building on the Redbrick, startedĀ at 00:00Ā on Thursday, ending 48 hours later at 00:00 on Saturday 25 March.

The shows featuredĀ a series of competitions, on-air challenges, and games, including an appearance fromĀ BBC Radio 1 DJ and Surge alumna, Chris Stark, who tuned in on Thursday morning to offer the team motivation and a donation of Ā£100.… Read the rest

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The Student Film Festival 2017 Launches on Thursday

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The Student Film Festival returns to Union Films this Thursday.

The student-led event is set to begin at 18:00, featuring screenings from the sixteen shortlisted films at the black tie evening.

There are ten awards up for grabs including:

šŸŽ¬Ā Best Film

šŸŽ¬Ā Audience Award

šŸŽ¬Ā Best Director

šŸŽ¬Ā Best Editor

šŸŽ¬Ā Best Cinematography

šŸŽ¬Ā Best Actress

šŸŽ¬Ā Best Actor

šŸŽ¬Ā Best Music

šŸŽ¬Ā Best Sound

šŸŽ¬Ā Best Screenplay

The films will be judged by a panel of students and lecturers from the University’s Film Department including:Ā Hollie Geraghty (Film Editor for The Edge), Ben Robins (Film graduate from the … Read the rest

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