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11
Oct

Today we say goodbye to an old friend

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We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved member of the Union team, Susu the cat, passed away earlier today. She was our honorary president and feline friend, and will be greatly missed by all our members and staff who met her throughout her years with us.

Susu was always a superstar of the Union, she even made BBC headlines after we announced her as Honorary President! Members loved spotting her on campus and often headed down to her favourite spot near Bar 2 to say hello.

Our President, Flora Noble, comments: “Susu the cat brought love and cuddles … 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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17
Jul

Students Shift 2.3 Tonnes of Stuff

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This summer we asked once again for students to Shift Your Stuff, donating any unwanted clothes, food and household items to us to help protect the environment and support local charities, rather than simply putting items in the bin.

The campaign was a great success and a huge 2.3 tonnes of clothes, bedding, kitchenware and food was donated on campus or left at Portswood collection points – we were even donated a printer!

Pre-sessional students were invited to attend a fundraising event in The Cube on Wednesday 05 July 2017 to stock up on essential items for the year ahead. … Read the rest

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22
May

SUSUtv WIN at the NaSTA Peoples Choice Awards 2017

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It’s been an incredibly successful weekend for our student television station, SUSUtv, who have won an impressive 4 awards at the NaSTA People’s Choice Awards 2017. They were also Highly Commended in another 2 categories.

SUSUtv won in the following categories: On-Screen Talent Award (Tom Pethick), Unsung Hero Award (Dave Williams), Technical Innovation Award (Developing VT Manager) and Content Innovation Award (Women in Sport Live). They were Highly Commended for the Live Award (EU Referendum Live) and the Open Award, for their hilarious piece titled “Where do Snowmen Go in the Summer?”.

Alex Smith, SUSUtv’s Station Manager, says: “SUSUtv … Read the rest

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15
Mar

Logo Redesign Update

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So what’s happened since our last update?

Following the All Student Vote in October where you voted to keep the Union Southampton branding with the SUSU name and the recent ideas survey, we have been busy working on the logo redesign based on your feedback. Many of you said that you would like to see more colour on the building signage and a few of you expressed concerns about the cost of the rebrand previously. Therefore, we have been working with our Graphic Designers to come up with a series of logo designs in-house which you will be able to … Read the rest

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10
May

Welcome to the Brand Launch

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As promised in our last rebrand update, the Facebook event announcing the launch of the new brand is up and the big reveal is just around the corner!

We want to make sure that as many of you are involved in seeing the new brand as possible, so we have arranged to have launches at both Southampton and Winchester – make sure you get down to one of them for what promises to be a great and no doubt, emosh day!

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BRAND LAUNCH AT THE UNION, WINCHESTER
★ Monday 16 May
★ Tuesday 17 May

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03
May

Rebrand: Are you ready for it?

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Since December we have been working on a review and now a rebrand of SUSU.

It’s been quite a journey! We’ve completed surveys and workshops involving both staff members and yourselves and we’ve made visits to Holdens’ branding agency in Manchester to discuss some interesting concepts discussed along the way.

Since our last update, Holdens’ have been working on getting together a set of branding guidelines to help us implement the new brand. This includes how to use the brand in order to reinforce who we are based on everything we learned during our consultation process, which saw 10% … Read the rest

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20
Apr

PGRs: An update from your PGR Officer, Mike

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Hi fellow PGRs,

Just wanted to catch you all up on what’s been happening at the Students’ Union lately.

Intercampus Travel: We’re pleased to confirm that if you’re an interdisciplinary PGR in FNES, FEE or Medicine who travels regularly between University campuses you should now be able to arrange with your graduate school to reclaim your bus fares if they exceed £100 a year. This has been agreed with the Doctoral College and should mean that PGRs in this position should no longer be left significantly out of pocket for what is a research expense.

Mental Health: This is a … Read the rest

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15
Apr

Culture Festival: What’s On

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Culture Festival is nearly upon us, but what can you expect? We have written the timetable for the full week’s activities, not to mention a world map and Mandarin translations which will be located across the different University campuses.

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Sunday 24th April
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HOLI FESTIVAL

★12:00-16:00
★ Redbrick Area, Students’ Union
★Tickets: £3 for Indian Society £4 for Uni of Southampton Students and £5 for everyone else
★ Hosted by: SUSU & India Society
★ Get your tickets from www.susu.org/boxoffice. Tickets released 12 midday on Monday 11th

Come and join us on the Redbrick to celebrate Holi, the … Read the rest

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26
Mar

Wessex Scene Takeover: The History of SUSU (and its media) By Bridie Pearson-Jones

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As Wessex Scene turns eighty years old, the Editor, Bridie Pearson-Jones, has completed her first Union blog takeover to tell us about the history of the SUSU and its student media through the ages. Get in touch with your comments @yoursusu, or contact Bridie directly at editor@soton.ac.uk.

This year has been historic for SUSU. All of its student groups sitting in the Creative Industries Zone have significant birthdays – Wessex Scene turned 80, Union Films turned 50, Surge turned 40, SUSUtv is turning 10, and the Edge 5. SUSU is reviewing their brand this year, after years of apathy … Read the rest

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