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27
May

Emergency Union Council – Tuesday

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We will be holding an Emergency Union Council meeting on Tuesday 31 May at 19:00 to discuss a motion relating to Thursday’s decision by Democracy Zone Committee as to the date of the referendum on the rebrand.

When the motion is available, you will be able to access it online at www.unionsouthampton.org/meetings/1147.

All students are welcome to attend, although only elected members of Union Council will be able to vote.

The meeting will be held in The Café and will also be streamed online for you to watch.

The meeting was requested under section 4.4 of Rule 2. The … Read the rest

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14
Mar

Union Council tonight – Take a first look at the ideas for the new SUSU brand

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Here at the Students’ Union, we’re completely student-led. Everything we do, every change that gets made, happens because of you. And Union Council is where the magic happens.

Tonight – Take a first look at the ideas for the new SUSU brand

Union Council is the highest decision-making body of the Union – and the next one is tonight at 6pm in the Senate Room, Building 37. Anyone can come along, so why not come and see for yourself what your Union is up to right now, including taking a first look at the ideas for the new SUSU brand.… Read the rest

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18
Jan

For you to have your say…you said, we did!

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As a Students’ Union, we offer you the chance to have your say and shape your Union with elections, voting and opportunities to submit your suggestions and feedback during the year. However, we are always open to improving the platforms that we offer for you to make decisions. Here are some of the ways we have listened to your feedback on democracy in the past year…

 

You Said – “We want a platform where we can directly ask questions to Officers and make changes happen more easily”.

The Students’ Union Did – Last May, we launched the ‘You … Read the rest

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23
Oct

Should the Hartley Library be open 24 hours a day, all-year round? – YOU Decide!

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Approved at Union Council last Monday, we will be holding a referendum on Friday 30th October for students to decide whether they want the Hartley Library at Highfield campus to be open 24 hours a day, year-round.

In response to the increased student intake and in order to ‘reduce library overcrowding’, the University has planned to begin 24-hour opening of the Hartley Library from 2 November 2015 to 5 June 2016. The referendum is a response to the lack of student consultation carried about by the University. The last student consultation on a 24-hour library was run in 2013, when … Read the rest

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13
May

SUSU Annual General Meeting

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Over the last couple of weeks, students have had the chance to vote on which ideas they’d like to see discussed at the upcoming AGM. From 123 ideas, we’ve narrowed it down to 13 Proposals, from a 24-hour gym to free printing for dissertations and final year projects.

 

You can vote online now on the Proposals (and a few amendments) at www.susu.org/change. This is a chance for every student to vote on what the Union should do for the next academic year – so make your vote count! The AGM will also see the approval of the Annual … Read the rest

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12
Jul

Seven things you didn’t know about SUSU

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Did you know that SUSU has a new Instagram account? Include us in your pictures via @SUSUSnaps #SUSUSnaps. We also have a Facebook /YourSUSU and Twitter @YourSUSU account so keep in contact!

 

Did you know that The Bridge at SUSU has a chef, Luke Phillips that has worked in Michelin star restaurant JSW?!

 

Did you know that SUSU displays all its finances on its website? So, if you ever wonder how it allocates its money, you can find out more here: http://www.susu.org/about/facts-and-figures.html

 

Did you know about The Valley Gardens? It’s often a hidden treasure at Southampton. Behind … Read the rest

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06
Jun

Vice President Communities By-Election.

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With news that Oli Coles won’t be taking up the position of VP Communities for the 2014-15 academic year a By-Election is being run to vote in a suitable replacement. With eight candidates pushing forward to claim the VP Communities position this by-election looks set to be an exciting one – Find out who the eight are by heading to http://www.susu.org/running-your-union/elections/2013/by-election/candidates.html

The role itself will be focussing in on representing everyone from the JCRs to international students as well as supporting postgraduates, mature students and student parents. So it is very important that anyone from these groups have a read … Read the rest

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19
May

AGM review

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Another SUSU AGM has been and gone, with enough students participating in voting to make this year’s meeting quorate! The minutes of the meeting and the issues discussed will appear on official channels soon, but in the meantime we can reveal a basic outline of the results, courtesy of a helpful thread in the SUSU Ideas and Open Discussion Group.

1. Stop charging for debit card use in SUSU outlets (1314P14) was referred to Trustees.

2. New seats for the Cube (1314P15) had the amendment accepted and was passed.

3. Delivering for our Student Groups with a Bank of Read the rest

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12
Dec

Winter By-elections results

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The results are in for the Winter By-elections! Following on from over a week of nominations and voting, Giles Howard was elected as the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering (FPSE) Officer.

This role involves the co-ordination of the relevant student academic representatives, working with the aforementioned representatives and the VP Education to represent student views to the University.

Unfortunately, there were no candidates for the other positions up for election.

These included Postgraduate (Taught) Students Officer, Community Volunteering Officer and Outreach (Site) Officer.

We’ll keep you updated on the status of all these positions, but for even more information … Read the rest

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