We know that some of you may not be aware of or see what SUSU have been doing regarding EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) work and more specifically work for our Black students. For us, this is not about virtue signalling or being performative just because this issue is in global media focus. We are committed to proactively pursuing equality and tackling racism. We know we have more work to do, and we always welcome collaboration, but we also wanted to share with you the projects and work we have been doing to this date. As ever, if you’d like … Read the rest
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Your Sabbatical Officers have continued to make positive changes for students throughout lockdown and Term 3, ensuring your voices are being heard during the Coronavirus crisis, and the introduction of online learning and teaching.
Emily, Union President, has said: “I would like to stress my very sincere thanks to all the SUSU and University staff and our course reps who have all been working extremely hard to work on student feedback and come up with solutions to try and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our students. I know not everything has been perfect. But having been involved in many … Read the rest
Statement from the Returning Officer
Spring Elections 2018-19
As Returning Officer, I received and investigated a series of complaints relating to one of the candidates standing for Union President, Henry Hill.
These complaints covered potential breaches of various aspects of the Elections By-law and Guidance, which are in place to ensure free and fair elections with accountable campaigning. Amongst the complaints was a significant campaign overspend which resulted in extensive social media reach that is otherwise extremely unlikely to have been possible.
Having reviewed the evidence, I find that the candidate was in breach of the By-law and Guidance. The … Read the rest
Meet our candidates for the Sabbatical Officer role of Union President on the Redbrick TODAY from 12:00 – 13:00. This is chance to ask them any questions you have on their key points and why you should vote for them.
The responsibilities of Union President include leading the Union, ensuring there’s a Union presence at all our sites, and creating a more sustainable environment. They will oversee all our sites officers, our Halls Officer and Sustainability Officer. You can read the full job description here: Union President.
Voting is NOW OPEN in our Spring Elections! You have until Friday 08 … Read the rest
If you’re thinking of running for the role of Union President, you might want to know what you’ll be working on day-to-day, and what you’re responsible for. Find out more about life as Union President below…
The Union President acts as the figurehead of the Union and is the public spokesperson, representative of all students. They ensure the Union has a strong presence across all University of Southampton campuses and Halls, and represent the views of students at sites to the University. By encouraging feedback from students about sustainability issues and lobbying the University, the President ensures we are doing … Read the rest
Emily Dawes has announced that she is to stand down from her role as Union President with immediate effect.
“After careful consideration I’ve decided that it’s best if I step down from my role.
I sincerely apologise for the offence and disrespect caused by my earlier comments, which were misinformed. I acted impulsively and as such fully accept how careless and hurtful my words were.
I’ve had a wonderful time as President and am sad to be leaving. All my thanks go to everyone who has supported me throughout my Presidency, and I wish the team and … Read the rest
The University of Southampton has been awarded the Silver Teaching Excellence & Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) Panel Award. This is a fantastic achievement which recognises the University’s “priority and focus on delivering a transformative experience that enables and encourages students to excel during their time at the University and to continue their success as graduates throughout their lives.”
The Union would like to take this opportunity to thank our Academic Reps, as their hard work listening to ideas and feedback from students, and ensuring positive student-led changes are made at the University, has played an important part in the University receiving the Silver … Read the rest
Our affiliated Clubs & Societies have been ranked 9th out of 126 in this year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards (up from 27th last year)
Based on the 30,000+ reviews from current students across the UK, this result not only recognises the very large number of clubs and societies we’ve got affiliated (338 groups), 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 … Read the rest
We’re very excited to announce that Southampton has risen from 42nd to 29th in the ‘THE Student Experience Survey 2018’, with particularly good results for “societal experience”.
Societal experience is the metric that measures our impact as a Students’ Union on the student experience.
We provide outstanding opportunities to round out the academic experience and to have jumped twelve places from 33rd (2017) to 21st nationally in this category shows we are moving in the right direction in delivering high level social life opportunities, a real community atmosphere, compelling extracurricular activities/societies and a positive environment on campus/around … Read the rest
Who do you think should lead the Union during 2018/19?
Campaigning in our Spring Elections has now begun for all candidates. The countdown is on to Elections Night Live (Friday 02 March), so candidates will need to win those all important votes (you may have spotted lots of posters around campus!).
It can be tricky to decide who you think is the best person for each role. On Monday SUSUtv live streamed seven Meet the Candidates interviews, to grill each candidate running for a Full-Time Officer role on their key points and how they would implement these, should they … Read the rest