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21
Jan

Spring Elections: Run for Union President!

In Features, Representation

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

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19
Nov

Emily Dawes to stand down as Union President

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Emily Dawes has announced that she is to stand down from her role as Union President with immediate effect.

 

Emily commented:

“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

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02
Jul

Hello to the new Sabbatical team of 2018-19!

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Today we say a big hello to the new Students’ Union Sabbatical team of 2018-19, and welcome back to the Sabbs who were re-elected in our Spring 2018 elections.

Union President – Emily Dawes

VP Democracy and Creative Industries – Evie Reilly

VP Education – Samuel Dedman

VP Engagement – Fleur Elizabeth Walsh

VP Sports – Steve Gore

VP Student Communities – Emily Harrison

WP Welfare – Isabella Camilleri

The team will be hard at work over the next couple of weeks in training, outlining their Sabb plans for the year, and getting to know each other and the Union … Read the rest

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06
Jun

University of Southampton awarded Silver by TEF Panel

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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 … Read the rest

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20
Apr

SUSU ranked 9th in the UK for Clubs and Societies

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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

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23
Mar

Improving the student experience year on year

In General

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

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21
Feb

Spring Elections campaigning has begun!

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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 win … Read the rest

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05
Jan

Amazon Lockers: an update!

In General

Hi everyone, Flora here!

Today I want to talk about an issue that has come up in many different You Make Change submissions and conversations around campus – Amazon Lockers. You may have noticed that they also came up as an action item during the 2016/17 AGM, meaning that as a Union we are mandated to explore getting Amazon Lockers on campus.

The Story So Far:

Following six You Make Change submissions and the votes at the AGM, we have been talking to the University about the possibility of getting Amazon Lockers on campus. In our opinion many of Read the rest

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21
Dec

Union Senate: an update on Full-Time Officer progress

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Earlier this month, we had our first Senate meeting of the academic year.  One of the main purposes of the Senate is to hold the Sabbatical Officers to account. At each of the meeting, our officers give an update on their plan and students can ask questions about progress.

Union Senate also monitors the work of our Zone Committees, Union Officers and Trustee Board, check considerable expenditure by the Students’ Union and takes decisions on major Union issues. These meetings are open to everyone – any student can speak at and take part in Senate meetings, but only the members … Read the rest

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18
Oct

You Made Change – The Bridge Laptop Free Zone

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Hi everyone – it’s your friendly neighbourhood Union President here with an update on the laptop free zone in The Bridge!

We’ve had a lot of engagement through You Make Change submissions and social media about the laptop-free zone in the Bridge. It’s been so great to have so much feedback on an issue that really matters to students, and it means we can make better decisions that benefit you!

Therefore, from 01 November 2017, The Bridge will be a laptop-free zone between the hours of 11:00 and 14:00, a solution suggested in many of your You … Read the rest

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