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SUSU to host event discussing UCU Strike Action

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An event is being hosted from 3pm on Friday 15 October in the concourse (reception area of building 42) looking at the UCU (University and College Union) and why they have decided to take 8 days of strikes from the 25 November.

This will be attended by UCU members working at the University and will be aimed at helping you understand why industrial action is happening and how it might affect you. The event will be an open forum with a Q&A.

We will be putting the question of whether you support these strikes to a vote at our AGM … Read the rest

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Students’ Union-University Relationship Agreement Signed

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The first ever SUSU-University networking event was held on Tuesday and concluded with the signing of the agreement that defines how SUSU and the University will work together to transform the lives of every student on all campuses.

The agreement states:

“The University has established that there will be a recognised Union of Students in its Statutes. The Union has fulfilled that role since before the University Charter was established. The two parties have always enjoyed positive and respectful relationships. Moving forward we wish to strengthen those relationships at all levels of both organisations and see this agreement as an Read the rest

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Your New Faculty Officers for 2019/20

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Hello there!

I am your new VP Education & Democracy for the coming academic year 2019-20. However, this is about not about me. As part of representing your academic interest, we have your Faculty Officers and Joint Honours Officer who are here to make your time at university a blast.

Now without further ado….

My name is Bailey Williams, your Joint Honours Officer for the 2019/20 academic year. I’m a third year Modern History & Politics student originally from Portsmouth. Previously in my time at the University, I’ve contributed to both student-run magazines and been representing the student body as … Read the rest

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SCA and SUSU launch Sexual Assault Survey

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*Content Warning: Mention of sexual assault and rape*

The Sexual Consent Awareness (SCA) society alongside SUSU, have recently launched a university wide survey to better understand sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape at the University.

The anonymous questionnaire looks to explore the need for “more adequate policies against sexual assault for students, more accessible support systems for students to access, and a harder line on condemning all forms of sexual assault and harassment at University.”

President of SCA Laura, says “We want to ensure all students are safe at university. The survey is important to SCA … Read the rest

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What to pack for university (and what to leave behind)

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Congratulations, you’ve secured a place at University! Now the excitement and nerves of moving to a new city begins.

It can be tricky to know what’s needed in your student home. For many of you this is the first experience of fending for yourself and it’s easy to pack too much, or forget something important. We’re here to help! Check if you’ve packed:

Important documents. A form of ID, your University admissions letter, accommodation documents, bank details and bank card, and some passport-sized photos.

Device charger cables. Think they’re packed? Check again.

Winter clothes. Cold weather will be here … Read the rest

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Get your voice heard to help the University to improve the student experience

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The university currently has a number of key surveys out at the moment, designed to improve the student experience across a range of areas.

Whether you are a PGR, PGT or an undergrad, make sure you get your voice heard by completing one of the following surveys:

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is the only UK higher education sector-wide survey to gain insight from postgraduate research students about their learning and supervision experience. The feedback from this survey will help to improve the experience for our postgraduate research students.If you are a PGR … Read the rest

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Graduation: How to Get Your Hands on Robes and Mortarboards

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Graduation is on the horizon! We can’t wait to come together and celebrate this momentous occasion as you receive your well-earned academic degree. This is an exciting event, but we understand that you might be a little confused about how to get your hands on that fancy robe and mortarboard we’re sure you’ve always longed to wear.

Without the correct attire, you’ll not be allowed to attend the ceremony, and we definitely don’t want that!

You have to place your order online from J. Wippell & Co Ltd. This is our official – and ONLY – supplier, and you … Read the rest

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iSolutions Launch Wifi Survey

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What do you make of the wifi around campus?

As students, you use the internet everyday to study, socialise, do banking and pay bills. That’s why you should have your say on the University’s iSolutions survey.

iSolutions are asking for student feedback on the wireless internet service, so they are able to make improvements as part of a bigger project over the next year.

The survey takes just a few minutes to complete and you can do it online here before Friday 07 April.

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Graduation Ball comes to our Union on Saturday 10 June

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Saturday 10 June sees the return of our annual Graduation Ball, where we will celebrate our final year members’ graduation at the Union, Highfield campus.

The evening will be your night to look back over your time here at University and make even more everlasting memories.

Our Grad Ball Committee, made up of a group of seven students from across the University, have taken a central role in the organisation of the night, choosing everything from the venue to the theme, which will be revealed shortly!

Stay tuned as we will be announcing more information as the evening draws … Read the rest

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Academic Awards – Last Chance to Nominate

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Who do you think has gone that extra mile academically?

Perhaps you know a lecturer, Personal Tutor, or Academic Rep that has inspired you or really gone out of their way to support you in your studies. If you think they deserve recognition, why not nominate them for an Academic Award.

We’re hosting our annual invitation-only ceremony on Thursday 11 May at The Cube, where we will be wearing our best finery to celebrate the academic achievements of University staff and our Academic Reps.

You can nominate a deserving person before midnight on Wednesday 15 March to receive an award … Read the rest

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