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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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01
Dec

Enterprise Fund – 11 applications submitted

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The Union Enterprise Fund exists to help you fund original and innovative events, activities and projects. After receiving an incredible 11 submissions showcasing your great ideas, we are in the process of choosing the most deserving idea for the £500 investment – and as you can see, it is proving quite a challenge:

Applicant 1: The Charge Project, is a solar energy distribution service that will operate in the ultra-poor river islands of Bangladesh. The Charge Project will comprise of a boat network with solar panel arrays mounted to the roof, which will be used to charge battery boxes.

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30
Nov

University Road Closures

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University Road will be closed between 19:00-06:00 on 07, 08 and 09 December.

The area between the pelican crossings in front of the crescent will be affected, but the safety bus will still be running.

If you are at uni or attending the Christmas Ball or Karaoke, you can catch the safety bus in the coach bay where the WSA shuttle bus stops (next to the Interchange area).

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24
Oct

Halloween Big Night Out – Wristband collection information

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WRISTBAND COLLECTION FOR TICKETS BOUGHT FROM THE UNION SOUTHAMPTON BOX OFFICE (unionsouthampton.org/boxoffice):

• Wristbands can only be collected on Monday 31 October from 14:00
• There will be designated staff between 14:00 – 19:00 in Building 42 reception area, distributing wristbands
• UoS students can collect any time from 14:00 – 23:00 when The Union reception closes, but they are advised to collect between 14:00 – 19:00
• Students must bring their Student ID to collect, as this will be used to verify all orders
• Union Box Office tickets do not permit entry into the event –
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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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23
Mar

Brand Review Update

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The last couple of weeks have been a great step forward in rebranding the Union.

We would like to thank you all for filling out the survey and coming to our various rebrand workshops last month. 2,500 (10%) of you got involved to tell us what you thought and a further 150 of you came to the Ted’s Talk events hosted by Holdens’ in January.

As you may know from our last update, some of the Students’ Union team including our in-house designers, spent two days in Manchester visiting Holdens’ HQ at the end of last month to come up … Read the rest

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08
Mar

Keep yourselves safe

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It is important to maintain you and your friends personal safety around campus and halls.  Please keep in mind the following safety tips:

  • #TakeAMate – Avoid walking home alone at night, walk with a friend
  • Avoid dark alleyways and always walk along main roads that are well lit
  • Book a registered taxi company (or the safety bus on journeys back from Highfield). We work in partnership with Radio Taxis on the Safe Taxi Scheme, where you can get home safely even when you don’t have any money on you.
  • Notify security at your halls of residence if you see
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03
Mar

PGR Committee Guest Blog: “I wish I had branched out and made more friends in my twenties”

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Check out the first guest blog from our Community Engagement Officer, Ben Yarnall, who is a member of the Postgraduate Research Committee…

Great news everyone! This weekend marks the first attempt, in my stay at the University of Southampton, of an open postgraduate event.

The presence of a postgraduate society for biological scientists was a great help to me in the first year of my PhD. I did not study here for my undergraduate degree and had no existing friends in the area. Having people to play socialise with from the word go at least distracted me from the daunting … Read the rest

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18
Feb

Grad Ball update!

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If you filled out our Grad Ball survey, you’re probably wondering what we’re doing with your comments. We want to keep you in the loop every step of the way…so here’s a quick update!

Based on those of you who nominated yourselves, we have now formed a Grad Ball Committee to get you involved in the whole process and ensure that you get the uni send off you want!

The Committee are busy working away collating your survey results into ideas for the ball…so watch this space and keep your eye out for more details on our social media pages.… Read the rest

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18
Dec

SUSU brand review update: We have appointed Holdens’ agency

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Recently we told you that we were reviewing different areas of the Students’ Union in line with our Vision 2020, a strategic plan designed to position us as one of the top students’ unions in the UK by 2020. Here is a key update on the SUSU brand review…

Why do we need a brand review?

The decision to review the SUSU brand is a logical and important part of the change process as we commit to gaining a deeper understanding of our 23,000 strong membership, which includes a large population of mature and international students.

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