Voting is now open in our Halls Elections 2018!
Have your say on who you would like to be part of your Halls Committee, to take your feedback to the Students’ Union, plan exciting events and help make life at Halls the very best it can be!
You can also vote for the next members of the WSA Committee, Postgraduate Officers and Reps, and some Faculty Officers.
Cast your vote here: www.susu.org/vote
Voting is open from Friday 23 November at 09:00 to Monday 26 November at 16:00.… Read the rest
Today marks the start of Voting Week in this year’s Spring Elections – voting opens at 09:00! If you’re a current University of Southampton student, you’re eligible to cast a vote for the students that you want to lead our Union for the next academic year. It’s simple, all you need is your Student ID to be able to vote and head over to www.susu.org/vote, or find a voting station around campus. Don’t forget, if you show us your voting confirmation there will be freebies available for you during the week on campus!
Make an informed choice by accessing … Read the rest
Hello there! My name is Evie Reilly – the Vice-President Democracy & Creative Industries for 2017/18. The end of term may be fast approaching, but we at the Students’ Union have today launched our first All Student Vote of the year.
The University is entering a period of restructure led by the Vice-Chancellor. As part of this, a 7% reduction in staff costs has been announced, with 50 to 75 academic staff posts at risk from across six departments. The University have claimed this restructure will not negatively impact student experience. A shortened version of the report given to Union … Read the rest
As you may have heard, our Prime Minister has called a Snap General Election, which means the deadline to register to vote is fast approaching.
It’s really important that students have their say, so make sure you register before the following deadlines:
- Monday 22 May – Deadline to register to vote
- Tuesday 23 May – Deadline to register for postal or postal proxy vote
- Wednesday 31 May – Deadline to register for proxy vote
- Thursday 08 June – Deadline to register to vote on the day or emergency day postal votes
Register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
If you’re not sure who … Read the rest
It’s that time of year again… *drum roll please* nominations for the Spring Elections 2017 have officially opened today (Monday 30 January)!
If you’re keen to represent the Students’ Union, and would like to become one of our next Full-time Sabbatical Officers, now is your chance to nominate yourself. These are paid positions and you will have the responsibility of overseeing the policy and activity zones, and setting the direction for our Union.
There are 7 positions up for grabs, and just a reminder these are:
- Union President
- VP Democracy and Creative Industries
- VP Education
- VP Engagement
- VP Sports Development
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After months of bitter campaigning, yesterday the U.S. finally went to the polls to choose their 45th President. Last night, as polls closed and counting began, legions of students joined Wessex Scene and Surge at The Stag’s to eagerly await the results. After a nail-biting night, we can now announce that Donald Trump won with 278 against 218 electoral college votes!
A big thank you to Wessex Scene and Surge for their overnight coverage of the results, and to everyone who joined them for the occasion.
Don’t forget to let us know what you make of the results – … Read the rest
Congratulations to everyone who was elected in our Autumn Elections 2016.
The elections were run to offer students the opportunity to run for positions in:
- Student Leader, Zone Open Places, Postgrad Committee and Senate
- Academic President and Vice President
- Course Representatives
You can view the results in full on our website at www.unionsouthampton.org/elections/2016… Read the rest
You have until 13:00 on Friday 21 October to nominate yourself in our Autumn Elections!
Nominate at www.unionsouthampton.org/nominations
Do you want the opportunity to enhance your CV, do something you feel passionately about and improve your student experience all at the same time? Run for one of these positions:
- Senators – Interested in overseeing the political direction of the Union? There are 8 roles available to ensure a better reflection of the whole student body. If you are a post-graduate, part-time, mature, international or EU student or you identify yourself as having a disability, put yourself forward for this role!
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The results are in! 4,831 of you have voted in our all student vote (individual voters). As part of our new democratic structure, we’ve run a series of All Student Votes in order to gain your input on a variety of topics so have a look at the results displayed below.
The “campaign for fair tuition fees” has been voted the most important campaign, followed by the “campaign for mental health and wellbeing”, “campaign for sexual consent awareness” and the “campaign for housing quality”. We are here to provide a fantastic experience to our members and this vote … Read the rest
In just our third nationwide referendum, 52% of the UK yesterday voted to leave the EU in what has been a historical decision in the future of Britain.
London’s stock market began to plunge as the Leave outcome came to light.
David Cameron, who has fiercely supported the Remain campaign, announced earlier today that he will stand down as prime minister in October following his defeat.
Two Labour MPs have also submitted a motion of no confidence in Labour leader and Remain campaigner Jeremy Corbyn.
Meanwhile Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, has announced a second Scottish independence … Read the rest