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24
Jun

UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum

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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

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23
Jun

Today’s the day…

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After months of campaigning and debating, the big day is finally here. Make sure you get down to your local polling station, open until 22:00 tonight, to have your say and vote in what will be one of the biggest decisions of this generation.

If you’re still undecided, click here for more facts from both sides of the argument and why we, as your students’ union, believe that remaining IN is the best choice for YOU.

To hear more about how our EU membership benefits you, watch the following video from your Full-Time Officers and honorary President:

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02
Jun

Eddie Izzard #StandUpForEurope – A look back

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“My message to all students is please register [to vote] by the 07 June. That is the date, because otherwise older people will be deciding your future for you on the 23 June. You’ve got to register by the 07 June. It’s your decision. It’s your life. You’re going to have a big long future. The opportunities in Europe are there for you. Low cost flights, free roaming charges, healthcare all across Europe is right there now. It could be taken away from you so get registered before the 07 June and vote remain on the 23 June”.

  • Eddie Izzard,
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27
May

Emergency Union Council – Tuesday

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We will be holding an Emergency Union Council meeting on Tuesday 31 May at 19:00 to discuss a motion relating to Thursday’s decision by Democracy Zone Committee as to the date of the referendum on the rebrand.

When the motion is available, you will be able to access it online at www.unionsouthampton.org/meetings/1147.

All students are welcome to attend, although only elected members of Union Council will be able to vote.

The meeting will be held in The Café and will also be streamed online for you to watch.

The meeting was requested under section 4.4 of Rule 2. The … Read the rest

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17
May

Movie Night at Erasmus Park

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Our You Are More Than campaign is now in full swing and some of you may already have enjoyed events including Meet the Farm Animals, Meet the Guide Dogs and our trip to Southampton’s gaming café, Board in the City.

But we’ve still got plenty more planned to keep you stress free and remind you that You Are More Than your studies. And what better way to chill out than with a good movie and a free supply of popcorn?!

We’re holding a Movie Night at Erasmus Park on Friday 27 May. Come along to the Common Room from 7pm Read the rest

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12
May

#SotonAGM Round Up

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We held our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at The Bridge yesterday (11 May), where you got to openly discuss and vote on the ideas you submitted as part of ‘Change One Thing’.

How did it go?

The AGM was our most successful yet, with a record breaking number of ideas submitted by students (161) and the highest number of student submitted policies (19) than ever before!

Students were able to vote online at www.susu.org/change to make decisions during the AGM and the whole meeting was live streamed by our very own SUSUtv, which meant that you could have your … Read the rest

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11
May

EU Referendum: BritaIN or BrEXIT?

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Not sure whether to vote BritaIN or BrEXIT? Here are some of the facts to help you make an informed decision…

Reasons to remain according to Britain Stronger in Europe:

  • 3 million UK jobs are linked to our trade with the EU
  • The UK gets £66 million of investment every day from EU countries
  • For every £1 we put into the EU, we get almost £10 back through increased trade, investment, jobs, growth and low prices
  • Worker’s rights are protected by the EU, such as paid maternity leave and guaranteed holiday leave
  • EU laws protect women’s rights, including equal
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13
Apr

Register to vote in the EU Referendum!

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You will need to register to vote for the EU Referendum before the 7th June, or by the 18th April, if you are interested in voting in local elections as well. Make sure you have your say and register to vote here.

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02
Apr

Summer Elections: Your chance to lead

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If you found yourself thinking about running in the Spring Elections, but for whatever reason didn’t, we are giving you another chance! We understand that January was a busy time with exams, so we are holding Summer Elections to give you another opportunity to run your Students’ Union with hundreds of different roles including:

  • Student Leaders

Our Student Leaders are senior part-time officers who lead on various areas of the Union’s work. We’ve got several positions still available from the Spring Elections, so if there’s something you might be interested in, give it a go!

  • Academic Presidents/Vice-Presidents

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14
Mar

Union Council tonight – Take a first look at the ideas for the new SUSU brand

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Here at the Students’ Union, we’re completely student-led. Everything we do, every change that gets made, happens because of you. And Union Council is where the magic happens.

Tonight – Take a first look at the ideas for the new SUSU brand

Union Council is the highest decision-making body of the Union – and the next one is tonight at 6pm in the Senate Room, Building 37. Anyone can come along, so why not come and see for yourself what your Union is up to right now, including taking a first look at the ideas for the new SUSU brand.… Read the rest

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