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08
Mar

Statement from the Returning Officer

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Statement from the Returning Officer

Spring Elections 2018-19

As Returning Officer, I received and investigated a series of complaints relating to one of the candidates standing for Union President, Henry Hill.

These complaints covered potential breaches of various aspects of the Elections By-law and Guidance, which are in place to ensure free and fair elections with accountable campaigning.  Amongst the complaints was a significant campaign overspend which resulted in extensive social media reach that is otherwise extremely unlikely to have been possible.

Having reviewed the evidence, I find that the candidate was in breach of the By-law and Guidance.   The … Read the rest

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06
Mar

Voting Now Open in Spring Elections! Here’s How to Vote

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Voting is open NOW in our Spring Elections, so make sure you know the process to vote for your preferred candidates!

Voting is open from Wednesday 06 March at 09:00 – Friday 08 March at 16:00.

Step 1: Visit bit.ly/susu_vote

Step 2: Login using your University login details

Step 3: Read candidates key points, then vote for your preferred candidates, putting your favourite at number 1, your next preferred candidate at number 2, etc.

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26
Feb

How does the Union voting process work?

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How does the Union make sure our voting process is fair, and which system do we use? We use the Single Transferable Voting (STV) system, and we will explains how this works below.

In our elections, you don’t vote for one person alone, you can rank the candidates in order of your preference. So, the candidate your most preferred candidate is placed number 1, your second preferred candidate is placed number 2, and so on.
This means your vote isn’t lost once your number 1 candidate is voted out, we can still look to your second and third choices to … Read the rest

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25
Feb

Why should I vote in Union Elections?

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It’s that time of year again and our Spring Elections are in full swing, with candidates currently campaigning to win your votes! But why is it important to vote in Union elections? Let us break it down for you…

Whoever wins represents you – yes, you!

Remember, Sabbatical and Student Officers at the Union represent all students.

It’s simple: you need to make sure the candidates who you think are best to represent you, get the votes. Vote for whoever you think should listen to your feedback, take it to the right people and Make. Change. Happen.

Candidates’ key points

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17
Jan

Spring Elections: Our top tips for candidates

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So, you’ve decided to nominate yourself to represent students in our Spring Elections – that’s great! Take a look at our top tips below for every stage in our elections, from submitting your nomination, to campaigning, and those all-important votes. You can nominate yourself at susu.org/elections or suggest a friend at susu.org/representation/suggest-a-friend.

First up, consider these tips before submitting your nomination…

  • Talk to your course mates to see what problems they have faced as a student. Doing the groundwork before submitting your nomination can help you to have a campaign that speaks to your fellow students.
  • Talk to staff at
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23
Nov

Voting now open in Halls Elections 2018

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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

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11
Oct

Voting for Autumn Elections now open

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Voting for our Autumn Elections is now open. This is your chance to have your say on who will represent you and make your voice heard at University, at your Halls, and in all aspects of student life at Southampton.

Vote for who will be your Course Reps, Faculty Officers, Halls Committee and Zones members. Postgrad students can choose who will be on the Postgraduate Committee and the new Postgraduate Research Reps. WSA students can decide who they would like to be part of the Winchester Committee. There’s also chance to vote on who will hold the Union to account … Read the rest

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02
Mar

Why vote in the Spring Elections?

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The snow should not prevent you from voting – Our online voting system is open until 16:00 today, so you can exercise your right to vote in any circumstances…

Not sure why it’s important? Below are just a couple of reasons (amongst many others) why we think you should take the time to cast your vote:

Why should I vote?

As a Students’ Union, we exist to enrich your life at University and our decisions affect anything from clubs and societies funding to Freshers’ activities, academic and University decisions or implementation of support services across campuses.

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01
Mar

Campus & Union closure due to adverse weather

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The University has announced that all 4 campuses are closing today (see exact details on Sussed), meaning the Union will close as well.

Our buildings (B40 & 42) will be closed from today Thursday 01 March  16:00 and will re-open on Monday 05 March morning.

Please note that voting for Spring Elections remains open online (www.susu.org/vote) until 16:00 tomorrow (Friday 02 March), but Elections Night Live has been cancelled.

Results will be announced on Friday PM (times to be confirmed).

If you have any concerns about elections, please email voting@susu.org

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17
Oct

Voting for Autumn Elections Now Open

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Voting for our Autumn Elections is now open. This is your chance to have your say on who will represent you, make your voice heard and feedback your ideas and concerns to those who can make change happen.

Vote for who will be your Course Reps, Faculty Officers, Halls Committee and Zones members. Postgrad students can choose who will be on the Postgraduate Committee and WSA students can decide who they would like to be their Winchester Campus President and International Officer.

Voting closes on Friday 20 October at 16:00, so make sure you’ve got your votes in by then. … Read the rest

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