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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

In News

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

In General

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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10
May

AGM: Voting is now open

In General

Thank you for all the great ideas you submitted to make changes to our Union at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 17 May.

We are delighted to announce that voting is now open on our website for you to rank your favourites. You have until Monday 15 May to make your rankings and the ideas with the most votes will be added to our agenda on the day of the AGM, ready for discussion.

Don’t forget that you will need to register in advance at www.unionsouthampton.org/agm whether you would like to vote in attendance or online on the … Read the rest

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20
Apr

Take the lead: Nominations are open for our Summer Elections

In General

Take the lead on what you care about and nominate yourself for a position in our Summer Elections.

Join the team and become one of our Student Leaders, Faculty Officers, Academic Presidents or Vice-Presidents and Trustees.

From sport to housing, well-being and academic opportunities, join us to improve the student experience across our various campuses.

You can find the full list of roles and nominate yourself NOW at www.unionsouthampton.org/elections.

Nominations have been extended till Wednesday 10 May at 09:00.

What happens next?

Once we have your nominations, we will open voting for you to decide who you think most … Read the rest

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20
Apr

AGM: It’s time to submit your ideas

In General

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is fast approaching on Wednesday 17 May and we are looking for your ideas to discuss on the day.

It can be about absolutely anything you would like to change about our Union – from practical to plain wacky, we’ve heard it all and we’ve made  a number of changes as a result. For example, we made Susu the cat Honorary President as a result of a suggestion from a student at AGM and we’ve included more vegan options in our Union outlets too.

You can submit a suggestion for discussion online before Monday 08 … Read the rest

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03
Mar

Spring Elections Results: A higher voter turnout than 2016!

In General

The Spring Elections results are in!

Thank you to everyone who voted. We had an incredible turnout this year, with 5,963 of you turning out to vote, making up a total of 43,831 individual votes. That works out of 22% of the student population having their say.

Without further ado, here are the results…

Full-Time Officer positions

These are our Full-Time Officers for 2017/18:

Union President – Flora Noble with 2420 votes

Vice President Democracy and Creative Industries – Evie Reilly with 2022 votes

Vice President Welfare – Samantha Higman with 2056 votes

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01
Mar

Spring Elections: Free hot chocolate, candy floss, popcorn and pizza for voters

In General

It’s the third day of our Spring Elections and what a week it has been so far! We’ve heard from the candidates as they spoke to SUSUtv about their manifestos on the Concourse at our Meet the Candidates events, we’ve toured the University campuses with our crew armed with iPads getting votes and we’ve even enjoyed some pancakes as we welcomed a company onto the Redbrick to serve up some of our favourite seasonal tasty treats yesterday.

But if you’re already spent from lent and you’re looking for your next indulgent snack to get you through a day in the … Read the rest

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27
Feb

Spring Elections: Vote Now for the students you want to lead our Union

In General

Voting is now open for our Spring Elections at www.unionsouthampton.org/vote or at one of our physical polling stations across campus.

Midday today saw the start of Voting Week in our Spring Elections, where all current University of Southampton students become eligible to cast their votes for the students that you want to lead our Union for the next academic year. All you need is your Student ID to be able to vote.

The voting period lasts until 16:00 on Friday (03 March).

Make an informed choice by accessing the candidate manifestos at www.unionsouthampton.org/elections and coming along to our Meet The Read the rest

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09
Nov

U.S. Election – Results are in!

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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.

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