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22
Jul

Meet Your VP Education and Democracy!

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The results are in for our Academic Elections By-Election, and your new VP Education and Democracy is Avila Chidume!

Thank you to everyone who voted – we received 650 votes in this election.

This means your elected Sabbatical Officer team for 2020-21 is:
Union President – Olivia Reed
VP Education and Democracy – Avila Chidume
VP Activities
– Corin Holloway
VP Sports
– Samuel Tweedle
VP Welfare and Community
– Nicole Akuezumba

We’re looking forward to working with Avila soon!… Read the rest

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20
Jul

Academic Elections: Voting Now Open

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The time has come to vote on who you think should be the next VP Education and Democracy! Voting is now open in our Academic Elections until Wednesday 22 July at 16:00.

Vote here: susu.org/vote

Get to know our nine candidates and why they think you should vote for them here: Elections Candidates.

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16
Jul

Who will you vote for in our Academic Elections?

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We have eight candidates in our Academic Elections running for the role of VP Education and Democracy, and today we’re sharing why they think you should vote for them! We have shared every candidate’s key campaign points below, and their full manifestos can be read here: Elections Candidates.

Alexander Beyene

  • Unity in diversity
  • Friendship
  • Student engagement
  • Sustainablity
  • University life Experience

Avila Chidume

  • The university must take accountability for its actions.
  • Student’s mental health must be a priority alongside education.
  • Personal academic tutors require adequate training to support students.
  • Students must be encouraged to pursue interests.
  • Provide students with the
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13
Jul

Meet Your Candidates for VP Education and Democracy!

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We have nine candidates running in our Academic Elections for the role of VP Education and Democracy. They are:

Make sure to read why they think you should vote for them at susu.org/representation/elections-candidates.

Voting opens next Monday 20 July at 09:00, and closes Wednesday 22 July at 16:00.… Read the rest

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08
Jul

Nominations in our Academic Elections close tomorrow!

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Could you be our next VP Education and Democracy? Nominations in our Academic Elections close tomorrow – Thursday 09 July at 16:00.

There’s still plenty of time to nominate yourself, all you need to do is head to susu.org/elections, log in, and tell us “why vote for me” in 500 words or less.

You don’t need any previous experience of volunteering with SUSU to become a Sabb – all you need is passion for representing students and ideas of what you’d like to achieve in your year.

The role is open to all students whether you are Undergraduate, Postgraduate … Read the rest

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29
Jun

Could you be our next VP Education and Democracy?

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Nominations open today in our by-election to find the next VP Education and Democracy! Make sure to put your name forward if you’d like to lead on all things Education and Democracy at SUSU and make positive change for students across the University.

Remember, no previous experience or volunteering with SUSU is required – all you need is passion for representing students and ideas of what you’d like to achieve in your year.

The role is open to all students whether you are Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught or Research. If you’re looking for the next step after your studies, anyone who … Read the rest

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26
Jun

Update on our Sabb team 2020-21

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On Wednesday 01 July, the new Sabbatical Officer team will take office for the academic year 2020/21. However, we have unfortunately been made aware recently that the student elected to the role of VP Education & Democracy will be unable to fulfil the requirements of the role because of their particular visa restrictions.

We will, therefore, be holding a by-election for the role of VP Education & Democracy, which will open on Monday 29 June.

Due to the need to elect someone to this key role as quickly as possible, nominations will be open until Thursday 09 July, and voting … Read the rest

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18
Jun

Successes from your VP Education and Democracy this year

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During her year as VP Education and Democracy, Jo Lisney has achieved lots of positive changes for students. Here we take a look at what she’s worked on this year and her most successful projects!

  • Lecture recordings implemented across all departments. For the last 10 years, SUSU’s VPs for Education have been lobbying the University to invest in ensuring lectures are recorded for students. As time has gone on, more lecturers have taken this practice up, but it was not consistent. This year, Jo was able to research and put together a proposal for the University to consider, and to
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27
May

Recent Successes from your Sabbatical Officers

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Your Sabbatical Officers have continued to make positive changes for students throughout lockdown and Term 3, ensuring your voices are being heard during the Coronavirus crisis, and the introduction of online learning and teaching.

Emily, Union President, has said: “I would like to stress my very sincere thanks to all the SUSU and University staff and our course reps who have all been working extremely hard to work on student feedback and come up with solutions to try and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our students. I know not everything has been perfect. But having been involved in many … Read the rest

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24
Mar

£10,000 Funding Secured for Humanities Textbooks

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Jo Lisney (VP Education and Democracy) and Hartley Library have successfully secured £10,000 for additional Humanities textbooks.

Humanities students can request any books/textbooks they need via the library, and can then borrow them as many times as they need to.

Jo says: “We’ve received a lot of feedback through SSLCs and student surveys about there not being enough copies of Humanities textbooks for students to access – whether that’s due to cost or availability.
SUSU and UoS have heard this and have worked together to secure £10,000 so students can use this fund to offset the cost of their core … Read the rest

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