We are SUSU, your Student’s Union made up of students, opportunities, places and volunteers; a team. At the helm of our team we have our sabbatical officers. Now, that’s all well and good, but what actually are sabbatical officers, who are they and what do they do?
In this instalment, we will be explaining the roles and aims of our final three Sabbatical Officers.
Corin Holloway – VP Activities
Corin loves societies. A member of 39 societies (many of which have a focus on social justice and environmental issues) and on many committees, activities are not only Corin’s role but … Read the rest
Nominations are now open in our Spring Elections until Wednesday 12 February, and one of the roles you can run for is VP Sports.
Do you enjoy working with sports clubs and want to develop a better sporting experience for students? This might be the role for you! All it takes is one great idea and lots of passion for the role – remember, change starts with you.
Meet our candidate for the Sabbatical Officer role of VP Sports on the Redbrick TODAY from 12:00 – 13:00. This is chance to ask them any questions you have on their key points and why you should vote for them.
The responsibilities of VP Sport include leading the Athletic Union, developing sport performance and encouraging participation in Sport. They will oversee our Athletic Union, Sports Participation and Intramural Officers. You can read the full job description here: Vice President Sports.
Voting is NOW OPEN in our Spring Elections! You have until Friday 08 March at 16:00 to have your say: … Read the rest
If you’re thinking of running for the role of VP Sports, you might want to know what you’ll be working on day-to-day, and what you’re responsible for. Find out more about life as one of our Sabbatical Officers below…
VP Sports supports the running of the Athletic Union Clubs by acting as President of the Athletic Union. They represent the institution within the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and lead on the Union’s annual Varsity event, AU Ball and other sports events throughout the year. They lead on campaigns to encourage healthy and active lifestyles for all students as … Read the rest
Hi everyone, Steve Gore, your 2018-19 VP Sports here!
01 August 2017 marked an important date for the roughly 9,000 students that use Sport and Wellbeing facilities at the University of Southampton. This was the date when Sport and Wellbeing introduced a new tiered membership system and departed from their “one size fits all” business model, primarily in an effort to manage the overcrowding of the gym in Jubilee Sports Centre.
Students who have been awarded Athletic Union (AU) Colours by the Students’ Union for a high level of sporting success or dedication to a club will now have their award announced during their graduation ceremony and within the ceremony programme.
The Union and the University of Southampton have recently confirmed completion of a joint initiative designed to recognise the numerous achievements of our dedicated Team Southampton athletes and the amount of hours they put into sports clubs alongside their studies.
The project was conceived by our VP Sports, Steve Gore, and the Vice Chancellor of the University at the … Read the rest
On Friday 04 May Team Southampton celebrated another fantastic year of sporting achievements at the AU Awards and Ball 2018, held at St Mary’s Stadium. It was a glamorous night where students enjoyed a three-course meal followed by the AU Awards ceremony and a fantastic after party, with Drop Division providing the tunes until the early hours.
It’s been another fantastic year for Team Southampton from our Varsity win against Portsmouth to the hard work and dedication shown from our athletes both on and off the pitch.
The Union has recently invested in new equipment for some of our water sports teams, in collaboration with the University of Southampton. We have purchased new kayaks for the Canoe Polo Club and worked alongside the University in their purchase of new starting blocks for Jubilee swimming pool.
Our Athletic Union invested in a fleet of ten new kayaks for the Canoe Polo Club. As the sport is played 5-a-side, this means the club can now train together with new kayaks suitable for indoor use.
The Jubilee Swimming Pool will soon have new swimming start blocks thanks to investment from … Read the rest
Who do you think should lead the Union during 2018/19?
Campaigning in our Spring Elections has now begun for all candidates. The countdown is on to Elections Night Live (Friday 02 March), so candidates will need to win those all important votes (you may have spotted lots of posters around campus!).
It can be tricky to decide who you think is the best person for each role. On Monday SUSUtv live streamed seven Meet the Candidates interviews, to grill each candidate running for a Full-Time Officer role on their key points and how they would implement these, should they … Read the rest
In last week’s blog we gave you some more information about the VP Engagement and VP Education roles. Today we’re rounding it off with some information about the roles of VP Communities, VP Sports and VP Democracy and Creative Industries (DCI).
Passionate about inclusivity? Interested in different cultures?
Working with the Student Communities Coordinator, this role consists of raising awareness of multiculturalism in Southampton and celebrating diversity across campuses. You’ll be working closely with relevant Student Leaders and staff members to deliver the Union’s campaigns and projects at all sites. You will ensure that the voices of our students … Read the rest